Zaidi Creed Part 3: Imamate in Zaydism

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7. Imamate

7A: Concerning the Imamate of Imam „Ali, peace be upon him

If it is said: Who was the leader (imām) after the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny, and the first successor for the community without interruption (bilā faŝl)?

Say: The Commander of the Believers (Amīr al-Muminīn) and the Most Excellent of Executors (Sayyid al-Waŝŝi’īn), „Ali bin Abi Tālib.

If it is said: This is a claim. What is your evidence?

Say: The Book, the Sunnah, and the consensus of the Descendants [of the Prophet] (al-‘itra).

Regarding the Book: The Exalted says: {Verily your only Guardian is Allah, His Messenger, and those who believe–those who establish the prayer and pay the alms (Zakāt) while bowing.} (Q. 5:55). No one paid the alms while in the state of bowing, other…

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