Our founder, Allah, has framed the laws of shariat. Without any ifs and buts, all of us follow Allah and obey His orders. There are many things that we do not understand and would like to hear about the reasoning. Sometimes, it can even seem like certain rules are irrational or contribute to injustice. In other words, while we submit to Allahs command, we want to know the reason behind the different rules of the sharia.
Shariat laws are made with the physical as well as moral well-being of humans in mind. Because most of our physical needs are still beyond our understanding, the question of knowing our spiritual needs does not arise. By disclosing the reasons and reasoning behind all such rules, the facts of Allah, the pure Ahle Bait (a.s.) helped us to understand these rationales. Such traditions allow one to have more faith in the rules of shariat. It also reiterates for us, for its creatures, the love and caring of Allah. These traditions have been recounted in different books from Aimmah (a.s.) by several companions and are divided into related chapters. But, in one book, one author successfully attempted to collect all such practices and called the book as Ilalus Sharaaye-Reasons for Shariat Rules. Our esteemed scholar, Abu Yafar Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Babawaih al-Qummi, known as Shaikh Saduq (a.r.) who was born in 305 A.H. During the early days of Ghaibat, he was one of those remarkable scholars.
Two volumes of this book are written together in a single volume. With no clarification or comments from the writers, the book has headings and customs under those headings. This approach helps to keep the book pure from all sorts of interpretations of non-masoom. This book is available in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and in Gujrati as an excerpt.