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Shi'ism
Imamate & Wilayat

 

By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

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Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 

Origin of Shí'ism: Political or Religious?
Introduction

The Beginning of Islam

The origin of Shi'ism

The name "Shi'a"

Chapter 2 

Self-Censorship in Muslim History
Introduction

The First Open Call to Islam

Why Doesn't Ibn Hisham Mention this Da'wat?

Self-Censorship by At-Tabari

Self-Censorship in Modern Times

The Isnad of "Summoning the Family"

Conclusion

Chapter 3 

Ghadir Khumm and the Orientalists
Introduction

Study of Shi'ism and the Orientalists

Ghadir Khumm: from Oblivion to Recognition

Shaban & His New Interpretations

The Meaning of "Mawla"

Conclusion

Chapter 4 

Appointment of 'Ali: Explicit or Implicit?
Introduction

The Explicit vs Implicit

The First Explicit Appointment

Abu Sufyan Knew But Others Didn't?

Why Didn't 'Ali Use these Arguments?

Didn't 'Ali Ever Use these Arguments?

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Chapter 5 

The Concept of Ahlul Bayt: Tribal or Islamic?
Introduction

The Meaning of Ahlul Bayt

Who are the "Ahlul Bayt"?

"Ahlul Bayt" Not a Tribal Concept

Chapter 6 

Wilãyat and Its Scope
What is Wilayat

The Universal Wilayat

Wilayat: Spiritual vs Political

Do Najaf & Qum Have Different Views on the Role of the Imams?

Is Not Wilayat Part of the Faith?

The Final Correction

Chapter 7 

Knowledge of the Ahlul Bayt

Introduction

The Qur'an & 'Ilmu 'l-Ghayb

'Ilmu 'l-Ghayb of the Prophets

'Ilmu 'l-Ghayb of the Imams

'Ilmu 'l-Ghayb and Personal Life

The Concept of "al-Qur'an an-Natiq"
Conclusion

Bibliography

   


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