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...
The inheritance of Knowledge by the Imams
Besides the book Al-Kafi by al-Kulayni, are there other sources of ahadith in which Imam Jaffar as-Sadiq (A.S) discusses Divine designation – Nass – and knowledge – ilm – inherited by one Imam from an...
The validity of opinions in certain contexts
On p. 160 in Muhammad al-Tijani’s book, Then I was Guided, he appears to infer that the following Qur’anic quotation refers to Imam Ali (A.S). Maulana Maududi’s commentary however explains that this r...
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?