Ibn Qulawayh al-Qummi

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Ibn. Qulawayh al-Qummi,(Arabic: جَعفَر بن مُحَمَّد بن جَعفَر بن مُوسى بن مَسرور بن قُولَوَيه القُمّي)  was a jurist and a theologian.

Ibn. Qulawayh al-Qummi
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Died367 AH/977 CE

Biography[edit | edit source]

Abul Qasem Jaʿfar b. Muḥammad b. Jaʿfar b. Musa b. Masrur b. Qulawayh al-Qummi was a tenth century CE Shia jurist, known by the name Ibn Qulawah, famous for narrating Shia hadiths. Muhammad b Jafar al-Qummi, his father, was also one of the great Shia hadith narrators along with his brother. Ibn Qulawayh lived in Qom and travelled to many places including Egypt during his lifetime. Muhammad bin Yaqub al-Kulayni and Ibn Babawayh were among his teachers while Shaykh al-Mufid was one of his Students. He died in 367 AH/977 CE and was buried inside the shrine of Imam Musa ibn Jafar and Imam Muhammad ibn Ali at-Taqi in al-Kadhimiya.

Books[edit | edit source]

The hadiths about pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam Husayn[edit | edit source]

Ibn Qulawayh worked extensively on collecting authentic hadith about Imam Husayn including pilgrimage to his shrine. His books especially Kamil al Ziarat mentions about the merits and rewards of visiting the grave of Imam Husayn along with the etiquettes and duties to be performed while on ziarat. The authenticity of Ziarat-e-Ashura is also confirmed from the hadiths mentioned in this book.

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