Sayyid Kāzim al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī (d.1259/1843). Bibliography+.

Sayyid Kāzim al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī (d.1259/1843) : An Annotated, Alphabetical, Bibliographical Survey of the Writings of Sayyid Kazim Rashtī including select manuscript materials, printed texts and Urls with occasional PDfs.

Stephen Lambden UCMerced.

In progress : Last partial revision and update 27-03-2017.

Sayyid Kāzim  al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī (d. Karbala 1259/1843).

Select Abbreviations.

Fihrist II = Section on Sayyid Kazim and his writings, `Fihrist-i kutub-i Shaykh Aḥmad Aḥsā'ī  va sā`ir  mashāyik-i `izām by `Abu'l-Qāsim b. Zayn al-`Ābidīn Khān Kirmani (d.1389 /1969)' (3rd ed. Kirman: Chapkhanih Sa`adat, 1977).

This second section of the Fihrist-i kutub-i Shaykh Aḥmad Aḥsā'ī va sā`ir  mashāyik-i `izām.  (Index of the books of Shaykh Aḥmad Aḥsā'ī and other of the mighty Shaykhs) by the sixth (Kirmani) Shaykhī leader `Abu'l-Qāsim b. Zayn al-`Ābidīn Khān (d.1389 /1969) ranges (in its third edition) from pages 288-359. In these pages the works of Sayyid Kāẓim are numbered following those of Shaykh Ahmad,  from No. 133 until No. 304, thus totaling 172 items. See this website for my ongoing translation :

http://hurqalya.ucmerced.edu/node/296/

Jawahir-Basra  = Jawāhir al-ḥikam  ("The Gems-Essences of Wisdom"), followed by the vol, number(s) and the page references. This indicates a 15 volume compendium of the writingas of al-Rashti :  Jawāhir al-ḥikam : mawsūʻah ʻilmiyya tataḍammanu kutuban wa-rasāʼil wa-ajwibat masāʼil wa-khutaban wa-fawāʼid wa-waṣāyā wa-mawāʻiẓ wa-durūsan. min muṣannafāt al-ʻĀlim al-Rabbānī wa-al-Ḥakīm al-Ṣamadānī Mawlānā al-Marḥūm al-Amjad al-Sayyid Kāẓim ibn al-Sayyid Qāsim al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī. Basra [Iraq] : Sharikat al-Ghadīr li'l-Ṭibāʻah wa'l-Nashr al-Maḥdūdah, 1432/2011. For details see below.

Majmūʻat rasāʼil 1276-7 = [Hādhihi] Majmūʻat rasāʼil min muṣannafāt... Hajji Sayyid Kāẓim al-Rashtī.  Tabrīz : Muḥammad Shafīʻ al-Ṣadr, [1276/1859] 1277/1860. 364pp. Copy at Princeton Univ. Library. See further below under Rasa'il.

MRF-16 = Majmū`a al-Rasā'il Fārsī ("Compendium of Persian Treatises" ) No.16. Majmū`a al-Rasā'il Fārsī vol. 16 mushtamal dar Chahar Risalih az tasnifat... Hajji Sayyid Kazim Rashti. 2nd printing Kirman: Maṭba`at al-Sa`adat,  c. n.d. [1970s?] (451pp.). * See further below  under Majmūʻat rasāʼil ...

Princeton Ms.  = Ms. in Princeton University Library constituting a collection of Shaykhī texts in Arabic and Persian by al-Rashtī: Ms. codex. See further below.

Rasāʼil al-Rashtī = London Ms. 92308 London Univ. Library Ms. in the Library of the University of London. See further below.

 

I. Alphabetical Listing of Select Writings of al-Rashtī.

Under this  heading I shall further subdivide under secondary sub-headings (placed alphabetically), such Fiqh (Jurisprudence) Kitab (Book), Rasā'il  (sing. Risāla) (Treatise(s)),  Sharh (Commentary texts) and Tafsir (Qur'an Commentary) and ther like. These materials which will again be loosely incorporated alphabetically.

ʻAjāʼib ʻālam al-jinn (The Wonders of the World of the Jinn).

عجائب عالم الجن 

  • ʻAjāʼib ʻālam al-jinn. Beirut : Dār al-Maḥajjah al-Bayḍāʼ lil-Tibāʻa  wa'l-Nashr wa'l-Tawzīʻ, 2009. 154pp.

Anwār al-ghayb, masā'il muta`addid ("Lights of the Unseen, Multifarious issues").

  • Anwār al-ghayb, masā'il mu`tu`addida li-ḥakīm al-awwal,  hiya Sayyid Kāẓim al-Husayni, al-Rashtī... [No. 2  on cover] "Lights of the Unseen, Multifarious issues").

A compilation of miscellaneous replies to religious and philosophical issues by SKR edited and annotated by Aḥmad `Abd al-Wahhāb al-Būshafī` and put out from Damascus (Syria) through the Sayyida Zaynab / Lajnat Iḥyā Turāth Madrassa al-Shaykh al-Awḥad  [al-Aḥsā'ī].  1st ed. 1421/ 2000.

The introductory, editorial  part occupies pp.1-20 and the next 4 pages  reproduce the mss. on which sections of this printing is based. Section one is on al-Malā'ikat (The Angels [Angelology]) in 4 main divisions spanning pp. 31-77. Section two is entitled Tajdīd al-Khilqa  (The Renewal of the Created Order, pp. 79-94) and is primarily SKR's response to a question about the state of things after the qiyāmat al-kubrā (the Greatest [Eschatological] Resurrection) relative to the khalq jadīd  ("new Creation") mentioned in a tradition from of Imam Ja`far al-Şādiq  as cited by Ibn Babuwayh (d. 381/991) in his Kitāb al-khiṣāl. 

Section three is a response to a question about about whether  al-fi`l (the Active Reality) is something nobler  than al-maqāmāt (the ranks or levels [of human activity]) and the ism al-fā`il ([active participle] the [Shaykh as the] name of the One Efficacious, pp. 95-111). Complex metaphysical issues are discussed in this section. The fourth section is the response of SKR to a question about metaphysical and philosophical issues surrounding the nature of al-ḥarakat al-jawhariyya ("substantial motion", a central concept in the philosophy of Mulla Şadrā) ( pp.117-127). The book ends with a note signed by Aḥmad al-Bushafī` al-Aḥsā'ī (dated 3rd Sha`bān 1419/ 23rd Nov. 1998), a list of sources drawn upon in the book and and Index (pp. 130-137).

Asrār al-`ibādāt (The Mysteries of Acts of Servitude)

اسرارالعباداة

Asrār al-Imām al-Mahdī (The Mysteries of [12th] Imam al-Mahdi"). Contains writings of Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-Dīn Aḥsāʼī and Sayyid Kāẓim ibn Qāsim al-Rashtī.

أسرار الإمام المهدي

  • Asrār al-Imām al-Mahdī. : Dār al-Muḥajjah al-Bayḍāʼ : Dār al-Rasūl al-Akram, 2004. 184pp.

 

Asrār al-shahāda (The Mysteries of the Testimony [of Faith]).

  • Ms. [Asrār al-shahādah]. : al-Rawḍah fī faḍāʼil Amīr al-Muʼminīn ʻAlī. Arabic ms. Princeton Univ. Library. OCLC Number: 701023983. Ms. composite codex.

1. fol. 1b-56a: [Asrār al-shahādah].
2. fol. 56b: [Unidentified Persian text]. Dated 1221 H.
3. fol. 57b-138a: al-Rawḍah fī faḍāʼil Amīr al-Muʼminīn ʻAlī.
Description: 138 leaves : paper ; 209 x 148 mm bound to 213 x 152 mm
So W-Cat. https://www.worldcat.org/title/asrar-al-shahadah-al-rawdah-fi-fadail-ami...

