Shi'ism, The Natural Product Of Islam*

 By

Shaheed Aytullah Al-Uzma Sayyid Muhammad Baker Sadr


Introduction

The Grear Author

Shi'ism, the Natural Product of Islam

How Shi'ism Became Manifest?

The First Assumption

The Second Assumption

The Third Assumption

How Shi'a into Existence?

In the Name of Allah the Most Compassionate and Merciful

INTRODUCTION

This booklet presently in your hands is

a translation of ( Al-Tashayyo Wa-Al Islam ), a work off a great contemporary thinker ( Ayatullah -el-Uzma saiyed Muhammad Baker Sadr )

Should you find any lapse by way of misrepresentation or misinterpretation of any particular point in this booklet, the fault shall be exclusively the translator's, who, in turn, implores the favour of its being overlooked. Needless to say that extraction or abridgement of a book, which is highly logical and profound in thought and content is by no means an ordinary task. It may be added that the concluding chapter of the book under the sub - title «A point before the conclusion" has been omitted in this book.

 

THE GREAT AUTHOR

The author is a leading contemporary Shia divine, who has an original approach and viewpoint in almost all aspect, of Islamic sciences. He is not a common man to have attained an eminent position of scholarship as a result of untiring efforts and activity alone. It is so because, considering his young age, it seems incredible that he should have acquired so deep and wide a knowledge of various branches of learning to the extent that he is in a comfortable position to be hailed as a forerunner. Obviously we are obliged to consider him an extraordinary genius among the intellectual elite of all times. There is a fair number of people who hold this opinion for him. Dear reader, if you are gifted with reading any one of his works, you will certainly contribute to the aforesaid opinion.

Here is a list of some of his works:

1. Falsefatona

2. Al- Bank- ul - laRebawi fill Islam

3. Iqtesadona

4. Bohooson fi Sharh- el- Orwat- et- Wosqa

5. Al- Osas- ul- Manteqiyya fit- Isteqraa

6. Al- Ma'alem- ul- Jadeeda fil- Usool

These works, as is evident from their titles, are in Arabic, though, of course, the books numbered I, 2 and 3 have been translated into Persian and Urdu and have since been published Their English translations too, might have been published or might be printed shortly.


* Based on the Translation by Maktab e- Qorán, India

(1) Sharh- Nahj- ul- Balagha by Ibn- e- abil Hadeed Vol I, p. 127

(2) Sharh- Nahj-ul- Balatgha by Ibn- e- abil Hadeetl; Vol. 1. p. 54.

(3) Musnad Ahmad Hanal Vol. 1. p. 300

: Saheeh Muslim Vol. I I The last

Testament by the Prophet, Saheeh Bukhari Vol 1. Ketab- us- Solh.

(4) Tareekh Yaqoobi Vol. 11. P. 128.

(S) Saheeh Muslim Vol. IV, P. 38.

(6) Saheeh Bukahari Vol. 111. Chapter: The Prophet's Malady; Saheeh Muslim

Vol. V

(7) Sha´a is a word of the Arabic language which means follower' ally.

And friend. Since this group was the friend.

The ally and the follower of Hazrat Ali (a) in accordance with the Prophet's order, was called Shi'a. because the Holy prophet had made Hazrat Ali (a) his successor and the leader of the Muslims to had ordered follow him and remain his allies and friends.