Manichaeism

Manichaeism is a former major religion founded in the 3rd century AD by the Parthian prophet Mani (AD 216–274), in the Sasanian Empire. Manichaeism teaches an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. Through an ongoing process that takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Mani was never a Prophet because he claimed two gods; light and darkness. Such claim is against the teachings of Islam and all the prophets. Mani was a Christian who mixed with the Majoos (Zoroastrian) and took from them. He claimed to follow Prophet Easa ( Jesus) but did not believe in the Prophet Muses (AS). Similarity in some teachings has reasons but main faith of Islam and all the Prophets is Tawheed (Monotheism). This is the most important faith in Islam and it can not be compared with acts like Wudhu or bowing down etc.

Manichaeism was existing during the Abbasid government and their books were translated to Arabic by some enemies of Islam like Ibn Al-Moqaffa'. Ahlul Bayt (AS) refuted their claims as they refuted the claims of different un-Islamic groups of that time.

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