Essence of Life (book)

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Essence of Life, or Ayn al-Hayat, is a book of Hadith in Persian by Muhammad Baqir al-Majlisi (1616–1698 CE).[1][2]


Chapter Names:[3]

  1. Profiles of the Benevolent Companions of the Prophet (A.S.)
  2. The Steps
  3. The Fundamentals
  4. The Benefits
  5. Refulgence or Rays of Light
  6. The Objectives
  7. The Maxims or Regulations
  8. The Traits - Qasail
  9. Lamaat: The Rays Of Light
  10. The Fruits
  11. The Stars
  12. The Yanabeeh or Streams
  13. The Status
  14. Masabeeh - The Lamps
  15. Invocations

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  1. ^ Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina The just ruler (al-sultān al-ʻādil) in Shīʻite Islam 1988 - Page 275 "Majlisi, Muhammad Baqir al-. 'Ayn al-hayat. Tehran, 1373/1953. "
  2. ^ Etan Kohlberg Belief and law in Imāmī Shīʻism 1991 - Page 29 "A very different text to be translated was the second volume of the popular Hayat al-qulub by Muhammad Baqir al- Majlis"
  3. ^ Majlisi, Allama Mohammed Baqir (2005). Essence of Life, A translation of Ain al-Hayat. Sayed Tahir Bilgrami. Qum: Ansariyan Publications.

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