Shiaism (The Rafidah) and Islam are indeed different religions. This sect has developed into what we now know as the Shia whose beliefs and thoughts are repugnant beyond belief. The divergence of Shiaism from Islaam can be summarized from the books which they consider most authentic, and the statements of their most respected scholars.

Some of the proofs are available on this page Most of the Muslim UMMAH and Western scholars have very little genuine and reliable knowledge of SHIA beliefs and practices. However, most of the openly declared SHIA beliefs revolve around The Concept of Imamah, the superiority of Ali (May Allah be pleased with him), and the so-called love of the Prophet’s family members. As a result, the intense love that Sunni Muslims carry for the Prophet’s family members combined with the magnanimous personality of Ali has led some Sunnis to accept Shia’s as part of the Muslim UMMAH.

However, the brutal fact remains that under the pretense of Ali’s Superiority and the so-called love of the Prophet’s family members, Shias have literally evolved an entirely new religion, grossly distorted the teachings of the Holy Qur’ân, and completely rejected the sanctity and authenticity of the Hadeeth. They have elevated the sayings of their imams to the level of the Prophet’s sayings and have classified them as Hadeeth.

For all practical purposes, they reject the most authentic sayings of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and base their religion on the so-called Hadeeth attributed to their Imaams. By doing so they have rejected one of the most fundamental principles of Islam: The law can only be derived from the sayings and actions of the Prophet (Peace be upon him), not any other human being.

The Saba’iyyah, a sect of the Rawafid, emerged in the time of `Ali and told `Ali he was God. `Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) burned some of them to death as a result. Later, the Rawafid split into many groups like: The Zaydis, Imamis, Kaysaniyyas, Qaddahiyyas  and Exaggerators (Ghullat). Some people asked Imam Zayd ibn `Ali to disavow Abu Bakr and `Umar. He would not do so, and some people refused his decision, and deserted him, thereby becoming known as Rawafid, which means : the Refusers, the Rejecters.

Those who stayed with him became known as the Zaydis, and so they are technically not of the Rawafid. The exaggerators are not Muslims, these Raafidi (Shia) actually descend from Abu Lu’luah Majoosi (a Persian fire worshipper) and Abdullaah ibn Saba’ (a Jew). However they are more dangerous from the Christians themselves. Christians fight Islaam face to face (if they did) while Rafidiyah stab Islam from its back they have lot of Absurdities in their beliefs like Badah, Rajah, Mutah, Taqiyyah, etc

The Zaydis, Imamis and exaggerators split up further, with each group accusing the other of kufr. The Zaydis split into three groups: Jarudis, Sulaymanis and Butris. They all agreed on the leadership of Imam Zayd ibn `Ali ibn al-Husayn when he revolted at the time of Hisham ibn `Abdul-Malik.

They are the closest of the Shiah to Ahlus-Sunnah; they merely maintain that `Ali had more right to the Caliphate, but they do not claim that he was explicitly appointed as Caliph by the Prophet (may Allah bless him and his Household and grant them peace), and hence they accept the Caliphates of Abu Bakr, `Umar and `Uthman. The Kisanis split into two groups: one claimed that Muhammad ibn Hanafiyyah, a son of `Ali, is still alive and that he is the Mahdi; the other group say he died and passed on the leadership.

The Imamis and exaggerators split into fifteen groups, among which are the Ja`faris/Ithna `Asharis (Twelvers) and the Isma`ilis. The exaggerators claimed divinity for their Imams, permitted all sorts of haram things, and in short dismissed the obligations of shari`ah.

Below we have more then 100 Articles exposing Shia’s using their own books and writings with detailed sources so that they don’t deny it. These references are copied from the religious books of Shiite religion. While translating them we have asked forgiveness of Allah many times, for, these are very much annoying for any Muslim to read. Neither I personally wish anyone to have them but to save the innocent simple Muslims from the Shiites (Raafidah) it was necessary to write them and forward them to our fellow Muslims so that they can know the real terrifying beliefs of Shiites.

Additionally I have also listed some articles about Ismailism and the Agakhanis; one of the more deviant groups within the Shia religion they are an offshoot of the Raafidah (Shiah) and share some of their characteristics. Aga Khan is their supreme leader and, in their view, has characteristics and attributes similar to those of Allaah.

