Sunni & Shi’a

  • A Shi'ite Encyclopedia
    by: Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project Team

    A vast collection of information that addresses Shi`a/Sunni inter-school related issues. An effort of the Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project Team

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  • Muta', Temporary Marriage in Islamic Law
    by: Sachiko Murata

    A description of the legal situation of mut'a / mutah in Shi'ism and the origin of this divergence between Sunni and Shi'i law on temporary marriage

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  • Peshawar Nights
    by: Sultan al-Wa’adhim As-Sayyid Muhammad al-Musawi ash-Shirazi

    Transcript of dialogues between Sunni scholars and Shi'i author, about major topics relating to Shi'ism including the death of the Prophet (s), successorship, companions, infallibility, Muta' (temporary marriage), and the family of the Prophet. Includes a search facility.

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  • Tradições Sunitas em louvor ao Imam Ali
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    Uma série de tradições encontradas em coleções sunitas que provam de forma inequívoca a proeminência e a superioridade do Imam Ali (as) sobre o resto dos companheiros e, por conseguinte, o seu direito a ocupar o cargo de Califa depois do Sagrado Profeta (s).

    Hadith al-Tashbih

    O Profeta Sagrado disse:

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  • Cuestiones sobre las Ramas del Islam: El Hadîz, el Iÿtihâd y el Fiqh
    by: Aiatullah Ya'far Subhani

    "El Fiqh Imamita se basa -fundamentalmente- en el Sagrado Corán, la tradicion, el intelecto y el consenso de los sabios.La Tradición consiste en los dichos, acciones y reconocimientos tácitos de los Inmaculados, a la cabeza de los cuales se encuentra el Mensajero de Dios (BP)". El libro "Cuestiones sobre las ramas del Islam: El Hadîz, el Iÿtihâd y el Fiqh", guian al lector hacia un mejor entendimiento sobre estas bases fundamentales de la Jurisprudencia Islamita Shia.

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  • Then I was Guided
    by: Muhammad al Tijani al Samawi

    An autobiographical account of Sayed Tijani's search for knowledge, which aims to remove some of the barriers that exist between the schools of thought of the ahl-as-Sunnah and the shi'a by clearing misconceptions about Shi'ism.

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  • To Be With the Truthful
    by: Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi

    An extension of the book "Then I was Guided" by the same author, with the purpose of elaborating with further evidence on the truthfulness of Shia beliefs.

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  • The Shi'ah are the real Ahlul-Sunnah
    by: Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi

    An inquiry of an explorer of the truth into the delicate yet essential question of: "Who is best qualified to the claim of being a follower of Islam's Prophet in spirit and in practice?"

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  • Laws and Practices: Why do the Shi'ah prostrate on Turbah
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    A brief text about why Shi'a prostrate on the turbah or soil from Karbala.

    Why do the Shi'ah prostrate on Turbah?

    Therefore celebrate the praises of thy Lord, and be of those who prostrate themselves in adoration (Holy Qur'an 15:98)

    The Shi'ah Muslims prefer to prostrate on a small block of earth, called a Turbah, which is usually made from clay from the land of Karbala in Iraq.

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  • Ukweli Uliopotea - Sehemu ya Tano
    by: Sheikh Mu’tasim Sayyid Ahmad

    Kitabu kilichoko mikononi mwako ni tarjuma ya kitabu cha Kiarabu kiitwacho al-Haqiqatu ‘dh-Dha’i’ah kilichoandikwa na Sheikh Mu’tasim Sayyid Ahmad. Sisi tumekiita, Ukweli Uliopotea. Kwa vile kitabu hiki ni kikubwa, sisi tumekigawa katika juzuu tano ili kiwe chepesi kusomwa na wasomaji wetu wa Kiswahili. Hiki ulichonacho mkononi mwako ni juzuu ya tano.

    Kitabu hiki ni utafiti uliofanywa na mwanachuoni huyo wa Kiislamu kuhusu madhehebu za Kiislamu. Utafiti wake huu ulihusisha pia mahojiano na mijadala baina yake na na masheikh wa Kiwahabi na maustadh wake katika chuo alikosoma.

