Questions tagged [shia-sunni]

Questions pertaining to interactions between Sh'ites and Sunni, and explicit differences of opinion between the two.

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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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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 dont they consider Ghadir Khumm as serious as ...
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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 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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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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Where to buy hardcover al-Kutub al-Arbaʿah? (Shia Hadith collection - The Four books)

I can't find any online bookstore which sells the shia hadith collection in original arabic and attractive hardcover. Can someone direct me? I have the sunni Kutub al-Sittah already: http://www....
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Rejection of Mutawatir Hadith in Sunni Islam and Shia Islam

I know that Shia have some restrictions on their hadith which they accept. As far as I know, Shia accept a hadith only if in the chain of the hadith, the transmitters are from the descendent of Hazrat ...