Kitab Al-Kafi 3
Islam
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Al-Kafi (Arabic: ٱلْكَافِي‎, al-Kāfī, literally "The Sufficient") is a Twelver Shia hadith collection compiled by Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni. It is divided into three sections: Usūl al-Kāfī, dealing with epistemology, theology, history, ethics, supplication, and the Qurʾān, Furūʿ al-Kāfī, which is concerned with practical and legal issues, and Rawdat (or Rauda) al-Kāfī, which includes miscellaneous traditions, many of which are lengthy letters and speeches transmitted from the Imāms. In total, al-Kāfī comprises 16,199 narrations.
Kitab Al-Kafi
Volume 3 of 8

In the name of Allah, the Beneficient, the Merciful

Part One
The Book of Taharat (Cleansing)
Chapter 1
The Cleansing Quality of Water

H 3783, Ch. 1, h 1

Abu Ja‘far, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayniy (rh) has said that narrated to me Ali ibn Ibrahim ibn Hashim from his father from al-Nawfaliy from al-Sakuniy, who has said the following:

“Abu ‘Abd Allah, Ja‘far ibn Muhammad, ‘Alayhim al-Salam, has said, that the Messenger of Allah, O Allah grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, has said, ‘Water cleanses but it is not cleanable.’”

H 3784, Ch. 1, h 2

Muhammad ibn Yahya and others have narrated from Muhammad ibn Ahmad from al-Hassan ibn al-Hassan al-Lu’lu’iy through his chain of narrators has said the following:

“Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, ‘All water is clean until it is found out that it is not clean.”’

H 3785, Ch. 1, h 3

Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Muhammad ibn al-Hassan from abu Dawud al-Munshid from Ja’far ibn Muhammad from Yunus from Hammad ibn ‘Uthman who has said the following:

“Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said, that all water (from source) is clean until it is found out that it is not clean.”

H 3786, Ch. 1, h 4

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Yunus ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman from ‘Abd Allah ibn Sinan who has said the following:

“I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘Is sea water clean?’ He (the Imam) replied, ‘Yes, it is clean.’”