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Doctrine of the Number of the Imam

Adopted from the book : "The Faith of Shi'a Islam" by : Allamah Muhammad Ridha al-Muzaffar"

We believe that the Imams are twelve in number; that the prophet publicly announced them by name; and that each of them announcing his successor. They are:

We believe that the Imams are twelve in number ; that the prophet publicly announced them by name; and that each of them announced his successor. They are:

1) Abu 'l-Hasan 'Ali ibn Abi Talib, al-Murtada.

Born 23 years before the hijrah (601 A.D.), died in the year 40 A.H. (661 A.D).

2) Abu Muhammad Hasan ibn 'Ali, called Zakiy.

(2-50/623-670).

3) Abu Abdillah Husayn ibn 'Ali called Sayyid ash-Shuhada'.

(3-61/624-680).

4) Abu Muhammad 'Ali ibn Husayn, called Zayn al-Abidin.

(38-95/658-713)

5) Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn' Ali, called al-Baqir.

(57-114/678-732)

6) Abu 'Abdillah Ja'far ibn' Ali, called as-Sadiq.

(83-/-148/702-765)

7) Abu Ibrahim Musa ibn Ja'far, called al-Kazim.

(128-183/745-799)

8) Abu 'l-Hasan 'Ali ibn Musa, called ar-Rida.

(148-203/765-818)

9) Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn 'Ali, called al-Jawad.

(195-220/810-835)

10) Abu 'l-Hasan 'Ali ibn Muhammad, called al-Hadi.

(212-254/827-868)

11) Abu 'l-Qasim Muhammad Hasan,ibn' Ali called al-Askari.

(232-260/846-870)

12) Abu 'l-Qasim Muhammad ibn Hasan, called al-Mahdi.

(256-/870-)

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