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There are various opinions amongst the Shia about some rituals of commemorating the Ahlul-Bayt (peace be upon them) and mourning for them, and these differences become more apparent in the month of Muharram. What is your advice in this regard?
There is no doubt that we should commemorate the tragedy of Ashura and express our grief and sorrow over what happened to Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) and his family and companions; and the Imams (peace be upon them) emphasized this in a well-known manner that is recorded in the books of narrations. However, differences have occurred in respect to some practices and rituals, and opinions have differed about them for some time. Our advice to all the believers is that they should refer in th
I have some money in the bank. It has been there for one year. I have access to some of it only. The rest I do not have access to until next year. Do I have to pay khums on the amount that I do not have access to?
You should pay the khums on the amount that you do not have access to once you do gain access to it.
I have converted to Islam 5 years ago, and I am interest in becoming a Shia. However, I have been battling in my heart if I should be Sunni or Shia, and I quire guidance from scholars to clear confusion. My question is about the videos I see of people beating themselves with whips and swords sometimes until they bleed. Is this practice from the Sharia of the Shia faith, or is this practice something innovated by a small group of people who are following their own desires instead of any real aut
Thank you for contacting us and we emphasize our interest in submitting what can be to serve the truth and reality. We want to draw your attention to an important issue in your journey to seek the truth and pick the right path which is that you should search for the evidences that each side claim to prove the correctness of its view. So you should search for what the Shia give as a proof to the obligation of following the Ahlulbayt after the death of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his p