Were ALL the 12 ‘Shia’ Imams Murdered?


-=[Were ALL the Twelve ‘Shia’ Imams Murdered?]

Al-Mufeed said in Tasheeh Al-I’itiqadaat p.131-132:

“As for what Abu Ja’afar (ra) (Ibn Babawayh) said about the passing of our Prophet and Imams (as) through poison and murder, some of it occurred and some did not. What is certain is that the Commander of the Faithful (Ali), Al-Hasan, and Al-Hussain (as) left this world through murder and did not die naturally. As for those that passed away due to poison, it occurred to Musa bin Ja’afar (as) and it is likely that it occurred to Al-Redha (as), even though there is doubt in this. There is no way to declare that any of the others were poisoned, assassinated, or murdered. Such reports are a matter of emotional invocation and cannot be ascertained.”

For those that aren’t aware, most Twelver Shias today seem certain that all the Imams were killed/poisoned.

As we can see from the quote above, the most significant Shi’i historian of all time, Al-Mufeed, rejects this belief.

 

Taken from brother Farid’s twitter.

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