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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Is wearing shorts and leggings under for soccer Haram?

I'm 14 and I dress regularly up to my knees for religious purposes because I know you can not show your features but I am currently in soccer where I wear baddy stuff and long shirts to practice but ...
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What is the Shia view of Abdullah Ibn Umar?

The son of Umar Ibn Al Khattab. Do they accept his narrations?
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Breaking of Nathr

Assalamu Alaykum. If one makes a Nathr to pray a certain number of prayers if one commits a certain sinful/unproductive act, and then finds that the number of prayers he has to pray has grown ...
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Dhikr/Zikir in islam?

Va As-salamu alaykum brothers I am here because I am very confused about Dhikr/Zikir in Islam. Today I was at a friend and I saw a video that he watched. It was a few of our brothers that was doing ...
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What is the correct definition for “Shia”?

السلام عليكم Is Google given definition correct? one of the two main branches of Islam, followed especially in Iran, that rejects the first three Sunni caliphs and regards Ali, the fourth ...
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Can I Create, own & run a Dating website?

Asslamu-un-Alakum I was wondering if I can provide a matrimonial service (known as dating sites) to the users? If I wanna launch a site just for Muslim brother and sisters who are seeking a partner. ...
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Are there sects of Islam similar to protestants? [duplicate]

I know there are Sunni and Shia as the two major denominations of Islam and Sufi as the more mystical component. Are there any other sects? such as how Protestant denominations find comfort in the ...
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Why did Abdul-Muttalib vowed to sacrifice one of his sons for God?

If today I try to behead my child in the name of god, everyone, even the muslims will disgust me. Because without any doubt and with the view of any religion, it is inhuman. I'm asking this question ...
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How much does it cost and who has to pay?(blood money)

We are living in a 5 floors building near a main street in city. The building's surface is covered by stone(Travertine) and is in dominant position on the sidewalk. The question is how much does it ...
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How many hadiths are in کتب الاربعه ? (Main Shia Books)

On the whole, کتب الاربعه or Kotob-al-Arba’ah (four books) are deemed as the name of four Shiite books which is remarked as the most authentic book(s) of Shia. (Even these can be investigated as an ...
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Awn and Muhammad

Why is there little or no history in shia hadith about the the birth place of Awn and Muhammad ibn jafar ibn Abu talib. There are many sources in sunni which places them as sahabi of the Prophet (sa) ...
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How many women were with Imam Hussain? (at battle of Karbala)

As possibly many of you know, at the time of Imam Hussain (a.s.) there was a tragedy event which was and is famous as Battle-of-Karbala. For more info. you can read the following link: ...
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Shia matam and Sunni husband

If I am a Shia girl married to a Sunni boy who doesn't want me to do matam only, should I follow my husband or perform the matam no matter what?
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Why Taasuaa (تاسوعا) is important for Shia?

There are two days that are so significant for Shiite as تاسوعا And عاشورا... Actually usually they use and name these two days successive. (I am aware that Imam Hussein martyred at the tenth day of ...
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Is it OK to do Wudu into the toilet? (Shia view)

Wheres toilets (lavatory or water-closet (WC)) are considered as dirty and occasionally Najis places, and taking Wudu is counted as a clean (Taharah) practice, then, I was wondering if it is ...
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Who is Seyyed (سید)? (Shia view)

As probably majority or even all of you are aware, (except the prefix name of Seyyed or Sayyid which means mister), there are many people (Muslims) who are named as Seyyed or Sayyid at the initial ...
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What is the best stone for the ring? (Shia View)

As a famous issue, it is named some stones as the best one for wearing the rings (for Fingers). Some of them are more famous and are declared as the best ones. Such as Firooze (turquoise), Aqiq ...
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Is blowing the foods Makruh? (Shia view)

It is said that it is better not to blow the foods. In other word, it is said that blowing the foods is considered as a makruh practice. So, I was wondering if this is counted as a correct issue or ...
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Which Imam of Shia has more hadiths?

As it is clear, there are many narrations from Shia Imams. (As well as the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW). I couldn’t exactly figure out which Imam has the most hadiths? Or in other word, most ...
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Purification verse 33:33

I was referred to this verse as evidence of infallible Imams: "And stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former Times of Ignorance; and establish regular ...
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Can Shias pray at a Sunni mosque?

Regarding using a Sunni mosque as a Shia: 1- Can the aasna ashariah (the 12-imam Shias) use a Sunni mosque and pray alongside their Sunni brothers and Sisters? 2- Are they expected to fully observe ...
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Legal status of mu'ta in Sunni and Shia sects

What is the Islamic and legal status of mut'a in Sunni and Shia schools of thought? What are the conditions for it means the circumstances in which it is halal and haram. Please also describe the ...
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What is shia view about Interpretation of verse 24 of surat An-Nisa'(4:24)?

Verse 24 of surat An-Nisa'say: وَ الْمُحْصَناتُ مِنَ النِّساءِ إِلاَّ ما مَلَکَتْ أَيْمانُکُمْ کِتابَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْکُمْ وَ أُحِلَّ لَکُمْ ما وَراءَ ذلِکُمْ أَنْ تَبْتَغُوا بِأَمْوالِکُمْ ...
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Why are sunnah prayers considered nawafil for Shiites?