Asrār al-shahāda sirr al-ḥaqīqat fī waq`at al-ṭufūf

اسرارالشهادة سّرالحقيقة في وقعة الّطفوف

[No. 3 on cover]

  • أسرار الشهادة، المعروف بـ سر وقعة الطف Asrār al-shahāda sirr al-ḥaqīqat fī waq`at al-ṭufūf ("The Mysteries of the Shahāda [Testimony of Faith]; the secret of the reality regarding the incident of the ... ? ). Sayyida Zaynab / Lajnat Iḥyā Turāth Madrassa al-Shaykh [al-Awḥad] al-Aḥsā'ī. 1st ed. 1421/ 2000. ADD DETAILS
  • [Asrār al-shahādah]. : al-Rawḍah fī faḍāʼil Amīr al-Muʼminīn ʻAlī. Arabic ms. Princeton Univ. Library. OCLC Number: 701023983. Ms. composite codex.
    1. fol. 1b-56a: [Asrār al-shahādah].
    2. fol. 56b: [Unidentified Persian text]. Dated 1221 H.
    3. fol. 57b-138a: al-Rawḍah fī faḍāʼil Amīr al-Muʼminīn ʻAlī.
    Description: 138 leaves : paper ; 209 x 148 mm bound to 213 x 152 mm
    So W-Cat.

Badāʼiʻ al-ḥikma: Risālat ʻAbd Allāh Bayk (The Wonders of Wisdom, A Treatise for `Abd-Allāh Bayk).

بدائع الحكمة : رسالة عبد الله بيك

  • Badāʼiʻ al-ḥikma: Risālat ʻAbd-Allāh Bayk. ed. Ṣāliḥ Aḥmad al-Dabāb. Beirut: Muʼassasat al-Balāgh li'l-Ṭibāʻa  wa'l-Nashr wa'l-Tawzīʻ, 2008. 255pp.

Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn ("The Proof regarding Matters Perplexing").

A work of Sayyid Kāẓim in response issues surrounding the differences between the person and doctrinal positions of Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ahsā'ī and other Shī`ī Muslims. Completed near Kufa (Iraq) 11th Rabī al-Thānī [II] 1258/ May 22nd 1842.

دليل المتحيرين

 Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn two modern editions.

Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn (Evidence for the Perplexed), written 1258/1842.

  • 1st Arabic edition....
  • Copy of 148 pp. ms. in  Harvard University Library (USA) deriving from the Bodleian Library (Oxford Univ. UK) : "Naskhī script. Microfilm reproduction of original ms. Arab E.216 in the Bodleian Library". So noted in W-Cat. 
  • Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn,  Tabriz [?] Lithograph ed. 1276/1859-60.
  • Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn. 1st ed. [Tabriz?], 1276/1859-60.
  • Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn. 2nd (Arabic) ed. Maṭba`at al-Sa`adat, Kirmān, n. d.  [197?] 178pp.
  • Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn. Rep. of Arabic text.  Kirman : Chapkhana Sa`adat. n.d. 178pp.
  • PDf. دليل المتحيرين Ar. Dalil al-mutaḥayyirīn.pdf

The most recent Arabic 2nd ed. 3rd printing of  1423/2002  (see above) is the  very beautifully printed edition  with pictures of Shaykh Ahmad, Sayyid Kāẓim and the Kuwaiti born al-Ḥajjī Mīrzā`Abd al-Rasūl al-Ḥā'iri al-Iḥqāqī  [Born 22nd Mehr 1307 Sh. /XXXX] on the front cover (as well as on many inside  pages). .185 [176] pp. + Index (pp.186-7).

  PDf. دليل المتحيرين or Dalill.c.pdf or download +index here : http://alfeker.net/library.php?id=1269

Persian Translations of the Arabic Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn

  • Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn. Translated into Persian by  his disciple Muhammad Raḍī ibn Muhammad Riḍā', 1st ed. Jumadī al-Awwal 1261/ May 1845 (Dhari`a 8:360).
  • Kitāb Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn [Tabriz?] : [publisher not identified], 1276/ 1859-60. [Microfilm] Copy in Princeton University Arabic collection, cn. 9302367.01.; Princeton University Arabic collection., Phase II. This is  the Persian translation from the Arabic by Muḥammad Raḍī ibn Muḥammad Riḍā.

There is also (see above) a Persian trans. by the Kirmani Shaykjhi leader, Zayn al-Ābidīn Ibrāhīmi

  • Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn. Trans. Zayn al-`Abidin Ibrahimi. 2nd. ed. Kirman : Chapkhana Sa`adat. n.d. 181pp.
  • PDf. Per. Dalil al-mutahayyirin-Per.pdf

 

  • Dalīl al-mutaḥayyirīn az taṣnīfāt-i Kāẓim Rashtī ; tarjumah-i Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn Ibrāhīmī. 2nd printing Kirmān: Chāp-Khānih Sa`adat. pp. 4 (Index)+ 181pp.
  • PDf. Dalil al-mutahayyirin-Per.pdf

Durar al-asrār : risālat Muḥammad Raḥīm Khān

درر الأسرار : رسالة محمد رحيم خان

Fiqh (Legalistic, Jurisprudential and related writings. 

Risālah fī fiqh al-ṣalāh al-yawmiyya  (Treatise about the law of Daily Obligatory Prayer and... Fasting).

رسالة في فقه الصلوة اليومية

رسالة في فقه الصلوة اليومية ؛ رسالة في فقه الصيام.

  • Risālah fī fiqh al-ṣalāh al-yawmiyya +  Risālah fī fiqh al-ṣiyām [1b-77a]. Ms. in Princeton University Library. So W-Cat. 
  • Risālah fī fiqh al-ṣalāh al-yawmīyah. 2. leaves 78b-168b: Risālah fī fiqh al-ṣiyām. Arabic. Ms. codex. Physical description: 12 lines per page; written in large naskh in black on glazed, laid European paper. Rubrication and catchwords. Mild staining. Origin: 10 Shaʻbān 1250 H [12 December 1834] (leaf 168b). Text 1 originally completed on 11 Rajab 1242 H [8 February 1827] (leaf 77a). 168 leaves : paper ; 211 x 149 (165 x 100) mm bound to 214 x 152 mm". Part of Manuscripts, Arabic -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
     So W-Cat.

Ḥayāt al-nafs  (The Life of the Soul) of Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i trans.

حىات النفس

  • Ḥayāt al-nafs li-Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-Dīn al-Aḥsāʾī. Wa-Uṣūl al-ʻaqāʾid li-Kāẓim al-Rashtī al-Ḥusaynī, (mutarjam ʻan al-Fārisīyah) [Karbala] : [Maṭbaʻat Ahl al-Bayt], [19--]. 304pp.  Series: Princeton University Arabic collection, cn. 9503411.05.; Princeton University Arabic collection., Phase II. W-Cat.
  • See Hathi Trust http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009036407.
  • Kitab Ḥayāt al-nafs. Qum : Dār Sabṭ al-Nabī, 2004. 247 pp. Other Titles: Uṣūl al-ʻaqāʼid. /li-muṣannifihi Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-Dīn Aḥsāʼī. Wa, Uṣūl al-ʻaqāʼid / Kāẓim al-Rashtī al-Ḥusaynī.
  • See also the Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i webpages on this site.

Urdu Trans.

  • Ḥaivātunnafs : Urdū tarjamah. Karmān : Kitāb k̲h̲ānah-i Ibrāhimiyah, 1976. 96pp.

 الحجة البالغة

al-Hujjat al-Baligha

  • الحجة البالغة  al-Hujjat al-baligha (The Conclusive Proof), [ed.] al-Ḥajjī Mīrzā`Abd al-Rasūl al-Ḥā'iri al-Iḥqāqī.   Kuwait : Maktab al-Adhra', 1424/2004. pp. 106.
  • PDf. al-Hujjat.c.pdf  or download here : http://alfeker.net/library.php?id=1273
     

Jawāhir al-ḥikam (The Jewels of Wisdom)... 15 vols.

