Ibn Abi l-Khattab
|Ibn Abi l-Khattab|
|Full Name||Muhammad b. al-Husayn b. Abi l-Khattab Zayd al-Zayyat al-Hamdani al-Kufi|
|Companion of||Imam al-Jawad (a), Imam al-Hadi (a), and Imam al-Hasan al-'Askari (a)|
|Well Known As||Ibn Abi l-Khattab|
|Wellknown Relatives||'Abd al-'Aziz al-Ash'ari al-Qummi|
|Works||Kitab al-tawhid,Kitab al-ma'rifa wa al-bada',Kitab al-radd 'ala ahl al-qadar|
Abū Jaʿfar, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥusayn b. Abī l-Khaṭṭāb Zayd Zayyāt al-Ḥamdanī al-Kūfī(Arabic: ابوجعفر، محمد بن الحسین بن ابي الخطاب زید الزیّات الهمداني الکوفي) (d. 262/876), known as Ibn Abī l-Khaṭṭāb (إِبْن أَبي الخَطّاب), was an Iranian Shi'a muhddith.
Name and Family
He was a descendant of 'Abd al-'Aziz b. al-Muhtadi b. Muhammad b. 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Ash'ari al-Qummi.
Al-Najashi mentioned his name, title, nickname, his father's name and his lineage as follows: "Muhammad b. al-Husayn b. Abi l-Khattab Abu Ja'far al-Zayyat al-Hamdani".
Also, al-Hilli mentioned his name like al-Najashi did, except that he –apparently by mistake- mentioned "Abi l-Husayn" instead of "al-Husayn"; but what the majority of early and later authors has emphasized is al-Njashi's statement.
Companionship of Three Imams (a)
According to Mamaqani, he was a companion of three Imams i.e. Imam al-Jawad (a), Imam al-Hadi (a), and Imam al-'Askari (a). His chain of narrators reaches previous Imams to Imam 'Ali (a) by three to six persons.
- Kitab al-tawhid
- Kitab al-ma'rifa wa l-bada'
- Kitab al-radd 'ala ahl al-qadar
- Kitab al-imama
- Kitab al-lu'lu'a
- Kitab wasaya l-A'imma (a)
- Kitab al-Nawadir
It has been reported from Ibn Abi l-Khattab, himself, that he also had other works.
- Ibn Qulawayh, Kamil al-ziyarat, p. 37.
- Al-Najashi, Rijal, p 236
- The material of this article is mainly taken from ابن ابی الخطاب in Farsi WikiShia.