Imamate in Zaidism

200px-No_image_available.svg Zaidi7A: Concerning the Imamate of Imam „Ali, peace be upon himIf it is said: Who was the leader (imām) after the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny, and the first successor for the community without interruption (bilā faŝl)?Say: The Commander of the Believers (Amīr al-Muminīn) and the Most Excellent of Executors (Sayyid al-Waŝŝi’īn), „Ali bin Abi Tālib.If it is said: This is a claim. What is your evidence?Say: The Book, the Sunnah, and the consensus of the...

Zaidiyyah Aqeedah 3

200px-No_image_available.svg ZaidiConcerning Allah Not Being SeenIf it is said: Can your Lord be seen or not?Say: This is an invalid statement due to the fundamentals of vision. If one could see in a place then that proves that the [object of vision] is in-time creation because that which is limited and encompassed in space is in-time creation.If it is then said that He can be seen in a different realm (makān). This is not conceivable. Furthermore, regarding the negation of the Vision (ar-Ru`yah), the Exalted says...

Zaidiyyah Aqeedah 2

200px-No_image_available.svg ZaidiConcerning the Verses of DescriptionIf it is said: It is mentioned in the Qur‟ān: {His Hands are outstretched} (Q. 5:64). [It also mentions] Him having a side, eyes, a soul, a face, and hands, as the verse says: {…from the work of our Hands?} (Q. 36:71).Say: “His Hands” means “His beneficence.”11 “Hand” also refers to His power. Also, “His Hands” denotes power and strength. “Side” in the Exalted‟s statement: {O, how great is my regret that I neglected the Side of Allah…) (Q. 39:56) means...

Zaidiyyah Aqeedah

200px-No_image_available.svg ZaidiThis thread is regarding the Aqeedah of the Shi3ah madhab of az-Zaidyyah or Zaidism. There are gross misconception of Shi3ah, due to the practices of the Ithna Ashariyyah (Twelvers) and Ismailis. As the resident member of the Zaidiyyah, I find it alarming. This thread would clarify the astronomical differences between Zaidism and other Shi3ah madhab. It is very hard to find non-Arabic texts of Zaidiyyah. Here is a translated version of 'Al-‘Iqdu Ath-Thamīn fi Ma’rifat Rabbil-‘Alamīn'. The...

Zaydism and Its Branches

200px-No_image_available.svg ZaidiThe Zaydis are the followers of Zayd al-Shahid, the son of Imam al-Sajjad. Zayd rebelled in 121/737 against the Umayyad caliph Hisham 'Abd al-Malik and a group paid allegiance to him. A battle ensued in Kufa between Zayd and the army of the caliph in which Zayd was killed.77)The followers of Zayd regard him as the fifth Imam of the Household of the Prophet. After him his son, Yahya ibn Zayd, who rebelled against the caliph Walid ibn Yazid and was also killed, took his place. After Yahya...