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Why Do Shia Muslims use a stone for saying prayers but Sunni Muslims don't?

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. ...
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Who is Abdullah Bin Saba' (عبد الله بن سبأ)? (Shia View)

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 ...
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Why can't our Sunni brothers agree to the curse of Muawiya ibn Abu Sufyan

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 ...
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Why do Shias do things differently?

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... ...
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Sunni and Shia Islam class different things as sin; who would be a sinner if only one of them is correct?

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; ...
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Is playing cards Haram?

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 ...
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What is the difference between Mutah marriage and Misyar marriage?

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 ...
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How can the Hadith be reliable when Sunnis and Shia follow different points of reference?

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 ...
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Why does the Shia and Sunni viewpoint differ on the concept of Khums? And what are those differences?

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, ...
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What is the difference between Shia and Sunni recitations of Ayatul-Kursi?

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) ...
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Who belong to Ahle Bayt?

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. ...
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is Rohingya Genocide related to their religion?

As reported by different sources they are most likely Sunni Muslims, but this does not matter; this is a humanitarian disaster. Shame on world organizations
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According to Sunni belief, would 'Ali is the Wali' statement added to adhan and ikamah invalidate the salah?

It depends, a Zaydi Shia is different from an Imami Shia who is different from an Ismaili Shia. And there are differences even among individuals. Depending on the Aqa'id of the imam, he may be ...
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Meaning of Ulelamr

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:...
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Is it Haram to use the office's phone to talk with my family? (Shia & Sunni view)

It's related to community norms. If you use more than community norms and the laws of the office then it's haram. Source
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Why do Shias do things differently?

Most of Islamic jurisprudence is based on two sources, the Qur'an and hadiths, this is the same between Sunnis and Shi'i. Even when both follow the same Qur'an, there are a lot of different opinions ...
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Are Muslim jins Sunni or Shia? (If there are Muslim jins)

I just want to know, what is the use of asking such a question? Even if you found out the answer what will you do with it? Also the Question You ask, has a problem with it. You are asking for ...
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Why does the Shia and Sunni viewpoint differ on the concept of Khums? And what are those differences?

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:...
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Relation between the Ahl Bayt and Ahlu Sunnah in the early days

Well 1st i think there is a difference between sunni and shia view of ahl-ul-Bayt (beginning on who are included in ahl-ul-Bayt). And as far as i know most sunni people have a big respect for ahl-ul-...
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Relation between the Ahl Bayt and Ahlu Sunnah in the early days

The following answer does not intend to hurt the feelings of our dear brothers and sisters of Ahle Sunna as we are all followers of the same religion. Ayatollah Sayed Ali Sistani, the great Shia ...
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What is the difference between Shia and Sunni Islam?

There are different ways of approaching this question and in every case much can be said about the differences between the Sunnis and Shias. Standard answers usually start by highlight the difference ...
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Do only Shiites call Ali ibn Abi Talib "Imam"?

As "Imam" in Arabic also means leader it is fine -from this perspective- to call 'Ali ibn Abi Talib an "imam". See also: What's the literal meanings of the word "Imam"?, What is the ...
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Do only Shiites call Ali ibn Abi Talib "Imam"?

It is possible, but you can not be sure just because of it Ali ibn Abi Talib was an Imam for Sunnis as well: Caliphate is الإمامة الكبرى the caliph is the great Imam. Ali was one of the four rightly ...
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Why Shia and Sunnis Salat is different

Like any other contentious issue between the sects, this is not an easy question. Each opinion has sources for their preferred way. But like Muhammad Naveed Ashiq mentioned Shias rely on traditions ...
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What Is The Status Of Narrator Minhal Ibn Amr? Did Scholars Really Rejected His Narrations?

The people differed on him, although the majority seem to have considered him Thiqah. They include Yahya ibn Ma'in, an-Nasa'i, Al-'Ajli etc. Bukhari, Ibn Hibban and Ibn Khuzaimah have narrated from ...
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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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Can one Salaam between male & females?

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful As a concise answer from the perspective of Shia Islam, in regards to saying hello (Salam) from a non-mahram man to a woman non-...
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Who is Abdullah Bin Saba' (عبد الله بن سبأ)? (Shia View)

Many of the classical and contemporary scholars are of the view that Shi‘ism or partisan support for ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) began with the murder of ‘Uthmaan (may Allah be pleased with ...
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