Imam Ja'far As-Sadiq (a) Part II



Shi'a Islam: Class 11
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- importance of the cultivation of knowledge during the time of the 6th Imam
- what constitutes the knowledge of the Imams?
inner knowledge: inherited books, supreme name of God (al-ism al-a'zam), ta'wil - esoteric interpretation of the Qur'an
outer knowledge: transmission of hadith, development of fiqh and kalam, appointment of mufti,
occult knowledge: alchemy, science of the letters,
- doctrine of taqiya
- introduction to the life of Imam Musa al-Kazim, and the many claims to the Imamate after the death of his father Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq

Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA
16th October, 2001
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