Abd Allah b. al-Mughira
|Abd Allah b. al-Mughira|
|Full Name||'Abd Allah b. al-Mughira al-Bajali|
|Companion of||Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a)|
|Place(s) of Residence||Kufa|
|Works||Kitab al-Wudu' , Kitab al-Salat, Kitab al-Zakat and ...|
|Activities||People of Consensus|
ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Mughira al-Bajalī (Arabic: عبدالله بن المغيرة), was one of the People of Consensus and a companion of Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a). He was a mawla of the clan of Banu Nawfal and a Kufan noble. The scholars of rijal regard him as a trustworthy hadith transmitter and praise his righteousness and piety.
Name and Teknonym
|People of Consensus
In his rijali book, al-Barqi has mentioned his name as 'Abd Allah b. Mughira, a companion of Imam al-Rida ('a) and elsewhere as 'Abd Allah b. Mughira, mawla of Banu Nawfal b. Harith b. 'Abd al-Muttalib al-Khazzaz al-Kufi as a companion of Imam al-Rida.
Al-Shaykh al-Tusi has mentioned 'Abd Allh with two titles and companion of two Imams. However, according to a research by Ayatollah al-Sayyid Abu l-Qasim al-Khoei, these two names refer, in fact, to the same person i.e. 'Abd Allah b. Mughira, a member of People of Consensus. He has narrated from Imam al-Kazim (a) and about 16 hadiths from Imam al-Rida ('a).
'Abd Allah and the Waqifites
'Abd Allah was a Waqifite, but after some time, he believed in the Imamate of Imam al-Rida (a). Al-Kashshi reports that 'Abd Allah went to hajj when he was a Waqifi, and there he prayed and asked God to guide him to the best religion. Then he felt inspired to visit Imam al-Rida (a) in Medina. So he went to the residence of the Imam (a), and told the Imam's servant to tell him that a person from the people of Iraq is at the door. Suddenly, he heard the call of the Imam, saying, "Come in, o 'Abd Allah b. al-Mughira !" When 'Abd Allah went in, the Imam (a) said, "God has fulfilled your prayer and guided you to your religion." 'Abd Allah responded, "I testify that your are the Proof of God and His trustee over His creation."
As a Hadith Transmitter
All the scholars of rijal regard him as trustworthy. When describing him, al-Najashi mentions the word "thiqa" (trustworthy) two times to emphasize his reliability, and regards him as a noble and pious man.
'Abd Allah's name appears in the chains of transmission of 521 hadiths. He has quoted hadith from Imam al-Kazim (a) and Imam al-Rida (a) directly.
'Abd Allah produced thirty works, some of which are as follows:
- Kitab al-wudu'
- Kitab al-salat
- Kitab al-zakat
- Kitab al-fara'id
- Kitab fi asnaf al-kalam
- The material for this article is mainly taken from عبدالله بن مغیره in Farsi Wikishia.