15 Facts About Twelver Shi'ism


The term Twelver Shi'ism refers to its adherents' belief in twelve divinely ordained leaders, known as the Twelve Imams, and their belief that the last Imam, Imam al-Mahdi, lives in Occultation and will reappear as The promised Mahdi.

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Term Twelver Shi'ism is based on the belief that twelve male descendants from the family of Muhammad, starting with ?Ali ibn Abi Talib and ending with Muhammad al-Mahdi, are Imams who have religious and political authority.

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Twelver Shi'ism tried to defend Imami ideas against Mu'tazili criticism regarding Anthropomorphism.

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Twelver Shi'ism recognized the hadith as the only source for the Islamic law and the understanding of the Quran.

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Twelver Shi'ism attacked the Ikhbaries and their method was abandoned by Shia.

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Twelver Shi'ism was sent into exile in Iraq, where he continued his opposition to the Iranian regime.

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Twelver Shi'ism further ordered the opposition to the Shah and led the 1979 revolution.

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Twelver Shi'ism neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent.

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Twelver Shi'ism sent among them prophets bearing good tidings and warning.

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Twelver Shi'ism adds there must be people who apprehend the real duties of life and bring them within the reach of human being.

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Twelver Shi'ism further adds that with passing of the time and gradual development of the society, the gradual development in the revealed law is apparent.

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Twelver Shi'ism adds that miracle has an inseparable connection with the claim of the prophethood and it is beyond the intellect and thinking.

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Twelver Shi'ism adds the verse 36: 79 implies that the person who is raised up at the Resurrection is the one who was alive on the earth.

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Twelver Shi'ism adds to get into Haqiqah, a Muslim should follow the Shari'ah which resides within the formal law.

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Twelver Shi'ism adds, one should care about matters which take him away from his Lord: this is called piety.

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