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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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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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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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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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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 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 مِنْهُمُ اثْنَيْ عَشَرَ نَقِيبًا ۖ وَقَالَ اللَّهُ إِنِّي مَعَكُمْ ۖ لَئِنْ أَقَمْتُمُ الصَّلَاةَ وَآتَيْتُمُ الزَّكَاةَ وَآمَنتُم بِرُسُلِي وَعَزَّرْتُمُوهُمْ ...


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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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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 communities (sometime with variation). But so long as the added part is not considered an integral part of Adhan, it is considered a legitimate practice. The ...


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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 believes in the Isma of their twelve Imams (a.s), and have received the authentic hadiths of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) from the Imams for more than 250 years ...


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As @Ali has already mentioned the holy Prophet --peace be upon him and his household-- has stated that "Hussain is from me and I'm from Hussain". But what does it mean? It is clear that Hussain peace be upon him is from Prophet as he is the Prophet's grandson. But what about the part saying "and I'm from Hussain"? The Shia scholars have understood this ...


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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 Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the daughter of Asad, both of the clan of Hashim (1). Masoodi Which is entitled as the herodotus of arabs writes ...


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As owari mentioned, doubtlessly Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) was capable of making mistakes and being wrong, otherwise he was not a human and his purity was not valuable. To our view, Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) was sinless. Again it doesn't mean he was incapable of committing sins. It just means that he himself chose not to commit any sin in his whole life. This ...


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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 and Islam had some mutual effects on each other. Rasul Ja'fariyan writes in his "Four Centuries of Influence of Iraqi Shiism on Pre-Safavid Iran" about this issue ...


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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 Prophet(s). Of course The term "Ahl" lexically means closeness and love, and the meaning of "Bayt" is place for living. The names of Ahlul-Bayt members? The ...


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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. Accordingly I reckon the answer of your question is ‘God’. Thus as you mentioned in your explanation part of the question, the mentioned verse of Holy Quran could ...


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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 understand the bigger picture of the tragedy which unfolded in Kerbala after Hussain refused to pay allegiance. Who is Hussain ibn Ali? He is the grandson of the ...


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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 comparative religions and in the statistics of the World Christian Encyclopedia (which is about all religions, not just Christianity) and adherents.com. Recently the ...


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You can find an answer here (in Persian); also see this question beside this and this one. But only to give you a starting point for further thinking let me collect some points here in short: What is the ripe age, does this age points to an age that the body is matured or an age that the intellectual power is matured? Which one is wise to be an age for the ...


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