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Questions tagged [shiism]

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 Muslims. Imamat means only Allah has the right to select the political leader and Caliph for Muslims.

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Is hajj with a Sunni group allowed?

We are planning to go for hajj InshaAllah. Having looked at available packages there are very few Shi'a groups so my question is: Is it permissible for a Shi'a to perform hajj with a Sunni group?
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Shia Muslims should curse Abram, Jacob and Isaac etc.?

I was told that the Shia Muslims, unlike Sunni Muslims, has got one of the central commandments to curse Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Moses, David and Sara, Rabeca, Rachel and Lea. Is that true or not? If ...
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What are the names of Shia hadeeth books?

Asalam-o-alekum, I need the names of hadeeth books acceptable by Shia scholars. Also want to know if their Arabic version and Urdu/English translation is available on PDF. Also I need book which has ...
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What are the days when fast is haram or makruh?

Can people clear me what are the days when fast is haram or makruh for men and women?
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How we relate some specific colours with events?

How we relate some colours with events. Like green in Rabi ul Awal , black in mhram , use green cloth for graves, black flag for Hazrat Abbas a.s , red for Imam Hussain a.s , green for Imam Mhadi a.s. ...
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Is circumcision compulsory for those who want to convert to Islam? What's the Shia perspective?

According to Shia Islam, is it compulsory for a male person to get circumcised before converting to Islam? Or is circumcision included in the process of conversion to Shia Islam?
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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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Did any of the sahaba - beside the Prophet Muhammad himself - give fatwa? (Shi'a view)

During the life time of the Prophet () did anybody of the sahabah give fatwa according to Shi'a sources? If so who was/were this/these sahabi/sahabah? And under what circumstances did he/they give ...
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I accidentally ate some non halal chicken, what should I do?

Heres the situation: I went to a restaurant and ordered a "Vegetarian" dish. I have been to that restaurant many times and always have had only "Vegetarian" dishes. The dish I ordered also comes in ...
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Online database/Apis for Shia Hadiths

Are there any APIs or Online database for shia hadith collections so hadiths can be fetched and used? I can't find any thing :(
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Did al-Qadi an-Nu'man write a book entitled “Al-Fiqh al-Akbar”?

Al-Qadi an-Nu'man القاضي النعمان or Abu Hanifa al-Nu‘man ibn Muhammad ibn Mansur ibn Ahmad ibn Hayyun al-Tamimi (died 974 CE/ 363 AH) the Isma'ili jurist and official historian of the Fatimid dynasty. ...
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According to Ayatollah Khamenei, after engagement can both partners talk to each other and respect to the boundaries of Islam?

After engagement can both partners talk to each other and respect to the boundaries of Islam? Answer in the light of the fatwa of Ayatollah Khamenei.
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Is there a Shi'a based report that Prophet (as) wiped on bare feet?

Depending on how you read the verse of wudhu (5:6 in the Qur'an) you can wash the feet or wipe on them. Sunnis wash the feet as in the 1st reading and wipe on socks in a state of wudhu as in the 2nd ...
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Is pausing my wudu allowed if I have to leave the room and come back while in the middle of wudu?

I was making wudu and all I had left were my arms and feet but my dad was upset with me and he told me to come down immediately even though I was almost done. When I finished talking to him, I went ...
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Shiism- who leads prayers during imam-e-zamana, when he's present in the masjid/praying place?

Sunni scholars have consensus that leader of Muslims leads prayers when hes present. I want to know stand of Shia regarding lead of prayers when imam-e-zamana is present.
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Are images of Muhammad “quite common nowadays” in Shia Islam, and if so, where can I find them?

(Warning: all links contain depictions of Muhammad.) Wikipedia states: In Shia Islam, however, images of Muhammad are quite common nowadays, even though Shia scholars historically were against ...
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What is Ism-e-Azam?

I heard to perform Ism-e-Azam in several places. I heard that it has a significance but don't know how or what? So, What is Ism-e-Azam? What it's significance and why?
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Who are those who have gone astray in (5:105) according Shi'a?

