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The answer is that Shia believe that the Prophet based on God's order choose Ali (PBUH) as his successor and expressed this several times to the Muslims (including in his last hajj). They view the fact that some Sahaba didn't follow his order as a big injustice and diversion from what Muslims should have done and believe that this diversion had a large ...


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The reason for this belief is Imams are thought to be successors of prophet, and as such, they inherit the Prophet's divine knowledge. This is understood from this verse of the Quran which explains that successors inherit from each other but the inheritance is not property, but knowledge. [27:16] says: وَوَرِثَ سُلَيْمَانُ دَاوُودَ ۖ وَقَالَ يَا ...


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Shiite scholars have suggested many reasons for this: First of all it was the choice of Lady Fatima(a.s.) to have a clandestine and overnight funeral and that her grave whereabouts be kept from public knowledge. Only her husband Ali Ibn Abi Talib who buried her holy body and her children knew about her grave whereabouts and didn't disclose it to anyone as ...


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Hasan Ibn Abbas Marufi wrote a letter to Imam Reza a.s. (the 8th Imam) and asked this question. So Imam wrote in response: عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ مَرَّارٍ قَالَ كَتَبَ الْحَسَنُ بْنُ الْعَبَّاسِ الْمَعْرُوفِيُّ إِلَى الرِّضَا ع جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ أَخْبِرْنِي مَا الْفَرْقُ بَيْنَ الرَّسُولِ وَ النَّبِيِّ وَ ...


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The major difference in any of the Shia sects is the succession issue, you would find new Shia sects being formed after the demise of their respective Imam with each party claiming that they have the correct Imam and perform takfeer on the other sects with different set of Imams. The Ismailis were split from the now mainstream Shias over the succession ...


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Shia View She was injured when defending her husband Imam Ali --peace be upon him-- at the time that Abu Bakr and Umar were trying to force Imam to give the pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr, and she was later martyred from that injury that also immediately killed the embryo in her womb: وَ قَدْ كَانَ قُنْفُذٌ ... ضَرَبَ فَاطِمَةَ ع بِالسَّوْطِ حِينَ ...


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First note that although inflicting harm on body is haram in Islam but the verses you mentioned are irrelevant because they refer to killing not injury. From the view of Shi'a scholars similarly any inflicting any kind of harm to body including this action is haram. But as for your claim that some Shi'a scholars endorse it, this is not true. The wiki link ...


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The reason is that according to Shi'a only God can select the Caliph and after the Prophet God selected Ali as His Caliph, who received divine knowledge of the prophet to guide humans. This was declared by the prophet in front of 120,000 Muslims at Ghadir at the final Hajj of the Prophet. Abubakr, Umar and Uthman gave Bayat (pledge of alliance) to Ali S.A. ...


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For Twelver Shia or the Ithnā'ashariyyah', it is: Qur'an Hadith Aql (intellect) Ijma As for the difference between Sunni hadith and Shi'a, it includes ahadith (narrations) of ريا Rasulullah and Twelvers imams. Some of popular hadith books are Nahj al-Balagha of Ali ibn abitalib (A.S.) and Sahife Sajjadiya of the fourth Imam.


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Actually, the mosque is same in Sunni and Shiite. The prayers are also same; there may be small differences in the body movements in prayers, but more than those differences exist in among Sunni mazhabs. The difference between Shiite and Sunni is not in the shape of Mosque, or in the practice of prayers. I don't say that there are no differences, there are ...


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According to Shia Islam that hadith is not authentic and is fabricated. (explain). Do Shia believe that these three righteous caliphs will end up in Paradise? No, Shia does not have such a belief. **Do they believe that this Hadith is not correct? ** Yes, Shia believe this hadith is not authentic and is fabricated. If they do believe this, what are the ...


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In order to answer this question, one may use the quote by Nuru'd-din Bin Sabbagh Maliki (or the similar ones mentioned here) stating that Ali(a.s.) was born inside the Ka'ba and this was unique to him alone. Nuru'd-din Bin Sabbagh Maliki in his Fusulu'l- Muhimma, Fasl I, p.14: "No one before Ali was born in the Ka'ba. This was a distinction given to ...


