ʿUyūn akhbār al-Riḍā - Volume 2

Author: Shaykh Muḥammad b. ʿAlī al-Ṣaduq (d. 381 AH)
Translator: Dr. Ali Peiravi


1. Traditions about Ar-Ridha (a.s.)

2. On Ar-Ridha’s Words on the Reasons for Various Things

3. On What Ar-Ridha (a.s.) Wrote Regarding the Reasons (Behind the Decrees) in Response to Questions by Muhammad ibn Sinan

4. The Reasons Cited by Al-Fadhl ibn Shadhan

5. On What Ar-Ridha (a.s.) Wrote for Al-Ma’mun Regarding Pure Islam and the Religious Decrees

6. On Ar-Ridha’s Entry to Neishaboor and Where He Resided

7. On What Ar-Ridha (a.s.) said Upon Leaving Marba’at Neishaboor to See Al-Ma’mun

8. A Rare Tradition From Ar-Ridha (a.s.)

9. On the Departure of Ar-Ridha (a.s.) from Neishaboor Towards Toos and Marv

10. On The Reasons why Ali ibn Musa Ar-Ridha (a.s.) accepted the succession to the throne from Al-Ma’mun, what Went On, those who were displeased and those who were pleased

11. On Ar-Ridha (a.s.) Praying for Rain On the Request of Al-Ma’mun, Display of the Honorable the Exalted God’s Power by Fulfilling His Request and the Destruction of Those who Denied This

12. On the Plans of Al-Ma’mun for Fending off the People From the Meetings of Ar-Ridha (a.s.), Belittling him, and on the Cursing of Al-Ma’mun

13. On Poems About Patience and Silence in Front of the Ignorant, and Not Treating Friends With Reproach, and Attracting the Enemy So That He Becomes Friends and on Hiding Secrets

14. On Ar-Ridha’s Noble Characteristics and His Worshipping

15. His Debates With the Opponents Regarding Divine Leadership and Ali’s Nobility

16. On What has been Narrated by Ar-Ridha (a.s.) Regarding the Proofs for the Divine Leaders (a.s.), and the Rejection of the Exaggerators (Ghulat) and Those who Believe in God Turning Over the Affairs (Mufawidha) - May God Curse Them

17. On Indications of the Divine Leadership of Ar-Ridha (a.s.)

18. On the Proof of Ar-Ridha’s Rightfulness Due to the Acceptance of His Prayers by God the Honorable the Exalted Against Bakkar ibn Abdullah ibn Mos’ab ibn az-Zobayr ibn Bakkar Who Had Oppressed Him

19. On Proof of Ar-Ridha’s Rightfulness Due to Predicting that He (a.s.) Would not See Baghdad, And Neither Would Baghdad See Him (a.s.)

20. On Proof of Ar-Ridha’s Rightfulness Due to the Acceptance by God the Honorable the Exalted of his prayers for the Barmakites

21. On the Proof of His Rightfulness Due to Ar-Ridha’s (a.s.) Prediction that He Will be Buried Next to Harun

22. On Traditions Related to Ar-Ridha’s (a.s.) Being Martyred With Poison and Being Buried Next to Harun Al-Rashid

23. On Ar-Ridha’s Insight and His Recognition of the Faithful Believers and the Hypocrites

24. On Ar-Ridha’s Knowledge of All the Languages

25. On the Proof of Ar-Ridha’s Rightfulness Due to His Replying to Al-Hassan ibn Ali al-Vosha’s Questions Before he could ask them

26. On Ar-Ridha’s Answer to Abi Qorrah - a friend of the Catholic Archbishop

27. On What Ar-Ridha (a.s.) said on the Subject of Divine Leadership to Yahya ibn ad-Dhahhak al-Samarqandi in the Presence of Al-Ma’mun

28. On What Ar-Ridha (a.s.) told his Brother Zayd ibn Musa When Zayd was Being Haughty in Al-Ma’mun’s Presence and What Ar-Ridha’ (a.s.) said About Mistreating the Shiites

29. On Reasons for Which Al-Ma’mun Martyred Ali ibn Musa Ar-Ridha (a.s.) with Poison

30. On Ar-Ridha’s Appointment of his son Muhammad ibn Ali (a.s.) as the Imam and his Successor

31. On The Martyrdom of Ar-Ridha (a.s.) Due to Being Murdered by Al-Ma’mun With Poison

32. Another Tradition From the Shiites on the Death of Ar-Ridha (a.s.)

33. On What Abu Salt Al-Harawi Has Narrated About Ar-Ridha Being Martyred With Poisoned Grapes

34. On What (Abu Habib) Harthama ibn A’yan Narrated About the Martyrdom of Ar-Ridha by Being Poisoned With Pomegranates and Grapes

35. On An Elegy Recited About Ar-Ridha (a.s.)

36. On the Reward of Visiting the Shrine of Imam Ali ibn Musa Ar-Ridha (a.s.)

37. On the Reward of Visiting the shrine of Fatima - the Daughter of Imam Musa ibn Ja’far (a.s.) in Qum

38. On Visiting Ar-Ridha (a.s.) in Toos

39. On What Has Become Apparent For The People Of Our Time From The Blessings And Signs Of This Place Of Martyrdom, And The Fulfillment Of Prayers There