Two of the biggest groups of Muslims. Sunnis are the vast majority (around 70% of all Muslims), while Shi'a are the next biggest majority (around 20% of all Muslims).

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What's the overlap between Sufi Muslims and Sunni and Shiite Muslims?

A Pew Poll has given the percentages of Sunnis, Shiites, and those who identify as "just a Muslim" throughout the world. Each of these is considered mutually exclusive by the pollster. Then it says: ...
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According to which law would a Shia-Sunni couple divorce if nikah is according to Sunni law?

Let's say a Shia boy married a Sunni girl according to Sunni law, then the Shia boy wants to divorce his wife. Under which law can he give talaq? That is, what will be the mode of talaq, or by which ...
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In Shia or Sunni Islam, may Muslims pray for non-Muslims? [duplicate]

A friend of mine, a Shia Muslim, said he does not pray for non-Muslims even when they ask him to. Rather, this person prays only for Muslims as he believes that Allah (swt) will only accept those ...
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Why Matam by Shias when maximum mourning period is 4 months?

How do Shias justify their Mourning(Matam) over Battle Of Karbala? We know that maximum mourning period of someone's death is 4 months 10 days (that too for a widow) but they do it every year. Please ...
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What are the principle/fundamental differences between Sunni and Shia? [on hold]

Although I do believe that the separation into sects of Islam is terrible and contradicts with the Qur'an (6:159, 30:32 and etc...) I'm interested in knowing why there is so much conflict between both ...
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Is Sunni versus Shia the main division in Islam?

Is Sunni versus Shia the main division within Islam? I've heard this many times, but I don't trust everything I hear. Also, are there any groups in Islam which see itself as separate from both ...
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According to Shi'ites, are 'Sunni' hadith collections reliable?

Particularly concerning the two most famous texts on hadith in Islam, al-Bukhari and Muslim. If not, why not? And what are the go-to hadith books in the Shi'ite flavour of Islam?
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From a 'Sunni' perspective, would it be permissible for a 'Sunni' to pray in a 'Shia' Masjid? [duplicate]

Of course, there are various forms of Shi'ism.. with varying practices amongst them. To simplify the question, would it be allowed for me to pray in a 'Twelver Shia' Masjid? Assuming that it does not ...
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حی علی خیر العمل is a part of Adhan or ؟الصلاه خیر من النوم

حی علی خیر العمل is a part of Adhan or ؟الصلاه خیر من النوم and in the time of dear prophet which of these were used?
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What is the difference between Shia and Sunni Ayatul kursi?

Why do Sunnis only recite one verse and Shias recite three verses as Ayatul kursi?
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Sunni and Shia Views

I keep thinking about why sunni and shia and other muslim communities have different opinion about different issues which makes them very difficult for us to follow right path. Lets take example. ...
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Why do Shias do things differently?

What I understand the reason for separation was a dispute over the succession of the Caliphate (I could be wrong), how did this turn into Shias doing things (praying, adhan etc) that differ from ...
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What is the difference between Mutah marriage and Misyar marriage?

I know we have two kinds of marriages in Shia jurisprudence and also two kinds in Sunni jurisprudence. the ruling of permanent Nikah is similar in five sects (Shia and Sunni). but I want to Know the ...
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is giving EDIEE to the younger ones a sunnah?

in our country, on eid day there is a custom of giving some money as gift (to people younger than us) and it is called EIDEE. i want to know how and from whom this custom is started.? this custom ...
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Fadak, Fatima and Abu baker

Fadak belonged to Mohammad (PBUH). He gave it to her daughter Fatima (PBUH) as a gift (see e.g. ??). It should have remained in her possession after he passed away. Even if it wasn't given given as a ...
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Is caliphate a sunni concept,shia or both? [closed]

After reading Wiki on Prophet Mohammed's descendants i gleaned thus: through Fatimah (Shia fiqu?)they are known as sharifs hence caliphs and caliphate.Why are ISIS-Sunni claiming a caliphate? Do Sunni ...
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Why does the Shia and Sunni viewpoint differ on the concept of Khums? And what are those differences?

What's the difference between the viewpoint of Shia and Sunni about Khums? And why? Although the verse from which the rule of Khums is clear, the idea of Shia and Sunni about this rule is completely ...
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What is the difference between “Caliphate” and” Imamate”?

As far as I know, Sunni believe in Caliphate, and Shia believe in Imamate. My question is that: What is the difference between Imamate and Caliphate?
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why is there a difference in prayer time between shia and sunni

I live in a country in which it is possible to hear both Sunni and Shia (azan), I noticed that Sunni azan always precedes Shia azan by few minutes ( from 5 to 15 min). Why is there such a difference? ...
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Can a Sunni Muslim offer prayers in a Shiite mosque?

Many peoples says don't offer salat in a Shiite mosque if you are Sunni Muslim. Is it impermissible to pray in a Shiite mosque?
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are first thirteen days of the month of Safar unlucky?

some people consider first thirteen days of safar as inauspicious and called them as TERA-TEZI. it there any hadith in support of this or it is just a superstition.
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Representative of imam mahdi (wilayet al fakih)

The defenition of welayat el fakih from wikipedia: ولاية الفقيه هي مصطلح سياسي ظهر حديثا في الفقه الشيعي. حيث يعتبرها فقهاء ولاية وحاكمية الفقيه الجامع للشرائط في عصر غيبة الإمام الحجة، حيث ينوب ...
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Is sufism primarily associated with Shia or Sunni Islam?

