An evaluation of the requirements of the receiver of Mutawātir reports among Shi’ite Imamate
Mohd Azri, Mohd Nasaruddin
Kamaluddin Nurdin, Marjuni
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This article tends to evaluate the validity of the requirements of a receiverin mutawātir reports among the Shi’ite Imamate that has been used as an answer to the lack of any report regarding the Imamate. The evaluation is done by analyzing the logic behind the methods scientifically. The main hadīth on the Imamate, the hadīth of the two weighty things, is also being evaluated with regards to its degree of tawātur by using the terms of an authentic hadīth among the Shi’ite themselves. The results indicated that their methods are not scientifically valid and applicable in determining mutawātir reports, as they are contradicting each other. The result also suggests that the hadith of the two weighty things is not a mutawātir report among them, nor it is a valid narration from the Prophet (peace be upon him).