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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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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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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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Ruling of raising hands in Du'a before Taslim

Usually while making Du'a we raise hands. But right after Tashahud and Darood-e-Ibrahim in salah before we say "Assalamu Alaikum..." turning both sides (Taslim) because even that is Du'a, why don't ...
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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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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 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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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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Why does Shia say اشهد ان علیا ولی الله in Adhan (call to prayer)?

Did this practice exist during Prophet's time? Or does this count as an example of unlawful innovation in Islam?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do shia Islam explain verses of Qur'an which contradicts the belief of excellent hidden knowledge ( علم غيب) given to the Prophet and Imams?

Salam, Consider these verses of Qur'an : "Verily, Allah alone has knowledge of the Hour, and it is He who sends down the rain, and He alone knows what is in the wombs. No one knows what he will ...
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Shia view about three righteous caliphs (Other than Ali R.A.)

There is a Sahih Hadith stating the names of ten (10) people who the Prophet (SA) stated that they will be in Paradise. These names include the names of four righteous caliphs, Abu Bakar RA, Umer RA, ...
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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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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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Ramadan Is Always Of 30 Days.?

Can Someone Explain Those Ahadees Reported In Kutube Araba (The Four Books of Shia ahadith) That Ramadan Is Always Of 30 Days. But What About Those Ahaadees Reference - Al Kafi Arabic Edition Jild No....
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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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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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According to Shi'ites, what type of government is suggested by Islam?

Nowadays we have three prevalent forms of government in Islamic Ummah: Kingdom Democracy Shia's Wilayatul Faqeeh My questions is, what type of government is suggested by Islam? Is there an outline ...
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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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Why is location of the grave of Fatima not known?

Why is the tomb of Sayada Fatima Zahra(a.s.) hidden? I know she asked Imam Ali(a.s.) to not show her tomb for some guys who have tyrannize and abuse Her and Her family. What is the goal of not ...
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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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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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Hadith authenticity regarding rafidah (Sunni View Only)

Its been seen that following hadith are being quoted in forums, its not possible for me to verify the references, hence I require the source link for the following hadith linked to an actual hadith ...
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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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How to convert from Shia to Sunni?

I am to marry a Muslim man. I am Sunni Muslim but he is Shia Muslim. We have both realized this is a problem and that the sects are generally against each other. There have even been some political ...
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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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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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Is "imam" greater status than prophet?

As salaam aalaikum, Many Shias say that being an "imam" is greater than being a prophet. They normally quote the following verse where Ibrahim (pbuh) prays to be an "imam" after he became a prophet. ...
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Why Taasuaa (تاسوعا) is important for Shia?

There are two days that are so significant for Shiite as "Taasuaa/تاسوعا And عاشورا/Ashura" ... Actually usually they use and name these two days successive. (I am aware that Imam Hussein ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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