Vol. 2 (al-juz al-thani)
The second part of a refutation of Kitab al-Uthmaniyya by Abu Uthman Amr b. Bahr al-Jahiz (d.255/869). In this work al-Kirmani defends the Fatimid claims to the imamate against the Abbasid pretensions to the leadership of the Muslim
community. The central argument revolves around the proof of Ali‘s superiority
over Umar and Uthman. Consistently with other extant manuscript copies of
this work, the first part of the treatise is missing here. Part two starts with section31 (of a total 64) of the third chapter, on the superiority of Ali over the Prophets companions. Chapter four, in 16 sections, deals with the qualities of Ali and AbuBakr. Chapter five focuses on Ali‘s rights to the imamate and his appointment as Muhammads successor.