Muʿjam al-Aḥādīth al-Muʿtabara

A Comprehensive Compilation of Reliable Narrations

By: Shaykh Muḥammad Āṣif al-Muḥsinī

Translator: Ammaar Muslim

"Mu'jam al-Ahadith al-Mu'tabara" by Shaykh Mohseni is a monumental work which fills a significant gap in the realm of Hadith studies. The aim of this comprehensive compilation is to provide people with a dependable resource, countering the long-standing misconception about the perceived insufficiencies in the body of Hadith possessed by the Shia. As such, this project marks a pivotal contribution to the field, providing someone with access to reliable, authentic material. The book showcases Shaykh Mohseni's ambition to assemble a collection of Mu’tabar (reliable) Hadith, thus facilitating the work of jurists, researchers, lecturers, and any layperson interested in gaining knowledge. Despite his busy schedule, Shaykh Mohseni committed himself to this colossal task, motivated by a desire to preserve and make accessible the authentic teachings of the Shia faith. In creating this work, Shaykh Mohseni was guided by a set of principles. First, the Hadith should have a reliable chain and not contradict the Qur’an, the established Sunnah, the intellect, or basic common sense. Second, while the book aims to be comprehensive, it may not include all narrations with Mu’tabar chains. However, it does provide an overwhelming majority of Mu’tabar narrations. While some narrations with weak chains may have originated from the Imams, they are not included in the book due to their lack of Hujiyyah (probative force). Furthermore, he emphasizes that not every narration with a reliable chain necessarily originates from the infallible in reality. Shaykh Mohseni's stringent criteria and rigorous application make this work an invaluable resource for Hadith studies. While some scholars may differ over his judgments, the work aims to provide a universally acceptable core of irreproachable narrations, with the potential to serve as a basis for consensus among scholars and researchers. In summary, "Mu'jam al-Ahadith al-Mu'tabara" is a milestone in Hadith studies, providing a reliable reference point for those interested in authentic Shia narrations. Its meticulous assembly and rigorous criteria set it apart as a work of significant value and authority.

