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  1. Was universe only created to keep humans alive?
  2. Shi’a and Sunni Muslims are often easily distinguishable merely from the way that they each conduct their prayers. While there are small differences in the prayer rituals of each school, these differences have often been overstated due to misconceptions about the origin and meaning of these traditions. This entry will seek clarify and explain some of these differences. The Number of Prayer Units Shi’a are regularly criticised for praying on three occasions per day as opposed to the usual five occasions observed by other Muslims. According to all Muslims, regardless of the school, there are certain circumstances which have allowed for prayers to be combined during the day. For most Sunnis such circumstances include travelling and even occasions such as the weather. According to the Sunni jurist Imam Malik, if it rains, it is permissible to combine the Dhuhr and Asr prayers, and the Maghrib prayers with Isha prayers. The Jurists of the Shi’a school have followed the explanation of the Prophet (s.a.w) and the Twelve Imams (s.a.w), who all state that combining the prayers is not contingent on a specific set of circumstances. Therefore, whilst the number of times a day during which the Shi’a might pray is recognised as being either five or three distinct timings, the number of prayers, like all other Muslims, is actually five. It must be stated, however, that to combine these prayers and recite them immediately after each other (in the case of Dhuhr and Asr and then Maghrib and Isha) is by no means an obligatory act for the Shi’a. Rather it is viewed as one’s own personal choice, whether an individual prefers to combine the prayers or perform them separately. The Turbah of the Shi’a Another misconception is that Shi’a worship a stone idol. This criticism is based on a lack of understanding of Shi’a Jurisprudence which stipulates that prostration during prayers must not be performed on anything other than natural elements from the earth which can neither be consumed nor worn, as such symbolism would reflect the worship of materialism. This interpretation has prompted many Shi’a to adopt the convenience of praying to clay tablets, or Turbah (a clay tablet produced normally but not exclusively from the soil of the land of Karbala). In the absence of the Turbah, Shi’a prostrate upon leaves or other natural objects. The philosophy of prostrating on objects which are made from earth/clay is symbolic of mankind’s origin being from clay, the substance we were created from, and the substance we will return to once our bodies are buries after death. It must be highlighted that the sole reason why most Turbahs are produced from the soil of Karbala, is the belief that this soil has immense spiritual value reminding one of the sacrifice of the Imam (a.s) at Karbala in the way of God, a dedication which the believer himself would hope to emulate in his prayers. Qunut Qunut literally means "being obedient" or "the act of standing" in Arabic. The word is usually used in reference to special supplications made in certain prayers while in the standing posture. During the second unit of every prayer, it is recommended for Shi’a to raise their hands in supplication after the recitation of the two chapters of the Qur’an. Whilst it may seem like an unfamiliar practice to some Muslims, several of the Sunni schools of Jurisprudence also share this practice which they restrict to only the Fajr prayer. Sadl al-Yadayn Sadl al-Yadayn is a practice which most obviously distinguishes the Shi’a prayers from those of most other Muslims. It refers to a movement performed during the prayer in the Qiyyam (standing up) position in which Shi’a place their hands to the sides of their body, as opposed to raising them and folding them at their chest in the Qabd al-Yadayn position as other Muslims do. It is worth highlighting that Shi’a are not the only Muslims who pray in the form of Sadl al-Yadayn, but rather a large majority of the Maliki school of Sunni jurisprudence (primarily concentrated in North Africa) have also traditionally prayed in such a way. Crossing the arms in prayer was initiated by the second Caliph who observed Persian prisoners crossing their arms as a sign of respect when brought before him and decided to implement it in Salat. For the adherents of the Ja’fari school of thought, they justify such actions by stating that all of the above practises can be traced back to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) and the Imams (a.s). These rituals are also endorsed by Sunni jurist Malik b. Anas, who points out that the people of the Holy City of Madinah, where the Prophet (s.a.w) established the first Islamic Capital, used to pray in this way. Hence, according to his logic, this was the most original form of prayer as the inhabitants were taught by their parents who were contemporaries of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w). The Three Takabir Whilst not technically a part of the prayer, which ends upon the recitation of the Taslim at the end of the Tashahud, Shi’a are recommended to raise ones hands up from their knees three times and recite the Takbir or “Allahu Akbar” three times. Sadly, this has caused some confusion for some non-Shi’a who have suspected that the Shi’a are reciting something else. However anyone who observes the Shi’a daily prayers will notice that the recited formula during this practice is nothing more than to testify to the greatness of God, three times. This practice is recommended in numerous narrations of the Imams and has become a recommended ritual which immediately follows the daily prayers. Conclusion There are numerous observable differences between the prayers of the Shi’a and the prayers of other schools of Jurisprudence. However, it is crucial to note that despite the above, the difference which distinguish the Shi’a prayer from other schools of jurisprudence are in no way larger than the difference which occur between the four Sunni schools of Jurisprudence themselves. It is also crucial to highlight the fact that the differences in these prayers are due to scholarly differences in attempting to return to the pristine Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w). Shi’a prayers have been taught to the Shi’a via the Twelve Imams (a.s), whom the Shi’a believe would naturally be the best people to make recourse to in uncovering the authentic Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w).
  3. But people don't follow any rules and I am sure 99.99% people don't even ask for father's/guardian's permission.
  4. Mutah is Islamic way of getting laid (I am sorry for harsh words but it's a bitter truth).
  5. She is a sister.
  6. Can't you just say it wasn't like that or you you were never involved in fornacation? and why do you mean he can't get over it? Are you kidding me??? you are his wife of course he will get mad. Give him some time and assure him that it was your past and it will never ever happen again. Tell him you love him and you only belong to him. And don't just say it mean it and show him put some effort into it. Tell him that you regret this everyday and you ask Allah for forgiveness don't be impatient its easy for us to say that he should move on. I don't know how much he loves you and cared about you. Give him sometime and I am sure it will be fine. And this thing gonna haunt you for the rest of your life.
  8. First of all why would you tell your husband that you slept with someone else before marriage? Secondly, of course its gonna hurt. I don't how was your relation with you husband but i will lose sleep if god forbid my wife tells me this. I think your husband is a great man that he is trying his best to get over this and keeping a relationship strong.
  9. If you wanna be a shia have a love for Ahlebayt and dislike their enemies. Send lanats to their enemies.
  10. No, we all know its good for health but prophet or imams never mentioned the amount. But i think 2 tablespoons should be a decent amount to have.
  11. couple of tablespoons.
  12. But if you are not from punjab it could be anything like chicken roast, biryani, nihari, haleem.
  13. There is a difference between hitting a child (like once or twice in a lifetime) and abusing a child. I can't say it is haram but it is not recommended. Try to forgive your parents for whatever wrong they have done to you so Allah can forgive you. I am sure nobody's parents are perfect.
  14. Are you talking about that Jadhav?