Our Imam was born in Madina on Ist Rajab 57 Hijri, died in Madina on 7th Zilhijja 114 Hijri (31.1.733AD) at the age of 57 years.
Period of Imamate 19 years.
Seeking of knowledge has always been highly emphasized in Islam. Allah (SWT) equipped His prophets with extraordinary levels of knowledge as a tool to enlighten their communities and to make clear to them the main purpose of life. In every other era, seeking of knowledge has been made obligatory on mankind because it is only through this path that the intellect of a man is strengthened and overall progress in society can be achieved.
Imam Baqir (as) lived in a very unique time in history, such that if it were not for the revolution in knowledge the Imam started, today we would not be the Shia we are, indeed, much of all we know in Islam has come from our 5th and 6th Imams.
THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE IMAM (AS)
AT THE TIME OF IMAM AL-BAQIR