In verse (5:105) Allah says: O you who have believed, upon you is [responsibility for] yourselves. Those who have gone astray will not harm you when you have been guided. To Allah is you return all ...
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Is there a way I could be forgiven if I intentionally eat non halal meat

At the age of 16 I had this one friend in which we both didn't really think about our religion. One night we were at her house and we ordered food from a place that wasn't halal and I'm not saying it ...
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Shia view: With whom is nikah al-mut'ah allowed?

According to the Shia view of Islam, is mut'ah marriage allowed with one's daughter, one's sister or one's sister-in-law?
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How do Shia's correct their prayer?

I understand that they reject the concept that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم made mistakes in the Salaah and thus showing us how to make Sajda Sahw in the Sunni ahadith. So what do they do if they ...
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How is the mentioning or honoring of Ibrahim by later generations interpreted? (Shia or Sufi View)

I'm a bit curious about the interpretation of the mentioning/honoring of Ibrahim (), especially from the Shi'a and/or Sufi perspective (not excluding other interpretations, but I have no access/...
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Marriage with baby's feeder

I have question in Shia's law. If a woman feeding baby through her breasts in enough time and enough amount, can father of the baby marry with her?
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Do Shia read darood E Ibrahim in tasshahud?

Sunnis recite darood E Ibrahim in final tasshahud of every prayer. Do Shia also recite darood E ibrahim? And is it different from Sunnis? Searching google gives link to Shia chat and topic doesn't ...
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Is celebrating majoos nawrooz a obligatory action for Twelver Shia?

As per below reference, Shia scholar Majlisi points out importance of nawrooz for Twelver Shia. -العلامة بهاء الدين علي بن عبدالحميد النسابة دامت فضائله رواه باسناده إلى المعلى بن خنيس عن الصادق (...
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Inner sects of Shias and beliefs regarding wives of Nabi SAW and companions

I have heard (only heard and not saying its true) that Shia curse some of the wives of Nabi SAW like Aisha RA as well some or all of the first 3 caliphs of Islam. My question is: is this true and if ...
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Qasar namaz when camping?

I am leaving for a 2 night, 3 day camp tomorrow and wanted to know whether I should offer Qasar namaz or complete namaz. the base camp is around 52 km from my home, and we have to trek for around 2-3 ...
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Did Shia imams or their wives practice mutah?

Shia allow mutah marriages. Why do Shi'as allow mut'ah marriage?. 9th to 11th imam only, first 8 imams are also imams for Sunnis so i reject mutah on their part.
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Do Shia have narration of mubahala between Moses and Qaroon?

Stories of the Prophet by ibn Kathir mentions mubahala on page 440 (darrussalam edition) between Moses and Qaroon. Note: Mohahala means cursing each other. Do Shias have similar narration in their ...
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According to Shia Islam, does Allah communicate with Iblis in a human voice, and if so whose voice is it?

Al Islam writes that Allah spoke to the Prophet in voice of Ali during Mi'raj: The Prophet replied, "My Lord spoke to me with the voice of 'Ali ibn Abi Talib and said, `O' Ahmad! I am an Entity ...
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Does Shia Islam have any narration where attributing a lie to the Prophet is a grave sin and leads to hell?

“Do not tell lies about me, for whoever tells lies about me will enter Hell.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 106. Sunni Muslims have the above narration which tells about consequences of deliberate lying ...
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Does a woman have to pray with hijab, when she is alone, according to Shia jurisprudence?

I understand that according to the sunni scholars, a woman has to pray with hijab, even if she is alone. I have heard that this is the case according to the shia scholars too, but I've never seen any ...
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In Shia Islam, how is the ruling forbidding fasting while travelling arrived at?

From Should we keep fasting while traveling?, we find that the Shia view is that it's forbidden to fast while travelling. Al-Islam writes: The Imamis say: If the conditions required for praying ...
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Which Quranic ayat state the number of Imams is 12?

While discussing the no. of imams with a friend of a different sect, we had this friendly argument. She says that the no of Imams are not clearly mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. Whereas, I for sure ...
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How do Shias perform the taslim (final salam) in prayer?

