Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 3 years ago

Thank you for your question. I think that this is a misconception as all of the beauty and greatness of the Imams (as) is derived and inherited from the Prophet (saw) and so when the Shia praise the Imams (as) that is not separate from their appreciation of the Prophet (saw). From a theological perspective, the Shia need to discuss the qualities of the Imams to understand how they are rightful inheritors of the Prophet (saw) and for this reason, they spend time trying to understand those qualities.

May you always be successful.