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  • Al-Muraja'at
    by: Sayyid 'Abd al-Husayn Sharaf al-Din al-Musawi

    A series of letters debating Shi'i and Sunni beliefs between the late Shi'i scholar Sharaf al-Din, and the late Sunni scholar and head of Al-Azhar university.

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  • Hadith al-Thaqalayn
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    A study of the tawatur, or the multiplicity of sources and narrators that verify the authenticity of Hadith al-Thaqalayn, when the Messenger of Allah (s) said: "Verily, I am leaving behind two precious things (thaqalayn) among you: the Book of God and my kindred (`itrah), my household (Ahl al-Bayt), for indeed, the two will never separate until they come back to me by the Pond (of al-­Kawthar on the Day of Judgment)."

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  • Ask Those Who Know
    by: Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi

    A discussion by a former Sunni scholar on the Prophet, the Ahlul Bayt, some of the companions of the Prophet, and Sunni books of hadith. By the author of 'Then I was Guided'.

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  • Ask Those Who Know
    by: Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi

    A discussion by a former Sunni scholar on the Prophet, the Ahlul Bayt, some of the companions of the Prophet, and Sunni books of hadith. By the author of 'Then I was Guided'.

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  • The Emergence of Shi'ism and the Shi'ites
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr

    The relation between the ideological and the theological realms in Islam. Theories of the Caliphate and the Imamate in Islam and the historical development of Shi'ism as a distinct school of Islamic thought.

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  • The Emergence of Shi'ism and the Shi'ites
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr

    The relation between the ideological and the theological realms in Islam. Theories of the Caliphate and the Imamate in Islam and the historical development of Shi'ism as a distinct school of Islamic thought.

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  • Inquiries About Shi'a Islam
    by: Sayyid Moustafa Al-Qazwini

    An excellent introduction to the major doctrines of Shi'i Islam, including an explanation of the Ahlul Bayt, infallibility, intercession, dissimulation, companions and wives of the Prophet, and other schools of Islamic thought.

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  • A Shi'ite Anthology
    by: Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba'i

    A collection of sayings, sermons, prayers and writings that cover the three basic dimensions of Shi'ite tradition: 1. The Unity of God 2. The political, social and moral teachings and 3. The spiritual life. Translated by William Chittick, and Introduction by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

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  • The Wahhabia Movement: The True Image
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    This text, prepared and published by Al-Ghadeer Center for Islamic Studies and translated by Hamid S. Atiyyah, reveals the facts about the Wahhabia doctrine and sheds lights on its origins, school of thought, and relation with other sects of Islam.

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  • A New Analysis of Wahhabi Doctrines
    by: Muhammad Husayn Ibrahimi

    A text that examines fundamental Wahhabi beliefs in comparison to those of the Ahlus Sunnah and the Shi`ah. Topics discussed within include a summarized account of the life of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, one of the prominent figures of this movement, and some of the major ideological issues in which Wahhabis deviate from mainstream Muslims (like Tawassul, Ziyarah, Ta'wil of the Qur'an, etc.).

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  • Shiism: Imamate and Wilayat
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi

    Origin of Shi'ism, self-censorship in Muslim history, Ghadir Khumm and the Orientalists, appointment of Imam 'Ali (a) explicit or implicit?, concept of Ahlul Bayt, Wilayat, and the knowledge of the Ahlul Bayt (a).

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  • Abu Hurayra and the Falsification of Traditions (Hadith)
    by: Yasin T. Al-Jibouri


    Abu Hurayra and the Falsification of Traditions (Hadith)
    By Yasin T. al-Jibouri
    http://www.scribd.com/yasinaljibouri/

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  • ...Y entonces fui guiado
    by: Sayyid Muhammad At-Tiyani As-Samawi

    Conversión de un erudito Sunni a la escuela Shia. El esfuerzo de un sincero “buscador de la Verdad” guiado hacia el “Sendero Recto”.

