Author: Shaykh Muḥammad b. ʿAlī al-Ṣaduq (d. 381 AH)
Translator: Sayed Ali Raza Rizvi


1. Foreword


1. Reward for the Monotheists and Gnostics

2. Divine Unity and‬‬ Negation of Anthropomorphism

3. The Definition of One, Divine Unity, and the Believer in Divine Unity

4. The Commentary of Chapter 112 the Unity [al-Tawhid]

5. The Meaning of Divine Unity and Divine Justice

6. The Mighty and High is Devoid of both Body and Image

7. The Blessed and Exalted is a Thing

8. What is Related Regarding the Vision

9. Omnipotence

10. Knowledge

11. Attributes of Essence and Attributes of Actions

12. The Commentary of verse 88 of Chapter 28 the Narrative [al-Qasas] Everything is perishable but He.

13. The Commentary of Verse 75 of Chapter 38 Sad O Iblis! What prevented you that you should do obeisance to him whom I created with My Two Hands?

14. The Commentary of Verse 42 of Chapter 68 Qalam - On the Day when there shall be a severe affliction, and they shall be called upon to make obeisance

15. The Commentary of Verse 35 of Chapter 24 the Light [al-Nur]

16. The Commentary of Verse 67 of Chapter 9 the Repentance [al-Tawbah] They have forsaken Allah, so He has forsaken them.

17. The Commentary of Verse 67 of Chapter 39 the Companies [al-Zumar] And the whole Earth shall be in His Grip on the Day of Resurrection and the Heavens rolled up in his Right Hand.

18. The Commentary of Verse 15 of Chapter 83 the Defrauders [al-Mutaffifin] Nay! Most surely they shall on that day be debarred from their Lord.

19. The Commentary of Verse 22 of Chapter 89 the Daybreak [al-Fajr] And your Lord comes and (also) the angels in ranks.

20. The Commentary of Verse 210 of Chapter 2 the Cow [al-Baqarah] They do not wait aught but that Allah should come to them in the shadow of clouds along with the angels.

21. Meaning of Scoffing, Mockery, Planning and Deception of Allah

22. The Meaning of Allah’s Side

23. The Meaning of the Waistband

24. Meaning of the Eye, the Ear, and the Tongue of Allah

25. The Meaning of Allah’s Hand is Tied Up

26. The Meaning of His Pleasure and His Anger

27. The Meaning of Allah’s Breathing of Spirit And I breathed into him of My Sprit.

28. Negation of Space, Time, Stillness, Motion, Descending, Ascending, and Transference from Allah

29. The Names of Allah, the Exalted,‬‬ and the Difference between their Meanings and the Meaning of the‬‬ Names of Creation

30. What is the Qur’an?

31. The Meaning of “In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful”

32. The Explanation of‬‬ the Letters of the Alphabet.

33. The Explanation of the Letters of the Alphabet According to Their Numerical Value

34. The Explanation of the Words of the Calls to Prayer

35. The Commentary of Guidance, Misguidance, Direction, and Forsaking is from Allah, the Exalted

36. The Refutation of the Dualists & the Atheists

37. There is no‬‬ god but the One God

38. The‬‬ Remembrance of Allah’s Greatness, Mighty be His Glory

39. The Subtlety of Allah, the Blessed, the Exalted

40. The Least Required for Recognizing Diving Unity

41. He, the Mighty and High, in not Recognized, Except by Himself.

42. The Assertion of the Emergence of the Universe

43. The Tradition of Dhi`lib.

44. The Tradition of Subakht, the Jewish Man

45. The Meaning of “Glory be to Allah” [Subhan Allah]

46. The Meaning of Allah is the Greatest [Allahu Akbar]

47. The Meaning of the First and the Last

48. the Most Compassionate is Firm on the Empyrean.

49. His Empyrean was on the Water

50. The Empyrean and Its‬‬ Description

51. The Empyrean was Created in Quarters

52. The Meaning of `His Knowledge Extend over the Heavens and the Earth’

53. Allah made the Nature of the Creation upon Divine Unity

54. The Appearance [Al-Bada’]

55. The Will and the Intent

56. Capability

57. The Trial and the Test

58. Privilege and Adversity

59. The Negation of Determinism and Relinquishment

60. Predestination, Divine Decree, Trials, Means of Sustenance Rates, and Restricted Powers

61. Children and Allah’s Justice Concerning Them

62. Allah Only Des What is Best for His Servants

63. Command, Prohibition, Promise and Threat

64. Recognition, Explanation, Evidence, and Guidance

65. A Session of al-Ridha (AS‬‬) with Theologians from Among the Rhetoricians and Various‬‬ Religions about Unity in the presence of al-Ma`mun

66. A Session of al-Ridha (AS) with Sulayman al-Marwazi, the Theologian of Khurasan, in‬‬ the Presece of al-Ma`mun concerning the Subject of Divine Unity.

67. The Prohibition of Discussing, Debating, and Arguing about Allah