Shiism: Imamate and Wilayat

Origin of Shi'ism, self-censorship in Muslim history, Ghadir Khumm and the Orientalists, appointment of Imam 'Ali (a) explicit or implicit?, concept of Ahlul Bayt, Wilayat, and the knowledge of the Ahlul Bayt (a).

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  1. Preface
  2. Origin of Shí'ism: Political or Religious?
  3. Self-Censorship in Muslim History A case study of Da'wat dhu 'l-'Ashira
  4. Ghadir Khumm and the Orientalists
  5. Appointment of 'Ali: Explicit or Implicit?
  6. The Concept of Ahlul Bayt: Tribal or Islamic?
  7. Wilayat and Its Scope
  8. Knowledge of the Ahlul Bayt
  9. Conclusion
  10. Bibliography