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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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 n 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?

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. Please ...
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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 ...
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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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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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According to Shia, who will be the soldiers of Imam Mahdi (12th Imam of Shia)?

According to the belief of Shiite school of thought, Imam Mahdi (imam Zaman) will reappear as the last Imam of Shiite. They believe that he will come to save the world from oppression. According to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 kissing children?”

As far as I can remember, the psychologists emphasize on kissing the children. In other word, according to psychologists, kissing the children has positive effects on them. I wonder what the ...
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Who was Ali-Ibn-Mahziar al-Ahvazi?

I know there is the shrine (tomb) of a person whose name is Ali-ibn-Mahziar-al-Ahvazi in Ahvaz (the capital of Khuzestan province (Iran)). Seemingly he is as a famous Faghih (the jurist) and also a ...
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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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When was Imam Jafar al Sadiq (a.s.) called (became famous) as Imam Sadiq?

I am aware that Sadeq or Sadiq (صادق) means a person who his words is true and right. In truth, this word is opposite of liar. So as you know, the sixth Imam of Shia is famous as Imam Jafar Sadiq ...
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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 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] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Imams), the rightful successors of the prophet, have complete knowledge of everything. The question is: what are the ...
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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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What is the Shi'ite ruling of “eyebrow removing (like women)” for men?

There is a narration from the apostle of Allah (pbuh) that said: Every woman who makes herself like men or every man who makes himself like women, is not from us. (Mizan-Al-Hekmah, Vol5, Pg18) ...
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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. For instance there is a very tall clock as a very tall building which has been built so taller than kaaba. ...
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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 ...