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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 Imams of the Shia. 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 Imamiyya.

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.[1] Yunus's mother was the sister of Mu'awiya b. 'Ammar, a transmitter of hadiths who was trusted by Imam al-Kazim (a).[2] 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.[3]

Transmitter of Hadiths from Three Imams

There is a disagreement among Shiite scholars of rijal over the reliability of Yunus b. Ya'qub.[4] According to some scholars, he was trusted by three Imams. Moreover, he was a deputy of the Seventh Imam (a).[5] Some people take him to be a Shiite jurist.[6] On the contrary, some people take him to be a Fatahi.[7] Others claim that he was a Waqifi. However, the majority of scholars of rijal believe that he returned to Imamiyya.[8]

Work

Yunus b. Ya'qub transmitted 314 hadiths from Shiite Imams,[9] as well as a book concerning hajj.[10]

Notes

  1. Ṭūsī, Rijāl al-Ṭūsī, p. 355; Najāshī, Rijāl al-Najāshī, vol. 1, p. 446.
  2. Ṭūsī, Rijāl al-Ṭūsī, p. 355; Najāshī, Rijāl al-Najāshī, vol. 1, p. 446.
  3. Ṭūsī, Rijāl al-Ṭūsī, p. 355; Najāshī, Rijāl al-Najāshī, vol. 1, p. 446.
  4. Ḥillī, Khulāṣat al-aqwāl, vol. 1, p. 297; Khoeī, Muʿjam rijāl al-ḥadīth, vol. 21, p. 238.
  5. Najāshī, Rijāl al-Najāshī, vol. 1, p. 446; Ṭūsī, Ikhtīyār maʿrifat al-rijāl, vol. 2, p. 683.
  6. Mufīd, Jawābāt ahl al-Mosul, vol. 1, p. 25.
  7. Ṭūsī, Rijāl al-Ṭūsī, vol. 1, p. 385.
  8. Najāshī, Rijāl al-Najāshī, vol. 1, p. 446; Ṭūsī, Ikhtīyār maʿrifat al-rijāl, vol. 2, p. 683.
  9. Khoeī, Muʿjam rijāl al-ḥadīth, vol. 21, p. 243.
  10. Najāshī, Rijāl al-Najāshī, vol. 1, p. 446.

References

  • Ḥillī, al-Ḥasan b. Yūsuf al-. Khulāṣat al-aqwāl. Nashr al-Fiqāha, [n.p].
  • Khoeī, Abū l-Qāsim. Muʿjam rijāl al-ḥadīth. Qom: al-Muʾassisa al-Khoeī al-Islāmiya, [n.d].
  • Mufīd, Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-. Jawābāt ahl al-Mosul fī al-ʿadad wa al-ruʾya. Qom: Kungira-yi Jahānī Hizāra-yi Shaykh Mufīd, 1413 AH.
  • Najāshī, Aḥmad b. ʿAlī al-. Rijāl al-Najāshī. Qom: Muʾassisat al-Nashr al-Islāmī, [n.d].
  • Ṭūsī, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan al-. Rijāl al-Ṭūsī. Qom: Muʾassisat al-Nashr al-Islāmī, [n.d].
  • Ṭūsī, Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan al-. Ikhtīyār maʿrifat al-rijāl. Qom: Muʾassisat Āl al-Bayt, [n.d].