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This is one of the works of Allameh Majlisi; on Prophetic Hadiths (traditions) about auspicious and inauspicious hours, days and months which have been extracted from reliable sources.

The author
Allameh Muhammad Baqer Majlisi was an authoritative jurist, a most prolific collector of traditions (Hadiths), and an unprecedentedly influential author of the Twelver Shia (1627 – 1698). Under the Safavid Shah Hossein I, he was ####practically the actual ruler of Iran. His father Muhammad Taqi Majlisi was a famous scholar as well. Allameh Majlisi studied under his father and other great masters: Mullah Muhammad Saleh Mazandarani, Mirza Rafu’ al-Din Tabatabaee, Mullah Hossein Ali Shushtari, Sheikh Abdullah Aameli, Mullah Mohsen Feyz Kashani and Seyyed Mirza Jazayeri.

Some of the chapters of the book
1- On the options of the first day of each month
2- On the options of the days of the week
3- On the options of Persian months
4- On eclipse of the sun and the moon
5- On the rules of the seasons
6- On knowing Kiblah
7- On the rules of Nowruz (Iranian new year, celebrated on the first day of Farvardin “21 March” )
8- The reason for lunar and solar eclipse
9- On the seven regions and their boundaries
10- On the creation of the earth and the sky
11- On the acreage of the seas
12- On the state and movement of the stars
13- On the acreage and diameter of the earth
14- On the number of rivers and springs in the world
15- On the wells
16- On the state of the creatures
17- On the number of inauspicious days in each month
18- On the times which phlebotomy is disapproving
19- On shaving head
20- On the times which the sexual intercourse is disapproving
21- On the actions which cause poverty and distraction
22- On the times which are the best to do Istekhareh (a method of seeking divine guidance for a decision that one is about to make; with the help of prayer beads or the Quran)
23- On the rules of traveling
24- On the rules of doubts and slips, etc.

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