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 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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What is Ism-e-Azam?

I heard to perform Ism-e-Azam in several places. I heard that it has a significance but don't know how or what? So, What is Ism-e-Azam? What it's significance and why?
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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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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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Is smoking cigarettes prohibited in Shia Islam?

I have seen majority of Shia people at Imam Bargah smoking standing just outside. Isn't smoking prohibited in Islam?
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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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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 Shi'a based report that Prophet (as) wiped on bare feet?

Depending on how you read the verse of wudhu (5:6 in the Qur'an) you can wash the feet or wipe on them. Sunnis wash the feet as in the 1st reading and wipe on socks in a state of wudhu as in the 2nd ...
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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 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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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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Does a woman have to pray with hijab, when she is alone, according to Shia jurisprudence?

I understand that according to the sunni scholars, a woman has to pray with hijab, even if she is alone. I have heard that this is the case according to the shia scholars too, but I've never seen any ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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 largely believe in precedence of the imarat. So my question is: “What's the view by other schools (Sunni scholars)?" ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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What is Shia view about Interpretation of verse 24 of surat An-Nisa'(4:24)?

Verse 24 of surat An-Nisa'say: وَ الْمُحْصَناتُ مِنَ النِّساءِ إِلاَّ ما مَلَکَتْ أَيْمانُکُمْ کِتابَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْکُمْ وَ أُحِلَّ لَکُمْ ما وَراءَ ذلِکُمْ أَنْ تَبْتَغُوا بِأَمْوالِکُمْ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.