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Al-Bab al-hadi 'ashar (book)

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Al-Bab al-hadi 'ashar
Author al-'Allama al-Hilli
Original title الباب الحادي عشر
Language Arabic
Subject Shi'a theological beliefs
Genre Theology
Published 1412/1992, 3rd edition
Publisher Mashhad: Astan Quds Publication
English translation
Translator William McElwee Miller
En. publisher London, Royal Asiatic Society, 1928


Al-Bāb al-ḥādī ʿashar (Arabic: الباب الحادي عشر), literally meaning, "The Eleventh Chapter", is in fact the eleventh chapter of Minhaj al-salih fi mukhtasar al-misbah. It is one of the most famous Shi'a theological works, and was written by al-'Allama al-Hilli (d. 726/1325).

Author

Main article: al-'Allama al-Hilli

Al-'Allama al-Hilli was a Shi'a scholar of the 8th/14th century. His debates and writings persuaded Oljeitu (Sultan Muhammad Khudabanda) to convert to Shi'a Islam, which in turn led to the spread of Shi'a beliefs in Iran. Al-Allamah al-Hilli has many works on jurisprudence, principles of jurisprudence, theology, philosophy, logics, supplications and other fields of Islamic studies. Because of his vast knowledge, he was the first person to be entitled as Ayatollah.