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The Shia

And indeed, among his kind (Shia) was Abraham.
(37:83 / Sahih International)

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 Ummah will be separated in 73 sects…

There is much confusion about the hadith regarding 73 sects, and how restrictive the conditions of entering Paradise is. Many taking a hard head literal approach to it, boasting salvation for their “sect” and condemning [...]

The Tree of Ahlulbayt (as)

Allah states in the Holy Qur’an: أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ ضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلًا كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرَةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ وَفَرْعُهَا فِي السَّمَاءِ “Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, [making] a good word like [...]

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

Our Slogan

It is common to hear a Shi’a to say Ya Ali (as) or Ya Hussain (as) – but rarely do we hear them saying the actual Slogan of the Shi’a’s given to us by our [...]

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 [...]

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