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Encyclopedia > The Fourteen Infallibles

According to Twelver Shia Islam The Fourteen Infallibles (Ma'asumin - معصومين) are Historical figures that commited no sins and never made a mistake. The Shia believe that the prophet Muhammad, his daughter Fatima Zahra and the 12 Shia Imams are infallible. Twelvers ( Ithnāˤashariyya) are Shiˤa Muslims who believe there were twelve Imāms. ... Shiʻa Islam (Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite) makes up the second largest sect of believers in Islam, constituting about 30%–35% of all Muslim. ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... Ismah is the concept of infallibility in Islam. ... History studies the past in human terms. ... In religion, a prophet is a person who has directly encountered God, of whose intentions he can then speak as if he were a formal representative of God. ... For other persons named Muhammad, see Muhammad (name). ... This article is about Muhammads daughter. ... Sects Within Shiism there are various sects that differ over the number of Imams, or path of succession. ...

The list

  1. The founder of Islam - the Prophet Muhammad
  2. The daughter of Muhammad, wife of the first Shia Imam - Fatima bint Muhammad
  3. The first Shia Imam - Ali ibn Abu Taleb
  4. The second Shia Imam - Hasan ibn Ali, eldest son of Ali, the first Imam and Fatima.
  5. The third Shia Imam - Hussein ibn Ali, second son of Ali and Fatima
  6. The fourth Shia Imam - Ali ibn Hussein, eldest son of Hussein, the third Shia Imam.
  7. The fifth Shia Imam - Muhammad al-Baqir, eldest son of Ali, the fourth Shia Imam.
  8. The sixth Shia Imam - Jafar al-Sadiq, eldest son of Muhammad, the fifth Shia Imam.
  9. The seventh Shia Imam - Musa al-Kazim, second son of Jafar, the sixth Shia Imam.
  10. The eighth Shia Imam - Ali al-Rida, eldest son of Jafar, the seventh Shia Imam.
  11. The ninth Shia Imam - Muhammad al-Taqi, eldest son of Ali, the eighth Shia Imam.
  12. The tenth Shia Imam - Ali al-Hadi, eldest son of Muhammad, the ninth Shia Imam.
  13. The eleventh Shia Imam - Hasan al-Askari, eldest son of Ali, the tenth Shia Imam.
  14. The twelfth and (currently) hidden Shia Imam - Muhammad al-Mahdi, eldest and only son to Hasan, the eleventh Shia Imam.

Al-Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib ()‎ (c. ... Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abu Talib (c. ... ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Muhammad al-Baqir Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (676 - January 31, 743) was the fifth Shia Imam. ... ... Imam Musa al Kazim (November 10, 745 - September 4, 799) was the seventh Shia Imam (he is not accepted by the Ismailis as the seventh Imam). ... Imām ˤAlī ibn-Mūsā ar-Riđā (Arabic: علي بن موسى الرضا) (January 1, 766 - May 26, 818) was the eighth Shīˤa Imām. ... Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (Arabic: امام محمد التقي)(April 12, 811 - November 27, 835) was the ninth Shia Imam in the Ithna Ashari (Twelver) tradition. ... Imam Ali al-Hadi (September 8, 828 _ July 1, 868) was the tenth Shia Imam. ... Hasan al-Askari (Arabic: الإمام الحسن بن علي العسكري) (December 6, 846 – January 1, 874), was the eleventh Shia Imam. ... Mohammad al-Mahdī () (or Muhammad ibn Hasan ibn Ali) is, according to Twelver Shias, the twelfth Imam and the Mahdi, a figure considered by both Sunnis and Shias to be the ultimate saviour of mankind. ...

See Also

Ahl al-Bayt (Arabic: ‎) is a phrase meaning People of the House, or family. ... Sects Within Shiism there are various sects that differ over the number of Imams, or path of succession. ...


  • A list of the 14 Infallibles with dates of birth and death



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