He was the twelfth Imaam in the Shiah Imamate. His father al-Hasan al-Askaree was the eleventh. Al-Haadee was the tenth. Al-Jawwaad was the ninth. Alee Ar-Ridaa was the eighth. Moosa al-Kaadhim was the seventh. Ja’far as-Saadiq was the sixth. Muhammad al-Baaqir was the fifth. Zaynul-Aabideen was the fourth. Alee bn al-Husayn was the third. Al-Husayn bn Alee was the second. Alee bn Abee Taalib was the first. That was how the arrowheads of the Shia Aqeedah of The Twelvers gave the roles to those personalities while the latter were free from them.
These twelve imams, according to them, were infallible, in other words, they could not commit errors.
You will wonder where was al-Hasan, the son of Alee. He was rejected for abdicating to Mu’aawiyah bn Abee Sufyaan.
Muhammad bn al-Hasan al-Askaree – the twelfth Imaam – was the tip of the pyramid, and the one which many secrets were associated. He was the Last Proof and Owner of the Time. He is holed up in a cellar at Samara. He is living and will never die until he shall appear to bring justice back to the land after it has been corrupted. The foolish Twelvers – the Imamate – are still awaiting his appearance! We seek refuge in Allaah from ignorance and whims.
Al-Imaam Adh-Dhahabee said: ‘We love Alee bn Abee Taalib, alongside the Rightly Guided Khulafaa – whom Allaah had certified Jannah for. We love him so dearly but not to the extent of saying he is infallible, we do not say Aboo Bakr As-Siddeeq too is infallible. And his two sons – al-Hasan and al-Husayn, the grandsons of the Messenger of Allaah, the chiefs of the youths of Jannah, if they were appointed as the leaders of the Muslims they were capable. Zaynul-Aabideen, he was of a great status, from the chiefs of scholars who act (with knowledge), he was capable of leadership…so also was his son Aboo Ja’far al-Baaqir, he was a chief, Imaam, jurist, and capable of leadership. So also was his son, Ja’far as-Saadiq, he was of high status, one of the leaders of knowledge…so also was his son, Moosa…and his son, Alee bn Moosa Ar-Ridaa…and Muhammad al-Jawwaad though the latter could not attain the status of his grandfathers in knowledge…so also was al-Haadee and al-Hasan bn alee al-Askaree…’
‘As for Muhammad bn al-Hasan, Aboo Muhammad bn Hazm recorded that al-Hasan died without any child after him. He also said: the majority of the Raafidah said al-Hasan had a son whom he hid from the people. They said: the son was given birth to after his death by a slave whose name was given as Nar’jis or Sausan…so they claimed this Muhammad entered a tunnel in the house of his father while his mother was awaiting his appearance yet he would not come out…’
‘We seek refuge in Allaah from loss of intellect, let assume it happened as they claimed, who was the witness? Who are we going trust regarding his being alive? Who made a verdict that he (and other person) was infallible? And that he (and others) knew the unseen? This is clear madness!’
Among the trustworthy historians of Islam who said al-Hasan al-Askaree had no issue before death were Muhammad bn Jareer at-Tabaree and Yahyaa bn Saa’id.
[Note that the personalities the Imamate picked as their Imams with whom they associated a lot of lies were righteous people as stated by Al-Imaam Adh-Dhahabee, they never called to the belief of the Shiah in any day. The clearer example was Alee bn Abee Taalib and his sons – al-Hasan and al-Husayn; they never fought for their own agenda. There was no agenda as Shi’i Agenda to them].
Adapted from Siyar ‘Alaamin Nubalaa of al-Imaam Adh-Dhahabee.
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