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The Ithna Ashari Imams

Ahlisunnah.org/ahlibayt states:

"Who are the 12 Sayyid Imams of Ahlus-Sunnah that Rawafid Shi'ah claim to follow?

Abul-Hasan Ali bin Abi Taleb al-Murtada

Abu Muhammad al-Hassan bin Ali Az-Zaki

Abu Abdallah al-Hussain bin Ali Sayyid al-Shuhada

Abu Muhammad Ali bin al-Hussain Zainul-'Abideen

Abu Ja'far Muhammad bin Ali al-Baqir

Abu Abdallah Ja'far bin Muhammad al-Sadiq

Abu Ibrahim Musa bin Ja'far al-Kazim

Abu al-Hasan Ali bin Musa al-Rida

Abu Ja'far Muhammad bin Ali al-Jawaad

Abul-Hasan Ali bin Muhammad al-Hadi

Abu Muhammad al-Hasan bin Ali al-Askari

Abul-Qasim Muhammad bin al-Hasan al-Mahdi"

Not only do we the "Rawafid" claim to follow them, we practically do. The onus is in the author to prove the contrary. We can prove from our books of aqaid, hadith, tafsir, that all of out aqeedah is based upon the sayings of our Aima that go back to Rasulullah (s). Hence we would ask him to demonstrate what they have taken from the Imams. How many hadith from the Imams are there in the Saha Sittah? Which of their tafsir's is based upon the commentaries of their Imams? Which aspects of their fiqh can be traced back to the saying of the Imams of Ahl'ul bayt (as)?

To suggest that the Imams were "Ahl'ul Sunnah wal Jamaah" (read chapter 7 for the emergence of the Jamaah) is extremely flawed logic. Proof of this fallacy comes from the words found on the Home page of the Ahlul-Bait Homepage from where this article came. This is what it proclaims:

Ahlisunnah.org/ahlibayt states:

"It is to be made well-known that the Ahlul-Bayt Imams never promoted anything that would cause separation from the main body of the Ummah of Sayyidina Rasul-e-Akram, Sallallahu alayhi wa Sallam. Thus Shi'ism was neither condoned nor propagated by these blessed A'immah (Radhi Allahu Ta'ala".

Yet again this site is re-iterating what we have proven throughout this article, namely that sticking to the Jamaah is the cornerstone of Sunni aqeedah. The problem is this conclusion falls flat on its face when we look at the revolution of Imam Hussain (as). Did he stick to the majority or did he separate from it? Did he follow the Sahaba and Tabieen and give bayya to Yazid the tyrant Nasibi? His very refusal is clear proof that he did NOT stick to the main body as the site you pasted from claims. And to prove this check out the comments of al Hafidh Jalaladeen Suyuti, in his Chapter on Yazid he states, "There was an absolute ijma in the Khilafath of Yazid ibn Mu'awiya save (except) Hussain ibne Ali (ra)". So Imam Hussain REJECTED the ijma that forms the basis of Ahl'ul Sunnah aqeedah. Moreover, when according to your Sunni aqeedah, sticking to the Jamaah is shaped around sticking to the Khalifa, how did the Aima (as) such as Musa Kazim (as) stick to the Jamaah when they were imprisoned by the State?

Adapted from the book: "Historic Background of Shiism"

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