Unless I'm mistaken about the meaning of nawafil in Shiite context, I'm a bit confused about why Sunnah prayers for Sunnis are nawafil for Shiites. From this site: Misconception #4: Shias do ...
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How did the split of Shiites and Sunnis go from political to theological? [duplicate]

Based on what I heard, and from what I read (none from Shiite sources), the Sunnis and Shiites split because they differed on views about who will rule the Muslims. How did it escalate from just ...
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Divorce in case of Shia Sunni Couple

My friend who is Shia got married with a Sunni girl. Father of girl gave in writing that he is not responsible for the girl and she has all the rights to spend her life as per her wish and will(it was ...
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Tafseer of “لَعَلِيٌّ حَکيم / sublime and wise” (Shia view)

In Shi'a view, all the verses of Qur'an have the inner truth represented by an Imam. I think one of those verses is the verse 4 of Zukhruf: لوَ إِنَّهُ في‏ أُمِّ الْکِتابِ لَدَيْنا لَعَلِيٌّ ...
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Is Mutah allowed for the married persons?

One of the rational arguments that is put forward in favour of Mutah / temporary-marriage is that it helps to keep one away from falling into the sin of Zina, when he is not able to marry permanently. ...
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Can divorce paper prepared by a lawyer with signatures of three witnesses and husband get a Shia couple divorced?

If the marriage has not been consummated and the Shia husband gets divorce papers prepared for his Shia wife through a lawyer with signatures of three witnesses and himself, has divorce taken place or ...
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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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What is hujjat? Who is hujjat of Allah now?

Is this what 'hujjat' is? in every era there must be one person to guide people and to help them obtain spiritual growth and fulfill their responsibilities towards their society. Who is ...
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Can a Shi'ite girl do tayammum over makeup?

According to Shi'ite jurisprudence, can a girl do tayammum over makeup? Sometimes girls fall into this type of situation.. what to do then?
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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. ...
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Ruling of raising hands in Du'a before Taslim

Usually while making Du'a we raise hands. But right after Tashahud and Darood-e-Ibrahim in salah before we say "Assalamu Alaikum..." turning both sides (Taslim) because even that is Du'a, why ...
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What are the principle/fundamental differences between Sunni and Shia? [closed]

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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What is the ruling of wearing short trousers for men in front of women (in streets or parties)? (according to the ruling of Ayatollah Khamenei)

Occasionally I see some boys or men who wear shorts (short trousers) in the streets or other public places. (Or even in the parties). On the other hand, According to Resalah-al-Amaliah (www.bahjat.ir) ...
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Who are 313 main soldiers of Imam Mahdi?

It is famous between Shiite that Imam Mahdi (as the last Imam of Shiite) has 313 soldiers. (Seemingly, as the main soldiers (commanders) of him). I wonder who they are? Note: I do not mean who his ...
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Where will Imam Mahdi appear from? (Shia view)

It is considered as the belief of Shia school of jurisprudence that Imam Mahdi as the last Imam of Shia and likewise as savior of the world (by the intention of Allah) will appear at the time that the ...
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Who will be the soldiers of Imam Mahdi ? (Shia view)

According to the belief of Shiite school of thought, Imam Mahdi (Imam Zaman or factually 12th Imam of Shia) ) will reappear as the last Imam of Shiite. They believe that he will come to save the world ...
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According to Shia, can we choose our mates from non-Muslims?

I know it is strongly recommended (Mustahab) to select our friends from Muslim people. But I was wondering if we can choose our friends from other religions as non-Muslims. Note: I am looking for the ...
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Is the rank of Imams (spiritually) higher than other prophets? (except Prophet Mohammad (s)) (Shia view)

I know that the rank of Prophet Mohammad (s) is higher than Imams and other people, but somebody orally told me that: the rank of the Imams (I mean 12 Imams of Shiite) is higher than other ...
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Is it allowed to have cyber(on internet) sex with wife?

I know cyber sex with anyone else is utterly prohibited but is it allowed with wife? I am looking in particular for an answer according to Shi'ite jurisprudence.
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What/who is “the straight path” (صراط المستقیم)? (Shia view)

With respect to the verse 6 of the first Surah of the holy Quran (i.e. Surat-al-Fatihah), Guide us to the straight path (6) path of those you have gifted (7) (اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ ...
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What is the Salah of Imam Hussain (a.s.)?

I've heard that there is a Salah as the Salah of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) But I don’t know how its circumstance is. Does anyone know how it is? (notice: It doesn't mean that it is said prayer ...
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Has anybody ever compiled a book of Shia authentic Hadiths?

I am not referring to old books but any book that has been written in the last century. Every time I try to understand Shia beliefs from Hadiths I get faced by their claims that not all their Hadiths ...
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What is the ruling of touching the logos (slogan) which have Allah's names? (Shia view)

As you can see, there are some logos (slogans) of the word Allah on many things such as flags. For instance there is a slogan of it on the flag of Islamic republic of Iran. I wonder if it is Halal if ...
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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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Interpretation of verse of “وَابْتَغُواْ إِلَيهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ ”?

According to Shi'a Islam, what does "الوسيله" in the following verse include? How can it be interpreted from the ahadith? يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَابْتَغُواْ إِلَيهِ ...
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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 Shi'a while still believing that Allah has blessed the 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 ...