The Imam is the religious leader of the community/mosque.

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Who was Ali-Ibn-Mahziar al-Ahvazi?

I know there is the shrine (tomb) of a person whose name is Ali-ibn-Mahziar-al-Ahvazi in Ahvaz (the capital of Khuzestan province (Iran)). Seemingly he is as a famous Faghih (the jurist) and also a ...
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When Imam Jafar al Sadiq (a.s.) called (became famous) as Imam Sadiq?

I am aware that Sadeq or Sadiq (صادق) means a person who his words is true and right. In truth, this word is opposite of liar. So as you know, the sixth Imam of Shia is famous as Imam Jafar Sadiq ...
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The Necessity to Imamah

According to Shia, there must be an Imam in every age which implies a kind of necessity to Imamah. What is the necessity to Imamah?
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Appearance of Imam Mahdi and arrival situation

When will imam mahdi will come and how will be his appearance in this modern world. Will he looks like as per hadith
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How to correct imam in jamaat prayer [duplicate]

In particular I'm interested in how to react to two mistakes that an Imam could make: In Salatul Witr - when the imam forgets to recite Allahu Akbar, should someone praying behind him raise his ...
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Why did Ali (a.s) order to be buried in secret?

It is said that Ali (a.s) asked his friends and family to bury him secretly. His burial was revealed only later during the Abbasid caliphate by Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (a.s), his descendant and the ...
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What made the prophet (PBUH) not assign a successor? (Sunni brother's View)

I was searching the site to find the answer and I came across this answer which is about the original successor of Moahammad (PBUH). The answerer concludes that "Muhammad did not nominate a political ...
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Should I repeat whatever the imam speaks in salah?

Should I stay quiet or repeat whatever the imam speaks while praying salah in congregation?
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Who has the authority to assign successor (caliph)? God? prophet?people?(Shia view)

The society of muslims needs to be guided by caliph after prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Hence, after the death of holy prophet (PBUH), a caliph was assigned to guide and rule the muslims. According to my ...
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Who has the authority to assign successor (caliph)? God? prophet?people?(Sunni view)

The society of Muslims needs to be guided by caliph after prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Hence, after the death of holy prophet (PBUH), a caliph was assigned to guide and rule the Muslims. According to my ...
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What is the undotted sermon of Imam Ali (a.s.)?

Somebody said that Imam Ali (a.s.) has an undotted sermon. Actually it is without any dot. Is it right? If so, What is that???
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Imam's beliefs are doubtful

I am suspicious about Imam's beliefs regarding(Walee Ullah). His saying about pious people(Walee Ullah) is that they are more closer to GOD. So ask them to pray for you instead pray directly. He put ...
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Did Imam Hussain married his daughter (Bibi Kubra) to his cousin (Hadrat Qasim Ibne-Hasan [a.s]) when he reached Karbala?

I heard two views about it view 1: There are three daughters of imam hussain(a.s) Bibi Sughra Bibi Kubra Bibi Sakeena and when Imam Hussain was in Karbala Bibi Sakeena and Bibi Kubra was with ...
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Prophits VS ahel el bayt

As I know Shia Consider Ahel el Bayt as Better(AFDAL) than Prophits Except Prophit Mohammad (PBUH) where are the clues in the holy quaraan or in hadith that lead to this conclusion.
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Is it sunnah to make group dua after Fard jamaath prayer?

I know that it is sunnah of prophet(PBUH) to make group dua and say ameen for that. But, my question is Is it sunnah to make group dua after Fard jamaath prayer? In our area(Tamilnadu, India) we ...
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Sunni view on the Twelver Shia Imams? (Hadeeth request)

During a visit to Medinah I interestingly saw the names of the twelve Shi'a Imams (i.e. of the Twelvers, the mainstream Shi'a) —peace be upon them— with their reputations, around two ...
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How can an Islamic leadership be established in today's time?

What are the practical steps to take or what activism is necessary to Establish an Islamic leadership on the lines of the first few leaders of Islamic Ummah namely Muhammad pbuh, AbuBakr RA, Umar RA, ...
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Madh'hab view from famous muhadditheens

I heard that famous scholars like Imam Bhukhari[rah], Imam Muslim[rah] were born after the period of Imams of Maddhabs(Abuhanifa[rah],Shafi[rah]). So,they should heard about Fiqh(Maddhab) and they ...
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Did Islam has a strategic plan for future of the world? like Armageddon

I read in all religions books that they Predicting the future of the world. and they have plans and mission and vision about that. for example : they produce many products based on their mission on ...
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How do (Sunni) people choose their madh-hab?

There are now several school of thoughts (madh-habs) in Islam. They are following different Imams and the method of practicing the religion is slightly different. Basically the question is how people ...
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How should a non-Muslim address an Imam?

I am not a Muslim, but I have visited a mosque before and enjoyed the service. When I visited, the local imam approached me and we talked a little about questions that I had regarding the service. I ...
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What Sunni brothers know of the Ghadeer-e-Khumm Hadeeth?

Hadeeth of Ghadeer-e-Khumm is maybe one of the strongest reasons (based on Hadeeth) for Shia Muslims to be Shia, for those who have never heard anything about it, in the last year of his blessing life ...
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How would a twelver shia prove Imam Mahdi's long life to an Atheist?

I have a friend that although born in a Muslim family, will not accept Islamic resources for proof and only accepts reasoning, so how would I prove scientifically Imam Mahdi's long life to him as a ...
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How does the Shi'ite view of Infallibility of the Prophets and the Imaams reconcile with the examples in Qur'an?

As I understand, the subject of infallibility of the Prophets (peace be upon all of them) is dealt differently in Sunni and Shi'ite theology. I believe it is necessary to present my understanding of ...
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Difference between a Prophet and an Imam according to Shi'ite theology

So, with my elementary readings in Shi'te theology, specifically the Ithnā‘ashariyyah or the twelver Shi'a branch, I couldn't differentiate between a Prophet and a Shi'ite Imam. The Prophets are ...
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Is it accepted by sunni scholars Imam Ali a.s had Keramat?

The story of death of Salman Al-Farsi r.a. the Persian Sahabi of prophet is mentioned in different Shia books like this reference. It includes that Imam Ali passed a long distance in very short period ...
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According to this hadith, who is The Imam of this Time?

Possible Duplicate: Does this hadith about “The Imam of the Current Time” makes any obligation for a Muslim? And if yes, who is the Imam of the current time? This Hadith is ...