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Reciprocal Rights
 
Subject:  Traditions
The Original Language:  Arabic: Risalatu 'l-Huquq
Author:  Al-Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn, Zaynu 'l-Abidin (p.b.u.h.)
Translated By:  Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi
Size:  15x21.5 cm
Pages:  88
 
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Reciprocal Rights (Risãlatu 'l-hHuqūq) is one of the most well known works narrated from the fourth Shī‘i Imãm Abu Muhammad Ali ibn al-Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abi Tãlib, peace be upon them (38/659 — Imãmat 61/680—94 or 95/712 or 713). The famous and trustworthy Imãmi Traditionist Abu Hamzah at-Thumãli narrated it from him, and Abu Ja‘far ash-Shaykh as-Sadũq al-Qummi included his narration in several works.' Ibn Shu‘bah and at-Tabrisi also give the Tradition, but, following their usual practice, without a chain of transmission.' The ‘Allãmah al-Majlisī included it in his Biharu 'l-anwãr, first with the chains of transmission from al-Khisãl and al-Amāli, and then with the chain of transmission from Tuhafu1 ‘uqũl  then he says: `We give this twice because of the enormous difference between the [two versions], the strength of the first [transmission] , and the great usefulness of the second.' As al-Majlisi says, there are many differences between the version of as-Saduq and that of Ibn Shu‘bah: the text which as-Saduq narrates contains all the rights which the Imam (p.b.u.h.) mentions — fifty in all —, while that narrated by Ibn Shu‘bah does not contain as many rights, although it is considerably longer since it contains comments given by the Imam, right by right.

 
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