16 Facts About Twelver


Twelver Shi?ism, known as Imamiyyah, is the largest branch of Shi?a Islam, comprising about 85 percent of all Shi?a Muslims.

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The term Twelver 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 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 tried to defend Imami ideas against Mu'tazili criticism regarding Anthropomorphism.

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

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

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

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

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

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Twelver sent among them prophets bearing good tidings and warning.

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

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

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