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)

Prostrating to graves, allowed?

Hadith The narrator says, ‘I said to Abu Ja’far (as), ‘The Prayer between the graves?’ He (as) said: ‘Pray in its empty spaces (between the graves) and do not take anything from these as a [...]

Prayers & what is in the Heart.

In an authentic hadith, Imam al-Sadiq (as) explains of the importance of having an attentive heart/mind during prayers, sincerely thinking about your Lord in submission. Often we may become distracted and think about worldly affairs [...]

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 [...]

Finger Lickin’ Good!

“Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has stated this Hadith. ‘The Messenger of Allah (sawa) has said, “When one of you eats food he should wipe (lick) his fingers, clean with which he has eaten; Allah, [...]

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 [...]

Are our stomachs graves for animals?

There are certain claims and calls circulating on social media that vegetarianism is a very part of the sunnah of the infallible Imāms, and that they despised meat. The most oft-repeated narration that is used [...]

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