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  1. 5 points
    The same reason why Rasullullah (saww) Imam Ali (a.s) wouldn't wage war on their enemies (to prevent deaths of brothers in humanity), I'm sure Iran wouldn't wage war on Saudi Arabia.
  2. 4 points
    they are angry hezbullah wiped their feet with their isis apes in syria and iraq
  3. 3 points
    Shia have been slaughtered mercilessly for generations. As a result we have been withered down to around 10-12% of all Muslims. I doubt anyone has the full statistics handy of how much Shia blood has been spilled over the centuries but its been at or near genocidal levels. Naturally, when one sect asserts such unchecked hatred on another then they will eventually become the dominant sect in all aspects (i.e. Conversion ratio). A more apt statistic to consider might be how many Shia reverts do we have to Sunni reverts and see the proportionate rate. I don't have that info but I would be curious to know how many Shia reverts we have compared to Sunni reverts divided by the total number of each sect. Perhaps the Shia reverts ratio is higher?
  4. 3 points
    i think, it's just an attempt to spread hostility among muslims. true muslims will not accept report from sayf ibn umar, the liar. it's reported, once Abu Dharr hit Ka'b Al-Ahbar on the neck injuring him and said: "Son of a Jewish lady, are you trying to teach us our religion?" With such a firmness in religion which made Abu Dharr hit and injure Ka'b (who was highly respected by 'Umar and 'Uthman) because he tried to give a verdict in the Islamic religion, it is inconceivable that Abu Dharr would learn from Ibn Saba. oh yes, it may surprises many, but shias were already in existence during the Prophet's lifetime. http://shiapilgrim.blogspot.my/2015/08/who-named-shias-shia.html
  5. 3 points
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Surah Yusuf

    If it contradicts the Quran and the teachings of the Ahlulbayt (as), don't accept the hadith. There is no reason why a woman shouldn't be reading Surah Yusuf.
  6. 3 points

    Daylight Savings Time

    I refuse to call the transition the common term "time change". Time doesn't change; it's a clock change. It might have served a purpose a long time ago, but doesn't anymore. It should be cancelled.
  7. 2 points
    Salaam Alaykum It's winter and days are short. It's a perfect time to do Qadha fasts. I wanna start tomorrow. Let's do it together
  8. 2 points
    Websites and Forums like that are usually manned by people on the Saudi payroll. They sit there making up lies about Shia. They even claim to have scanned images from our "Shia Scholars" and post them. All fake images of course because they know that no one bothers to verify them by actually double checking. On the odd chance that someone does bother to verify the scans then they just play the standard "Shia liar" card. They'll also all have the standard "Former Shia" there who claims to have found the true path and converted to Sunni. He/She plays the standard "Shia aren't bad, they're just mislead by their scholars" card in order to deceive when in actuality he's just another Saudi employee. Don't even get me started on the way they play the Taqiya and Mutah cards. If you scroll down through to the next topic and that will be how Shia insult Ummul Momineen Ayesha. When you're on the Saudi payroll specifically for the purpose of spreading incorrect information meant to slander Shia then you end up with Forums/Websites like that. Its all there for the purpose of spreading untruths and deception. Any Shia with any modicum of Shia knowledge knows their lies are nothing more than that. Problem arises when you get ill-educated or un-educated Shia who go there and fall for those lies.
  9. 2 points

    Kids ruling the world.

    Salam, I remember years ago, when I was a young teen obsessed with the mysterious, I read a book about the signs of the reappearance of our Imam. If I remember correctly the book mentioned a hadith saying that one day in the future, kids and women will rule the world. I never paid much attention to it.
  10. 2 points

    Kids ruling the world.