Are sufi schools equally divided amongst the two major branches of Islam - Shia & Sunni, or are they primarily associated with Shia Islam?
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Who is Abdullah Bin Saba' (عبد الله بن سبأ)? (Shia View)

As far as I know, Abdullah Bin Saba' (عبد الله بن سبأ) was a Jew who pretended to be Muslim, and claimed that Ali was God, but in some research I realized that the Shia do not view him as a hypocrite, ...
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sunni view about Hazrat Ameer Mukhtar

According to shia view Hazrat Ameer Mukhtar piece be upon him got the government and honestly killed all the mean killers of Mola Hussain(A.S) and his companions(piece be upon them). what is the view ...
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Do Shia and Sunni have different Qurans?

I recently heard that Shia and Sunni have different Qurans. Is that true? Why do they have different Qurans (that is different physical copies)?
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What Islamic texts do the Sunni and Shia branches have in common?

Exactly as the title says. I figure that both branches would have the Qur'an in common, but I also recently learned that there are at least some Fiqhs that are Shia-only, and that implies at least ...
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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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Are Martyrs dead?

Some brothers say: Asking alive people (parents, teachers, doctors or anybody else) to help us is not Shirk. However asking prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his Ahl-ul-Bayt or other great Martyrs for help is ...
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Is directly invoking anyone other than Allah swt justifiable, or is it shirk?

(as translated by Shakir) [72:18] And that the mosques are Allah's, therefore call not upon any one with Allah: [72:19] And that when the servant of Allah stood up calling upon Him, they ...
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Intention + haraam financing = halaal financing? (Sunni view)

I understand that Sunni's consider all forms of Riba to be haraam, including riba based financing such as mortgages. I also understand that Shia based scholars consider riba to be haraam, but ...
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A.S or R.A? Which one is right?

In Shia view, people use (Alayh Al Salam = A.S.) after the name of Imams, but in Sunni view, (Rathi Allahu Anh = R.A.) is used. What is the reason behind or how do we know which one to use in this ...
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Is the Shia method of calculating zakaat different from the Sunni method?

Is the Shia version of zakaat different from the sunni version? AFAIK, the sunni version of the zakaat is based on accumulated wealth every year. And apparently the Shia version of zakaat is based ...
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What Sunni brothers know of the Ghadeer-e-Khumm Hadeeth? [closed]

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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What to do if a pregnant mother dies with a baby in her womb?

In this case should the baby be taken out with surgery or mother should be buried with the baby? Is there any verse or hadith in this regard? Please specify your answer in according to your school ...
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Guardians of Mecca according to Shia theology

I was looking at the interpretation of this verse from a shia perspective But why should Allah not punish them while they obstruct [people] from al-Masjid al- Haram and they were not its ...
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Major sources of supplications [closed]

I want to know what are the major books for supplications? For Shia Muslims, I know the collection book of mafatih-al-jinan with all the supplications from the prophet and the 12 holy household. ...
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Can a Hadith naratied from Khawarij be considered authentic?

According to Hadith sciences, how is a hadith which is narrated from Khawarij handled? Can it be considered authentic or as soon as it is proved it is narrated from any of Khawarij , is it considered ...
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Whom does this verse refer to (the ones who establish the prayer and pay the charity while in bow)?

Quran 5:55 says: إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللَّـهُ وَرَ‌سُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَهُمْ رَ‌اكِعُونَ Your Master is only Allah, His ...
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Why is the jurisprudence (fiqh) of Sunni Muslims different than Shia Muslims? (Sunni View)

Well, Sunni Muslims believe in four Califs after the holy prophet S.A the fourth of which being the first Imam of Shia Muslims. However, they respect all The Fourteen Infallibles (not sure about how ...
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Why did Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) order the killing of Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf?

This question is inspired by this question: How should insults to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) be handled? Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: The Prophet said, "Who is ready to kill Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf ...
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How did Talha bin Ubaidullah die?

Talha bin Ubaidullah (may Allah be pleased with him) was one of the Ashara al-Mubasharîn bi-l-Janna. How did he die? Was it natural death? or, he died in battle? I would like to listen to both Sunni ...
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What are the major differences between Sunni and Shi'i prayer?

In another post, I asked Is it permissible for Sunni Muslims to pray behind Shi'a Muslims?. What I want to know now are the major differences so that I can understand this issue better.
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To what extent can Shura (consultation meeting of Muslims from some tribes) be used for selecting Caliph?

(derived from this question) Shura (mutual consultation) is clearly prescribed in the Qur'an, as follows: وَالَّذِينَ اسْتَجَابُوا لِرَبِّهِمْ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَمْرُهُمْ شُورَىٰ ...
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Why Shia Muslims use a stone for saying prayers but Sunni Muslims don't?

I have noted that the Shia Muslims use a stone called (Muhr) for saying prayers but the Sunni Muslims don't use that and also consider it something taboo. Why such difference in style?
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Is it sin to categorize yourself into a particular sect?

What is the ruling in Islam regarding categorization of muslims into sects like Sunni and Shia? Does Allah allow/disallow it in Quran? What did Prophet (P.B.U.H) say about it? Would it be a sin if I ...
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Whats the difference between a Sunni and Shiite Mosque?

I am considering converting to Islam at a mosque in my area. I have never been to a mosque before so this will be my first time. I'm not sure what type of mosque this mosque is - I am not sure if it ...