Reality of Certainty
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Reality of Certainty (Arabic: حقاليقين, translit.: Haqh al-Yaqheen) is a Islamic collection of Hadiths (Islamic narrations) authored by the major Shiah scholar Allamah Mohammad Baqir Majlisi in the 16th century.
It is a major secondary source of hadiths, which elaborates on hadith drawn from primary sources compiled centuries earlier such as al-Kafi and Man la Yadhuru'l Faqih. Most of the primary Shia hadith collections are from the 10th and 11th centuries CE, and the secondary ones are either from the late Mongol era (14th century) or the Safavid era (16th-17th centuries).
Although it contains narrations that are considered weak by Shia scholars, it also has many considered as strong narrations, and it is a well-researched book and contains more or less complete chains of narrations, which many earlier books (including the Sunni collections of Bukhari and Muslim) tend to omit. According to the Shia scholarly point of view, all books of narration have at least a few weak narrators, since they were compiled by fallible people, therefore having weak narrators does not invalidate the whole book because narration are to be individually graded on their authenticity.
Contents of book include:
- Some hadiths related to the Shi'a view of Umar
- Hadiths related to Islamic ethics and the central beliefs of Islam
- Hadiths with practical advice on living life in accordance with Islamic law (Sharia)