The Documentation of the Tradition of Thaqalayn One of the famous Traditions among the ‘ulama of the Sunnis and Shiites is the Tradition of Thaqalayn. A large group of the Companions, without any...
Many of the great Shi’ite and Sunni commentators upon the Holy Qur’an say in commenting upon (7:142) that it refers to Moses, peace be upon him, leaving for 40 days to go to the place of the covenant...
The Qur’an, this great heavenly book of ours is the best guide in all areas and in the area of imamate, also, it presents the issue from its various dimensions. 1. The Qur’an says that Imamate comes...
The totality of these three directions are clear reasons why the Prophet (S) most certainly took steps for the determination of his successor which we will mention in the later lessons so that this...
A group of Muslims (Sunnis) believe that the Prophet of Islam (S) died not having selected his successor and they believe that this responsibility belongs to Muslims themselves to select their leader...
We know that after the death of the Prophet of Islam, the Muslims were divided into two groups: One group believed that the Holy Prophet did not designate a successor to himself. This group believes...
What an idea! Intellects are lost, visions are weary, the eminent are little, the sage had bewildered, orators have fallen short to give speech, poets have been tongue-tied, men of literature have...
The Status of Imamate in the Words of Imams After we have investigated the Quranic verse, it is now befitting to go through a narration reported from Imam Ali ibn Musa al–Rida (as), the 8th Imam of...
Imamate does not include the unjust The stated Qur’anic verse points to the impeccability of Imams when it says “My covenant does not include the unjust” Thus signifying that the unjust must not...
The Quranic Verse of Ibtila وَ إِذِ ابْتَلى إِبْراهِيمَ رَبُّهُ بِكَلِماتٍ فَأَتَمَّهُنَّ قالَ إِنِّي جاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ إِماماً قالَ وَ مِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِي قالَ لا يَنالُ عَهْدِي الظَّالِمِينَ “And...
Imam Mahdi an Imam for all Times (3) Rational Proof in Support of the Imamate After having demonstrated the necessity for general prophethood to guide humanity to its this- and next-worldly goals, it...
The Meaning of Imam (4) Affirmation of the Previous Section Much of the argument of Shi'ism concerning the succession to the Prophet rests on the belief that during the last days of his illness the...

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