The Shia (Arabic: شيعة‎, Shīʿah) represent the second largest denomination of Islam and adherents of Shia Islam are called Shias or the Shi'a as a collective or Shi'i individually. Shia Muslims believe in Imamat as one of the five pillars of Islam and this belief makes them different from other ...

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Are the heaven of the children (who die) the same as the main Jannah who Momenin go? (Shia view)

I have heard that children won't go to the heaven which Mo'menin will go (I mean the children who die before the age of puberty). In truth, they will go to another place which is not as fantastic as ...
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Are bahaism and babism counted as one of the branches of shiism?

bahai or babi sects formed in an Islamic country (Iran).they follow Bahá’u’lláh and Ali mohammad shirazi or bab as their leader . Are they counted as branches of shiism?
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can I be SHIA and in same time believe that ALLAH blessed khoulafaa (Omar, Othman, Abou Bakr)

I found Du'a made by Khomayni (shi'a) دعاء صنمي قريش asking Allah to take khoulafaa (Omar, Othman, Abou Bakr) into the eternal hell. I also saw many Shi'a fatwas which say that العشرة المبشرين بالجنة ...
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Is it Haram or Makruh to use the office's phone (without the permission of the boss) to talk with our family? (Shia view)

I have heard that it is not permissible to use the phone of the office in talking with the families or relatives, since it is not a personal device. (if you do it without the permission of the boss) ...
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Is there any hadith from Shia about “the thawab of children kissing?”

As far as I can remember,the psychologists emphasize on kissing the children. In other word, according to psychologists, kissing the children has a positive effect on them. So. I wonder what the ...
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How much can we trust our dreams? (as the actual issues which will happen next) (Shia view)

Probably it is a common matter for everyone to encounter many dreams during his/her sleeping. Previously, I had heard that many of our dreams are real, and actually they will be happened next. So, I ...
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Why does shia say اشهد ان علیا ولی الله in Adhan (call to prayer)?

Did this practice exist during Prophet's time? Or does this count as an example of unlawful innovation in Islam?
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According to Shia, Who is Wajib-al-Haj?

As far as I know, going to Haj is not mandatory for those people who cannot afford to pay the expense of this trip. But my question is that how we can recognize if it is Mandatory for us to go to Haj ...
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Can a woman be an Imam Al-Jama'ah for other women? (Shi'a view)

I'd like to know if a woman can be as an Imam al-Jama'ah in Wajib (mandatory) prayer? (actually she be as the imam al Jama'ah of other women) (note: I am liking for the opinion of Shia viewpoint)
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is it permissible for boys to watch sport matches of girls via Television ? (Shi'a View)

I was wondering if it is permissible for boys to watch the sport matches which their players are young girls. Note: I’m looking for the viewpoint of Shi'a about it.
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What is the ruling of shaking-hands with a non-mahram who is non-Muslim?

As far as I can remember, it is haram for men to shake hands with women who are Muslims. But I'd like to know if it is haram for men to shake hands with non-Muslim women as well? Looking for a ...
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Why Shoyookh(Shaikhs) of shia put an Ammamah(turban) on their heads?

Usually, the Shoyukh(Shaikhs) or Aalims of Shia put an Ammamah or turan on their heads, what is the purpose of this act? And why some of them wear it in black color and many of them wear white ...
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When is Laylatul-Qadr? (Shia view)

I am aware that there could be some days as foreseen days to be Laylatul Qadr or the night of decree, but I wonder which day is right? (According to Shia)
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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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The roots of Imamah in Tawhid

Shias believe that Imamah is necessary for the Ummah, if it is a necessity, so it must be one of Allah's attributes.It means the roots of Imamah is in Tawhid.How they approve it?
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The Role of Du'as in religion and Qurb e Elahi?

According to Shia, there are many du'as refering to ahl al=bait narrated in many books as Sahifa Sajjadiah, Mafatih al-Janan, Iqbal and Mesbah.... that are considarable.What is the role and postion of ...
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In Shiism, what is the source of Imams' supreme knowledge?

Shiites believe that their Twelve Imams, the rightful successors of the prophet, have complete knowledge of every thing. The question is: what are the origins of their knowledge? In other words, ...
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In Shiite school of thought, how is the conflict between free will and determinism resolved?

There are different verses some of which seem to clearly suggest determinism : و ما تشاءون الا ان یشاء الله رب العالمین and you do not wish unless it is wished by Allah, the lord of the ...
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Is it permissible to build a building taller than Kaaba? (around it)

I have heard that it is not permissible to make any buildings taller than ka'bba around it. (Shia view). I was wondering if there is any narrations regarding this issue? if so, what could be the ...
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What does Shia mean by taqiyya?

I heard that Shia used a word taqiyya, in the al-Kafi book by Kulayni Imam Sadiq is quoted as saying: ... taqiyya is my religion... (reference: الكافي للكليني (329 هـ) الجزء2 صفحة219 باب التقية ). I ...
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Is Tawassol (recourse) allowed in Islam? (shia view)

Allah, the exalted, says in the noble Quran as such: وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ ﴿٧٩﴾ وَإِذَا مَرِ‌ضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ ﴿٨٠ "And it is He who feeds me and gives me drink;And ...
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Why did Umar forbid Mutah (temporary marriage) after the death of the prophet?(shia view)

In a famous sermon,the second caliph 'Umar banned mutah after the death of the prophet (PBUH) with the following words: "Two mutah were practiced during the time of the Prophet [i.e. temporary ...
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Why eating cheese (alone) will be the cause of some diseases? (According to Shia hadiths)

As far as I know, there are several traditions from Shia that mention the harm of eating cheese (alone). I wonder what its reason is that we ought not to eat cheese alone? And also are those ahadith ...
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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 source of this Hadith from Imam Sadeq (a.s.) ? “looking at non-Mahram is a poison arrow from Satan's arrows”

previously, I had heard a tradition from Imam sadeq (a.s.) regarding looking at non-mahrams that: «النّظرة سهمٌ من سهام إبلیس مسمومٌ من ترکها للّه لا لغیره أعقبه اللّه إیماناً یجد طعمه» ...
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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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why is Laylatul Qadr interpreted to hazrat Fatima?

