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This is not true, the Quran is the same and this is the opinion of most of Shia scholars. The small kid who memorizes the Quran in Iran (i.e. Shia) will recite the same thing as another one who memorized the Quran in a Sunni country. The major difference between Sunnah and Shia in terms of the sources are related to Sunnah or the Prophet -peace upon him- (...


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The only material we pray on is mud that is pure and clean. We don't pray on clay to "worship it", haply we pray on it because it is considered as a pure material, and as all Muslims — Shi'a and Sunni — believe that one must be clean and in a clean environment to pray. I once asked my Sunni friend: "Why do you Sunni people pray with your shoes ...


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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم First of all, it would be considered as a constructive and helpful issue to know that Shiite school of thought doesn’t believe that they should prostrate solely on the stone. In fact the belief of Shiite is that they should prostrate on the things which are counted as a part of the earth. Meanwhile, it can be significant to note that ...


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Saying prayers in mosque of Shia and Sunni is totally unrestricted. Even saying prayers in church is allowed (if it has no danger for your religion). Also the whole world is created by Allah. No one can restrict from for praying to him by building anything. But it's better to pray to Allah in a mosque because of hadith from prophet Mohammad(صلى الله عليه ...


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In the name of Allah The story of Abdullah Ibn Saba is not valid because there are many contradictions his story. Shia scholars do not accept him never. But there are some Hadiths about him in the Sunni sources. For example, Tabari who is a famous Sunni historian about him says: ﮐﺎﻥ ﻋﺒﺪﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺑﻦ ﺳﺒﺄ ﻳﻬﻮﺩﻳﺎ ﻣﻦ ﺃﻫﻞ ﺍﻟﺼﻨﻌﺎﺀ ﻭ ﺃﻣﻪ ﺳﻮﺩﺍﺀ" Abdollah Ibn Saba ...


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You raised very interesting points in your question, I will focus on answering the two major points you asked about are related to: 1- The concept of Infallibility Understanding this concept will answer your main question why there are differences between Sunna and Shia in Fiqh. In Shi'a theology, the belief is that the Ahl al-Bayt, including Muhammad, ...


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Due to this Hadith it is obviously clear that if a person needed any help he must return to God, not to anybody else, even Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). And this is an order, not optional. عن عبد الله بن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال : كنت خلف النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال لي : يا غلام إني أعلمك كلمات : احفظ الله يحفظك ، احفظ الله تجده تجاهك ، **إذا سألت فاسأل الله** ،...


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I will be mentioning the view of the Shia and Sunni in his answer Sunni: Why don't Sunnis pray on a stone made from clay ? Sunni don't use a stone (Muhr) as the Shia because there is no authentic hadith from the prophet (PBUH) which say we should only pray on a stone. On the contrary, Praying on Mud/Clay only contradicts the verses that claim Islam is not ...


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To answer this question we should first know what the definition of being alive and animate is. As you can e.g. read here, scientifically, the properties of life are counted as being capable of response to stimuli, reproduction, growth and development, and maintenance of homeostasis as a stable whole, although no unique definition is also accepted by all the ...


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Salaam brother, Actually there aren't many differences between the Shi'a and Sunni school of thought... The only differences that are there are in Jurisprudence.. and even then they are minute... Even within Sunni School of thought you have people with different Jurisprudence.. There are 4 Sunni madhabs (Hanafi, Sha'fi, Maliki, Hanbali). The Dean of Al-...


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To Answer the Question: In Islam all throughout history there have been many different opinions on Islamic Jurisprudence. Within Sunni School of thought there are 4 major Jurisprudence schools; Hanafi, Sha'fi, Maliki, Hanbali. In the Shia(Twelver) School of Thought there is only 1 school of jurisprudence known as Ja'fri. These are the 5 Madhabs of Islam. ...


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Aisha reported: The Prophet (SAW) said, “Do not abuse the dead, for they have reached what they put forward.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “When your companion dies, then leave him alone without speaking badly about him.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1329 Qais ibn Sa’d reported: A funeral passed by the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be ...


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f1. Is asking help from other people always Shirk? Definitely not. Many times we ask our parents, our teachers, our friends and other people - when we are faced a problem - and they help us. Islam tells us to help the other people and this is not Shirk. 2. So when asking help from other people can be Shirk? When we believe they are doing something for us ...


