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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Added to this number traditions first vol. According to the Shia website, www. What it means is that the scholars of tradition have found some weakness in the tradition, usually one of the persons in the isnad, which suggests the possibility that the tradition might not go back to the Imam as claimed. This book contains traditions under 67 heads. The third volume contains a total number of hadith. The furu closes kaafi a discussion of oaths, vows and the manner of atonement when the fueu two are broken in Kitab al-aiman wa-l-nudhur wa-‘l-kaffarat.

In fact, Imam Al-Kulayni was asked by another Shia to compile a book with only Sahih Hadith because that particular Shia follower was confused as to which Hadith to follow and which not to.

For Twelver Shi’is, ahadith may also be sayings and actions of the 14 “Infallibles,” individuals whom they believe to be inerrant. Al-Kulayni tries to collect hadiths in such a way that they agree with the consensus and there is no incompatibility between them and the Qur’an. It is compiled after the pattern of Usul. Kitab al-zakat is the third and last part of the first volume and contains only a part of the traditions regarding the laws of alms-giving or poor-due.


This volume contains also the utterances, sermons and letters of the Prophet S. Also, some have included Mursal hadiths those hadith which do not have a complete chain of transmitterswhile others have not.

Al-Qadi Nur Allah al-Shushtari placed him at the top of the scholars of hadith and the chief guardian thereof. Simply open up your gift and check it out thoroughly. Al-Kulayni, of all other compilers of hadith, alone was a contemporary of all the four successive special representatives and ambassadors of Imam al-Mahdi, the twelfth Imam.

Books dealing with Hadith Traditions. Skip to main content. Is it because he held those beliefs? It also consists of four books. The last topics are dealt with in details. The first entitled al-wasaya deals with bequests while the second al-mawarith outlines the ordinary laws of inheritance. Shia The Four Books.

The authenticity of Furu al Kafi

The remaining chapters all concern the administration of the law. Views Read View source View history. Agha Buzurg al-Tihrani, op.

Assalamon alaikom, it is normally said that the hadiths from the four famous books are not always accepted….? He himself did not write any commentary on the traditions he compiled, but his preference for the traditions emphasizing the importance of reason and knowledge in placing kaif before all other traditions shows his own inclination towards rationalism.

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He was a man of great chastity, piety, integrity and holiness. Al-Astarabadi quotes from his teachers that, “no book has ever been written similar or close to it in rank”.

Following Kitab al-salat is kagi pillar of Islam, the alms tax al-Zakat paid as a Muslim. In presenting the traditions in al-Kafi, al-Kulaini’s main approach seems to have been to let the traditions speak for themselves.

Furu Al-Kafi (3-5)

The next two chapters concern hunting said and ritual slaughter dhaba’ih. Preface of Al-Kafi Based on the above, we see that there is a very long list of classical Shia heavy-weights that deemed Imam Al-Kulayni to be the authority when it comes to Hadith. Jihad and the other principle ‘enjoining good and forbidding evil’, if elaborated in details and stretched to their logical corollaries, cover the whole furuu system of Islam.


There are three ways to do this: Retrieved from ” https: Sayyid Mahdi Modaressi says Q. Related topics Ahl al-Hadith Criticism. This book deals with the rules of kafii, manumission freeing of slave, tadbir, management of individual affairsand Kitabah writingand consists of traditions divided into 19 chapters. Al-Kafi represents a decisive moment in the collection of traditions from the Prophet and the Imams and their systematic presentation. This book deals with different aspects of the Quran and serves as a key to the understanding of the Holy Book.

Kitab al-diyat, a natural sequel of kitab al-hudud, deals with the prescribed amount of cash or kind payable to the victim or the victim’s heirs as compensation for the atrocity committed against a person. No it does not. This, as its name suggests, deals with the theology of God. The fourth book consists of two parts, the fjru part having chapters, and the second part having histories of the lives of the Prophet S and Fatima al-Zahra’ A and the twelve infallible Imams Aat the end of which four discourses are included that sum up the general issues related to the role and place of the Imams.

Al-Tusi, the great scholar has called him the most dependable expert in hadith, the man of highest esteem and a scholar in hadith. Some chapters deal with the nature of the prophets’ guidance and their role in human society, describing their kaci characteristics and virtues.