An effort to understand the Imams of Twelver Shi’ism

 - How did the Imams spend khums money?

- Why do the Shi’a call themselves slaves of the Imam?

- Cryptic names of the Imams

- Cryptic names of the Imams’ enemies

- Proof our Imams did taqiyya from non-Shi’i sources

- Al-Abbas ibn Ali from the words of our Imams

- Imam Hasan & Husayn praying behind Marwan

* Shi’i sources discussion

* Sunni sources discussion

- Imam al-Sadiq’s marriage alliance with Umayyads & Abbasids

- Our Imams’ activities in Morocco

- When did Abu Bakr’s enmity towards Imam Ali begin?

- Imam al-Sadiq speaking about Banu al-Hasan

- Will the Mahdi die and return to dunya (Raj’a)?

- When did the Ghayba of our Imams truly end?

Ismail ibn Ja’far, from Twelver ahadith:

Part 1 (Childhood and early life)

Part 2 (A Disobedient Son?)

Part 3 (The Faqih of Ahlulbayt)

Part 4 (Al-Mufaddal ibn Umar and Radicalization of Ismail)

Part 5 (Eldest son is the Imam?)

Part 6 (Rebels and the Accusations of Heresy)

Part 7 (Leadup to the Badaa’)

Part 8 (The Great Badaa’)