Imam Hasan al-'Askari (a) and the birth of his son, the 12th Imam (a)



Shi'a Islam: Class 15
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- the increase in persecution of Shi'as during the period of the 9th, 10th and 11th Imams
- life history of the 11th Imam, and the importance of the institution of wikala (name representatives of the Imam) during his time
- written works of the Imam
- the death of the Imam, and the widespread confusion that resulted among the Shi'i community
- did the 11th Imam have a son? proof of the existence of the 12th Imam in ahadith of the Prophet and earlier Imams
- birth of the 12th Imam and the miracles associated with it
- the numerous groups that arose among the Shi'as at the death of the 11th Imam

Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA
30th October, 2001
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