List of Shia books

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Books by Shia Imams[edit]

  1. Nahj al-Balaghah "a collection of sermons, letters and quotes of Imam Ali", collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi (970 AD - 1015 AD)
  2. Al-Jafr – attributed to Imam Ali
  3. Al-Sahifa al-Alawiya – attributed to Imam Ali
  4. Risalah al-Huquq – attributed to Imam Zayn al-Abidin
  5. Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya – attributed to Imam Zayn al-Abidin
  6. Tafsir Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq – attributed to Imam Jafar al-Sadiq
  7. Al-Risalah al-Dhahabiah – attributed to Imam Ali al-Ridha
  8. Al-Sahifat al-Ridha – attributed to Imam Ali al-Ridha

Hadith collections[edit]

Al-Kutub al-Arbaʿah[edit]

  1. Kitab al-Kafi by Kulayni (864 AD - 941 AD) (divided into Usul al-Kafi, Furu al-Kafi and Rawdat al-Kafi)
  2. Man La Yahduruhu al-Faqih by Shaykh Saduq (923 AD - 991 AD)
  3. Tahdhib al-Ahkam by Abu Ja'far al-Tusi (995 AD - 1067 AD)
  4. Al-Istibsar by Abu Ja'far al-Tusi (995 AD - 1067 AD)

Other Major Hadith collections[edit]

  1. The Book of Sulaym ibn Qays by Sulaym ibn Qays ( ?? - 695 AD)
  2. Daim al-Islam by Al-Qadi al-Nu'man (Isma'ili Shia) ( ?? - 974 AD)
  3. Uyun Akhbar al-Ridha by Shaykh Saduq (923 AD - 991 AD) (it has the sayings of the eighth Imam, Ali al-Ridha)
  4. Al-Ihtijaj by Abu Mansur Ahmad Tabrisi ( ?? - 1202 AD)
  5. Al-Wafi by Mohsen Fayz Kashani ( ?? - 1680 AD)
  6. Wasā'il al-Shīʿa by Shaikh Hur al-Aamili (1624 AD to 1693 AD)
  7. Bihar al-Anwar by Allama Majlisi (1627 AD to 1699 AD)
  8. Haqq ul-Yaqeen by Allama Majlisi (1627 AD to 1699 AD)
  9. Ayn al-Hayat by Allama Majlisi (1627 AD to 1699 AD)
  10. Kamil al-Ziyarat by ibn al-Qummi (collection of hadiths and ziarats (sacred visits) regarding the visitation of the Imams (as) and Karbala)
  11. Mustadrak Al-Wasaʾil by Mirza Husain Noori Tabarsi (1838 AD to 1902 AD)
  12. Basaʾir ad-Darajat by Sheikh Al-Safar al-Qummi
  13. Jamia ahadith al-Shi'a by Ayatollah Hussein Borujerdi (an encyclopedia of Hadith - It has the collection of hadiths from main Shia books on different topics)

Other related Hadith Books[edit]

  1. Ilal-Alshraiy by Shaykh Saduq
  2. Sifat al-Shi'a by Shaykh Saduq
  3. Fada'il al-Shi'a by Shaykh Saduq
  4. Al-Tawhid by Shaykh Saduq
  5. Ma'ani l-akhbar by Shaykh Saduq
  6. Thawab al-a'mal wa 'iqab al-a'mal by Shaykh Saduq
  7. Al-Ikhtisas by Shaykh Mufid
  8. Safinat al-bihar by Shaykh Abbas Qumi
  9. Al-Mahasin by Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Barqi
  10. 'Al-Insaf fi l-nass ala l-A'imma al-Ithna Ashar by Sayyid Hashim al-Bahrani
  11. Tuhaf al-Uqul by Ibn Shuja Harrani
  12. Uddat al-da'i wa najah al-sa'i by Ahmad bin Fahad al-Hilli
  13. Mizanul Hikmah by Mohammed Reyshahri

