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Ahl al-Bayt

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


The following is a partial selection of hadiths taken from the book Basa'ir ad-Darajat fii Fada'il Aal Muhammad by the Qummi scholar Abu Ja`far Muhammad b. al-Husayn b. Farukh as-Saffar (d. 290 AH).  As with the rest of Minhaj al-Waqifa, the hadiths chosen for selection to be included in the chapters compiled here are ones wherein one or more narrators are identified Waqifis (highlighted in blue).  As mentioned elsewhere for the work included for translation on this site, inclusion here does not necessarily indicating authentication on the part of the translator, nor does exclusion necessarily indicate rejection, it is only to fulfill the above mentioned criteria.


Chapter 1 - The Ahl al-Bayt and their Shi`a created from the same clay

Chapter 2 - Their hadith is difficult

Chapter 3 - Their affair is difficult

Chapter 4 - The Imams are the guides

Chapter 5 - The just Imam and the unjust Imam

Chapter 6 - The obligation of obedience to the Imams and that they are the envied people

Chapter 7 - The Imams are the Ahl adh-Dhikr

Chapter 8 - The Imams are the outstrippers in good works

Chapter 9 - Some words of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله commanding to the walayat of the Imams

Chapter 10 - Command of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله to take recourse to `Ali عليه السلام and the Imams

Chapter 11 - Who those who know are, and those who know not, and those endowed with minds

Chapter 12 - The Imams are the wulat of the command of Allah and the inheritors of His revelation

Chapter 13 - Amir al-Mu’mineen عليه السلام and the Awsiya after him are the side of Allah

Chapter 14 - The Imams are the face of Allah from which He is come unto

Chapter 15 - The primordial covenant with the Children of Adam

Chapter 16 - The walayat of Amir al-Mu’mineen عليه السلام brought down by Jibra’il عليه السلام

Chapter 17 - All prophets were sent with the walayat of the Ahl al-Bayt

Chapter 18 - The fitra upon which mankind was created

Chapter 19 - Representation of the Umma as spirits for the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله in the clay

Chapter 20 - The Imams knowing their lover from their hater in their spirits before the creation of their bodies

Chapter 21 - The Imams are visited by the angels

Chapter 23 - The Imams are the treasurers of Allah

Chapter 24 - Amir al-Mu’mineen عليه السلام saw what the Messenger صلى الله عليه وآله saw in the Night Journey

Chapter 25 - The two types of knowledge of Allah and which of them the Imams know

Chapter 26 - All knowledge that has been given to the former prophets was given to the Messenger صلى الله عليه وآله and his Ahl al-Bayt

Chapter 27 - Two-thirds of the Quran is about the Ahl al-Bayt and their Shi`a

Chapter 28 - The report of Heaven is not concealed from the Imams

Chapter 29 - The Imams know whatever is in the Heavens and the Earth, the Garden and the Fire, and whatever is between that

Chapter 30 - The knowledge of all that is present and past is with them

Chapter 31 - The ruling of the Imam by the Quran, the Torah, the Injil and the Zabur for their people

Chapter 32 - The former scriptures are with the Imams


(to be continued, in sha Allah)