What did the Prophet Leave Behind?

July 7, 2017 admin 0

If one were to ask Shias what Prophet – peace be upon him – left behind after he passed away, they would most likely say, “Ahlulbayt.” They believe that Ali is someone that is divinely […]


Ali protects Uthman

July 4, 2017 admin 0

The actions of Ali bin Abi Talib during the caliphate of Uthman are clear evidences that he was not one that believed that he was divinely appointed. During the last few months of Uthman, his […]


Ali Legitimizes Fallible Imams

June 28, 2017 admin 0

We find in a couple of places in Nahjul Balagha quotes that legitimize the rule of fallible caliphs. In Saying #73, we find Ali giving advice to those that would one day assume power, “Whoever […]


Ali did not want the Caliphate

June 16, 2017 admin 1

To completely understand the problems of Ali’s alleged divine appointing; we need to first understand how he dealt with the political changes of his time.  His contradicting reactions show that he was only a pious […]


Ali refutes his Imamate

June 1, 2017 admin 0

In the fascinating Sermon #65 in Nahjul Balagha, we find Ali bin Abi Talib discussing the events of Saqeefah with the Muslims after the passing of the Prophet – peace be upon him – . […]


Definition of Ahlulbayt

May 25, 2017 admin 1

“I have left among you the book of Allah and my Ahlulbayt.” Shias like to argue that Ahlulbayt are limited to the fourteen infallibles. Even though there are no evidences that the term should be […]


Ahlulbayt are Never Hidden

May 19, 2017 admin 0

We often find in various sermons in Nahjul Balagha an emphasis on holding onto and taking knowledge from Ahlulbayt. However, we find that these statements, when examined carefully, contradict elements of Shia ideology. One such […]


Ali and Al-Ash’ath bin Qais

March 15, 2017 admin 0

It is a common misconception by Shias that the Imams were perfect judges of character. We find in Nahjul Balagha (#244) itself, in Ali bin Abi Talib’s letter to Al-Ash’ath bin Qais, evidence that he […]