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Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as) The Great Teacher

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Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as) The Great Teacher

Post by Silat_warrior110 on Sat May 29, 2010 12:36 pm

Imam Abu Hanifa is one of the distinguished students of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as), as has been confirmed by Ibn Hajar al Makki in his Sawaiq al Muhriqa, Allamah Shiblinji in his Nur al Absar, Abdul Haleem Jindi and Mohaqiq Abu Zohra and various other Muhadatheen and Ulema have clarified that Imam Abu Hanifa was a student of Imam Jafar Sadiq. Imam Abu Hanifa’s initial chain of knowledge was with Imam Baqar (as) and he subsequently expanded this chain of knowledge with Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as). In this regard, Abdul Haleem Jindi writes: ‘Abu Hanifa stated that if he 'hadn't spent two years of his life with Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as), he would have been dead' (Al-Imam Ja'far As-Sadiq, page 162). Researcher Abu Zohra states: ‘It is widely known that regarding those two years, Abu Hanifa used to say: 'If these two years had not been available to me due to my good fortune, Numan (Abu Hanifa) would have been dead’ (Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq, page 83). Imam Abu Hanifa used to say: 'I have never seen a greater jurist than Ja'far bin Muhamad'.


"Abu Hanifa sat for a long time at Imam Baqar's feet and acquired from him much valuable knowledge of Fiqh and Hadith not available anywhere else. Shias and Sunnis are agreed that Abu Hanifa derived much of his learning from Baqar. He learned a great deal from the imam's son, Ja'far al-Sadiq also, which fact is generally mentioned in the history books. Ibn Tamiyah, however, denies this on the ground that Abu Hanifa and Ja'far al-Sadiq were contemporaries and equals, which ruled out the probability of the former being the latter's pupil. But I consider this sheer imprudence and lack of comprehension on Ibn Tamiyah's part. For all his greatness as an original thinker and master of fiqh, Abu Hanifa could not compare in learning with Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq. The Ahl'ul bayt were the fountainhead of Fiqh and Hadith and, in fact, all religious learning. "The master of the house knows best what is in it", to quote a well-known Arabic saying".

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The Schools of Islamic Jurisprudence - A comparative study, states in his brief biography of Imam Abu Hanifa on page 61:

"He got an opportunity to meet Anas, a famous companion of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH), at the age of 12 or 13 years and attended the lectures of Imam Jafar as Sadiq. Regarding his place in history of Fiqh, Abu Hanifa said:

I have not seen a jurist of high rank like Imam Jafar as Sadiq [taken from Tabayeen page 69 by Shah Moinuddin Ahmed Nadvi]"




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