Questions tagged [shia-sunni]

Questions pertaining to interactions between Sh'ites and Sunni, and explicit differences of opinion between the two. Please use in conjunction with both [shiism] and [sunni]

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What hadith are shared by all sects?

What hadith do all sects of Islam (Sunnis, Zaydis, Twelvers, Ismailis, Ibadis, etc.) share in common?
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Are there any Sunni hadith similar to this Shia hadith about non muslims?

I saw this hadith among Shia collection and don't recall reading similar themes or events among the sunni literature. Anyone know any hadith (besides Bukhari 3883) that are similar or have similar ...
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On Nabi Muhammad’s ﷺ Genealogy

I read articles about Nabi Muhammad's ﷺ genealogy and they say that Salma bint Amr is a Jewish woman from Banu Najjar tribe. Sayyid A. Amiruddin said in his website that Banu Najjar is a Jewish clan ...
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First 2 or 3 sunni hadith collections? [duplicate]

Twelver shia hadith collections like kaafi were written around 10 century common era. When did sunni hadith collections appear? Google isnt giving any result for above search Is muwatta of imam malik ...
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Did earlier nations celebrate eid of mubahila?

Tafsir ibn kathir quotes ibn ishaq on the delegation of Christian's visiting prophet in madeenah and mentions the speech of Christian's. "You also know that no Prophet conducted Mubahalah with ...
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What kind of people will be alive on the last day of earth before the blowing of the trumpet?

Do any sources from Shia make comments about the condition of people before the blowing of the trumpet. I have failed to find anything on Al Islam about the kind of people alive at that time. Why I am ...
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Shia man divorces sunni girl

AoA, if a shia man divorces his sunni wife in the heat of arguments, without any intention of giving her divorce, by uttering word TALAQ 3 times, will this divorce be implemented. To be remember that ...
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The revelation of Quranic verses

Shiites believe that the reason for the revelation of many verses of the Holy Quran is the Commander of the Faithful Ali ibn Abi Talib (many verses of the Holy Quran are about him) For example, verse ...
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Do twelver shia really say one imam stays silent regarding divine guidance when 2 are present?

I am informed one imam stays silent regarding divine guidance when 2 are present. . Raifidi hadith by Imam Sadiq (RH) حدثنا محمد بن الحسين عن الحسن بن محبوب عن العلاء عن عبد الله بن ابى يعفور عن ابى ...
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Are these shia allegations true about Hazrat Umar (RZ) Marriage?

"Umar asks Imam Ali (AS) for his daughter in marriage, and Imam Ali (AS) asks him to leave and then Imam Ali asks his daughter to go to Umar, and when she arrives Umar asks her to marry him, and ...
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Did Allah leave no vicegerants for jinnkind?

Twelver believe there has been continously a vicegerant on earth from times of adam. They say 12 imams are for mankind. What about jinnkind? I have asked twlevers on discord regarding the same and no ...
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What are the shia narrations for sun rise and sunset between horns of devils?

Sunni have narrations indicating prohibition of voluntary worship during sunrise and sunset. And narrations mentioning the sunrise and sunset occurring between horns of devil. Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be ...
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The implications of twelver /ithna Ashari belief that fadak was gift /endowment to fatima?

I recently learnt that fadak was an endowment to fatima by the prophet of Islam and abu bakr confiscated it as per twelver Fadak came under prophet/muslims in 628 CE. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Did Ayesha (Radhi'allahu'anha) Disliked Mentioning Imam Ali (Radhi'allahu'anhu)?

A Shi'a is asking about the following Hadith from Musnad Ahmad (25914) and Mussanaf Abdur-Razaq (Page, 79). He is saying that the isnad of these both Hadiths are authentic, according to the conditions ...
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Was Muhsin Ibn Ali (Radhi'allahu'anhu) a grandson of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW), according to authentic Sunni sources?

I tried to search online but I was not able to find answers. I want to know if our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu'alayhiwassalam) had a third grandson whose name was Muhsin Ibn Ali (Radhi'allahu'...
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Do Shias have a different way to offer prayer?

If they do pray in a different way, how do they do so? Note that I, in no way intend to undermine or offend the Shia community by asking this question.
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What Is The Status Of Narrator Minhal Ibn Amr? Did Scholars Really Rejected His Narrations?

Salam Brothers, I would like to know what is the status of narrator Minhal Ibn Amr. I have read somewhere that he was a Shia, but still many Sunni scholars accepted his narrations. However, is it true ...
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Sunni authenticity of this quote about zulfiqar

There is a saying attributed to the Prophet during the Battle of Uhud:  فتى إلا علي لا سيف إلا ذو الفقار‎ لا 'There is no hero like Ali; There is no sword like Dhu-l-Fiqar' Now the Shia say ...
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Why do Shia believe in Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) but at the same time question his honor?

I am interested to get the answer to this contradiction which was made by almost all Shia. Actually, I asked many Shia people to explain to me and to solve the following belief contradiction: Do you ...
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Did Ali ever say that only house of Muhamad can rule muslims?

Wikipedia seems to say so After Ali's death, Kufi Muslims pledged allegiance to his eldest son Hasan without dispute, as Ali on many occasions had declared that just People of the House of ...
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Sunni's view on Ghadir Khumm

Shia's view on Ghadir Khumm produces the idea that Ali is the only legitimate successor directly after Muhammad. What is the Sunnis view on this? Why don't they consider Ghadir Khumm as serious as ...
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Do Shia and Sunni scholars study and evaluate the hadiths collected by the other sect.?

I know that there are very different standards of evaluating the authenticity of hadiths in both sects. However, when there are no contradictions between a certain hadith and the sect's criteria for ...
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Why Shia and Sunnis Salat is different

This question is stuck in my head from quite some time now that why shia and sunnis are offering namaz in a different way, in fact, most of the namaz part is different. I am a Sunni Muslim and one of ...
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Do only Shiites call Ali ibn Abi Talib "Imam"?