And Lastly The Prophet  said: “Whoever abuses my Companions, upon them is the curse of Allah, the Angles and all the people” (Saheeh, At-Tabaranee)

For those who feel that speaking against this deviant pseudo-Islamic group is waste of time ….First read this then go ahead with other Articles pertaining to Shiite and Shiaism

The historic Khutbah of Sheikh Ali Abd-ur-Rahman al-Hudhaifi, Imaam of Masjid-e-Nabavi

*the Peshawar Nights

Exposing the shiite Al-Tijani Al-Samawi’s Lies in His Book:  “Then I was Guided”

*First: Answering Al-Tijani’s Libels against Abu Hurairah

Second: Answering Al-Tijani in his claim that the four Sunni Imams learned knowledge from Imam Jaffar Al-Saddiq

*Third: Answering Al-Tijani’s allegations against Mu’awiyah bin Abi Sufyan

*Fourth: Al-Tijani’s Allegations against the Mother of Beleivers Ayesha ( may Allah be pleased at her )

*Fifth: Answering Al-Tijani’s Libels against Uthman Ibn Affan

In Defense of Abu Hurairah [Reply to some erroneous claims]

What Do Scholars of the Past and Present say about Shia (Rafidah) ?

Al-Kafi is the MOST reliable Shia Book Al-Kafi was presented to the legendary Imam Qaem who liked it and said: “It suffices our Shi’ites”

How to Approach the Shia Brothers and Sisters A Straight Forward Logic Instead of a Never Ending Debate?


Are Shia Kafir?


have seen the terrifying BELIEFS OF SHIITES?

*WHAT ARE The Beliefs of Khomeini the Leader of the Iranian Revolution?

What the Shiites say about AHLUS SUNNAH Muslims?








what are the SHIA BELIEF CONCERNING Mut’ah?

what are the SHIA BELIEF regarding women?

Who invented the Shia’s sect?  What is the origin of the Shiaism?

racism in Shiite religion

what is the REALITY OF MAATAM?

Who are the Ahlul Bayt?

Who Killed Al-Hussain?


Unmasking the other villains of Karbalâ


Answering-Ansar.org Exposed!

The Role of Zoroastrianism in the Development of Shiism

The similarity between Shia rituals and Christian rituals






*Insincerity of the Shiites


The History of the Shia




Who is True Imam Mahdi?

The 12th Imam of the Shiites is the Jewish Anti Christ (Dajjal)

Iran’s Fifty-year Plan to export the revolution and spread Sheism


An Exposition of the Fallacy of Shiite Beliefs
From Their Own Sources

Absurdities of Ithna Ashari works.

Mistakes of Shiite “Infallibles” in the Shiite sources.

Distortion of Historical Facts

The Shia practice of the forbidden temporary marriage

ya allah 0r ya ali, ya hussain

The Marriage of umm kulthum daughter of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib to ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab

Some Aspects of the Shiite Religion – Be Warned…

The Qur’ân and Imamah

*Quran VS. Shia!

The Plight of Sunni ‘Ulama in Iran

The Dismal Reality of Ahlus Sunnah in Iran

*A time line of Shiite/Raafidah treasons to Islam and crimes against Muslims

*Shiite Belief that the present Quran is fabricated

* Fataawaa of Muslim Scholars on Khomeini


Temporary Marriage & Its Illegitimacy in Islam 

Zawaaj Al- Mut’aa

*Whats in the ‘Kashful Asrar’ (book of khomeni)?

The vicious & unscrupulous propaganda of the Shi’ia-1

The vicious & unscrupulous propaganda of the Shi’ia-2

Islam, QADIANISM and Shiaism

Islamic Revolution of Iran??

embassy of the Islaamic republic of iran

Riots in Kermanshah


*Taqrib – A Study of Attempts at Sunni-Shia
Rapprochement in History

*a scientific dialouge- the tat’heer {purification}
verses & ahaadeeth of kisa’a {veil}

*Fadak Area between Abu Bakr & Fatimah

Concerning The Book ‘Nahjatul Baalighah’

The Creed Of SHIIA


The Verse of Tabligh (Conveyance)


HOW MANY ARE SHIAS altogether?

Is the fast of the ninth and tenth of Muharram recommended?

What  is recommended for the Muslim on the day of ‘Aashooraa.

