Bihar Al-Anwar (3)

Bihar Al-Anwar (3)

  1. (Volumes 49 & 50) Kitab fi ahwal al-a'immat al-arba'a qabl al-Hujja al-Muntazar (aj), about the biographies of the four Imams (a) before Imam al-Mahdi (aj) i.e. Imam al-Rida (a), Imam al-Taqi (a), Imam al-Hadi (a) and Imam al-'Askari, and the biographies of some of their companions, in 39 chapters.
  2. (Volumes 51 to 53) Kitab fi ahwal al-Hujjat al-Muntazar (aj), about the life of Imam al-Mahdi (a) in 36 chapters.
  3. (Volumes 54 to 63) Kitab fi l-sama' wa l-'alam, about the sky, the world and its creation, its elements such as heavenly creatures, angels, jinns, human beings, animals, matter, and prey. The method of killing the animals, edibles and beverages and the whole books of Tibb al-Nabi (s) and Tibb al-Rida (a), in 210 chapters.
  4. (Volumes 64 to 76) Kitab fi l-iman wa l-kufr, about faith and disbelief in three parts, first: faith and its requirement, qualities of believers, their merits, the merit of Shi'a and their description, second: Good manner, what causes people's survival from the catastrophes of the world, third: disbelief and its branches and vices organized, in 108 chapters.
  5. (Volume 77) Kitab al-ziy wa l-tajammul fi l-adab wa l-sunan about manners, traditions, ornaments and decorations, hygiene, using kuhl, perfumes, night vigil, sleeping, traveling, prohibitions and cardinal sins, in 131 chapters.
  6. (Volumes 78 to 88) Kitab al-rawda about advice and maxims in 73 chapters.
  7. (Volumes 89 to 91) Kitab fi l-taharat wa l-salat in two parts: purity in 6 chapters, and second part about prayer in 161 chapters, plus Shadhan b. Jabra'il al-Qummi's treatise of Izahat al-'illa.
  8. (Volumes 92 & 93) Kitab fi fada'il al-Qur'an wa l-dhikr in two parts, merits of the Qur'an, related manners and rewards and its miracle. Also, the whole of Tafsir al-Nu'mani, in 130 chapters. Second part: about dhikr and its types, manners of supplication and its requirements, hirz, du'as for pains, Sahifat Idris, etc. in 131 chapters.
  9. (Volumes 94 to 96) Kitab fi l-zakat wa l-sadaqa wa l-khums wa l-sawm about recommended practices of the year in 122 chapters.
  10. (Volumes 97 to 100) Kitab fi l-hajj wa l-'umra, about hajj, 'umra, jihad, enjoining to the good and forbidding the evil, description and events of Medina, etc. in 84 chapters.
  11. (Volume 101) Kitab fi l-mazar, about the ziyarahs narrated from the infallible Imams (a) in 64 chapters.
  12. (Volumes 102 & 103) Kitab fi l-'uqud wa l-iqa'at, about contracts and unilateral obligations in 130 chapters.
  13. (Volume 104) Kitab fi l-ahkam l-shar'iyya, about religious rulings to the book of diyat in 48 chapters.
  14. (Volumes 105 to 110) Kitab fi l-ijazat, about permissions and the list of contents for al-Shaykh Muntajab al-Din al-Razi, a selection of al-Sayyid 'Ali Khan al-Madani's Salafat al-'asr, beginning parts of al-Sayyid b. Tawus's Ijazat, al-'Allama al-Hilli's al-Ijaza al-kabira for Banu Zuhra and the permissions of al-Shahid al-Awwal and al-Shahid al-Thani, and others.(1)

Researches

The most important and famous book written about Bihar al-anwar is Shaykh 'Abbas Qummi's Safinat al-bihar.

