Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Jafar al-Numani

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Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Jafar al-Numani also known as Ibn Abi Zaynab, was a Shi'a scholar. His last name suggest that his family came from al-Numaniyya, near Baghdad. He is reportedly a disciple of Kulayni. According to Abul Abbas al-Najashi he wrote several books such as Kitab al-ghayba (Book of Occultation), Kitab al-fraid (Book of Commandments), and Kitab al-radd ala l-Ismailiyya (Book of Refutation of the Ismailiyya). A Quran commentary is attributed to him titled Tafsir Numani. The commentary is incorporated into Bihar al-anwar by Majlisi.[1]


  1. ^ Scripture and Exegesis in Early Imāmī-Shiism, By Meʼir Mikhaʼel Bar-Ashe, pp. 64-66