Humran b. A'yan
|Humran b. A'yan|
|Companion of||Imam al-Baqir (a) • Imam al-Sadiq (a)|
|Teknonym||Abu l-Hasan and Abu Hamza|
|Wellknown Relatives||Zurara (brother)|
Ḥumrān b. Aʿyan (Arabic:حُمران بن أعيَن) is a Shi'a hadith narrator of the 2nd/8th century and one of the eminent companions of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a). His brother, Zurara, is one of the most famous Shi'a hadith narrators.
In addition to narrating hadith, Humran was an expert in the science of al-qira'a, Arabic syntax and lexicology, fiqh and Kalam. Aside from Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a), his masters in hadiths are 'Amir b. Wathila, Abu Harb b. Abu l-Aswad and 'Ubayd b. Nudayla, who are all Sunni.
Both Shi'a and Sunni have narrated hadiths from Humran b. A'yan. This has led to disagreements about his reliability.
Kunya and Lineage
Companionships with Imams
Humran was one of the companions of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a). He also has seen Imam al-Sajjad (a). Muwahhidi Abtahi said that he did not know any Hadith that Humran had narrated form Imam al-Sajjad