List of the Companions of Imam al-Sadiq (a)

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Al-Shaykh al-Tusi mentioned the name of 3200 people as the transmitters of hadiths from Imam al-Sadiq (a). Ibn 'Uqda, among Zaydi scholars, mentioned the number of transmitters of hadiths from Imam al-Sadiq (a) four thousand people.

Some of them are as follow:

Shi'a

Twelver

People of consensus
  1. Jamil b. Darraj; (b. before 128/746, d. ?), an outstanding Shi'a hadith transmitter, hadith scholar, and faqih of the 2/8century.
  2. 'Abd Allah b. Bukayr; one of the chiefs of Al A'yan. He is known for his knowledge and reliability. Although he is a member of Fatahiyya sect, no one has doubted his reliability in narration of hadith.
  3. 'Abd Allah b. Muskan; (d. before 183/799) known as Ibn Muskan was a companions of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a). He lived in Kufa.
  4. Aban b. Uthman al-Ahmar; (fl. 2nd/8th century), was a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a). He was familiar with Arabic history, literature, and genealogy. He wrote a book on the biography of the Holy Prophet (s).
  5. Hammad b. 'Uthman; (d. 190/805-6), a Shi'a Hadith scholar, narrator, and jurist of the 2nd/8th century.
  6. Hammad b. 'Isa; (d. 209/824-825) was an Imami hadith scholar and jurist of the 2nd/8th century.
  7. Zurara b. A'yan; (b. c 70/690 - d. 150/767) was one of the greatest Shi'a faqihs and theologians, and among the close companions of Imam al-Baqir (a), Imam al-Sadiq (a), and Imam al-Kazim (a).
  8. Burayd b. Mu'awiya al-'Ijli; one of the Shi'a faqihs of the first half of 2nd/8th century, and one of the companions of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a).
  9. Muhammad b. Muslim; (d. 150/767-768) was a prominent companion of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a).
  10. Ma'ruf b. Kharrabudh; among narrators who have been mentioned as reliable both by Shi'a and Sunni scholars.
  11. Al-Fudayl b. Yasar; a companion of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a) and one of the People of Consensus. The scholars of rijal have regarded al-Fudayl as a jurist, exegete, and a reliable hadith transmitter.
  12. Abu Basir al-Asadi; an Imamiyya figure in Kufa and a companion of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a). He is also said to have been a companion of Imam Musa al-Kazim (a).
Faqih
  1. Humran b. A'yan; one of the eminent companions of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a). He was an expert in the science of al-qira'a, Arabic syntax and lexicology, fiqh and kalam.
  2. Ibn Udhayna; a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a).
  3. Jabir b. Yazid al-Ju'fi; one of Tabi'un and an outstanding companion of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a).
  4. Hariz b. 'Abd Allah al-Sajistani; He had several books, which were counted amoung al-Usul al-arba'ami'a. Most of his hadiths are on prayer.
  5. Sayf b. 'Amira al-Nakha'i; a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a) from Kufa. He composed an elegiac poem about Imam al-Husayn (a) and wrote a collection of hadiths.
  6. Ibn Abi Ya'fur; He was accepted as a reliable hadith narrator by Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a). Also he is admired and praised in a number of hadiths.
  7. 'Ubayd Allah b. 'Ali al-Halabi; the author of book al-Jami' or al-Kitab.
  8. Layth b. Bukhturi al-Muradi
  9. Aban b. Taghlib; a man of literature, reciter and commentator of the Qur'an, fiqh and hadith scholar. he narrated about 30,000 hadiths from Imam al-Sadiq (a).
  10. Dawud b. Kathir al-Raqqi; companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a), and Imam al-Rida (a). He transmitted many hadiths concerning theology, fiqh, the exegesis of the Qur'an, and ethics.
  11. Bukayr b. A'yan; one of companions of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a).
  12. Tha'laba b. Maymun; a companion of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a) and Imam Musa al-Kazim (a).
  13. Khalid b. Madd al-Qalanisi; an Imami transmitter of hadiths and a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a).
  14. Dawud b. Sirhan
  15. 'Ali b. Yaqtin; a faqih and theologian among the companions of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a) and Imam Musa al-Kazim (a) and a reliable vizier of Abbasid Dynasty.
  16. Sulayman b. Mahran al-A'mash
Theologian
  1. Humran b. A'yan
  2. Hisham b. al-Hakam; one of the companions of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a).
  3. Mu'min al-Taq; an expert in theology (kalam) and apologetic debates. Most of the works attributed to him are theological. However, he is reported as having debates in fiqh (jurisprudence) with Abu Hanifa.
  4. Hisham b. Salim al-Jawaliqi; a student and companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a). His expertise in theology was more than in jurisprudence.
  5. Dawud b. Kathir al-Raqqi
  6. 'Ali b. Yaqtin
Exegete
  1. Jabir b. Yazid al-Ju'fi
  2. Aban b. Taghlib
Others
  1. Aban b. Abi 'Ayyash; a companion of Imam al-Sajjad (a), Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a). He was regarded as a true virtuous and religious man by everyone including Sunni Muslims.
  2. Hamza b. Habib
  3. Khalid b. 'Abd al-Rahman al-'Attar
  4. Khalil b. Ahmad al-Farahidi
  5. Zakariyya b. Idris; known as Abū Jarīr al-Qummī, a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a). His grave is in Shaykhan Cemetery in Qom.
  6. Yaqtin b. Musa al-Baghdadi; (d. 186/802) was a Shi'a muhaddith and an agent of the Abbasid Caliphate.
  7. Jabir b. Hayyan; a Shi'a scientist of the 2nd/8th century. A great collection of works in alchemy, philosophy, medicine, mathematics, astronomy and music is attributed to him.
  8. Khalid b. Abi Isma'il al-Kufi; He was also the author of one of the Usul of Shi'a.
  9. Khalid b. Jarir al-Bajali; A number of Ashab al-Ijma' (People of Consensus) including al-Hasan b. Mahbub has narrated hadiths from him.
  10. Safwan b. Mihran al-Jammal; He appears in the chains of transmitters of many hadiths, ziyarahs, and supplications, such as Ziyarah al-Arba'in, Ziyarah al-Warith, and Supplication of 'Alqama.
  11. Abu l-Rabi' al-Shami
  12. Khuthayma b. 'Abd al-Rahman
  13. Dawud b. Farqad
  14. 'Abd Allah b. Maymun al-Qaddah
  15. Fadl b. 'Abd al-Malik al-Baqbaq
  16. Al-Khallad al-Sindi
  17. Dawud b. Nu'man; a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a), and Imam al-Rida (a).
  18. 'Abd al-Hamid b. Bukayr
  19. 'Umar b. Bukayr
  20. 'Abd al-A'la b. Bukayr
  21. Sa'ida; among the women of virtues and a concubine of Imam al-Sadiq (a) who was later freed by him (a). In Shi'a books of rijal, she is mentioned among transmitters of hadith. She learned hadith from Imam al-Sadiq (a).
  22. Khaythama b. 'Abd al-Rahman; one of the famous figures of Al Abi Sabra. Khaythama met many sahaba and has narrated hadith from some of them. There are some hadiths indicating that Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a) had trust in him. Great hadith narrators such as Ibn Muskan and Abu Basir have narrated hadiths from him.
  23. Durust b. Abi Mansur; a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a). He also has narrated hadith from the eminent Shi'a muhaddiths. Some members of people of consensus such as: Ahmad b. Muhammad al-Bazanti, al-Hasan b. Mahbub, 'Abd Allah b. Bukayr, and Yunus b. 'Abd al-Rahman have narrated hadith from him.
  24. Al-Sayyid al-Himyari; among famous Shi'a poets who composed many poems in defense of Shi'a.
Agents
  1. 'Abd al-Malik b. A'yan; known as Abu Durays (أبوضُرَیس) was one of the chiefs of Al A'yan and among the special and trustworthy companions of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a).
  2. Humran b. A'yan
  3. Mu'alla b. Khunays; a transmitter of hadiths and a financial deputy of Imam al-Sadiq (a) who was killed at the command of Abbasid officials in 131/748.

