After the demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Muslims were divided regarding whom they should follow as their political and religious leader. The Sunnis followed the Prophet’s companions whilst the Shias followed the 12 Holy Imams chosen by God. The Shia Imams were from the lineage of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from his only surviving daughter, Lady Fatimah (SA). Successive Shia Imams lived amongst the Muslims for generations and guided them to the true Islamic teachings of the Prophet. All of the Shia Imams were respected by the Muslims for their spirituality, divine knowledge, and being the progeny of the Prophet. The Imams were a symbol of resistance against the injustice and oppression of the Umayyads and the Abbasids. As a result, the Imams endured many calamities and hardships. They were harassed, imprisoned, and martyred by the Umayyad and the Abbasid caliphs. This book reviews the lives of these 12 Holy Imams and provides an overview of their religious, social, and political achievements. Please visit author's website at www.12shiaimams.com to find more about the Shia Imams including his videos.
Today, Islam is a worldwide religion with more than a billion followers. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) went through many hardships in spreading God’s word and establishing Islam to the religion it is today. Among those who supported Prophet Muhammad in his mission, there is one outstanding character who has been overlooked in history. This character is none other than Abu-Talib, the Prophet’s beloved uncle who raised, protected, and supported the Prophet at every step of the way. Without Abu-Talib’s contributions, the Prophet’s life and mission would have been greatly endangered. Muslims are indebted to Abu-Talib for 42 years of continuous support and protection of the Prophet. This book covers the significance of Abu-Talib’s role in supporting and protecting the life and mission of the Prophet and also responds to the rumors intended to damage his holy character. Please visit our website at 12shiaimams.com to find more about the Islamic history including our videos.