Thoughts on an answer concerning Ash’ari scholars repudiating their previous beliefs

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By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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I came across a comment by Shaykh Abu Adam al-Naruiji on this link of his site, answering a question about what is our view concerning the claim that Imam Al-Ash’ari (Rahimahulla) left the path he elucidated and instead went “back to the beliefs of the Salaf” (an epithet many times used for the anthropomorphic and crypto-anthropomorphic beliefs that certain people hold and retroactively project back to the Salaf (the earliest generations of Muslims).) Continue reading

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Question: “What is the main epistemic problem in Twelver Shiaism?”

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If I am asked about what is the core problem with the Twelver Shia religion, the main issue that comes up is an epistemic one:

 We have a religion claiming to be protected by Infallibles, Continue reading

Clarification: Are we presenting extreme Shia positions as mainstream ones?

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by the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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Due to some recent discussions we engaged in regarding the excerpts we include in our works, it is appropriate to write the following brief clarification regarding our articles and works: We know that there is a potential for certain readers to say that perhaps the views we are presenting here do not Continue reading

(Draft work) Shiaism’s Imamah Doctrine and the Qur’an

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

All the praises and thanks are to Almighty Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, who has guided me to the path of Islam and provided me with the opportunity to write this work. Without His help, no endeavour can succeed. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Twelver Shias, Prophet Ibrahim (Alayhi Salaam) and Verse 2:124 – An Analysis of Tabatabai’s Arguments

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We received a question from a person leaning towards Twelver Shiaism who wished to know what the Ahl-us-Sunnah makes of Prophet Ibrahim (Alayhi Salaam) and Verse 2:124- or more concisely, what the Ahl-us-Sunnah make of the Twelver Shia claim that this Verse provides one of the strongest proofs for their concept of Imamah.  Continue reading

(Draft Article) Twelver Shiaism and the Origin of Actions

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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When it comes to debating the Twelver Shia faith, most of the People of the Truth and Approved Way (Ahl us Sunnah wal Jamaah) concentrate on the matters related to Ali’s (Radhia Allahu Anhu) supposed right to Khilaphah, the Shia claim to Imamah, and other related matters. These issues are of central importance and there is no doubt that these are areas of worthwhile discussion for the one who is well-grounded in this field. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Fatal Flaw in the basis of Twelver Shiaism

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

We will use the present article to post a number of declarations from current-day Twelver Shia scholars about the issue of whether the belief in the preservation of the Quran is part of the dharura (necessities) of the Twelver Shia religion or not. In our view, their answers expose a very serious flaw in the manner in which Shiaism’s beliefs and jurisprudence would be developed. Continue reading