الموضوع : مجلّة تراثنا
A quarterly issued by Alulbait establishment for revival islamic heritage
Third Number - First year - winter ١٤٠٦
Address, Iran, Qum, P. O Box ٤٥٤, Tel : ٢٣٤٥٦
By the name of The God
ALULBAIT ESTABLISHMENT FOR REVIVAL ISLAMIC HERITAGE
AIMS AND RESULTS:
the Hawza was and is still in utmost need of revival of Shi\'ite heritage. It requires dusting of several thousands of marvelous works which have been left by the respectable scholars who followed the Alulbait school.
The heritage of huge form and meaning has been inspired by the light of divine revelations and this need became the demand of the age by the arrival of modern printing and publications which gave these beautiful master piece books bearing the wanted idea a new face. From this change most of the readers from abscure and hard - to - read manuscripts and heavy stone printed books emerged the necessity of enlightening the masses by true guidance of Alulbait traditions which benefit them in their life time and their resurrection.
Naturaly this great insistent need demands establishments and institutions to fulfil its due service, for the greatness of the aim is the greatness of responsibility.
This insistant need has coincided with the demands of the religious circles for preparing the course books in their suitable apparel. This was necessary to reduce the heaviness of studying the stone printed references by the students who would be suffering from tiring their mind and their eyes to link between the lines of the text and the upset footnotes.
The Shi\'ite religious scholars - by the help of
their teachers and professors - have gained huge scientific experiences and authority as a result of ١٤ centuries of patience and loyalty. Furthermore by offering processions of martyrs for the Holyness of
the word giving candles, nay giving sun\'s enlightening the way and guiding to the
truth. For all these reasons and after begging God\'s blessing and by trust to him, the Alulbait establishment has been formed for the revival of islamic heritage and has taking its name and determination from Alulbait. This is one of the best creatures of the Almighty to pace towards their glorious aims by publishing their heritage knowledges and learnings as well as centering the huge abilities of our blessed Hawza.
Therefore Alulbait establishment prefered to commence its works by publishing a series of books which may play a sencitive and important role in the Hawza, after correction, scrutinising and researching the texts and then introducing and producing them in elegant apparel free from errors and pleasing eyes and minds.
A - These Publications are as follows:
١ - Uddat al - Usool: One of the best book in usool al – fiqh (principles of islamic jurisprudence), compiled by Sheikh Tusi nearly thousand years ago. The first volume of this precious book which has been commented by Merza Khalil Qazwini is printed in ٤٠٠ pages. The other volumes are under preparation.
٢ - Ma\'arej al Usool by Muhaqqeq AL - Hilli: An important book in usool al fiqh written more than ٨٠٠ years ago. Printed in ٢٠٠ pages.
٣ - Rejal al Kasshi by Sheikh Tusi: One of the best greatest biography books (authority of transmitters), written approximently a ١٠٠٠ years ago. This book is footnoted and commented by Merdamad AL - Estarabadi (The third teacher), in ٢ volumes and about ١٠٠٠ pages (١٧×٢٥ cm.).
٤ - Bedayat al Hedayah by Al - Hur Al - A\'mili: Containing duties of the religion with Lubbul Wasa\'el by sheikh abbas Al - Qummi. This is in ٢ volumes and about ١٠٠٠ pages (١٧×٢٥ cm.).
B – BOOKS UNDER PREPARATION:
١ - Mustadrak
wasa\'el al Shi\'ite, compiled by Muhaddeth
Al - Nouri: It is an improtant
book of Hadith (Traditions or statement related from the Prophet), ٣٠ religious personalities have participated in its correction and footnoting through three commissions. These being commission of recoginzing
commission of vocabulary and corrections and commissions of rejal.
Al - Hawza Magazine in Qum has recently devoted a detailed study about this work (as mentioned in the preface of the book). The text has been sent to Beirut to be printed elegantly.
