After your Shi’ah friend tries to unsuccessfully confuse you with, now it’s your turn to confuse him by asking him the questions below:

1. Shi’ahs, in defense of Imamate say: “Could Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam not appoint a successor who could lead the Muslims just as he did?” Isn’t this reasoning flawed as it means that the Sahabah didn’t have the capacity to identify and elect a capable person in their midst? If Allah commanded Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam to do shura (mutually consult) during his lifetime with the Sahabah, notwithstanding receiving wahi (divne revelation), the why can the Sahabah not follow the same example?

2. There are over 40 different Shi’ah sub-sects, each one branding the other as Kaafir. Kindly state which Sh’iah sect is the correct one, and why?

3. Until 300 years after the death of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, there was no such a thing as “Ithna ‘Ashari Shi’ah.” Was Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam really the founder of this sect? Can a religion flourish wherein thousands became apostate, and only three or four remained faithful?

In which direction did Sayyidina ‘Ali Radiallahu Anhu face when making sajdah at time of his birth inside the Ka’ba? According to Shi’ah mythology, Sayyidina ‘Ali Radiallahu Anhu was born inside the Ka’ba. The ridiculous story goes like this: his mother was performing tawaf of the Ka’bah when she started experiencing birth pains. Miraculously the walls of the Ka’bah opened up, and she stayed therein for three days, and was miraculously provided for by Allah. Now, it’s a recorded fact of history that the inside walls of the Ka’ba were decorated by Idols and images of pagan gods, so no matter which direction Imam was facing when he went into prostration after birth, he would be facing an idol!

4. If Sayyadina ‘Alii Radiallahu Anhu was supposed to be the first successor of Islam, was Allah so weak that He couldn’t make this happen? Was Allah also scared of the Sahabah that He allowed three Caliphs to usurp this position before giving it to Sayyidina ‘Ali Radiallahu Anhu?