Mu'jam al-Ahadith al-Mu'tabara - A Translation
For quite some time now, the need for having a comprehensive compilation of reliable narrations in the English language has been recognized by many. Such a reference work would allow non-Arabic speakers to gain access to authentic material instead of relying on spurious material. Furthermore, some of the non-Shia have always disparaged the Shia about the perceived weaknesses in the body of the Hadith that they possess.
The Second Attempt
The second attempt began in the year 1431AH. While al-Muhsini was preparing the fifth edition of his book <<Buhuth Fi Ilm al-Rijal>> for publication, a solution came to him which solved most of the issues raised by the second problem, which was to do with the chains of Shaykh al-Tusi to the authors of Usul and Kutub that he uses in his Tahdhibayn. As a result, a significant number of narrations which were hitherto considered unreliable could be re-eval