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    Question about Wilayat al-Faqih

    This will help.
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    Exposing Yassir Al-Habib

    1128. Any Zikr in qunut is sufficient, even if he says, 'Subhanallah' only once. It is, however, better to make the following supplication: La ilaha illallahul Halimul Karim, La ilaha illallahul 'Aliyyul 'Azim, Subhanallahi Rabbis samawatis sab', wa Rabbil 'arazinas sab', wama fi hinna wama bayna hunna, wa Rabbil 'arshil 'azim, wal hamdu lillahi Rabbil'alamin. This is according to Ayatullah Sistani. https://www.Sistani.org/english/book/48/2231/
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    Exposing Yassir Al-Habib

    He would not say Qunoot loudly when he is in a masjid among people let alone a Sunni one. Where was the problem in his Qunoot? The cursing part?
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    Exposing Yassir Al-Habib

    Where was the problem in his Qunoot? The cursing part?
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    Question about Wilayat al-Faqih

    The concept of Wilayat al-Faqih differs from one Marja to another. So there's no single answer I believe.
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    Can I just keep a fast whenever?

    Salaam, All Ibaadat should be solely for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) also called 'Qurbatan Elallah'. You can keep fast any day as Qurbatan Elallah.
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    Prophet's knowledge of the Qur'an

    He is the One Who Revealed the Book unto you; from it are Decisive Verses - these are the Mother of the Book; and others are Allegorical. Then as for those in whose hearts there is perversity, so they are following what is allegorical from it, seeking the Fitna and seeking its (personal) interpretation. And none knows its interpretation except Allah, and those who are firmly rooted in the Knowledge. They are saying, ‘We believe in it. It is all from the Presence of our Lord’. And none (would) mention except those with the understanding [3:7] I found an alternate translation which includes الراسخون في العلم as well and continues as 'They'. We'll need an Arabic expert to figure that out. Also, there are number of hadith which confirms both Allah and Ahlul Bayt (ams) knowing the interpretation.
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    Prophet's knowledge of the Qur'an

    That makes zero sense since Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) himself has said in Qur'an that all thr verses are not same and cannot be understood by us. Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 7: هُوَ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ مِنْهُ آيَاتٌ مُّحْكَمَاتٌ هُنَّ أُمُّ الْكِتَابِ وَأُخَرُ مُتَشَابِهَاتٌ فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ زَيْغٌ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ مَا تَشَابَهَ مِنْهُ ابْتِغَاءَ الْفِتْنَةِ وَابْتِغَاءَ تَأْوِيلِهِ وَمَا يَعْلَمُ تَأْوِيلَهُ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَالرَّاسِخُونَ فِي الْعِلْمِ يَقُولُونَ آمَنَّا بِهِ كُلٌّ مِّنْ عِندِ رَبِّنَا وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلَّا أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ He it is Who has revealed the Book to you; some of its verses are decisive, they are the basis of the Book, and others are allegorical; then as for those in whose hearts there is perversity they follow the part of it which is allegorical, seeking to mislead and seeking to give it (their own) interpretation. but none knows its interpretation except Allah, and those who are firmly rooted in knowledge say: We believe in it, it is all from our Lord; and none do mind except those having understanding. (English - Shakir) وَالرَّاسِخُونَ فِي الْعِلْمِ - And those firmly rooted in knowledge - refers to Aimma (ams). 
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    I can't stop this one sin :/

    Passing down a sin to a generation would be Gunahe Jariyah. No. You should try your best to get out of the sin (any sin for that matter). You can replace chess with halal games.
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    I can't stop this one sin :/

    Salaam Sister, We aren't allowed to pick and choose marja based on our liking. We can only refer to second most knowledgeable marja if there's 'Ehtiyat'.
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    #57 How is Your Diet?

    My friends are jelly of my metabolism. While they count calories I keep munching samosas.
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    Prophet's knowledge of the Qur'an

    What do you want to convey?
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    Prophet's knowledge of the Qur'an

    Salaam brother, Qur'an is Kalaam of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and not an ordinary book. It requires representative of Allah to interpret it. Throwing verses like that without understanding it's correct interpretation is only inappropriate. And from him, from Tameem Bin Abdullah Bin Tameem Al-Qarshy, from his father, from Hamaad Bin Suleyman Al-Neysaboury, from Ali Bin Muhammad Bin Al-Jaham who said: ‘I was present in a gathering of Al-Mamoun’ - and he mentioned the Hadeeth in which is the mention of the Verses which Mamoun asked Al-Reza (عليه السلام) regarding the infallibility of the Prophets. ‘Al-Reza said: ‘Allah the Exalted Said to His Prophet : Did He not Find you an orphan so He Sheltered? [93:6], He is Saying: “Did He not Find you as alone, so He Sheltered the people to you?” And Found you lost so He Guided? [93:7] - meaning (lost) in the presence of your people, so He Guided, I.e. Guided them to recognising you. And Found you in need, so He Enriched? [93:8] - so He is Saying: “Enriched you by Making your supplications to be Answered”’. So Al-Mamoun said, ‘May Allah Bless you, O son of Rasool-Allah'. (Uyoone Akhbaare Reza, vol. 1, chapter 23)
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    Weird/ bad dreams ?

