Ali ibn Babawayh Qummi

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Ali ibn Babawayh Qummi (died 939) was a Twelver Shi'a scholar from the time of the Ghaybat al-Sughra.[1] He's the father of Shaikh Saduq.

He wrote a letter to Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi, asking for prayer for him to have a child, as doctors had told him he could not have one. Thus his son, Shaikh Saduq, was always called: "Oh you that was born by the prayer of Imam Mahdi!".[citation needed]