Al-’Amālī (lit. dictations) of Abū Ja‘far Muḥammad b. ‘Alī b. Ḥusain b. Mūsā b. Bābawayh Qomī (known more famously as Shaykh al-Ṣadūq (the truthful Shaykh)) (d. ~ 991) is one of the earliest sources of ahadith from the Aimmah and the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon them). The book contains the transcripts of al-Shaykh al- Ṣadūq’s classes which were held twice a week on Tuesday and Friday from Rajab 18, 367/March 1, 978 until Sha’bān 11, 368/March 14, 979 in Mashhad and other areas in modern-day Iran.
Shaykh al-Ṣadūq quotes 1021 ahadith with their sources in 97 sessions (or assemblies) on various topics in theology (and ideology), ethics, tafsīr of the Holy Quran, Islamic history, jurisprudence and more. Readers of all ages will be able to glean valuable words of our Aimmah as most ahadith are aimed at a wider audience often following a theme based on the Islamic occasion occurring at the time. A great deal of Ahadith (almost at-least one in every assembly) is extolling the virtues of Imam ‘Alī b. Abi Talib (as).