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Abd Allah b. Jundab

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Companion of Imam (a)
Abd Allah b. Jundab
Full Name Abd Allah b. Jundab al-Bajali al-Kufi
Companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a)Imam al-Kazim (a)Imam al-Rida (a)
Religious Affiliation Shi'a
Demise During Imam al-Rida's (a) Imamate
Activities Deputy of Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a)

ʿAbd Allāh b. Jundab al-Bajalī al-Kūfī (Arabic: عبدالله بن جُندَب البَجَلي الكوفي) was a companion, and a transmitter of hadiths of Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a), and Imam al-Rida (a). He was also a deputy of Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a).

Introduction

Abd Allah b. Jundab al-Bajali al-Kufi was a companion and a transmitter of hadiths from Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a), and Imam al-Rida (a).[1] He was a deputy of Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a).[2] 'Abd Allah b. Jundab was a worshiper and was highly appreciated by the two Imams (a).[3]

There is no mention of the years of his birth and death in sources.[4] However, he allegedly died in the period of the The Eighth Imam (a).[5]

Transmitter of Hadiths and Deputy of Imams

Abd Allah b. Jundab is deemed reliable by all Shiite scholars of rijal and was trusted by three Shiite Imams.[6] Some people appeal to a hadith by Imam al-Rida (a) to show that he was an instance of the Qur'an 22:34[7] [8] and one of the humble. According to Qur'anic exegeses, "mukhbitun" (مُخبِتین) refers to people who are humble towards God.[9] Moreover, al-Shaykh al-Tusi regards him as a "praised representative" of Imams.[10]

The majority of Shiite scholars of rijal refer to him as a transmitter of hadiths from, and a deputy of the two Imams. Some scholars reject al-Shaykh al-Tusi's claim that Abd Allah transmitted hadiths from the Sixth Imam (a).[11]

Works

Abd Allah b. Jundab transmitted thirty-five hadiths from Shiite Imams.

Notes

  1. Ṭūsī, Rijāl al-Ṭūsī, vol. 1, p. 359; Khoeī, Muʿjam rijāl al-ḥadīth, vol. 11, p. 159; Shūshtarī, Qāmūs al-rijāl, vol. 6, p. 299.
  2. Ṭūsī, al-Ghayba, p. 348.
  3. Ḥillī, Khulāṣat al-aqwāl, p. 193.
  4. Khoeī, Muʿjam rijāl al-ḥadīth, vol. 11, 159; Shūshtarī, Qāmūs al-rijāl, vol. 6, p. 299.
  5. Ḥillī, Khulāṣat al-aqwāl, p. 193; Shūshtarī, Qāmūs al-rijāl, vol. 6, p. 300.
  6. Ṭūsī, Rijāl al-Ṭūsī, vol. 1, p. 359; Khoeī, Muʿjam rijāl al-ḥadīth, vol. 11, p. 159; Shūshtarī, Qāmūs al-rijāl, vol. 6, p. 299.
  7. Ṭūsī, Rijāl al-Ṭūsī, vol. 1, p. 587.
  8. For every nation We have appointed a rite so that they might mention Allah's Name over the livestock He has provided them. Your God is the One God, so submit to Him. And give good news to the humble
  9. Ṭabrisī, Majmaʿ al-bayān fī tafsīr al-Qurʾān, vol. 16, p. 212.
  10. Ṭūsī, al-Ghayba, p. 348.
  11. Shubayrī Zanjānī, Tawḍiḥ al-asnād al-mushkila, vol. 2, p. 379.

References

  • Ḥillī, al-Ḥasan b. Yūsuf al-. Khulāṣat al-aqwāl. Edited by Jawād Qayyūmī. Qom: Muʾassisat al-Nashr al-Islāmī, 1417 AH.
  • Khoeī, Abū l-Qāsim. Muʿjam rijāl al-ḥadīth. Qom: al-Muʾassisa al-Khoeī al-Islāmiya, 1430 AH.
  • Shubayrī Zanjānī, Muḥammad Jawād. Tawḍiḥ al-asnād al-mushkila fī al-kutub al-arbaʿa. 1387 AH.
  • Shūshtarī, Muḥammad Taqī. Qāmūs al-rijāl. Qom: Daftar-i Intishārāt-i Islāmī, 1410 AH.
  • Ṭabrisī, Faḍl b. al-Ḥasan al-. Majmaʿ al-bayān fī tafsīr al-Qurʾān. Translated to Farsi by Muḥammad Bistūnī. Mashhad: Intishārāt-i Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍawī, [n.d].
  • Ṭūsī, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan al-. Al-Ghayba. Edited by ʿIbād Allāh Tihrānī & ʿAlī Aḥmad Nāṣiḥ. Qom: Muʾassisat al-Maʿārif al-Islāmī, 1411 AH.
  • Ṭūsī, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan al-. Rijāl al-Kashshī. Qom: Muʾassisat Āl al-Bayt, [n.d].