Zakariyya b. Idris
|Zakariyya b. Idris|
|Full Name||Zakariyya b. Idris b. 'Abd Allah al-Ash'ari al-Qummi|
|Companion of||Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a)|
|Epithet||Abu Jarir al-Qummi|
|Well Known As||Shia scholar of hadith|
|Burial Place||Shaykhan cemetery in Qom.|
Zakarīyyā b. Idrīs b. ʿAbd Allah al-Ashʿarī al-Qummī (زکریا بن إدریس بن عبدالله الأشعري القمي) known as Abū Jarīr al-Qummī was among Shia scholar of hadith in the 2nd/8th and 3rd/9th centuries and a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a). His grave is in Shaykhan Cemetery in Qom.
In his book on rijal (biographical evaluation), al-Shaykh al-Tusi counted him among the companions of Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a). Zakariyya b. Idris transmitted some hadiths from them. He also had a correspondence with Imam al-Kazim (a) about an issue in fiqh (jurisprudence).
According to al-Najashi, he had also compiled a collection of hadiths.
The date of his demise is not known. When Imam al-Rida (a) was informed about his demise, asked God to send blessings upon him.
Abu Jarir al-Qummi
In Shia references of rijal, three people have been called Abu Jarir al-Qummi:
Zakariyya b. Idris, Zakariyya b. 'Abd al-Samad and Muhammad b. 'Abd Allah among whom, Zakariyya b. Idris is more famous to be owner of the title.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from زکریا بن ادریس اشعری قمی in Farsi Wikishia.