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Yunus b. Ya'qub

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Companion of Imam (a)
Yunus b. Ya'qub
Full Name Yunus b. Ya'qub b. Qays al-Bajali al-Duhni al-Kufi
Companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a)
Teknonym Abu 'Ali
Religious Affiliation Shi'a
Wellknown Relatives Mu'awiya b. 'Ammar
Demise Medina
Works Al-Hajj Book

Yūnus b. Ya'qūb al-Bajalī al-Kūfī (Arabic: یونس بن یعقوب البَجَلي الكوفي) was a companion, and a transmitter of hadiths from, three Shiite Imams. He transmitted hadiths from Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a), and Imam al-Rida (a), and was a Shiite jurist. He allegedly wrote a book concerning hajj. On some accounts, he was a Fatahi and a Waqifi, but he later repented and converted back to Shiism.

Introduction

Yunus b. Ya'qub b. Qays al-Bajali al-Duhni al-Kufi, whose teknonym was Abu 'Ali, was a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a). The year of his birth is not mentioned in sources of rijal. Yunus's mother was the sister of Mu'awiya b. 'Ammar, a transmitter of hadiths who was trusted by Imam al-Kazim (a). The year of Yunus's death is not precisely mentioned in sources. What is known is that he died in Medina in the period of Imam al-Rida (a) and was buried by the Imam.

Transmitter of Hadiths from Three Imams

There is a disagreement among Shiite scholars of rijal over the reliability of Yunus b. Ya'qub. According to some scholars, he was trusted by three Imams. Moreover, he was a deputy of the Seventh Imam (a). Some people take him to be a Shiite jurist. On the contrary, some people take him to be a Fatahi. Others claim that he was a Waqifi. However, the majority of scholars of rijal believe that he returned to Shiism.

Work

Yunus b. Ya'qub transmitted 314 hadiths from Shiite Imams, as well as a book concerning hajj.

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