Alee ibn Abee Talib on the allegations against Abu Bakr and ‘Umar

what these SHIAS don’t know about kHALIFAH ABU BAKR SIDDEEQ RadiAllaahuanhu (632-634 C.E.) “If I were to take a friend other than my Lord, I would take Abu Bakr as a friend.” (Prophet’s Statement)

what these shias dont know about kHALIFAH UMAR FAAROOQUERadiAllaahuanhu (634-644 C.E.) “God has placed truth upon Umar’s tongue and heart” (Prophet’s Statement)

what these shias don’t know about kHALIFAH UTHMAAN GANI RadiAllaahuanhu (644-656 C.E.) “Every Prophet has an assistant, and my assistant will be Uthmaan.” (Prophet’s Statement)

what these shias don’t know about kHALIFAH ALI RadiAllaahuanhu (656-661 C.E.) “You [Ali] are my brother in this world and the next.” (Prophet’s Statement)

what these shais don’t know about fatimah Bint MuhammadRadiAllaahuanha

What these shias don’t know about aa’ishah Bint Abu BakrRadi Allahu anha

what these shias don’t know about (abdur-rehmaan) abu Hurairah RadiAllaahuanhu “The kitten man”, literally “The father of a kitten” because like the Prophet he was fond of cats and since his childhood often had a cat to play with.

The Noble Character of Ameer Mu’aawiyah (ra)-The Most Slandered Pious Companion of the Prophet.

The Best Generation


Virtues of Aboo Bakr As-Siddeeq

Integrity of the Prophet’s Companions

The Path of Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jama’ah

the views of ahlus-sunnah towards the Sahâbah

*Are the Sahaba Hypocrites?

Ahl Al-Bait, ‘Ummahat Al-Mu’minin

*A Glimpse at the Way of the Companions Tasfiyah-wat- Tarbiyah

In Defense of Abu Hurairah [Reply to some erroneous claims]


Link : http://www.allaahuakbar.in/shiites/index.htm


Impact of Imamah on at-Tawheed. See how belief in Imamah ruined shia belief in at-Tawheed (Oneness of God). To belief in Imamah, it is must for one to disbelief in Allah, Qur’an and Islam.

The original narration is this:

« عَلِی بْنُ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: إِنَّ الْقُرْآنَ الَّذِی جَاءَ بِهِ جَبْرَئِیلُ ع إِلَى مُحَمَّدٍ ص سَبْعَةَ عَشَرَ أَلْفَ آیة» (الكافی، ج‏2، ص: 634، دار الکتب اسلامیه _تهران،ط4)

Imam Jafar (as) said: “The Quran that Gibrael (as) brought to Muhammad (saw) had 17,000 verses”.

According to Majlisi the narration is Authentic:(مرآة العقول، ج‏12، ص: 525، مجلسی ؛ دار الکتب اسلامیه_تهران،ط2)

Majlisi says about this narration:

«الحدیث الثامن و العشرون‏: موثق. و فی بعض النسخ عن هشام بن سالم موضع هارون بن مسلم، فالخبر صحیح و لا یخفى أن هذا الخبر و كثیر من الأخبار الصحیحة صریحة فی نقص القرآن و تغییره، و عندی أن الأخبار فی هذا الباب متواترة معنى، و طرح جمیعها یوجب رفع الاعتماد عن الأخبار رأسا بل ظنی أن الأخبار فی هذا الباب لا یقصر عن أخبار الإمامة فكیف یثبتونها بالخبر.» (مرآة العقول، ج‏12، ص: 525، مجلسی ؛ دار الکتب اسلامیه_تهران،ط2)

Help needed in correcting the translation:

Hadith 28: It is Authentic. In some copies Harun bin Muslim is mentioned instead of Hisham bin Salim.Therefore, this narration is Authentic. It is not hidden that this narration and most of these Authentic narrations are clear about corruption and alteration of Quran. In my view the narrations of Tahreef of Quran are Mutawatir and throwing all these narrations makes the Hadith system unreliable rather I think that narrations of Tahreef are not less than the narrations of Imamate [thus if not accepting the narrations of Tahreef] how are they going to prove Imamate from narrations?

So the narrations of Tahreef of Quran are not only Mutawatir but they are also not less than the narrations of Imamate.

Now the altered one: In this version they replaced 17000 with 7000. Published by Darul Hadis Qum.

They replaced سَبْعَةَ عَشَرَ أَلْفَ آیة with سبعة آلاف آیة .

