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`Awf b. Abi Jamilah, Abu Sahl al-`Abdi al-Hajri al-Basri al-A`rabi
(d. 146 AH/763 CE)

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`Awf b. Abi Jamilah, Abu Sahl al-`Abdi al-Hajri al-Basri al-A`rabi
(d. 146 AH/763 CE)
Chains of narration (Isnad) with this narrator


[Al-Muraja`at, Sayyid `Abd al-Husayn Sharaf al-Din al-Musawi, Lebanon: 'Al-Muraja`at: A Shi`i-Sunni dialogue', 1415/1995, p. 102 ]

He is well known as "al-A`rabi" [the bedouin], although his origin is really not from the desert. Al-Thahbi mentions him in his Al-Mizan and says that "He is also called `Awf the Truthful, while some say that he follows Shi`ism; despite that, a group of scholars has trusted him." He also quotes Ja`fer ibn Sulayman describing him as Shi`a and quotes Bandar calling him "Rafidi." Ibn Qutaybah has included him in his own Al-Ma`arif among Shi`a dignitaries. He has taught hadith to Ruh, Hawdah, Shu`bah, al-Nadr ibn Shamil, `Uthman ibn al-Haytham and many others of their calibre. Authors of the six sahih books as well as others have all relied on his authority. Refer to his hadith in Bukhari's Sahih from al-Hasan and Sa`id, sons of al-Hasan al-Basri, Muhammad ibn Sirin and Siyar ibn Salamah. His hadith in Muslim's Sahih is transmitted by Al-Nadr ibn Shamil. His hadith from Abu Raji' al-`Ataridi exists in both sahihs. He died, may Allah have mercy on him, in 146 A.H.


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Considered reliable by al-Nasa'i and other scholars.


[Khulasat Tadhhib Tahdhib al-Kamal, al-Khazraji, Safi al-Din Ahmad b. `Abd Allah, Cairo: al-Matba`ah al-Khayriyyah, 1322/1904, p. 253 ]

Considered reliable by al-Nasa'i and other scholars.

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