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AL-MAHDI INSTITUTE

SELECTION OF
CHAPTERS FROM
USUL AL-KAFI

        THE NATURE OF CREATION BASED UPON THE UNITY OF ALLAH


1. 'Ali b. Ibrahim reports from Muhammad b. 'Isa from Yunus from 'Abd Allah b. Sinan from Abi 'Abd Allah (the 6th Imam) (as)
He said- "I asked him (the 6th Imam) regarding the words of Allah the Mighty the Grand
'the nature of Allah upon which He originated man' (al-rum: 30), what is this nature?"
He said-
"It is Islam. Allah originated them upon His unity when He extracted the testimony from them as He said,
'am I not your Lord' (al-'Araf: 172), there were both the believers and the infidels



HOW DID THEY REPLY WHEN THEY WERE MERE SPECKS (DHAR)1

1. 'Ali b. Ibrahim reports from his father from Abi 'Umayr from some of our scholars from Abi Basir, he said,
"I said to Abi 'Abd Allah (as)-
How did they respond while they were mere specks of matter?
He said-
He made them such that they responded when He asked them"

THE DIVINLY REVEALED CODES OF LAW (AL-SHARA'I')


1. 'Ali b. Ibrahim reports from his father from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abi Nasr and from a group of our scholars from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Khalid from Ibrahim b. The
Muhammad al-Thaqafi from Muhammad b. Marwan all report from Aban b. 'Uthman from the one he mentions from Abi 'Abd Allah (as) he said-"Indeed Allah the most exalted, the most Sublime gave Muhammad (sa) the divine codes of law of Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa and 'Isa: [namely] Unity, Sincerity, abstention from idolatry and the true creed in which there is no monk hood or anchorite. In it He has made the good [things] permissible and prohibited the malignant. He has lifted their yokes and

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