Who was Ja'far As-Saadiq (rahmatullahi alaihi)?

Q: What is the view of the Ahlus sunnah wal jama’ On Ja’far As-Saadiq. People cause a lot of confusion and give a lot of misleading information these days about these topics relating to the Shia, and some say he was one of Imam Abu Hanifah's Ustaadhs. Please clarify.

A: Ja`far As-Saadiq (rahmatullahi alaih) was a righteous leading scholar of his time and Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullahi alaih) also benefited from him. Do not pay attention to what the shias say regarding him.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)