Majlis 52: "How did the Isna-Ashari (Twelver) faction split off? (Part 2)" - Syedna Taher Fakhruddin TUS
12 June 2021
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 then addressed the split of the Isna-Ashari (Twelver Shi’a) faction following Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq SA in Majlis 51. In this Majlis he continues his exposition on the Twelver split.
The Twelvers believe that after Ja’far al-Sadiq Imam SA had done Nass on Isma’il, he changed it and did Nass on Isma’il’s brother Musa Kazim. What are the arguments of our Hudaat Kiraam against this belief? How do they establish the rightful Imamate of Imam Isma’il SA and his son Mohammed bin Isma’il SA?
Syedna al-Qadi al-Nu’man RA once asked Moiz Imam SA, why didn’t Ja’far al-Sadiq Imam SA make very clear to the public who was the Imam after Isma’il Imam SA. If he would have done so these differences would not have arisen. What did Moiz Imam SA reply?
Syedna TUS answers these questions in this Majlis, the 52nd in the Majalis al Hikma series.