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  Shi'a Imam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Shi'a Imam is considered by the Shi'a sect of Islam to be the rightful successor to Muhammad, and is similar to the Caliph in Sunni Islam only with regards to the aspect of political leadership.
The majority Shia belief is that the Imams that God appointed, after the prophet Muhammad, were Ali, and eleven of his descendants from his wife, Fatima Zahra.
Each Imam was the son of the previous Imam, except for Husayn ibn Ali who was the brother of Hasan ibn Ali.
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 Encyclopedia: Shia Imam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Shia Imam is considered by the Shia sect of Islam to be the rightful successor to Muhammad, and is similar to the Caliph in Sunni Islam.
Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (April 20, 702 – December 4, 765), in full Jafar ibn Muhammad ibn Zayn ibn Husayn, was the sixth Shia imam, and a theologian and jurist.
Hajj The Hajj or Haj (Arabic حَجّ Ḥaǧǧ) is the Pilgrimage to Mecca (or, "Makkah") and is the fifth of the "Five Pillars of Islam" in Sunni Islam and is one of the eleven Branches of Religion in Shi'a Islam.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Shia-Imam   (3231 words)

  
 Shiia Islam
Shias revere Ali as the First Imam, and his descendants, beginning with his sons Hasan and Husayn, continue the line of the Imams until the twelfth, who is believed to have ascended into a supernatural state to return to earth on Judgment Day.
Shia attempts to challenge the Umayyad leaders resulted in the death of Ali’s son and the third Shia Imam, Husayn, at the Battle of Karbala in 680.
Shias believe that during the occultation of the Twelfth Imam, he is spiritually present--some believe that he is materially present as well--and he is besought to reappear in various invocations and prayers.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/intro/islam-shiia.htm   (2651 words)

  
 Imam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Shia believe that The Imam is someone that is able to lead mankind in all aspects of life.
Each Imam was the son of the previous Imam, except for Husayn who was the brother of Hasan and Ali being Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law.
The Shi'a argue that is in Honor of the Muhammed that God made the Imams of his lineage through Fatima and it is not a simple inheritance like a kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Imam   (534 words)

  
 The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Shia Imam has come to be imbued with Pope-like infallibility and the Shia religious hierarchy is not dissimilar in structure and religious power to that of the Catholic Church within Christianity.
Shia theology is distinguished by its glorification of Ali.
Shias also form a majority of the population in Yemen and Azerbaijan and 40 to 50% of the population of Iraq.
www.islamfortoday.com /shia.htm   (2370 words)

  
 Shia Imam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Shia Imam refers to the Imamate of the Shia sect of Islam.
The Imam is considered to be the rightful sucessor to Muhammad, and is similar to the Caliph in Sunni Islam.
This belief is what led to the split between the Shia and Sunni, as the Shia felt that Ali was the rightful sucessor of Muhammad, while the Sunni felt that it was Abu Bakr.
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 Shia Imam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
TEHRAN, Dec. 13 (MNA) -- Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Shia Imam was born on the 11th of Zil-Qadah 148 AH, 765 CE in Medina.
The 12th Shia Muslim Imam, Mahdi, is known as the "hidden Imam" after he disappeared in the year AD 873.
The Ismailis believe that the first six Imams listed above are the rightful sucessors of Muhammad, but differ beginning with the seventh, believing that Ismail bin Jafar was the rightful sucessor, and not his brother Musa al Kazim.
shia-imam.wikiverse.org   (490 words)

  
 Info and facts on 'Shia Imam'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to the majority of Shia, or the Twelvers (additional info and facts about Twelvers), the following is a listing of the rightful successors of Muhammad according to their beliefs.
The Imamate for Zaidis is thus transferred from Zayd bin Ali to the other Imams who followed him, they often took the title of caliph (The civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth).
Unusually, the Zaidi caliphate was not hereditary, although the caliph has to be descended from Ali (The fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sh/shia_imam.htm   (634 words)

