The Traditions on the Twelve Imams After proving imamate and the caliphate of Imam ‘Ali, peace be upon him, we will mention the Traditions in relation to the other Imams. 1. There are repeated...
Then came al-Mansur (13S158/754-775) whose only aim in life, it seems, was to kill every descendant of 'Ali. The Shi'is in general, and the 'Alawites in particular, were persecuted more brutally than...
Ibn Hajar also cites the following sentence uttered by the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his family: "Do not attempt to go beyond these twin trusts (the Book and the Progeny of the...
The hadith concerning the "two weighty trusts" known as hadith al-thaqalayn is one of the most widely accepted and authoritative of all the traditions narrated from the Prophet, peace and blessings...
The Scholarly Jihad of the Imams (1) The period under discussion (95-148 A.H /712-765 A.D.) began and ended in the times of the Vth and VIth Imams. The persecutions of the Shi'is continued unabated...
Who Was Imam Hadi (PBUH)? (6) Two Companions of the Imam  One of the most distinguished of all the companions of Imam ‘Ali an-Naqi was ‘Abdul ‘Azim al-Hasani (a descendant of Imam Hasan) whose grave...
Who Was Imam Hadi (PBUH)? (4) What authors say about him  11. Aagha Buzurg at-Tahrani : This great researcher says, ‘Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) was the best of his brothers. He inherited the knowledge and...
Who Was Imam Hadi (PBUH)? (4) The Alawids’ Reverence Towards him  All the Alawids agreed on revering and honoring Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) and acknowledging his leadership and virtue. Among them was the...
Who Was Imam Hadi (PBUH)? (3) His Upbringing  Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) grew up in a family different from all families in its noble conducts, high morals, and lofty virtues. Their young revered the old...
Who Was Imam Hadi (PBUH)? (2) His Epithets His epithets expressed the high qualities he possessed. His epithets are as follows:  1. An-Nasih (loyal); he was called so because he was the sincerest...
Who Was Imam Hadi (PBUH)? (1) Imam al-Hadi (a.s.) was a pure branch from the tree of prophethood, and a shiny bough from the tree of Imamate. By him and his father’s Allah has consolidated Islam and...
Do We Need School of Ahlul-Bayt? (2) Shaikh Muhammad Abu Zahrah who was one of the outstanding Sunni contemporary Scholars said: "The Muslim Scholars of various Islamic Schools never agreed...

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