1. One of the friends of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) named Moally Bin Khunais says, "On a rainy and dark night I saw that Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) was carrying a heavy sack on his back in the streets of Madina. I followed him to find out as to where he was heading. He threw a quantity of bread on earth and I collected it and went towards Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) and saluted him and gave that to him. Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) took that kept it in the sack, and continued walking on. Not very long after that, he reached a point where a group of oppressed men were sleeping. Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) put two breads underneath the head of each one and turned back I asked the Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) "were they your shias?" He said, "No, if they were our shias I would have attended them better than that."
2. Hisham Bin Salem another friend of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) says, "Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) had a peculiar manner of action that he picked up food in the dark nights and carried it to the doors of the houses of the oppressed ones, delivered it to them and did not let himself be recognized.
Long time passed and Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) passed away. Since his help was discontinued, the poor and afflicted ones got to know that the unknown man who came in the night and helped them was Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) for this reason they became very sad and miserable.
Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) Struggles against hoarding
One of the years, a shortage of wheat took place in Madina. A bewilderment and anxiety overtook the people. Anyone who had not stored wheat for years use would try hard to provide and stock it.
At the same time, the poor have-nots were forced to buy there every day needed wheat from the market.
One day Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) asked his servant "Motab," "Do we have wheat in the house this year? Motab replied, "Yes we have got wheat to meet the requirement of a few months."
Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) said, "Take that to the market and surrender it to the people and sell it."
Motab said, "Oh my Lord! Wheat is scarce in Madina, if I sell it purchasing wheat after that will be difficult and we will face hardship and will be forced to buy it on a higher cost."
Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) said, "Do what I have said, hereafter do purchase the bread of the house like the have-nots of Madina, do each day. Because the bread of my house should not have any difference with that of the masses although you may buy it on a higher rate."
The greedy afflicted and the thankful poor (In the land of Mina during Hajj)
One of the friends of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) says, we were busy taking grapes in Mina along with the Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS). An afflicted one come and asked for help. Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) gave him a bunch of grapes. The man did not take that and demanded money. Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) said, "God may provide you that." The afflicted man walked a few steps and turned back and requested the Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) to give him the grapes. He said, "may God provide you that" and the man went back.
At the same time another poor man came and asked the Imam for help. Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) gave him a bunch of grapes. The man took them and thanked God. Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) gave him a handful of grapes. The man took that and again thanked God, for his boon. For the third time, Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) gave him twenty dirhams and the fourth time, gave him his shirt. The man took all and went back praying for Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS).
I said to myself had this man continued on, Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) would have given him all that he had.
Laying foundation of the Islamic University in Madina
Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) decided to lay the foundation of Islamic University in Madina, so as to train students in different fields and branches of knowledge. The gushing knowledge spring of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) was so evident that it attracted the researcher of knowledge from all the directions of the world. Hundreds of knowledge thirsty youth from all over the world came to Madina to join the teaching classes of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS). Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) trained famous and well-known men in various fields of knowledge the names of some of them are as follows:
1. Zurara and Mohammad Bin Muslim in jurisprudence.
2. Hisham and Momin ut Taq in beliefs and kalam (discourse).
3. Muffazil and Safwan in Gnosticism and Islamic learning.
4. Jabbir Bin Hayyan in mathematics and sciences.
Many other glorious men each of whom became the founder of various Islamic Learning's and arts so that for many years their books had been translated and taught in Europe. Evidently, such a chance for the propagation of Islamic learning's was not available in the age of Imam Ali (AS). Because, the enemy continuously engaged him in internal battles so that a constraint be put upon the propagation and dissemination of Islamic knowledge and learning's and this situation prevailed till the age of Imam Sajjad (AS).
From the age of Imam Muhammad Baqir (AS) the schools of Islamic learning were founded and those reached the climax of their expansion in the age of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS). So far so, that in the university of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) four thousand students were trained in various branches of Islamic knowledge and learning's and they spread all over the world and taught and trained the people.
Why Shiaism is named Jafri religion?
For the sake of the propagation of the Shiite constitution in the shadow of the knowledge, political sacrifices, and devotion, the Shiite school was attributed to him and this religion was named as the Jafri religion. We belong to the Jafri religion and take pride in this name. The message of the true Islam of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) can be sought in the blood of Imam Hussain (AS) and its explanation and description in the teachings of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS).
Jafri Islam is the same one, on the way of which Imam Ali (AS) fought holy war (Jehad) and Imam Hassan (AS) made truce and Imam Hussain (AS) gave his blood (life). Imam Sajjad (AS) put on the dress of prisoner ship and Bibi Zainab (SA) became the messenger of the blood of martyrs. Holy Prophet Muhammad's (SAW) daughter Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA) raised her voice in the mosque of her father over the cruelties and tyranny, which were committed on her.
If Islam were the one in which the rulers seated themselves upon snatched usurped chairs and enrage and unpleased Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA) and made Imam Ali (AS) sit at home, we admit that we will not submit to such Islam. From the logical point of view of the informed, faithful and scholars devoted to the family of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the Islam wherein the family of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) be suspended will be the same Islam whose custodians were the rulers like Muawiyah, Yazeed and Muttawakils.
The red history of Shiaism of Imam Ali (AS) proved that whosoever accepted the Islam minus the family of Imam Ali (AS) and struggled on its way did reach no where and was finally rendered despicable and helpless and at last turned into the tool of the hands of imperialists of the history. al-Mansur conspires against Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) ...