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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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According to Shia Islam what is the law regarding when we can invade and conquer another country?

Under what circumstances could for example Persia be justified in engaging in a preemptive strike on for example Rome? Does there have to be evidence that Rome presents a danger to Persia? Or is it ...
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I need API of Computer Research Center of Islamic Sciences (Quran) with translations

I am looking for shia Quran API with translations to use in my software, are there already built in shia Quran APIs to use?
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What's the difference between shia-sunni Nikkah procedures?

ASO! I wanted to know the actual difference between shia and sunni nikkah procedures. I belong to a sunni family and getting married to a shia boy. We don't have any problems with the witness issue. ...
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How was Ali's reception of the attack on Fatima by Umar (and Abu Bakr)

Background According to Shia historians, one of the earliest conflicts between some of the Companions and Ahl al-Bayt is the attack on Fatima's house by Umar in order to arrest/subdue Ali, who refused ...
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Can religious faith be suspended and dropped under certain situations according to Shia branch of Islam?

I once saw some internet video discussing about essential differences between Sunni and Shia branches of Islam and I clearly remembered it mentioned Shia posits that one's religious faith (not the ...
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How does Shia interpret Muhammad b. al-Hanafiyyah hadith about which of the people is the best after the Messanger?

Muhammad b. al-Hanafiyyah was a son of Ali ibn Abi Talib, in a Sahih hadith he mentioned: I said to my father: Which of the people after the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) is best? He replied: Abu Bakr. I ...
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Do Shia and Sunnis have a different method of prayers?

Today I went to the masjid at the mall and when I started praying, a shiaa woman came to me and said that I was praying wrong. She was saying that I am not supposed to cross my hand on my belly and ...
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Do the Sunni muslims believe in the re-appearance of AL-MAHDI or TAYYIB at the Day of Judgement?

The Twelvers (Jafari school of thought within Shia sect) believe that Imam Al-Mahdi will re-appear at the day of Judgement, while a small faction (known as the Mustali's) within Shia's Ismaili (also ...
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Who dug the prophets grave for the burial?

Shia believe Ali (RA) dug forty graves to conceal grave of Fatima. Sunnis reports quoted in sealed nectar say a person was hired to dig the prophets grave. The question: who dug the grave of prophet ...
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Is there a book that gathers together all the Hadiths accepted by both Sunni and Shia sources?

I know there are many differences in Hadith accepted by either Sunni and Shia Muslims. However I was curious if anyone has ever gathered together Hadith which both groups accept in each of their ...
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How common it is for the shi'as to curse the sahaba of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH i.e Abu Bakr, Umar, A'isha etc?

I have seen many shi'as online cursing the sahaba of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH, many shi'as I have seen called them mushriqeen, many I have seen chanting bar Umar lanat beshumar in their ceremonies (...
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Did Khomeini say that sex with animals is permitted?

I found this from Quora.com. Can anyone explain this to me?
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What is Shiite view on "Ali burning people"?

I was reading an answer to a question on this site. Here is it : https://islam.stackexchange.com/a/254/51089 The answer states that Ali burnt some people for a reason as : It is related from ‘Ikrima ...
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What is this common depiction of Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra), Hasan ibn Ali and Husayn ibn Ali in Shia islam based on?

Are their facial features, clothes etc. modelled after certain hadiths, if so which one? Also when did this start and how ISN'T this idolatry? Is it possible even that those aren't actual paintings ...
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Is there a website that tell the rijal (mens) grading for shia?

salam alaikum I need to know if there a website that tell rijal for shia hadith since I don't find one
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Online databas (sql) for Shia Hadiths

Is there an sql version for shia hadith I saw the api version of it in this post Online database/Apis for Shia Hadiths but I need an sql version of it can any body help me
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Can Imams abrogate Quran?

Do Shi'as believe that the words of the Imams can abrogate the Quran? In what circumstances can this happen? If infallible Muhammad can abrogate the Quran with his own words, as many Sunnis believe, ...
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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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In which source does Imam Mahdi say "Kitab Al-Kafi is enough for our Shia"?

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidina wa Azimina, Wa Habibi Qulubina wa Shafii Nufusina, Abul Qasim Muhammad. Wa 'ala Ahli Bayti tayyibina ...
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How many Rak'at is it after Isha (Shia)?

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidina wa Azimina, Wa Habibi Qulubina wa Shafii Nufusina, Abul Qasim Muhammad. Wa 'ala Ahli Bayti tayyibina ...
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Is Qunoot always in 2nd rakaat in Shia Salah?

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidina wa Azimina, Wa Habibi Qulubina wa Shafii Nufusina, Abul Qasim Muhammad. Wa 'ala Ahli Bayti tayyibina ...
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How is 1000 Raka'as of Nawafil prayed in Shahri Ramadan according to Shiism?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Ashraful Anbiya Sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala 'Alihi Muhammad. It is highly recommended to pray 1000 raka'as during Shahri Ramadan ...
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Does reciting dua Sana in the beginning of Salah invalidate Salah according to Shiism?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Ashraful Anbiya Sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala 'Alihi Muhammad. Does reciting dua Sana in the beginning of Salah invalidate Salah, ...
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What's the Hukm of raising index finger in Tashahhud in Salah according to shiism?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Ashraful Anbiya Sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala 'Alihi Muhammad. I want to know if my Shia brothers raise their index finger in ...
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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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What is the tafseer of Hadith H 10, Ch. 1, h 10 in Kitab al-Kafi?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin. Was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Ashraful Anbiya Sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala 'Alihi Muhammad. The Hadith H 10, Ch. 1, h 10 in Kitab al-Kafi: Muhammad ibn Yahya has ...
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How did Adam and Hawwa multiply?

