Source Criticism

Example of an Absurd Misattribution

May 10, 2017 admin 0

In another article, we had provided evidences of statements that have been uttered by others and were incorrectly attributed to Ali bin Abi Talib. However, the following modern day example is one that has exceeded […]

Source Criticism

The Sources of Al-Shareef Al-Radhi

May 2, 2017 admin 0

Introduction   The question of the sources of the sermons, letters, and sayings of Ali bin Abi Talib in Nahjul Balagha is one that comes to the mind of serious researchers. To simply assume that […]

Source Criticism

False Attributions by Al-Radhi

April 24, 2017 admin 0

Introduction In our debates with the Shia concerning Nahj-ul-Balaghah, our reasonable position had always been that we believe a decent number of words in the Nahj are actual sayings of `Ali. However, that doesn’t mean […]

Source Criticism

Shaqshaqiya Grading

April 11, 2017 admin 0

Introduction This article was excluded from the main body of the source criticism due to the popularity of the Shaqshaqiya sermon. There are other known sermons like Al-Qasi’a and Al-Ashbah which were not excluded. However, […]