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The Hadith referenced in the question prohibits Muslims from النِّيَاحَةُ عَلَى الْمَيِّتِ = lamentation on the dead. We must however ask ourselves which people are considered dead in Islam, and whether or not Hussain-ibn-Ali is among them. 1- Is Hussain-ibn-Ali الْمَيِّتِ = dead? What does Allah say about the dead? وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ قُتِلُوا ...


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The most important verse in Qur'an which is the basis of decisions about Khums -خمس- (i.e.: 1/5) is this verse: 8:41 وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا غَنِمْتُم مِّن شَيْءٍ فَأَنَّ لِلَّـهِ خُمُسَهُ وَلِلرَّ‌سُولِ وَلِذِي الْقُرْ‌بَىٰ وَالْيَتَامَىٰ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَابْنِ السَّبِيلِ إِن كُنتُمْ آمَنتُم بِاللَّـهِ وَمَا أَنزَلْنَا عَلَىٰ عَبْدِنَا يَوْمَ الْفُرْ‌...


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This is part of a practice that is done during the month of Muharram called as "matam" or "mourning". It was introduced into Shia Muslims to mourn the matyrdom of Hussain(ra) the grandson of prophet(pbuh) in the battle of Karbala. This practice of self beating to mourn is not accepted by mainstream Islam and many Shia muslims too. One thing all Muslims ...


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First, please note that the belief in revelations after the Holy Prophet does not whatsoever imply revelation of new religion. According to Shia Islam, prophets do not leave wealth as heritage but same as the Quran says their heritage is divine knowledge from God. Likewise Prophet Muhammad PBUH left his divine knowledge as a heritage for Imam Ali a.s. This ...


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Let me first give some explanation of the Shi'ite viewpoint on the subject. In your quotation from Sunni view: We believe that the Prophets are infallible with respect to all they conveyed from Allah, in word, deed and what they approved of. Shia Muslims believe the prophets to be infallible in any way not restricted only to their prophecy. This also ...


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The short answer is that the difference in the content of hadith, too, stem from the same significant questions of Islamic political doctrine that originally divided the two sects. For Shia scholars Shia and Sunni hadith has no difference and with the same methods of checking authenticity are checked. If a hadith is known to be authentic, it is used, but if ...


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Yes, true! Note that Quran should be viewed as a whole, somewhere something is stated but its details, exceptions, and etc. are stated elsewhere. This is a key to go deep inside its hidden secrets, you find an apparent paradox in Quran but believe the whole book to be exactly inspired by Allah, so try to resolve the situation, you probably should generalize ...


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This verse does not mean anyone who is guardian of (regardless of if they are believer or not) are Mutaqoon (pious men). But it mean its real guardians are Mutaqoon. So we should seek who are Mutaqoon. So firstly we should know what Taqwa is and then check who has the attributes of Taqwa. A sermon of Imam Ali in response of Hammam when he asked Imam to ...


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Just imagine Police wants to arrest a female suspect. What to do if all the Police forces are men? In many cases there would be no solution without breaking Shari'ah laws like the situation that the Police force needs to touch or catch the female suspect. Shari'ah has limitations on the relationships between stranger men and women, for looking or touching, ...


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In the name of God For this discussion I try to go head step by step. First of all, we should see that we need a government or not. then we discussed we need what kind of it for our societies or for all the world. According to Ayah 30 Shorah Rom the need to the government is the basic and important need for human beings for ever and in every places. ...


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Yes. Here are a list of Fitwas about Tatbir: tatbir.org This link is not official site of Shia Maraje but is an interesting collection and each case can be found in related official Marja website. If you need any let me know to find and add it here. Please note as first Fitwa you mentioned says Mourning for Hussain (a.s.) itself is not Haram and is ...


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The simplest way to tell is by looking at how they pray. Shi'a typically pray 3 times a day (5 prayers, 3 times) and Sunnis pray 5 (each on their own time). One of the main Shi'a sects prays with little black pebbles near their heads. In all probability though, the masjid you're talking about is Sunni. For telltale signs of a Shi'a mosque, look at the ...


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Regarding the guidance, the view towards Imams is similar to the view towards the Prophet. Shia do not believe that Imams can guide independently from God, the guidance is only from God. The views towards Imams being infallible is similar to views towards the Prophet being infallible. The arguments regarding why they are infallible are more or less similar ...


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