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This article is written by our brother, SalehNeji/Wasil, a former Shia, may Allah (swt) keep him healthy and grant him long life and success in both worlds. Mashallah, the brother has made strong points and asked serious questions and I ask the open minded Shia to ponder over what he has written.
The Ahlulbayt (ra) never believed in the so called divine Imamate. These beliefs were attributed to them and they themselves weren’t even aware of it just like the Christians attribute divinity to Isa ibn Maryam (as).
Note: The article maybe updated.
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Brothers and sisters i was thinking and i was wondering: if belief in imamate of the twelve was compulsory then why wasen’t it narrated in mutawatir hadith . even in shia books the wasyyah seems only for few people . rasool allah(saww) was sent to all human kind and he used to tell all sahabah that are present to inform those who were not. the hadith of twelve imams was only said to handful of people in shia books and this is against the spirit of the message. rasool allah was not scared to convey what allah orders him , he didn’t fear the kuffar of mecca when he was alone so how could he fear muslims upon his deen and not tell them about the imamate of the twelve. yes he said there will be twelve khalifah but he didn’t say follow them or who they are . it’s a strange to me.
if the wasyyah when he(saww) was dying was about this then why didn’t he tell the muslims before his death and illness??
why wait until he was so frail and weak ??
if wasyyah was about imamate ali (as)(when the prophet saww was ill) then this means that hadith al-ghadeer was not clear enough otherwise why did rasool allah(saww) needed to explain it on his deathbed?
It seems to me that hadith al-ghadeer about wilayat was understood in so many ways and that sahabah didn’t deliberately push ali(as) away from khilafat , they simply understood that wilayat meant alliance not rule and the context in which the hadith was said strengthens this.
just few thoughts and i hope the discussion stays civil and calm
ps: i believe in imamate of the twelve but i don’t believe it’s fardh or that it’s from usool al-deen. i don’t believe the imams (as) were masoom but they were from awlia allah and their purpose was not to rule but to educate the ummah about their deen
[ARTICLE ENDS HERE]Written by the ex-Shia SalehNeji/Wasil. Posted and Introduction by 13S2010 Original Article here