٢ - wasa\'el Al - Shi\'ite by AI - Hur AI - A\'meli: This is a unique book which is the center of high studies of the Hawza and penetration of the rules and views of lslamic jurisprudence. More than ٢٠ persons have participated on reproducing this excellent work which excells the previous printing by important notes, and also by - comparing it with the manuscript of compilers own hand writing. Some volumes of this book will be sent to Beirut within next few days for printing.
٣ - Jame\' AI - Maqased: One of greatest documental book of jurisprudence. More than ١٠ scholars of Hawza have cooperated in researching its vocabulary, Traditions and correcting its text. This will be sent to Beirut for printing.
٤ - Tathkerat al fuqaha by Allama AI - HiIli: A good documental book of jurisprudence containing the opinions of sunni scholars in addition of Shi\'ite scholars. This book has been footnoted by a group of hawza scholars.
٥ - Nehayat al Derayah by the great scholar sheikh Mohammed Husain Al - Esfahani: A commentary footnote of the Kefayat al Usool by Akhund al - Khurasani. This book is one of most precise texts written during last centary. It has researched by wellknown scholars of Hawza. This book will be printed in ٦ volumes
٦ - Fara\'ed al Usool - Known as Rasa\'el - : The celebrated book of Usool al fiqh, written by the great sheikh Al - Ansari. This reference which has been studied and well reviewed by the teachers of Hawza may come in ٣ or ٤ volumes.
٧ - Kefayat al Usool by Akhund al - Khurasani: A pivot of high usool studies in Hawza. This excellent book which does not need any praise or introduction, has been studied and footnoted by a group of eminent scholars. It comes in ٢ volumes and will be sent to Beirut for printing.
٨ - Esteqsa\'ul
E\'tebar fi sharh al Estebsar written by sheikh Mohammed bin al - Hasan bin Zainuddein
al - A\'mili: one of the best
commentaries on Estebsar of sheikh al - Tusi. This book which also contains precious notes about Rejal al - Hadith, has been researched and footnoted by some of scholars at the branch of this establishment in Holycity of Mashhad.
٩ - Mustanad al Shi\'ite by the great researcher Al - Naraqi: This is one of the best jurisprudence books of Shi\'ites and wellknown for its steady arguments. ١٥ scholars of our establishment in Mashhad have participated in revising it.
١٠ - Ghuniat al - Nuzu\' by Ebin Zuhrah: One of the considerable books in usool.
١١ - Nukat al - Nehayah by Allama al - Hilli: This contains important notes on Nehayat al - Tusi.
١٢ - Jawaher al Fiqh by Ebin Barraj al - Tarabulsi: One of the basic and original text of Shi\'ite jurisprudence.
١٣ - Naqdul rejal by Tafreeshi: One of the excellent book of rejal which will come in ٤ volumes.
١٤ - Nehayatul Ahkam by Allama to al - Hilli: This is a book of islamic fiqh which has not been printed before, has been sent to Beirut to be printed as it deserves.
١٥ - Rejal al - Najashi: One of the most highly considered book in rejal from the point of view of the Shi\'ites.
More research is being undertaken upon many other books of fiqh, usool, rejal, and Tradations.
It must be known that the members of the establishment in the Holy city of Qum is about ٨٠ people, while the members of our branch in Mashhad is about ٢٠ people.
In conclusion, we refer to our quarterly magazine which is our envoy to the dear readers. This publication parallels the manuscript in studying, preserving, publishing and indexing, and the researcher in explaining and enlightening.
It publishes the manuscripts which they do not deserve to be printed as seperate books due to their small sizes. The magazine in addition researches the manuscripts in the concered libraries for introducing and studying them. Furthermore it also follows the printed ones to introducing or criticize them.
So having these aims, the TURATHUNA quarterly has
been issued in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the country which served
Islamic heritage and Arabic language since the first century of Hejra till present time. The magazine invites all researchers and scholars (every one in his field) to participate seriously in preparing articles, indexes and studies which serves Alulbait heritage.
Our quarterly has already issued ٢ numbers and by help of God the next number will be offering to the readers an English index summarizing all subjects of the last ٣ numbers.