A Brief Description of Islam as the Shi'ites Believe
WE BELIEVE that many of the former Prophets have informed their followers of the coming of the next one. For instance, Moses and Jesus have given a clear account of the mission of the last of the prophets, Muhammad.
"Those who follow the Apostle the unlettered prophet whom they find mentioned in their own scripture in the LAW and the GOSPEL. He commands them what is just and equitable, and forbids them what is evil...."
THE HOLY QURAN _ S7: 157
This is why we read in the history that a little while before the coming of Mohammad, a group of Jews came and settled in MEDINA, waiting for the prophet they expected to appear, as it was foretold in their scripture.
Deut. 18:15 _ JOHN 14: 16_25 _ JOHN 15:26 _ JOHN 16:7
When the prophet came, some of them accepted his doctrine and converted to faithful believers, and some found their material benefits and political positions endangered and rejected the invitation to Islam.
21_ THE PROPHETS AND THEIR REFORMS IN ALL ASPECTS OF HUMAN LIFE
WE BELIEVE that the Divine Religions sent through the Apostles _particularly Islam_ not only improves the social life of the individuals, or heeds the moral and ethics of people. It also covers all the different aspects of the human life. Even the roots of some necessary sciences are taken from them.
WE BELIEVE that one of the main objects of the Divine leaders and Apostles, is to achieve complete social justice:_
"We sent our Apostles with clear signs, and sent down with them the Book and the SCALE (OF RIGHT & WRONG) that man might do justice."