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Is the hadith of the pond of Khumm authentic? If so, what is the sunni view on it?

The hadith of the pond of Khumm (Arabic: حدیث غدیر خم) has multiple versions, and a multitude of interpretations based on these different versions. The Sunni view is that the hadith is not an ...
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What is the authenticity of this statement by Umar, "There is no Islam except with jama’ah"

Since it's a saying of Umar (mowquf), we cannot take it as Islam because it's not revelation from Allah and there are no other reports reaching to the Prophet. It's recorded in Sunan ad-Darimiy سنن ...
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What's the point of having twelve Imams when one could be enough?

The question is not as bad as stated in some comments. It is not the same as asking: Why having many prophets when one could have been enough. Because most prophets were sent to only a people living ...
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In Shiism, what is the source of Imams' supreme knowledge?

There are some hadiths explained the sources of Imams knowledge in Basair al Darajat book as follow: مبلغ علمنا على ثلاثة وجوه: ماض و غابر و حادث. فاما الماض فمفسر و اما الغابر فمزبور و اما ...
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What is the difference between “Caliphate” and” Imamate”?

As a brief response, in regard to the differences between caliphate and Imamate, I should mention that Imamate is a status from Allah to special men, but Caliphate is a status from assembly to special ...
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What is the difference between “Caliphate” and” Imamate”?

Largest Shiite speakers have such a definition for Imamah: Imamah is a public leadership in the world and in religion and life affairs 1. Allama Helli also brought this: leader Imamah is a ...
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What is the difference between “Caliphate” and” Imamate”?

This actually has nothing to do with Shia and Sunni, nor anything with religion. It matters on the context of each word being used. Caliph means a successor or a heir in Arabic. A Caliphate is ...
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What is the status of Hussain bin Ali, When Ali bin Abu Talib was Imam?

Muhsin ibn Ali (as) was not contemporary to the Holy Prophet (sawa). Sunni sources apparently don't give a date of his death. According to the Shia he died before birth due to a miscarriage that Lady ...
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What's main objective, duty and purpose of an Imam?

How does Satan misguide people? Many people at once... Who is there set by Allah to guide people against Satan at once? Who is there to guide people for every era and age? Shouldn't there be one who ...
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Sunni viewpoint about "vasi" or "hojjat" in each era?

Assalam-0-Alikum Dear Quran says many Times.. ATEE-ULLAH-A WA ATEE-URRASOOL (Follow ALLAH and Follow Prophet Muhammad SAAW) Quran Never said.. follow your aalims. In Non Shiasm .. Muslims must ...
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Why do the Shi'as believe that their Imams can provide divine guidance?

@Abdullah, in addition to the previous answers: For a second disregard your question. I have a general question that I hope will be the answer to your question May I ask you that when you are asking ...
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