Hadith's Anthologies & Commentaries[edit]

  1. Shahr Usul al-Kafi — by Mohammad Salih al-Mazandarani
  2. A Bundle of Flowers — collected by Ayatollah Sayyid Kamal Faghih Imani; a popular English language secondary collection of Shi'a hadith. It narrates traditions from such Shia collections as Kitab al-Kafi and Man la Yahdhuruhu'l Faqih.
  3. A Shi'ah Anthology[1] — by William Chittick, Hossein Nasr and Muhammad Husayn Tabataba'i; a brief introduction to exemplary hadith from the 12 Imams.

Theology of Shi'a[edit]

These books include discussions about Theology (Tawḥīd, Nubuwwah, Imamah, etc. ) of Shi'a.

Classic Kalam[edit]

These books seek to give a rational account of Shi'a theology in contrast with the Ash'ari, Mu'tazili and other theological schools of Islam. The contents of these books are taken from the 8th to the 13th century (2nd to 7th century of Islam).

  1. Eʿteqādātal-Emāmīya by Shaykh Saduq (923 AD - 991 AD)
  2. Al-Amali by Shaykh Saduq (923 AD - 991 AD)
  3. Al-Khisal by Shaykh Saduq (923 AD - 991 AD)
  4. Awail Al Maqalat by Shaykh Mufid (948 AD - 1022 AD)
  5. Al-Amali by Sheikh al-Mufid (948 AD to 1022 AD)
  6. Tashih al-I'tiqad by Shaykh Mufid (948 AD - 1022 AD), a correction of Shaykh Saduq's Eʿteqādātal-Emāmīya.
  7. Tajrid al-i‘tiqad by Nasir al-Din Tusi (1201 AD - 1274 AD)
  8. Al-Amali by Shaykh Tusi
  9. Al-Amali by Shayhk Murtaza

Modern Kalam[edit]

These books seek to give a rational account of Shi'a theology in contrast with modern Western ideologies including Marxism and Liberalism during the 20th century.

  1. Fundamentals Of Islamic Thought by Morteza Motahhari, trans. R. Campbell: Berkeley, California, Mizan Press, 1982.

Quranic Tafsirs[edit]

  1. Tafsir Al-Qummi — by Mohammad bin Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Qummi (?? - 919 AD)
  2. Al-Tibbyan Fi Tafsir al-Quran — by Shaikh Tusi (995 AD - 1067 AD)
  3. Majma' al-Bayan by Shaykh Tabarsi (1073 AD - 1153 AD)
  4. Tafsir Safi by Mohsen Fayz Kashani ( ?? - 1680 AD)
  5. Al-Bayan Fi Tafsir al-Quran — by Ayatollah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei (1899 AD - 1992 AD)
  6. Tafsir al-Mizan — by Allamah Tabatabai (1903 AD - 1981 AD)
  7. Tafsir Nemooneh by Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi (1927 AD - Present)
  8. Al Kauthar fi Tafsir Al Quran by Mohsin Ali Najafi (1938 AD to Present)[2]
  9. Tafseer e Masoomeen (as)--[3] compiled by Wilayat Mission[4]
  10. Tafsir Furat Kufi by Furat Ibn Ibrahim al-Kufi
  11. Tafsir Noor al-Thaqalayn by Abd al-Ali ibn Juma Aroosi
  12. Tafsir Ayyashi by Allamah Ayyashi
  13. Al-Burhan Fi Tafsir al-Quran by Syed Hashim al Bahrani

History books[edit]

  1. Kamaaluddin wa Tamamum ul Ne'amah— by Shaikh Saduq (923 AD - 991 AD)
  2. Tazkar-tul-Athar— by Sheikh al-Mufid (948 AD - 1022 AD)
  3. Majalis al-muminin— by Qazi Nurullah Shustari ( (1542 AD - 1610 AD)
  4. A 250 Years Old Person— by Ali Khamenei (1939 AD - Present)

