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 are the Quranic verses and ahdeeth proving that, Mohammad (PBUH) is the last prophet?

Assalamualaikum everyone. Today, I'm here to clarify all the Muslims that Muhammad(SW, peace be upon him) is the last of all the prophets. The inspiration for this Q/A or post came into my mind ...
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Why is location of Fatima the daughter of Prophet Mohammad not known?

Why is the tomb of Sayda Fatima Zahraa(as) hidden? I know she asked Imam Ali(as) to not show her tomb for some guys who have tyrannize and abuse Her and Her family. What is the goal of not ...
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Original Successor of Muhammed

I just came across a wiki page where I studied about the Successor to Muhammed the Prophet. The article told that the succession is told differently in different divisions. The Sunnis claim that ...
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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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What is there that could bring together all Muslims? [closed]

My question may not seem very clear, so I will try to explain: Islam is mainly Sunites and the Chiites, as I understand it. The differences between these two faiths seem irreconcilable, at least to ...
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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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why some muslims are against mourning the martyrdom of Imam Husain(a.s.) and his compaions

some group of Muslims look at mourning of imam Husein (a.s) as something unacceptable in Islam or bidah. what is there reasoning behind there thinking. even knowing that Prophet Mohammad said ...
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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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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 Tavassol (seeking means to approach God, like Imams) according to 5:35 shirk or inoperative?

The verse says: [5:35]O you who have believed, fear Allah and seek the means [of nearness] to Him and strive in His cause that you may succeed. Shia brothers believe in Tavassol(asking & ...
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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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is it permissable to make shabih(replica) of taboot,zari and a'lam(islamic flag)?

shia (mostly in south asian countries) make shabih of taboot,zari ,zuljana and a'lam(islamic flag) during Muharram processions I want to know from where it has started and is it allowed in the light ...
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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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How can Shi'a Muslims know which Imam to follow?

All factions of Shi'a Muslims, despite their myriad differences, agree on the fundamental concept of Imamah: That the authority of leading the Islamic state is divinely-granted, and that not following ...
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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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Did prophet Mohammad pbuh die or he was killed?

Did prophet Mohammad p.b.u.h die naturally or he was killed and is a martyr? Indeed, someone emailed to me and asked me about this issue, a question similar to this Q&A or this one: how did ...
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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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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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Shia view on zakaat

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?

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

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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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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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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Is it permissible for Sunni Muslims to pray behind Shi'a Muslims?

The other day I prayed behind a Shi'a Muslim without realizing and I noticed a little later that he was Shi'a. The prayer I followed didn't seem like the usual prayer I normally follow behind Sunni ...
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Is this Hadith authentic? And if yes, who are those 12 Caliphs?

The Prophet said: There will be after me twelve Amir (Prince/Ruler), all of them from Quraysh. Hadith of the Twelve Successors If this is true, can some one count them by name? Also is Yazid ...
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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 obligatory for a Muslim to research about all sects of Islam before becoming Muslim?

Quran [9:122] says وَمَا كَانَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لِيَنفِرُوا كَافَّةً ۚ فَلَوْلَا نَفَرَ مِن كُلِّ فِرْقَةٍ مِّنْهُمْ طَائِفَةٌ لِّيَتَفَقَّهُوا فِي الدِّينِ وَلِيُنذِرُوا قَوْمَهُمْ إِذَا ...
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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 ...