Jafar Al-Sadiq is a Descendant of Abu Bakr
In the name of Allah the Most Gracious and Most Merciful…
The following article will provide conclusive proof that Jafar Al-Sadiq is a descendant of Abu Bakr, from Sunni and Shia sources. The article will also include a refutation to a desperate Shia attempt to weaken one of these narrations in which Jafar speaks highly of his great-grandfather.
The article will be split into the following sections:
- Jafar Al-Sadiq is a descendent of Abu Bakr (Sunni Sources)
- Jafar Al-Sadiq is a descendent of Abu Bakr (Shia Sources)
- Jafar Al-Sadiq Proudly Claims that he is a Descendant of Abu Bakr
- Shia Attempt to Respond to the Narration
Jafar Al-Sadiq is a descendent of Abu Bakr (Sunni Sources)
Ibn Sa’ad (230 AH) in his Tabaqat 7/543 said:
Jafar bin Mohammad bin Ali bin Husain bin Abi bin Abi Talib. His mother’s name is Um Farwa bint Al-Qasim bin Mohammad bin Abi Bakr Al-Siddeeq.
Ibn Hibban (354 AH) in his Thiqaat 3/251 said:
The mother of Jafar bin Mohammad is Um Farwa bint Al-Qassim bin Mohammad bin Abi Bakr Al-Siddeeq.
Jafar Al-Sadiq is a descendent of Abu Bakr (Shia Sources)
Al-Mufeed (413 AH) in Al-Irshad p. 262 said:
His (Jafar’s) mother is Um Farwa bint Mohammad bin Abi Bakr.
Al-Tusi (460AH) in his Tahtheeb Al-Ahkam 6/1345 said:
His (Jafar’s) mother is Um Farwa bint Al-Qassim bin Mohammad the generous bin Abi Bakr.
Jafar Al-Sadiq Proudly Claims that he is a Descendant of Abu Bakr
In an authentic narration in Musnad Musadad, Jafar praises Abu Bakr then states: “He gave birth to me twice.” (See ItHaaf Al-Maharah #8852)
Ayatollah Qazwini’s Attempt to Respond to the Narration
Below, we find a response to the previous narration from the valiasr-aj website, the website is under the supervision of Ayatollah Mohammad Hussaini Qazwini.
As we can see, the refutation includes a statement from Imam Ahmad in which he strongly denounces Mu’ath bin Al-Muthanna, a narrator of the hadith. However, upon returning to the original source that is quoted, we found a completely different statement.
“He (Mu’ath) said: It was said to Ahmad: What of a man that purposefully does not pray the witr prayer? He (Ahmad) said: Who does that is a bad man, he left the sunnah of the Prophet – peace be upon him – . He then said: He is a person whose adala has been dropped if he purposefully did not pray the witr.
As we can see, the statement from Imam Ahmad has nothing to do with Mu’ath. Rather, Mu’ath is simply quoting from Imam Ahmad.
In conclusion, it is clear to the objective observer that Jafar Al-Sadiq has twice as much of Abu Bakr’s blood running through his veins than the blood of Ali bin Abi Talib.
Now, we are fully aware that being a descendant of someone does not mean that one is upon his views, however, we simply wanted to bring this information to the attention of our Shia readers, since most of them have been oblivious of this fact that was hidden away by their scholars. This reality is especially embarrassing for those that claim that Abu Bakr is from a impure lineage that actively and openly participated in lewd acts.
In one of our future projects – Allah willing – , we will be compiling authentic narrations from Jafar Al-Sadiq in which he praises Abu Bakr, so stay tuned.