جواهر الحكم : موسوعة علمية تتضمن كتبا ورسائل واجوبة مسائل وختبا وفوائد ووصايا ومواعظ ودروسا

  • Jawāhir al-ḥikam : mawsūʻah ʻilmīyah tataḍammanu kutuban wa-rasāʼil wa-ajwibat masāʼil wa-khutaban wa-fawāʼid wa-waṣāyā wa-mawāʻiẓ wa-durūsan  min muṣannafāt al-ʻĀlim al-Rabbānī wa-al-Ḥakīm al-Ṣamadānī Mawlānā al-Marḥūm al-Amjad al-Sayyid Kāẓim ibn al-Sayyid Qāsim al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī. al-Baṣrah [al-ʻIrāq] : Sharikat al-Ghadīr lil-Ṭibāʻa wa'l-Nashr al-Maḥdūda, 1432/ 2011. W-Cat. Apparently 15 volumes ; 25 cm.  Contents:
  • 1-4. Kutub wa-al-rasāʼil al-ḥikmīya -
  • 5-6. Sharḥ al-Khuṭbah al-Ṭutunjiyya -
  • 7-8. Kutub al-iʻtiqādāt wa-ajwibat al-īrādāt -
  • 9. Kutub wa-al-rasāʼil al-uṣūlīya -
  • 10. Kutub wa-al-rasāʼil al-fiqhīya -
  • 11. Kutub al-siyar wa'l-sulūk wa'l-tafsīr -
  • 12-14. Kutub allatī katabahā fī al-ajwibah al-mukhtalifa -
  • 15. Durūs wa-mawāʻiẓ shahr Ramaḍān sanat 1257.

Kashf al-ḥaqq fī masā'il al-mi`rāj ("The Unveiling of Reality  respecting issues surrounding the Mi`rāj ("Night Ascent of Muhammad")

كشف الّحق ّ في مسائل المعراج

  • [al-Risāla] Kashf al-ḥaqq fī masā'il al-mi`rāj [4 on cover]
  • Kashf al-ḥaqq fī masā'il al-mi`rāj. ed.  Rāḍī Nāṣir Salmān; Amīr ʻAskarī.  Beirut : Muʼassasat al-Balāgh, 1421/2000. 166pp.

A detailed and multi-faceted account of the interpretation of the mi`rāj of Muhammad by Shaykh Aḥmad as defended and further expounded by Sayyid Kazim Rashti. Edited and introduced by Ḥaj Amīr `Askarī and  Raḍī Nāṣir al-Salmān. Damascus, Syria: Lajnat Iḥyā Turāth Madrassa al-Shaykh al-Awḥad  [al-Aḥsā'ī].  Beirut: Mu'assat al-Balāgh. 1st ed.  15th Rabī` al-Awwal 1421/ 18th June 2000. pp.155 (= Introduction by Raḍī Nāṣir al-Salmān pp. 7-17+ mss. repro. pp.19-20 +pp. 21-24 = Preliminary Introductory Notes + pp. 25-155 = main text(s) of the Book + pp.156-166 = Concluding Note, Sources cited and Index).

Khaṣāʼiṣ al-Rasūl al-aʻẓam wa'l-baḍʻah al-ṭāhira

خصائص الرسول الاعظم والبضعة الطاهرة

  • Khaṣāʼiṣ al-Rasūl al-aʻẓam wa'l-baḍʻah al-ṭāhira.  ed. Ṣāliḥ Aḥmad al-Dabbāb. 2nd ed. Beirut: : Dār al-Maḥajjah al-Bayḍāʼ, 2005. 94pp.

Kitab (pl. kutub), Books, documents...

This is a loose heading since various writings of Shaykh Ahmad are referred to as books though many literary works also have other designations. It should be noted then, that the prefix Kitāb (`The Book of ...') before writings of al-Ahsa'i is often arbitary. There are often alternative titles such as Risala ___, etc.

Kitab] Ḥayāt al-nafs  (The Life of the Soul) of Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i trans. See above under Ḥayāt al-nafs

Kitāb Lawāmiʻ al-Ḥusayniyya ("[Book] Expressive of the Ḥusaynid Brilliances"). 

 

Opening heading of the Lithograph edition of the of Lawāmiʻ al-Ḥusayniyya

This work is the final item (p. 215-324) within the composite collection of the writings of Sayyid Kazim Rashti entitled

PDf. Hathi Trust :

Rasa'il (Treatises) : Select Rasā'il  (sing. Risāla) of Sayyid Kāzim al-Rashtī listed alphabetically according to title or primary recipient. 

Over one hundred often detailed and lengthy Rasā'il  (sing. Risāla, loosely `treatises') of Sayyid Kazim Rashti  in consideration of numerous issues and in reply to diverse  often theological-Imamological questions, are found in scores of mss and printed sources only a few of which will be listed alphabetically under this heading. 

رسالة عبدالله بيك

Risāla `Abd-Allah Beg

  • رسالة عبدالله بيك Risāla `Abd-Allah Beg. ed. Hajji Mirza `Abd-Allah al-Ha'iri al-Ihqaqi , Lajnat al-Sayyid al-Amjad. [Kuwait]: Maktabat al-Adhra', 1429/2008. 129pp. On tawhid (the Divine Unity), the Divine attributes (sifat) and other theological and associated matters. 
  • PDf. R-`Abd-Allah Beg.pdf  or download here : http://alfeker.net/library.php?id=1268

Risālah fī fiqh al-ṣalāh al-yawmiyya  (Treatise about the law of Daily Obligatory Prayer and... Fasting).

رسالة في فقه الصلوة اليومية

رسالة في فقه الصلوة اليومية ؛ رسالة في فقه الصيام.

  • Risālah fī fiqh al-ṣalāh al-yawmiyyaRisālah fī fiqh al-ṣiyām [1b-77a]. Ms. in Princeton University Library. So W-Cat. 
  • Risālah fī fiqh al-ṣalāh al-yawmīyah. 2. leaves 78b-168b: Risālah fī fiqh al-ṣiyām. Arabic. Ms. codex. Physical description: 12 lines per page; written in large naskh in black on glazed, laid European paper. Rubrication and catchwords. Mild staining. Origin: 10 Shaʻbān 1250 H [12 December 1834] (leaf 168b). Text 1 originally completed on 11 Rajab 1242 H [8 February 1827] (leaf 77a). 168 leaves : paper ; 211 x 149 (165 x 100) mm bound to 214 x 152 mm". Part of Manuscripts, Arabic -- New Jersey -- Princeton.
     So W-Cat.

كتاب : الرسالة الحملية

Risālah al-Hamaliyya...

  • Risālah al-Hamaliyya al-bahr al-zakhir wa'l-durr al-fakhir... [ed.] Hajji Mirza `Abd al-Rasul al-Ihqaqi. Kuwait [?] :       50 [2]pp.  

Risāla Muhammad Raḥīm Khān : see above Durar al-asrār : risālat Muḥammad Raḥīm Khān,

Risālah fī ajwibat suʼālāt al-Sayyid Ḥusayn (Treatise in Reply to the questions of Sayyid Ḥusayn).

  • Risālah fī ajwibat suʼālāt al-Sayyid Ḥusayn

Risālat al-sulūk fī'l-akhlāq wa'l-aʻmāl - see below under al-Sulūk ilá Allāh (The [Path of the] Journeying unto God) ...

رسالة الطبيب البهبهاني

  • Risālat al-ṭabīb al-Bihbahānī.. ed. Salih Ahmad Dabbab. Beirut: Mu`assasat Shams al-Hajr. 2006. 136pp.

Risālah-i uṣūl-i ʻaqāʼid see below Uṣūl al-ʻaqāʼid.

Ruʼá ḥawla al-asrār al-Ḥusayniyya ...

  • Ruʼá ḥawla al-asrār al-Ḥusaynīyah fī Madrasat al-Shaykh al-Aḥsāʼī. Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-Dīn Aḥsāʼī; Kāẓim ibn Qāsim Rashtī ed. Rāḍī Nāṣir Salmān. Beirut : Lajnat Iḥyāʼ Turāth Madrasat al-Shaykh al-Awḥad al-Aḥsāʼī, 2001. 247 pp.

