|Author||Thiqat al-Islam al-Kulayni|
|Subject||Beliefs, ethics, jurisprudence, ...|
|Published||Qom, 1387 SH.|
|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.