Imam Muhammad al-Jawad al-Taqi (a) and Imam 'Ali al-Hadi (a)

Shi'a Islam: Class 14
MP3 Format;
- anticipation of occultation of the 12th Imam during the periods of the 9th, 10th and 11th Imams
- historical background during the times of 9th and 10th Imams, and the rise of Buwayhid and Hamdani dynasties
- early life of Imam Muhammad al-Taqi, and his attainment of Imamate at a very young age
- the institution of wikala (name representatives of the Imam)
- the early death of the 9th Imam at the hands of the Abbasid caliph
- early life history of Imam 'Ali al-Hadi
- the rise of the mu'tazili school of theology
- the forced migration to Samarra by the Imam under the orders of the caliph Mutawakkil, and the subsequent death of the 10th Imam
- written works and miracles of the Imam
- the city of Samarra, and its place in sacred Shi'i geography