عنوان مقاله [English]
A survey on the variations of compilation and categorization (tabwīb) of tradition compendiums is a necessity toward a better understanding of these sources. To study the stylistics of the categorization of Shī‘atradition compendiumsand to study the incentives and methodologies of authors and the way of compiling the familiar compendiums, the author attempts to write this article. The author is to study the common features, the differences and the progresses in a comparative procedure. Having achieved this recognition, the author has analyzed the shortcomings and weaknesses to pave the way for doing more research and having better selections forḥadīth research. In conclusion, the author takes into account issues such as the most important common featuresof categorization of compendiums, the principles of dividing and ordering thecategoriesof compendiumsand the necessity of basic revision and reconstruction.