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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)

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 [...]

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. [...]

Taṭbīr (Self-Flagellation)

An academic analysis of the discussion surrounding Taṭbīr (Self-Flagellation). Is it permissible? Is it forbidden? Compiled by: Al-Shaykh Nāmi Farḥāt al-ʿĀmili Translated by: A. Ḥakīm Download Article

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 [...]

Kindness to Father even if Nasibi

My son-in-law wrote to Abu Ja'far the second Imam Muhammad Taqi (as), peace be upon him, that: "My father is a Nasibi (one who shows hatred towards Ahlulbayt (as)) and has wretched views about Ahlulbayt [...]

Hadiths with no References

There is a new trend where random quotes are being assigned or attributed to the Holy Imams (as). They often come in the form of an image, and are spread across social media – but [...]

Do you pray like Imam al-Sadiq?

Imam al-Sadiq (as) shows his companion the prayers with all its limits – meaning including the recommended actions and not just the obligatories – through an authentic hadith narrated to us from the three big [...]

Delaying prayers from its Prime Time

Often we might delay our prayers from the Prime Time (for example, shorly after the adhan) and wait until moments before the time in which it would be considered qadha. Although this is permissible and [...]

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