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  • Mikesha Ya Peshwaar
    by: Sultanu ‘l-Wa’idhiin

    Kitabu kilichoko mikononi mwako ni tarjuma ya kitabu cha Kiingereza kiitwacho, Peshawar Nights. Asili ya kitabu hiki ni cha lugha ya Kifarsi kwa jina la, Shab’ha-ye Peshawar. Sisi tumekiita, Mikesha ya Peshawar.

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  • Imamate, The Vicegerency of the Prophet
    by: Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi

    Meaning of Imamate and Khilafah, as well as Shi'i and Sunni views on topics such as necessity of Imamate, infallibility, and Shura.

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  • Shiism in Sunnism
    by: Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Ridha Mudarrisi Yazdi

    A discussion providing evidence of Shi'a ideology and practice from the Quran & Sunni sources.

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  • The Role of Ijtihad in Legislation
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    Definitions of 'mujtahid' and 'ijtihad'. Ijtihad in Sunni and Shi'i traditions. Akhbarism in the Imamiyyah Tradition.

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  • The Shiites Under Attack
    by: Shaykh Muhammad Jawad Chirri

    Numerous accusations against the beliefs and practices of the Shi'ites, and their answers. Includes discussions on the revelation of the Qur'an, Ibn Saba, and the companions of the Prophet (s).

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  • Taqiyyah
    by: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

    What is Taqiyah? When can it be used? Best way to perform taqiyah, and when it is not allowed.

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  • Spurious Arguments about the Shia
    by: Abu Talib at-Tabrizi

    Shias have been accustomed to receiving accusations and having to put up with them. The accusations against Shias started on the death of our Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) and thus, Shias were made the adversary in the history of Islam. As the adversary, Shias had to bear the persecution and torture of the ruling authorities and the accusations, annoyance, and hurt from people across the ages. In this text, the great scholar Abu Talib At-Tabrizi presents a collection and analysis of some of the arguments which the Shias face.

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  • Striving for Right Guidance
    by: Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi

    In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

    Allah, Praise and Exaltation to Him, has said,

    “And most surely I am most Forgiving to one who repents and believes and does good deeds then continues to follow the right guidance.” (Qur'an, Taha 20:82)

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  • Truth About Shia Ithna Ashari Faith
    by: As'ad Wahid al-Qasim

    As'ad Wahid al-Qasim is a seeker of the truth who tried hard to reach it very bitterly till Allah guided him to the Straight Path. He was born in the Dayr al-Ghusun village on the West Bank [of the Jordan River] in Occupied Palestine. Having finished his high school, he made the trip to Jordan where he earned a diploma in engineering vocations. Then he traveled to the Phillippines where he earned his B.A. in Civil Engineering then his Masters in Construction Management. He is about to earn his Ph.D.

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  • Wilayah, the Station of the Master
    by: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari

    This text is a detailed study of the different meanings of the word Wilayah. The present translation is a very short example of the writing of the late Murtadha Mutahhari, but it gives a taste of the broad scope of his view of Islam and its dealings with every aspect of human life.

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  • The Quran: Its Protection from Alteration
    by: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

    This text deals with the appearance of forged ahadith, and the Sunni vs Shi'i attitudes towards such hadith and supposed alterations in the Qur'an.

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  • The Quran: Its Protection from Alteration
    by: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi

    This text deals with the appearance of forged ahadith, and the Sunni vs Shi'i attitudes towards such hadith and supposed alterations in the Qur'an.

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  • Brief Commentary On Hadeeth Al-Kisaa (Tradition of the Cloak)
    by: Jerrmein Abu Shahba

    This text presents a brief commentary for the valuable and well-known Hadith Al Kisaa’ that is commonly narrated by all schools of thought. The author, Jerrmein Abu Shahba, attempts to analyze each event and statement in this authentic tradition in order to extract the obvious and latent meanings and better appreciate its significance which marked the revelation of the Purification Verse (Ayat At-Tatheer) in honor of the purified AhlulBayt of the Holy Prophet (SA).

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  • Black Thursday
    by: Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi

    The text authored by Muhammad Al Tijani Al Samawi presents an english translation of the famous event of Raziyyat Yawm al-Khamees, known as Black Thursday which took place in the last days before the Holy Prophet's demise. It concerns an incident during the Prophet's illness when he asked for writing materials to dictate a will, but the people present around him said that he was talking nonsense. This event is a point of controversy between the two largest sects of Islam.

