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General Fiqh (Islamic Law)

There should separate from every division of them a group [remaining] to obtain understanding in the religion and warn their people when they return to them that they might be cautious.
(9:122 / Sahih International)

Why the Adhaan was changed

Have you ever wondered what the agenda for certain people to remove “hayya ‘ala khayr al-‘amal” ( حي على خير العمل) (Hasten to the best of deeds) from the adhaan? […]

Why Ali (as) did not harm Aisha

Although the blood of anyone who wages war against the Rightful Caliph and Imam of the time is Halal, and can be killed – or taken captive – we ask the question: why did Ali [...]

Which night is Laylat ul-Qadr?

There are many hadiths that speak about laylat ul-Qadr, so we shall analyse some of the reliable hadiths to understand which of the night(s) of the Month of Ramadhan it is. 1st Night of the [...]

Turning the Ring during Qunoot?

Many Shias turn an agate/aqeeq (or other stone) ring around during Qunoot (hands raised in suplication after end of second surah in second cycle/rak’ah) and turn it back around after they finish Qunoot. Is there [...]

Three Surah’s in One Ruk’ah?

There are two sets of two Surah’s in the Qur’an that are joint or connected to the extent that one cannot be recited without the other. When reading them, particularly in Salah, we must read [...]

The Qunoot of Imam al-Ridha (as)

On the anniversary of the birth of Imam al-Ridha (as), we look at an incident found in a reliable hadith, where the Imam (as) made a special supplication in his Qunoot that shook the ground. [...]

The Basis of Islam are Five..

“Abu Ja'far (as) has said, ‘Islam is based on five issues. It is based on prayer, charity (al-Zakat), Hajj, Fasting and al-Wilayah.’ Zurara has said, ‘I then asked the Imam, “Which of these is more [...]

Slandering Non-Muslims

Many suggest it is permissible to slander someone simply based upon the fact that they are not Muslims, even if not provoked in any such way. But do the Imams (as) sanction this? [...]

Saving water in Wudhu & Ghusl

Many times we are heedless of wasting water during wuhdu (ablution) or ghusl (shower). There are a few hadiths left behind for us by the infallibles as a guide to see how much water we [...]

Salawat in the Adhan

Recently, we heard a Shia Sheikh, who was formally a 'Sunni', claim that there is no proof that we should say the salawat (Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammadin wa Ale Muhammad) after saying the second testimony [...]

Rejecting Hadiths

Ever seen a hadith you just don’t like? Doesn’t sit well with you? you feel like its extravagant? Can’t be true?…. Don’t be too hasty brothers and sisters. Do not reject a hadith you do [...]

Rejected Prayers

“Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that for Salat (prayer) an angel is assigned and he has no other task to perform. When one completes a Salat (prayer), the angel takes it and ascends [...]

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