Masoode author of “Muruj az-zahab” was shia


Salam alaikum.

His name was Ali ibn Hussain ibn Ali al-Masoode.

As we have already mentioned such shia scholars like allama Hilli in his “Khulasat” (p 186), and ibn Dawud al-Hilli in his “Rijal” (p 137) wrote that this Masoode authored a book “Ithbat al-wasiya li Ali ibn Abu Talib”. Same was noticed by Burjardi in “Taraif al-maqal”  (1/177), Aga Buzurg at-Tahrani in “Zariyat” (1/110). No one except shia would write a book to proof so called wasiya of Nabi (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam) to Ali (radi Allahu anh).

Other shia scholar Saeed Bahrul Ulum in his “Fawaid ar-rijaliya” (4/150) said:

ومنهم الشيخ الفاضل الشيعي على بن الحسين ابن علي المسعودي مصنف كتاب مروج الذهب

“and from them alFadl shia Ali ibn al-Hussain ibn Ali al-Masoode, author of the book “Muruj az-zahab”.

Shahrode in “Mustadrakat ilmul rijal al-hadith” (5/352) said:

9929 – علي بن الحسين بن علي المسعودي أبو الحسن الهذلي : من أجلاء علمائنا الإمامية صاحب كتاب مروج الذهب ورسالة إثبات الوصية لعلي بن أبي طالب ع وغيرهما

Ali ibn al-Hussain al-Masoode Abul Hasan al-Huzale: from our imami scholars, author of book “Muruj az-zahab” and risalat “Ithbat al-wasiya li Ali ibn Abu Talib (alaihi salam) and others.

In Q/A section of known shia site, you can read:

وأما المؤرخون الثلاثة ـ ابن أعثم الكوفي صاحب كتاب ( فتوح الاسلام ) والمسعودي صاحب كتاب (مروج الذهب) واليعقوبي صاحب كتاب (تاريخ اليعقوبي) ـ الذين سألت عنهم. فقد ينسبون كلّهم أو بعضهم الى التشيّع.

As for 3 historians – ibn Athm al-Koofe author of book (Futuh al-Islami), and Masoode author of book (Muruj az-zahab) and Yaqoobe author of the book (Tareeh al-Yaqoobe), that you questioned about. All of them or some of them attributed to at-tashayu”.

http://www.aqaed.com/faq/541/

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1) Khulasat of Hilli: http://www.yasoob.com/books/htm1/m020/23/no2327.html

2) Rijal of ibn Dawud al-Hilli: http://www.yasoob.com/books/htm1/m020/23/no2329.html

3) Taraif of Burjarde: http://www.yasoob.com/books/htm1/m020/23/no2350.html

4) Zariya of Tahrani: http://www.yasoob.com/books/htm1/m022/27/no2720.html