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Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya

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Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya (Arabic: الصحيفة السجادية‎, Arabic pronunciation: ['sæħifætu 'sædʒæ:'diæ]; "Scripture of Sajjad") (Persian: صحیفۀ امام سجاد‎, Persian pronunciation: ['sæhife ye imɒ:m 'sædʒɒ:d]; "Scripture of Imam Sajjad") is a book of supplications attributed to Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin, the great-grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. According to Shia narrations, the book is said to have been composed after the Battle of Karbala (680 AD) and describes the relationship between man and God. Although the book is principally a collection of Islamic knowledge and thought in supplication form, it is said to have played an important part in the uprising against the Umayyads. According to some scholars, al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya is an example of the highest form of eloquence, and its contents have been described and explained in many books of commentary. The main part of the book is mutawatir (conveyed by successive narration), but over the years a number of scholars have written addenda to it. Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya is an important book for Shia Muslims.
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