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When is Laylatul-Qadr? (Shia view)

In accordance with the view of Shia scholars (majority of them), the night of decree (Laylatul-Qadr لیله القدر) probably is one of the following days of Ramadan : 19th 21st 23rd Imam Aboo Ja’far ...
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Which Quranic ayat state the number of Imams is 12?

No verse in the Qur'an mentions the number 12 in the way you think. The closest reference from Quran is: Chapter Ma'ede, 12: وَلَقَدْ أَخَذَ اللَّهُ مِيثَاقَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَبَعَثْنَا ...
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Is it permissible to build a building taller than Kaaba around it?

According to a logical principle, it is mandatory for Muslims to keep the revere (respect) of Kaaba. Actually whatever leads to disrespect the Kaaba (or to decreases its hugeness,) could be Haram. ...
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What is the source of this Hadith from Imam Sadeq (a.s.) ? "looking at non-Mahram is a poison arrow from Satan's arrows"

Sheikh Hor Ameli, Mohammad bin Hasan, Vasael Al Shia, V20, pg190, AlalBait institute, Qom, First Edition, 1409(lunar)
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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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Why does Shia say اشهد ان علیا ولی الله in Adhan (call to prayer)?

According to the Shiite Jurisprudence, this sentence is not an obligatory part of Adhan but mustahab (recommended). However; it is now popularly used as a fixed part of Adhan recitation in most Shiite ...
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Has anybody ever compiled a book of Shia authentic Hadiths?

First let me address your concern about claims that Shia hadith books are not reliable. Quiet conversely, Shia hadiths are generally more reliable for some reasons among which are these two: Shia ...
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Is familism part of Shia Islam?

Familism in the popular sense is not part of Shia Islam. The concept of Imamate (leadership) of Ahl al-Bayt (people of the house) of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) refers only to those family members and ...
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Why did Hossein Ibn Ali not accept Yazid ibn Muawiya's as a caliph?

When we look into the personality of both people and what they stand for, we will understand why Hussain ibn Ali was not willing to pay allegiance to Yazid ibn Muawiyah. InshAllah, we will also ...
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Are bahaism and babism counted as one of the branches of shiism?

The Bahai Faith is clearly a religion, not a sect or school of thought within Islam. This is what the Bahais themselves say, and is generally recognized by objective sources such as books on ...
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Is being a sunni or having sunni toughts a reason not to be reliable as a hadith narrator (shi'a hadith)?

Interesting question. I'm not a hadith scholar and I am new to this field. This is what I've read so far. There are a number of hadith categories in Twelver Shia hadith science with respect to the ...
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Where is Imam Mahdi now? (Shia's viewpoint)

According to a narration from Sheikh Muhammad bin Ibrahim Nomani, al-Ghaybah al-Nomani p. 189: The owner of this task [The Hazrat Mahdi] will have a resemblance to Yusuf (as).And I said: It is ...
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Why eating cheese (alone) will be the cause of some diseases? (According to Shia hadiths)

I think you meant makroh. (Makruh is not haram, but it is better not to do,as discouraged...). I was only able to find this hadith, yet unfortunately without sources. It is a win-win situation, if you ...
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Interpretation of verse of "وَابْتَغُواْ إِلَيهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ "?

The basic meaning of the word waseelah is a path that brings one near to something. Allah commands His believing slaves to fear Him (taqwa). When this word is accompanied by mention of obedience, it ...
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What/who is “the straight path” (صراط المستقیم)? (Shia view)

For finding answer, other Qur’anic verses along with hadiths (narrations) of Prophet help us. As for what the straight path and those who follow it are there are two relevant Qur'anic verses: ...
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Are Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei authorities in Shia Islam?

I'm going to supply a deeper insight into the workings of the highest ranks in Shia clerical establishment as well as some information about the scholarly credentials of Ayatollah Khomeini and ...
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Why is Abu Huraira considered unreliable by Shia fiqh?

[Not being a Shia myself, if someone sees a mistake here please edit and rectify it]. The Jafaris\Imamis do not consider Abu Hurairah to be a reliable narrator, because they have a narration from Imam ...
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Are shia imam better than prophet ibrahim?

Shias believe the that the 12 imams are better than all prophets except Muhammad. They use the following verse as evidence: "And when Abraham was tested by his Lord with certain commands and he ...
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In Iran, before the second ruku in prayer, what is said during the standing dua?

This is called "Qunoot", which means you raise your hands before ruku in the second rakat in every prayer and recite a short dua. This dua is most times any short dua which can be found in the Holy ...
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I accidentally ate some non halal chicken, what should I do?

You are not responsible for unintentional mistakes. وليس عليكم جناح فيما أخطأتم به ولكن ما تعمدت قلوبكم وكان الله غفورا رحيما And there is no blame upon you for that in which you have erred but [only ...
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Is Tawassol (recourse) allowed in Islam? (Shia view)

In the name of Allah In Shia perspective, there are some sources which are related to Tavassul: Quran Verse 35 Surah Ma'dah: یَأَیُّهَا الَّذِینَ ءَامَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللَّهَ وَ ابْتَغُواْ إِلَیْهِ ...
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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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What do Shias mean by taqiyya?

The concept of taqiyyah means that a believer is allowed to hide his true belief when in danger. Taqiyyah is mentioned in three places in the holy Qur'an: 3:28 Let not the believers take the ...
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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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Why did Hossein Ibn Ali not accept Yazid ibn Muawiya's as a caliph?

Why Imam Hussain (a.s.) did not swear allegiance? (To Yazid) Seemingly, this is a question which was asked Imam Hussein over and over. You can see a brief response of this as it has shown in below: ...
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According to Shia, Who is Wajib-al-Haj?

According to Shia, with respect to the Holy Qur'an (Ale-Emran : 97) (as a view of Shiism), the purpose of the Isteta'a (الاستطاعه) (affording to do it) is related to the following items: 1: having ...
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Is there any hadith from Shia about "the thawab of kissing children?"

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Yes, there is (are) hadith(s) regarding the thawab of children kissing. The apostle of Allah (pbuh) said: A man told Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) I have ten sons, so far I have ...
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Can I be Shi'a while still believing that Allah has blessed the khoulafaa (Omar, Othman, Abou Bakr)?

Most of the Shi'ite sects including the Twelvers, which form majority of them, cannot resolve with the matter. But there are some minorities like Zaidiya who believe in the uprightness of the three ...
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Can a Shi'ite girl do tayammum over makeup?

1. According to Grand Ayatollah Sistani's Fatwa, when performing Tayammum, You should remove any obstruction which might be on your forehead, palms and on the back of your hands. Anything stuck on the ...
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