عنوان مقاله [English]
Nowadays the narrations concerning the condemnation and praise of cities are one of the most controversial issues in the field of hadith research. The study and critique of narrations related to the city of Rey is the issue of this research. The narrations related to the city of Rey have been mentioned in various books and researches, but they have only mentioned the existence of some of such narrations and have often made prejudices without examining the source and meanings. Despite the importance of criticizing and reviewing these narrations, the dimensions of the reason for issuing and attributing these narrations to the Infallible (A.S) have not been explored yet. Since some narrations related to Rey have had incorrect consequences about this city, it has doubled the necessity of examining and validating these narrations. This article evaluates and critiques the documental chains and text of the narrations concerning Ray as in some of which the city is referred to as being called “Zawra’”. Although some historical and geographical books mention praises about the city of Rey, some narrations also mention the condemnation of this city and the developments of Rey at the end of times [akhir al-zaman]. Studies have indicated that most of the narrations concerning Ray from Sunni history and geography books have entered the Shiite hadith heritage. Some of these narrations are weak in terms of authenticity and textuality in ascribing to the infallible. Some of them are famous and fabricated sayings that have been forged and attributed to the Imams due to the social conditions of the time.