    Although experience is a very good add-on but I don't think age matters for ruling/leading. All one needs is vision and ability to get things done.
  11. 2 points


    No not a Bida only if you don't listen it Live I guess.
  12. 2 points
    Bismehe Ta3ala, Assalam Alikum Within a few weeks 3raq will declare victory against Da3ish. This of course is not according to House of Saud plans. We wait now for the new terror group that HOS will create or is creating and Insh'Allah soon we will see the end of this monstrous regime. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
  13. 2 points
    anyone who says that hassan and husain a.s. are not the progeny of the prophet pbuh is not right in their head.
  14. 2 points
    You can see that both of you agree that Hazrat Isa continue the progeny of Hazrat Ibrahim even though Hazrat Isa do not have a father. So we can also say that Hazrat Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain are also then can called Holy Prophet sons through Hazrat Fatima(not prophet). So this is a refrence we can use or tell those who say that Hazrat Imam Hassan and Hussain are not Hazrat Muhammad's progeny..what do you say??
  15. 2 points
    Isa (as) had no father, since he was born of a miracle. Furthermore, hundreds if not thousands of years seperate him and Ibrahim (as). However, if what was meant that Isa (as) is of his progeny, then that is probably true.
  16. 2 points
    E.L King

    Surah Yusuf

    It is narrated in Al-Kafi with a mursal chain to Al-Sadiq (as) (so it is weak) - according to Majlisi. Some scholars seemingly took this hadith literally, while others might say it is conditional. Some scholars have added it in their rulings and have mentioned its discouragement. The writer is Sayyed Rizvi, he is quite respected in Islamic Jurisprudence and I believe has translated many books. For more: https://research.rafed.net/أسئلة-وردود/225-الحديث/2144-سؤال-عن-صحّة-ومعنى-حديث-«-لا-تعلّموا-نساءكم-سورة-يوسف-»-؟
  17. 2 points
    I believe the point in ayt. Jamil al Amili was that Fiqh cannot adapt to the likes of external opinion, regardless of the sources of such traditions. Maybe for some it has a bad image, but for me it is the contrary to be honest. Acts of mourning and even letting blood shed may be sincere and genuine reactions of the sadness caused by remembering the tragic events and martyrdom of our Imam AS. Blessed are those who genuinely beat their chests. Religiously speaking there seem to be basis for it being permissible (Ayt. Shaikh Vahid, for instance, quoted some of the most prominent classic masters in Fiqh in defense of this matter, apart from the already mentioned marajis - you can easily find the text or video of this). Politically speaking, I don't see why the opinions of some must affect the freedom of someone who wants to express his religious experiences and sensibilities through mourning (be it in the form of chest beating or cutting or whatever). I hold this opinion even after having developed certain dislike for tatbir because of being exposed to many people who did chest beating in extreme ways as if it was a sport competition. I acknowledge, however, that the majority are not like this, and their practices shall be respected and even defended.
  18. 2 points
    according to shia hadith about Imam Mahdi (atf) nowadays we must be patient but prepare for Reappearance of Imam Mahdi (aj) this war will happen after appearance of sufyani(la) & according to saying of Imam Ali(as) we must not who starting the battle.
  19. 2 points
    As they follow Islamic principles they won't. But if ignorance and hate overcome they will fight against each other. Apparently they leadership on both sides seems to be avoiding war.
  20. 2 points

    Olive oil

    Of course olive oil is better than other kinds of oil. Health-wise. Anyway, that is what they keep telling us. Olives are mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. @Laayla
  21. 2 points
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Surah Yusuf

    "Our readers should note that even a part of the Qur'an (i.e., Surah of Yusuf) is not permitted to girls to learn because it contains the references to the love of Zulaykha towards Prophet Yusuf (a.s.). Seeing this restriction, those Muslims who allow their children (and especially girls) to read sexy novels, visit cinemas where they are practically taught all kinds of obscene thoughts and deeds should be ashamed of their irresponsible behaviour. Such parents should be ashamed of themselves, if they have an iota of Islamic feelings left in their hearts." ^This still doesn't seem right or Islamic. The Quran is not a sexy novel, it is guidance from Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى and for all of mankind. The author should be ashamed for thinking and writing that people will be misguided into perversion for reading the Message sent by Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى As for the hadith, it is legit? Who reported it? Where's the isnad? I am really skeptical now.
  22. 2 points

