Shia answers: Al-Kafi is an authentic book

Question 290: Asslamo alakaum. Is Kafi an authentic book? I get confused, im still trying to learn about Islam, then there comes a shia who says that “this book is not very authentic but it’s powerful though”!? I seriously want to know whether books that I touch are going to guide me to the right path, I already read 1 volume of this book.

Answer 290: The Shia school is very rich in terms of reliable hadith collections thanks to the ahadith of the Holy Prophet (s) and his pure progeny. The infallible Imams, peace be upon them, are the closest people to the Holy Prophet (s) in terms of position and time. They are inerrant and infallible and there are profuse narrations quoted from them in Shia’s hadith books.
Some of Shia’s major hadith collections that are considered to be reliable are the following: Read More


Al-Kutub al-Arba’ah, The Four Books: Kafi, Man la yahduruhu, Tahdhib and Istibsar

Question 064: So are the books containing all shia fiqh basically the volumes of al-Kahfi? To what Hadithic book does the the Four Books Al-Kutub al-Arba’ah refer?

Answer 064: Al-Kutub al-Arba’ah, the Four Books is an Arabic term by the Twelver Shi’a, referring to the four best-known hadith collections. The great Shi’a works are as follows: Read More