Sheikh al Mufid says in his book Awa’il al Maqalat (pg. 13):
The Imamiyyah are agreed on the necessity of Raj’ah [returning] of many deceased to the world before the Day of Judgment. They are also unanimous in describing Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala with al Bada [the Shia Doctrine that Allah only learns of matters after they occur]. They are also agreed that the ‘Leaders of Deviance’  have gone contrary to the religion by interpolating many verses of Qur’an; and they have strayed from what the revealed teachings necessitate, and from the Sunnah of the Rasul salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.”
 He is Sheikh Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn al No’man, who was given the title al Mufid. He was born in the year 338 A.H, and died in the year 413 A.H.
Al Najashi says about him in his Rijal (pg. 284): “Our Sheikh and Ustadh – may Allah be pleased with him – his merits in terms of fiqh, ‘aqidah, narrations, reliability and knowledge are far greater than can be described.” He then mentioned his written works.
Al Tusi says in his Rijal (pg. 514): “Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn al No’man, [He is] revered, reliable.”
He says in al Fahrist (pg. 186): “[He is] Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn al No’man al Mufid, his agnomen is Abu ‘Abdullah, popularly known as Ibn al Mu’allim, one of the foremost Shia scholars of Theology. He was a leading Shia authority of his time, advanced in knowledge and skilled at the sciences related to creed. He was a well-accomplished jurist with a good mind, keen intelligence, and sharp with responses. He has authored close to two hundred books, both voluminous and concise.”
‘Abbas al Qummi says in al Kunna wa al Alqab (vol. 3 pg. 164): “The teacher of the great teachers, leading scholar of his era, Pride of the Shia, Reviver of the Shari’ah, inspired by the Divine truth and the guide towards it, the Tower of Religion and the path towards it. All kinds of goodness were collectively found in him, he was a leading scholar in all subjects. Everyone is unanimous with regards to his knowledge, his merits, his fiqh, integrity, reliance and reverence. He had excellent attributes, abundant and outstanding traits. He had answers for almost everything, a copious narrator, well versed with narrations their narrators, as well as with poetry. He was the most reliable of people of hadith in his time, most knowledgeable in fiqh and ‘aqidah; whoever came after him drew benefit from him.”
Yusuf al Bahrani praises him and certifies him in Lu’lu’at al Bahrayn (pg. 356). Similarly al Amin in A’yan al Shia (vol. 1 pg. 237).
Among his most famous students are: al Sharif al Radi, al Sharif al Murtada, al Tusi, and other celebrated scholars of the Shia.
 Refer to the chapter, al Shia and the Doctrine of Raj’ah of this book.
 Refer to the chapter, the Shia and their fabrication against Allah of this book.
 He (may Allah disgrace him) is referring to the Sahabah radiya Llahu ‘anhum; and may Allah curse all those who harbour malice towards them.Back to top