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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The most important hadith books. Skip to main content. In presenting the traditions in al-Kafi, al-Kulaini’s main approach seems to have been to let the traditions speak for themselves. Shia The Four Books.
The first book is kitab al-‘iman wa al-kufr the book of belief and unbeliefand is the kwfi exhaustive and the lengthiest book of the whole compendium, which covets two-third part of the second volume.
It covers traditions and 38 chapters.
فـروع الـكـافـي – Furu al-Kafi
The akhbariyun traditionists have declared that Al-Kafi is completely Sahih except two or three narrations in it. The Shia propagandist will always dodge this lafi so it is important to hammer it in. Some men in the isnads are those who regarded one of the earlier Imams as the final Imam and there are even men entirely unconnected with Shi’i views.
He met with those companions of the Ahl al-Bayt a – or those who had seen them – to collect the hadith which had the least number of media and links.
The second volume of the Kwfi contains total number of hadith. The different laws concerning divorce are detailed in traditions from the Prophet and the Imams. It is very interesting that the great classical scholars of the Shia are of the opinion that Al-Kafi is Sahih and that it is only recently that the contemporary Shia scholars claim otherwise.
In this chapter knowledge ‘ilm is dealt with on the basis of its basic early Islamic meaning of the traditional knowledge of Islam, i. Views Read View source Kxfi history.
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This book is entitled kitab al-hujjah, i. However, a little investigation into the matter quickly reveals that Al-Kafi is considered absolutely authentic by the Shia. The second book is kitab al-du’a’ book of invocationsconsisting of four chapters and covering traditions.
Kitab al-nikah deals with the permissible forms and conditions of marriage and marital relations, covering all the aspects of man- woman relationship: And why is Answering-Ansar claiming that they are unable to ascertain which of Ulema held this opinion? Jihad and the other principle ‘enjoining good and forbidding evil’, if elaborated in details and stretched to their logical corollaries, cover the whole socio-political system of Islam.
Muhammad Taqi al-Majlisi writes, ” Al-Kafi is the most accurate and most comprehensive of all primary hadith sources, and it is the greatest and best book ever written by the Imamiyyah.
They thereby abandoned the view of Imam Al-Kulayni and declared that only a small segment of the narrations were accurate. Divine Will is an Attribute of Divine Action; Divine Names and their nature; motion and transference; Seat of God ‘arsh wa kursi ; soul; origin mabda’ and its meaning; intention and will; examination and test; contraction qabd and expansion bast in relation to God; felicity and vice; good and evil; free will and determinism qadar wa jabr and intermediate stage ‘amr bayna al-‘amrayn ; belief in determinism, freedom and delegated freedom tafwid ; meaning of Divine permission; grace lutf ; Divine proofs; Divine guidance.
The last topics are dealt with in details. The first book is kitab al-‘aql wa al-jahl, which has one chapter consisting of thirty-four traditions. He has neither expressed his own views nor reported others’ judgements in order to preserve impartiality of the book, so that a scholar should remain free to form his own opinions. Ya’qub al- Al-KafiDar al-kutub al-Islamiyyah, Articles containing Arabic-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February This chapter emphasizes that that relationship with God also encompasses man’s relationship with his fellow men.
Thus, Imam Al-Kulayni had completed the task, and therefore it is no longer upto the Shia follower to question the authenticity of Al-Kafi which is declared Sahih by the scholars. This, as its name suggests, deals with the theology of God.
It is an established fact that the words of Ahl al-Bayt are in complete harmony. A Taharan wa najasah and related issues in 64 chapters covering traditions. This opinion was held by the traditionists of the Shia faith, and all the fruu scholars in the first four centuries after Hijrah. 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. 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.
Some chapters deal with kaafi nature of the prophets’ guidance and kaffi role in ak society, describing their specific characteristics and virtues. Each piece is as valuable as the wealth of the whole world. Secondly, we see an over-arching theme in Shia history, namely that the contemporary Shia scholars hold beliefs that run contrary to their ancestors and some of the same people that they claim to follow. In his introduction, Imam Al-Kulayni explains what was the process that he underwent in order to verify that the Hadith he compiled were authentic.
I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. The issues paid special attention are: Al-Kafi represents a decisive moment in the collection of traditions from the Prophet and the Imams and their systematic presentation.
Great Shi’i Works: ‘Al-Kafi’ by Al-Kulayni
Al-Kulaini was not the first Imami scholar to use the method. The scholars have made these remarks, to remind the people that one cannot simply pick the book up, and take whatever they like from it as truthful. In fact, even in the preface of Al-Kafi, we read that the book can be considered an interview with Imam Qaem himself:. Thus, these are not un-named individuals, but rather these are the Shia heavy-weights, including: He was a great scholar of theology….
An important feature of al-Kafi is its order and comprehensiveness. It covers a long range of crimes and sins which invite the prescribed punishments. Al-Kafi consists of three main sections: The importance of al-Kafi as a work ffuru tradition is considerable. The first volume of Al-Kafi from the beginning to kitab al-Iman wa l-kufr has been translated into English in 8 volumes by Muhammad Sarwar.