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]


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]


Shia Double Standards with Abu Hurayrah

March 26, 2019 twelvershia.net 1

How many an instance have we heard Twelver polemicists object to Abu Hurayrah’s reliability as a transmitter of hadith by citing his alleged transmission of 5374 reports? In this misleading appeal, which we have already addressed in this article, Shi’ite [read more]


Taqiyyah, Hadith & The No True Scotsman Fallacy

March 25, 2019 twelvershia.net 3

The “No True Scotsman” fallacy is a logical fallacy where a claimant attempts to defend a universal generalization from counterexamples that undermine its veracity. Instead of qualifying his generalization or addressing the counterexample(s), the claimant rather dismisses the counterexample(s) by [read more]