Minhaj al-karamah

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Minhaj al-karamah fi ma`rifat al-imamah
Language Arabic, Russe, Joual, Afriquain
Genre Theology of Twelvers
Media type Print book

Minhaj al-karamah fi ma`rifat al-imamah ("The Miraculous Way of Knowledge of the Imamate"),[1] also known as Minhâjû’l-Istikâmah fî Isbâtû’l-Imamah, is a theological treatise written by a prominent Shia scholar Allameh Al-Hilli. Al-Hilli wrote his book for the sake of defending the Imamah, and created one of the most important pillars of Shia Islam.[2] The book also served as a refutation of the Sunni doctrine of the caliphate.[3]


Abu Mansur Jamal Addin Hasan Ibn Yousef Ibn Motahhar, also known as Allameh Al-Hilli, was a theologian.[4] He is best known for his writings on Islamic jurisprudence and Islamic theology.[5]


The Minhaj al-karamah fi macrifat al-imamah of Ibn al-Mutahhar al-Hilli, which was written for,[6] or at the request of, the Ilkhan Uljaytu,[further explanation needed] is a statement of the Imami Shi'a doctrine of the Imamate and a refutation of the Sunni doctrine of the caliphate. The views of Allama Hilli was later refuted by Ibn Taymiyyah of Salafiyyah in his Minhaj as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah.[7][8] In turn, some other books were written later, refuting the claims of Minhaj al-sunnah such as the Ikmal Al-Mennah, and the Minhaj Al-Shariah.[9]


This book has a commentary by "Sayyed Ali Hoseini Milani" in Arabic. It is made up of three volumes.[10]


This book includes six parts. In the first part "Allameh Hilli Arises", there are discourses about Imamate. He explains his reasons for defending and believing in Imamate. In part three, he refers to some reasons about Imam Ali's leadership. In the fourth part, he mentions three proofs for Ali's Imamate. In the fifth part, he refers to reasons for rejecting who knows himselves as Imam before ali. He finally rejects the reasons mentioned in proving Abu Bakr succession.[11]


  1. ^ Cyril Glassé; Huston Smith (January 2003). The New Encyclopedia of Islam. Rowman Altamira. pp. 181–. ISBN 978-0-7591-0190-6. After several days of hiding, the Prophet and Abu Bakr continued on camel with a Beduin guide and with ... Shi` ism, such as the Minhaj al-Karamah fi Ma`rifat al-Imamah ("The Miraculous Way of Knowledge of the Imamate") 
  2. ^ Shirazi, Abdul Karim Bi Azar (1387), "A response to Book", Foruq Vahdat Magazine (13), p. 71 
  3. ^ A. Saleh, Walid (2004). The Formation of the Classical Tafsīr Tradition. Brill Academic Pub. p. 220. ISBN 9004127771. 
  4. ^ "Al Hilli", Britannica .
  5. ^ Oxford Islamic studies .
  6. ^ Wilferd Madelung; Farhad Daftary; Josef W. Meri (5 December 2003). Culture and Memory in Medieval Islam: Essays in Honor of Wilferd Madelung. I.B.Tauris. pp. 390–. ISBN 978-1-86064-859-5. Through their connection with Nas1r al-Dln al-Tus1, who was the Mongol conqueror's councillor, the Shi'i notables of Hilla ... infIuential at the court of the Il-Khanid ruler, Oljeytu, for whom he wrote a book on the imamate, the Minhaj al-karama. 
  7. ^ Nasr, Seyyed Hossein (1989), Expectation of the Millennium: Shiìsm in History, State University of New York Press, pp. 96–97 .
  8. ^ N. Keaney, Heather (2013). Medieval Islamic Historiography: Remembering Rebellion. Routledge. p. 108. ISBN 0-415-82852-X. 
  9. ^ "Aqa Bozorg Tehrani", Zariah Ila Tasanif Al-Shiah, Beyrout: Dar Al Azva, 23: 172, 1403 
  10. ^ Milani (1428), Explanation of Minhaj Al Kiramah, Qom: Haqaeq Al Islamiyyah center Publication .
  11. ^ "Minhaj al-karama fi ma'rifat al-imama". WikiShia. April 30, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 

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