Lady Hamida Al Barbariya was righteous, pure and free from defects her soul was full of faith and righteousness. Imam Jaffar Al Sadiq (AS) supplied her with his knowledge to the extent that she became on top of the women of her time in knowledge, piety, and faith. He entrusted her with teaching the Muslim women the religious aspects. She was entitled to occupying this rank and to be the most brilliant of the women of her time in chastity, jurisprudence, and perfection.
Sayyida Hamida Al Barbariya , Wife of Imam Jaffar Al Sadiq (AS)
It has been narrated by b. 'Akkasha al-Asadi. "I (b.'Akkasha) visited Imam Abu Ja'far al Baqir (AS). His son Imam Jaffar al Sadiq (AS) was standing before him to hand some grapes. 'He turned to us to give us some teachings on the manners of having food, saying. The old man and the young boy must eat grapes one by one; those who think that they do not get full must eat it three or four (by three or four) and you eat it two by two because it is recommended.'" Ibn 'Akkasha said: "I looked at Abu 'Abd Allah Al Sadiq (AS) and saw that he became a grown up; I asked his father to marry him, saying: 'My master, why do you not marry Abu 'Abd Allah, for he has attained puberty.' The Imam told me that he had decided that; there was a purse (of money) before him and he said to me: 'A slave trader will come and stop at Maymun's house; we will buy him (Al-Sadiq) a slave-girl for this purse (of money).'" The people left the Imam (AS) house. Shortly after that b. 'Akkasha along with a group of his companions visited the Imam. When they had sat down, the Imam told them about the arrival of the slave trader and the slave girl. He asked them to buy the slave girl for the purse they have seen before. They all arose and their hearts were full of happiness and delight. When they reached the slave trader, they asked him to show them the slaves he had. He told them that he had no slave girl except two sick ones. They asked him to bring them and he did. They chose the one who was about to get well. He wanted to sell her for seventy dinars. They asked him to reduce her price, but he refused. They opened the purse and found seventy dinars wherein. They gave the money to him, took the slave-girl, and brought her to the Imam, who praised and lauded Allah, became happy and asked the slave-girl: "What is your name?" "Hamida," she answered with a voice dripping shamefulness. The Imam gave her a medal of honor and dignity, saying: "You are praiseworthy (Hamida) in this world and praised (Mahmuda) in the hereafter." The Imam happily turned to his son and granted her to him. Imam Jaffar al Sadiq (AS) married her; she was the dearest, most beloved, and preferred of all his wives to him.
Imam Al Sadiq (AS) did her a lot of favor, for he came to know that she had plentiful, perfect reason, and good faith. He greatly lauded her, saying: "Hamida is as purified from defilement as a gold ingot; the angels guarded her until she gave to me and the Imam after me a dignity from Allah."
Sayyida Hamida Al Barbariya , Mother of Musa Al Kathim (AS)
Abu Basir one of the famous companions of the fifth and sixth Imams (AS) reported that he was having breakfast with Imam Jaffar Al Sadiq (AS) when a messenger came from Pure Lady Hamida Al Barbariya (S.A) to call the Imam (AS) because the Imam (AS) left instructions that he should be informed when the child was about to be born from Pure Lady Hamida (S.A). Immediately the Imam (AS) went to the tent of Lady Hamida (s.a) and when he came back , Abu Basir inquired about Lady Hamida (S.A) health. The Imam (AS) was very happy and announced the birth of of his son Musa Al Kathim (AS) who was special because he would be the successor of his Father , Imam Jaffar Al Sadiq (AS).
Imam Jaffar Al Sadiq (AS) and Bibi Hamida (S.A) were returning from performing the Hajj pilgrimage and were camped at Abwa, when the Zahoor of Imam Musa al Kathim (AS) took place, The Angel Jibraeel announced the glad tidings of Allah (SWT) to Imam Jafar Al Sadiq(AS) the earth was illuminated with the ‘Noor’ of two infallible Imams peace and blessings be upon them as Imam Jaffar Al Sadiq (AS) held his Son Musa ibn Jaffar (AS). Imam Jaffar Al Sadiq (AS) then wept profusely when his (AS) companions inquired as to why Imam Jaffar Al Sadiq (AS) was weeping on this joyous occasion, Imam (AS) informed them of the hardships and tyranny to be placed on his Holy Son (pbuh) during his Imamate. Yes, he was the best of those Allah (SWT) has created in knowledge, piety, rightness, and cleaving to the religion. Imam Jafar Al Sadiq(AS) informed his companions of his new born son, to whom obedience Allah(SWT)made incumbent on His servants, saying to them: "Follow him; by Allah(SWT), he will be your leader.
The Pure and the Pious Lady Hamida (S.A)
Sayidda Hamida Al Barbariya (AS) was righteous, pure and shared the piousness of Mary her soul was full of faith and righteousness.
Imam Jafar Al Sadiq (AS) narrates; "Hamida (S.A) is as purified from defilement as a gold ingot; the angels guarded her (S.A) then she gave to me a Pure Infallible Son , and a saviour Imam Musa Al Kathim (AS) and she was gifted dignity from Allah (SWT)"
Grave of Pure Lady Hamida Al Barbariya (SA)
The Mashrubat Umm Ibrahim which was built to mark the location of the house where the Prophet Mohammad (SAW) son, Ibrahim (AS), was born to Mariah, his Egyptian wife also contained the grave of Lady Hamida al Barbariyya (SA), the mother of Imam Musa al-Kazim (AS). These sites were destroyed over the past few years.
Peace be upon Pure Holy Lady Hamida Al Barbariya s.a