Imam Abu Hanifah (r.a.) on Imam Ja'far asw-Swadiq (q.s.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam Abu Hanifah (r.a.) attained great blessings from his teacher, Imam Ja’far asw-Swadiq (q.s.).  It is narrated that once he asked Imam Abu Hanifah (r.a.) concerning who would be considered an intelligent person.  Imam Abu Hanifah (r.a.) replied, “He who can differentiate between good and evil is an intelligent man.”

Imam Ja’far asw-Swadiq (q.s.) said, “Even animals have the ability to differentiate that.  It can differentiate between those who love them, beat them or instill fear in them.”

Imam Abu Hanifah (r.a.) then asked, “O my shaykh!  Would you please explain to me who is truly intelligent?”

Imam Ja’far asw-Swadiq (q.s.) replied, “An intelligent person, is one who can differentiate between two good things and two evils, so that he may choose the better of two good things and that he may be able to repel the worse of two evils.”


  1. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Do you know if anybody teaches the teachings of Imam Ja'far?



    1. Wa 'Alaykum as-Salaam brother,

      Not that I know personally.

    2. Imam Jafar as Sadiq has written several books , on fiqh Even on way of life I have one of his written books called " Tibb e Sadiq " to live an healthy way of life and to prevent ailments


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