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Imamate (The Vicegerency Of The Prophet (s.a.)


Title: Imamate (the vicegerency of the prophet)

Author(s): Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

Publisher(s): World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS)

Category: Prophethood amp; Imamate

Topic Tags: Imamate Infallibility Shura Miscellaneous information:nbsp;ISBN-10: 1494428172

ISBN-13: 978-1494428174

Congress Classification: BP223/ر6 الف 9 1364

Dewey Classification: 297 /45

National bibliography numbers: م 78-16393

Featured Category: Introducing the Ahlul Bayt Resources for Further Research


سرشناسه : رضوی، سعیداختر

Rizvi, Saeed Akhtar

عنوان و نام پدیدآور : Imamate (The vicegerency of the prophet (s.a.)/ by Saeed Akhtar Redhewi; annotated by Muhammad Redhewi

وضعیت ویراست : [ویرایش ]2

مشخصات نشر : Tehran: Ansariyan Publications, 1375 = 1416 = 1996.

مشخصات ظاهری : ص 117

شابک : 9644381025

وضعیت فهرست نویسی : فهرستنویسی قبلی

یادداشت : انگلیسی - عربی

یادداشت : فهرستنویسی براساس اطلاعات فیپا.

یادداشت : چاپ دوم: 1378

یادداشت : کتابنامه: ص. 102 - 97؛ همچنین به صورت زیرنویس

عنوان دیگر : Imamate (The vicegerency of the prophet)

موضوع : امامت

رده بندی کنگره : BP223/ر6 الف 9 1375

رده بندی دیویی : 297 /45

شماره کتابشناسی ملی : م 78-13268


Meaning of Imamate and Khilafah, as well as Shi'i and Sunni views on topics such as necessity of Imamate, infallibility, and Shura.

Part 1: General Meaning

1. Meaning of Imamate and Khilafah

Al-Imamah literally means 'to lead '; al-imam means 'the leader'. In Islamic terminology al-imamah (Imamate) means 'universal authority in all religious and secular affairs, in succession to the Prophet'(1). al-Imam means 'the man who, in succession to the Prophet, has the right to the absolute command of the Muslims in all religious and secular affairs '.

The word 'man' signifies that a female cannot be an Imam. 'Absolute command' excludes those who lead in the prayers: they are also called 'Imam of the prayers', but they do not have absolute authority. 'In succession to the Prophet ' denotes the difference between a prophet and an Imam. The Imam enjoys this authority not directly, but as the successor of the Prophet.

The word Al-Khilafah means 'to succeed' and al-khalifah means 'the successor'. In Islamic terminology al-khilafah and al-khalifah practically signify the same meanings as al-ima'mah and al-ima'm repectively.

Al-Wisayah means ' the executorship of the will', and al-wasiyy means 'the executor of the will'. Their significance in Muslims' writings is the same as that of al-khilafah (caliphate) and al-khalifah (caliph).

It is interesting to note that many previous prophets were also the caliphs of

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1- al-'Allamah al-Hilli: al-Babu 'l-hadi 'ashar, Eng. tr. W. M. Miller, p. 62; Mughniyyah: Falsafat Islamiyyah, p. 392.
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