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Al-Kafi (book)

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Author Thiqat al-Islam al-Kulayni
Original title الکافي
Language Arabic
Series 15 Vols.
Subject Beliefs, ethics, jurisprudence, ...
Genre Hadith
Published Qom, 1387 SH.
Publisher Dar al-Hadith
English translation
En. title Al-Kafi
Translator Muhammad Sarwar
En. publisher The Islamic Seminary Inc.

Al-Kāfī (Arabic: الکافي, the Sufficient) is one of hadith collections of Twelver Shi'a. It is the most important and authentic collection among the Four Books. It was compiled by thiqat al-Islam al-Kulayni (d. 329/941) in the period of Minor Occultation. Al-Kafi consists of three parts: Usul (principles), Furu' (branches), and Rawda (miscellaneous issues); Usul is the most important part. Al-Kulayni tries to collect hadiths in such a way that they agree with the consensus and there is no incompatibility between them and the Qur'an.