May 14 2019
Bihar ul Anwar “volumes 1-7”
Author: Allama Muhammad Baqir Majlesi (R.A)
Categories: Theological library.
Bihar al-Anwar (Arabic: بحار الأنوار, meaning “Seas of Lights”) is a comprehensive collection of traditions (ahadith) compiled by Shia Muslim scholar Mohammad-Baqer Majlesi (d. 1110/1698), known as Allama Majlisi. It is a hadith collection as the secondary source used beside the four books. Bihar al-Anwar which a compendium of Hadiths, historical subjects and commentaries on many Qur’anic verses,completed between 1106 AH (1694 AD) and 1110 AH (1698 AD).
The full name of the book, Biḥār al-Anwār al-Jāmiʿah li-Durar Akhbār al-Aʾimmat al-Aṭhār, “بحار الأنوار الجامعة لدرر أخبار الأءمة الأطهار” means “Oceans of Light an encyclopedia for Pearls of traditions of the Pure Imams” illustrates that Majlisi did not collect anything he had access to in the book