Imam Musa Al-Kazim(transliterated also into Musa al-Kadhim) is the seventhImam for Shiite Muslims. He was born on 7 Safar 128 AH (≈8November745) in the holy city of Medina. His father is Imam J‘afar ben Muhammad (Imam J‘afar As-Sadiq) and his mother is Hamida (Humayda)Al-Barbariyyah(known also by Hamida Al-Andalussiya) who was fromBerber or Amazigh. His teknonymic (Kunya)is Abo Ibrahim(and also Abo Al-Hasan) and his title is Al-Kazim(the one who swallows his anger).
Imam Musa Al-Kazim born in the final years ofthe Umayyad government which was succeeded by Abbasids. When he became the successor Imam after the death of his father, fatherandImam Musa Al-Kazimfaced oppression from the then government and hence he was brought from Medina to Baghdad and imprisoned for several periods of time.
Imam Musa Al-Kazim was a model of patience and piety. Similafather and grandfathers, Imam Musa Al-Kazim played a positive role in the then Islamic community to propagate morale and wisdom.
Imam Musa Al-Kazimpassed away on 25Rajab183 AH (≈8March799) and he was buried in the city of Baghdad in Iraq where a shrine has been built. It has been believed that Imam Musa Al-Kazim was assassinated by poison. Notably, the area in Baghdad, which is surrounding the shrine, is called Al-Kazimiyah (transliterated also into Kadhimiya).