Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq (a)

Shi'a Islam: Class 10
MP3 Format;
First couple of minutes are spent at blackboard;
- introduction to and early life of Imam Ja'far
- his influence on non-Shi'a madhhahib
- rival claims to the Imamate; Muhammad b. al-Hanafiya, Zayd, and Muhammadal-nafs al-Zakiya
- transition of power from the Umayyad to the Abbasid dynasties, and the claims of the Abbasid caliphs
- development of Shi'i theology by the Imam; principle of nass, and thetransition of knowledge from the Prophet to the Imams