Select Ms. Compilations and printed Majmūʻat rasāʼil 

Select unpublished ms. compilations of the writings of  Sayyid Kāẓim al-Rashti,

London Univ. Ms. SOAS 92308.

  • "A collection of Shiite religious tracts, mainly related by Kāẓim ibn Qāsim al-Ḥusaini al-Rashti, written on European paper in a variety hands, between 1233 and 1259 A.H. The majority have been autographed by Jawād ibn Qāsim al-Najjār. Microfilm (negative) of a manuscript no. 92308 in the Library of the University of London. London, University of London Library Photographic Department, 1972. 1 reel. 230 pages".

Majmu`at al-Rasa'il (Compilation of Treatises).

[Collection of Shaykhī texts] Ms. in Princeton University Library

  • Arabic and Persian. Notes: Ms. codex. Description: 162 leaves : paper ; 227 x 169 mm bound to 233 x 173 mm
    Contents: 1. fol. 2b-20a: Risālah fī kayfīyat al-sulūk. 2. fol. 20a-22a: [Risālah fī jawāb baʻḍ al-masāʼil]. 3. fol. 22b-23a: [al-Umūr allatī yajibu ʻalá al-qārī]. 4. fol. 26a-44b: Risālah fī al-maʻād al-jismānī. 5. fol. 45a-57b: al-Risālah al-ḥamlīyah. 6. fol. 58b-77a: [Jawāb masāʼil baʻḍ al-ikhwān]. 7. fol. 77b-86a: Risālah ṭīnīyah. 8. fol. 86b-134a: Radd shubhah fī wahdat al-wujūd. 9. fol. 134b-144b: [Risālah-i dar sharḥ-i yik faqrah az duʻā-yi Shaʻbān] / Muḥammad Kāẓim ibn Muḥammad Qāsim al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī. 10. fol. 145a-159a: [Jawāb masāʼil Makkī ibn ʻAbd Allāh al-Baḥrānī]. 11. fol. 159b-162b: Faḍāʼil Amīr al-Muʼminīn.
    Other Titles: [Umūr allatī yajibu ʻalá al-qārī]. So W-Cat. https://www.worldcat.org/title/collection-of-shaykhi-texts/oclc/69818264...

Majmūʻat rasāʼil

  • Majmūʻat rasāʼil... Tabrīz : [publisher not identified], 1276/1859. "Lithograph ed. 471, [4] pages ; 27 cm" So W-Cat. Copy in University of Chicago Library. 

  • [Hādhihi] Majmūʻat rasāʼil min muṣannafāt... Hajji Sayyid Kāẓim al-Rashtī.  Tabrīz : Muḥammad Shafīʻ al-Ṣadr, 1277/1860. 364pp. Copy at Princeton Univ. Library.

Majmūʻat rasāʼil 

Majmūʻat Rasāʼil Farsi

  • Majmūʻat rasāʼil Farsi  vol.16 - Risalah dar javab baʻs-i ajillaʻ.  Kirman, Iran : Chapkhanah-ʻi Saʻadat, c.1970?, 451pp. W-Cat.

Ṣalavāt bar chahārdah nafs-i muqaddas

  • Ṣalavāt bar chahārdah nafs-i muqaddas. [Tehran] : Chāpkhānah-i Majlis, 1322/1943. 33pp. W-Cat. "Text in Arabic, Introduction in Persian"... 

شرح - Sharh - Miscellaneous works of Commentary upon Hadith and other writings.

Cf. below under Tafsir ( = Qur'an Commentary).

Sharḥ du`a al-simāt  (Commentary on the Prayer of the Signs).

شرح دعاى السمات

  

First page  within the Lithograph printing of 1277/1860.

Ibrahimi [Kirmānī] in his Fihrist mentions that this medium length work of 1350 verses, the Sharḥ du`a al-simāt  (Commentary on the Prayer of the Signs) was written in reply to Mullā `Alī Asghar Nīshāpūrī on 15th Sha`ban 1238 (27th April 1823) in Kufa about a portion of the well-known Du`a-yi simāt, the supplication or `Prayer of the Signs'. In his opinion it is a work replete with "weighty mysteries and philosophical wisdom" (Fihrist, No. 144 p. 292). Kirmānī again mentions that the original mss. of this work is lost  and refers to the existence of an old (see below) printing (chap qadīm) (ibid.). This old lithograph printing of the Sharḥ du`a al-simāt  is found towards the beginning of the Tabrīz printing of Muḥammad Shafīʻ al-Ṣadr within (pp.3-23), the large compilation of the works of Rashti entitled Majmūʻat rasāʼil min muṣannafāt... Hajji Sayyid Kāẓim al-Rashtī  which dates to 1277/1860 (see above under Rasa'il) :

The Arabic text of the Du`a' al-simāt  exists in various versions or recensions which are believed to go back to the fifth and sixth Imams, Muhammad al-Baqir ( d. c.126/743) and Ja`far al-Sadiq (d. c 48/765). It has been variously transmitted and reproduced in such works as the al-Misbāḥ al-mutahajjid al-kabir (The Greater Luminary of the Pilgrim..) of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (d.460/1067) and  the Jamāl al-usbū` (Beauty of the Week)  of Raḍī al-Dīn Ibn Ṭāwūs (d. 664/1226). As transmitted  and commented upon by SKR in the  the abovementioned edition of the Du`a' al-simāt,  the prayer opens with the basmala   بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم     and continues with reference to the Greatest Name of God as follows:

اللهم إني أسألك باسمك العظيم الأعظم الأعز الأجل الأكرم الذي إذا دعيت به على مغالق أبواب السماء للفتح بالرحمة    

O my God! I, verily, beseech Thee by Thy Mighty, Mightiest, Most Powerful, Most Glorious, Most Gracious Name which, when I supplicate  [Thee] therewith, that the strongly-bolted portals of  the Gates of Heaven might, through  [Thy]  Mercy,  be opened up....

The Du`a simāt  a few paragraphs into this supplication interestingly echoes a biblical verse in the book Deuteronomy, chapter 33 verse 2 and is an important example of Shi`i Islamo-biblical gnosis.  Echoing various verses of the bible one version of the   Du`a simāt   commences as follows:

 وأسألك اللهم بمجدك الذي كلمت به عبدك ورسولك موسى بن عمران في المقدسين فوق إحساس الكروبين، فوق عمائم النور فوق تابوت الشهادة في عمود النور وفي طور سيناء وفي جبل حوريث في الواد المقدس في البقعة المباركة من جانب الطور الأيمن من الشجرة وفي أرض مصر بتسع آيات بينات، ويوم فرقت لبني إسرائيل البحر وفي المنبجسات التي صنعت بها العجائب في بحر سوف وعقدت ماء البحر في قلب الغمر كالحجارة وجاوزت ببني إسرائيل البحر وتمت كلمتك الحسنى عليهم بما صبروا وأورثتهم مشارق الأرض ومغاربها التي باركت فيها للعالمين وأغرقت فرعون وجنوده ومراكبه في اليم،

I beseech Thee, O my God! by Thy Glory (majd)  through which Thou did converse with Thy servant and Thy messenger Moses son of `Imrān, in the sanctified [Sinaitic] regions (al-muqaddisīn) beyond the ken of the cherubim (al-karūbiyyin), above the clouds of Light beyond the Ark of the Testament  (al-tābūt al-shahāda),  within the Pillars of Light. And in Mount Sinai (tur sina') and Mount Horeb (jabal al-hurib)  in the sanctified Vale (al-wad al-muqaddas), in the Blessed Spot (al-buq'at al-mubaraka), in  the direction of the Mount (al-tur)  situated at the right-hand side of the Bush [Tree]. And likewise [he conversed] in the land of Egypt through nine Luminous Verses (āyāt  bayyināt). And He separated the [Red] Sea for the children of Israel...

