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 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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Why do the Shi'a have different hadiths?

As is known, there are six major books of ahadith used in Sunni jurisprudence. The Shi'a typically don't treat these collections with such esteem, and instead give preferential treatment to four of ...
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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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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 is the Shi'ite ruling of “eyebrow removing (like women)” for men?

There is a narration from the apostle of Allah (pbuh) who 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) Or ...
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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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Qasr prayer when camping?

I am leaving for a 2 night, 3 day camp tomorrow and wanted to know whether I should offer Qasr namaz (prayer) or complete namaz. the base camp is around 52 km from my home, and we have to trek for ...
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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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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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Differences Within Religion [closed]

As-salamu alaykum brothers and sisters of Islam. I had query something that is dividing my friends and making them lose their bonds so i humbly request to be tolerant and impartial in your opinions ...
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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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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 spiritually higher than ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a process to become a Shia Muslim from Sunni Muslim?

I'm currently a teen Sunni Muslim who wants to become a Shia. I have researched myself and found that my heart is on the Shia side of Islam and I agree with more of the Shia side. Although is there a ...
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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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Why do Shia hold Aql (intellect) in a higher position in comparison with other sects?

As you possibly know, Aql/Aghl (intellect) is regarded as one of the sources of Fiqh in Islam. In Shia Islam, there are four sources of Fiqh: Qur'an, Sunnah, Ijmaa’ and Aql. (www.wikifeqh.ir) But as ...
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Is it permissible to make shabih(replica) of taboot (bier), zari and a'lam(Islamic flag)?

Shias (mostly in South-Asian countries) make replicas of taboot (biet), zari, zuljana and a'lam (Islamic flag) during Muharram processions. From where has this practice started and is it allowed in ...
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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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How to convert from Shia to Sunni?

Greetings brothers and sisters, I've looked all over for the answers to this question yet I'm still confused and have not come to a conclusion. I am to marry a Muslim man, and I am Sunni Muslim but ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Who will be the soldiers of Imam Mahdi? (Shia view)

According to the belief of Shiite school of thought, Imam Mahdi (Imam Zaman or factually 12th Imam of Shia)) will reappear as the last Imam of Shiite. They believe that he will come to save the world ...
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What is the significance of 22nd rajab in the history of Islam (Shia view)?

I have seen Shias celebrate the 22nd Rajab (the seventh Arabic lunar month) by making special cookies and sweet dishes, and by visiting each other. What is the importance of 22nd Rajab in Islamic ...
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How does nikha mut'ah end, and can I immediately marry the same girl again or does she have to marry someone else first?

How to end my Nikha Mut'ah term? At the end of my Nikha Mut'ah term, can I directly marry the same girl again or does she have to marry someone else before marrying me?
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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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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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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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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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Can Shi'a tafseer books be categorized in similar categories as those of Sunni scholars?

Mainly Sunni's make a distinction between two main categories of tafseer works: tafsir bi-al-ma'thur (Arabic: التفسير بالمأثور‎, literally 'received tafsir', also known as tafsir bi-al-riwaya Arabic: ...
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Are there Islamic guidelines on how and when to protest?

Are there any guidelines provided by Islam on how and when to protest? And how to decide the magnitude of protests and who will decide it? Please cite references from the Holy Quran, Ahadeth, ...
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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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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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How many women were with Imam Hussain? (At the battle of Karbala)

As possibly many of you know, at the time of Imam Hussain (a.s.) there was a tragedy event which was and is famous as Battle-of-Karbala. For more info. you can read the following link: www.al-islam....
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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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Who are the guardians of Mecca according to Shia theology?

I was looking at the interpretation of this verse from a Shia perspective But why should Allah not punish them while they obstruct [people] from al-Masjid al- Haram and they were not its guardians? ...
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What is the Shia justification for khums?

I would like to know about the justifications for khums as understood by Shi'a scholars. Their definition doesn't seem to appear in Quran, so I am wondering where it comes from. In particular, do we ...
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Was Hazrat Ali (RA) born inside the kabba with the walls cracked?

I heard that Imam Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) was born inside the Ka'bah, that is the walls cracked and he was delivered inside the kaabah. My question is what is the validity of this story ...
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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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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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What is the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite Mosque?

I am considering converting to Islam at a mosque in my area. I have never been to a mosque before, so this will be my first time. I'm not sure what type of mosque this mosque is I am not sure wether ...
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Is familism part of Shia Islam?

I have formed my own perception that the Sunni interpretation of Islam is more general and cosmopolitan, where anybody from any race can enter with honour in Islam. To the contrary, Shia ...
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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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Can a Shia wife perform matam even if her Sunni husband prohibits?

If I am a Shia girl married to a Sunni boy who doesn't want me to do matam (mourning) only, should I follow my husband or perform the matam no matter what?