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According to Shia sources Al-Jamia (Also called al-Jami’a, al-Jámi'a, al-Jami'ah, al-Jamea, al-Jami‘, al-Jami, or al-Jama) (meaning “the encyclopedia” or “the comprehensive”)[1] is a sacred and secret text. Shi'ites believe that it was dictated by Muhammad to Ali, who then wrote down these words.[2][3][4][5][6]

Description of al-Jamia[edit]

Al-Jamia is a scroll made from rams skin which measures 70 cubits long (as measured by the arm of Muhammad) and the width of a sheepskin.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

The Shia believe that Al-Jamia is currently in the possession of the 12th Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi, after he inherited it from his predecessors. But the Imam went into major occultation and will not come in contact with the world until end of times.[7][8][9]


The contents of al-Jamia include:

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