Muhammad b. Ja'far al-Sadiq

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Descendant of Imam
Muhammad b. Ja'far al-Sadiq
امامزاده دیباج در دامغان.jpg
tomb attributed to him in Damqan, Iran.
Name Muhammad b. Ja'far al-Sadiq (a)
Father Imam al-Sadiq (a)
Mother Hamida
Spouse(s) Khadija bt. 'Abd Allah b. al-Hasan
Demise 203/818-9
Place of Burial Khurasan

Muḥammad b. Jaʿfar (Arabic: محمد بن جعفر) (d. 203/818-9), well known as Muḥammad al-Dībāj (محمد الدیباج), was one of the children of Imam al-Sadiq (a). He revolted against Abbasids in 199/814-5; but he was captured by al-Ma'mun. Muhammad died in Khurasan and al-Ma'mun performed his funeral prayer.

Characteristics

He was a brave and generous person. He fasted every other day. He agreed with Zaydiyya about armed uprising.

Khadija bt. 'Abd Allah b. al-Hasan was his wife.

Uprising Against Abbasid

In 199/814-5, he revolted against al-Ma'mun -the Abbasid Caliph- in Mecca.

Jarudiyya (a branch of Zaydiyya) accompanied him in this uprising.

'Isa al-Jaludi, who was sent from al-Ma'mun to crush the uprising, scattered them.

After Uprising

'Isa al-Jaludi captures him and sent him to al-Ma'mun. Al-Ma'mun honored him and sat him next to himself and gave him several gifts. He stayed in Khurasan with al-Ma'mun. Al-Ma'mun tolerated and bore his actions more than any other Caliph do of his people.

Demise

Muhammad passed away in Khurasan. Al-Ma'mun participated in his funeral and performed Salat al-Mayyit (funeral Prayer) on his body.

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