Abu Hamza al-Thumali
Abu Hamza al-Thumali was pious and righteous companion of Ali Zayn al-Abidin. He was also a companion of Muhammad al-Baqir and Ja'far al-Sadiq. Al-Najashi said: “He was the best of our companions and the most reliable of them in narration and tradition.” It was reported on the authority of Ali al-Ridha who said: “Abu Hamza at his time is like Salman at his time.” His supplication was accepted. His sons died martyrs with the great revolutionist, Zayd ibn Ali.
He died in the year 150 A.H.
Supplication of Abu Hamza al-ThumaliEdit
Abu Hamza al-Thumali has related that during the month of Ramadhan, Ali Zayn al-Abidin used to spend a greater part of the night in prayers and when it used to be the time of beginning of the fast he recited a supplication which later known as Du'a Abi Hamzah al-Thumali (The supplication of Abi Hamzah al-Thumali). This supplication has been recorded in the book Misbah al-Mutahijjid of Shaykh Tusi.
- Tanqih al-Maqal, vol.1, p.189.