Chapter 1

Aban b. Taghlib

Chapter 2

Ibrahim b. Abi Mahmud

Chapter 3

Ibrahim b. Abda

Chapter 4

Ahmad b. Hammad al-Marwazi and his son Muhammad

Chapter 5

Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abi Nasr al-Bazanti

Chapter 6

Usama b. Zayd

Chapter 7

Ishaq b. Ammar

Chapter 8

Ismail b. Ja`far and Abdallah b. Sharik

Chapter 9

Bazi`, al-Sarri, Bashshar and Bayan

Chapter 10


Chapter 11

al-Hakam, Salama, Kathir, Salim and Abu al-Miqdam

Chapter 12

Abu Sasan, Ammar, Shatira and Abu Amra

Chapter 13

Jabir b. Abdallah al-Ansari and Jabir b. Yazid al-Ju`fi

Chapter 14

al-Ash`ath, Jarir and Simak

Chapter 15

Ja`far b. Isa, Salih and Abu al-Asad

Chapter 16

al-Harith b. al-Mughira

Chapter 17

Hariz and Hudhayfa

Chapter 18

Hasan al-Muthalath

Chapter 19

Abu Ali b. Rashid and Ali b. al-Husayn b. Abd Rabbi

Chapter 20

al-Hasan and al-Husayn the two sons of Zurara

Chapter 21

al-Husayn b. Qayama

Chapter 22

al-Husayn b. Mihran

Chapter 23

al-Hakam b. Utayba

Chapter 24

Hammad b. Isa

Chapter 25

Humran b. A`yan

Chapter 26

Hamza b. Bazi`

Chapter 27

Hayyan al-Sarraj

Chapter 28

Khuzayma b. Thabit

Chapter 29

Khayran al-Khadim

Chapter 30

Dawud b. Farqad and Harun b. Sa`d

Chapter 31

Dharih b. Muhammad al-Muharibi

Chapter 32

al-Rayyan b. al-Salt

Chapter 33

Zurara b. A`yan

Chapter 34

Zakariyya b. Sabur

Chapter 35

Ziyad b. Marwan al-Qandi

Chapter 36

Ziyad b. al-Mundhir Abu al-Jarud

Chapter 37

Zayd b. Ali

Chapter 38

Salim b. Mukram

Chapter 39

Sukayn al-Nakhai

Chapter 40

Simak b. Kharasha

Chapter 41

Sahl b. Hunayf

Chapter 42

Salih b. Muhammad b. Sahl

Chapter 43

Sa`sa`a b. Suhan

Chapter 44

Safwan b. Mihran al-Jammal

Chapter 45

Safwan b. Yahya

Chapter 46

Dhurays b. Abd al-Malik

Chapter 47

A`sim b. Umar al-Bajali and Ka`b al-Ahbar

Chapter 48

`Amir b. Wathila

Chapter 49

`Abbad al-Basri

Chapter 50

Abd al-Hamid b. Salim and Muhammad b. Ismail b. Bazi`

Chapter 51

Abd al-Khaliq b. Abd Rabbi

Chapter 52

Abdallah b. Abi Ya`fur

Chapter 53

Abdallah b. al-Imam al-Sadiq

Chapter 54

Abdallah b. Jundab

Chapter 55

Abdallah b. al-Hasan b. al-Hasan al-Mujtaba

Chapter 56

Abdallah b. Saba

Chapter 57

Abdallah b. Shubruma

Chapter 58

Abdallah b. Ajlan and Muyassir b. Abd al-Aziz

Chapter 59

Abdallah b. Umayr al-Laythi

Chapter 60

Abd al-Malik b. Jurayj

Chapter 61

Uthman b. Sa`id al-Amri

Chapter 62

Uthman b. Madh`un

Chapter 63

Urwa b. Yahya al-Nakhkhas al-Dihqan

Chapter 64

`Ilba b. Darra` al-Asadi

Chapter 65

Ali b. Abi Hamza al-Bataini

Chapter 66

Ali b. Haska and al-Qasim al-Yaqtini

Chapter 67

Ali b. Ubaydallah b. al-Husayn b. Ali b. al-Husayn al-Shahid

Chapter 68

Ali b. Yaqtin

Chapter 69


Chapter 70

Ammar b. Yasir

Chapter 71

Isa b. Abi Mansur Shalqan

Chapter 72

Isa b. Abdallah al-Qummi

Chapter 73

Faris b. Hatim al-Qazwini and Ali b. Amr al-Qazwini

Chapter 74

al-Fadhl b. Abd al-Malik al-Baqbaq

Chapter 75

al-Fudhayl b. Yasar

Chapter 76

Qutayba al-A`sha

Chapter 77


Chapter 78


Chapter 79

Kathir al-Nawwa, his companions and Umm Khalid

Chapter 80

Kumayt b. Zayd

Chapter 81

Layth b. al-Bukhtari

Chapter 82

Muhammad b. Abi Bakr, others and al-Mahdi

Chapter 83

Muhammad b. Abi Zaynab Abu al-Khattab, Hafs, Ja’far b. Waqid, Hashim, Musaylama, Mukhtar, Sa’id, Hamza, Abu al-Ghamr and Others

Chapter 84

Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Hammad Abu Ali al-Mahmudi, his father and al-Bilali

Chapter 85

Muhammad b. Ismail b. Bazi`

Chapter 86

Muhammad b. Ismail b. Ja’far al-Sadiq

Chapter 87

Muhammad b. Hukaym

Chapter 88

Muhammad b. Sinan al-Zahiri, Safwan b. Yahya, Zakariyya b. Adam, and Sa’d b. Sa’d

Chapter 89

Muhammad b. Salih b. Muhammad al-Hamdani al-Wakil al-Dihqan and his father

Chapter 90

Muhammad b. Abd al-Rahman b. Abi Layla al-Ansari al-Qadhi

Chapter 91

Muhammad b. Abdallah b. al-Hasan b. al-Hasan al-Mujtaba al-Nafs al-Zakiyya

Chapter 92

Muhammad b. Abdallah al-Tayyar

Chapter 93

Muhammad b. Uthman b. Sa’id al-Amri and his father, the two Envoys of the Hujja, the Qaim

Chapter 94

Muhammad b. Ali the Commander of the Faithful

Chapter 95

Muhammad b. Ali b. Bilal

Chapter 96

Muhammad b. Ali b. al-Husayn b. Musa b. Babawayh (Shaykh al-Saduq)

Chapter 97

Muhammad b. Ali al-Shalmaghani, al-Sari`i, al-Bilali, al-Hilali, and al-Numayri

Chapter 98

Muhammad b. Ali b. Mahziyar

Chapter 99

Muhammad b. Ali b. al-Nu’man Mu’min al-Taq

Chapter 100

Muhammad b. Muslim al-Thaqafi and Abu Kurayba

Chapter 101

Muhammad b. Musa al-Sari’i

Chapter 102

al-Mukhtar b. Abi Ubayda al-Thaqafi

Chapter 103

Marthad b. Abi Marthad al-Ghanawi

Chapter 104

Muslim the Client of Abi Abdillah

Chapter 105

Mualla b. Khunays

Chapter 106

Ma’mar b. Abdallah

Chapter 107

al-Mughira b. Sai’d

Chapter 108

al-Mufadhal b. Umar

Chapter 109

al-Mufadhal b. Qays b. Rumana

Chapter 110

Nasr b. Qabus

Chapter 111

Harun b. Sa’d

Chapter 112

Hisham b. Ibrahim al-Abbasi

Chapter 113

Hisham b. al-Hakam

Chapter 114

Hisham b. Salim

Chapter 115

Yahya b. (Abi) al-Qasim Abu Basir

Chapter 116

Yunus b. Abd al-Rahman

Chapter 117

Yunus b. Dhabayn

Chapter 118

Yunus b. Ya’qub

Chapter 119

Abu Sai’d al-Khudri

Chapter 120

Abu Musa al-Banna

Chapter 121

Asma bt. Umays, Salma, Maymuna, Umm al-Fadhl, al-Ghumaysa, Hamida, and Azza

Chapter 122

Umm Salama