Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha Volume 1

The Source Of Traditions On Imam Ridha’ (A.S.)

This is the first volume of the book Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha, which is not only a detailed account of the Biography of our Eighth Imam Abul Hassan Ali ibni Musa AR-Ridha a.s. and a narration of the life-story of the Imam AS’ but it gives an insight into the erudition and holiness of the Imam AS. and the narration of His ahadith which has gone down in history as “Al-Silsilatul Dhahabiyyah” (The Golden Chain) that is transmitted from Imam to Imam from The Prophet SAWW. The text is divided into thirty chapters, each of which treats a certain topic related to the Imam AS. Chapter One gives a rationale of the name Ar-Ridha. The book describes Imam Ar-Ridha’'s appointment to Imamah by his father. It carries detailed accounts of the debates that took place on the Infallibility of prophets and the legitimacy of the immediate successorship of Imam Ali AS in which Ma’moon also argued in favor of Imam Ali AS’ legitimate immediate succession after The Prophet SAWW. The Imam AS brilliant expose on Imamah and the difference between ‘itrah’ and ‘ummah’ are recorded in this book.

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  1. Dedication
  2. Translator’s Foreword
  3. Master Of The Shrine
  4. Shrine Of The Master
  5. A Residence Short-Lived
  6. About The Author
  7. The Author’s Foreword
  8. Chapter 1: Why Is Ali Ibn Musa (a.s.) Called Al-Ridha’
  9. Chapter 2: Traditions About Imam Al-Ridha’'s Mother And Her Name
  10. Chapter 3: On The birthdate of Imam Al-Ridha’(a.s.)
  11. Chapter 4: On Imam Al-Kazim's (a.s.) Clear Appointment of Imam Al-Ridha’ (a.s.)
  12. Chapter 5: On Musa Ibn Ja'far's Will
  13. Chapter 6: On Proofs of Divine Leadership Of Al-Ridha’ (a.s.) Among The Twelve Imams (a.s.)
  14. Chapter 7: On Traditions About Musa Ibn Ja’far (a.s.), Harun Ar-Rashid And Musa Ibn Al-Mahdi
  15. Chapter 8: Traditions on the Death of Abi Ibrahim Musa Ibn Ja’far Ibn Muhammad Ibn Ali Ibn Al-Husayn (a.s.)
  16. Chapter 9: The Descendants Of God's Prophet (S) Said To Have Been Killed By Ar-Rashid In One Night After Poisoning Musa Ibn Ja'far (a.s.) - Besides Those Killed By Others
  17. Chapter 10: On Reasons For The Formation Of The Waqifites
  18. Chapter 11: On Traditions From Al-Ridha’ About Unity
  19. Chapter 12: A Session of Al-Ridha’ (a.s.)’s Debate With The Prominent Theologians From Among The Rhetoricians And The Various Religions
  20. Chapter 13: A Session in the Presence of Al-Ma’mun of Al-Ridha’’s Debate On Unity With Soleiman Al-Marwazi - The Theologian From Khorasan
  21. Chapter 14: Another Session of Al-Ridha’ (a.s.) and Al-Ma’mun
  22. Chapter 15: Another Session with Al-Ridha’ (a.s.) and Al-Ma’mun on the Infallibility of the Prophets
  23. Chapter 16: Al-Ridha’'s Words on the People of the Ditch
  24. Chapter 17: Imam Al-Ridha’'s Words On The Interpretation Of The Almighty God's Words, ‘And We Ransomed Him With A Momentous Sacrifice
  25. Chapter 18:On Imam Al-Ridha’'s Views On The Prophet's Statement, “I Am The Son Of The Two Offerings”
  26. Chapter 19: On Al-Ridha’'s Words On The Sign Of The Imam
  27. Chapter 20: On What Al-Ridha’ (a.s.) Has Said Regarding Divine Leadership, Its Nobilities And The Rank Of The Divine Leader
  28. Chapter 21: Al-Ridha’’s Words on the Marriage of the Blessed Lady Fatima (a.s.)
  29. Chapter 22: On What Al-Ridha’ (a.s.) Said About Faith That Is Recognition Of Paradise, Verbal Confession And Physical Action
  30. Chapter 23: On Al-Ridha’’s Debates With Al-Ma’mun Regarding The Difference Between Family (Itra) And Nation
  31. Chapter 24: On Al-Ridha’’s Words about the Man from Syria and His Questions from the Commander of the Faithful (a.s.) in the Kufa Mosque
  32. Chpater 25: On What Is Narrated By Al-Ridha’ (a.s.) About Zayd Ibn Ali
  33. Chapter 26: On Rare Traditions From Al-Ridha’ About Various Issues
  34. Chapter 27: On What Al-Ridha’ (a.s.) Said About Harut And Marut
  35. Chapter 28: On Various Traditions from Imam Ali Ibn Musa Al-Ridha’ (a.s.)
  36. Chapter 29: What Has Been Narrated from Al-Ridha’ (a.s.) on the Characteristics of the Prophet (S)
  37. Chapter 30: Various Traditions From Al-Ridha’ (a.s.)