«عَلِی بْنُ الْحَكَمِ، عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ سَالِمٍ‏:عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ علیه السلام، قَالَ: «إِنَّ الْقُرْآنَ الَّذِی جَاءَ بِهِ جَبْرَئِیلُ علیه السلام إِلى‏ مُحَمَّدٍ صلى الله علیه و آله‏ سَبْعَةَ آلَافِ‏ آیةٍ». (الكافی، ج‏4، ص: 675، دار الحدیث _قم،ط1)


Original Article in Farsi

This is part four of the series that expose the pagan ritual of tomb worshipping cult called shiaism. In this clip you will see how shia rabbis and priest teach and encourage their followers to pray two rakats to worship their buried deities and then ask from them all their needs. This pagan cult is also well-known as rafidism, 12tombers or 12ers.

This is part three of the series that expose the pagan ritual of tomb worshipping cult called shiaism. In this clip you will see polytheist shias call from all over the world to a well-know shia channel based in Iraq which under direct supervision of Sistani and other Mar’aji3. This channel is dedicated to help shia mushrikeen to worship and ask all their needs from their buried deities while they sit in comfort of their homes in west and east. This pagan cult is also well-known as rafidism, 12tombers or 12ers.

This is part two of the series that expose the pagan ritual of tomb worshipping cult called shiaism. In this clip you will see polytheist shias reviving ugliest forms of paganism and polytheism ever practised by mushriks of the past and present. This pagan cult is also well-known as rafidism, 12tombers or 12ers.

Muslims believe that Prophet (saw) was the seal of Prophethood, and when we say that we mean to say that, there will be “no divinely appointed human sent by Allah”. But a deviant sect named as qadiyanis play word games in order to fool people, they claim that Muhammad (saw) was the final prophet (NABI), but he was not a final messenger (Rasool), and there can be messengers even after  Muhammad(Saw), thus using these word games they claim that Ghulam Ahmed Qadiyani was a Rasool (messenger).

This sect was unanimously declared as kaafirs (disbelievers) by musliims, because when quran says: Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last (end) of the Prophets(nabieen).(33:40) , it puts an end to Prophethood as well as Messengerhood. In other words it set and end to divinely appointed authorities by Allah.

It is even evident from an authentic narration:

Sahih Muslim 4.661:

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “The Israelis used to be ruled and guided by prophets: Whenever a prophet died, another would take over his place. There will be no prophet after me, but there will be Caliphs who will increase in number.” The people asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What do you order us (to do)?” He said, “Obey the one who will be given the pledge of allegiance first. Fulfil their (i.e. the Caliphs) rights, for Allah will ask them about (any shortcoming) in ruling those Allah has put under their guardianship.”


This narration proves that , There will be no prophet after prophet Muhammad(saw), (mentioning that he was final prophet itself was a proof that there wasn’t any divinely appointed ruler after him) but prophet (saw) didn’t stop there, he even clarified that there wasn’t any divinely appointed person after him (Saw), because Prophet (Saw) said “obey the one who will be given the pledge of allegiance first” , if at all there was any divinely appointed caliph he would have said “obey the divinely appointed caliph after me”. But he(saw) didn’t say so, which proves that there wasn’t any divinely appointed ruler after him. This narrations leaves no doubt in the mind of intelligent and unbiased people that there will not be any divinely appointed leader after Prophet Muhammad(saw).

Belief of Shias:

Now what needs to be realized is that the beliefs of the shias aren’t that different from the Qadiyanis, even the shias are in a way deniers of seal of Prophethood and like the Qadiyanis even the shias play the word games in order to fool people.

Shias have given all the similar qualities which a Nabi (prophet) possesses, to their Imams, but they play safe when they propagate their heretic beliefs in the muslim ummah. But the truth is that just by changing the label the product doesn’t change, for example: One can sell wine labeling it as Apple Juice, and it gets an approval from Government, but changing the label doesn’t changes what is there in the bottle, it will still be wine and will be forbidden to consume. Similarly shias, have fooled their followers by making them believe in people who had the same qualities like a Prophet has, but they just termed those people not as prophets but as Imams, but changing the label doesn’t changes the reality.

