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Who are the Twelvers?

The Twelvers is a branch of Shi’a Islam whose followers believe that there were twelve imams after the death of Muhammad. The 12th imam, however, has been kept alive by God and is hidden somewhere on Earth. Shi’a Muslims believe the 12th imam will one day make himself known and bring equality to all.

What is the full name of Imam?

Abū al-Ḥusayn ‘Asākir ad-Dīn Muslim ibn al-Ḥajjāj ibn Muslim ibn Ward ibn Kawshādh al-Qushayrī an-Naysābūrī (Arabic: أبو الحسين عساكر الدين مسلم بن الحجاج بن مسلم بن وَرْد بن كوشاذ القشيري النيسابوري‎; after 815 – May 875 CE / 206 – 261 AH) or Muslim Nayshāpūrī (Persian: مسلم نیشاپوری‎), commonly known as Imam Muslim.

Who were Hassan and Hussein?

According to the Shi’a, Husayn was the third Imam for a period of ten years after the death of his brother Hasan in 669 AD. All of this time except the last six months coincided with the caliphate of Mu’awiya.

Do Sunnis believe in 12 Imams?

Sunni Muslims. The Sunni Muslims do not place any human being, including the Twelve Shiite Imams, on a level equal to or even close to the prophets. The Sunni view is that nowhere in the Koran is it mentioned that the twelve Shiite Imams are divinely ordained to lead Muslims after the death of Muhammad.

Who martyred Imam Hussain?

Shimr Ibn Thil-Jawshan
[6] As a consequence, Husayn was killed and beheaded in the Battle of Karbala in 680 (61AH) by Shimr Ibn Thil-Jawshan. [7] The anniversary of his Shahid (martyrdom) is called Ashura (tenth day of Muharram) and is a day of mourning for Shia Muslims.

Who was the first of the Twelve Imams?

According to Twelvers, there is at all times an Imam of the era who is the divinely appointed authority on all matters of faith and law in the Muslim community. Ali was the first of the Twelve Imams, and, in the Twelvers view, the rightful successor to Muhammad, followed by male descendants of Muhammad through his daughter Fatimah.

Who are the Imams of the House of Muhammad?

1 al-Mahdīy ( ٱلْمَهْدِيّ) ( The Guided) 2 al-Qāʾim ( ٱلْقَائِم) ( The Riser) 3 al-Ghāʾib ( ٱلْغَائِب) ( The Hidden) 4 Baqīyat Allah ( بَقِيَّة ٱللَّٰه) ( Remainder of Allah’s) 5 al-Ḥujjah ʾĀl Muḥammad ( ٱلْحُجَّة مِن آل مُحَمَّد) ( The Proof of the House of Muhammad)

Who are the most important people in Islam?

They are seen as divinely guided leaders and are the holiest people in Islam Religion. They are known as Ahlulbayt meaning the people of the household and the first five of the twelve imams are particularly significant, and they are Prophet Muhammad, Imam Ali, Fatima al-Zahra, Imam Hassan, and Imam Husayn.

How did the Twelve Imams of Shia Islam die?

The Shiites believe that none of the twelve died a natural death. They were either assassinated or poisoned for being a legal threat to the rule of the caliphate. Down the history line, the Shiites fought for recognition, and acceptance by their fellow Muslims.