We have many Hadeethes in our books that it is allowed to take interest from non Muslims who consider interest as permissible for them.
You need to follow the verdict of the Marji' of Taqleed.
Such claims come from those who try to play mischief with the meanings of Quranic verses. Shia Islam is not a sect but the real following of the Prophet and his Progeny. Allah (SWT) has granted His prophet Ebrahim (AS) with the title of Shia in Quran (Sura Al-Saffaat: 83).وان من شيعته لابراهيم
Allah (SWT) called the followers of the prophets as his Shia as we read when a follower of Moosa (AS) was in conflict with one of his enemy
هذا من شيعته وهذا من عدوه
فاستغاثه الذي من شيعته على الذي من عدوه (Sura Al-Qasas: 15).
Shia of Ali (AS) are the followers of Ali (AS) who are in fact the real followers of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA). The most pious companions of the Prophet (SAWA) were called Shia of Ali like Salman, Abu Tharr, Ammar, Miqdad and others. That is why you find many Hadeeths in Sunni books from the Prophet praising the Shia and saying that they will be in Paradise (Al-Haafidh Al-Tabaraani in Al-Mu'jam Al-Kabeer 1:320) and (Al-Haythami in Majma' Al-Zawaa'id 9:131) and (Jawaahir Al-'qdain by al-Samhoodi 294) and (Kanz al-Ommal 12:104) and Al-Salihi al-Shaami in Sobol Al-Hoda Wal Rashaad 7:11).
There are also many Hadeeths in Sunni books that Shia of Ali are the best of all creatures. In Tafseer al-Tabari 30:335 a Hadeeth narrated from the Prophet (SAWA) : Ali and his Shia are the best of all creatures.
Same Hadeeth ( Ali and his Shia are the best of all creatures) is also narrated by Al-Haakim Al-Hasakaani in Shawaahid Al-Tanzeel 2:353 and Soyooti in Al-Durr Al-Manthoor 6:376.
It isn’t obligatory to have kids but it is highly recommend and encouraged in Islam. Usually the father has a strong influence on his children. so he should make sure that they are raised according to the teachings of the prophet Mohammed and his purified progeny (peace be upon them all).
The husband MUST ensure that his children will be raised to not praise the enemies of Ahlul bayt (as) which many Muslims unknowingly do. He should raise children who will disassociate from the oppressors of the imams (as).
It is good for him to also try and guide his wife in a way isn’t forcing her. If you both decide not to have children for the time being then that is entirely your choice.
May Allah grant you success
This Hadeeth ( Al-Mahdi's name is the same name of the Prophet and his Kunya is the same Kunya of the Prophet ) is narrated in many Shia and Sunni books. These are few Sunni books:
1. Sunan Al-Tirmithi, V. 3, P.343.
2. Al-Mo'jam al-Awsatt by al-Tabarani , V.8, P. 178.
3. Al-Mustadrak 'ala al-Saheehayn by al-Haakim al-Nisaboori .
And many others.
We are following the authentic narrations from the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) in every religious matter including this matter. The authentic narrations mentioned three nights; 19th and 21st and 23rd.
Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) is in occultation according to Allah's order, waiting for suitable time to come to the public life to establish the world government of peace and justice.
Allah (SWT) only knows when He will permit Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) to come to the public life to establish that great aim which is in fact the aim of all the Prophets and Infallible Imams.
Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) is living on this earth and he guides the scholars and helps people in the way that Allah (SWT) guides him. He is away from publicity and even those whom he helps do not know him. They will recognize him after his re appearance.
Yes, it is recommended to pray Maghrib Prayer before breaking fast (Iftar) as Prayers is more important than breaking the fast, but it is not obligatory to do so. It is just recommended if there is no one waiting for you for Iftar and you do not feel weak if you pray before Iftar.
The Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) never allowed Muslims to divide in to groups or sects. Sects were formed long time after the Prophet (SAWA). Muslims were ordered by the Prophet to keep following Quran and Ahlul Bayt. Political reasons and wrong rulers caused many Muslims to be away from Ahlul Bayt (AS) and follow different sects.
Mu'awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan announced the year 41 after Hijra when he became the top ruler on Muslims after his treaty with Imam Hasan (AS) as the year of Jamaa'ah عام الجماعة .
He ordered all his appointed Shaikhs on pulpits and sermons to curse Ameerul Mo'mineen Ali (AS). This evil habit continued for many generations till the rule of Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz who ordered to remove the curse. Many of Mo'awiyah followers did not like to leave cursing Ali and called it Sunnah and shouted demanding the continuation of the curse being part of the Sunnah. أين السنة؟ Where is the Sunnah?
The title of Ahl al-Sunnah was used by extreme Sunni Hanbali Muslims even during their fights with other Sunni sects like the dispute between followers Abu Hanifah and Ibn Hanbal. Abu Hanifah school was called Ahlul Ra'y ( people of opinion) by Hanbalis and other Sunni sects.
The term Ahlul Sunnah wal Jama'ah was used during Abbasid government for and by those Muslims who do not follow Ahlul Bayt (AS) even if the show love and respect to them, but follow other sects.