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  • Beliefs: Rafidi Shi'ah Narrators in Sahih al-Bukhari
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    A brief text about the presence of narrations from Shi'ah narrators in one of the most trusted books of Ahlul-Sunnah: Sahih al-Bukhari.

    Rafidi Shi’ah narrators in Sahih al-Bukhari

    O you who believe! Be careful of your duty to Allah, and be with the truthful (Holy Qur’an: Chapter 9, Verse 119)

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  • Las Divisiones del Islam
    by: Sayyed Saeed Akhtar Rizvi (ra)

    Diferencias en las interpretaciones del Islam, respecto a la persona de Dios y la importancia de la razón en la religión en distintas escuelas.

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  • La Sunnah del Profeta Muhammad (S) come Fonte di Guida
    by: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi


    La Sunnah del Profeta Muhammad (S) come Fonte di Guida

     
    Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
     

     
     Dopo Qur’an, il termine Sunnah o Sunnat è, nella terminologia Islamica, una delle parole più note. La “Sunnah del Profeta” comprende tre aspetti:

    1) I detti del Profeta (Ahadith);

    2) Le azioni del Profeta;

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  • Beliefs: Did the Prophet (s) Appoint a Successor
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    This tract presents a summary of the sources relating to the event of Ghadir Khumm demonstrating that the Prophet did indeed appoint a successor in his lifetime.

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  • A Pledge Under the Tree
    by: Shaun Astarabadi

    Our Sunni brother very often use the following Verse of Surat al-Fath:

    “Allah's good pleasure was on the believers when they swore allegiance to you under the Tree” (48:18)

    as evidence to legitimize the stance of certain companions. The Shi'a's stance, on the other hand, is that the holy Verse can not be generalized to an extent that it becomes an umbrella which includes any one who was present in the event. Rather, that Verse is of a of specific nature and not a general one, requiring further analysis.

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  • Al-Murâÿa‘ât (Las Referencias)
    by: Saiid ‘Abdul Husain Sharafuddin

    Al-Muraya‘ât es la compilación de correspondencia de más de 3 años y medio entre dos grandes sabios, Shaikh Salim Al-Bishri de la escuela de pensamiento Sunita en Cairo y Sai’id Abdul-Hussain Sharafud-Din Yabal ‘Amili de la escuela de pensamiento Shiíta en el Líbano, que se dan sin más deseo y propósito que el de buscar la verdad.

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  • Glimpses of Shiism in the Musnad of Ibn Hanbal
    by: Dr. Sayyid Kazim Tabataba'i­

    The Musnad of ibn Hanbal is considered among the most comprehensive and early collections of hadīth of the Sunni sect. One of the characteristics of this work is the wide space given to hadīth concerning the merits of the Prophet’s Ahl al-Bayt. Compared to the other hadīth compendiums of the Sunnis, the Musnad’s emphasis on this subject is so pronounced that it has attracted the attention of orientalists and other researchers.

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  • Laws and Practices: Why do the Shi'ah Combine Prayers
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    A brief text on why Shi'a combine their prayers along with textual proofs from the Prophet (saw)'s life.

    Why do the Shi'ah Combine Prayers?

    “Undertake the prayer at the time of the declining sun to the darkness of the night and the morning recitation; for indeed the morning recitation is witnessed”(Holy Qur'an: Chapter 17, Verse 78)

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  • Shiism in Relation to Various Islamic Sects
    by: Dr. Abulqasim Gorji

    A discussion of how Shi'ism is viewed in other Sects. Includes a discussion of Usul al‑Din (The Principles of Faith), Usul al‑Madhhab (Doctrines Particular to Sects), Usul al‑Fiqh ( Principles of Jurisprudence) and Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)

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  • Sunnah, from Shia and Sunni Viewpoints
    by: Ayatullah Ali Mishkini

    Differing viewpoints on the character of the communication of the Sunnah and the Prophet's statements to the Islamic community and its transmission, and secondly, the method of accessing the Sunnah.

