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Life of Hazrat Musa al-Mubarqa’

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Mūsā al-Mubarqaʿ (Arabic: موسی المبرقع ) (birth 296 AH death 909 AH) was son of Imam al-Jawad (a), the ninth Imam of Shi’a. He was younger than his brother Imam al-Hadi (a), the tenth Imam of Shi’a. He was a scholar and hadith narrator. Musa Mubarqa’ is buried in Qom.



Mubarqa’ literally means “covered” and he was called Mubarqa’ because he used to cover his face with veil (Burqa’ in Arabic).


Birth and death

He was born in Medina but his birthday is unknown. He stayed in Medina until his father was martyred. Musa passed away in Rabi’ al-Thani 296/909.



Musa was a son of Imam al-Jawad (a) and her mother was Samana Maghribi. She was also the mother of Imam al-Hadi(a).


Radawi Sayyids

Musa Mubarqa is the ancestor of Radawi Sayyids who are spread in countries such as Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan,Iraq and Syria.


Travel to Kufa and Qom

After his father was martyred, he decided to travel to Kufa and he lived there until 256/870, then he went to Qom and stayed there.


Narration of Hadith

He was a scholar of hadith and Diraya and also a hadith narrator. Al-Shaykh al-Tusi in his Tahdhib al-ahkam and Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani in his famous book Tuhaf al-‘uqul mentioned some of Musa’s narrations.


Immigration of his Sisters to Qom

It has mentioned that after Musa settled in Qom, his sisters Zaynab, Umm Muhammad and Maymuna immigrated to Qom and after they passed away, were buried in the holy Shrine of Lady Fatima al-Ma’suma (a).

Shrine of Musa Mobarqa’ Qom,Iran


His tomb was built in 950/1543 by the order of Shah Tahmasb Safawi. Since then, some of Sayyids (approx. 150 persons) were also buried beside his grave in the tomb.

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