  
 US Risks Fury of Shia as Imam Ali's Shrine is Hit
Shia religious leaders expressed concern for the safety of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the spiritual head of Iraq's Shia, who was inside his compound, close to the fighting.
It is the Shias' belief that Ali was cheated of his rightful place as caliph, the Prophet's successor, that is at the heart of the schism between Sunni and Shia.
The shrine was damaged during Saddam Hussein's brutal suppression of the Shia revolt in 1991.
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 Shia Imam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This belief is what led to the split between the Shia and Sunni, as the Shia felt that Ali was therightful sucessor of Muhammad, while the Sunni felt that it was Abu Bakr.
According to the majority of Shia, or the Twelvers, the following is a listingof the rightful sucessors of Muhammad according to their beliefs.
Each Imam was the son of the previous Imam, except for Hasanand Husayn who were brothers and both sons of Ali.
www.therfcc.org /shia-imam-48651.html   (336 words)

  
 Special specifications of Imam al-Mahdi (AS)
The Shia believe that Imam al-Mahdi is the only son of Imam Hasan al-Askari (the 11th Imam) who was born on the 15th of Sha'ban 255/869 in Samarra, Iraq.
The Shia state that the mother of Imam Mahdi (AS) was a bondwoman.
Shaikh Abdul Haq Dehlawi, in his book "Jazb e Qulub", narrates the statements of Hakima, the daughter of the ninth Imam who was asked by the eleventh Imam, Imam al-Askari, to stay with Narjis, mother of the last Imam during the night at the end of which she gave birth to her son.
www.al-islam.org /encyclopedia/chapter2/3.html   (5676 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Karbala and Najaf: Shia holy cities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
And many Shia clerics from the holy cities were murdered by the ruling regime.
Imam Hussein died 1,323 years ago and was thus denied the leadership of Muslims that Shia believe was his right.
Hussein's father, Imam Ali - the founder of what became the Shia movement - is buried at Najaf, 190 km south of the capital and 80 km from Karbala.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/2881835.stm   (581 words)

  
 Shia
This section should be particularly enlightening since bahaullah used so-called sayings of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq to justify his claims and bahais base their theory of the 1844 AD prediction of Islam (for the coming of the Imam Mahdi) on sayings only of the Shia Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq.
Nonetheless, be aware that whoever acknowledges all the Imams after the Prophet, and rejects my son (the Imam Mahdi of the Shias born almost 1200 years ago), will resemble someone who will acknowledge all the Prophets but will deny the prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny).
The reason is that obedience to the last one among us (i.e the 12th Imam or the Mahdi) is like obedience to the first one among us; and denial of the last one among us is like the denial of the first.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/3016/shia.htm   (2601 words)

  
 Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series/ Qatar (Persian Gulf States) / ...
Among the Ibadis of Oman, the imam was elected to office and was regarded by all as the spiritual leader of the community and by some as the temporal ruler as well.
Most Shia revere twelve Imams, the last of whom is believed to be in hiding.
The line continued through his sons until the Twelfth Imam, who is believed to have ascended to a supernatural state to return to earth on Judgment Day.
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 Shia News | Front Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Imam Muhammad Al Mahdi (AS), according to the Hadith (traditions) and scholars of Sunni Muslims
The youngest daughter of Imam Hussain (A.S) was Syeda Rukeya (A.S); she is also known as Syeda Sakina (A.S).
Abbas, the brave and valiant son of Imam Ali (A.S.), the shining and radiant moon of Bani Hashim and the Standard Bearer of Imam Husain's army in the historical Battle of Karbala was born in the holy city of Madinah on the 4th of Shaban, year 26 Hijrah.
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 Imam Mehdi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But the event of the Imam's birth was enveloped and shielded by the same Divine protection and miraculous phenomena which had makred the historical birth of Prophet Musa.
It struck his mind that this very boy must be the Imam, but he managed to hide his inner concern at the news of the existence of the young Imam.
Shia believe that Imam Mahdi is the only son of Imam Hasan al-Askari (the 11th Imam) who was born on 15th of Sha'ban 255/869 in Samarra, Iraq.
www.shia.org /mehdi.html   (4286 words)

