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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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Why Matam by Shias when maximum mourning period is 4 months?

How do Shias justify their Mourning (Matam) over Battle Of Karbala? We know that maximum mourning period of someone's death is 4 months 10 days (that too for a widow) but they do it every year. ...
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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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What are the principle/fundamental differences between Sunni and Shia? [closed]

Although I do believe that the separation into sects of Islam is terrible and contradicts with the Qur'an (6:159, 30:32 and etc...) I'm interested in knowing why there is so much conflict between both ...
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What is Ayatollah Khamenei's ruling regarding men wearing short trousers in front of women (in streets or parties)?

Occasionally I see some boys or men who wear shorts (short trousers) in the streets or other public places. (Or even in the parties). On the other hand, According to Resalah-al-Amaliah (www.bahjat.ir) ...
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Who are 313 main soldiers of Imam Mahdi?

It is a famous issue between Shiite that Imam Mahdi (as the last Imam of Shiite) has 313 soldiers. (Seemingly, as the main soldiers (commanders) of him). I wonder who they are? Note: I do not mean ...
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Where will Imam Mahdi appear from? (Shia view)

It is considered as the belief of Shia school of jurisprudence that Imam Mahdi as the last Imam of Shia and likewise as savior of the world (by the intention of Allah) will appear at the time that the ...
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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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According to Shia, can we choose our mates from non-Muslims?

I know it is strongly recommended (Mustahab) to select our friends from Muslim people. But I was wondering if we can choose our friends from other religions as non-Muslims. Note: I am looking for ...
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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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Is it allowed to have cyber(on internet) sex with wife?

I know cyber sex with anyone else is utterly prohibited but is it allowed with wife? I am looking in particular for an answer according to Shi'ite jurisprudence.
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What/who is “the straight path” (صراط المستقیم)? (Shia view)

With respect to the verse 6 of the first Surah of the holy Quran (i.e. Surat-al-Fatihah), Guide us to the straight path (6) path of those you have gifted (7) (اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ ...
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What is the Salah of Imam Hussain (a.s.)?

I've heard that there is a Salah as the Salah of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) But I don’t know how its circumstance is. Does anyone know how it is? (notice: It doesn't mean that it is said prayer ...
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Has anybody ever compiled a book of Shia authentic Hadiths?

I am not referring to old books but any book that has been written in the last century. Every time I try to understand Shia beliefs from Hadiths I get faced by their claims that not all their Hadiths ...
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What is the ruling of touching the logos (slogan) which have Allah's names? (Shia view)

As you can see, there are some logos (slogans) of the word Allah on many things such as flags. For instance there is a slogan of it on the flag of Islamic republic of Iran. I wonder if it is Halal if ...
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Are the heaven of the children (who die) the same as the main Jannah who Momenin go? (Shia view)

I have heard that children won't go to the heaven which Mo'menin (believers) will go (I mean the children who die before the age of puberty). In truth, they will go to another place which is not as ...
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Interpretation of verse of “وَابْتَغُواْ إِلَيهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ ”?

According to Shi'a Islam, what does "الوسيله" in the following verse include? How can it be interpreted from the ahadith? يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَابْتَغُواْ إِلَيهِ ...
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Are bahaism and babism counted as one of the branches of shiism?

bahai or babi sects formed in an Islamic country (Iran).they follow Bahá’u’lláh and Ali mohammad shirazi or bab as their leader . Are they counted as branches of shiism?
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Can I be Shi'a while still believing that Allah has blessed the khoulafaa (Omar, Othman, Abou Bakr)?

I found Du'a made by Khomayni (Shi'a) دعاء صنمي قريش asking Allah to take Khoulafaa (Omar, Othman, Abou Bakr) into the eternal hell. I also saw many Shi'a fatwas which say that العشرة المبشرين بالجنة ...
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Is there any hadith from Shia about “the thawab of kissing children?”

The psychologists emphasize on kissing the children. In other word, according to psychologists, kissing the children has positive effects on them. I wonder what the viewpoint of Shia is regarding ...
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Who was Ali-Ibn-Mahziar al-Ahvazi (al-Ahwazi)?

َAs far as I know, there is the shrine (tomb) of a person whose name is considered as Ali-ibn-Mahziar-al-Ahvazi (علی بن مهزیار الاهوازی) in Ahvaz (Ahwaz) (the capital of Khuzestan province (Iran)). ...
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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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Is alms-giving (giving charity) to the addict people permissible? (Shi'a view)

Giving Sadaghah (alms-giving) is a Mustahab (recommended) act in Islam and according to the traditions it has so thawab (reward). For instance, look at the following hadith from the Prophet (pbuh) ...
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According to Shia, Who is Wajib-al-Haj?

As far as I know, going to Haj is not mandatory for those people who cannot afford to pay the expense of this trip. But my question is that how we can recognize if it is Mandatory for us to go to Haj (...
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Can a woman be an Imam Al-Jama'ah for other women? (Shi'a view)

I'd like to know if a woman can be as an Imam al-Jama'ah in Wajib (mandatory) prayer? (actually can she be as the imam al Jama'ah of other women?) (Note: I am looking for Shia viewpoint)
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Is it permissible for men to watch sports of women via Television? (Shi'a View)

I was wondering if it is permissible(Halal) for boys to watch the sport matches which their players are young girls. Note: I’m looking for the viewpoint of Shi'a about it.
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What is the ruling on shaking-hands with a non-Muslim non-mahram? [duplicate]

As far as I can remember, it is haram for men to shake hands with women who are Muslim. But I'd like to know if it is haram for Muslim men to shake hands with non-Muslim women as well?
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Why Shoyookh (Shaikhs) of Shia put an Ammamah (turban) on their heads?

