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Zakariyya b. Idris

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Zakariyya b. Idris
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The Grave of Zakariyya b. Idris (in front of the mausoleum of his cousin, Zakariyya b. Adam,) in Shaykhan Cemetery, Qom.
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
Religious Affiliation Shi'a
Lineage Al-Ash'ari Family
Burial Place Shaykhan cemetery in Qom. 34°38′34″N 50°52′53″E / 34.642712°N 50.881423°E / 34.642712; 50.881423

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 Shi'a scholars 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.


Zakariyya b. Idris was from al-Ash'ari family. His father, Idris b. 'Abd Allah was among special companions of Imam al-Rida (a).

Transmitting Hadiths

In his book al-Rijal, 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).

After the martyrdom of Imam al-Kazim (a) and emergence of Waqifids, he went to Imam al-Rida (a) to ask about Imamate and become sure he was the Imam.

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, he asked God to send blessings upon him.

His grave is in Shaykhan cemetery of Qom near the shrine of Lady Fatima al-Ma'suma (a).

Abu Jarir al-Qummi

In Shi'a 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.

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