Ithna ʿAshariyya

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The following are translations of early and medieval Twelver Imami scholastic works in the domain of hadith, theology, fiqh, rijal, and history.

It should also be noted that some of the material here would be from an earlier stage of translating, and so may require heavier editing and improving in the future, in sha Allah.


Wasa'il ash-Shi`a - A selection of chapters and narrations from Hurr al-`Amuli's Wasa'il ash-Shi`a, which is used as the primary compendium of hadiths for jurisprudential narrations among Twelver scholars

Ghiyath Sultan al-Wara - A brief collection of Twelver hadiths extracted from a work of Ibn Tawus on the topic of the permissibility of qada of the salat for the deceased

Kitab al-Imama wa 't-Tabsira min al-Hayra - A book of narrations in chapters about the Imams and the Imamate written by Shaykh Saduq's father, `Ali b. al-Husayn b. Babuwayh al-Qummi

Masa'il of `Ali b. Ja`far - A collection of reports on the authority of `Ali b. Ja`far, the youngest son of Ja`far as-Sadiq, narrating a series of legal questions and answers he posed to his brother Musa al-Kazhim

Musnad al-Imam Musa b. Ja`far - A collection of prophetic narration attributed to Musa al-Kazhim narrated during one of his imprisonments

Mustatrafat as-Sara'ir - A collection of brief early hadith texts (or extracts from them) as found quoted at the end of Ibn Idris al-Hilli's Kitab as-Sara'ir

Nawadir Ahmad b. `Isa al-Ash`ari - A collection of miscellaneous hadiths divided into chapters authored by the 3rd century Qummi scholar and authority Ahmad b. `Isa

Risalat al-Mut`a - A collection of narrations on the subject of mut`a (temporary marriage) from a work of Shaykh Mufid

Summary of the Acts of Worship - Based off the relevant section of Hurr al-`Amuli's al-Fusul al-Muhimma summarizing the acts of worship through hadiths with the isnads removed

Tibb an-Nabi - A brief collection of prophetic narrations on the topic of medicine and diet as found in Bihar al-Anwar (though the original work is from a Sunni scholar)

al-Usool as-Sitta `Ashar - An assortment of surviving Usool collections of hadiths which were notebooks of hadiths authored by companions of the Imams and their students

Miscellanious - Various narrations and extracts


Awa'il al-Maqalat - Selected chapters from Shaykh Mufid's collection of theological doctrines

Mukhtasar `Aqa'id - al-Karajaki's summary of the points of belief in the religion

Kitab al-Idah - Extract of a work attributed to the early Qat`i proto-Twelver scholar al-Fadl b. Shadhan (authorship disputed)

Mas'ala fi 'n-Nass `Ali - 1 - Shaykh Mufid's first treatise on issues of the designation (nass) of `Ali b. Abi Talib

al-Masa'il as-Sarawiyya - Extract of a work attributed to Shaykh Mufid (authorship disputed)

ar-Risalat al-Ula fii 'l-Ghayba - Shaykh Mufid's first treatise on issues of the ghayba


Kitab al-Hidaya - Shaykh Saduq's book of the beliefs and laws

Kitab al-Ishraf - Shaykh Mufid's treatise summarizing the laws of the acts of worship

Fiqh ar-Rida - An early book of fiqh and hadiths attributed to `Ali b. Musa ar-Rida (authorship disputed)


Masar ash-Shi`a - Shaykh Mufid's book of the months of the year, listing out historical dates of relevance to the Shi`a


Abwab an-Nisa - Chapters on the women companions/narrators as extracted from Shaykh Tusi’s book of rijal.

Rijal al-Fadl b. Shadhan - Extracted reports from al-Fadl b. Shadhan in regards to various rijal

Kitab ad-Du`afa Ibn Ghada'iri - Ibn al-Ghada'iri's book of rijal, on the da`if (weak) narrators

Mustadrak Ibn al-Ghada'iri - Material quoted from Ibn al-Ghada'iri by others but not found in the above work

Rijal al-Kashshi - Selected chapters from the Rijal of al-Kashshi as found in Shaykh Tusi's summary of it, Ikhtiyar Ma`rifat ar-Rijal