    Easy snacks

    Eggplant tempura! It's great as a snack for guests or as an appetizer for a meal. It goes great with mayonnaise or, according to my taste, labneh.
  23. 2 points

    I broke a promise to Allah swt

    If you made an oath to Allah that you consciously broke, make sure it is valid first (according to your marja). In the case of my marja, Ayt Vahid al Khorasani, you would have to pay its Kaffarah in the next three ways: 1 - Free a slave 2 - Clothe or feed 10 poor people 3 - If you can't afford 1 or 2, fast for 3 consecutive days. Source: Islamic Laws (Sheikh Vahid al Khorasani) n°2734
  24. 2 points

    The New Debate Forum is Open!

    Posting is limited to two participants only, more focused discussion, specific conditions, less background noise and off-topic free for all. For those who want to go one-on-one against someone. Let's have a debate first, then we'll see. In addition to the debate poll, a system of public commenting after the debate can be considered.
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points

    Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes

    This is very serious, in the past 48 hours: -Lebanese PM resigns WHILE IN RIYADH saying that Iran and Hezbollah are trying to assassinate him (which the Lebanese army officially even said yesterday that they have found no such plot). -17 Princes arrested along with the head of the national guard -The SON OF THE FORMER CROWN PRINCE who was replaced by the current crown prince bin Salman was killed in helicopter crash along with 7 other government officials - Houthis fire missile at Riyadh airport and KSA blaming Iran for it which Iran denies KEEP IN MIND that this comes a few weeks after the Saudi Crown Prince meetings with Netanyahu and Trump AND the CIA report which implicates Iran having ties with Al Qaeda (yeah you read that right) and Iran's possible involvement with 9/11. Too many coincidences in such a short period of time don't you think? I really fear we are about to see a ground invasion of lebanon by Israel and Yemen by KSA very soon. Allah SWT Help us all.
  27. 2 points
    Saudi prince Mansour bin Mukrin son of Mukrin bin Abdulaziz (SA's crown prince from Jan-Apr 2015) has been killed in a helicopter crash along with several officials near the Yemen border. https://www.rt.com/news/408859-saudi-prince-helicopter-crash/ Coincidence?
  28. 2 points

    Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes

    Yup, I’ll even take it one farther and say this is Prince Sally eliminating any of his opponents within the Royal ranks. Dont think this is anything more than a Coup d’etat. Salman is a dictator and he is taking out any and all threats to his authority. The only corrupt Prince in this mess is Salman.
  29. 2 points


    Medications do NOT numb problems. The thing is, when it gets to the point of having to take medication, it means it runs alot deeper than just feelings and speaking about them. This is when it is a genuine medical problem. Your brain is not producing the right amount of hormones. Take a flu for an example. It may last a week, and you hope it gets better. But sometimes, you get those really nasty flus that just won't go away, even after a few weeks. Do you just decide to leave it, or talk about how the flu is making you feel? No. You go to the doctor and maybe get some anti-biotics
  30. 2 points

    Easy snacks

    Chinese bhel.
  31. 1 point


    In the Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent and The Most Merciful of all those who are Merciful. Salamun Alaykum warahmatuLLah.. I had a question. Since we the followers of Twelver school of thought believe that Tarawih which was started by someone whom you all know is a Bida and reciting it is a sin. But is listening to a Reciter, reading Quran in Tarawih just on Youtube allowed (Not in Ramadan, anytime)?
  32. 1 point

    Kids ruling the world.

