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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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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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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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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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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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Did Khomeini say that sex with animals is permitted?

No. This is a hoax, meant to spread misinformation or just to ridicule. Khomeini writes that sex with an animal gets punished by a ta'zir and that repeated violations get punished by execution. Given ...
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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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Who is Seyyed (سید)? (Shia view)

According to Shia Islam (and I assume likewise based on Sunni Islam), Sayyid or Seyyed (السید) were and are related to Haashem (the grandfather of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his household)… ...
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Is smoking cigarettes prohibited in Shia Islam?

This is a bit complex. And the way I have understood this is that it depends on the individual's understanding and belief regarding the damages smoking could cause to them. To elaborate, if a ...
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Why is Abu Huraira considered unreliable by Shia fiqh?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم In order to elucidate the issue, of note, there can be diverse reasons/evidences for rejecting him (and in order to prove everyone, there need long discussion and documents... ...
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Can a woman's hair be partially visible from Shia and Sunni viewpoints?

As Nadeedm wrote, Shias agree that women must cover all their body parts except hands and face (provided they don't have make-up) but for some reasons Iran has failed to enforce this law uniformly on ...
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Shias believe the successors to Muhammad must be from the Ahl-ul-Bayt. Aren't the four Rashidun caliphs related to the Prophet?

Only a specific group of relatives of the Prophet are considered to be Ahl-ul-Bayt. When Shias refer to Ahl-ul-Bayt they do not mean all relatives of the Prophet but this specific group. As authentic ...
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Shia view: With whom is nikah al-mut'ah allowed?

All of these are obviously forbidden, because the Qur'an says: Prohibited to you [for marriage] are your mothers, your daughters, your sisters ... And [also prohibited are] ... you take [in ...
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Is there a way I could be forgiven if I intentionally eat non halal meat

The answer to "Is it possible to be forgiven for [blah] by Allah?" is going to be "Yes." See Does Allah forgive every sin? He who seeks repentance (from the Lord) before the rising of the sun from ...
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What is Ism-e-Azam?

Ismul Azam, literally "the Greatest Name" is a name of Allah. Among its virtues, it is said that when a person with the proper disposition uses this name to supplicate to Allah then Allah grants ...
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What is Ism-e-Azam?

In the sunni tradition Allah's greatest name اسْمُ اللَّهِ الأَعْظَمُ (Ism-u Allah-I al-a'dham) is quoted in several ahadith, but it is a disputable matter: The Greatest Name of Allah, if He is ...
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Is there a Shi'a based report that Prophet (as) wiped on bare feet?

Shias use hadiths from Imam Baqir (علیه السلام) and Imam Sadiq (علیه اسلام) to support their position. To quote a Shia source: (باب) * (صفة الوضوء) * 1 - علي بن إبراهيم، عن محمد بن عيسى، عن يونس بن ...
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What are the days when fast is haram or makruh?

here I mentioned Haram&Makruh Day's Based On Ayatollah Sistani oponion{1}: Makruh: When you are not sure the day is Arafe (عرفه) or it is Qurban (قربان) Haraam Day Of Fetr (عید فطر) Day Of ...
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What is the Shia position on 'Umar ibn 'Abdalaziz and his reign?

This WikiShia entry summarizes the Shia view of him but the translation of one or two words in it is a little inaccurate. You can also check the Arabic version. In sum, his services are recognized ...
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Shia view of Sufism

The problem is there are complexities on both sides of the question and the more we get into details the complications increase. Sufism is a vast heritage made of doctrines, practices, styles, ...
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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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Why do Shia care about Hussain and not Hasan?

Your inference is totally wrong. We Shia care(respect) equally for all the members of the household of prophet "Labbaik-e-ya Hussain" is basically an expression in times of battle while facing the ...
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How to know if Mosque is Shia or Sunni?

How do we know if the mosque is Shiite or Sunni? You can ask the Imam of the mosque because all the mosques in the world are not very different from each other with external or internal differences. ...
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Are Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei authorities in Shia Islam?

In fact both of them (Imam/Ayatollah Khomeini and Ayatollah Khamenei) are deemed as two very famous scholars/Marja'al-Taqlids (a source of emulation in religious practice... that can be regarded as a ...
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Is there a process to become a Shia Muslim from Sunni Muslim?

To the best of my knowledge, there seem to be several items that you ought to pay heed to them (and factually perform them) to be a Shia Muslims, such as: Believing in Allah (the oneness of God) (...
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Seeking authentic tafseer for Qur'an 5:12 to better understand the Shia Imamat?

You cannot say that this verse is the base for understanding Imamat in Shia Ithna ashari, as the verse is referring to the children of Israel. But in hadeeth, the Holy Prophet spoke about his twelve ...
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