Al-Haft Al-Shareef - One of the Greatest Books Present
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Al-Haft Al-Shareef is a very rare manuscript documenting a conversation between Muffadal, one of Imam Ja’far Sadiq's (as) trusted companions, and our master which delves in to the hidden world of knowledge.
It is a conversation that took place between Imam Al-Sadiq and Mufaddhal which has been compiled as the manuscript "Al-Haft al-Sharif". It is a manuscript that had been hidden for a long time and was published only in 1968 (by the arts scholar Mustapha Ghaleb). The English translation from the Arabic Original of Al-Haft Al-Sharif was done by Aba Sadiq Abdullah Hashem (as).
Amongst many other topics Imam Al-Sadiq (as) brings forth the evidences for reincarnation from the Qur'an, Sunnah and Adadith in this manuscript. The doors (chapters) of the manuscript talk about different kinds of reincarnation e.g. Maskh (reincarnation from human to animal form) as well as Naskh (reincarnation from human to human form).
When Aba Sadiq Abdullah Hashem (as) found this book he translated it to English and presented many of the doors of this manuscript in his 2010 series "TADS the 2nd Semester"...
You can watch them on the HashemStudioscom Youtube channel.
Note: Many of the videos from TADS 2nd Semester mentioning the Doors of Al Haft Al Shareef are no longer available.
Today the Black Banners Of The East Satellite Station presents the Book "Al-Haft Al-Shareef" as a series to you.
The first door is "In knowing the beginning of creation and the first thing Allah created"...
When Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) was asked if Al-Haft Al-Shareef is true, he replied:
"I have said that Al-Haft al Shareef is one of the greatest books present, but it also has a little amount of corruption. But it is only a small amount."
– Black Banners Episode number 9
The same question had been asked on the 25th June 2015, to which the Imam (as) had replied "No answer." at that time.– See answer on the Black Banners Forum