Usually, the Shoyukh (Shaikhs) or Aalims (scholars) of Shia put an Ammamah or turban on their heads, what is the purpose of this act? And why some of them wear it in black color and many of them wear ...
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When is Laylatul-Qadr? (Shia view)

I am aware that there could be few days as foreseen days to be Laylatul-Qadr or the night of decree (such as 19, 21, 23, and 27 of Ramadan), but I wonder which day is right? (According to Shia's ...
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The Role of Du'as in religion and Qurb e Elahi?

According to Shia, there are many du'as refering to ahl al=bait narrated in many books as Sahifa Sajjadiah, Mafatih al-Janan, Iqbal and Mesbah.... that are considarable.What is the role and postion of ...
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In Shiism, what is the source of Imams' supreme knowledge?

Shiites believe that their [Twelve Imams] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Imams), the rightful successors of the prophet, have complete knowledge of everything. The question is: what are the ...
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In Shiite school of thought, how is the conflict between free will and determinism resolved?

There are different verses some of which seem to clearly suggest determinism : و ما تشاءون الا ان یشاء الله رب العالمین and you do not wish unless it is wished by Allah, the lord of the ...
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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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Is it permissible to build a building taller than Kaaba around it?

I have heard that it is not permissible to make any buildings taller than Kaaba around it. For instance there is a very tall clock as a very tall building which has been built so taller than Kaaba. (...
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What do Shias mean by taqiyya?

I heard that Shias use a word taqiyya, in the al-Kafi book by Kulayni Imam Sadiq is quoted as saying: ... taqiyya is my religion... (Reference: الكافي للكليني (329 هـ) الجزء2 صفحة219 باب التقية). I ...
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Is Tawassol (recourse) allowed in Islam? (Shia view)

Allah, the exalted, says in the Noble Quran as such: وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ ﴿٧٩﴾ وَإِذَا مَرِ‌ضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ ﴿٨٠ "And it is He who feeds me and gives me drink; and ...
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Why did Umar forbid Mutah (temporary marriage) after the death of the prophet?(shia view) [closed]

In a famous sermon,the second caliph 'Umar banned mutah after the death of the Prophet (PBUH) with the following words: "Two mutah were practiced during the time of the Prophet [i.e. temporary ...
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Why eating cheese (alone) will be the cause of some diseases? (According to Shia hadiths)

As far as I know, there are several traditions from Shia that mention regarding the harms of eating cheese (lonely), since seemingly it is remarked that you'd better eat the cheese with walnut. I ...
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Why do Shias do things differently?

What I understand the reason for separation was a dispute over the succession of the Caliphate (I could be wrong), how did this turn into Shias doing things (praying, adhan etc.) that differ from ...
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Can women watch the football of men? (Shi'a view)

According to the 30th verse of Surah Al-Nur: قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ ٣٠ ...
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What is the source of this Hadith from Imam Sadeq (a.s.) ? “looking at non-Mahram is a poison arrow from Satan's arrows”

previously, I had heard a tradition from Imam Sadeq(Sadiq) (a.s.) regarding looking at non-mahrams that: «النّظرة سهمٌ من سهام إبلیس مسمومٌ من ترکها للّه لا لغیره أعقبه اللّه إیماناً یجد طعمه» ...
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Why is Laylatul Qadr interpreted to hazrat Fatima?

There are some hadiths which interpreted Laylatul Qadr to hazrat Fatima like the following. Why is it interpreted to hazrat Fatima? قال الصادق (علیه السلام):’’ انا انزلناه في لـيلة القـدر’’، الليلة ...
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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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What is the source of this fitwa: “Whoever kills one Rafezi (7 or 10 Shia), He'll go to the Jannah”

Fatwa: من قتل رافضيّاً واحداً(سبعة او عشرة شیعه) وجبت له الجنّة Whoever kills one Rafezi (7 or 10 Shi'a), He'll definitely go to the Jannah I see this fatwa in the internet and there are a ...
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Why did Hossein Ibn Ali not accept Yazid ibn Muawiya's as a caliph?

Why did the grandson of the Prophet, Hossein Ibn Ali, not accept Yazid ibn Muawiya as a caliph?
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Who has the authority to assign successor (caliph)? God? The Prophet? People? (Shia view)

The society of Muslims needs to be guided by caliph after Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Hence, after the death of holy prophet (PBUH), a caliph was assigned to guide and rule the Muslims. According to my ...
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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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Did God create the earth for the sake of the Prophet and his family only?

I posted a question earlier and I got a reply that states a part of a Hadith: Why do Shia care about Hussain and not Hasan? Then the Lord, Almighty Allah said :"O My angels! O Residents of My ...
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Why do Shia care about Hussain and not Hasan?

Ali had two sons, Al-Hasan and Al-Hussain, so why do Shia care so much about the Al-Hussain rather than Al-Hasan? I often hear them chanting Labayeka Ya Hussain
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Do Shi'ites believe that Hazrat Ali-Akbar, the son of Imam Hussein (a.s.), closely resembeled the Prophet (s)?

It is said that Hazrat Ali Akbar (The oldest son of Imam Hussein (a.s.) was so similar in look and manner to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). I wonder if there is any narration confirming this.
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An Infallible cannot commit sin but can he make a mistake?

I know infallible means a person who doesn’t commit any sin. But I wonder if it is related to the mistake as well? Actually I mean is it possible for an infallible to make any mistake? (Since I assume ...