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Who are the Imams?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reply: During his lifetime, the Holy Prophet (S) declared that after him there shall be twelve caliphs all of whom will be from Quraysh, and through whom Islam shall be exalted. Jabir ibn Samurah narrates: […]

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What does “Shi‘ah” mean?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Reply: In Arabic “Shi‘ah” literally means “follower”. The Glorious Qur’an states:   ﴿لإِبْرَاهِيمَ شِيعَتِهِ مِن وَإِنَْ ï´¾ “Indeed Abraham was among his followers {Shi‘ah}.”[36]   But the Muslims use the word “Shi‘ah” to mean the […]