The Shia Version of Hadith Al-Ghadir

The only authentic version of Hadith Al-Ghadir in Shia sources can be found in Al-Kafi 1/173-174. Al-Majlisi in Mira’aat Al-Uqool grades it as a good hadith. The Narration Al-Kulayni says: Ali bin Ibrahim, from his father, from Ibn Abi Umayr, from Omar bin Uthaina, from Zurarah,...
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Al-Amini’s Response to the Sunni View

Previously, in our meaning of mawla article, we have provided the Sunni interpretations of the correct definition of the term. In this brief article, we will be taking a look at Al-Amini’s responses to the two Sunni interpretations. Al-Amini’s Response to Mawla Meaning...
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Did Sunni Scholars Agree with the Shia Interpretation?

Background On pages 679-690, Al-Amini provides a list of scholars and statements by them that affirm the Shia understanding that the meaning of Hadith Al-Ghadir is an appointment of Ali. The names include, Ibn Zulaaq, Al-Wahidi, Al-Ghazali, Sibt Ibn Al-Jawzi, Al-Kanji,...
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Eid Al Ghadir

The following article sheds light and provides a background on Eid Al Ghadir and the permissibility of observing the day as an Eid. The following issues will be discussed below:   What is Eid Al Ghadir? When is Eid Al Ghadir? When was it first celebrated? Have Sunnis Ever...
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Al-Amini’s Evidences for the Shia Understanding

Background According to the view of Al-Amini, the meaning of the term mawla means “one who has more of a right.” Al-Amini suggests that “one who has more of a right” is evidence of the appointment of Ali as a successor, since that would imply that Ali is more rightful of the...
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Wording of Hadith Al-Ghadir

After studying the chains of Hadith Al-Ghadir, we can finally come to a conclusion in regards to the correct wording of the hadith. Below, we will be collecting the most authentic traditions first, as per our study, before examining the wordings. The Most Authentic Traditions 1-...
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Top Culprits of the Ghadir Narration

Skeptical Shias that read through our articles will find that the majority of the Ghadir narrations are weak according to hadith standards. Some many come to the incorrect conclusion that this is due to Sunni biases. Al-Amini’s list includes 110 Companions for the...
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Female Narrators

Asma’ bint Umais: No chain Is provided for the hadith of Asma’ bint Umais. A’isha bint Abi Bakr: The narration of A’isha solely comes through the path of Ibn Uqda who narrates it with a chain that includes Al-Sari bin Isma’eel. Al-Sari was accused of lying by Yahya Al-Qattan. He...
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Al-Kuna

Abu Umama Suday bin Ajlan Al-Bahili: The narration of Abi Umama is quoted solely by Ibn Uqda. It comes through a disconnected chain and it very problematic due to the inclusion of Ali bin Yazeed who has been weakened by many scholars including Ahmad, Yahya, Ya’qoub bin Shaybah,...
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Yaa’

Ya’la bin Murra: The narration of Ya’la bin Murra comes through one chain which comes through the path of his grandson Omar bin Abdullah bin Ya’la bin Murra who has been weakened by Ahmad, Yahya, Abu Hatim, Al-Nasa’ee, Abu Zur’ah, Al-Bukhari, Al-Daraqutni, Al-Saji, and Al-Uqaili....
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