We have Hadeeths from Ahlul Bayt (SS) stating: By Allah, no one is following the real Sunnah and unity of the Ummah but we and our followers
والله ليس على السنة والجماعة أحدٍ الا ٫نحنوشيعتنا
Hayya Ala Khairil 'Amal is part of the Athan أذان of the Prophet (SAWA) and even in the time of the rule of Abi Bakr, but it was removed by Omar Ibn al-Khattab and replaced in morning Athan by Al-Salaat Khairun Min al-Nawm.
Al-Sunan al-Kubera by al-Bayhaqi Hadeeth 1847 narrated that the original Athan was with Hayya Ala Khairil Amal. All Ahlul Bayt (AS) used to mention it in Athan. Many of Sahabah used to say it even after Omar banned it.
Abdullah Ibn Omar used to say Hayya Ala Khairil Amal in the Athan after Hayya Alal Falah. ( Al-Mussannaf of Abdul Razzaq, Hadeeth 1732 and Al-Mussannaf by Ibn Abi Shayba , Hadeeth 2224).
Al-Layth Ibn Sa'd used to mention Hayya Al Khairil Amal in Athan ( Al-Sunan Al-Kubera by al-Bayhaqi Hadeeth 1845).
It is highly recommended for every Shia Muslim to pray with Muslims from other sects in their congregational prayers, but we need to recite Sura Al-Hamd and other Sura for ourself. Such Salaah will be valid if it was performed inside the time not before it.
Jum'a prayers with non Shia Muslims is good but we need to recite Dhuhr Prayer as well.
Some people pronounce it differently due to their accent or what they heard growing up. For instance, in Persian, one says "Ramazan" when talking and not "Ramadan" because it is how it is said in the language, just as in English people often say "Izlaam" not "Islaam". For things not involving Qur'an, it doesn't really matter.
However, when reciting Qur'an, it is good to try to pronounce the letters as correctly as possible. If a person is genuinely unable to pronounce a letter correctly, it is ok, but they should try.
Sunni sects are four:
1. Hanafi Sunnis who follow Abu Hanifa Ibn No'maan who was born on year 80 after Hijra, after 70 years of the passing away of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and died on 150 after Hijra.
2. Shafi'ee Sunnis who follow Mohammad Ibn Edrees al-Shafi'ee who was born on year 150 after Hijra and passed away on 204 after Hijra.
3. Maliki Sunnis who follow Malik Ibn Anas who was born in 93 Hijri and passed away on 179 Hijri in Madinah.
4. Hanbali Sunnis who follow Ahmad Ibn Hanbal who was born in 164 Hijri and passed away on 241 Hijri.
Shia follow Ahlul Bayt who are Imam Ali, Fatimah, Imam Hasan, Imam Husain who lived with the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA). Then the 9 Imams from the kinship of Imam Husain (AS).
Shia is not a sect but a title which is used in Quran for the sincere followers ( Sura Al-Saffaat 83 and Sura Al-Qassas 15). The Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) gave the title of Shia of Ali to the most pious of his companion and most obedient Muslims ( Tafseer Al-Tabari, V.30, P. 335) and Shawaahid al-Tanzeel by al-Hasakaani 2: 353 and Tafseer al-Dorr al- Manthour by Al-Soyouti 6:379.
Shia believe and follow the Prophetic order to all Muslims to keep following Quran and Ahlul Bayt (AS) to be andbremain on the Right Path. This Hadeeth is authentic and narrated in Saheeh Muslim 4425, and Tirmithi 3718 and 3720 and in many authentic Sunni books.
Shia follows the Prophetic Hadeeth that the successors of the Prophet will be twelve. (Saheeh al-Bukhari 6682, al-Tareekh al-Kabeer by Al-Bukhari 8:410), Saheeh Muslim 3393, 3394, 3395, 3396 and many other important Sunni books.
Shia believe that the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) `did not leave the Muslim Ummah unguided regarding the divine leaders of Muslims after him, but he clearly informed the Ummah and asked them to give allegiance to Imam Ali (AS) being the first successor of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA).
Shia Muslims follow the Prophetic Sunnah of the Prophet which is Been narrated by the most authentic source who are Ahlul Bayt (AS) and their pious followers.
The main difference between Shia and Sunni Muslims are in two issues: First : Who succeeds the Prophet in leading and guiding the Muslim Ummah?
Second: From where we should get the prophetic teachings ( Sunnah and Quranic meanings) after the Prophet Muhammad (SAWA).
Most of the tyrant governments like Bani Omayyah and Bani Abbas till today are against Shia Islam and played big role in defaming Shia Islam and spreading false propaganda against Shia.
Shia Muslims present evidence that they are following the original teachings of the Prophet (SAWA) not only from their books but also from the Sunni books and always call and practice dialogue.
You can find more details on this subject in many books written by ex Sunni scholars who reached to the reality of Shia Islam through scientific research like books of Dr Tijani and other scholars which can be seen in www.aqaid.com and www.al-Islam.org and many other websites.