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Works By The Students Of Imam Jafar(As)

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(salam)

 

I know you had asked for works by students, but if you have not read Lantern of the Path by Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (AS), it is amazing.

 

http://www.al-islam.org/lantern-of-the-path-imam-jafar-sadiq

 

I'd love to read some of the Imam (AS)'s student's works as well!

 

(wasalam)

R

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Thank you for that link. Did any of the Imams write books of jurisprudence except for malik?

You're very welcome!  When you say Imams, do you mean Imams as the Shi'a understand them or did you mean the title of respect for an Islamic teacher?  I know that both Abu Hanifah and Malik ibn Anas were students of Imam al-Sadiq (AS).  There is a work of jurisprudence Maqbula by Omar ibn Ḥanẓala.  I have not yet read it, so I can't offer much insight there.

 

The most famous of Imam al-Sadiq (AS)'s students is Jabir ibn Hayyan, or Geber as he is known in the west.  He was known for his scientific contributions, but that's obviously not jurispridence.

 

Risalah al-Huquq was attributed to Imam Ali ibn al-Hussayn (AS); the title means a Treatise of Rights, so it isn't quite fiqh, but it is legalistic in its nature.

Sahifa of Al-Ridha is attributed (duh) to Imam Al-Ridha (AS).  It is a small but important collection of Hadith.

 

I hope this is useful!

 

(wasalam)

R

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You're very welcome!  When you say Imams, do you mean Imams as the Shi'a understand them or did you mean the title of respect for an Islamic teacher?  I know that both Abu Hanifah and Malik ibn Anas were students of Imam al-Sadiq (as).  There is a work of jurisprudence Maqbula by Omar ibn Ḥanẓala.  I have not yet read it, so I can't offer much insight there.

 

The most famous of Imam al-Sadiq (AS)'s students is Jabir ibn Hayyan, or Geber as he is known in the west.  He was known for his scientific contributions, but that's obviously not jurispridence.

 

Risalah al-Huquq was attributed to Imam Ali ibn al-Hussayn (as); the title means a Treatise of Rights, so it isn't quite fiqh, but it is legalistic in its nature.

Sahifa of Al-Ridha is attributed (duh) to Imam Al-Ridha (as).  It is a small but important collection of Hadith.

 

I hope this is useful!

 

(wasalam)

R

Oh sorry, I meant students not Imam. And thanks for mentioning those books. I didn't even know our imams left behind any written work.

 

Anyways, I'm just wondering if we have any major books on shia fiqh before Al-Kafi but obviously writing such things down while the Imams were openly accessible wouldn't have been a big issue but it could be used against us. The conspiracy theories abound about shia origins etc. I've even heard sunnis claim that shias completely made up Jafari fiqh and Malik ibn Anas' fiqh is the real jafari madhab endorsed by the Imam so im wondering if the Imam had any other students who wrote his sayings and rulings down before Al-Kafi was compiled.

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