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Segmentation of the traditions in Wasā'il al-Shī‘ah

Majid Ma'aref1
Muhammad Husayn Bahrami2
Muhammad Qandehari3

In the modern times the book Wasā'il al-Shī‘ah has been introduced among the jurisprudents and hadith scholars as the most important book that contains detrimental segmentations. Studying the characteristics of segmentation in the book Wasā'il al- Shī‘ah, this article finds and analyzes the detrimental cases of segmentation in this book and compares them with the book Jāmi` Ahādīth al- Shī‘ah with the purpose of evaluating the consequences of segmentation in this hadith collection. Exact detection of the cases of segmentation and the way it was done by the compiler, as well as the rareness of the detrimental cases of segmentation suggest the subtlety of Shaykh al-Ḥurr al-`Āmilī and the firmness of his method.

With regard to cases other than the causes of issuance of hadith and transmitting the atmosphere surrounding it, the book Jāmi` Ahādīth al- Shī‘ah like Wasā'il al- Shī‘ah was prompted to segmentate the traditions. These cases represent that the detriments originating from segmentation in the book Wasā'il al-Shī`ah are very rare and can be prevented (by proper treatment).

Keywords: Segmentation of hadiths, pathology of hadith comprehension, Wasā'il al- Shī‘ah, al-Ḥurr al-`Āmilī, Jāmi` Ahādīth al- Shī‘ah.


1.Professor of University of Tehran.

2.Faculty Member of Al-Mustafa University.

3.PhD Student at the University of Tehran.

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