My question is whether calling Ali "Imam Ali" is a shibboleth that reveals that someone is a Shiite or not. I know the basic historical-political and doctrinal differences, including the imamate and ...
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Is there a Shia book that analyses all Sunni hadeeth or raavi (narrator of hadees)

Asalam-o-alekum, Is there any Shia book which analyses individual hadees in Sunni's 6 books and has some comments like whether this hadees is acceptable by Shia scholars or not? And similarly is there ...
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Hazrat Umar and bibi Fatima incident

What's the Sunni take on/perspective on incident of Hazrat Umar and bibi Fatima when he charged her during her pregnancy?
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Why did Ali postponed swearing loyalty to Abu Bakr?

Shia and Sunni disagreed on some important things. Shia thinks that Muhamad select Ali as a caliph. Sunni thinks no. In fact, an answer in this stackexchange, says that Muhammad actually primed Abu ...
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Meaning of Ulelamr [closed]

I was going through this answer on the shias imam and came across "ulelamr". This word is used in the verse 4:59. According to the answer this is what ulelamr means With the above observations, ...
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According to Sunni belief, would 'Ali is the Wali' statement added to adhan and ikamah invalidate the salah?

The closest masjid to my residence is Shia. I have been going there for convenience even though I was raised as a Hanafi Sunni. Overall, as the congregational salah is not that much different than ...
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Was Idris 1 a Sunni or Shi’a?

Idris 1, founder of Al Maghreb (Morocco) and it’s Islamization. He fleed Arabia during the Abbasid Era when his brothers’ Alid rebellion failed and were killed. According to this article in ...
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is Rohingya Genocide related to their religion? [closed]

I am sure that you've heard these shocking news about Rohingya Crisis. And we know that they are our Muslim brothers and sisters. My question is that what branch of Islam do they belong to? And is ...
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Who belong to Ahle Bayt?

I was always under the impression that the Prophet's (sas) family is considered Ahle Bayt ("People of the House") which means His wives and children, but I found that my Shia friends consider the Ahle ...
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Marriage between different sects in Islam [closed]

Background My partner belongs to a Sunni family and i belong to a Shia one. My partner and i know each other from a long time, and we understand and respect each other's point of view. I however, do ...
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What is the difference between Shia and Sunni Islam?

I tried to get the difference from different sources but couldn't get the correct answer. I want to know: What is the difference between Shia and Sunni Islam?
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True successor of Imam Jafar Sadiq a.s [closed]

There are couple of differences prevailing in Shia ithna ashari and Shia dawoodi bohra sects. The most important one is regarding imamat after imam Jafar Sadiq a.s. Ithna ashari sect believes that ...
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What is the reason behind many Muslim brothers turning their face right and left in Salah after the 2nd rakat?

I have noticed that many Muslim brothers including Sunni as well as Dawoodi Bohra turn their faces towards right and then left after 2nd rakat of namaz, saying Assalamualaykum wa rehmatullahi wa ...
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Why can't our Sunni brothers agree to the curse of Muawiya ibn Abu Sufyan

"And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense shall be hell, he shall abide therein and God’s wrath shall be on him and his curse, and is prepared for him a great torment” (...
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Why is there a difference of opinion on sex changes for transsexuals?

Hi I am 27 years old man and I recently found out that the unstoppable urge that I felt since I was a kid is called Transsexuality. Now my question is, why is sex change forbidden for Sunni Muslims ...
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What is the view of Sunni brethern about apointment of caliph?

I know in Quran, Allah has revealed that "And We made an appointment with Moses for thirty nights and perfected them by [the addition of] ten; so the term of his Lord was completed as forty nights....
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How can the Hadith be reliable when Sunnis and Shia follow different points of reference?

To my knowledge, 'Sunni' and 'Shia' are not so much 'religious' sects as both agree and follow the Quran-- their differences stem from historical legacy and as a result of historical legacy, a ...
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What does the word "Shia" mean?

As-salaamu 'alaykum, wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I am aware that the word "Sunnah" means "way of", or "teaching". Therefore, a Muslim who is a Sunni is one who, at least technically, follows the ...
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Is there evidence that combining prayers is not permissible without hardship?

There is an authentic hadith which says: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed the noon and afternoon prayers together, and the sunset and Isha' prayers together without being in ...
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What is the Shia view of Abdullah Ibn Umar?

The son of Umar Ibn Al Khattab. Do Shias accept his narrations?
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What alternative do Sunni Muslims have today to Shiite system of Ijtihad? [closed]

Shias have a system of Ijtihad when a person is qualified after a meticulous and exhaustive study to issue a Fatwa on certain jurisprudential issues. These persons are mostly alive and they can issue ...
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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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What is the difference between "Mubtalat-of-Wudu" of Shia and Sunni?

Concerning "Mubtalat of Wudu (Wudhu) or actually the items which invalidate the wudu (ablution), there seems to be some differences between Shia and Sunni Wudu. I'm relatively familiar with Shia view, ...
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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 not ...
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Isn't it possible for Muslim Ummah to unite under one identity?

We can clearly see that until Muslims were just Muslims and not "Shia" and "Sunni" they ruled the world (well most of it). These major categories subdivided into countless sub-categories and today you ...
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Divorce in case of Shia Sunni Couple

My friend who is Shia got married with a Sunni girl. The father of the 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 ...
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Nikah between a Sunni girl and Shia boy [duplicate]

Assalam u alaikum brothers and sisters... I need your help regarding the sunni shia marriage. Can a sunni girl marry shia? Because no matter what we are, we are all Muslims, so please guide me whether ...