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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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 ...
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How did the Shiite Hadith sources originate? What are the authentic sources of Hadith? (Shia view)

Shiites have their distinct sources of hadith. My questions are: How did they develop and by whom? What is their authenticity?
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Are raffles halaal or haraam? (Shia view please)

Recently I saw a Shia mosque holding a fund raising raffle ticket competition where the winner would get a fully paid for umrah trip. What is a raffle? Wikipedia - A raffle is a gambling ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How many hadiths are in کتب الاربعه ? (Main Shia Books)

On the whole, کتب الاربعه or Kotob-al-Arba’ah (four books) are deemed as the name of four Shiite books which is remarked as the most authentic book(s) of Shia. (Even these can be investigated as an ...
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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 martyred at ...
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Which Imam of Shia has more hadiths?

As it is clear, there are many narrations from Shia Imams. (As well as the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW). I couldn’t exactly figure out which Imam has the most hadiths? Or in other word, most ...
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What is hujjat? Who is hujjat of Allah now?

Is this what 'hujjat' is? in every era there must be one person to guide people and to help them obtain spiritual growth and fulfill their responsibilities towards their society. Who is 'hujjat' ...
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Was Lady Fatimah (a.s.) higher than many other men? (Shia view)

Was Lady Fatimah (a.s.) higher than many other men? (Shia view) Is there any narration or source to prove the matter?
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According to Ayatollah Khamenei, after engagement can both partners talk to each other and respect to the boundaries of Islam?

After engagement can both partners talk to each other and respect to the boundaries of Islam? Answer in the light of the fatwa of Ayatollah Khamenei.
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How do Shias perform the taslim (final salam) in prayer?

When visiting Iran, I noticed that people performed taslim differently than I'm used to. Basically, what I'm used to is: Look right and say assalamu alaikum wa rahmat Allah. Look left and say ...
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How is the Shia prostration of thanksgiving performed?

One thing I noticed when praying in Iran is that many people perform an extra sujud (prostration) directly after the (Shia-style) taslim. It didn't seem obligatory as not everyone did it, but it ...
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Were there non-Imam Prophets as per Shia Islam?

From Al Islam, we have: The Shi’a believe that the rank of Imamat (the position of a divinely-appointed leader) is higher than that of prophethood and messengership. ... Prophet Muhammad (S) ...
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How to know if Mosque is Shia or Sunni?

I was researching to find some mosques in an area/state and came across one that provides Nikah services. When reading their document in terms of a Marriage contract, it had the word Shi'a in it and ...
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What is the correct definition for “Shia”?

السلام عليكم Is Google given definition correct? one of the two main branches of Islam, followed especially in Iran, that rejects the first three Sunni caliphs and regards Ali, the fourth ...
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How much blood money needs to be paid (and by who) if a person is killed by a stone falling from a building's surface covered by stone?

We are living in a 5 floor building near a main street in city. The building's surface is covered by stone (Travertine) and is in dominant position on the sidewalk. The question is: How much does ...
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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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What is the best stone for the ring? (Shia View)

As a famous issue, it is named some stones as the best one for wearing the rings (for Fingers). Some of them are more famous and are declared as the best ones. Such as Firoozeh (turquoise), Aqiq (...
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Is blowing the foods Makruh? (Shia view)

It is said that it is better not to blow the foods. In other word, it is said that blowing the foods is considered as a makruh practice. So, I was wondering if this is counted as a correct issue or ...
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Why are sunnah prayers considered nawafil for Shiites?

Unless I'm mistaken about the meaning of nawafil in Shiite context, I'm a bit confused about why Sunnah prayers for Sunnis are nawafil for Shiites. From this site: Misconception #4: Shias do not ...
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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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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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Sunni's view on Ghadir Khumm

Shia's view on Ghadir Khumm produces the idea that Ali is the only legitimate successor directly after Muhammad. What is the sunnis view on this? why dont they consider Ghadir Khumm as serious as ...
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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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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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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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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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Did al-Qadi an-Nu'man write a book entitled “Al-Fiqh al-Akbar”?

Al-Qadi an-Nu'man القاضي النعمان or Abu Hanifa al-Nu‘man ibn Muhammad ibn Mansur ibn Ahmad ibn Hayyun al-Tamimi (died 974 CE/ 363 AH) the Isma'ili jurist and official historian of the Fatimid dynasty. ...
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Who are those who have gone astray in (5:105) according Shi'a?

In verse (5:105) Allah says: O you who have believed, upon you is [responsibility for] yourselves. Those who have gone astray will not harm you when you have been guided. To Allah is you return all ...
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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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Which mainstream Shia scholars say it's permissible for a woman to travel alone?

From Mohammad Sakib Arifin's answer to Why are women not allowed to go out alone even in today's society?: Shia view: According to mainstream Shia scholars, it is permissible for a woman to ...
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Are there sects of Islam similar to protestants? [duplicate]

I know there are Sunni and Shia as the two major denominations of Islam and Sufi as the more mystical component. Are there any other sects? such as how Protestant denominations find comfort in the ...
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What is the significance of 22 jumada-al-thani?

At my place (India) Shias celebrate this day by arranging dastarkhwan (various special dishes) and call it dastarkhawn of Imam Hasan(A.S) I want to know why it is celebrated?
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Text of the condolence which is given to Muhammad(saww) on the Day of Ashura?

There is this text in religious books which has words of condolence for Muhammad(saww) upon the death of his grandson on the Day of Ashura. It's surely not the Ziyárat of Ta`ziyah (Condolences). It's ...
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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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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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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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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 (Imam Mahdi) is present.
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In Shia Islam, how is the ruling forbidding fasting while travelling arrived at?

From Should we keep fasting while traveling?, we find that the Shia view is that it's forbidden to fast while travelling. Al-Islam writes: The Imamis say: If the conditions required for praying ...
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Can a Shia boy marry an ahl e hadith girl in the light of shariah?

AOA! I am Ali and my question is "can a Shia boy marry an ahl e hadith (Wahhabi) girl"? I have been asking this question in the light of Quran and hadith. According to the Shia point of view it is ...
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What is the Shia view of Abdullah Ibn Umar?

The son of Umar Ibn Al Khattab. Do Shias accept his narrations?
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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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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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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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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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Can a Shi'ite girl do tayammum over makeup?

According to Shi'ite jurisprudence, can a girl do tayammum over makeup? Sometimes girls fall into this type of situation.. what to do then?
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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 ...