    Not all dreams are true. Take out Sadqah of Imame Zamana (عجّل الله تعالى فرجه الشريف), yourself and your family members everyday.
  15. There are similar things in both Shia and Sunni books which we accept. When it comes to Aqaed we accept narrations from Holy Ahlul Bayt (عليهم اسلام). For a Shia, a hadith in a Sunni book can be authentic if evaluated by our standards but that is rare. We don't believe that our books are cent percent authentic. You're right. It will conflict with your views. I would recommend you postpone the course if possible so you can get more insight about the differences between Shia and Sunni. I understand where you're coming from. Believe me you have taken a step towards truth, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will help you with the rest. Can a person love killed and the killer? Can one love Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) and Yazid both? Do more research about the personalities in question and you'll develop love or hatred for them. Things will become easy for you, Insha Allah. Shia of Ali means follower of Ali. The term generally refers to Shia ithna Ashari. Both has same connotation. Interesting. If giving Azaan was the criteria of being a successor of Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) then Janabe Bilal should be the next caliph. He gave Azaan throughout the time of Holy Prophet (sawa). Ever heard about the incident of Ghadeer? There are significant differences. It is necessary to understand that there's no standard tafsir book by a single scholar. Both Shia and Sunni have dorzens of tafsir of Holy Qur'an. The difference comes when interpreting the verses. Shia tend to use ahadith of Holy Ahlul Bayt (عليهم اسلام) and incidents while Sunnis scholars tries to interpret by themselves (using their aql) and including a hadith or incidents sometimes. This would be apparent if you have read the tafsir. Thank you sister. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) help you to get on Sirat al-Mustaqeem.
  16. Worshipping someone other than Allah is shirk, doing shirk makes one mushrik and mushrik is najis and will be in hell. So, no Shia worship any Imam. If you see someone bow in front on shrine, understand that it is called sajda e Taazeemi (respect). This sujood is only with intention of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and no one else. As I said before, there was no terms like Shia or Sunni for a century (approx.). Before that people were known as Shia of Ali (Shia = follower/Partisans) or Shia of Umar/Mu'awiyah, etc. So to fit in today's perspective we need to analyze what Ahlulbait were and what they believed in. Imam Ali (عليه السلام) himself was caliph of Allah and Janabe Fatema Zehra (سلام الله عليه) reminded people of their bayah in Ghadeer. Imam Hasan (عليه السلام) and Imam Hussain (عليه السلام) followed the path of their father and were Imam and guide of their time. So, if they were something then it is Shia. Yazid (la) had nothing to do with religion. He wanted power and enjoyment. If Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) or Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) can forgive the 'Companions' for usurping rights of true Khalifallah, oppressing him and Prophet's family and killing Prophet's daughter and her unborn baby then everyone in the world will be forgiven and make it to Jannah. I wonder what's the point in creating hell then. Ahlulbait (ams) consists of Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), Janabe Fatema Zehra (sa) and 12 Imams (عليهم اسلام). Yazid b. Hayyan reported: We went to him (Zaid b. Arqam) and said to him. You have found goodness (for you had the honour) to live in the company of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and offered prayer behind him, and the rest of the hadith is the same but with this variation of wording that lie said: Behold, for I am leaving amongst you two weighty things, one of which is the Book of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, and that is the rope of Allah. He who holds it fast would be on right guidance and he who abandons it would be in error, and in this (hadith) these words are also found: We said: Who are amongst the members of the household? Aren't the wives (of the Holy Prophet) included amongst the members of his house hold? Thereupon he said: No, by Allah, a woman lives with a man (as his wife) for a certain period; he then divorces her and she goes back to her parents and to her people; the members of his household include his ownself and his kith and kin (who are related to him by blood) and for him the acceptance of Zakat is prohibited. Sahih Muslim Keep asking. Keep researching. May Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) reward your efforts. It's not you alone. I have seen many Sunnis don't know anything about history because they aren't told. A personal example, there was a knowledgeable Sunni guy in my university who used to debate with me but he never knew about incident of Ghadeer, one of the factors that separates Shias from Sunnis.
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    First time praying at my local (Sunni) masjid

    He is allowed to pray behind a Sunni Imam but without the intention of Jama'ah (congregation). That is he can only bow and prostrate in sync with them but has to recite all the zikr including Surah. Prostration should be on Turbah as long as one is not required to observe Taqaiyah. This is according to Sayed Ali Sistani.
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    First time praying at my local (Sunni) masjid

