UYUN AKHBAR AL-REZA
The Source of Traditions on Imam Reza (a.s.)

By:
Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Hussein ibn Musa
ibn Babawayh al-Qummi Known as
(Sheikh Sadooq)

Research and Translation by:
Ali Peiravi, Ph.D.

Edited by: Lisa Zaynab Morgan, M.A.
Translator: Sayyid Tahir Bilgrami
Publisher: Ansariyan Publications – Qum
First Edition 1384 -1427 - 2006
Thamin Al-a'immah Press
No. of Pages Vol.1: 688
Quantity: 2000
Size: 143 x 205 mm
ISBN: 964-438-789-9 (VOL.1)
ISBN: 964-438-791-0 (2 VOL.SET)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DEDICATION 4
TRANSLATOR’S FOREWORD 9
MASTER OF THE SHRINE 12
SHRINE OF THE MASTER 13
A RESIDENCE SHORT-LIVED 14
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHOR
15
  HIS NOBILITY AS EXPRESSED BY NOBLE RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS
HIS TRIPS
THE BIRTH OF THE AUTHOR - MAY GOD HAVE MERCY UPON HIM
THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR AND HIS SHRINE
A DEMONSTRATION OF HIS NOBILIT


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THE AUTHOR’S FOREWORD

21
CHAPTER ONE:
WHY IS ALI IBN MUSA (S) CALLED AL-REZA
22
CHAPTER TWO:
TRADITIONS ABOUT IMAM AL-REZA'S MOTHER AND HER NAME
24
CHAPTER THREE:
ON THE BIRTHDATE OF IMAM AL-REZA(S)
30
CHAPTER FOUR:
ON IMAM AL-KAZIM'S (S) CLEAR APPOINTMENT OF IMAM AL-REZA (S)
34
CHAPTER FIVE:
ON MUSA IBN JA'FAR'S WILL
58
CHAPTER SIX:
ON PROOFS OF DIVINE LEADERSHIP OF AL-REZA (S) AMONG THE TWELVE IMAMS (S)
68
CHAPTER SEVEN:
ON TRADITIONS ABOUT MUSA IBN JA’FAR (S), HARUN AR-RASHID AND MUSA IBN AL-MAHDI
122
CHAPTER EIGHT:
TRADITIONS ON THE DEATH OF ABI IBRAHIM MUSA IBN JA’FAR IBN MUHAMMAD IBN ALI IBN AL-HUSSEIN (S)
168
CHAPTER NINE:
THE DESCENDANTS OF GOD'S PROPHET (S) SAID TO HAVE BEEN KILLED BY AR-RASHID IN ONE NIGHT AFTER POISONING MUSA IBN JA'FAR (S) - BESIDES THOSE KILLED BY OTHERS
190
CHAPTER TEN:
ON REASONS FOR THE FORMATION OF THE WAQIFITES
196
CHAPTER ELEVEN: (Part 1)
ON TRADITIONS FROM AL-REZA ABOUT UNITY
198
CHAPTER ELEVEN:  (Part 2)
ON TRADITIONS FROM AL-REZA ABOUT UNITY
240
  IMAM AL-REZA’S SERMON ON THE UNITY OF GOD

 

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CHAPTER TWELVE:
A SESSION OF AL-REZA (S)’S DEBATE WITH THE PROMINENT THEOLOGIANS FROM AMONG THE RHETORICIANS AND THE VARIOUS RELIGIONS
280
CHAPTER THIRTEEN:
A SESSION IN THE PRESENCE OF AL-MA’MUN OF AL-REZA’S DEBATE ON UNITY WITH SOLEIMAN AL-MARWAZI - THE THEOLOGIAN FROM KHORASAN
328
CHAPTER FOURTEEN:
ANOTHER SESSION OF AL-REZA (S) AND AL-MA’MUN ALONG WITH PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT NATIONS, AND THE RHETORICIANS, AS WELL AS IMAM AL- REZA’S ANSWERS TO MUHAMMAD IBN AL-JAHM REGARDING THE IMMACULATENESS OF THE PROPHETS
354
CHAPTER FIFTEEN:
ANOTHER SESSION WITH AL-REZA (S) AND AL-MA’MUN ON THE INFALLIBILITY OF THE PROPHETS
362
CHAPTER SIXTEEN:
AL-REZA'S WORDS ON THE PEOPLE OF THE DITCH
382
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN:
IMAM AL-REZA'S WORDS ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD'S WORDS, ‘AND WE RANSOMED HIM WITH A MOMENTOUS SACRIFICE.’
390
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN:
ON IMAM AL-REZA'S VIEWS ON THE PROPHET'S STATEMENT, “I AM THE SON OF THE TWO OFFERINGS”
392
CHAPTER NINETEEN:
ON AL-REZA'S WORDS ON THE SIGN OF THE IMAM
398
CHAPTER TWENTY:
ON WHAT AL-REZA (S) HAS SAID REGARDING DIVINE LEADERSHIP, ITS NOBILITIES AND THE RANK OF THE DIVINE LEADER
402
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE:
AL-REZA’S WORDS ON THE MARRIAGE OF THE BLESSED LADY FATIMA (S)
416
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO:
ON WHAT AL-REZA (S) SAID ABOUT FAITH THAT IS RECOGNITION OF PARADISE, VERBAL CONFESSION AND PHYSICAL ACTION
422
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE:
ON AL-REZA’S DEBATES WITH AL-MA’MUN REGARDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAMILY (ITRA) AND NATION
426
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR:
ON AL-REZA’S WORDS ABOUT THE MAN FROM SYRIA AND HIS QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMANDER OF THE FAITHFUL (S) IN THE KUFA MOSQUE
450

CHPATER TWENTY-FIVE:
ON WHAT IS NARRATED BY AL-REZA (S) ABOUT ZAYD IBN ALI

466
CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX:
ON RARE TRADITIONS FROM AL-REZA ABOUT VARIOUS ISSUES
474
CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN:
ON WHAT AL-REZA (S) SAID ABOUT HARUT AND MARUT
498
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: (Part 1)
ON VARIOUS TRADITIONS FROM IMAM ALI IBN MUSA AL-REZA (S)
508
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: (Part 2)
ON VARIOUS TRADITIONS FROM IMAM ALI IBN MUSA AL-REZA (S)
550
CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE:
WHAT HAS BEEN NARRATED FROM AL-REZA (S) ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROPHET (S)
592
CHAPTER THIRTY:
VARIOUS TRADITIONS FROM AL-REZA (S)
602