Thirteen Imams Not Twelve

December 29, 2018 0

It may come as a surprise to many Shīas, that there are multiple hadīths in the classical Shīa works that speak of thirteen Imāms instead of twelve. Today, Shīa scholars would dismiss these are scribal errors. These reports often state [read more]


The Shia Narrator with a Double-Life

December 18, 2018 0

`Abbād bin Ya’qūb Al-Rawājinī, a third century Kufan narrator, is one of the most peculiar cases a hadithist will ever come across. Even though he does not shy away from showing his Shīa tendencies by cursing companions like Uthmān, it [read more]


Did the Sahabah All Fight Each Other?

September 10, 2018 0

Shi’ite polemicists often ask Sunnis: “How do you claim that the Sahabah are all just role models when you yourselves acknowledge that they all fought each other?” Though this question embodies several fallacious premises, one eventually finds himself questioning its [read more]


Whoever Curses Ali Has Cursed Me

July 19, 2018 0

A common report many Shia polemicists cite is a hadith where the Prophet ﷺ is quoted supposedly saying: “Whoever curses Ali has cursed me.” Often, this report is cited to justify the takfīr of a few Saḥābah and other Muslims [read more]


Shia Maghrib Prayer Timing

May 16, 2018 1

Background It is commonly accepted among the Shias today that Sunnis are praying the Maghrib prayers before the time that has been stipulated by the Shari’ah. According to Sunnis, as long as the actual sun’s disc disappears, the time is  [read more]


Sunni Critics vs Shia Critics

April 22, 2018 2

When analyzing hadiths and historical reports, one cannot overlook the discipline of ‘ilmur-Rijaal. This science is a compilation of the hadith critics’ conclusions regarding the reliability of the numerous hadith transmitters that took part in the transmission of hadith. In [read more]