The Dictations

By: Shaykh Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-Mufīd

Translator: Mulla Asgharali M M Jaffer

Al-Amali (lit. ‘the dictations’) is a transcription of 42 assemblies held by Shaykh al-Mufid wherein he dictated narrations to his students. The topics mentioned in these narrations attributed to the Prophet (s) and the Ahl al-Bayt (a) covered various topics such as the Prophet's (s) conduct, supplications and guidance, and the virtues and merits of the Ahl al-Bayt (a). The content encompasses historical, ethical, and doctrinal aspects. In total the book counts 387 narrations.

Chapter 1

Abu Dharr’s words of wisdom

Chapter 2

The Best Virtues

Chapter 3

Avoid being deluded

Chapter 4

Fulfil your duties

Chapter 5

Remain Truthful

Chapter 6

Value of Time

Chapter 7

Enjoy good and forbid evil

Chapter 8

Beware of Allah’s dominance

Chapter 9

The most worshipful servant

Chapter 10

Living with the believers and non-believers

Chapter 11

Be kind to people

Chapter 12

People are for people!

Chapter 13

Convey the knowledge of fiqh

Chapter 14

The best guidance is that of Muhammad

Chapter 15

Four admonitions

Chapter 16

Prayers are the pillars of faith

Chapter 17

Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) explains Abu Dharr’s admonition

Chapter 18

Cover your utensils. . .

Chapter 19

The good and the bad traditions

Chapter 20

Kindness to father

Chapter 21

The descent of Jibraeel at unusual hour

Chapter 22

Virtues of a Shi’ah

Chapter 23

The meaning of remembering Allah

Chapter 24

No act with taqwa is small

Chapter 25

Al-Sadiq (a.s) exhorts Taqwa

Chapter 26

Good deeds prepare for the doers. . .

Chapter 27

Between fear and hope

Chapter 28

The verse of Qur’an interpreted

Chapter 29

The Prophet inspects our deeds

Chapter 30

‘Ali (a.s) on the pious companions of the Prophet

Chapter 31

‘Ali (a.s) and the traders of Kufa

Chapter 32

‘Ali (a.s)’s admonition after Isha

Chapter 33

Imam Sajjad’s book on asceticism

Chapter 34

Entrust your affairs to Allah

Chapter 35

When the deeds become heartbreaking anguish

Chapter 36

Hasten to do good

Chapter 37

Do not delay doing good

Chapter 38

‘Ali (a.s) guides to true reform of oneself

Chapter 39

Allah’s Will and His Power

Chapter 40

‘Ali (a.s) refused to corrupt himself

Chapter 41

Base desires and long hopes. . .

Chapter 42

‘Ali (a.s)’s admonition

Chapter 43

What Isa (a.s) told his disciples

Chapter 44

Avoid fame

Chapter 45

Be ready to forgive

Chapter 46

When Allah spoke to Musa (a.s)

Chapter 47

The meaning of "Imma’ah. . ."