List of Works by Muhammad Husayn Kashif al-Ghita'

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List of works by Muḥammad Ḥusayn Kāshif al-Ghiṭaʾ is a collection of works by Muhammad Husayn Kashif al-Ghita' (b. 1294/1877, d. 1373/1954), one of the Shiite authorities in Najaf and one of the innovative scholars in the Kashif al-Ghita' Family. The number of his works exceeds eighty books and treatises, but most of them have not been published yet. The most famous work of Kashif al-Ghita' is the book Asl al-Shi'a wa usulu-ha, which introduces Shia's history and beliefs. The collection of his theological works has been published in a fourteen volume series entitled Mawsu'at al-Imam Muhammad al-Husayn al Kashif al-Ghita', al-athar al-kalamiyya by Pazhuhishgah-i 'Ulum wa Farhang-i Islami in Qom.[1] The published works of Shaykh Muhammad Husayn Kashif al-Ghita' are as follows:

  • Al-Ayat al-bayyinat, criticizing the opinions of Wahhabism and Babism (published: 1345/1926-7);
  • Asl al-Shi'a wa usulu-ha (published: 1351/1932-3);
  • Tahrir al-majalla (published: 1359/1940-1);
  • Al-Tawdih fi bayan ma huwa l-Injil wa man huwa l-Masih (published: 1331/1912-3 and 1346/1927-8);
  • Al-Hashiya 'ala tabsirat al-muta'allimin (published: 1338/1919-20);
  • Khutbat al-imam (published: 1371/1951-2);
  • Al-Din wa l-islam (published: 1330/1912 and 1331/1913);
  • 'Ayn al-mizan (published: 1330/1912);
  • Al-Firdaws al-a'la (published: 1371/1951-2);
  • Al-Muthul al-'ulya fi l-islam la fi bihamdun (published: 1373/1953-4);
  • Al-Muhawara ma'a l-safirayn al-Imirikiyy wa l-biritaniyy (published: 1373/1953-4);
  • Al-Muraji'at al-rayhaniyya (published: 1331/1913);
  • Al-Mawakib al-husayniyya (published: 1345/1926-7);
  • Zad al-muqallidin jannat al-ma'wa (published: 1380/1960-1);
  • Hashiya bar 'Ayn al-hayat (published: 1378/1958-9);
  • Maqtal al-Husayn (published: 1384/1964-5);
  • Mithaq al-watan al-'arabi (published: 1358/1939-40);
  • Sharh 'Urwa al-wuthqa
  • Sharh Tabsirat al-muta'allimin
  • Hashiya bar Safinat al-Najat, which was written by his brother.
  • Hashiya bar Majma' al-rasa'il, which contains the fatwas of famous shi'a authorities.
  • Manasik-i hajj
  • wajizat al-ahkam


  1. Mawsū'at al-ʾImām Muḥammad al-Ḥusayn al Kāshif al-Ghitāʾ, al-ʾāthār al-kalāmīyya