The Book of Occultation (Kitab Al-Ghaibah) (Bihar Al-Anwar, Volume 51) both the short (al-ghybah al-sughra) and long (al-ghaybah al-kubra), his deputies. Kitāb al-Ghayba (Arabic: کِتاب الغَيبَة), is the title of a book about the occultation of Imam al-Mahdi (a) written by Abu Ja’far Muhammad b. Kitāb al-Ghaybah. by Ṭūsī, Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan. Issue Year: Published/ Created: Bayrūt: Manshūrāt al-Riḍā lil-Ṭibā’ah wa-al-Nashr wa-al-Tawzī’,
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This article is about the book written by al-Shaykh al-Tusi.
For other uses, see Al-Ghayba disambiguation. Hasan al-Tusi known as al-Shaykh al-Tusi.
Formats and Editions of Kitāb al-ghaybah 
This book is among important references for knowing Imam al-Mahdi a and his occultation. It has offered the view of Shi’a about Imam al-Mahdi a and has answered questions posed about his occultation using justifications from the Qur’an, hadiths and reason.
After the demise of al-Sayyid al-Murtada, he took the leadership of Twelver Shi’a and educated many students. He had many works.
Among the fruits of al-Shaykh al-Tusi’s scientific activities has been Shi’a ijtihad’s achievement of independence from other Islamic sects including Sunni sects. Title of the Book. Kitab al-Ghayba is one of tens of books written having this title. It is not known what book has been the oldest book titled as al-Ghayba, but references of bibliography have listed books titled as such after the second century AH.
Among the most important books written on this topic and this title written before the book of al-Shaykh al-Tusi, al-Ghayba of al-Nu’mani d. About the name of the book, the author has not chosen a title, but Aqa Buzurg Tihrani called it al-Ghayba.
Al-Ghayba (by al-Nu’mani)
About this book, he said, “al-Shaykh al-Tusi’s al-Ghayba contains the strongest rational and traditional proofs ghagbah the existence of Imam al-Mahdi athe reason for his occultation and signs of his advent toward the end of the time. To prove this issue, the author first proves prerequisites such as the necessity of existence of Imam a at any time, necessity of the kktab of Imam a and presence of Imam a among people.
He continues and rejects beliefs of Kaysaniyya, Nawusiyya, Waqifids, Muhammadiyya, Fathiyya and such sects about imamate. Then, he answers questions posed regarding the belief gnaybah occultation and at the end, he mentions the arguments for the occultation of Imam al-Mahdi a and that he a is the Twelfth Imam a from the children of Imam al-Husayn a and rejects the arguments of deniers.
The birth of Imam Hujja b.
Kitab al-Ghayba: The Book of Occultation | Books on Islam and Muslims |
Lifetime of Imam a and explanation of reports about his death; the unknown nature of his advent and explanation of reports which have marked a certain time for his advent; mentioning the signs of his advent.
Mentioning some of his characteristics, attributes and conduct. Being the reference on the issue of occultation: This has been the reason that since the past, scholars and researchers pay a special attention to this work. Excluding Hudud to the time of Imam’s a presence: Those who claim deputy ship: Ja’far aSulaym b.
References which are not available now such as Sa’d b. Ahmad al-‘Alawi’s Nusrat al-waqifa.
This version has a list of Qur’anic verses, names of prophets, angels and 14 infallibles, narrators, ambiguous points, clans and sects, places and times, references for the research and thematic index.
Skip to main content. Aalulbayt Global Information Center. Kitab al-Ghaybah by al-Shaykh al-Tusi. About the Author Muhammad b. Title of the Book Kitab al-Ghayba is one of tens of books written having this title. Structure of the Book This book has been arranged in 8 chapters: Sources and References of the Book References al-Shaykh has benefited from can be divided in two groups: Related Contents Imam Mahdi in the Verse: Imam Mahdi in the Verse: Imam Mahdi in the Verse Imam Mahdi in Sunnism 2.
Imam Mahdi in Sunnism 1. The Benefit of Having the Imam in Occultation 2. The Benefit of Having the Imam in Occultation 1.