Jarudiya

  1. Abu l-Jarud; a companion of Imam al-Baqir (a) and Imam al-Sadiq (a). He was the founder of the first Zaydi sect, that is, Jarudiyya.

Waqifiya

  1. Dawud b. Husayn; al-Shaykh al-Tusi and Ibn 'Uqda mentioned that he was a Waqifi. He was a friend of Abu l-'Abbas Fadl b. 'Abd al-Malik al-Baqbaq – a renowned companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a)– and has narrated his book.
  2. 'Ali b. Abi Hamza al-Bata'ini; (d. circa 200/815) is a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a) and one of the heads of Waqifiya.
  3. Yahya b. Qasim al-Hadhdha' al-Waqifi
  4. Muhammad b. Abi Mansur al-Wasiti

Ghulat

  1. Abu l-Khattab; the founder of the Ghali sect of Khattabiyya. He was also among the revolutionist of the begging of the Abbasid era.

Sunni

  1. Abu Hanifa; (b. 80/699 - d. 150/767) was a scholar of fiqh and kalam in Kufa and the founder of Hanafiyya, one of the four sects of Sunni Islam.
  2. Sufyan b. 'Uyayna; (b. 107/725-6 – d. 198/813-4) was a scholar in hadith and fiqh. He met more than 80 of the Followers and heard hadiths from them.
  3. Hasan al-Basri
  4. Malik b. Anas
  5. Sufyan al-Thuri
  6. Wasil b. 'Ata
  7. Fudayl b. 'Ayad
  8. Khalid b. Abi Karima; a transmitter of Imam al-Baqir's (a). In Sunni hadith collections, there are hadiths narrated by him from the Holy Prophet (s).
  9. Abu Bakr b. 'Ayyash