shar`i question

Mosque

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding mosques. According to Shafaqna the question and answer are as follows: Question1 : Is it permissible for the people of Ahlul Kitãb and other non-Muslims to enter the mosques (masjid) and other Islamic places of worship [like husayniyya or imambargah which are not masjid]? And is it necessarily for us to enforce …

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Mourning for Imam Hussein

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding mourning. According to Shafaqna the question and answer are as follows: Question 1: Is mourning for Imam Hussain and other Infallibles (a.s.) recommended? Answer: Yes, it is recommended and God will reward those who sincerely revive their memories and commemorate their martyrdom? Question 2: I have a question about matam (Azadari) and …

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29th edition of the state’s Quran recitation competition in Nigeria

The competition is to feature 224 participants who will be contesting in six categories. The Executive Secretary of the state Islamic Education Bureau, Yakub Abbas Yakub, who disclosed this to the Nigerian Tribune, in Dutse, said the participants were drawn from the 27 local government areas of the state. Abbas Yakub explained that arrangements were in top gear for feeding, …

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The Tenth Imam, ‘Ali Ibn Muhammad (Al-Naqi, Al-Hadi) (as)

Name: Ali bin Muhammad (a.s.) Mother: Samana al-Maghribiya Kunniyat (Patronymic): Abu al-Hasan al Askari Laqab (Title): Al Hadi Birth: He was born at Madina in the 5th Rajab year 212 A.H. Martyrdom: He died at age 40 of poison in Iraq 3rd Rajab 254 Hijri at Samarrah (Sarmanra) in Iraq and is buried there.

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What is the best verse in the Quran?

What is the best Ayah in the Quran? Can we say the best Ayah or we should say that all ayāt are best depending on purpose? Concise answer Before dealing with the main question, we must say that the Quran itself is the best book and superior to all heavenly books. All of its verses (ayāt) are at the highest …

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What is the most important message of Surah al-Masadd?

What is the moral and mystical message we can learn from Sura al-Masadd? It is a direct curse of Allah to Abu Lahab and his wife. What lesson can we draw for ourselves? Concise answer The most important message of this Surah (chapter) can be explain in such a way that wealthy, position and family relationship with prophets cannot protect …

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Distortion of the Quran in Shia books

Why have Shi’ite scholars quoted some narrations signifying distortion of the Quran? Answer: Some people accused Shi’ite of distorting Quran intentionally or unintentionally and they say that if Shia do not believe in it, why their scholars quoted some narrations which seemingly signify distortion of Quran, we can say in reply to this great and baseless accusation that: anyone should …

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What do Qadha and Qadar mean?

What do Qadha and Qadar mean? answer: Believing in Qadha and Qadar is one of the Islamic beliefs which has been mentioned in the Quran and traditions. But the real meaning of them should be explained not to be considered as compulsion or divestment of authority. Qadar means measuring things. According to this verse the Exalted God has created everything …

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Is the Quran Complete? Was it Altered?

Some people accuse the Shia of having a different Quran or of believing that some of the verses of the Quran that is available today are different than the Quran at the time of the Prophet (S). This is a very dangerous accusation because it affects the validity of any argument or belief which relies on the Quran as a …

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Are there any Sunni sources that have spoken of the alteration of the Quran?

Can you give me some references where Sunni scholars have narrated alteration in the Quran? I need a detailed answer because the kids at my college are being faced with these questions by Sunni students. Your early reply will be appreciated.Concise answer Many hadiths can be found in Sunni references [some of those references being the Sihah Sittah, which are …

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