12th Imam (a) (cont'd)



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- doubts within the Shi'i community in the beginning years of occultation
- occultation in the ahadith of earlier Imams
- difficulties faced by Shi'i scholars in the initial stages of the major occultation
- discussion of the longevity of the Imam; comparisions with Prophet 'Isa (a), and Dajjal
- discussion of the purpose and necessity of the Imam while he is in occultation
- titles of the Imam; al-qaim, mahdi al-anam, al-hujja, sahib al-amr/sahib al-zaman, and baqiyatullah

Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA
6th November, 2001
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