  
 Imam1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shia seems to just stick to their own specific interpretation of the second part of hadith (and even there only the versions that suits them) on the smaller Seql (Ahlebayt) with no notice to the first part.
If you have found your Imams to be the most knowledgeable and pious people of their time then of course you like to follow them and this has nothing to do with Shia Sunni debate.
Shia brothers say that just as we have verses in Quran on important issues like Salat and the details are in ahadith, we also have verses on Imamat and the details are in ahadith.
www.sinc.sunysb.edu /Stu/azarinni/Imam1.htm   (7914 words)

  
 Moharram, islamic festival muharram, Imam Hussein, Shia Muslims
For the first ten days of Muharram, which begins this year on July 13, Muslims gather in mosques and shrines, in mosques and shrines, dressed in fl to mourn for Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammed who was slain with his family and followers in the battle of Karbala in the year 680.
As he re-entered his tent he took his infant child in his arms; him they transfixed with a dart; he lifted his hands to the heavens-they were full of blood… (after he died) they cut off his head, trampled on his body….
Islam zinda hota hai hur Karbala ke baad is a chant that rings in the gatherings of Shias everywhere.
www.indiaprofile.com /fairs-festivals/moharram.htm   (855 words)

  
 Shia Imam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unlike the Caliph the Imam be descended from Muhammad through his daughter Fatima Zahra and her husband Ali.
This belief is what led to split between the Shia and Sunni as Shia felt that Ali was the rightful of Muhammad (as declared by him throughtout life and especially at Ghadir Khom) while the Sunni felt that it Abu Bakr.
According to the majority of Shia or Twelvers the following is a listing of rightful sucessors of Muhammad according to their Each Imam was the son of the Imam except for Hasan and Husayn who brothers and both sons of Ali.
www.freeglossary.com /Shia_Imam   (686 words)

  
 The Truth about Shia
Imami Shia doctrine holds that most of the sahaba were the worst sort, liars and apostates all.
In fact, reverence for these Imams is so great amongst the Shia that the Imams are believed to be on a level above even the Prophets or the highest ranking angels; A level wherein even the particles of the universe are subservient to them.
Imam Malik recited the verse, "Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and those with him are harsh with the disbelievers and gentle among themselves.
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 Shia Imam - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shia Imam - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
History of Imams from the "Aga Khani" point of view (http://www.amaana.org/history/history1.htm)
Shia Imam, Sects, Ithna Ashariya, Ismailiya (Ismailis), Zaidhiya (Zaidis), See also and External links.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Shia_Imam   (482 words)

  
 biology - Imam
The Shia beleive that an Imam is someone that is abale to lead mankind in all aspects of life.
According to the Twelve-Imam Shiite dogma, imam is a divine status, greater than the status of a Prophet.
Or the heads of the Prophet's decendants in their times such as Imam Jafar Sadiq.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Imam   (404 words)

  
 IMAM HASSAN-E-ASKARI (ELAHIS SALAM)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The holy Imam gained the imamate after the death of this noble father, through the devine command and through the decree of the previous imams,During the seven yearsof his imamate,due to untold restrictions placed upon him by the king, he lived hiding and dissimulation.
He did not have any social contact with even the common people among shia populations.Only Elite of the shia;s were able to see him.
The eleventh Imam was burried in his house in Samarra next to his noble father..
www.al-shia.com /html/eng/books/history/masomeen/askari.html   (93 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Islamic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mecca during the month of Dhul Hijjah, which is compulsory once in a lifetime for one who has the ability to do it.
NOTE: For the Shi'a a sect of Islam, the Five Pillars (uṣūlu-d-dīn), or more correctly translated "the principles of religion", are the five fundamental principles of Islam; no more, no less.
The Shi'a sect consider the Sunni five pillars to be merely the most important obligations rather than these being the Five Pillars of Islam.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Islamic   (9012 words)

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