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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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 ...
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Do Shia have narration of mubahala between Moses and Qaroon?

Stories of the Prophet by ibn Kathir mentions mubahala on page 440 (darrussalam edition) between Moses and Qaroon. Note: Mohahala means cursing each other. Do Shias have similar narration in their ...
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Shia Sources for first meet between Mahdi and Eesa

I need Shia narrations of Mahdi and eesa (Jesus) bin Maryam when they meet for the first time. Kindly help me.May Allah reward you suitably. Spoke to many Shia they didn't give any source.
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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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Did Shia imams or their wives practice mutah?

Shia allow mutah marriages. Why do Shi'as allow mut'ah marriage?. 9th to 11th imam only, first 8 imams are also imams for Sunnis so i reject mutah on their part.
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Why don't we have a single descendant of Hassan among the 12 imams?

To the Shi’a, the Ahlul-Bayt of the Prophet (S) consist of the following individuals ONLY: • Fatimah al-Zahra (sa), • Imam ‘Ali (as), • Imam al-Hasan (as), • Imam al-Husayn (as), • Nine ...
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Legal status of mut'a in Sunni and Shia sects

What is the Islamic and legal status of mut'a in Sunni and Shia schools of thought? What are the conditions for it means the circumstances in which it is halal and haram. Please also describe the ...
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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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Where to buy hardcover al-Kutub al-Arbaʿah? (Shia Hadith collection - The Four books)

I can't find any online bookstore which sells the shia hadith collection in original arabic and attractive hardcover. Can someone direct me? I have the sunni Kutub al-Sittah already: http://www....
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Is it true that a child is affected if the mother commits sins?

This is from a Shia point of view This is a statement I found from hubeali.com: It is narrated from Amir-ul-momaneen that a child gets ill if the mother commits a sin. (Huliya-tul-Mutaqeen, ...
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Do Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei have influence outside of Iran?

There are two Iranian Grand Ayatollahs, Khomeini (former) and Khamenei (current), a title which Wikipedia describes as: ...a label provided to the highest level Shia authority... See also: Are ...
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In Shia or Sunni Islam, may Muslims pray for non-Muslims? [duplicate]

A friend of mine, a Shia Muslim, said he does not pray for non-Muslims even when they ask him to. Rather, this person prays only for Muslims as he believes that Allah (swt) will only accept those ...
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Is the self-flagellation bidah? [duplicate]

The Shiites claim that they're sad of the Imam Hussein death. And for that they make self-harm or self-flagellation (Latm اللطم) every Ashura (عاشوراء) in the purpose of showing their sadness and to ...
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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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Shia Muslims should curse Abram, Jacob and Isaac etc.?

I was told that the Shia Muslims, unlike Sunni Muslims, has got one of the central commandments to curse Abraham, Jacob, Isaac, Moses, David and Sara, Rabeca, Rachel and Lea. Is that true or not? If ...
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Is it permissible to perform EID Salaat on any day other than the 2 EIDs?

In some part of the world, Shia people organize EID Salaat in mosques on the day of EID-Al-Ghadeer. Is it valid to perform ID Salaat on EID-E-Ghadeer day?
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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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Are shia imam better than prophet ibrahim? [duplicate]

Do Shia believe 12 imams are better than Ibrahim, what's is their proof from Shia sources?