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Then
I Was Guided

By: Sayed Muhamed al-Tijani al-Samawi

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Contents
Dedication

  Foreword

A Brief Look at my Life

The Pilgrimage to the House of Allah

In Egypt

A Meeting on Board the Ship

My first Visit to Iraq

Abdul Qadir al Jilani and Musa al Kazim

Sceptisism and Questioning

The Visit to al Najaf

A Meeting with al Ulama (Learned Men)

A Meeting with al Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al Sadr

Sceptisism and Perplexity

The Journey to Hijaz

The Beginning of the Research

The Beginning of the Detailed Study

The Companions (of the Prophet) as Seen by the Shia and the Sunnis

1. The Companions at the Peace Treaty of al Hudaybiyah

2. The Companions and Raziyat Yawm al Khamis (The Calamity of Thursday)

3. The Companions in the Military Detachment under Usamah

The Opinion of the Quran regarding the Companions:

1. The turning back Verse

2. The Holy War (Jihad) Verse

3. The Submissiveness

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The Opinion of the Messenger regarding the Companions:

1. The hadith of the Pool

2. The hadith of the Competetion for this World

The Opinion of the Companions about each other:

1. Their testimony that they themselves changed the tradition of the Prophet

2. The Companions even made changes in the Prayers

3. The Companions testify against themselves

4. The testimony of the Shaykhan against themselves

The Beginning of Change

A Dialogue with a Scholar

The Reasons behind enlightement:

1. The text regarding the Succession of the Caliphate

2. The disagreement between Fatimah and Abu Bakr

3. Ali was more entitled to the leadership

4. The Prophetic Traditions which indicates the fact that Ali should be Followed:

[a]. The Prophetic tradition: I am the city of knowledge and Ali is its gate

[b]. The Prophetic tradition: O Ali! You hold in relation to me the same position as Harun held in relation to Musa except that there will be no prophet after me

[c]. The Prophetic tradition: Ali is the master of all those whom I am master. O Allah! Love him who loves him and hate him who hates him, help him who helps him and forsake him who forsakes him, and turn justice with him whenever he turns

[d]. The Prophetic tradition: Ali is from me and I am from Ali, and nobody can discharge my duty except myself or Ali

[e]. The Prophetic tradition of the House on the Day of Warning

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The Correct Prophetic traditions which indicate the fact that it is Compulsory to Follow the Ahl al-Bayt

1. The Prophetic tradition of the Two Weighty Things

2. The Prophetic Tradition of the Ship

3. The Prophetic Tradition: He who wishes to live like me

Our Misfortune Regarding Ijtihad Against Texts

An Invitation to Friends to join the Research

The Guidance of Truth

The References
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