(Commentary upon the Prayer of the Signs and the Ḥadīth regarding Destiny)

Sharḥ du`a al-simāt wa yalih  Sharḥ ḥadīth al-qadr    

شرح دعاء السمات. ويليه، شرح حديث القدر

A very recent printing of this work is found within the paperback volume of the `Divine wise one', Sayyid Kāẓim al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī    شرح دعاء السمات ويليه شرح حديث القدر  (Sharh du`a' al-simāt wa yalayihi  Sharḥ ḥadīth al-qadr). Beirut: Mu`assat Fikr al-Awḥad, [14th Rabi` al-Awwal] 1423/ [26th May] (Syria [Damascus] al-Sayyida Zaynab). 2002. This printing appears to have been expertly made from various original mss. (see pp.24-29, first and last pages are reproduced here) as edited and introduced by Raḍī Nāṣir al-Salmān. It is printed along with an edition of Sayyid Kāẓim's brief `Commentary upon the Ḥadīth of al-Qadr' (Power, Destiny) which occupies (with its introduction)  pp. 287-298. 

In this printing the general or editors introduction occupies  pp.1-36  ADD HERE. The text of the commentary on the Sharḥ du`a al-simāt  occupies  pp. [37] 41-385. The text of the 'Prayer of the Signs' is divided into 72 portions and commented upon in some detail.

Sharḥ hadith al-qadr

شرح حديث القدر

`Commentary upon the Ḥadīth of al-Qadr' (Fate, Power, Destiny).This tradition reads as follows:

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Sharḥ al-qaṣīda al-lāmiyya (Commentary upon the Ode rhyming in [the letter] ل  "L" of `Abd al-Bāqī  Āfindī Mawṣūlī )

شرح قصيده لاميه عبدالباقى افندى

  • Sharḥ al-qaṣīda al-lāmiyya ... Naẓar ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad Hādī Ṭāliqānī; Mīrzā Muḥammad Khwānsārī; ʻAbd al-Bāqī ibn Sulaymān Fārūqī. Tehran : Chāpkhānah-i Mirzā Muḥammad Ridā Nūrī. Lithograph 1270/1853-4
  • PDf. Kitāb Sharḥ qaṣīda, Lithograph 1270/1853-4. Princeton Univ. Library. Hathi Trust : http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009036624
  • Sharḥ qaṣīdat ʻAbd al-Bāqī Afandī Mawṣilī. [Tehran?] : 1272/1856. 333pp. W-Cat. Copy in Harvard College Library... 

 In his Fihrist  (= No. 149 p. 293) Ibrahimi [Kirmānī] states that the original, 16,000 verse  mss. is lost but refers to the old lithograph printing which is presumably the very rare [Tabriz] n. p., 1270/1853 (see below). Sayyid Kāẓim's lengthy and deeply theological Sharḥ al-qaṣīda al-lāmiyya   is an Arabic commentary upon an  Arabic ode rhyming in the letter ل  ("L") composed by  ʻAbd al-Bāqī Mawṣilī (of Mosul, d. ADD).  The qaṣīda al-lāmiyya  upon which Sayyid Kazim  was written in celebration of ...

The opening lines of the Sharḥ al-qaṣīda al-lāmiyya

 In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

Praise be to God who ornamented the brocade of existence with the mystery of differentiation (sirr al-baynūnat) by virtue of the ornament (ṭirāz) of the emergent Point (al-nuqṭat al-bāriz,  at the base of the letter "B" =  ب  ) from which comes the letter "H" (al-hā' = ه ) through the letter "A" ا (bi'l-alif) without filling up (ishbā') or segregation (inshiqāq)....

The Shaykhi and Baha'i interpretations of the opening lines

Above is a translation from the scan from the opening page of the 1270/1853 lithograph edition of the Sharḥ al-qaṣīda al-lāmiyya.  Its opening lines following the basmala have been variously interpreted in Kirmani Shaykhi and Babi-Baha'i literatures. Bahā'-Allāh (1817-1892) interprets these lines in a scriptural Tablet to Mullā `Alī Bajistānī (cited Ishraq Khavari, Ma'ida 7:139) as does his son and successor `Abbas Effendi, `Abd al-Bahā', in his Tafsir on the basmala. It is viewed  as a cryptic, acrostic spelling out the Arabic word bahā'  (= B ب   + H ه  + A I  [+ ء  = hamza], conjoined spelling = بهاء  bahā')  which they viewed as the quintessence of the al-ism al-a`zam,  the Mightiest or Greatest Name of God.
The  3rd Kirmani Shaykhī leader Hajjī Zayn al-Ābidīn Khān Kirmānī (1276-1360/1859-1942),  comments on the opening of the Sharḥ al-qaṣīda al-lāmiyya of Sayyid Kāẓim Rashtī in his Arabic Sharḥ al-khuṭba min sharḥ al-qaṣīda which is dated 19th Rajab 1336/30 April 1918. This  227 page work was  first printed, Kirman: Maṭba`ah al-Sa`ada. n.d. [197?/8?].  

Sharḥ hadith `ʻImrān Ṣābī  ("Commentary upon the Hadith of ʻImrān Ṣābī").

شرح حديث عمران الصابي

Found as the second major item within the composite volume commencing with the Kitāb Sharḥ āyat al-kursī  : كتاب شرح آية الكرسي ؛ و ... كتاب شرح حديث عامران صابي ؛ و ... كتاب لوامع الحسينية   Kitāb Sharḥ āyat al-kursī : wa ... Kitāb Sharḥ ḥadīth ʻImrān Ṣābī ; wa ... Kitāb Lawāmiʻ al-Ḥusaynīyah. [Tabrīz?]: Add, 1271/1853-4

  • Kitāb Sharḥ ḥadīth ʻImrān Ṣābī. [2nd ed. ] Printed at the direction of Hajji Mirza `Abd-Allah al-Ha`iri al-Ihqaqi. Kuwait : Maktabat al-`Adhra',  1426/2005. 317pp.
  •  Sharḥ ḥadīth ʻImrān Ṣābī. 1426/2005. 340pp. Printed at the direction of Hajji Mirza `Abd-Allah al-Ha`iri al-Ihqaqi. Kuwait : Maktabat al-`Adhra',  1426/2005. 317pp.
  • PDf.  Sh-`Imran Sabi.c.pdf or Download here http://alfeker.net/library.php?id=1277

[Kitāb] Sharḥ khuṭba ṭutunjiyya  

كتاب شرح  خطبة طتنجية  

("The Book of the Commentary upon the Sermon of the Gulf")

Scan of the opening page of the 1270/ 1853-4 lithograph edition of the Sharḥ khuṭba al-ṭutunjiyya

Copy in British Library (Museum] London.

This 24,700 verse work (so Kirmānī, Fihrist No. 143 p.292 ) is a partial commentary upon about half of the khuṭba al-ṭutunjiyya  (loosely) "Sermon of the Gulf" ascribed to Imam `Alī (c. 40/661) which can be found, for example, in the Mashāriq anwār al-yaqīn.. (Dawning-Place of the Lights of Certitude..) of Rajab al-Bursī (d. c. 814/1411) a collection of often esoteric or gnostic documents expressing a high imamology from the first Imam which some Shī`ī authorities have considered ghuluww ("doctrinally extremist"). This oration of the first Shī`ī Imam was allegedly delivered between  Kufa and Medina and extends to about four pages of Arabic text. Ibrahimi [Kirmānī] reports that the original ms. is lost but refers to the now very rare old lithograph edition. See this website for the text of a recent Beirut printing the khuṭba al-ṭutunjiyya  text from Rajab al-Bursi and my tentative translation.

