# The fallacious argument that ‘Ali…

The fallacious argument that ‘Ali (RAA) was coerced and thus gave Bay’ah is contradicted by the principle that if the Khilafah is indeed established for a certain person (as the Twelver Shias claim about Ghadir and ‘Ali), then this must be announced and fought for publicly and explicitly regardless of circumstances. Doing otherwise and remaining quiet is in fact religiously sinful. We would say any “narration” brought up to justify such an attitude of quiet submission to what is said to be extreme evil is a violation of these principles, and cannot be attributed to the Prophet (ﷺ), ‘Ali (RAA) or others from among the Sahabah (RAA).