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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 is accurately the same as the view of Quran. For instance we can see a verse of the holy Quran which can help us,as the following verse: قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ...


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i want to know ,what is the significance of 9th Rabi-ul-awwal ? Eid is any day that there is happiness in that day. The significances of 9th Rabi-ul-awwal is that this day is the day that killers of Imam Hussain a.s. at Karbala were destroyed: One particular hadith which speaks of this day tells us that while in a gathering with the Prophet of Islam, ...


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Yes, men may give the salam to women, even if they are not their Maharim. The obligation, or the order to give the salam and return it is general for all Muslims. When salam is given to a women, or the other way round, it must be kept professional, there is no shaking of hands, and if the women is young and there is fear of Fitnah the rule changes. But in ...


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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 as if you are telling us of a disappearance or astonishment. He said: The brothers of YUSUF were clever and intelligent. They were children of a prophet. ...


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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 obligation to obey and follow it/him. Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) is a Hojjat for Muslims. So all Muslims have obligation to obey and follow him. And if do not obey ...


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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 in one region, not to the whole mankind. Prophet Moses/Musa (a.) and Jesus/Isa (a.) were sent to the bani Israel. The Thamud got prophet Salih (a.) and the 'Ad ...


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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 are like me cause the combination turns out to be healthy and quite tasty (perhaps you do not agree with the former!). قال الصادق (عليه السلام) الجبن و ...


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