My Stance on Imam al-Kadhim (as)

Salam alaykum dear brothers and sisters, John Andaluso speaking here.

Many of you may have come across my book and posts discussing the Imamate of Ismail ibn Ja’far.

Given that I touch on the proofs of Ismail’s divine leadership & possible rebuttals against its opponents –

Some may have misinterpreted my writings as being dismissive of Imam Musa ibn Ja’far al-Kadhim (as) and the holy Imams (as) after him.

By Allah, that was never the intention. I am, and always have been, a Twelver Shi’i Muslim. A fervent believer in the holy line of Imamate from Ali (as) to Al-Hujja ibn Al-Hasan Al-Askari (as).

Rather, my singular goal is to re-examine the Shi’i tradition critically so to not leave a chance for our theological opponents to spark doubt against our Imams.

The evidence for Ismail is evident to me, but so is the case of Imam al-Kadhim (as).

If there is proof of Ismail’s Imamate, it does not mean Imam al-Kadhim’s Imamate is lacking. 

My request is for the blessed reader to be patient, as I fully lay out the case of Ismail and how Imam al-Kadhim fits into the picture.

May Allah bless you all


John Andaluso