The infallibility of the Imams (A.S)
I am confused. If error-free Imams – M’asumin – know what will occur in the future, why was Imam Reza (A.S) prepared to knowingly drink poison? Would this not be suicide?
Qur'anic references to Historical events
A fellow Sunni brother told me that Abu Bakr was in the same cave as the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Is there not Qur’anic reference to this incident and a certain companion being advised not to be afraid? W...
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?