10 December 2018 - 09:12
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Rasa – A Persian-language translation of “Usul al-Kafi” by Hujjat al-Islam Hoseyn Ansarian will ‎be unveiled on December 13th in Qom.‎
Hujjat al-Islam Hoseyn Ansarian

RNA – According to Iran Book News Agency (IBNA) in Qom, the Persian translation of the ‎book “Usul al-Kafi” by Hujjat al-Islam Hoseyn Ansarian will be unveiled on Thursday, ‎December 13th at the Shaykh Tusi Hall of the Institute of Islamic Sciences and Islamic ‎Culture located on Mo’allem Street in Qom.‎

This unveiling ceremony will be held in honour of the translator of this work who is a writer in ‎the field of Islam and Shi’ism. Hujjat al-Islam Ansarian has been active in the compilation and ‎translation of various works for more than a decade.‎

The author of Usul al-Kafi is Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ya’qub ibn Ishaq al-Kulayni al-Razi (d. ‎‎328 AH/940 CE), he is also known as Thiqat al-Islam al-Kulayni. ‎

Usul al-Kafi is the title of the first part of the three parts of al-Kafi, a major Shi’ah book of ‎hadith. In this part of al-Kafi, we can find hadiths concerning the beliefs of Shi’ahs, the ‎biographies of the Immaculate Imams, and how a Muslim should behave. It contains 3,785 ‎hadiths.‎

The other two parts of al-Kafi contains hadiths concerning fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and ‎ethical advice.‎

Since al-Kafi is the only book among the Four Books (the four major hadith books of ‎Shi’ahs) which has addressed the principles of beliefs, it has always been central for Shi’ahs, ‎and this is why it has been published separately. Shi’ah scholars have written several ‎commentaries on it.‎

It is the most significant source of hadiths for the Shi’ah beliefs. It has frequently been ‎published as a separate book, it has been translated by several people, and numerous ‎commentaries have been written on it.‎

A speciality of this book is that its author was born at the time of the imamate of Imam ‎Hasan al-Askari and wrote it in during the lesser occultation of Imam al-Mahdi, making it the ‎closest book to the time of the Ahlul-Bayt.‎


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