Kitab Al Mumin

Kitab Al Mumin

Al-Husayn ibn Sa’id ibn Hammad ibn Mihran al-Ahwazi (epithet Abu Muhammad)[1] was originally from al-Kufah[2] but he moved with his brother al-Hasan ibn Sa’id to al-Ahwaz[3] and thus he became popular by the city’s name (i.e. al-Ahwazi). (His brother) al-Hasan was known by the nickname “Dandan” and the two brothers were amongst the (descendents of […]

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    Al-Husayn ibn Sa'id ibn Hammad ibn Mihran al-Ahwazi (epithet Abu Muhammad)[1] was originally from al-Kufah[2] but he moved with his brother al-Hasan ibn Sa'id to al-Ahwaz[3] and thus he became popular by the city's name (i.e. al-Ahwazi). (His brother) al-Hasan was known by the nickname “Dandan” and the two brothers were amongst the (descendents of the) companions of 'Ali ibn Al-Husayn [a.s].[4] Al-Husayn ibn Sa'id lived in the times of Imam al-Rida, al-Jawad and al-Hadi [a.s], and he narrated traditions from them. For this reason, he is enumerated amongst their companions as can be found often in the books of biographies and of people who narrated traditions. He has been praised and lauded by all the companions and scholars who have written concerning him; and they have extolled him as being trustworthy. For example, al-Shaykh al-Tusi has extolled him in his two books al-Rijal and al-Fihrist as has al-'Allamah al-Hilli in his al-Khulasah describing him as: “very trustworthy and illustrious. ” Abu Dawud also described him as: “trustworthy, of an exalted nature.” Ibn Nadim said (of him): “al-Hasan al-Ahwazi and Al-Husayn al-Ahwazi, the two sons of Sa'id are from the people of al-Kufah… most well-versed in their era in the knowledge of jurisprudence, traditions, virtues and other subjects from the sciences of the Shi'ah.” Al-Majlisii has mentioned him in one of his books with the words: “… a principle amongst the main supports of the traditionists is the trustworthy Shaykh Al-Husayn ibn Sa'id al-Ahwazi; he is also the author of the Book of Asceticism (Kitab al-Zuhd) and the Book of the Believer (Kitab al-Mu'min).”[5] As mentioned earlier, the two brothers moved from al-Kufah to al-Ahwaz at one point in their lives in order to disseminate the teachings of the progeny of the Messenger of Allah and the children of Fatimah the Chaste [a.s] from whom Allah has removed all impurities and purified with a thorough purification.[6] The two brothers authored many books concerning the lawful and the forbidden as well as primers in various other sciences. Al-Kashi reports fifty books by al-Hasan alone and al-Najashi mentions thirty books between the two, saying: “The sons of Sa'id compiled excellent and useful books, and they are thirty in number.” Al-Husayn joined hands with his brother al-Hasan in writing the thirty books but Al-Husayn is more renowned for them than his brother; and these books are: Source:alhassanain.com

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