What is Imamate?

In this lesson, we will focus on the what is Imamate in the Shi'a tradition. We will be exploring and investigating what Imamate is with reference to the 5 Roots of Usul ad-Din in Shi'a Islam and then consider what evidence from the Quran and Hadith is used by the Shi'a tradition to emphasis the significance and importance of the 12 Imams being the successors of authority after the death of the Prophet Muhammad. Any reference to verses from the Qur'an mentioned or included within this lesson are sourced from 'Corpus Quran' using the Sahih International translation.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.How many Imams are there in Shi'a tradition?

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Q2.What does the term Sunnah mean?

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Q3.Who do Shi'a believe should have been the successor to the Prophet Muhammad?

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Q4.What does the term Jahiliyah mean?

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Q5.Who do Sunni Muslims believe was the first Caliph of Islam after the death of the Prophet

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.How many Imams are there in Shi'a tradition?

1/5

Q2.What does the term Sunnah mean?

2/5

Q3.Who do Shi'a believe should have been the successor to the Prophet Muhammad?

3/5

Q4.What does the term Jahiliyah mean?

4/5

Q5.Who do Sunni Muslims believe was the first Caliph of Islam after the death of the Prophet

5/5

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What is Imamate

If your brain hurts I'm glad! You've just completed a really deep theological lesson so a big well done! It is not an easy lesson so really well done for getting this far! Now it is time to shine! Let's see how much you can remember from your work today. This quiz will have 5 questions that will recap the most important concepts of your learning. The most important thing is that you try! The questions will give you feedback if you get the question wrong.

Q1.How many roots are there in Usul ad-Din?

1/5

Q2.Imamate is what root in Usul ad-Din?

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Q3.Who was the 6th Imam?

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Q4.What does Imamate mean?

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Q5.What is the name of the Hadith which signifies Prophet Muhammad showing the importance and significance of those from his household?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What is Imamate

If your brain hurts I'm glad! You've just completed a really deep theological lesson so a big well done! It is not an easy lesson so really well done for getting this far! Now it is time to shine! Let's see how much you can remember from your work today. This quiz will have 5 questions that will recap the most important concepts of your learning. The most important thing is that you try! The questions will give you feedback if you get the question wrong.

Q1.How many roots are there in Usul ad-Din?

1/5

Q2.Imamate is what root in Usul ad-Din?

2/5

Q3.Who was the 6th Imam?

3/5

Q4.What does Imamate mean?

4/5

Q5.What is the name of the Hadith which signifies Prophet Muhammad showing the importance and significance of those from his household?

5/5

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