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Ayoub, Mahmoud - Redemptive suffering in Islām: a study of the devotional aspects of ʻĀshūrāʾ in twelver Shīʻism

Formational Primary Sources Book List

Title Author Author D. Year Notes
Hadith collection Muhammad Ya’qub Ibn Ishaq al-Kulani al-Razi 939
al-Amali aw al-Majalis Shakyn al-Sadqu Ibn Babawayh al-Qummi 991
Maqtal al-Husayn Abu Mikhnaf 774 No records, see Muhammad ibn Jarir ibn Yazid al-Tabari
Historical source Muhammad ibn Jarir ibn Yazid al-Tabari 923
Ithbat al-Wasiyyah al-Ma’sudi 956 Authenticity is doubted/debated among scholars
Maqatil al-Talibiyyin Abu Faraj as-Ishfahani 967
al-Luhuf Ibn Tawus 1266
Muthir al-Ahzan Ibn Nama al-Hilli 1252 al-Hilli claims that his work is a selection of traditoins
Unknown maqtal al-Khawarizmi 1172 Book claims numerous traditions, author cites chains of passage
Manaqib al-Abi Talib Ibn Shahrashub 1192 Contains elegies!!!
Dala'il al Imamah Muhammad ibn Jarir ibn Rustam al-Tabari 1300-1325 Relates to ziyara and ta’ziyeh
al-Muntakhab al-Turayhi al-Fakhri~ 1674 Contains actual ta’ziyeh majalis collection
Bihar al-Anwar Muhammad Baqir al-Majlisi 1699 Many volumes, most are not extant, volume 10 deals with devotional practices associated with Husayn
Kamil al-Ziyarat Abu al-Qasim Ja’far ibn Muhammad Ibn Qalawayah al-Qummi 978 Earliest known source on ziyara proper
Adab al-Taff aw Shu'ara al-Husayn Jawad Shubbar 978 Contemporary collection, chronological from the first century AH and largely complete
  • Primary hadith collection: from Muhammad Ya’qub Ibn Ishaq al-Kulani al-Razi, titled al-Kafi
  • Also is Shakyh al-Saduq Ibn Babwayh al-Qummi, who wrote al-Amali aw al-Majalis
    • Died in 382/991
  • Muhammad ibn Jarir ibn Yazid al-Tabari
    • Died 310/923
    • sourced the martyrdom narrative of Maqtal al-Husayn of Abh Mikhnaf (died 157/774)
    • also responsibile for a popular understanding of them
  • Also important are martyrdom narratives, or maqatil
    • Earliest ones are Maqatil al-Husayn of Abu Mikhnaf and Maqatil al-Talibiyyin of Abu al-Faraj as-Ishfahani (d. 365/967)