Lets see what is the definition of a Prophet, Imam and Messenger and what are the differences among all these divinely appointed authorities in the light of authentic shia narrations:

Narration 1:

جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ أَخْبِرْنِي مَا الْفَرْقُ بَيْنَ الرَّسُولِ وَ النَّبِيِّ وَ الْإِمَامِ قَالَ فَكَتَبَ أَوْ قَالَ الْفَرْقُ بَيْنَ الرَّسُولِ وَ النَّبِيِّ وَ الْإِمَامِ أَنَّ الرَّسُولَ الَّذِي يُنْزَلُ عَلَيْهِ جَبْرَئِيلُ فَيَرَاهُ وَ يَسْمَعُ كَلَامَهُ وَ يُنْزَلُ عَلَيْهِ الْوَحْيُ وَ رُبَّمَا رَأَى فِي مَنَامِهِ نَحْوَ رُؤْيَا إِبْرَاهِيمَ ع وَ النَّبِيُّ رُبَّمَا سَمِعَ الْكَلَامَ وَ رُبَّمَا رَأَى الشَّخْصَ وَ لَمْ يَسْمَعْ وَ الْإِمَامُ هُوَ الَّذِي يَسْمَعُ الْكَلَامَ وَ لَا يَرَى الشَّخْصَ

Hasan b. Abbas once asked Imam al-Rida, peace be upon him, in a letter. “What is the difference between a messenger, a prophet, and an Imam?” The Imam answered as follows: “The messenger (rasul) is a person to whom Jibril descends and who both sees him and hears the words that he speaks. He is thus in communication with divine revelation (wahy), which he sometimes receives in the form of a dream, as was the case with Ibrahim, peace be upon him. The prophet (nabiyy) sometimes hears the words spoken by Jibril and at other times sees him without hearing anything from him. The Imam hears the words that Jibril utters without seeing him.”

Source : al-Kulayni, al-Kafi, Vol. I, p.176, hadeeth # 2

Narration 2:

مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ مَحْبُوبٍ عَنِ الْأَحْوَلِ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ ع عَنِ الرَّسُولِ وَ النَّبِيِّ وَ الْمُحَدَّثِ قَالَ الرَّسُولُ الَّذِي يَأْتِيهِ جَبْرَئِيلُ قُبُلًا فَيَرَاهُ وَ يُكَلِّمُهُ فَهَذَا الرَّسُولُ وَ أَمَّا النَّبِيُّ فَهُوَ الَّذِي يَرَى فِي مَنَامِهِ نَحْوَ رُؤْيَا إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَ نَحْوَ مَا كَانَ رَأَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص مِنْ أَسْبَابِ النُّبُوَّةِ قَبْلَ الْوَحْيِ حَتَّى أَتَاهُ جَبْرَئِيلُ ع مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ بِالرِّسَالَةِ وَ كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ ص حِينَ جُمِعَ لَهُ النُّبُوَّةُ وَ جَاءَتْهُ الرِّسَالَةُ مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ يَجِيئُهُ بِهَا جَبْرَئِيلُ وَ يُكَلِّمُهُ بِهَا قُبُلًا وَ مِنَ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ مَنْ جُمِعَ لَهُ النُّبُوَّةُ وَ يَرَى فِي مَنَامِهِ وَ يَأْتِيهِ الرُّوحُ وَ يُكَلِّمُهُ وَ يُحَدِّثُهُ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَنْ يَكُونَ يَرَى فِي الْيَقَظَةِ وَ أَمَّا الْمُحَدَّثُ فَهُوَ الَّذِي يُحَدَّثُ فَيَسْمَعُ وَ لَا يُعَايِنُ وَ لَا يَرَى فِي مَنَامِهِ

“I asked abu Ja‘far, recipient of divine supreme covenant, about the messenger, the prophet and al-Muhaddath (one to whom Divine guidance is reported). The Imam, recipient of divine supreme covenant, said, ‘A messenger is one to whom Jibril (Gabriel) comes openly. He sees him (the angel) and speaks to him. Such person is a messenger. A prophet is one who sees in his dream something like the dream of Abraham (peace be upon him). (Of such dreams) is the dream of the Messenger of Allah, recipient of divine supreme covenant, about reasons and signs of prophecy before the coming of revelation. (He would experience such dreams) until Jibril came from Allah to inform him that he was to be a messenger. In the case of Prophet Muhammad, recipient of divine supreme covenant, when prophecy was established in him then Jibril brought him the message that he was to be a messenger. Jibril would come and speak to him openly. Certain prophets, in whom prophecy had been established, saw in their dreams, the spirit who would come to them, speak and report to them but they would not see the spirit when awake.

Al-Muhaddath (Imam) is one to whom matters of Divine guidance are reported and he hears the reporting but does not see (the angel) openly or in his dream.’”

Source: Al-Kulaynee, Al-Kaafi, vol. 1, pg. 176, hadeeth # 3 Grading: Al-Majlisi said this hadeeth is SaHeeH (Authentic) Mir’aat Al-’Uqool, vol. 2, pg. 289 Bahboodee said this hadeeth is SaHeeH (Authentic) SaHeeH Al-Kaafee, vol. 1, pg. 25

Here is a summary of the differences between a Messenger (Rasool), Prophet (Nabee), and Imaam (Muhaddath) in the light of these shia narrations.

