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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What are the principle/fundamental differences between Sunni and Shia?

Although I do believe that the separation into sects of Islam is terrible and contradicts with the Quran (6:159, 30:32 and etc...) I'm interested in knowing why there is so much conflict between both ...
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Shi'a I ask you a question what is the revelation? [on hold]

We muslims do believe that Quran and Sunnah are the revelation from god they are the guide for us What about you?
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Did Yazid order to kill Imam hossein (a.s)? [closed]

The Battle of Karbala took place on Muharram 10, in the year 61 AH of the Islamic calendar (October 10, 680 AD) in Karbala, situated in present day Iraq. According to the history, the battle was ...
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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 ...
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Who are those 313 people who are considered as the 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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Who will be the soldiers of Imam Mahdi (12th Imam of Shia)?

According to the belief of Shiite, Imam Mahdi (imam Zaman) will appearance as the last Imam of Shiite. They believe that he will come to save the world from oppression. According to the traditions, ...
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According to Shia, can we choose our mates from other religions?

I know it is recommended to select out friends from Muslim people. But I was wondering if we can choose our friends from other religions as well. I mean other religions except Islam. Note: I am ...
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After the appearance of Imam Mahdi, Will the world (life) be continued for a long period of time or not? (Sunni view)

According to the perspective of Shiite, Imam Mahdi (Imam Zaman) will appear as the last Imam of Shiite to save the world from the oppression. I'd like to know what will precisely occur. Actually I ...
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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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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, Guide us to the straight path (6) path of those you have gifted (7) اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ ﴿٦﴾ صراط الذین انعمت ...
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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 logo (slogan) of Allah? (Like Allah as the slogan of Iran Flag) (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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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 ...
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What is Eid e Ghadeer? [closed]

This Eid is celebrated by Shia Muslims on 18 Zilhaj. I just want to know the story behind this EID. When and how was this initiated and who declared this day as EID e Ghadeer. And what Qur'an and ...
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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)

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(Halal) 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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Can women watch the football of men? (According to a Shi'a scholar)

According to the 30th verse of Surah Al-Nur: قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ ٣٠ ...
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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 ...