Question – Who were Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa’i and Sayyid Kazim Rashti?

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Who were Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa’i and Sayyid Kazim Rashti?

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Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa’i and Sayyid Kazim Rashti

In the 19th century, after the wars between Iran and the Russian government, there was a low morale among the people which made the government lose its people’s trust. People were all looking for a breakthrough.

It was then that Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa’i, who knew himself as a Muslim clergy claimed that Islam has ‘four pillars’, Tawhid, Nubuwwah, Imamah and the fourth pillar and claimed to be the fourth pillar himself.

Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa’i appointed Sayyid Kazim Rashti as his successor, he continued the claim of Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa’i, though before his death he did not choose any successor for himself.

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