Regarding others' views specifically on the matter of nass, I cannot say for sure what a shia or sunni would say, but we can speculate.yfm wrote: ↑Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:38 amTo help us with knowledge and understanding what are others view on this i.e. not just fatimids, what about mainstream Sunnis and non fatimids shias?
I also learnt that muffadal went to alazhar university in Cairo where he was educated by mainstream Sunnis ulama. Does be acknowledge their views?
Sunni's don't believe in a specific figure head/ Imam as such and so would probably blow all of this aside; they believe in a direct connection with Allah, not through a specific saahib of the age they are living in.
Shias - there are a ton of different schools of thoughts, the Isna'ashari, Nizaari, Aga khaani, Sulaimani etc etc, the list goes on and on.
There are refutations for all of these schools of thought present, but this is not the place to put them forth.
Mufaddal Saifuddin has had the best of opportunities in life; born in the house of the Dai, an eminent Fatemid scholar; resources to attain the best of educations; but still it seems he has turned out more of a puppet than a scholar.