Click to see list of all articles from the Ghaybah series The entire point of the belief in Imamah for both Ahlul Sunnah and the Twelver Shias is the need of the Ummah for constant guidance. For Ahlul Sunnah [read more]
Discussing Baqir’s household and how they dealt with Imamah, also the split of the Shia after al-Baqir’s death.
`Abdul-Husayn’s 100 Shia Narrators in Sunni Books. The author of al-Muraja’aat gives us a list of 100 narrators in the books of Sunni Hadith that he claims are Shia like himself. He then writes: “This much concludes what [read more]
This episode examines the verses used by `Abdul-Husayn Sharaf-ul-Deen al-Musawi to prove the Imamate of `Ali, his merits, and the status of his family.
Unlike the Sunni view, the Twelver Shias are in complete agreement as to who the twelve caliphs are. Ironically, their agreement does not suggest any strength, but rather, implies a stubbornness that goes against logic. The twelve caliphs according to [read more]
As suggested in the previous article on the explanation and analysis of the Hadith of the Twelve Caliphs, there is nothing in the narration about the nature of these twelve caliphs. They are not described in any of the narrations [read more]
The Hadith of Jabir b. Samura on the twelve caliphs is one of the most pivotal and controversial Hadiths in Sunni-Shia polemics. Perhaps the inclusion of the number “twelve” in the report along with its relative popularity contributed to the [read more]
The following is a response to SlaveOfAhlubait’s article entitled: “Mawia Drinking what was Prohibited by Holy Prophet”. The article can be found here. In this short article, SoA quotes the following narration: Abdullah bin Buraida said that I went to [read more]
In this part we continue looking at the ignorance of the companions and family of al-Baqir about the name and number of Imams and why this cannot be acceptable.
Al-Shihristani suggests in his “The Prohibition of Recording Hadith” (p. 217-218) that Muawiyah has extended the limitations that were set by Omar in his reign. Like Uthman though, there are no evidences that he ever issued a ban on the [read more]