Companions, Dictionaries, and Indices

  • 'Ali Namazi Shahrudi's Mustadrak safinat al-bihar,
  • Mirza Husayn Nuri's Ma'alim al-'ibbar, the supplement to the seventh volume,
  • Mirza Husayn Nuri's supplement of the mazar part,
  • Riyad al-abrar, the companion to the ijazat,
  • Al-Mu'jam al-mufahras li-alfaz ahadith bihar al-anwar
  • Kazim Muradkhani's Al-Mu'jam al-mufahras li-alfaz abwab al-bihar
  • 'Ali Rida Barazish's Al-Mu'jam al-mufahras li-alfaz ahadith bihar al-anwar
  • Al-Sayyid Muhammad b. Ahmad Husayn al-Lahijani's Fihrist ma fi l-bihar
  • Sayyid Mahdi b. Sayyid Fadl Allah Hijazi's Durar al-akhbar, which is the list of the content for all the volumes of Bihar al-anwar.
  • Mirza Muhammad b. Rajab 'Ali 'Askari Tihrani's Masabih al-anwar, which is the list of the content for all the volumes of Bihar al-anwar.

Comparisons and Guides

  • Muhammad Rida b. 'Abd al-Muttalib Tabizi's Al-Shafi fi l-jam' bayn al-bihar wa l-wafi
  • Sayyid Jawad Mustafavi's al-Tatbiq bayn al-safinat wa l-bihar
  • Shaykh Jawad Isfahani's Miftah al-abwab li-kitab al-bihar
  • Dala'il al-ayat al-mufassara wa asma' al-suwar fi ahadith bihar al-anwar
  • Hasan Safari Nadiri's Mu'arrifi wa rawish-i istifada az bihar al-anwar

Summaries and Anthologies

  • Mawla Nur al-Din Muhammad b. Murtada's Durar al-bihar
  • Muhammad b. Muhammad Hadi Na'ini's Anwar al-bihar
  • Mirza Muhammad Sadiq Shirazi's Talkhis al-bihar
  • Mirza Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Nabi Niyshaburi's Hadiqat al-azhar fi talkhis al-bihar
  • Aqa Najafi Isfahani's Talkhis al-anwar
  • Mirza Ibrahim b. Husayn b. Ghaffar Dunbali Khu'i's Talkhis al-bihar
  • Mawla Muhammad Taqi b. Muhammad Khu'i's Durar al-bihar
  • Fayd al-Islam's Banadir al-bihar
  • Muhammad Hadi b. Murtada Kashani's Muntakhab bihar al-anwar

English Translation

The Promised Mahdi (Translation of 51-52-53th vol.)

Sayyid Athar Husayn S.H. Rizvi has translated the volume 13 of Bihar al-anwar titled as the Promised Mahdi.

References

  • The material for writing of this article is mainly taken from بحار الأنوار in Farsi WikiShia.
  • Al-Mu'jam al-mufahras li alfaz ahdith bihar al-anwar, Qom, 1413 AH.
  • Amin al-'Amili, al-Sayyid Muhsin al-. A'yan al-Shi'a. Beirut: Dar al-Ta'aruf, 1406 AH.
  • Bahrani, Yusuf al-. Lu'luat al-bahrayn. Qom: Mu'assisat Al al-Bayt.
  • Khomeini, Ruhollah. Kashf al-asrar. Qom.
  • Mahdawi, Muslih al-Din. Zindigi nama-yi 'Allami Majlisi. Tehran, Printing & Publication Organization of Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, 1378 Sh.
  • Majlisi, Muhammad Baqir al-. Bihar al-anwar. Beirut, Mu'assist al-Wafa', 1403 AH.
  • Qumi, 'Abbas. Al-Kuna wa l-alqab. Tehran, Maktabat al-Sadr, 1359 Sh.
  • Tihrani, Aqa Buzurg. Al-Dhari'a ila tasanif al-Shi'a. Beirut: Dar al-adwa', 1389 AH.

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1. Al-Majlisi, Bihar al-anwar, vol. 102, pp. 37-44