SalamI have a question regarding the concept of infallibility in regards to the Shia concept of Imam's.I am not Shia, but live with a brother who is. I have tried to read around this topic but I cannot see where this concept has originated from in the Quran or Hadith. I thought the idea of infallibility was a concept merely obtainable by prophets, so how can they attribute such qualities to an Imam? They also believe that the Ima m/Caliph is divinely chosen, where is the evidence for all this? Can we reach a level of infallibility? I look forward to your response inshallah, as I always enjoy reading them, and the knowledge you impart.Salam
Respected scholars, as-salamu`alaykum. Some people say that intercession belongs only to Allah and can only be asked of Him. Others say that Allah has given the privilege of intercession to His Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and to His righteous close friends (awliya' ) and, hence, we may ask them to intercede for us. What is the correct view supporting it with shar’i evidence? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.