  • Messengers: They see & hear the angel whether they are asleep or awake.
  • Prophets: They see & hear the angel while asleep, but when they are awake they can only hear.
  • Imaams They can ONLY hear the reports, but they DO NOT see the angel whether they are asleep or awake.

So the ONLY difference between Imam and Nabi is that, Nabi can see the angel(only in their dream), where as Imam cannot.

So when Allah said: Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last (end) of the Prophets(nabieen).(33:40), Did Allah mean that after Prophet(Saw) no one would be able to see jibril ?

We urge every reader to ponder over the negligible difference that shias have made between Nabi and Imam, what would it change if there is going to be person who cannot see the angel(jirbil) in his dream, but can hear him, when Allah said there is not going to be a Nabi after Muhammad(Saw).

Suppose there are two people both equally intelligent, one of them is blind and other is not, now if we teach both of them through recitation a chapter, what difference will it make in the teachings they received? Does being blind would make any difference in the knowledge of the blind person? No, not at all. All the things will be the same. Because they still get the divine revelation without seeing the angel.

So saying that the only difference between Imam and Nabi is that Nabi can see the angel in his dream, where as Imam can’t and both of them can hear the angel then for those whom Allah granted sense there shouldn’t remain any doubt that, even the shias are the deniers of seal of Prophethood like qadiyanis, and they play safe using word games.

It is not for any person to believe, except by the leave of Allah, and He will put the Rijs (doubt) on those who do not reason. Quran (10:100)

Do Shias believe in Finality of Prophethood?

Dr. Abdol Karim Soroush, an Iranian scholar, was a government official directly appointed by Khomeini. Click this link to see his biography. This Iranian thinker and scholar, acknowledges that the Shias are the Deniers of the finality of Prophethood.

The fact that according to Shias, The Imams and  the Prophets ONLY differ in their titles, not in their characteristics, was affirmed by esteemed and high ranking Shia scholars. They are Sheikh Al Mufid and Allamah Baqir Majlisi, etc.

Shiekh Al Mufid states:

– أوائل المقالات – الشيخ المفيد ص 45: 8 – القول في الفرق بين الرسل والأنبياء عليهم السلام واتفقت الإمامية على أن كل رسول فهو نبي وليس كل نبي فهو رسول، وقد كان من أنبياء الله عز وجل حفظة لشرائع الرسل وخلفائهم في المقام، وإنما منع الشرع من تسمية أئمتنا بالنبوة دون أن يكون العقل مانعا من ذلك لحصولهم على المعنى الذي حصل لمن ذكرناه من الأنبياء عليهم السلام. 8-

The difference between the Prophets and the Messengers (as): The Imami (Shia) have consensus that every messenger is a prophet but not every prophet is a messenger, from the prophets of Allah are those who preserve/protect the religious laws passed down by the messengers, they are their successors in this matter. The religious law has only prohibited us from claiming prophet-hood for our Imams although the intellect does not prohibit this, because they(Imams) have acquired the qualities that we have mentioned for the prophets peace be upon them.

Source : Awail alMaqaalat, page 45

Allamah Baqir Majlisi states:

ولا نعرف جهة لعدم اتصافهم بالنبوة إلا رعاية جلالة خاتم الانبياء ، ولا يصل عقولنا إلى فرق بين بين النبوة والامامة ، وما دلت عليه الاخبار فقد عرفته ، والله تعالى يعلم حقائق أحوالهم صلوات الله عليهم أجمعين

To our knowledge there is no reason not to describe the Imams as Prophets except consideration to the status of the Final Prophet. Our intellect too, cannot perceive a distinction between Nabuwwah (prophethood) and Imamah.

Source: Bihar Al-Anwar, Volume 26, p.82

Author of Peshawar Nights:

Renowned Shia scholar, Sultan al-Wa‘izin Shirazi in his famous Shia book “Peshawar Nights” stated:   Ali attained the rank of prophethood can be proven by the reference to the Hadith of Manzila. (Peshawar Nights, page 247) [Scan page]

Praise be to Allah! What we have proven in our article, was not out of thin air, we find the statements of universally accepted, recognized and esteemed Shia Scholars, which backs up our view. And now we find that the same is even being affirmed by knowledgeable Shia researcher.

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