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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How to convert from Shia to Sunni?

Greetings brothers and sisters, I've looked all over for the answers to this question yet I'm still confused and have not come to a conclusion. I am to marry a Muslim man, and I am Sunni Muslim but ...
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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 he's 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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What great thinkers and mystics does Imam Khomeini have in mind?

In a commentary on the Jihad al-Akbar, Imam Khomeini has written: You are mistaken to consider the world of hidden realities, where the secrets of this world are to be unveiled and your deeds to be ...
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A question about Shia

Sorry for my bad english first of all. I'd like to know which family of the Prophet is loved by the Shia? For example do they also like the children of Abbas? If not, why not?
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Does a married man require his wife’s permisssion to perform mutah? [duplicate]

Does a married man require his wife’s permission to perform mutah
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Sins that are done in confusion

What if a person is unable to understand what he is doing or feeling and in order to figure it out if he does that thing (which is a sin), but he did not have that intention (the intention to tale ...
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Did Ali ibn Abi Talib restore Fadak to himself when he became the leader of Muslims?

We hear from Twelver Shia that the first 3 caliphs of this nation or the first caliph of nation denied Fadak to Fatima Searching Google doesn't give satisfactory answers. Why didn't Ali set right ...
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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, Allam ...
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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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Why arent Qasim, Abdullah, Ibrahim and Mohsin not considered among imams?

Qasim, Abdullah were born to khadijah from loins of Prophet, Ibrahim to maryam, prophets slave. Muhsin was third son of fatima and Ali. My question is Hassan, Hussain are taken as imams, why arent ...
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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?

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