Who was al-Sadiq (AS) ?
Indeed, the writer should give a general idea about the person whom he writes about before he goes deeper into his writing so the reader does not misunderstand such a person when he reads each chapter of his life.
Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq
Ja'far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (Peace be Upon him)
Agnomen: Abu 'Abdillah.
Father's name: Muhammad al-Baqir.
Mother's name: Umm Farwah.
Birth: In Medina, on Monday, 17th Rabi'u 'I-awwal 83 AH.
Death: Died at the age of 65, in Medina on Monday, 25th Shawwal 148 AH; poisoned by al-Mansur ad-Dawaniqi, the 'Abbasid caliph.
Why Shiaism is Named Jafri School of Law
The sun of the existence of Imam Sadiq (AS) arose from the lap of his mother Ome-Farwah on the 17th of Rabiul Awal, 83rd year Hijrah, in the city of Madina. His father Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS) was much happy and pleased by the birth of his son.