In this chapter I shall, with the permission of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala, discuss the creed of the contemporary Twelver Scholars. You will thus not find herein anything besides their views, yes with the exception of a few ancient views which will be quoted when handling a specific topic. What I mean by ‘contemporary’ is the scholars of the previous century, the last hundred years.
I shall elaborate the extent to which they are in agreement with their classical sources wherein those very problematic issues, some of which have passed, occur.
I shall also expound upon the type of relationship they maintain with the ancient Shia sects, i.e. a relationship of acceptance and agreement or one of disdain and rejection.
Thereafter, I shall present some of their views regarding some doctrinal issues in order to ascertain as to whether the Twelver Shi’ism of today is any different from that of the past.
And finally I shall shed light upon the country of the Ayatollah and the reality of Shi’ism which can be understood therefrom.