In the previous Majalis, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS explained the cause of the Sunni Shi’a split and the split of the Zaydis in time of the fourth Imam, Mohammed al-Baqir SA. He now addresses the split of the Isna-Ashari (Twelver Shi’a) faction following Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq SA.

Why did the Twelver Shi’a forsake Imam Isma’il and his son Imam Mohammed bin Isma’il? Why did many of them follow Musa Kazim – also a son of Ja’far al-Sadiq Imam SA?

Why did Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq exhibit that his son Imam Isma’il had passed away?

Why was Imam Mohammed bin Isma’il sent to Iran?

The Twelvers believe that their twelfth Imam entered the cave and that he himself will reappear amongst the people at some time. What are the arguments of our Hudaat Kiraam against this belief?

Syedna TUS answers these questions in this Majlis, the 51st in the Majalis al Hikma series. Syedna will continue to address this question in the next Majlis inshaallah.