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Shia Responds

Shia Responds

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The Shia Responds
Compiled by: Seyed Reza Hosseini Nassab
Directed by: Ayatollah Ja’far Sobhani
 Translated by: Mehdi Ghasemi
Published by: Imam Ali Foundation
ب حك
 
م ن
ذىد
 
يه
 
خس وعش
فؤه
 
م
:
ة
 

 
ضر
 
ذس
 
 
آ
 
ظ
 
زثس
 
نحه
 
م
:
وسق
 
ذيهژاج
:
2000
خ  تٌ
:
لس
 
لًا
 
1425
ش
:

 
مها
 
سؤه
()
 
:
رحس
 
ارحا
 
 
 1
ميحرل نحرل هل مسب
 
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Mercifu
 
 
 2
Table Of Contents 
 
Page Number
Preface ………………………………………………….8
 
The Translator‟s Note ………………………………….12
 
Question No. 1:
 Which one is accounted as the authentic phrase [in Thaqlayn hadith]:
 
رو
(and my household) or
و
 (and my traditi
on)? ……………………………... 14
 
Question No. 2:
 
What does the term „Shia‟ mean? ……26
 
Question No. 3:
 Why is Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s) the
successor to the Prophet (a.s)? …………………………28
 
Question No. 4:
 
Who are the „Imams‟? ……………….32
 
Question No. 5:
 Why do the Shia send their regards both to the Prophet (a.s) and his descendants as saying,
ما
 
آ
 
و
 
د
 

 

 (O, God, send down Your blessings on Mohammed and his
household)?………………………35
 
Question No. 6:
 Why do the Shia account their Imams as
infallible?………………………………………………37
Question No. 7:
 Why do the Shia say
 
ا
 
و
 
ً
 
نا
 (I testify that Ali is the Divine guardian) in the Prayer Call
(Azan) and certify the guardianship of Ali (a.s)?……..39
 
Question No. 8:
 Who is Mahdi (a.s), and why are the Shia
waiting for his reappearance? ………………………...42
 
Question No. 9:
 Why is the Shia a small minority if it is rightful, and why do not the generality of the world Muslims
 believe in it? ………………………………..45
 
Question No. 10:
 What does the term
را
 
(Raja‟t) mean, and why do the Shia believe in it? ……………………48
 
Question No. 11:
 What does
„intercession‟ mean, and why do
the Shia believe in
it?………………………………55
 
Question No. 12:
 Is it polytheism to beg the real intercessors for
intercession?………………………….59
 

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