The Book of Occultation (Kitab Al-Ghaibah) (Bihar Al-Anwar, Volume 51) both the short (al-ghybah al-sughra) and long (al-ghaybah al-kubra), his deputies. Kitāb al-Ghayba (Arabic: کِتاب الغَيبَة), is the title of a book about the occultation of Imam al-Mahdi (a) written by Abu Ja’far Muhammad b. Kitāb al-Ghaybah. by Ṭūsī, Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan. Issue Year: Published/ Created: Bayrūt: Manshūrāt al-Riḍā lil-Ṭibā’ah wa-al-Nashr wa-al-Tawzī’,

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Al-Ghayba (by al-Nu’mani)

This book is among important references for knowing Imam al-Mahdi a and his occultation. View this page in our App. Sources and References ghaygah the Book References al-Shaykh has benefited from can be divided in two groups: This book is a reference for many other references and sources of Shi’a scholars.

Hasan al-Tusi known as al-Shaykh al-Tusi. Being the reference on the issue of occultation: Multiple versions some of which are close to the time of the author add to its authenticity and credit. About this book, he said, “al-Shaykh al-Tusi’s al-Ghayba contains the strongest rational and traditional proofs for the existence of Imam al-Mahdi ghahbahthe reason for his occultation and signs of his advent toward kitaab end of the time.

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Disappearance of the expected Imam Chapter Chapters of the book are organized in three parts: Ja’far aSulaym b. Al-Nu’mani was living at that time, and wrote al-Ghayba to reinforce intellectual foundations of Shi’a and also to answer their ideological questions regarding imamate and the secret of the Occultation of the Twelfth Imam a.

Imam Mahdi in the Verse: For other uses, see Al-Ghayba disambiguation.

Allah does not leave the world with no authority Hujjah Chapter 9: Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad b. For other usages, see Al-Ghayba disambiguation.

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Kitab al-Ghayba is one of tens of books written having this title. The army of anger Chapter Then, he answers questions posed regarding the belief in occultation and at the end, he mentions the arguments for the occultation of Imam al-Mahdi a and that he a is the Twelfth Imam a from the children of Imam al-Husayn a and rejects the arguments kitag deniers. Among the most important books written on this topic and this title written before the book of al-Shaykh al-Tusi, al-Ghayba of al-Nu’mani d.

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The Book of Occultation. Al-Hujjah must appear Chapter Pretenders of being imams Chapter 6: Occultation and the advent of Imam al-Mahdi a. The Shia when al-Qa’im appears Chapter Ibrahim al-Nu’mani at the beginning of the Major Occultation period.


He benefited from books of hadith collections, especially previous published books on occultation. The oldest version of the book is available in the library of Astan Quds Razavi. About the Author Muhammad b. Resources for Further Research.

Al-Nu’mani was also regarded as the transcriber of al-Kulayni’s speeches and thus had a special respect and fame before Shi’a scholars in jurisprudence and other sciences.

Title of the Book Kitab al-Ghayba is one of tens of books written having this title. The distresses before the appearance of al-Qa’im Chapter Among the fruits of al-Shaykh al-Tusi’s scientific activities has been Shi’a ijtihad’s achievement of independence from other Islamic sects including Sunni sects.

Al Ghaybah – Wikipedia

This book is among important references for knowing Imam al-Mahdi a and his occultation. He had many works. As well as being famous for his intellect and power of judgment, he also had an extensive knowledge in rijal and hadiths. It is not known what book has been the oldest book titled as al-Ghayba, ,itab references of bibliography have listed books titled as such after the second century AH.