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Sa'id b. Nimran al-Hamdani

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Companion of Imam (a)
Sa'id b. Nimran al-Hamdani
Full Name Sa'id b. Nirman al-Hamdani al-Na'iti
Companion of Imam Ali (a)
Place(s) of Residence Kufa, Hyrcania
Death/Martyrdom c. 70/690
Activities Attending the Battle of Yarmuk, Governor of Janad in Yemen, Judge of Kufa

Saʿīd b. Nimrān al-Hamdānī al-Naʿiṭī (Arabic:سَعید بن نِمران الهَمداني الناعِطي) (d. around 70/689) was a member of Tabi'un from Kufa. He was a representative of Imam Ali (a) in Yemen. When Busr b. Artat attacked Yemen, Ibn Nimran fled from the city; this action was criticized by Imam Ali (a). He was a companion of Hujr b. 'Adi who was arrested by Ziyad b. Abih. He was later released with intercession of Hamza b. Malik al-Hamdani. Mus'ab b. Zubayr also appointed him as a judge in Kufa for a while.

Biography

Sa'id b. Nimran was born in the time of Prophet Muhammad (s). He passed away around 70/689. Ibn Nimran attended the Battle of Yarmuk. Later he moved to Iraq to support Qadisiyya and settled in Kufa.

Musafir b. Sa'id, his son was a companion of Mukhtar al-Thaqafi. Sa'id b. Nimran has narrated hadiths from Abu Bakr. 'Amir b. Sa'd has narrated hadith from Sa'id b. Nimran.

In the Time of Ali b. Abi Talib's (a) Caliphate

Sa'id b. Nimran was the scribe of 'Ali b. Abi Talib (a). In the time of Imam's caliphate, he was appointed as the governor of Al-Janad region in Yemen. When Busr b. Artat followed Mu'awiya's order and attacked Yemen, Sa'id b. Nimran resisted only for a short time and then he fled to Kufa. Consequently Imam 'Ali (a) sent a letter to 'Ubayd Allah b. 'Abbas and Sa'id b. Nimran and criticized them for their negligence in protecting their territories and not fighting against Busr b. Artat.

After the Martyrdom of Imam Ali (a)

Sa'id was also a companion of Hujr b. 'Adi who was imprisoned by Ziyad b. Abih and then sent to Syria (Levant). After some time Hamza b. Malik al-Hamdani interceded with the authority and Ibn Nimran was released, but Hujr b. 'Adi and his supporters were martyred. According to the book The History of Hyrcania, Sa'id moved to Hyrcania after being released and settled there. When Mus'ab b. Zubayr took control of Kufa, he appointed Sa'id b. Nimran as Judge; he was shortly discharged though, as he was a companion of 'Ali b. Abi Talib (a).

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