Shia-Sunni argumentations[edit]

  1. Al Muraja'at — by Abd al-Husayn Sharaf al-Din al-Musawi (1872 AD - 1957 AD)
  2. Peshawar Nights — by Sultanu'l-Wa'izin Shirazi (1894 AD - 1971 AD)
  3. Then I was Guided (book) — by Muhammad al-Tijani (1943 AD - Present)
  4. The Shi'ah are (the real) Ahl al-Sunnah (book) — by Muhammad al-Tijani (1943 AD - Present)
  5. Ask Those Who Know (book) — by Muhammad al-Tijani (1943 AD - Present)
  6. To be with the truthful (book)Muhammad al-Tijani (1943 AD - Present)
  7. Al-Ghadir by Allamah Amini (About the Hadith of Ghadir from Sunni books)

Ilm ar-Rijal[edit]

  1. Rijal e Kashi by Allamah Kashi
  2. Rijal e Nijashi by Allamah Ahmed bin Ali-al Najashi
  3. Rijal e Tusi by Shaykh Tusi
  4. Mojam Rijal e Hadith by Grand Ayatollah Khoei

Books on Shia Imams[edit]

  1. Ghurar al-Hikam wa Durar al-Kalim by Abdul Wahid al-Tamimi (Collections of short quotations and aphorisms by Imam Ali)
  2. Misbah ul Mutahajid by Shaykh Tusi (a collection of Duas)
  3. Mafatih al-Jinan — collected by Shaykh 'Abbas Qummi (Collections of Du'a (Supplications))
  4. Qalam-e-Mowla[5] is a Nizari Ismaili shi'a muslim book that has speeches by the first Shi'a Imam, Ali. It is a poetic translation of Shi'a teachings into South Asian languages.
  5. Muntahi al-Amal by Shaykh 'Abbas Qummi (About Prophet Muhammad and his descendants)
  6. Kitab al-Irshad by Shaykh Mufid (About the life of 12 Imams)
  7. Al Saqib Fi al-Manâqib by Ibn Hamaza Tusi
  8. Khasais of Al Aemmah by Al-Sharif al-Radi

Shia Jurisprudence (fiqh)[edit]

  1. Urwa al-Wuthqa by Ayatollah Mohammed Kazem Yazdi
  2. Shara'i' al-Islam fi masail al-halal wal-haram by Muhaqqiq al-Hilli
  3. Jawahir Al Kalam by Ayatollah Muhammad Hasan al-Najafi
  4. Madarik al-ahkam fi sharh shara'i' al-Islam by Ayatollah Muhammad Musawi al-Amili
  5. Al-Mahasin by Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Barqi
  6. Tawdih al-Masa'il by Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
  7. Tawdih al-Masa'il by Grand Ayatollah Hossein Vahid Khorasani

Uncategorized[edit]

  1. Imamate and Leadership
  2. Fatemeh is Fatemeh
  3. The Message (Subhani) by Ja'far Sobhani

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2001-11-09. Retrieved 2006-06-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://alkauthar.edu.pk/dept-of-dar-ul-quran-al-karim/
  3. ^ http://www.wilayatmission.org/EngBooks/Tafseer.pdf
  4. ^ "Wilayat Mission: Leading Shia Books Publisher". Wilayat Mission.
  5. ^ "QALAM-E-MOWLA". ismaili.net.

Academic sources:

  • Expectation of the Millennium: Shi'ism in History by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.
  • Shi'ism Doctrines, Thought, and Spirituality by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.
  • Introduction to Shi'i Islam by Moojan Momen, Yale University Press.
  • An Introduction to Shi'i Law: A Bibliographical Study by Hossein Modarressi Tabataba'i (London 1984)
  • Shi'ite Identities: Community and Culture in Changing Social Contexts by Christoph Marcinkowski (Berlin 2010).

External links[edit]

Online Shi'a references: