Ishaq b. Imam al-Sadiq (a)
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|Ishaq b. Imam al-Sadiq (a)|
|Name||Ishaq b. Ja'far|
|Father||Imam al-Sadiq (a)|
|Place(s) of Residence||Egypt|
|Children||Muhammad, al-Hasan, and al-Husayn|
|Place of Burial||Egypt|
Isḥāq b. Jaʿfar (Arabic: اسحاق بن جعفر) well-known as al-Mu'taman (المؤتمن) was the son of Imam al-Sadiq (a). He was a virtuous, benefactor, devotee, and pious man. Many hadiths has been narrated from him. He believed in Imamate of his brother, Imam al-Kazim (a) and also nephew, Imam al-Rida (a). His wife was Sayyida Nafisa, the daughter of al-Hasan b. Zayd b. Imam al-Hasan (a). It is said that he was buried in Egypt.
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His Wife and Children
Ishaq had three sons: Muhammad, al-Hasan, and al-Husayn.
It is said that Ishaq's appearance was similar to the Prophet Muhammad (s).
Also it is said that he was called Ishaq al-Hazin (sad) because he never laughed in front of people.
He believed in the imamate of his brother, Musa b. Ja'far (a) and narrated some hadiths from his father regarding the imamate of his brother. Yet, after the demise of Imam al-Sadiq (a), a group of people called him Imam and refused Imamate of Imam Musa al-Kazim (a).
- The material of this article is mainly taken from اسحاق بن جعفر in Farsi WikiShia.