When visiting Iran, I noticed that people performed taslim differently than I'm used to. Basically, what I'm used to is: Look right and say assalamu alaikum wa rahmat Allah. Look left and say ...
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How is the Shia prostration of thanksgiving performed?

One thing I noticed when praying in Iran is that many people perform an extra sujud (prostration) directly after the (Shia-style) taslim. It didn't seem obligatory as not everyone did it, but it ...
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Were there non-Imam Prophets as per Shia Islam?

From Al Islam, we have: The Shi’a believe that the rank of Imamat (the position of a divinely-appointed leader) is higher than that of prophethood and messengership. ... Prophet Muhammad (S) ...
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Do Nizari Ismaili Shias believe in the infallibility of all the Imams?

From Wikipedia: The Nizari Ismailis have always maintained that the Imamah (also known as 'Imamat') can only be inherited from the current Imam to a direct descendant in a father-to-son (or ...
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Does Shia Islam prohibit saying “Ameen” after reciting al Fatiha?

In Iran, people refrained from saying Ameen after prayer (which I'm accustomed to saying). Chatting with a Shia friend today, he indicated I shouldn't say it, so I did some Googling, and a user of ...
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In Iran, before the second ruku in prayer, what is said during the standing dua?

I experienced this repeatedly here in Iran, so I suspect this is a Shia thing. In prayer, during the second rakat just before ruku, we make dua while standing. I'm wondering what people are saying ...
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Why don't we have a single descendant of Hassan among the 12 imams?

To the Shi’a, the Ahlul-Bayt of the Prophet (S) consist of the following individuals ONLY: • Fatimah al-Zahra (sa), • Imam ‘Ali (as), • Imam al-Hasan (as), • Imam al-Husayn (as), • Nine ...
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Are shia imam better than prophet ibrahim? [duplicate]

Do Shia believe 12 imams are better than Ibrahim, what's is their proof from Shia sources?
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Shia Sources for first meet between Mahdi and Eesa

I need Shia narrations of Mahdi and eesa (Jesus) bin Maryam when they meet for the first time. Kindly help me.May Allah reward you suitably. Spoke to many Shia they didn't give any source.
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Is it true that a child is affected if the mother commits sins?

This is from a Shia point of view This is a statement I found from hubeali.com: It is narrated from Amir-ul-momaneen that a child gets ill if the mother commits a sin. (Huliya-tul-Mutaqeen, ...
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Who is responsible for maintaining the child(ren) if a wife gets pregnant in nikah mut'ah?

If a husband and wife are married as per nikah mut'ah, it's possible the wife could become pregnant. This seems to open up a host of complications with regards to maintenance and custody. Google ...
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Are both your nose and forehead supposed to rest on the turbah during sujood?

When praying with turbah, I understand we place our forehead on it during sujood (as per this question), but I'm unsure of where to place my nose. One instance is the tradition Ibn Abbas narrates ...
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How can a new Muslim fit in when praying in a mosque in Iran?

Inshallah, I will go to Iran again in May. I intend to pray in the mosques there and I would like to fit in better with my (presumably mostly Shia) sisters when doing so. Question: How can a new ...
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Do Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei have influence outside of Iran?

There are two Iranian Grand Ayatollahs, Khomeini (former) and Khamenei (current), a title which Wikipedia describes as: ...a label provided to the highest level Shia authority... See also: Are ...
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Shias believe the successors to Muhammad must be from the Ahl-ul-Bayt. Aren't the four Rashidun caliphs related to the Prophet?

Shias believe the successor of Muhammad has to be from the Ahl-ul-Bayt( Family of the Prophet). Abu Bakr as-saddiq and Umar ibn al-Khattab were father in laws of the Prophet. Othman ibn Affan is also ...
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Can Sunnis eat meat authorised halal by Shi'a?

The city main mosque in a non Muslim country is Shi'a and the halal certification process is controlled by them. Can we eat meat from a restaurant (which is owned and staffed by Sunnis) if the halal ...