    An Alim gave the opinion, it could mean kids by intellect like Donald Trump.
  33. 1 point
    Singharay! I like them. They are in season so I have them often these days. Best eaten with a sprinkling of black salt. As for rare fruits, nobody outside of desiland seems to know about these but I love them. It's tasty and as berries has lots of health benefits. Jamun https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygium_cumini
  34. 1 point
    1. Shias did not remain in power to introduce their religion until 16th Century when one of the Persian King took it as objective to propagate the teachings of this religion. So, from 623 till 16th Century most of the area in the Arabian Peninsula and Middle East was governed by the anti-Shia people most of the time. 2. In the beginning of the Caliphate, foreign people thought Abu Bakar to be the real Caliph due to their unawareness regarding civilian instability and all the people in the Arabia regarded Shias as enemy of the Muslims state number one as is now whole of the West considers Islam to be against humanity. 3. Finally, the so called Muslim leaders left no stone unturned in calling Shias to be heretics and Kufar to the extent that they were driven from their areas and many were killed and thus world thought that sitting Caliph is the representative of majority view, therefore, they thought Shias to be a group that has revolted due to political issues but it was not political issue rather religious ones.
  35. 1 point
    All those allies haven't helped their cause in Yemen, Saudi Arabia will never directly attack Iran, it will remain a proxy war, and Saudi Arabia though they have all the weaponry and equipment, they have a fifth-rate army who are effectively useless in combat and air power wins you nothing unless accompanied by nukes, which unless someone is crazy won't happen, if they can't handle Yemen, them handling any other country is out of question. It is not purely sectarian, it has geopolitical elements, but there's no denying Saudi Arabia is the source of funding for extremism that preaches anti-Shia sentiments. I remember during the protests in Bahrain, when the Saudis sent their soldiers to crush the uprising, one of their soldiers saw a picture of the shrine of Imam Hussein, he tore it down, stepped on it, and you could see the hatred in his actions. There's no denying that Saudi Arabia is extremely anti-Shia. Just the other day btw, since you live in Britain you might know this,a Shia mosque in birmingham was vandalized with graffiti all over the walls saying you are polytheists and what not, I'd be very curious to know who did this, and I wouldn't be surprised if gulf money was sponsoring these mosques preaching anti-Shia sentiments that leads to actions such as these.
  36. 1 point

    Easy snacks

    Yes. But I prefer when mom makes one.
  37. 1 point
    E.L King

    Is Hazrat Isa son of Hazrat Ibrahim

    It is correct
  38. 1 point
    They’ve been at war with each other for years now. i.e. Syria and Yemen. No Shia would or should ever support Saudi against Iran. You must not be a Shia since you’re asking that. It’s common sense.
  39. 1 point
    From the day that one of the brothers mentioned Qadha prays, I do it everyday. Let's do it together
  40. 1 point

    Understanding negative thought processes.

    The following link will take you to part 2 - http://www.shiachat.com/forum/blogs/entry/315-the-impact-of-cognitive-distortions/
  41. 1 point
    Munzir Ahmed

    Imam Ali letter to Mu'awiya?

    The most important part of this letter are following words: and consultation is confined to the muhajirun and the ansar. If they agree on an individual and take him to be Caliph it will be deemed to mean Allah's pleasure. Allah's pleasure is with the one who is chosen by muhajirun and ansaar. Strong words. In other words after the finality of prophethood Allah's pleasure means which is agreed upon by muhajirun and ansaar. You will not get any direct command from Allah swt after the end of prophethood showing you that what Allah swt want to be the caliph by taking his name.
  42. 1 point
    E.L King

    Rights of a wife on her husband

    A woman could give herself more power if she puts certain clauses in the marriage contract. Not popular, but possible.
  43. 1 point
    Haji 2003

    Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes

    Or is it just revenge from Trump?
  44. 1 point

    Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes

    he also made Saad hariri resign as prime minister of lebanon the same day and some say saad is a prisoner in the kingdom.. this comes a day after saad met with iranian officials.. but my theory is that israel is planning a peace deal with saudi arabia and these are all pre requisites.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point

    How Shiachat helped me..

