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Why is location of Fatima the daughter of Prophet Mohammad not known?

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 ...
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What is the Shia justification for khums?

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 وَلِلرَّ‌...
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According to Shi'ites, what type of government is suggested by Islam?

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 ...
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Why is Laylatul Qadr interpreted to hazrat Fatima?

Since hazrat Fatima is very eminent and just few achieve that understanding,Imam Sadiq (A.S.) interpreting this verse to hazrat Fatima and said: "Who knows Fatima the way it should,then could ...
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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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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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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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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 do Shia celebrate Nowruz?

In the name of Allah the merciful the compassionate Your customs are not familiar to me, although I'm Shia. But it might be said that nawrouz (new day) ceremony is discussed in Islam because Iran ...
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Who is Part of Ahlul Bayt? (For Shi'as)

Who are the members of the Ahlul-Bayt? Initially it ought to be clear that the term ‘’Ahlul-Bayt’’ is a Qur'anic, Hadith (tradition), and theological expression meaning the family of the Islam ...
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Was Hazrat Ali (RA) born inside the kabba with the walls cracked?

In the name of Allah the compassionate the merciful Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant (A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali's parents were ...
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Who has the authority to assign successor (caliph)? God? The Prophet? People? (Shia view)

In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful According to Shia's viewpoint there must not be anyone except Allah to has the authority to assign the successor of the prophet. ...
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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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How does Iran justify women in the police force? (Shia View)

In the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful It is absolutely logical to use from women in the police forces to encounter with other women (for different actions). In fact the view of Shia ...
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Does an Imam seizes to be Allah's hojjat after he passes away?

Being a Hojjat is irrelevant of being passed away or not. For example Quran is a Hojjat for Muslims and is Hojjat for always. If a person or a thing is a Hojjat for Muslims so all Muslims have ...
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What's the point of having twelve Imams when one could be enough?

The question is not as bad as stated in some comments. It is not the same as asking: Why having many prophets when one could have been enough. Because most prophets were sent to only a people living ...
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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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