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Zubdat al-aqwal fi khulasat al-rijal (book)

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Zubdat al-aqwal fi khulasat al-rijal
Author Sayyid Husayn b. Kamal al-Din al-Abraz al-Husayni
Original title زُبْدَة الأقْوال فی خُلاصَة الرِجال
Language Arabic
Series 1 volume
Subject Rijal
Published 1428/2007
Publisher Dar al-Hadith

Zubdat al-aqwāl fī khulāṣat al-rijāl (Arabic: زُبْدَة الأقْوال فی خُلاصَة الرِجال) is an Arabic book concerning the study of rijal. The book was authored by Sayyid Husayn b. Kamal al-Din al-Abraz al-Husayni, a Shiite scholar in 10th/16th and 11th/17th centuries. The book contains 29 chapters and an epilogue. It is only concerned with significant issues regarding the transmitters of hadiths, such as their reliability or unreliability and their generation, without going into details.

The Author

Sayyid Husayn b. Kamal al-Din al-Abraz al-Husayni was a Shiite scholar in 10th/16th and 11th/17th centuries. He was a student of al-Shaykh al-Baha'i and contemporary with Sayyid 'Ali Khan Kabir.[1]

Contents

The book contains 29 chapters each consisting of a number of sections in which the transmitters of hadiths are discussed in an alphabetic order. Chapter 29 of the book is devoted to transmitters of hadiths who are known with their kunyas. And the book's epilogue tackles with ten problems in the science of rijal.[2]

Method

At the beginning of each section, the author mentions the names of reliable (thiqa) and praised (mamduh) Shiite transmitters of hadiths. He then mentions transmitters of hadiths who have the same names, and whose fathers have the same names, as the previously mentioned transmitters of hadiths and their fathers, whether or not they are reliable, unreliable, or unknown. The author outlines the main issues about the transmitters of hadiths, such as their reliability or unreliability as well as their generations, without going into details.[3]

Sources

Here are some sources of the book:

Manuscripts and Publication

The editor of the published version of Zubdat al-aqwal has referred to two manuscripts of the book:

  • A manuscript in the Seminary School of Imam al-Sadiq (a) in Brujird.
  • Another manuscript in Markaz Ihya' al-Turath al-Islami (The Center for the Revival of the Islamic Heritage).

The book has been published as edited by Sayyid Mujtaba Suhufi in 2007 in Dar al-Hadith in Qom.

Notes

  1. Ḥusaynī, Zubdat al-aqwāl, p. 7.
  2. "Tāzahā-yi nigārish wa nathr", p. 86.
  3. "Tāzahā-yi nigārish wa nathr", p. 86.

References

  • Group of authors. 1387 Sh. "Tāzahā-yi nigārish wa nathr." Āyina-yi Pazhūhish 113:85-90.

Ḥusaynī, Ḥusayn. Zubdat al-aqwāl fī khulāṣat al-rijāl. Edited by Sayyid Mujtabā Ṣuḥufī. Qom: Dār al-Ḥadīth, 1386 Sh.