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Building mosques over graves – Verdict of the Quran – Part Two

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Holy Quran has clearly ruled in favour of building graves over mosques as documented in Surah Kahf (18): Verse 21: فَقَالُوا ابْنُوا عَلَيْهِم بُنْيَانًا ۖرَّبُّهُمْ أَعْلَمُ بِهِمْ ۚ قَالَ الَّذِينَ غَلَبُوا عَلَىٰ أَمْرِهِمْ لَنَتَّخِذَنَّ عَلَيْهِم مَّسْجِدًا And […]

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Is seeking Waseelah necessary in Islam?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Although the practice of waseelah (medium) and tawassul (imploring Allah through a medium) are established practices that find mention in the Holy Quran and Sunnah, we still face objections from certain bigots. For instance, some […]

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Ziyaarat-e-Aashoora – A Divine Salutation

Reading Time: 17 minutes Ziyaarat–e-Aashoora and the supplication recited after it, which is famous as Dua-e-Alqamah, are reliable narrations which cannot be rejected. Their presence in ancient and authentic Shia books shows that scholars, traditionalists and theologians have been […]

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Debates

Is kissing the Shrines polytheism?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Skeptics accuse Shias of ‘worshipping’ shrines. They take visitation of shrines of holy personalities (a.s.) i.e. Ziyarat, as polytheism and are quick to brand Shias as polytheists (mushrik). Reply The charge of these so-called Muslims […]