Book Title: 
The Great Muslim Scientist and Philosopher Imam Jafar Ibn Mohammed As-Sadiq
Author: 
Imam Jaffer-as- Sadiq (AS)
Year: 
2015
Publisher: 
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Number of pages: 
44
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The Great Muslim Scientist and Philosopher Imam Jafar Ibn Mohammed As-Sadiq

Jafar as-Sadiq (the truthful) was an influential teacher, theologian and jurist. Among his students were Abu Hanifa and Malik ibn Anas who were instrumental in the development of Sunni Islam. While an active Shi'i theologian, Jafar appears to have had a liberal view of learning and maintained an active discourse with many scholars of differing views. While he stayed out of politics he was imprisoned and persecuted on several occasions by the Abbassid Caliphs.