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  • Book Review: Modern Political Islamic Thought
    by: Dr. Sayyid Wahid Akhtar

    Book Review of Hamid Enayet's 'Modern Islamic Political Thought' in which the author gives an account of Shi'ite political thought, and the differences between Shi'i and Sunni views on state, caliphate, and politics.

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  • The Hadith of the Will (wasiyya) about the Thaqalayn: The Book and the Sunnah
    by: Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani

    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    الحمد لله رب العالمين ، والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا محمد وآله الطاهرين ، ولعنة الله على أعدائهم أجمعين من الأولين والآخرين

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  • Beliefs: Do the Shi'ah Believe in a Different Quran
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    A refutation of the spurious claim that the Shi'ah believe in a different Qur'an than Sunnis do.

    Do the Shi'ah Believe in a Different Qur’an?

    Surely We have revealed the Reminder (Holy Qur’an) and We most surely are its Guardian. (Holy Qur’an: Chapter 15, Verse 9)

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  • Beliefs: Why Follow the Family of the Prophet (s)
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    Why should the Ahlul-bayt or family of the Prophet (saw) be followed? Who is included in the Ahlul-bayt? A brief text that delves into these questions with textual proofs.

    Why Follow the Family of the Prophet (s)?

    Verily Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O People of the House (Ahl al-Bayt) and to purify you a thorough purifying. [Verse of Purification from Qur’an 33:33]

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  • Ijtihad e os Companheiros
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    Uma análise sobre a validade da crença dos sunitas a respeito do Ijtihad usado pelos companheiros.

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    Neste artigo nós analisaremos uma das crenças fundamentais da Ahl’ul Sunnah: o ijtihad usado pelos companheiros. A nossa intenção aqui não é insultar ninguém, mas fazer uma análise objetiva desse componente central dentre as crenças dos seguidores dos companheiros.

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  • Laws and Practices: Why do the Shi'ah avoid Tarawih congregations
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    A brief text about Tarawih congregations, how they originated and how they are perceived from Shi'a and Sunni standpoint.

    Why do the Shi’ah avoid Tarawih congregations?

    And during a part of the night, engage in the night prayer (Tahajjud) beyond what is incumbent on you; perhaps your Lord will raise you to a position of great glory. (Holy Qur’an, 17:79)

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  • Abu Hurayra
    by: Seyyed Mustafa Qazwini

    Un breve articolo sulla figura di Abu Hurayra e i suoi ahadith (tradizioni). Tratto da: “Inquiries about Shi’i Islam”

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    Abu Hurayra

    Tratto da "Inquiries about Shi'a Islam" di Seyyed Mustafa Qazwini

     

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  • Beliefs: Why Shi'ah
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    A brief explanation about why the word "Shi'a" is used for the followers of Ahlul-bayt, talked about through Quran and hadith.

    Why Shi'ah?

    And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah and be not divided among yourselves (Holy Qur'an 3:103)

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  • Barua ya Wazi kwa Mawahhabi (1-10)
    by: Sh. Abdilahi Nassir

    Mwanzo mwanzo wa mwezi huu (Muharram 1424), hapa Mombasa, pametolewa karatasi zenye kichwa cha habari "Barua ya wazi kwa wahubiri na ma-imamu wa sunna". Lengo la karatasi hizo ni kuwaonyesha hao wahubiri na maimamu wa kisunni makosa wanayoyafanya ya kuweka "vikao vya mawaidha, khususan katika siku kumi za mwanzo wa mwezi wa Muharram".

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  • Je Mashia Wanaweza kuwa na Qur'an Yao?
    by: Jamali A. Kasole

    Hivi Kweli Mashia Wanaweza Kuwa Na Qur’an Yao?

    Bismihi Ta ‘Ala

    Kuna baadhi ya watu hudai na kujaribu kuonyesha kuwa Mashia wanayo Qur’an yao tofauti na hii ambayo sote tumeizoea.

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  • Jee Shia Huamini Tahreef?
    by: Amiraly M.H. Datoo

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