As it is clear, there are many narrations from Shia Imams. (As well as the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW). I couldn’t exactly figure out which Imam has the most hadiths? Or in other word, most of Shia hadiths are from who? (Except the apostle of Allah (SAWW) who has the most narrated hadiths)

(Note: Although it is said that Imam Ali, Imam Sadiq and Imam Baqer (peace be upon them) have the most ahadith, but I am looking for the answer by authentic reference)


According to the chief of the “Hawza-Elmia-Qom Mahdaviat expert center”, it is declared that:

Imam Sadiq (الامام جعفرالصادق علیه السلام) has the most traditions (hadiths) (which have been quoted from him...) as the sixth Imam of Shiite.

In other word, the most hadiths have narrated from him in compare with other Shia Imams. In addition to Imam Jafar-Al-Sadiq (a.s.), there are many hadiths which were narrated from Imam Ali (علیه السلام) and Imam Mohammad-al-Baqir (Baqer) (علیه السلام) as well, who can be deemed as the other Imams who have more hadiths in compare with other Shi'i Imams.



From my experience, Imam Jaafar al-Sadiq (slightly confusingly called 'Abu Abdullah' like Imam Hussein) has the most.

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    Feb 8 '17 at 8:49

Imam Sadiq (PBUH) and Imam Baqir (PBUH) seem to be the most narrated Hadith Imams whose Hadithes are available* As you might know, several papers of Ahadith were narrated by Imam Hadi (PBUH) that got burnt not a long time later. Or many Ahadith of Imam Ali (PBUH) had been censored by the government of that time.


Most of the hadiths are from which infallible Imams? Most of the narrations are from the pure language of Imam Ja'far Sadegh (AS) and the reason for this claim is the multiplicity of narrators and the frequency of hadiths and narrations from that Imam. He will know that noble man. After Imam Sadegh (AS), their noble father Imam Baqir (AS) has narrated the most narrations. Most of the Shiite teachings, including jurisprudence, beliefs and ethics, are from the language of Sadeghin (AS), especially Imam Sadegh (AS). Source: Therefore, in Kafi alone, more than five thousand and nine hundred hadiths have been narrated from Imam Sadegh (AS) with the phrase about Abi Abdullah. Another source: In me La Yahdhra al-Faqih Sheikh Saduq, one thousand and ninety, in Tahzib four thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine Next source: In the insight of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four. Source: In the Vasael al Shiite , which is comprehensive of the above hadiths, about twelve thousand hadiths have been narrated with the above phrase from Imam Sadegh (AS). While the hadiths of Imam Baqir (AS), who has the most hadiths after Imam Sadegh (AS), reach only three thousand two hundred and fifty-nine hadiths. This is in addition to the hadiths that have been narrated with other interpretations, such as on the authority of Ja'far ibn Muhammad, the saying of Abu Abdullah, and the saying of al-Sadiq.

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