In the case of Fru’ of al-Kafi which consist of volumes three to volume seven, the Furu’ al-Kafi (volume 3 – 7): The rules of conduct, the practical laws of the. The contents of al-Kafi are precious gifts from Ahl al-Bayt (the fourteen infallible This part is called Furu’ al-Kafi Branches of the Islamic system that consists of . Al-Kafi is the first-ever complete English translation of the first and foremost ‘ Usul al-Kafi (Volumes 1 & 2) Al‑Furu’ (Branches) (Volumes 3 through 7).

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Retrieved from ” http: This chapter deals with personal prayers du’a’ as distinct from the salat which is performed in a prescribed manner at prescribed times. Fru represents a decisive moment in the collection of traditions from the Prophet and the Imams and their systematic presentation.

Husayn ‘Ali Mahfuz, in the preface to al-Kaficounts 15, al-Allama al-Majlisi counts 16, and some contemporary scholars such as al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rassul al-Ghaffar consider there to be 15, Rawdat Al-Kafi This is the last of the series of al-Kafi, a book that contains the khutab sermons or speeches and the letters of- the Infallibles.

According to the Shia website, www.

They believe that anything that goes against previously held ideas must not be authentic. He aimed to strike a balance between dogmatism and extreme type of rationalism.

Kitab al-sayd and kitab al-dhabh: Obviously, the Isnad would not be from all of the scholars of the world, but rather furh group amongst them. This chapter presents the theological distinction between reason and ignorance. We shall discuss his view of reason in a separate section of our article. Usul al kafi is a book in which all the basic ingredients of Twelver shi’i kxfi may be found.

The second part of al-Kafi is Furu’ al-Kafi. Kitab al-talaq, divided into 82 chapters, deals with the issues concerning ila’ a form of divorce in which a man vows not to have connections with his wife for more fugu four months; zihar, a kind of divorce which results from likening one’s wife to the husband’s mother or other immediate female kins with mafi one is not permitted kafk marry; li’an, mutual cursing, in which a man accuses his wife of adultery and the wife swears for ql chastity.

Besides the introduction, the first volume consists of four books in the following order: You ought to know that kxfi is impossible for anyone to distinguish the truth from the untruth when Muslim scholars disagree upon statements attributed to the Imams.


As an appendix to this book abwab al-nabd’idhah wines and alcoholic drinks is added, which consists of 24 chapters, of which the last two chapters are devoted to the issues dealing with ghina’ musicnard gambling with dice and shatrani chess. This is a second subsidiary to the main Views from the Occident academic blog and Views from the Occident-Twitter Specials blog.

Usul principlesFuru’ branchesand Rawda miscellaneous part ; Usul is the most important part. The main concern of the other chapters has been man’s relationship with God. Al-Kulayni took up the work of compilation of the traditions for the sake of arming the believers with sufficient body of hadith that could serve as a guide.

One point that cannot be stressed enough is the fact that Imam Al-Kulayni ruru in the time of the Minor Occultation and that he had direct access to the Four Representatives of the Hidden Imam.

Honorific formulas repeated after the name of scholars, Infallibles, and the Prophet are omitted.

It certainly lacks the detailed systematic approach that is fueu obviously present in the other two parts of the book. All these commentaries have been published, though most of them nearly a hundred years ago. Thus, as stated on Al-Shia. It contains chapters, in which a total number of traditions are recorded.

The Qur’an is far more important to Islamic belief than any hadith book, and Shia scholars have long pointed this out.

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Actually, it was the position of the Shia scholarship for many centuries, at least the first four centuries after Hijrah, that Al-Kafi as well as the other three books of Hadith were Sahih in totality. The claims of the compilers as to the authenticity of the traditions contained within their works b. Marriage nikah is the subject of the next book. Views Read View source View history. Skip to main content. He also complains against the people’s complacency with regard to the capacity of human intellect.

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Third Volume This volume contains three books that deal with the issues concerning jihad struggle in the way of Godtrade and commerce, and marriage. In fact, even in the preface of Al-Kafi, we read that the book can be considered an interview with Imam Qaem himself:.

Imam Al-Kulayni was a companion of all four of these men, and thus, he had access to the Hidden Imam through them. There is only one way to separate the true from the untrue reports, through the standard which was declared by the Imam: Now let us examine the flimsy response by Answering-Ansar.


Nature of belief iman and unbelief kufrmeaning of tawhid Divine Unity and shirk dualism or polytheismnature of Islam faith and nifaq hypocrisyyaqin firm convictionthe problem of individual and collective belief and unbelief and unity and disunity, praiseworthy or desirable and cursed or undesirable qualities and habits etc. The issues discussed in this book can be summarized under the following general headings: This, as its name suggests, deals with the theology of God.

As the Usul and the Kaafi were meant to be compendium of the fundamental principles and rules of Islamic jurisprudence, morality and socio-political laws, many letters, sermons, wasaya and sunan of the Imams could not find place in oafi for they could not have been placed under any of the above-mentioned heads or sub-heads.

These 14 include the 12 Imams, descendants of the Prophet through his cousin and son-in-law, ‘Ali bin Abi Talib, fueu, more specifically, ‘Ali’s son Husayn, the third Imam. These were collections of traditions, either heard directly from the Imam or at least at second hand.

He did not want to prejudice others’ minds with a biased explanation of ahadith. The furu’ concern the traditions which elaborate the details of religious law, while the rawda is a collection of traditions outlining various points of religious interest and including some of the letters and speeches of the Imams.

Great Shi’i Works: ‘Al-Kafi’ by Al-Kulayni

Articles containing Arabic-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February In fact, this would mean that the Shia would have to reject all of their classical scholars, and these are the same scholars that they base all kaffi beliefs in and whose books they use.

Let us see what Al-Shia. He first worked as a religious scholar and faqih student of fiqh or religious law among the Imami-Shi’i scholars of al-Raiy in Iran.

No it does not. Furu’ al-Kafi contains hadiths regarding jurisprudential rulings and is comprised of 26 chapters:.