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Why Shias don’t pray Tarawih?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The prayer of Tarawih is among the recommended prayers of the Sunnis performed in congregation in the nights of month of Ramadan at an estimated twenty units daily. There exists a divergence of views between […]

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Tarawih: Sunnah or Bidah?

Reading Time: 23 minutes There are numerous reports in the books of traditions, narrations and Sunnat quoted from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and the infallible Imams (a.s.) regarding the legality of the recommended prayers of the Ramazan month. Legality here means the governing laws, the number of units and the way of reciting these prayers. It can be concluded that these prayers are allowed.

The point of contention however, is, whether these prayers must be recited individually or in congregation? What is the opinion of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) on this subject? What is the opinion of the Second Caliph – Umar on this subject? Of the two, whose opinion forms the Sunnat and whose opinion leads to innovation and deviation? These and other issues have been discussed threadbare in this article. […]

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Is ‘Every day Ashoora’?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many Shias from both classes – the common folks and the scholars – consider the slogan ‘Every day is Ashoora, every land is Karbala’ as Hadith Qudsi or authentic tradition from the Ahle Bait (a.s.) […]

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Celebrations: A Sunnah, not Bidah

Reading Time: 11 minutes Love and mastership (Wilayat) and expression of displeasure (Bara’at) are the cornerstones of Islamic teachings. We understand the meaning of empowering goodness and prohibiting evil from them. These were the aims of Imam Husain‘s (a.s.) […]