Yunus b. Ya'qub
|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)|
|Wellknown Relatives||Mu'awiya b. 'Ammar|
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.
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 Imamiyya.
Yunus b. Ya'qub transmitted 314 hadiths from Shiite Imams, as well as a book concerning hajj.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from یونس بن یعقوب in Farsi WikiShia.