Asalam-o-alekum, I need the names of hadeeth books acceptable by Shia scholars. Also want to know if their Arabic version and Urdu/English translation is available on PDF.

Also I need book which has biography of raavis (narrators) of hadeeth in Shia books. If that book is also available in PDF with Urdu and English translation then that would be great.

Thanks Lateef


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What are the names of Shia hadeeth books?

In a nutshell:

As much as I know, there are four books which are considered as the most reliable ahadith (hadiths) books from the viewpoint of Shia Islam; they are as follows:

  • Al-Kafi
  • Tahdhib
  • Al-Istibsar
  • Man la yahdur

Source and more study: The_Four_Books


There are four major books of Shia Hadith, consisting:

  1. Al-Kafi
  2. Man la Yahduruh al-Faqih
  3. Tahdhib al-Ahkam
  4. Al-Istibsar

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