The etymologically opaque, Arabic quadriliteral loan-word (from Greek?)   تطنج  /  طتنج   T-Ṭ-N-J (= taṭanj or tuṭunj?)  / Ṭ-T-N-J  (= ṭatanj,  ṭuṭunj..?)   has been variously spelled and pointed, an issue which remains to be resolved. The title page of the (Tabriz) printed 1270/1853 edition of Sayyid Kāẓim's commentary on the "Sermon of the Gulf", is Sharḥ khuṭba al-ṭutunjiyya  (emphatic ط = ṭ ,  the first of the two Arabic letter "t"s). Within this work the spelling and pointing  طُتُنْج   = ṭutunj  is adopted and favored. On,  for example, page 203 this spelling and pointing is found. It is also found on p. 174 where Sayyid Kāẓim glosses ṭutunjayn (loosely "two gulfs) with khalījayn  (= "twin bays") in the course of commenting on `Alī's words; doubtless in the light of the text of the Kh-ṭutunjiyya which itself mentions khalījayn  (= "twin bays"):

انا الواقف على الطتنجين

 "I am the one who is stationed over the two Gulfs"

(wāqif `alā al-ṭutunjayn)

Sayyid Kāẓim comments upon these words in the Sharḥ al-khuṭba al-ṭutunjiyya   saying,

الطتنج هوالخليج المتشعب من البحروالطتنجين الخليجين منشعبان من البحرالواحدكما ياتى تفسره من كلام 

"The  الطتنج ( ṭ-t-n-j = ṭutunj) is the bay [gulf, canal... al-khalīj)  branching out (mutasha``ib) from the [cosmic] Ocean (al-baḥr). And the twin gulfs are the twin bays, doubly branching out from a single Ocean; just as the exposition of something is expressed through speech... (Sh-Tutunjiyya, 174)"

An excellent new edition of Sayyid Kāẓim Rashti's Sharḥ al-khuṭba al-ṭutunjiyya   in 3 vols.  Kuwait: Jami`a al-Imam al-Sādiq [ed. Hajji Mīrzā `Abd al-Rasūl al-Ihqāqī] 1421/2001] has recently appeared:

 

Likeness of Sayyid Kāẓim Rashtī holding the Sharḥ al-khuṭba al-ṭutunjiyya (as found in the new printing)

The three volumes (vol.1 592pp. + vol.2 518pp.  + vol.3  594pp.) of  this abovementioned commentary (in the 1421/2001) edition can be downloaded here :

PDf. Sharḥ al-Khuṭba al-Ṭutunjiyya. http://alfeker.net/library.php?id=1272

 

Sūʼal va javāb ("Questions and Answers")

  • Sūʼal va javāb  1310/1893 of Kāẓim ibn Qāsim Rashtī. Ms. in  McGill University. Institute of Islamic Studies. Library. "Collection of responsa dealing with various legal issues and beginning with kitāb al-mīrāth. Elegant Nastaʻlīq hand; text rubricated. [127] leaves ; 21 cm" W-Cat.

SULUK (The Pathway), ‏السلوك الى الله

  • Risālat al-sulūk fī al-akhlāq wa-al-aʻmāl or al-Sulūk ilá Allāh (The [Path of the] Journeying unto God)
  • Ms. Risālah-i sayr va sulūk [+? Risālah fī al-nubūwah al-khāṣṣah].  Ms. Princeton University Library OCLC Number: 657619782 Arabic. Ms. codex. 53 leaves : paper ; 189 x 112 mm bound to 188 x 110 m. 19th cent. ms. W-Cat. There may be some confusion here with similarly titled works of the Bab....

Rasā'il] al-Sayyir wa'l-sulūk ilā Allāh  ("[Treatise of the] Journeying and the Path unto God").

 

  السير والسلوك الى الله        

  • Rasā'il] al-Sayyir wa'l-sulūk ilā Allāh... [by]  Sayyid Kāẓim al-Ḥusaynī al-Ḥā'irī al-Rashtī. Arabic text (ed.) Āyāt-Allāh al-Ḥajji Mīrzā `Abd al-Rasūl al-Ḥā`iri al-Iḥqāqī Reprinted from Majmū`a al-Rasā'il li-l-Sayyid Kāẓim.  [Kuwait] : Jā`mi al-Imam al-Muhammad Sādiq, 1421/2000. 192pp. consisting of a brief introd. to the life of Sayyid Kazim (pp.3-11), the al-Sayyir wa'l-sulūk ilā Allāh   (pp.12-91). Its authorship and date of composition, the 10th Muḥarram 1243 / 3rd August 1827 CHECK THIS p.175-185 (= the Khuṭba al-Bāligha of Sayyid Kāẓim) pp.187-192 (Index). 
  • See also Risālat al-sulūk fī'l-akhlāq wa'l-aʻmāl

al-Sulūk ilá Allāh (The [Path of the] Journeying unto God)

‏السلوك الى الله

  • al-Sulūk ilá Allāh. ed. Ṣāliḥ Aḥmad al-Dabbāb. Beirut: : Muʼassasat Fikr al-Awḥad li'l-Taḥqīq wa'l-Ṭibāʻah wa'l-Nashr, 2002. 160 pp.

 

  • al-Sulūk ilā Allāh  (see above) is that edited by Muhammad Aḥmad al-Dabbāb. (1st printing!) Beirut [Damascus]: Mu`assat Fikr al-Awḥad li'l-Taḥqiq wa'i-Ṭaba`at wa'l-Nashr, 1423/2002, 160pp (incl. index = pp.157-60). The text  follows some introductory, editorial notes including a chart of the abjad numerical system (p. 12)  and a two page reproduction of the  opening and ending of the autograph mss., (pp. 13-14) from  p. 21ff.  The text printed here is apparently a reprint of the edition of  Āyāt-Allāh  Mīrzā `Abd al-Rasūl al-Ḥā`iri al-Iḥqāqī (see above)
  • السلوك الى الله  PDf.
  • Download  here:  http://www.narjes-library.com/2012/01/blog-post_2530.html
  •  السلوك الى الله PDf. Suluk.c.pdf
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Behmardi, Vahid (ed.)

  • Risālat  al-suluk fī'l-ahlāq wa'l-a`māl  von as-Sayyid Kāzim b. Qāsim al-Ḥusaynī ar-Rashtī  ( = Orient-Instirur der DMG Beirut / Beiruter Texte und Studien 93) / Beirut: al-Maʻhad al-Almānī lil-Abḥāth al-Sharqiyya; 2004 Ergon Verlag Würzburg in Kommission, 1st printing 2004. PBk. 120pp. Ar.+ 7pp. Eng. ISBN 3-899813-340-4.
  • Risālat al-sulūk fī al-akhlāq wa-al-aʻmāl. Cf. The Hathi Trust for a limited view : http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/004993288

An accomplished Arabist with a doctorate from the Univ. of Cambridge (UK), Prof. Behmardi has taught at the Dept. of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut and now teaches at the Lebanese American University (Beirut). He specializes in Abbasid Literature, Islamic Mysticism and Intellectual developments in Iran during the Qajar period.The first 30 or so pages (pp.9-40) of this excellent new critical edition  consist of a detailed introduction by Behmardi to the aforementioned  (loosely) `Treatise on the Ethics and Good Deeds accompanying  the [Spiritual] Path'. It is  based upon 3 mss., one in Behmardi's personal library and two in Princeton Univ. Library (see pp. 36-40 and the clear  reproductions of the 1st and last pages between [unpaginated] pp. 41-49). The Behmardi edition is printed from page 50-94 and is followed by  detailed annotations (pp. 95-113) and a bibliography  of sources cited and consulted (pp.115-120).

Behmardi does not give any details of the relationship of his  new critical edition and the various other Middle Eastern (Beirut + Kuwait) printings of  Sayyid Kāẓim Rashtī's  (other?) Arabic treatise(s) entitled  al-Suluk ilā Allāh  (or the like).  The above two non-Behmardi editions are based on further Arabic mss. and/ or printings...... See further the Ibrahami Fihrist trans SL. + further details..

Tafsir works- Qur'an Commentary.

On the Basmalah : various treatises on aspects of the basmalah  بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم  = and related subjects.  See Fihrist SK: mss. p.XX      Fihrist- Ibrahimi, No.      Nicholas 1914, No. 10 p.32 +No.12 p.32.+14 p.32.+15 p.32.

