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RLG204H5 Study Guide - The Twelve Imams, Sunni Islam, Marriage

4 pages170 viewsWinter 2011

Department
Religion
Course Code
RLG204H5
Professor
Alireza Haghighi

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Sunnism
Commonalities
Shi!aism
Theology
Asharites
Believe in true caliph,
Abu Bakr
Allah!s unity and mission
of Muhammad
Conform under the rule
of One God
Mutazalies
Adds at the end of the
shahada that “and Ali is
the friend of Allah
True Caliph - Ali ibn-Talib
Leadership
No centralized authority
Religious authority is
rooted in community
through Ijma
Against centralized rule
Resides in the prophet,
the twelve Imams and
Ulama
Imamate
Ali, Fatima and prophet!s
grandsons
See shirk only as those
who worship someone
other than Allah
Twelve imams are not
created from dust but
columms of divine light
Imams are like the
prophet in that they are
able to create miracles
They are infalliable,
protected by Allah from sin
and error
Denying of the Imams is
Shirk
Family Law
Recognizes third
marriage: temporary
marriage (mutah)
Children who are born
from Mutah marriage are
legitimate
More restrictions on
men!s privileges to divorce
their wives
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