The 12 Holy Imams (Leaders), from the lineage of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), were chosen by God for the Muslims as their political and religious leaders. These 12 successive Imams lived amongst the Muslims for generations and guided them to the true Islamic teachings of the Prophet. All of the Shia Imams were respected by the Muslims for their spirituality, divine knowledge, and being the progeny of the Prophet. The Imams were a symbol of resistance against the injustice and oppression of the Umayyads and the Abbasids. This website reviews the lives of these 12 Holy Imams and provides an overview of their religious, social, and political achievements.