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Kitāb al-Imāma wa al-Tabṣira min al-Ḥayra

The Book of the Imamate and Enlightenment from Confusion

Abu al-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn b. Babuwayh al-Qummī (d. 329 AH)



Chapter 1 - The testament from the time of Adam عليه السلام
Chapter 2 - 
The Earth is not devoid of a proof (ḥujja)
Chapter 3 - The Imamate is a covenant from God, be He exalted
Chapter 4 - God, mighty and majestic be He, favored the family of Muḥammad عليهم السلام with the Imamate exclusively to them
Chapter 5 - The Imamate is not appropriate but in the children of al-Ḥusayn to the exclusion of the children of al-Ḥasan عليهما وعلى أبيهما السلام
Chapter 6 - The Imamate of al-Ḥasan and al-Ḥusayn عليهما السلام
Chapter 7 - Reason for the convening of the Imamate in al-Ḥasan and al-Ḥusayn عليهما السلام
Chapter 8 - The Imamate is not in two brothers after al-Ḥasan and al-Ḥusayn عليهما السلام
Chapter 9 - The Imamate is not in a paternal uncle, a maternal uncle, or a brother
Chapter 10 - The Imamate of ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn عليه السلام and the invalidity of the Imamate of Muḥammad b. al-Ḥanafiyya
Chapter 11 - The Imamate of al-Bāqir – Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad b. ʿAlī  عليه السلام
Chapter 12 - The Imamate of Abū ʿAbdillāh عليه السلام
Chapter 13 - The Imamate of Mūsā b. Jaʿfar عليه السلام
Chapter 14 - The invalidation of the Imamate of Ismāʿīl b. Jaʿfar
Chapter 15 - The invalidation of the Imamate of ʿAbdullāh b. Jaʿfar
Chapter 16 - The reason for which the doctrine of waqf came about
Chapter 17 - The Imamate of ʿAlī b. Mūsā عليه السلام
Chapter 18 - Whoever dies and does not have an Imam, dies the death of Jāhiliyya
Chapter 19 - The recognition by the Imam of the authority having ended up to him after the first one has passed away
Chapter 20 - What the people are obligated to do at the passing away of the Imam عليه السلام
Chapter 21 - Denying one of the Imams عليه السلام
Chapter 22 - Associating an Imam who is not from God, be He exalted, with an Imam of guidance
Chapter 23 - Miscellanea