Intellectual communication among the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) The two imams al-Sadiq and al-Rida (peace be upon them both) as a model


  • Mithaq Obais Hussein University of BabylonBabylon Center for Civilization and Historical Studies


Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them), Imam al-Sadiq (peace be upon him), Imam al-Ridha (peace be upon him), intellectual communication


Our research shed light on one of the important topics that referred to the associative and communicative thought between the imams of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them). May God Almighty grant him his reappearance), so our study entitled (Intellectual Communication among Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them), the two Imams al-Sadiq and al-Ridha (peace be upon them) as a model) came to discuss the most important incidents that occurred in two different eras between one imam and another, except that the action, attitude and behavior were the same.

Thus, we can say that our definition of it is the intellectual communication between two people in terms of thought and not matter, i.e. researching intellectual matters that make the researcher aware of the connection of the thought of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) to each other. To confirm the meaning, we find that the hadiths of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) came from a single source, which is the Holy Messenger Muhammad (may God bless him and grant him peace). In fact, it is nothing but continuous and inspired knowledge from God Almighty to them.

Intellectual communication was present between the two imams (peace be upon them both) in exploiting the breakthrough of the political situation in the era of each of them. 132-656 AH / 750 AD-1258 AD) to rule the Arab Islamic state.

The second Hijri/eighth century AD witnessed the spread of false ideas and doctrines under the auspices of the ruling authority at the time. Every Umayyad or Abbasid ruler seemed to be his first concern to surround the imams of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) and work to reduce their activity, harass them with all he could of force, and eliminate them by any means. A method, in contrast to the other side, which was open to doing whatever it wanted with complete freedom, especially if it merged with the ruling authority, which encouraged the spread of false principles in Islamic societies.