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 ” https: Even in his brief introduction he emphasized the significance of knowledge and- reason. Not only this, but the official classical opinion of the Shia was that it was entirely Sahih. Kitab al-wasaya deals with various forms of bequest, testament, last will and legacy.

Views Read View source View history. The usul of al-Kafi are divided into eight kutub or chapters and most of the kutub are divided into abwab or sections.

This, as its name suggests, deals furi the kati of God. I citing page 8 of al-Kulaini’s text. The discussion about these issues covers all major aspects of a Muslim’s individual and social life.

Honorific formulas repeated after the name of scholars, Infallibles, and the Prophet are omitted. He had the chance to collect fury from the proper sources.

It covers traditions divided into 69 chapters. And whatever contradicts it, reject it”.

Subscribe To Posts Atom. Kitab al-‘ashribah, dealing with the issues related to drinking permissible and prohibitedcovers 62 traditions under 11 sections. You ought ak know that it is impossible for anyone to distinguish the truth from the untruth when Muslim scholars disagree upon statements attributed to the Imams.

The issues paid special attention are: Al-Kulayni compiled them under the name of the Rawdah, a garden embracing a variety of flowers and fruits picked up and gathered from the fields cultivated by the Imams.


He goes on to mention twelve reasons in support of his claim.

It records prayers recommended by the Imams for a variety of situations and occasions. This book consists of thirty chapters and traditions in all. It contains chapters, in which a total number of traditions are recorded. Ayatollah Ql mentions that his teacher, Muhammad Husayn Na’iniwould call doubting the sources of al-Kafi”the business of the incompetent”.

Kitab al-Kafi

There is also a translation and commentary on the first chapter of Usul al-Kafii. Al-Shaykh al-Mufid says, “This book is among the best Shi’a books and enjoys a lot of benefits. The total number of traditions of this book is To have an interview of that many words as those in this volume furk one a very good chance to know the personality of the person interviewed.

These issues are usually discussed under separate headings by fuqaha’, but al-Kulayni has brought them under one topic. Al-Kulaini is accredited with several works during this period. You have brought to my notice that the meaning of the traditions were difficult for you to understand due to the conflicting fuur in various books, and it was even more difficult to ascertain whether differences arose because of difference in the reasons and motives; you also complained of having no access to a reliable scholar of Islamic sciences with whom through dialogue and discussion you could arrive at a conclusion, neither you had any book that could cover all the branches of ‘ilm ad-Din to save a seeker of truth from the labour of referring to many books and which could suffice as a guide and source of spiritual light in the matters of theology and the traditions of the rightly guided true Imams A.

Kitab al-‘aqiqah deals with the issues related to child-birth, education and upbringing of children, and the rights of sons and daughters. Besides the introduction, the first volume consists of four books in the following order: When you debate with the Shia, keep asking him why the Shia can say that Al-Kafi is not authentic, when the compiler of Al-Kafi himself says they are authentic.


The first book is xl al-‘aql wa al-jahl, which has one chapter consisting of thirty-four traditions. Now let us examine the flimsy response by Answering-Ansar. Kitab al-tijarah provides the key to understanding and following the rules laid down by Islam with regard to economics.

Al-Kafi – A Brief Outline

Sayyid Modaressi was invited to Shia Chat to answer questions. Marriage is naturally followed by the birth of children and the next book deals with what is necessary and what is recommended kafl that time.

This book is entitled kitab al-hujjah, i. The remaining chapters all concern the administration of the law.

Kitab al-Kafi – Wikipedia

Shia The Four Books. The later kafk describe the signs of the Imam and necessity of following him. In fact, we have traditions that prohibit us from rejecting any Hadeeth especially if they are narrated by the Four Books which are our most reliable sources of Hadeeth.

This is admitted by Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain of the Al-Mahdi Institute on their official website, in which he declares that the compilers of the four books of Hadith which includes Al-Kafi all declared that the narrations contained therein were completely authentic.

There are numerous details including a very detailed section on mut’a or temporary marriage.