I M A M A T

Vicegerency of the Holy Prophet

 

 

CONTENTS

 

 

PART ONE

GENERAL

 

 

1

Meaning of Imamat and Khilafat. etc

2

A Summary of the Difference

3

The Basic Difference

4

The System of Islamic Leadership

 

PART TWO

SHIA POINT OF VIEW

 

 

5

Ismat and Other Qualifications

6

Appointment by Allah(swt)

7

Infallibility of the Imams(as)

8

Superiority of Ali(as)

9

Appointment of Ali(as)

10

Ayat of Mastcrship ('Wilayat')

11

Formal Declaration: "Ghadeer-e-Khum"

12

Hadith of Ghadeer is 'Mutawatir'

13

‘Asnad’ of Hadith of ‘Ghadeer’

14

Meaning of 'Mawla' in Language

15

Meaning of "Mawla" in Context

16

Ali: "Self" of the Prophet

17

Some Traditions

18

Proclaimation About the other Imams

19

Twelve Caliphs or Imams

 

PART THREE

SUNNI'ISM

 

 

 

20

Sunnis' Views on Caliphate

21

Qualifications of a Caliph

22

How Abu Bakr came to Power

23

A Short Review of Above

24

Nomination of Umar

25

‘Shura’: Committee

26

Military Power

27

A General Review of the Above

28

The Practicasl Side

29

Waleed and Harun Al-Rasheed

30

Effects on the belief of: Justice of God’ and the ‘Ismat’

31

A Dynastic Rule

 

 

By: Sayed Saeed Akhtar Rizwi

First edition 1974/1 394

 

Published by:

World Organization for Islamic Services

P.O. Box 11365-1545,

Tehran,

IRAN.