Sayyid Kazim appears to have written at least six or seven treatises on or relating to the qur'anic basmalah. Among them,

  • Risālah for Mirza `Ali  Ṭabīb Hindī containing responses to questions about the basmalah. Unpublished mss. See Fihrist of Sayyid Kazim and Ibrahimi, Fihrist p.330 No. 265.
  • Risālah for Mulla Muhammad `Ali Shahir Bujdali  on some of the mysteries of the basmalah. Unpublished mss. See Fihrist of Sayyid Kazim and Ibrahimi, Fihrist p.330 No. 266
  • Risālah for Mulla Muhammad `Ali Shahir Bujdali  on some of the mysteries of the basmalah. Unpublished mss. See Fihrist of Sayyid Kazim and Ibrahimi, Fihrist p.330 No. 267
  • Risālah in exposition of the Point ( •  ) of the Letter "B" ((ب ) of the Basmalah. Unpublished mss. See Fihrist of Sayyid Kazim and Ibrahimi, Fihrist p.330 No. 269.
  • Risālah in exposition of some aspects of the Basmalah. Unpublished mss. See Fihrist of Sayyid Kazim and Ibrahimi, Fihrist p.330 No. 270..
  • Risālah in exposition of the exegetical modes (maqāmāt) of the outer (ẓāhir) and inner (bāṭin)  as well as  the allegorical (ta`wil) senses of the Qur'an and of the ahkbar or traditions of the people of the House [of the Prophet]. Old Lithograph edition. See Fihrist of Sayyid Kazim and Ibrahimi, Fihrist p.330 No. 272

Further Tafsir works :

On the Surat al-Hamd or Fatiha = Q.1

  • ADD
  • Risālah-i Yawmiyya on the [Qur'anic and related refernces to the] creation of the heavens and the earth in four - eight or six days. See Ibrahimi, Fihrist p.331 No. 271.

تفسيراية الكرسى 

Tafsīr/ Sharh āyat al-kursī  ("Commentary on the Pedestal [Throne] Verse" = Q. 2:255).

Tafsīr āyat al-kursī (Commentary on the Verse of the Pedestal [Chair = Throne] Qur'an 2:255). 

Apparently written in 7,000 verses when SK was 20 years old. There is an old lithograph printing. Mss. versions can be found at :

The first lithograph printing is the first item within the composite volume of the writings of Sayyd Kazim Rashti entitled Kitāb Sharḥ āyat al-kursī : wa ... Kitāb Sharḥ ḥadīth ʻImrān Ṣābī ; wa ... Kitāb Lawāmiʻ al-Ḥusaynīyah. Tabrīz: Add here,   1271/1854-5. Following a prescript, this work opens as follows:

شرح آية الكرسي
من مصنفات السيد الاجل الاوحد المرحوم
السيد كاظم بن السيد قاسم الحسيني الرشتي اعلي الله مقامه
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Commentary upon the "Throne Verse" (Āyat al-kursī = (Q. 2:255) from the compositions of the most glorious and unique, the late Sayyid Kāzim ibn Sayyid Qāsim al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī, (may God make his station sublimely transcendent).

in the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

الحمد لله الذي اجلي افئدة العارفين لتجليات ظهوره و انار قلوب السالكين لاشراقات نوره و شرح صدور العالمين لتشعشع لمعات بدوره و الصلوة علي سيدنا محمد الذي به استقر عرشه و كرسيه و هو الاسم الذي استقر في ظله فلايخرج منه الي غيره و هو الاسم الاعظم المكنون و النور الانور المخزون به نورت الانوار و به ظهرت الاسرار و به اشرق النور من صبح الازل و به وجدت الموجودات ما قل و جل و علي آله و اصحابه شموس الهدي و بدور الدجي و اعلام التقي و ذوي النهي و اولي الحجي و كهف الوري و ورثة الانبياء عليهم صلوات الله ما دامت الارض و السماء .        

Praised be unto God Who shed the splendor of His radiance upon the inmost hearts of the mystic knowers so as to actualize the disclosure of the orient lights of His theophany. He set ablaze the hearts of the mystic wayfarers through the orient splendors of His Light and explicated the inner retreats [bosoms] of all the worlds for the purpose of dazzlingly illuminating the radiances of His cyclic schemata.  And blessings be upon our Master [Sayyid] Muhammad through whom He settled down upon His Throne (`arsh) and His Seat (kursi) for he is the Name through  the shadow of which eyes were solaced. Wherefore there did not emerge from before me aught save what is of Him for he [Muhammad] is the Hidden, Mightiest Name (al-ism al-a`zam) and the Light of Lights treasured up, the very one through whom the Lights found illumination. Through him were mysteries disclosed and Light irradiated from the Dawn of Eternity (subḥ al-azal). And through it him did all existence find  realization....

Tafsīr Āyat al-kursī : buḥūth muʻammaqa  fī al-maḍāmīn wa'l-dalālāt li-maʻānī Āyat al-kursī

تفسير آية الكرسي : بحوث معمقة في المضامين والدلالات لمعاني آية الكرسي

  •  تفسير آية الكرسي - ثلاثة أجزاء Tafsīr Āyat al-kursī : buḥūth muʻammaqa  fī al-maḍāmīn wa'l-dalālāt li-maʻānī Āyat al-kursī. ed. ʻAbd al-Munʻim ʻImrān. 3 vols. [vol.1. 423pp. vol.2 497pp. vol.3 503pp.] In series Muʼassasat al-Muṣṭafá li-Iḥyāʼ al-Turāth, 7-9.  Beirut : Muʼassasat al-Muṣṭafá li-Iḥyāʼ al-Turāth : Dār al-Maḥajjah al-Bayḍāʼ, 1428/2007. 

  • 3 vols. PDf. تفسير آية الكرسي   download : http://alfeker.net/library.php?id=1267 

Uṣūl al-ʻaqāʼid [= Risālah-i uṣūl-i ʻaqāʼid]

أصول العقائد

  • Hādhā Risālah-i Uṣūl-i ʻaqāyid. [Tehran?] 1274/1857-8. Lithograph ed. 122 pp. Copy in McGill University Library  (Canada). So W-Cat.

  • Uṣūl al-ʻaqāʼid.

  • Uṣūl al-ʻaqāʼid. Beirut : Dār al-Maḥajja al-Bayḍāʼ li'l-Tibāʻa  wa'l-Nashr wa'l-Tawzīʻ, 2009. 190pp.

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Сайид Ка̄з̣им Рашті [= Saĭid Kāẓim Rashtī].
  • Основополагающие догматы веры : ус̣ӯл-и ʻак̣а̄̕ ид /Osnovopolagai︠u︡shchie dogmaty very : uṣūl-i ʻaḳā̕ id. Russian. Sankt-Peterburg : Izdatelʹtvo "Peterburgskoe vostokovedenie", 2011. 367pp. Copy in Library of Congress. So W-Cat.
ʻAbd al-Jalīl ʻAlī al-Amīr - al-Mīrzā ʻAbd Allāh al-Iḥqāqī.

 شرح أصول العقائد

  • Sharḥ Uṣūl al-ʻaqāʼid. 3 vols. Beirut: Dār al-Waʻy al-Islāmī, 2012.
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Mss. and printed compilations and miscellaneous writings of Sayyid Kāzim  al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī.

Select Mss. Compilations, Compendia, Printed works and Miscellany with Occasional Abbreviations.

Manuscript Compilation of Writings of Sayyid Kazim in the Library of the Institute of Isma'ili Studies

Extract from Adam Gacek 1985 vol. 2 pp.130-143 = No.156.

RASĀ'IL al-RASHTI

Author: Kāẓim ibn Qāsim al-Ḥusayni al-Rashtī (d.1259/1843)

*A(620): fol.lb-155a, 21 χ 15 / 15 χ 8 cm., 19 lin.-- Laid paper, watermarks: 1. column surmounted by crescent (in circle); FIVIZZANO 2. six-pointed lozenge-shaped floret, PICARDO 3. Fortune .--Neat Shikastah Nasta'līq hand.-- Black ink.-- Dark-green leather binding (without flap).

