Abdallah b. Saba – Man or Myth?

Introduction Whether a man called Abdallah b. Saba existed historically or not has become a fraught question in light of the latter’s relevance in polemics against the Shia. After all, it is this supposed former Jew from Yemen who stands accused of single handedly causing an irreparable schism among early Muslims by originating the heretical … Continue reading Abdallah b. Saba – Man or Myth?

Sayyid Sīstānī on Why Shīʿa Ḥadīth Contradict (Pt. I)

Introduction The presence of contradictions between Ḥadīth (reports) attributed to the Imams within the Shīʿa corpus is an undeniable problem. One that requires explanation. This is especially so because the problem has a long back-history of being weaponised by detractors seeking to expose the inconsistency between it and the theological doctrine of the inerrancy of … Continue reading Sayyid Sīstānī on Why Shīʿa Ḥadīth Contradict (Pt. I)