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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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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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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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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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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What is Shia Islam's take on the deficiency in women's intelligence?

Ayatollah Khamenei's website has a video Women are stronger than men dated 2013. It's quite touching, and you can see the women in the audience are visibly moved. In this video, what he says is ...
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Basically, is “sexual intercourse“ (with wife) a positive or negative action? (Shia view)

I know it is not Haram to have sexual intercourse with wife, but I wonder is it a positive act? I mean: is it recommended(mustahab)? Or Makrooh (it means better not to do)? Any related hadith? (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Who is Seyyed (سید)? (Shia view)

As probably majority or even all of you are aware, (except the prefix name of Seyyed or Sayyid which means mister), there are many people (Muslims) who are named as Seyyed or Sayyid at the initial ...
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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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Who are those who can make others forget remembrance of God?

This verse says there are some slaves of God who can make other people forget remembrance of Allah: فَاتَّخَذْتُمُوهُمْ سِخْرِ‌يًّا حَتَّى أَنسَوْكُمْ ذِكْرِ‌ي وَكُنتُم مِّنْهُمْ تَضْحَكُونَ ...
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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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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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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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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 such ...
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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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Seeking authentic tafseer for Qur'an 5:12 to better understand the Shia Imamat?

Can anyone provide me several authentic tafseer for the Quranic verse 5:12? And Allah had already taken a covenant from the Children of Israel, and We delegated from among them twelve leaders. And ...
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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?
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Can I join Asar with Zuhr according to Shi'ite jurisprudence?

I work in an IT firm and my duty period is usually 8-5. My office is about 50km's away from my home. I get my lunch break at 1.00 PM so I can pray Zuhr without any problems. But since I usually work ...
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Do Shi'a Muslims practice circumcision in adherance to the Covenant of Abraham?

Biblically, circumcision is a sign of the Abrahamic Covenant between God and Abraham, and was incumbent on him and each of his (male) descendents lest they be "cut off from his people." Insofar as ...
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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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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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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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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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Dhikr/Zikir in islam?

Va As-salamu alaykum brothers I am here because I am very confused about Dhikr/Zikir in Islam. Today I was at a friend and I saw a video that he watched. It was a few of our brothers that was doing ...
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Can I create, own & run a Dating website?

Asslamu-un-Alakum I was wondering if I can provide a matrimonial service (known as dating sites) to the users? If I wanna launch a site just for Muslim brother and sisters who are seeking a partner. ...
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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 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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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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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 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 lot of ...
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What's main objective, duty and purpose of an Imam?

What's the main purposes, objectives and duties of a Shia Imam? Do those purposes, objectives and duties get over when he passes away? And is it possible that he not be able to complete all his ...
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Does the “three times” count still apply if we use “detergent”?

It is needed to wash clothes three times to make them clean(pure). But the rule doesn't say anything about using detergent or chemicals, which can effectively remove impurity (Najas). Does the same ...
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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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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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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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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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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 Sunni’s view about the conflict between suggestions (imarat) and practical principles?

In case of conflict between suggestions (imarat) and practical principles, Shia Islam largely believe in precedence of the imarat. So my question is: “What's the view by other schools (Sunni scholars)?...
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How did the split of Shiites and Sunnis go from political to theological? [duplicate]

Based on what I heard, and from what I read (none from Shiite sources), the Sunnis and Shiites split because they differed on views about who will rule the Muslims. How did it escalate from just ...
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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 ...