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12-The Book of Divine Proof 7
 
Subject:  Traditions
The Original Language:  Arabic:Usul Al-Kafi
Translated By:  Board of Writing,Translation and Publication Of WOFIS
Publisher: WOFIS
Compiled by:  ash-Shaykh Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Ya'qub Ibn Ishaq al-Kulayni ar-Razi
Size:  16.5x23.5 cm
Pages:  144
 
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In our continuous effort to propagate Islam through our numerous publications, we have persistently endeavoured to include amongst our publications translations of the most important reference books recognized by the Shī‘ah. To be able to publish such key books in the Shī‘ite heritage in foreign languages not only gives us great pleasure and pride but conforms very well with out wishes and our sincere objectives. No doubt non-Arabic-speaking researchers will now have better access to the true Islamic heritage, since such books contain the ahādīth (traditions) of the holy Imāms (peace be upon them) and the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny). Moreover these books constitute the second source — the holy Qur’ān being the first — whereby one may obtain a better understanding of Islamic beliefs, jurisprudence, history, biographies, morals and behaviour, laws pertaining to worship, business, considerations for the individual, family and society etc.

One of the important books in question is al-Kāfī whose author was ash-Shaykh Abū Ja‘far Muhammad ibn Ya‘qūb al-Kulaynī ar-Rāzī (d. 328/329 = 940/941). We do not need to introduce either the book or its author since the preface (in The Book of Reason and Ignorance) takes care of that and also shows the religious significance and the status of this book in our heritage, namely the heritage transmitted to us through Ahlu ’l-bayt (the Household of the Holy Prophet — peace be upon them).

 

 
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