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What does the Quran say about imams?
Following verse 2:124 of Quran, Shia believe that Imamah is something that is given by Allah and must be appointed by Him. The earth never can be without a true Imam. The relation between Imams is spiritual, carrying the Muhammadan Light from one Imam to the other.
Why is the imam important in Shia Islam?
Shi’a Muslims believe that imams protect the religion and help to guide Muslims along the right path. Today, Shi’a Muslim communities are led by imams, who are seen as having been chosen by God. Shi’a Muslims believe that imams are exemplary individuals who obey all teachings and follow Shari’ah law .
Do Shias believe the imams are infallible?
Shi’a Muslims believe that imams are inspired by God, are without sin and are infallible, which means that they can interpret the teachings of the Qur’an without making any errors. Today, Shi’a Muslim communities are led by imams, who are seen as having been chosen by God.
Is there a difference between Shia and Sunni Quran?
They also both share the holy book of the Quran. The primary difference in practice comes in that Sunni Muslims mainly rely on the Sunnah, a record of the teachings and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad to guide their actions while the Shiites more heavily on their ayatollahs, whom they see as a sign of God on earth.
How many imam are there in Islam?
According to the theology of Twelvers, the Twelve Imams are exemplary human individuals who not only rule over the community with justice, but also are able to keep and interpret sharia and the esoteric meaning of the Quran.
How is the imam chosen?
Imams are appointed by the state to work at mosques and they are required to be graduates of an İmam Hatip high school or have a university degree in Theology.
Do Shias worship imams?
Today, Sunnis comprise about 80-90 percent of the global Muslim population. On the other hand, Shias relied on Imams as their spiritual leaders, whom they believed to be divinely appointed leaders from among the prophet’s family. Shia Muslims continue to maintain that the prophet’s family are the sole genuine leaders.