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Al-Insaf fi l-nass ala l-A'imma al-Ithna Ashar (book)

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Al-Insaf fi l-nas ala l-A'imma al-Ithna Ashar
Author Al-Sayyid Hashim al-Bahrani
Original title الاِنْصاف فِی النّص عَلی الْائمّة الاثْنی عَشَر علیهم‌السلام
Language Arabic
Subject Narrations on Twelver Shi'a's Imams (a)
Genre Hadith
Published 1378 Sh./1999, Tehran
Publisher Daftar-i Nashr-i Farhang-i Islami

Al-Inṣāf fī l-naṣ alā l-Aʾimma al-Ithnā Ashar (Arabic: الاِنْصاف فِی النّص عَلی الْائمّة الاثْنی عَشَر علیهم‌السلام) is a book in Arabic written by Al-Sayyid Hashim al-Tubili al-Bahrani, a hadith scholar. It is a collection of narrations and texts on Twelver Shi'a's Imams (a). This book includes 320 hadiths gathered from different Sunni and Shi'ite sources on Twelver Shi'a Imam (a).

The Author

Al-Sayyid Hashim al-Tubili al-Bahrani known as Allama al-Bahrani was a faqih (Jurist), hadith scholar and exegete in the eleventh/seventeenth century, from Bahrain. He had religious and social authority of Bahrani people. He also inscribed the book Al-Burhan fi tafsir al-Qur'an. The author of Wasa'il al-Shi'a, Al-Hurr al-Amili was one of Al-Bahrani's students. Al-Bahrani passed away in 1107/1696 or 1109/1698. He is buried in famous Matini cemetery in Tubili, Bahrain.

Style and Structure

Al-Bahrani only narrated hadiths from other sources and he did not add any comment on them like his other works. Al-Insaf fi al-nas ala al-A'imma al-Ithna Ashar is only a collection of hadiths with no analysis or review.

The hadiths collected in this book are organized alphabetically; the hadiths of each narrator is cited below the first alphabet of their names. Also a part is added to the book with the names of hadith narrators without alphabetical order. Then there is a part in which narrations opposing Twelver Shi'a Imams (a) are stated.

In the last part of the book, Al-Bahrani responded to the raised questions and evaluations of those who disagreed with a number of hadiths are cited in the book.

Translation and Publication

Al-Insaf fi al-nas ala al-A'imma al-Ithna Ashar was translated by Al-Sayyid Hashim Rasuli al-Mahallati. It is published by the Office of Islamic Culture Publication.

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