Hadith

Shia Islam in the Eyes of a Non-Muslim

April 25, 2019 twelvershia.net 0

In Sunni-Shia polemics, Sunnis and Shias often end up debating minute theological, historical and jurisprudential technicalities such that they often overlook the bigger picture. The implications of entire historical narratives are thus neglected as polemicists passionately debate specific details from [read more]

Hadith

Imams of the Gaps

April 8, 2019 twelvershia.net 0

An “argument from ignorance” is a logical fallacy where a proposition is assumed to be valid simply due to the lack of evidence to the contrary of that conclusion. This fallacy essentially embodies an attempt to shift the burden of [read more]

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Deconstructing Kitab Sulaym bin Qays

March 30, 2019 twelvershia.net 0

A critical analysis of Kitab Sulaym b. Qays Al-Hilali, which allegedly is the earliest extant Shi’ite historical source today. The Book of Sulaym contains the earliest and most detailed account of the alleged attack on Fatimah’s house, and it also [read more]

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Al-Baqir Endorses Ibn ‘Umar

March 28, 2019 twelvershia.net 0

‘Abdullah b. ‘Umar b. Al-Khattab is a companion of the Prophet who is regularly reviled in Twelver sources. He is constantly slandered and criticized by Twelver polemicists in an attempt to undermine his reliability as a transmitter of hadith and [read more]