Chapter 1Origin of Shí'ism: Political or Religious?
Introduction The Beginning of Islam The origin of Shi'ism The name "Shi'a"
Chapter 2Self-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 3Ghadir 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 4Appointment 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?
Chapter 5The 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 6Wilãyat 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 7Knowledge of the Ahlul Bayt