There are some hadiths which interpreted Laylatul Qadr to hazrat Fatima like the following. Why is it interpreted to hazrat Fatima? قال الصادق (علیه السلام):’’ انا انزلناه في لـيلة القـدر’’، ...
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Hadith authenticity regarding rafidah (Sunni View Only)

Its been seen that following hadith are being quoted in forums, its not possible for me to verify the references, hence I require the source link for the following hadith linked to an actual hadith ...
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why Hossein Ibn Ali did not accept yazid ibn muawiyas ruling

why did not grandson of the prophet Hossein Ibn Ali accept yazid ibn muawiya as a caliph?
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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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According to Shi'ites, what type of government is suggested by Islam?

Nowadays we have three prevalent forms of government in Islamic Ummah: Kingdom Democracy Shia's Wilayatul Faqeeh Due to differences in opinion that exists my questions is, what type of government ...
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Did god create the earth for the sake of the prophet and his family only?

I posted a question earlier and I got a reply that states a part of a Hadith: Why do Shia care about Hussain and not Hasan? Then the Lord, Almighty Allah said :"O My angels! O Residents of My ...
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Why do Shia care about Hussain and not Hasan?

Ali had two sons, Al-Hasan and Al-Hussain, so why do they care so much about the Al-Hussain rather than Al-Hasan? I often hear them chanting Labayeka Ya Hussain
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Do Shi'ites consider Hazrat-Ali-Akbar (The son of Imam Hussein(a.s.)) to be similar to the Prophet(s)?

I have heard that Hazrat Ali Akbar (the oldest son of Imam Hussein (a.s.) was too similar to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). (Actually the most similar person to the Prophet(s)). I wonder if it is right?
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Is the self-flagellation bidah? [duplicate]

The Shiites claim that they're sad of the Imam Hussein death. And for that they make self-harm or self-flagellation (Latm اللطم) every Ashura (عاشوراء) in the purpose of showing their sadness and to ...
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What's the point of having twelve Imams when one could be enough?

What's the reason behind having twelve Shia Imams when just one could be enough? Allah could have kept Ali (as) alive for as long as He wanted like He has Muhammad al-Mahdi (as) and had him serve ...
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What's main objective, duty and purpose of an Imam?

What's the main purposes, objectives and duties of a Shia Imam? Do those purposes, objectives and duties get over when he passes away? And is it possible that he not be able to complete all his ...
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How did the Shiite Hadith sources originate? What are the authentic sources of Hadith? (Shia view)

Shiites have their distinct sources of hadith. How did they develop and by whom? And what is their authenticity?
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Was The Prophet(s) Infallible? (Shia view)

I wonder what is the view of Shia regarding the infallibility of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?
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Does an Imam seizes to be Allah's hojjat after he passes away?

When an Imam passes away after transferring the office of Imamah to his successor does he seize to be Allah's hojjat, as well as Imam?
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According to Shi'a Islam, is it haram for girls to post their pics on the internet without hijab?

Occasionally, I see that some Muslim girls post their images or pictures on different internet websites without veil, as far as I know, it is Haram for women to expose their bodies and their beauties ...
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Where is Imam Mahdi now?

I was wondering if Imam Mahdi(atf) is alive, so where is he living? Actually I want to know about his place. (Shia view)
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What is the significance of 22 jumada-al-thani?

At my place (India) Shias celebrate this day by arranging dastarkhwan (various special dishes) and call it dastarkhawn of Imam Hasan(A.S) I want to know why it is celebrated?
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Was Lady Fatimah (a.s.) higher than many other men? (Shia view)

Was Lady Fatimah (a.s.) higher than many other men? (Shia view) Is there any narration or source to prove the matter ?
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Who was Allah's hojjat on Earth when Mohammad (saww) went to maraaj?

In Shia Islam there is this belief that there has to be one hojjat of Allah on Earth. He could be described as the decisive argument of Allah over mankind Further description found in the ...
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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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Who is Part of Ahlul Bayt? (For Shi'as)

"Ahl" is a accusative masculine noun. In Arabic, it covers several meanings. It begins with Husband and wife. And if they have children, they become part of the "Ahl." "Bayt" is genitive masculine ...
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Why do Shia celebrate Nowruz?

Nowruz is a Persian new year, but why do Shia all around world celebrate it. Here is how it is celebrated at my place. We prepare special nazr of Imam Ali. The contents of which are as below: a ...
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Text of the condolence which is given to Muhammad(saww) on the Day of Ashura?

There is this text in religious books which has words of condolence for Muhammad(saww) upon the death of his grandson on the Day of Ashura. It's surely not the Ziyárat of Ta`ziyah (Condolences). It's ...
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What does “the first, then the second, the third and the fourth” mean in Ziyarat Ashura?

It is stated in Ziyarat Ashura: O my Allah, let the curse I call down on the head of the first tyrant stick like a leech; and stay put for ever on the first, then the second, the third and the ...