Bismillah. Alhamdulillahi rabbil-'alamin was-Salatu was-Salam 'ala Sayyidil-Mursalin wa 'ala 'Alihi wa Sahbihi Ajma'in. So the question is How did Adam and Hawwa multiply? I'd like to know both Sunni ...
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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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Question on Status of Islamic and Islam-related Sects

What status is agreed the following minor Islamic sects and partly Islam-related religions according to the four Sunni fiqh and the Shia School of Qom: Muslim (with respect to marriage, heritage, etc....
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Does Shi'is believe Ali can't forget?

Question for Shi'i Muslims: Can Ali (RA) forget (anything) according to Shi'i fiqh (authentic citations/references such as hadith/fiqhi opinions preferred rather than a straight answer)?
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Mohaj al Da'awat in other languages

Salaam, Does anyone knows if this book((Mohaj al Da'awat) is available in any other language other than farsi. Then please do send the link of the book.
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Did someone took birth in bayt ul mamur?

Shia believe Ali bin abi Talib was born inside Kaaba. My question is does someone have birthplace as bayt ul mamur? Bayt ul mamur is kaabah/qiblah of heavenly creatures located on highest heaven. ...
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Sins that are done in confusion

What if a person is unable to understand what he is doing or feeling and in order to figure it out if he does that thing (which is a sin), but he did not have that intention (the intention to tale ...
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I am addicted to masturbating, will god forgive me?

I love Allah. I am a very religious person. I love people and try to help them as much as I can, but I masturbate. I tried it one day and ever since that day I can't stop. When I first started, I didn'...
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Did fatima bath before her death so that none washed her body?

I read in ibn al jawzis work talbis iblis that Shiism believes Fatima washed herself before her death so that it would suffice for funeral wash. (Page 177 English translation) Is this narration ...
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What is the status of Hussain bin Ali, When Ali bin Abu Talib was Imam?

If Hussain is Imam, and Ali is also imam what is the status of Hussain when Ali is imam? Searching Google isnt helping in anyway. I'm asking this because , one of the members commented that muhsin ...
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Why arent Qasim, Abdullah, Ibrahim and Mohsin not considered among imams?

Qasim, Abdullah were born to Khadijah from loins of Prophet, Ibrahim to Maryam, prophets slave. Muhsin was third son of Fatima and Ali. My question is Hassan, Hussain are taken as imams, why arent ...
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For the sake of argument if fadak was to be inherited who are the inheritors other than fatima?

Some people only champion for the cause of Fatima, if fadak was to be inherited who are the beneficiaries? Why people don't stand up for the cause of other beneficiaries? I feel fatima and prophets ...
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Shia view of Sufism

What are the views of Shia Muslims regarding the principles of esotericism that is promoted by Sufism? I would like to disregard more fringe values purported as Sufism such as drinking and ...
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Is this hadith by Imam Jafar Sadiq on Sufism authentic?

al-ʾImām al-Ṣādiq (عليه السلام) was asked about the sufis, he replied: "They are one of our enemies. Whoever is inclined to them is one of them, and will be gathered with them on the Day of The ...
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What is the Shia position on 'Umar ibn 'Abdalaziz and his reign?

For sunni's the reign of 'Umar ibn 'Abdal'aziz is considered as a time of Justice. And he is wdely considerd as the fifth of the rashidi caliphs. I've heard that he made a statement (the verification ...
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Common Hadiths between Sunni and Shia

As far as I know, Sunni and Shia share some common hadiths. Is there any book that compiles all those common hadith?
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Current Shia sect that rejects Uthman's edit of the Quran

I understand that in Shia Islam the first three Rashidun are grasped as unlawful political successors of Muhammad in leading the Ummah and in any case unfit to lead justly by their verity to replace ...
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Is being a sunni or having sunni toughts a reason not to be reliable as a hadith narrator (shi'a hadith)?

Even if the Sahihs of al-Bukhari and Muslim are sunni hadith compilations and certainly in other more or less known hadith compilations of sunni scholars. Some of the narrators in their narrator ...
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What is the authenticity of (shi'a) hadith books beyond the four books known as al-Kutub al-Arba'a الكتب الأربعة?

On our site we learn (from How many hadiths are in کتب الاربعه ? (Main Shia Books)) that the most authentic hadith collection from the (twelver) shi'a perspective are: Kitab al-Kafi الکافى of al-...
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In Shia religion, in salat can we give three shadah?

In Salat while sitting can we give three shadah? As one of my friends told me about that it makes salah as BAATIL (invalid) my reciting "ALI UN WALI ULLAH" in salat... I have searched and heard many ...
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On what basis do Shi'a Muslims claim that a marriage is valid even if done in the absence of witnesses?

AsSalam Aalykum. I am aware of the fact that a Sunni marriage will not be considered valid if there are no witnesses for the marriage. As far as I know, there are ahadith which stress on the ...
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In Shia's Islam, is it possible to make Nikkah again with that person from we recently take divorce?

When a man had given divorce to his wife, recite all seegay ( that specific words by which divorce become properly valid ) and spent 3 months which gave the time for thinking "Is the decision of ...
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