In the Name of God بسم الله
I have one serious question regarding Al-kafi. It might have been posted differently in this forum previously but I am unable to get clear answer… When I read translated ‘Introduction’ by Kulayni. He says to his friend… Now According to Kulayni he did refer his collection to the 12th Imam and he did reply by saying that “, "Whichever you would follow in submission and obedience is excusable for you." Since it is possible because it was compiled during minor occultation and if it was the case than Kulayni must have done it through one of Imams four representatives. At present, majority of shias neither believe that Al-kafi is authentic (which should have been authentic if 12th Imam approved so) nor they believe that it was approved by 12th Imam. There is one tradition attributed to 12th Imam that Kitab al-kafi was authenticated by himself…. which majority of shia’as rejects since it doesn’t have chain of narrations…. So just forget this tradition. Now my question is WHO LIED? Kulayni? (Although he said it in his Introduction but he never managed to approach any of four representative) Representatives? (It might be possible that Kulayni did ask them to approve his book but neither of them were able to approach the 12th Imam) 12th Imam? (not possible) No one, but at least one of them was doing Taqayya.