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Part2: Analysis of Ziyarat Ashura

In the last blog we gave some introductory points about this Ziyarat and the research.

Let us now discuss the Sanad of this Ziyarat.
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Part1: Analysis of Ziyarat Ashura

Ziyarat Ashura is one of the most popular texts among the Shias today, and it is presented as though it is very authentic and all the scholars accept it, even though this is far from the truth. Those who tried to prove its authenticity had to resort to a lot of “Dhann” (speculation).
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Part 2: 9 things given to Imam Ali (as)

9 things given to Imam Ali (as)

In part 1 we analyzed the authenticity of this narration based on it Sanad (Chain of narrators). Let us now analyze its Matn (content). This would be a good example to show how the narrations fabricated by exaggerators contradict the Aql and Quran.
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Part 1: 9 things given to Imam Ali (as)

9 things given to Imam Ali (as)

The following narration has been mentioned in Al Khisal of Sheikh Saduq (ra). This is another example of why we need to be cautious with simply picking up books of hadith, and basing our beliefs on random narrations we find in it.
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Deeds not accepted without Wilayat?

Deeds not accepted without Wilayat?

Here is the text of the Riwaayah narrated in Al-Kaafi with its Sanad:
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Is Fatima (as) Hujjat on the Imams?

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Is Fatima (as) Hujjat on the Imams?

There is a very popular narration attributed to Imam Hasan Askari (as), in which the Imam (as) is reported to have said:

نحن حجج اللَّه على خلقه وجدتنا فاطمة حجة اللَّه علينا

“We are the Hujjat of Allah (swt) on his creation, and our grandmother Fatima (as) is the Hujjat  of Allah (swt) upon us (the Imams).”
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