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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shia Islam view Firstly this verse says "faces" look their God and not eyes. If it was about seeing God itself if should have been "eyes look their God" and not face. So this is not about seeing God itself by eyes. Secondly the world الی in this verse does not necessarily means "at". It means looking to their God. According to different Shia hadith it ...


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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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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 understand Laylatul Qadr. Fatima is Laylatul Qadr of ahlul bayt and surat al-Qadr represent magnitude of her and is interpreted to hazrat Fatima through this reasons: ...


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No. according to Shia scholars this is not true. Ali s.a. was not there at Miraj. Prophet only saw an angel who was in the shape of Ali sa and also Allah talked prophet with voice of Ali as and Allah said somethings to prophet about Ali as. But as I searched in many hadith nothing mentioned Ali as himself was there. The only authentic Hadith I found about ...


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بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ إِذَا جَآءَكَ ٱلْمُنَـٰفِقُونَ قَالُوا۟ نَشْهَدُ إِنَّكَ لَرَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ إِنَّكَ لَرَسُولُهُۥ وَٱللَّهُ يَشْهَدُ إِنَّ ٱلْمُنَـٰفِقِينَ لَكَـٰذِبُونَ ٱتَّخَذُوٓا۟ أَيْمَـٰنَهُمْ جُنَّةًۭ فَصَدُّوا۟ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُمْ سَآءَ مَا كَانُوا۟ يَعْمَلُونَ ذَ‌ٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ ...


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Infallible if it means incapable of committing sins NO! Neither him --peace be upon him and his household-- nor any other prophet or Imam, none were such. All the prophets and Imams and other infallibles (yes we do have other infallibles as well, but none reach the position of the 14 infallibles peace be upon them as they have not their knowledge معرفة and ...


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Sheikh Hor Ameli, Mohammad bin Hasan, Vasael Al Shia, V20, pg190, AlalBait institute, Qom, First Edition, 1409(lunar)


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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... Even within Sunni School of thought you have people with different Jurisprudence.. There are 4 Sunni madhabs (Hanafi, Sha'fi, Maliki, Hanbali). The Dean of Al-...


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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. Since for instance if some groups build a tower or building taller than Kaaba (around it), hence rationally it could reduce the magnitude of Kaaba (at its apparent)...


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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 Muhammad ebn Ali-al-Baqir (a.s.) is quoted in Bihar al-Anwar and Da’aim al-Islam as mentioned: "The 17th night of the month of Ramadhan is when the 2 parties ...


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