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 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?
Introducing Usul-al-Din to others
What degree of punishment – ta’azeer or hadd – should be imposed on one, who claims to be a practising Muslim, yet does not believe that Imam Ali (A.S) is superior to any prophet other than Muhammad (...