Shi'ism and Khilafah
According to my understanding, Shi’ah is an Arabic word for group. No such group apparently existed prior to the institution of the caliphate – khalafah – and it was only instituted to oppose Abu Bakr...
The infallibility of Imams
A friend who admitted that he saw a lot of sense in Imamiyyah beliefs, said he has difficulty believing in error-free Imams, because everyone in this world is a sinner. How should I answer such a pers...
Supplications - Dua
I relied on the effectiveness of the prayer of supplication – du’a – which pleads for the help and support of Ali (A.S), champion of Islam, supported by Allah, who gained extraordinary victories over ...
The belief in the error-free Imams
Is belief in Imam Ali (A.S) being error-free – m’asum – an essential part of Shi’ah belief?