    Salaam brother and welcome to SC, I would recommend avoiding me at all times. I am rude, obnoxious, sarcastic and short-tempered. Other than that, I am a great guy. I am just kidding...hehehe SC made me realize that as shias we have a lot of similar opinions but also differing opinions. I learned the hard way but treat people with the respect ShiaChat deserves, regardless of whether the person deserves or not. Looking forward to learning from you.
  47. 1 point
    I have this pack of grilled steak ridge cut chips in front of me. Ingredients mention "flavourings". Please help before I fall into haram
  48. 1 point

    Share your best recipe.

    Ingredients For chicken breasts · 2 chicken breasts complete with wings (do not de-bone it) · 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese · 2 tbsp cheddar cheese · A pinch of oregano · ¼ tsp + ¼ tsp black pepper · 1 tbsp chili sauce (optional) · 1 tbsp soy sauce · ¼ cup all-purpose flour · ¼ cup corn flour · ½ tsp chili flakes or paprika for a milder flavor (optional) · jalapenos (Optional) · Salt to taste · Oil for deep frying For pineapple sauce · 1 can of diced pineapples · ¾ tsp corn flour · ½ cup water · 1 stalk of spring onion (finely chopped) Optional · A pinch of black pepper · A pinch of salt · 1 tsp honey Sidelines · French fries · Coleslaw Method For chicken breasts 1. Clean and wash the chicken breasts; add ¼ tsp black pepper, chilli sauce, soy sauce, some salt and marinate it for six-eight hours 2. Mix the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses with the oregano and set aside 3. Take each breast and make a small slit along the plastic bone 4. Carefully stuff in the cheese mixture into the chicken cavity (add jalapenos) and press it all the way in so that it doesn’t run back out during deep-frying 5. In another bowl, mix in the all-purpose flour, corn flour, ¼ tsp black pepper, chilli flakes (or paprika), and some salt to make the dry batter 6. Deep fry the chicken pieces in oil on medium-high heat till they are nicely crisp and golden; using a deep fryer here yields better results; set aside after frying For the pineapple sauce 1. Take a saucepan and add in all the liquid content of the pineapple can to it; let it simmer on a low-medium flame 2. In a bowl, take the corn flour and water and mix it well 3. Slowly add in the corn flour mixture to the pan, stirring it all the while to avoid lumps 4. Cook it for a few minutes until the sauce thickens and the whiteness of the corn flour vanishes completely 5. Add in the black pepper, salt and honey 6. Add in eight to ten chunks of crushed pineapple to the sauce and let it cook for three minutes. 7. In a plate, take one of the chicken breasts, top it off with a generous serving of the pineapple sauce and serve immediately with French fries, coleslaw. And voila, devour away! Bon appétit.
  49. 1 point

    How Shiachat helped me..

    ShiaChat helped me understand that people can be on different wavelengths.
  50. 1 point
    Abu Tufayl

