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 third volume contains a total number of hadith. Simply open up your gift and check it out thoroughly.

“The authenticity of Furu al Kafi”

It covers traditions divided into 69 chapters. However, about the last part of this statement it should be said that it was furj common to present hadith books to Ahl al-Bayt a fru the number of books presented is very small compared to the number of books which has not been presented. These 14 include the 12 Imams, descendants of the Prophet through his cousin and son-in-law, ‘Ali bin Abi Talib, and, more specifically, ‘Ali’s son Husayn, the third Imam.

Of the basic traditions, 5, are considered sound sahih by scholars, i. To have an interview of that many words as those in this volume provides one a very good chance to know the personality of the person interviewed. So far as the confusion created by different and sometimes contradictory traditions is concerned al-Kulayni adopts a balanced view. He tried to save the faith from the arrogance of rationalism, which refused to accept any other authority except intellect.

Some of the ffuru issues are as follows: This book deals with the problems that form the main body of ‘ilm al-kalam. This is the longest and the most detailed book of the first volume of Usul al-Kafi, and deals with man’s need for Divine guidance in the form of prophets and Imams.

Book of Sulaym Ibn Qays. 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. It also includes an historical section on the Imams. Kitab al-taharah deals with all general and particular issues concerning the prescribed process of cleansing one’s body, the basic rules and their derivations, in three parts.


Sayyid Mahdi Modaressi says Q.

Al-Kafi (book)

The different laws concerning divorce are detailed in traditions from the Prophet and the Imams. The word jihad is usually translated as holy war, but no English word can communicate the true sense of the term, for jihad covers very wide range of connotations.

With this standard it would seem unlikely that the three Muhammads [including Muhammad al-Kulayni] would not have taken due care in having the contents of their compilations verified or having knowledge of the verification of the traditions from those they reported from especially Shaykh al-Kulayni who lived during the period of the minor occultation. It was standard practise among the companions of the Imams to exert themselves in the prope[r] retention and recording of the traditions until the time of the three Muhammads who in turn compiled them in their four books.

Al-Kafi consists of three parts: Kitab al-hudud deals with the punishments prescribed by the Quran and Sunnah. Each piece is as valuable as the wealth of the whole world. There are also rare cases where some hadiths are not mentioned in certain manuscripts, and therefore may or may not have been counted. There are numerous details including a very detailed section on mut’a or temporary marriage. 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.

Thus it could be used by anyone who wanted knowledge of religion and of legal practice ‘amal according to sound traditions athar from the truthful ones the Imams Furthermore, al-Kulayni had no special connection with the Four Deputies.

This is explained by al-Kulaini in his introduction to the work: Traditionists before al-Kulaini and traditionists after him examined the isnads chain of authorities with great care. I have not seen anyone who categorically rejects traditions and is able to prove that the Hadeeth did not originate from the mouth of the infallibles. Prominent scholars of Islamic studies in search of knowledge would meet him at his place to discuss, exchange notes and to confer with him for better understanding of the issues.

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. He was the most reliable person in hadith, the best critic and the most conversant in it.


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It is a ground to believe the veracity of his collection of hadith. 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.

The next chapter Kitab al-jihad presents traditions on the regulations for holy warfare. He intervenes very little himself. The fourth book, that is the last part of Usul al-Kafi, concerns with social issues, and is entitled as Kitab al-mu’arharah. Kitab al-sawm is the second book of this volume dealing with Al-Kulayni and His Works the issues concerning fasting and consists of traditions divided into 83 chapters. Sayyid Modaressi was invited to Shia Chat to answer questions.

In the furuu of this chapter, sections deal with the methods of approaching Islamic traditional knowledge; the methods of judging the truth of the subject matter of traditions, a description of traditions from the Imams and arguments against the use of personal opinion ra’y and analogy qiyas.

In this kzfi, Answering-Ansar has adopted the tone of the apologist, denying integral parts of their belief in order to seem more presentable. The reason for this variancy in number is due to different methods of counting. That is not necessarily the case. The total number of ahadith of the second volume is Al-Kulayni has taken great care in compiling the relevant traditions in such an order that the fundamental rules governing Islamic state and society are laid a in unambiguous terms.

This volume contains three books that deal with the issues concerning jihad struggle in the way of Godtrade and commerce, and marriage.

Kulayni also states, in reference to hadiths: This change in policy of the Shia—while it has kzfi them some face from having to defend their book—has left the Shia with absolutely no reliable book of Hadith.

It is a mystery as to why the modern day scholars of the Shia do not give a lucid explanation as to why the classical scholars believed Al-Kafi to be Sahih and why the contemporary scholars disagree with them.

This book consists of traditions.

Answering-Ansar says Al-Kulayni was a great scholar, a reliable narrator of hadith and a man of great learning.