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.2: 696
Quantity: 2000
Size: 143 x 205 mm
ISBN: 964-438-790-2 (VOL.1)
ISBN: 964-438-791-0 (2 VOL.SET)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DEDICATION 4

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: (Part 1)
TRADITIONS ABOUT AL-REZA (S)

10
CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: (Part 2)
TRADITIONS ABOUT AL-REZA (S)
46
CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: (Part 3)
TRADITIONS ABOUT AL-REZA (S)
94

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO:
ON AL-REZA’S WORDS ON THE REASONS FOR VARIOUS THINGS

126

CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE:
ON WHAT AL-REZA (S) WROTE REGARDING THE REASONS (BEHIND THE DECREES) IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS BY MUHAMMAD IBN SAN’AN

158

CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR: (PART 1)
THE REASONS CITED BY AL-FAZL IBN SHAZAN

186

CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR: (PART 2)
THE REASONS CITED BY AL-FAZL IBN SHAZAN

220
CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE:
ON WHAT AL-REZA (S) WROTE FOR AL-MA’MUN REGARDING PURE ISLAM AND THE RELIGIOUS DECREES
248
CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX:
ON AL-REZA’S ENTRY TO NEISHABOOR AND WHERE HE RESIDED
276
CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN:
ON WHAT AL-REZA (S) SAID UPON LEAVING MARBA’AT NEISHABOOR TO SEE AL-MA’MUN
280
CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT:
A RARE TRADITION FROM AL-REZA (S)
284
CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE:
ON THE DEPARTURE OF AL-REZA (S) FROM NEISHABOOR TOWARDS TOOS AND MARV
286
CHAPTER FORTY: (PART 1)
ON THE REASONS WHY ALI IBN MUSA AL-REZA (S) ACCEPTED THE SUCCESSION TO THE THRONE FROM AL-MA’MUN, WHAT WENT ON, THOSE WHO WERE DISPLEASED AND THOSE WHO WERE PLEASED
290
CHAPTER FORTY: (PART 2)
ON THE REASONS WHY ALI IBN MUSA AL-REZA (S) ACCEPTED THE SUCCESSION TO THE THRONE FROM AL-MA’MUN, WHAT WENT ON, THOSE WHO WERE DISPLEASED AND THOSE WHO WERE PLEASED
332
CHAPTER FORTY-ONE:
 ON AL-REZA (S) PRAYING FOR RAIN ON THE REQUEST OF AL-MA’MUN, DISPLAY OF THE HONORABLE THE EXALTED GOD’S POWER BY FULFILLING HIS REQUEST AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THOSE WHO DENIED THIS
356
CHAPTER FORTY-TWO:
 ON THE PLANS OF AL-MA’MUN FOR FENDING OFF THE PEOPLE FROM THE MEETINGS OF AL-REZA (S), BELITTLING HIM, AND ON THE CURSING OF AL-MA’MUN
368
CHAPTER FORTY-THREE:
 ON POEMS ABOUT PATIENCE AND SILENCE IN FRONT OF THE IGNORANT, AND NOT TREATING FRIENDS WITH REPROACH, AND ATTRACTING THE ENEMY SO THAT HE BECOMES FRIENDS AND ON HIDING SECRETS
372
OTHER POEMS WHICH AL-REZA (S) USED TO READ AND DRAW SIMILITUDES FROM 378
CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR:
 ON AL-REZA’S NOBLE CHARACTERISTICS AND HIS WORSHIPPING
386
CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE:
 ON WHAT AL-MA’MUN DID TO PLEASE AL-REZA (S): HIS DEBATES WITH THE OPPONENTS REGARDING DIVINE LEADERSHIP AND ALI’S NOBILITY
402
CHAPTER FORTY-SIX:
 ON WHAT HAS BEEN NARRATED BY AL-REZA (S) REGARDING THE PROOFS FOR THE DIVINE LEADERS (S), AND THE REJECTION OF THE BOASTERS AND THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN GOD TURNING OVER THE AFFAIRS - MAY GOD DAMN THEM
446
CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN:
 ON INDICATIONS OF THE DIVINE LEADERSHIP OF AL-REZA (S)
456
CHAPTER FORTY-EIGHT:
ON THE PROOF OF AL-REZA’S RIGHTFULNESS DUE TO THE ACCEPTANCE OF HIS PRAYERS BY GOD THE HONORABLE THE EXALTED AGAINST BAKKAR IBN ABDULLAH IBN MOS’AB IBN AZ-ZOBAYR IBN BAKKAR WHO HAD OPPRESSED HIM
498
CHAPTER FORTY-NINE:
ON PROOF OF AL-REZA’S RIGHTFULNESS DUE TO PREDICTING THAT HE (S) WOULD NOT SEE BAGHDAD, AND NEITHER WOULD BAGHDAD SEE HIM (S)
500
CHAPTER FIFTY:
ON PROOF OF AL-REZA’S RIGHTFULNESS DUE TO THE ACCEPTANCE BY GOD THE HONORABLE THE EXALTED OF HIS PRAYERS FOR THE Barmakites
502
CHAPTER FIFTY-ONE:
ON THE PROOF OF HIS RIGHTFULNESS DUE TO AL-REZA’S (S) PREDICTION THAT HE WILL BE BURIED NEXT TO HARUN
504
CHAPTER FIFTY-TWO:
ON TRADITIONS RELATED TO AL-REZA’S (S) BEING MARTYRED WITH POISON AND BEING BURIED NEXT TO HARUN AL-RASHID
506
CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE:
ON AL-REZA’S INSIGHT AND HIS RECOGNITION OF THE FAITHFUL BELIEVERS AND THE HYPOCRITES
508
CHAPTER FIFTY-FOUR:
ON AL-REZA’S KNOWLEDGE OF ALL THE LANGUAGES
508
CHAPTER FIFTY-FIVE:
ON THE PROOF OF AL-REZA’S RIGHTFULNESS DUE TO HIS REPLYING TO AL-HASSAN IBN ALI AL-VOSHA’S QUESTIONS BEFORE HE COULD ASK THEM
510
CHAPTER FIFTY-SIX:
ON AL-REZA’S ANSWER TO ABI QORRAH - A FRIEND OF THE CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP
514
CHAPTER FIFTY-SEVEN:
ON WHAT AL-REZA (S) SAID ON THE SUBJECT OF DIVINE LEADERSHIP TO YAHYA IBN AD-DHAHHAK AL-SAMARQANDI IN THE PRESENCE OF AL-MA’MUN
516
CHAPTER FIFTY-EIGHT:
ON WHAT AL-REZA (S) TOLD HIS BROTHER ZAYD IBN MUSA WHEN ZAYD WAS BEING HAUGHTY IN AL-MA’MUN’S PRESENCE AND WHAT AL-REZA (S) SAID ABOUT MISTREATING THE SHIITES
518
CHPATER FIFTY-NINE:
ON REASONS FOR WHICH AL-MA’MUN MARTYRED ALI IBN MUSA AL-REZA (S) WITH POISON
530
CHAPTER SIXTY:
ON AL-REZA’S APPOINTMENT OF HIS SON MUHAMMAD IBN ALI (S) AS THE IMAM AND HIS SUCCESSOR
538