    Saduq [ra]'s Mashayikh & Taraddi

    (bismillah) الحمد لله رب العالمين الذي ارسل النبي محمدا (ص) بالهدى وهدانا به وآله (ص) اللهم صل وسلّم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وآل محمد كثيرا دائما I have gone through the following books of al-Shaykh al-Saduq [ra] and counted all of his Mashayikh – making note of how many times he gives taraddi and tarahham as well as the total number of times he narrates from that particular person: al-Khisal `Uyun al-Akhbar al-Rida (as) al-Tawheed Thawab al-A’maal Ma`aani al-Akhbar Ikmal al-Deen `Ilal al-Shara’i` Mashaykha of al-Faqeeh If you want this file, send me a message with your email and I will send away inshaa'Allah. Essentially, I went through each narration and looked at who he narrated directly from and then marked it down as a mentioning with taraddi, tarahham, or without any praise. I did not count instances of group taraddi or tarahham where a narrator did not ever get these praises individually or in dual form with only one other person. This is because in Arabic group talking does not mean absolutely everyone in that group, but is just general. However, if there was a “جميعا” or “اجمعين” after the group praise, I took it to mean everyone absolutely. This did not really add to anything at all in the end. Also, I did not count al-Shaykh al-Saduq [ra]’s father, Ibn al-Waleed [ra], or Ahmad b. Ziyad al-Hamdani [ra] as they have explicit tawtheeq by scholars of rijal and so it would not have been fruitful for this project. It also made it a lot easier. الحمد لله [Ahmad b. Muhammad b. al-Haytham al-`Ijli also has explicit tawtheeq]. On a side note, I’d like to point out that al-Saduq [ra]’s Thawab al-A`maal is an anomaly compared to his other works that he wrote himself regarding this issue. He barely gives anything to anyone aside from his father – maybe like 5 total. He doesn’t even give it to Ibn al-Waleed [ra] who he almost always praises in his other works. Most of his main Mashayikh’s mentions without taraddi or tarahham from there. I believe, similarly to Ayatullah Muhammad Asif Muhsini (ha), that repeated رضي الله عنه and رحمه الله – and all other variations of these appendages is a sign of tawtheeq or tamdeeh. According to me, taraddi is more weighty than tarahham, the latter by itself is not strong enough for tawtheeq or tamdeeh but can support the taraddis. Aside from the well understood `urf in this matter, I believe this for the following reasons/evidences: In the the explicit tawtheeq that al-Shaykh al-Saduq [ra] gives to Ahmad b. Ziyad al-Hamdani he says the following: " وكان رجلا ، ثقة ، دينا ، فاضلا ، رحمة الله عليه ورضوانه " “He is a trustworthy, religious [and] virtuous/praiseworthy man. May the Mercy and Pleasure of Allah be upon him” This shows a relationship between the reliability and trustworthiness according to al-Saduq [rh] and him giving a person taraddi and tarahham. Also the fact that this shaykh of his is barely mentioned without some sort of praise – and he narrates from him a lot. Also, al-Saduq [rh] has gone out of his way to specifically criticize and disrepute a shaykh if there’s something wrong with them: ابو نصر احمد بن الحسين بن احمد بن عبيد الضبي المرواني قال الصدوق في <عيون> " وبلغ من نصبه انه كان يقول اللهم صلي على محمد فردا ويمتنع من الصلاة على آله " Ibn Babawayh [ra] narrates from him a total of 6 times and each time he mentions him he always makes clear that this guy was a nasibi. He never gives him any praise – no taraddi, no tarahham. Some people allege that al-Saduq just hands out these praises to anyone and like all his Mashayikh or just because he’s narrated from them a lot. This is untrue, rather unsupported, with the fact that he has narrated from many people he never gives praise to and he narrates from them quite a bit, many times more than people he gives praise to repeatedly. الحاكم ابو علي الحسين بن احمد البيهقي - 48 الخليل بن احمد القاضي السجزي - 42 ابو الحسن محمد بن علي بن شاه الفقيه - 42 ابو الحسن محمد بن عمرو بن علي (بن عبدالله) البصري - 34 ابو احمد الحسن بن عبدالله بن سعد (سعيد) العسكري - 31 ابو محمد محمد بن جعفر البندار الفرغاني - 30 محمد بن عمر بن محمد بن سالم بن براء الحافظ البغدادي القاضي - 30 علي بن محمد بن الحسن القزويني (ابن مقبرة) – 21 These are a few of the narrators that he narrates from and never gave them any praise and he narrates