  • 1 (fol.lb-18b), Jawab al-masā'il (see colophon).-- Composed in 1240/ 1824-5.— Copied (tahrīr) in 1256/1840.— Incip. .....
  •  2 (fol.18b-22a), Answers to 13 questions (Arabic and Persian), referred to in colophon as Mukhtaşar al-kalām fī jawab al-masā'il.— ...  No date (c.1256/1840) -- Ref. Fihrist 427 (290).

Rasāʼil al-Rashtī رسائل الرشتي

London Ms. 92308 = Rasāʼil al-Rashtī رسائل الرشتي

London Univ. Library Ms. = Manuscript no. 92308 in the Library of the University of London. London, University of London Library Photographic Department, 1972. 1 reel. A collection of Shiite religious tracts, mainly related by Kāẓim ibn Qāsim al-Ḥusaini al-Rashti, written on European paper in a variety hands, between 1233 and 1259 A.H. The majority have been autographed by Jawād ibn Qāsim al-Najjār. 230 pp. So World Cat.

Ms. 92308. A collection of tracts and responsa by the second leader of the Shaykhi sect, given the general title Rasāʼil al-Rashtī  رسائل الرشتي  Extent: 406 f.

Princeton University Library Ms.

Ms. Collection of Shaykhī texts in Arabic and Persian by Kāẓim ibn Qāsim Rashtī: Ms. codex. Description: 162 leaves : paper ; 227 x 169 mm bound to 233 x 173 mm

  • Contents:
  • 1. fol. 2b-20a: Risālah fī kayfīyat al-sulūk. 2. fol. 20a-22a: [Risālah fī jawāb baʻḍ al-masāʼil]. 3. fol. 22b-23a: [al-Umūr allatī yajibu ʻalá al-qārī]. 4. fol. 26a-44b: Risālah fī al-maʻād al-jismānī. 5. fol. 45a-57b: al-Risālah al-ḥamlīyah. 6. fol. 58b-77a: [Jawāb masāʼil baʻḍ al-ikhwān]. 7. fol. 77b-86a: Risālah ṭīnīyah. 8. fol. 86b-134a: Radd shubhah fī wahdat al-wujūd. 9. fol. 134b-144b: [Risālah-i dar sharḥ-i yik faqrah az duʻā-yi Shaʻbān] / Muḥammad Kāẓim ibn Muḥammad Qāsim al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī. 10. fol. 145a-159a: [Jawāb masāʼil Makkī ibn ʻAbd Allāh al-Baḥrānī]. 11. fol. 159b-162b: Faḍāʼil Amīr al-Muʼminīn.

Other Titles: [Umūr allatī yajibu ʻalá al-qārī]. See World Cat. :
 

The Jawāhir al-ḥikam ("The Gems-Essences of Wisdom")

From  at least the 1970s and in recent times, a number of compilations or compendiums of the Arabic and Persian writings of Sayyid Kāzim  al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī have been published. Most recently a very important fifteen volume  compendium published in Basra,  Iraq which has the title, 

جواهر الحكم : موسوعة علمية تتضمن كتبا ورسائل واجوبة مسائل وختبا وفوائد ووصايا ومواعظ ودروسا 

  • Jawāhir al-ḥikam : mawsūʻah ʻilmiyya tataḍammanu kutuban wa-rasāʼil wa-ajwibat masāʼil wa-khutaban wa-fawāʼid wa-waṣāyā wa-mawāʻiẓ wa-durūsan. min muṣannafāt al-ʻĀlim al-Rabbānī wa-al-Ḥakīm al-Ṣamadānī Mawlānā al-Marḥūm al-Amjad al-Sayyid Kāẓim ibn al-Sayyid Qāsim al-Ḥusaynī al-Rashtī. Basra [Iraq] : Sharikat al-Ghadīr li'l-Ṭibāʻah wa'l-Nashr al-Maḥdūdah, 1432/2011.

The contents of this massive and significant compendium are summed up in the World Cat. entry based on the Princeton copy of these 15 vols. :

15 volumes ; 25 cm. Contents: al-Mujallad [vols.]

  • 1-4. Kutub wa-al-rasāʼil al-ḥikmīyah --
  • 5-6. Sharḥ al-Khuṭbah al-Ṭutunjīyah --
  • 7-8. Kutub al-iʻtiqādāt wa-ajwibat al-īrādāt --
  • 9. Kutub wa-al-rasāʼil al-uṣūlīyah --
  • 10. Kutub wa-al-rasāʼil al-fiqhīyah --
  • 11. Kutub al-siyar wa-al-sulūk wa-al-tafsīr --
  • 12-14. Kutub allatī katabahā fī al-ajwibah al-mukhtalifah --
  • 15. Durūs wa-mawāʻiẓ shahr Ramaḍān sanat 1257

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In the listings on this webpage the conents of this volume will be referred to as JH-Basra [Jawāhir al-ḥikam printed in Basra] followed by the vol, number(s) and the page references.

Majmūʻat rasāʼil = Majmūʻat rasāʼil 1276-7.

  • [Hādhihi] Majmūʻat rasāʼil min muṣannafāt... Hajji Sayyid Kāẓim al-Rashtī.  Tabrīz : Muḥammad Shafīʻ al-Ṣadr, [1276/1859] 1277/1860. 364pp. Copy at Princeton Univ. Library. See further below under Rasa'il

Majmū`a al-Rasā'il Fārsī ("Compendium of Persian Treatises" ) No.16.

  • Majmū`a al-Rasā'il Fārsī vol. 16 mushtamal dar Chahar Risalih az tasnifat... Hajji Sayyid Kazim Rashti. 2nd printing Kirman: Maṭba`at al-Sa`adat,  c. n.d. [1970s?] (451pp.). *

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Select Shi`i Rijal (bio-bibliographical) books which pertain to persons for whom al-Ahsa'i wrote treatises or books.

Tunukābunī, Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān (c. 1234-1302 AH =1819-1884 CE).

  • Qisas = Qiṣas al‑`ulamā. 1st ed.  [Tehran] n.p.n.d.

Mīrzā Muhammad Bāqir al-Mūsawī Chaharsuqi  al-Khwānsārī (1811-1895).

  • Rawḍāt al-jannat = Rawḍāt al-jannat fī aḥwāl al-`ulamā' wa'l-sādāt.  8 vols. Beirut: Dar al-Islamiyya. 1411/1991.  In this recent Beirut edition the section on Shaykh  Aḥmad ibn Shaykh Zayn al-Dīn ibn Shaykh Ibrāhīm al-Aḥsā'ī'  is in vol.1 section 22, spanning pp. 97-103.  
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al-'Āmilī, Muḥsin al-Amīn (add),

  • A`yān = A'yan al-shī'a, 56 parts, Damascus 1935-63*
  • ADD 11 vols., Beirut 1986*
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 Hajji Mirza Husayn ibn Muhammad Taqī al-Nūri al-Tabrisi [al-Tabarsi] (d. 1320/1908).

  • Mustadrak = Mustadrak al-Wasā'il wa Mustanbaṭ al-Masā'il. Mu`assasat Āl-al-Bayt li'l-Iḥya al-Turath, 18 vols. [3rd printing] 1411/1991.

Muhammad Muḥsin ,Shaykh Āqā Buzurg al-Tihrānī (d. 1389/1969).

  • Tabaqat = Tabaqat a`lam al-shi`a al-kiram al-barrara fi'l-qarn al-thalith ba`d al-ash`ar) [13th Islamic Century AH], 6 vols. Mashhad: Dar al-Murtada 1404/1984. + 17 vols.  Beirut : Dār Iḥyā’ al-Turāth al-‘Arabī lil-Ṭibā‘ah wa-al-Nashr wa-al-Tawzī‘, 2009. 

Bāmdād, Mehdī.

  • Tārīkh-i rijāl-i Īrān dar qarn-i 12, 13, 14 Ḥijrī. 6 vols. Tehran, 1347 Sh. / 1968-9 + 1351 Sh/ 1971-2.
  • Sharḥ-i ḥāl-i- Rijāl-i Īrān dar qarn-i 12, 13, 14 Ḥijrī., 6 vols. (5th printing) [Tehran:] Intishārāt-i  Zavvār,   1378/