    I cannot compromise my faith (Prayers in this case) to help for unity. If my Maraja doesn't permit me to offer congregational prayer behind a Sunni Imam then I can't, doesn't matter if the case doesn't help with unity.
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    First time praying at my local (Sunni) masjid

    Prayers >>.. unity.
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    First time praying at my local (Sunni) masjid

    Thanks. This one and the one I posted seems a bit contradictory.
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    First time praying at my local (Sunni) masjid

    Should we neglect fiqh for unity?
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    First time praying at my local (Sunni) masjid

    2Question: Is it permissible for me to pray behind a Sunni Imam for Friday and for regular congregational prayers, and is it required to prostrate on Turbah inside a mosque, for example, in the mosque of the holy city of Medina? Answer: Taking part in Friday and congregational prayers of the Ahl-e Sunnat is permissible in areas where Taqiyah (dissimulation) is required. If you are not going to face a problem, you should, as far as possible, prostrate on something upon which Sajda (prostration) is permissible. Prostration on carpets in the case of Taqiyah or out of necessity is permissible and there would be no objection in it. Also, it is obligatory upon you to recite first chapter al-Hamd and the second chapter yourself – with the recitation in a low voice though. In any case, Friday prayers performed with them is not sufficient for Dhuhr prayers. Therefore, it is necessary to perform Dhuhr prayers separately. The first part (in bold) talks about congregation. It says it is permissible where Taqaiyah is required. Does that mean if we can pray at home or at Shia mosque (as you were doing for 7 years) we shouldn't pray behind a Sunni scholar. https://www.Sistani.org/english/qa/01154/
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    First time praying at my local (Sunni) masjid

    You said you prayed in congregation? I mean while praying behind a Sunni scholar we have to do furada niyyah, so it's not congregation.
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    Daily News Around The Globe

    I posted a link for a news of terrorist attack that wasn't reported before in this thread. How do you think I have created rift or fight. Irrelevant. How does a coward terrorist attack in Pulwama relate to supporting Kashmir? Have you even gone through that link? Are you supporting the terrorist and terrorist attack?
  25. Alaikas Salaam sister, Hope you're fine. This is incorrect. At the time Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) left this world there were no Shias and Sunnis as a sect. All were considered as a Muslim without any denomination. Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم), in his lifetime, had declared Imam Ali ((عليه السلام).) as his successor multiple times. But few individuals hungry for power didn't even wait for burial of the Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) body and gathered at a place called Saqifa. After quarreling they chose Abu Bakr as their caliph (Prophet is still not buried) while Imam Ali (عليه السلام) was busy in Tadfeen on Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Those who remained loyal to Imam Ali (عليه السلام) and followed Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) command came to be known as Shi'a later in the history while those who considered Abu Bakr as their caliph (not chosen by Allah but people) were then called Sunni. The questions you asked requires a separate topic and you'll find those on Shiachat. Because Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) at many occasions combined prayers. You can combine prayers or pray separately. Ibn 'Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed in Medina seven (rak'ahs) and eight (rak'ahs), I. e. (combined) the noon (Zuhr) and afternoon (`Asr) prayers (eight rak'ahs) and the dusk (Maghrib) and night ('Isha') prayers (seven rak'ahs). [Sunni reference: Sahih al-Bukhari (English translation), volume 1, book 10, number 537; Sahih Muslim (English translation), Kitab al-Salat, Book 4, Chapter 100 Combination of prayers when one is resident, hadith no. 1522] We love those Sahabah who were loyal to Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and Imams after him. Those who usurped the rights of Holy Ahlul Bayt (ams) and oppressed and killed them aren't worthy of any respect. Infact, they deserve condemnation and la'anah for harassing representative of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) on Earth. To become Shia ithna Ashari, you have to believe in all 12 Imams. Both Sunni and Shia muhaddith collected hadith from different sources, hence they have separate hadith collections. For a long period of time after Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) writing hadith was banned by Umar and there were lots of fabrication. Both have similar as well as contradicting ahadith. If Sunnis uncover the oppression on Prophet's (sawa) family, it will also uncover those 'sahabah' amd self proclaimed caliphs who conspired and oppressed Ahlulbait (ams) which in turn would bring the collapse of Sunni sect. Domino effect. Sunnis and Shias have different ways of praying. If you're talking about reaction from people then it depends where you live and which mosque will you be visiting. Imam Jafar Sadiq (عليه السلام) is 6th Shi'a Imam hence their follower is known as Shi'a (or Jafari). Imam Malik, hanafi and others believed in Abu Bakr, Umar.. therefore they are known as Sunni. The most important thing to understand is the root cause of Muslim division which separates truth and falsehood. I would recommend you to read history and decide for yourself. I'll suggest you a book Then I was guided by Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi who narrates his journey from Sunnism to Shi'ism and clears many misconceptions including those you asked here. Jazakallaho khairan. Feel free to ask questions if you have any. There are many reverts on this forum converted from Sunni to Shia as well as from other religion.
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