CHAPTER SIXTY-ONE:
ON THE MARTYRDOM OF AL-REZA (S) DUE TO BEING MURDERED BY AL-MA’MUN WITH POISON

538
CHAPTER SIXTY-TWO:
ANOTHER TRADITION FROM THE SHIITES ON THE DEATH OF AL-REZA (S)
540
CHAPTER SIXTY-THREE:
ON WHAT ABU SALT AL-HARAWI HAS NARRATED ABOUT AL-REZA BEING MARTYRED WITH POISONED GRAPES
544
CHAPTER SIXTY-FOUR:
ON WHAT (ABU HABIB) HARTHAMA IBN A’YAN NARRATED ABOUT THE MARTYRDOM OF AL-REZA BY BEING POISONED WITH POMEGRANATES AND GRAPES
552
CHAPTER SIXTY-FIVE:
ON AN ELEGY RECITED ABOUT AL-REZA (S)
566
CHAPTER SIXTY-SIX:
ON THE REWARD OF VISITING THE SHRINE OF IMAM ALI IBN MUSA AL-REZA (S)
578
 
De’bel at the Time of Death
On What has been Written on De’bel’s Grave
608
610
CHAPTER SIXTY-SEVEN:
ON THE REWARD OF VISITING THE SHRINE OF FATIMA - THE DAUGHTER OF IMAM MUSA IBN JA’FAR (S) IN QUM
610
CHAPTER SIXTY-EIGHT:
ON VISITING AL-REZA(S) IN TOOS
610
 
Another Pilgrimage Prayer By Imam Al-Reza (s)
Az-Ziyara Al-Jame’a Al-Kabeera: The Major Comprehensive Pilgrimage
624
626
CHAPTER SIXTY-NINE:
ON WHAT HAS BECOME APPARENT FOR THE PEOPLE OF OUR TIME FROM THE BLESSINGS AND SIGNS OF THIS PLACE OF MARTYRDOM, AND THE FULFILLMENT OF PRAYERS THERE
644