Thursday, October 8, 2009

Imami Shia Scholar Says 75-80% Of Imam Jafar's (as) Student were Sunni

Whenever I ask a 12r Shia to give me an estimate of how many shias existed during the time of the 11 imams, they are unable to give an answer. The above clip says majority of Imam Jafar's (as) students were Sunni. Now for the remaning percentage I am are not sure what type of shias were the Imam's students. For example Abbad bin Yaqub ar-Rawajini was a shia of Imam Jafar as Sadiq (as) but we can't say he was an Imami shia. This shia had a narration through Imam Jafar as Sadiq (as) which declared Muta to be haraam. Jabir bin Hayan (ra) is another student, but both sunnis and shias claim that he belonged to their school. Then again there are some shias who you can say are Imami shias. These shias would be Zurara bin Ayan and Hisham ibn Hakam. As for the rest, I am not who are actually 12r Shias or who are not. Below is another clip where a 12r Shia Scholar states that Imam Jafar (as) was not even able to find 17 Shias who would support his Imamate.

Again, when I write my blog many shias get offended, and tell me to remove a lot of material which they believe is untrue. The purpose of a blog is to be able to express my views freely. If any shia objects my blog then feel free to comment on them. This way you can let the public decide who is correct and who is spreading false information.

As for the Imam Jafar as Sadiq's (as) Imamate there was a population in Iraq who wanted him to become the calipah of the Ummah. However, Imam Jafar as Sadiq (as) saw how these people of Kufa betrayed so many Aalids in the past, so he never made any claims for Imamate.

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