50th Majlis: "How and When Did the Zaydis Split Off?" - Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS
22 May 2021
In the previous three Majalis, Syedna Fakhruddin TUS explained the cause of the Sunni Shi’a split. The next major split occurred in the time of Imam Mohammed al-Baqir SA, the fourth Imam, when the Zaydis split off. They believed in the imamate of Zayd, a son of Imam Ali Zainul Aabedin SA and brother to Imam Mohammed al-Baqir SA.
What was the source of disagreement and discord between Zayd and Imam Mohammed al-Baqir SA? Why did it lead to a split?
The Zaydis believe that an Imam must have three qualifications: 1) he must be a descendant of the Prophet, 2) he should unsheathe his sword and claim his right, and 3) he should have knowledge.
What are the arguments of our Hudaat Kiraam against the core beliefs of the Zaydis? How do they establish the rightful Imamate of Mohammed al-Baqir Imam SA and his descendants?
Syedna TUS answers these questions in this Majlis, the 50th in the Majalis al-Hikma series.