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Al-I'tiqadat (book)

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Al-'I'tiqadat
Author Al-Shaykh al-Saduq
Original title الاعتقادات
Language Arabic
Series 1 vol
Subject Imami Theology
Genre theology
Publisher Kongiriyi Shaykh Mufid

Al-ʾIʿtiqādāt fī dīn al-Imāmīyya (Arabic: الاعتقادات فی دین الامامیة) or al-ʾIʿtiqādāt al-Imāmīyya ( اعتقادات الامامیة), known as Iʿtiqādāt al-Ṣadūq ( اعتقادات الصدوق), is a short book concerning the Imami Theology written by al-Shaykh al-Saduq (d. 381/991). In this book, he states Shi'a beliefs by appealing to hadiths by the Infallibles (a). The book was written at the request of scholars in Nishapur when al-Shaykh al-Saduq was on a trip there. There are many translations of, and commentaries on, the book.

Author

Main article: al-Shaykh al-Saduq

Muhammad b. 'Ali b. Husayn b. Musa b. Babawayh al-Qummi, known as al-Shaykh al-Saduq (d. 381/991) was a prominent Shi'a scholar in the 4th/10th century. He was born in 305/917. He was the greatest scholar of hadith and fiqh in the hadith school of Qom. He wrote about 300 works many of which are not available today. He is the author of Man la yahduruh al-faqih, one of the Four Books of Shi'as.

Structure

Al-'I'tiqadat consists of 45 chapters e