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Which Quranic ayat state the number of Imams is 12?

No verse in the Qur'an mentions the number 12 in the way you think. The closest reference from Quran is: Chapter Ma'ede, 12: وَلَقَدْ أَخَذَ اللَّهُ مِيثَاقَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَبَعَثْنَا ...
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Meaning of Ulelamr

There is difference of opinion on this, the following interpretations have been related: It means the rulers ( أمراء ) who are appointed over people. This is because the previous verse instructs them:...
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Are shia imam better than prophet ibrahim?

Shias believe the that the 12 imams are better than all prophets except Muhammad. They use the following verse as evidence: "And when Abraham was tested by his Lord with certain commands and he ...
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What is hujjat? Who is hujjat of Allah now?

With respect to the meaning of Hujjah, it could be said that the word 'Hujjah' would be applied to the thing (matter) which we can infer or argue to it (as a brief description). (Read More... but ...
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Which Quranic ayat state the number of Imams is 12?

Initially, it might be needed to point out that occasionally there might be a series of facts/orders which are not directly mentioned in the Qur’an, but we cannot deny/reject their Wojub (being Wajib) ...
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Do twelver shia really say one imam stays silent regarding divine guidance when 2 are present?

The point is that the Shiites do not consider all the prophets and messengers to be Imams, and this position was reserved for a limited number of great prophets such as Ibrahim (as). When his Lord ...
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Did Allah leave no vicegerants for jinnkind?

According to the Shiites, prophets and the 12 Imams are also the prophets and Imams of the jinn. That is, they must obey human leaders
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What is the status of Hussain bin Ali, When Ali bin Abu Talib was Imam?

Muhsin ibn Ali (as) was not contemporary to the Holy Prophet (sawa). Sunni sources apparently don't give a date of his death. According to the Shia he died before birth due to a miscarriage that Lady ...
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Did Ali ever say that only house of Muhamad can rule muslims?

Yes, that's the cornerstone of Shia belief. Some Sunnis deny that Ali (as/ra) had any claim to the caliphate against Abu Bakr but others who can't deny the recorded protests by Ali (as) tend to ...
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Were there non-Imam Prophets as per Shia Islam?

Let me dissect your questions: Were there non-Imam Prophets as per Shia Islam? AFAIK only Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Muhammad were also Imams. Does the Qur'an instruct us to not distinguish between ...
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Can I create, own & run a Dating website?

Firstly, I appreciate your endeavor for making such useful site as you remarked: i wanna launch a site just for Muslim brother and sisters who are seeking a partner Secondly it won't be haram by ...
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Which Imam of Shia has more hadiths?

Imam Sadiq (PBUH) and Imam Baqir (PBUH) seem to be the most narrated Hadith Imams whose Hadithes are available* As you might know, several papers of Ahadith were narrated by Imam Hadi (PBUH) that got ...
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Which Imam of Shia has more hadiths?

From my experience, Imam Jaafar al-Sadiq (slightly confusingly called 'Abu Abdullah' like Imam Hussein) has the most.
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Which Imam of Shia has more hadiths?

According to the chief of the “Hawza-Elmia-Qom Mahdaviat expert center”, it is declared that: Imam Sadiq (الامام جعفرالصادق علیه السلام) has the most traditions (hadiths) (which have been quoted ...
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Is the rank of Imams (spiritually) higher than other prophets? (Except Prophet Mohammad (s)) (Shia view)

Yes, of course. Actually, the rank of (Shia Islam) Imams is higher than all prophets (except Prophet Mohammad [peace be upon him and his family]). More explanation: It has been stated in our ...
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What is the difference between a Prophet and an Imam according to Shi'ite theology?

Battle of Karbala's answer is great. There is an important difference he forgot to mention: Jaber asked Imam Sadiq: Why don't you claim what belongs to you? (Why don't you take control of the Ummah, ...
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What is the difference between a Prophet and an Imam according to Shi'ite theology?

Imam is the custodian of Prophet, he may be regarded as representative of Prophet. In the absence/ any controversy, he has to explain true Islamic Jurisdiction, because he has got knowledge of Prophet,...

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