|Question ID 395 - Ahlul Bayt
| does the belief in IMAMATE by the Shiite directly negate the principle of "seal of prophets" of PROPHET Mohammad PBUH, particularly as Imams share the qualities of being free of sin ("Massoom") and receiving revelation or (VAHEE) from Allah. What are your views about Abdolkarim Soroush who thinks shias should reform their views about Immamate to conform with the principle of khatamiat.
|Answer:- Shia Muslims believe in the whole Islamic teachings conveyed by the Prophet
(SAWA), and have taken the teachings from the most authentic source who are
Ahlul Bayt (AS). Shia believe in the Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) being the last
and final messenger. The Infallible Imams are not messengers at all, though
they are the real successors of the Last , Final and the Greatest
messenger. They are Infallible because their duty is to guide people to the
pure way of Allah, and this can not be done by a person who commits sins,
otherwise people will be mislead. They are Muhaddath and being Muhaddath
does not mean being a prophet, as you see that many humble servants of
Allah including Maryam, mother of Musa, Thul Qarnain, and Al Khidhr were
Muhaddath but not prophets.
The person whom you mentioned has lot of misunderstandings and many of our
Ulama is Iran have refuted his false claims. He creates doubts based on his
misunderstandings. You need to research and ask the scholars if you have
any doubt created by such unqualified persons.