Islam

Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God (Allah) and that Muhammad is the messenger of God. It is the world's second-largest religion with over 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the global population, known as Muslims. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 50 countries.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 weeks ago

Muslim should not harm or cheat others in any way.

Wassalam. 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 3 weeks ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

If you mean by 'stay' to live with your husband's family then no, this isn't required. In fact it is obligatory upon the husband to provide a suitable accommodation for his wife in order for her to feel safe and comfortable. 

Living with in-laws can be an option for the newly  married couple who have just gotten on their feet, however it has been shown many times that  that long term living with in-laws can cause many problems as well as a lack of privacy for the couple. Therefore it is recommended that the couple try to eventually find their own place. 

May Allah grant you success  

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

You can be a Shia Muslim by just believing in the main faith of Islam (There no God but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger and Ali is the successor after the Prophet). This faith is enough for you to become a Shia Muslim.

Obligatory acts are not condition to be a Shia Muslim although you need to do whatever you know and can afford.

When you perform Hajj, you need to get yourself circumcised before performing Tawaf around the Ka'bah.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

Human dignity of woman does not allow her to be with more than man at the same time. It is not only in Islam, but in all main religions that woman is allowed to marry one man at the same time. More than one man at the same time means destroying the dignity of the woman and shaking her self respect. Obviously, if a woman is allowed to marry more than one man at the same time, the society will lose trust in the belonging of the children to their father as no one will know who is the real father of the child. That itself is a big damage to the human sonciety.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Yes, it is a sin in Islam to listen to songs. Hadeeth says: Listening to songs initiates hypocrisy in the heart.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 month ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Yes, it is allowed, and indeed a desirable act, where a circle of people agree on reciting specific parts of the holy Quran, for the reward of the whole khatm to be gifted to someone who has passed.

It is very much encouraged to do this, and hopefully others around you learn to do it as well.
With prayers for your success.  

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Insurance is allowed in Islam being a contract between you (the insured) and the insurance company (the insurer) that you pay them an agreed amount with condition that they take financial responsibility in case something wrong happens to you, your family or your belongings according to the agreement.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

Time management is a key for successful life not only here but also hereafter.

Life management is very important in Islam as it enables us to utilize our limited time on this planet for the aims of our creation. Worships in Islam are time bound which shows the importance of time management. Islam teaches to organize  our time between working for livelihood and preparing for our hereafter future and resting.

We have many Quranic verses and authentic Hadeeth guiding us to the importance of time management. 
Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 month ago

Bismihi ta'ala

There is no shar'i problem in touching, patting or feeding  a dog. If your hands, or the dog is wet, then after patting you must wash your hand, because contamination of najasah occurs with contact and wetness. 

But if it is dry, then you do not need to do anything. 

And Allah knows best. 

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 2 months ago

Belief is for things that are genuinely in the unseen, such as the Day of Judgment. Predictions are experimentally falsifiable and you can evaluate them to see whether or not they have truth.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

It is the order of Allah ( SWT) for every Muslim to pray Fajr Namaz in two Rak'ats, Dhuhr ( Zohr) Namaz in four Rak'ats, Asr Namaz in four Rak'ats, Maghrib Namaz in three Rak'ats and Isha Namaz in Four Rak'ats. Allah knows the full reason behind every order. It is like our Tawaf around Ka'bah to be seven rounds, no less and no more than seven rounds in every Tawaf. 
The Quran orders us to obey and follow the Prophet (Sura 59, Verse 7) and the Prophet (SAWA) ordered us to pray as we saw him praying. ( Wasa'il al-Shia and Bukhari).

We must obey Allah by obeying the Prophet and we must pray same number of Rak'ats prayed by the Prophet in different prayers.

​​​​​​​Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 2 months ago

Here are some thoughts on that: https://www.al-islam.org/ask/why-is-wearing-a-ring-stone-beneficial-to-m...

I am not sure if there is any specific mention of amethyst or pyrite in the textual sources. 

There are a couple narrations in praise of sapphire, for instance, that it dispels poverty, and that Imam 'Ali (A) used to possess one.