from them more than some narrators he gives praise to more often than not like Muhammd b. Muhammad b. `Asim al-Kulayni [ra] who he narrates from a total of 29 times – 22 with taraddi and 5 with tarahham. The largest example is Ahmad b. al-Hasan b. `Ali b. `Abdus al-Qatan who Saduq narrates from 144 times – never giving him any individual taraddi (he mentions him only 8 times in group) and only 1 tarahham, the remaining 135 times without anything. It’s clear that al-Saduq [ra] was not handing out taraddi like it was something meaningless and gave it repeatedly to people he thought trustworthy and reliable. It would be a serious flaw in al-Saduq [ra] if he were to just hand these things out to liars and fabricators or people he didn’t trust. He knew these people personally and met, narrating from them a large number of times and constantly praising them with taraddi and then tarahham. If any sort of jarh or ta`deel isn’t mursil, it’s this. al-Saduq [ra] was himself a rijal scholar and I think many people forget this. We categorize al-Najashi and al-Tusi as “rijal scholars” because what we have from them are biographical books on narrators. Perhaps we forget this about al-Saduq [rh] and in our minds we don’t categorize him as a “rijal” scholar because the works of his that survive are not full-on books of rijal and dirayah – maybe just categorizing him as a muhaddith and faqeeh. But he did have rijal books, quite a few actually. al-Najashi and al-Tusi [rah] make mention of them in their works. They also describe him [ra] as عارفا بالرجال and عالما بالرجال. Many will try and argue that other scholars of rijal have explicitly weakened some of his mashayikh – those he gives these praises to repeatedly thus making his taraddi and tarahham meaningless/useless. This is not exactly problematic as this would not be the first time scholars differed on the status of a narrator and we should not jump to that conclusion. Of the weakened ones, the one that comes from a mu`tabar book of rijal, al-Najashi’s [ra], is Abu Muhammad; al-Hasan b. Muhammad b. Yayha al-`Alawi. However, al-Saduq [ra] does not give him often or repeated praise. He narrates from him a total of 19 times – only 7 times with taraddi and 6 times with tarahham. So I would consider him (if al-Najashi [ra]’s jarh did not exist) as majhul. The other issue is the book of Ibn al-Ghadha’iri [ra]. If you are like al-Shaykh Muhsini [ha] or al-Khu’i [ra] then you can just set this book aside as its tareeq is weak (majhul). I personally rely on this book generally, but not in totality as it is not mu`tabar in its tareeq. To me, al-Saduq’s praise is stronger than the jarh of a majhul source. Also because Ibn al-Ghada’iri is known to weaken and strengthen narrators based on things other than observation or narrated observation – like weakening due to his unrecognized narrations or his narrating from weak people or relying upon maraseel narrations. The rest of his work does not contradict the 2 main sources of rijal (al-Najashi and al-Tusi [rah]). Specifically for Muhammad b. al-Qasim al-Astarabadi [ra], the information he mentions about the Tafsir he narrates that he calls a fabrication (Tafseer al-`Askari) is not accurate and al-Khu’i [ra] discusses this in his Mu`jam. In my conclusions, so far (Allahu `aalim), these are the narrators I strengthen due to repeated and excessive taraddi and tarahham : Thiqah محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل محمد بن علي ماجيلويه علي بن احمد بن (بن موسى) بن محمد بن عمران الدقاق محمد بن ابراهيم بن اسحاق المؤدب المكتب الطالقاني احمد بن محمد بن يحيى العطار Mamdooh الحسين بن احمد بن ادريس علي بن عبدالله الرازي الوراق المظفر بن جعفر بن المظفر العلوي السمرقندي محمد بن احمد السناني المكتب الشيباني جعفر بن محمد بن مسرور عبدالواحد بن محمد بن عبدوس النيسابوري العطار حمزة بن محمد بن احمد العلوي الحسين بن ابراهيم بن احمد بن هشام المكتب المدؤب محمد بن القاسم الاسترابادي المفسر المعروف الجرجاني تميم بن عبدالله بن تميم القرشي محمد بن محمد بن عاصم الكليني احمد بن (ابراهيم بن) هارون الفامي القاضي احمد بن علي بن ابراهيم بن هاشم الحسين بن ابراهيم تاتانة Dha`eef ابو محمد الحسن بن محمد بن يحيى العلوي الحسيني ابو نصر احمد بن الحسين بن احمد بن عبيد الضبي المرواني All correct things and of truth here are from Allah [swt] only, and flaws, errors, and mistakes are my own. والله عالم في امان الله