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According to a Shi'a scholar Allameh Askari1, Abdullah Bin Saba is an imaginary Jew who is claimed to have created the Shia. You will find his name in a lot of Islamic Sunni history books[2], but extensive research of Allameh Askari has revealed more than 150 imaginary names from the early history of Islam, and Abdullah Bin Saba is one of them. Other shia ...


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Nikah Misyar This marriage is a normal Islamic marriage with the exception that the husband and wife give up several rights by their own free will, such as living together, equal division of nights between wives in cases of polygyny, the wife's rights to housing, and maintenance money ("nafaqa"), and the husband's right of homekeeping, and access etc. and ...


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Many scholars -mostly from the athar school (ahl al hadith wal athar)- have forbidden to play cards and/or to play chess. And mostly the reason behind this is that it could lead to distraction from doing the prayers at time and from the remembering of Allah. For Imam Malik and Ahmad it would fall under sad a-dhra'i سد الذرائع: "Prohibition of what may ...


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I can only give an answer based on the sunni view, so anything i might say about shi'a is an assumption and should be approved or rejected by some of our shi'a bothers and sisters. Also note that -as far as i understand- this doesn't answer your question in the whole. Why I think there's a kind of intersection is: I have seen, read and heard a lot of ...


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Abdullah Bin Saba , is neither a imam nor an important figure among Shia Muslims. Any person who says anything that goes against holy Quran or hadith of ahal-e-bait (a.s). Be it Abdullah Bin Saba or any other name. Nobody (Shia or Sunni) will believe him or have any soft corner for him. Shias also have the same view about him that he was a Jew who pretended ...


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Yes, men may give the salam to women, even if they are not their Maharim. The obligation, or the order to give the salam and return it is general for all Muslims. When salam is given to a women, or the other way round, it must be kept professional, there is no shaking of hands, and if the women is young and there is fear of Fitnah the rule changes. But in ...


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The verse of Khums is: "And know that anything you obtain of war booty - then indeed, for Allah is one fifth of it and for the Messenger and for [his] near relatives and the orphans, the needy, and the [stranded] traveler, if you have believed in Allah and in that which We sent down to Our Servant on the day of criterion - the day when the two ...


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That two verses after the main verse of Ayatul-Kursi (255/2) are not a part of Ayatul-Kursi, but we sometimes read them for more sanctification and reward (thavab). The main verse (of Ayatul-Kursi) is: اللَّـهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ...


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I have read this in Sahih Muslim, where Hussain bin Sabra asked the same question to the Prophet's companion, Zaid bin Arqam. Here is the answer to the same question. Bk 31, Number 5920: Yazid b. Hayyan reported, I went along with Husain b. Sabra and 'Umar b. Muslim to Zaid b. Arqam and, as we sat by his side, Husain said to him: Zaid. you have been ...


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There is difference of opinion on this, the following interpretations have been related: It means the rulers ( أمراء ) who are appointed over people. This is because the previous verse instructs them: إن الله يأمركم أن تؤدوا الأمانات إلى أهلها وإذا حكمتم بين الناس أن تحكموا بالعدل Indeed, Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and ...


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My question: How someone can know and be sure that he is the representative of the imam Mahdi ? Wali Faqih has some required term that are set by Ahl al Bayt and specially Imam Mahdi (a.s.) before start of his occultation. So the required terms are known. And the Wali Faqih himself does not select himself. It is said that Imam Mahdi a.s. selects the best ...


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Sufism is more of a denominator for a specific approach to Islam. This approach can be found in the teachings of Sunni as well as Shia. Check the site of the Halal Monk for conversations with different spiritual leaders and artists of the Muslim world. Some of them are rooted in the Sufi tradition but sometimes they're Sunni, sometimes they're Shia.


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According to many of Hadith scholars, including Bukhari and Muslem, the Khawarij narration can be accepted as authentic hadith as long as the person is considered Muslim and known with piety and good memory. The reason to accept Khawarij narration is that they consider sins, including lying, as act of Kufr and the person who lies, in their view, is ...


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I'll mention both views (Shia and Sunni) in this answer: Both the Shia and Sunni agree that the verse 41 in Surah al-Anfal orders Muslims to give fifth of the goods to whoever mentioned in this verse: And know that anything you obtain of war booty - then indeed, for Allah is one fifth of it and for the Messenger and for [his] near relatives and the ...


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