Document Type : Original Article
One of the most important topics of Imamate is the discussion
about the way or ways of determining the Imam. Amidst, the best
way of Imam determination has been the text which is accepted
by the scholars of the Islamic sects. In the light of the implication
clarity, text is divided into two types of “evident” and “hidden”.
Evident text will prove the Imamate with no mediation; and so it
has a special importance.
In this research, the evident text on the immediate Imamate of
the Commander of the Faithful (a) at the night of the Ascension
will be investigated from the Sunni sources, and the accuracy of
its document will be proved regarding their basic principles in
the Hadith sciences. As this text is of evident text, the immediate
Imamate of the Commander of the Faithful (a) will be proved by
verifying the document accuracy and without enclosing any other