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Which is correct, “wa ‘iṭratī” [and my progeny], or “wa sunnatī” [and my tradition]? 0
What does “Shī‘ah” mean? 0
Why is ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (‘a) regarded as the waṣī [executor of will] and successor of the Prophet (ṣ)? 0
Who are the Imāms? 0
When invoking blessings [ṣalawāt] on Muḥammad (ṣ), why do you also associate his progeny [ā] to him by saying, “Allāhumma ṣalli ‘alā Muḥammad wa Āli Muḥammad” [“O Allah! Bless Muḥammad and the progeny of Muḥammad”]? 0
Why do you regard your Imāms as “infallible” [ma‘ṣūm]? 0
In adhān [call to prayer], why do you say, “Ashhadu anna ‘aliyyan waliyyullāh” [“I bear witness that ‘Alī is Walī of Allah”] and give testimony to the wilāyah [guardianship] of ‘Alī (‘a)? 0
Who is the Mahdī of Muḥammad’s Progeny [Āl Muḥammad] and why are you waiting for his advent? 0
If the Shī‘ah are right, then why are they in the minority and why do most Muslims in the world not recognize them (as Muslims)? 0
What is raj‘ah [“return”] and why do you believe in it? 0
What is shafā‘ah [intercession], which you believe in? 0
Is asking the rightful intercessors for intercession [shafā‘ah] tantamount to polytheism [shirk]? 0
Is seeking help from someone other than God regarded as a kind of polytheism [shirk]? 0
Is calling on someone tantamount to worshipping him and to polytheism? 0
What is badā’ and why do you believe in it? 0
Do the Shī‘ah believe in the taḥrīf [distortion] of the Qur’an? 0
How do the Shī‘ah view the Ṣaḥābah [Companions]? 0
What is meant by “temporary marriage” [mut‘ah] and why do the Shī‘ah regard it as lawful? 0
Why do the Shī‘ah prostrate on turbah [dried clay]? 0
During ziyārah, why do the Shī‘ah kiss the doors and walls of the shrine of awliyā’ and seek blessings [tabarruk] whereby? 0
Is according to Islam religion separate from politics? 0
Why do the Shī‘ah regard the sons of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (‘a) (Ḥasan and Ḥusayn (‘a)) as the sons of the Messenger of Allah (ṣ)? 0
Why do the Shī‘ah believe that caliphate [khilāfah] is a matter of appointment [tanṣīṣī]? 0
Is to swear by other than God regarded as a kind of polytheism? 0
Is to resort to the divine saints [awliyā’] for mediation [tawassul] regarded as polytheism [shirk] and tantamount to innovation in religion [bid‘ah]? 0
Is celebrating the birthday of the saints [awliyā’] of God a kind of polytheism and innovation [bid‘ah]? 0
Why do the Shī‘ah perform the five daily prayers in three periods? 0
What are the sources of Shī‘ī jurisprudence [fiqh]? 0
Did Abū Ṭālib die a believer on account of which you visit [ziyārah] his shrine? 0
Do the Shī‘ah think that Jibra’īl (Archangel Gabriel) has committed treachery when he conveyed the message [risālah] to Muhammad instead of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib? 0
What is the criterion of taqiyyah [dissimulation]? 0
Why is the Ja‘farī school of thought [madhhab] stipulated in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the official madhhab of the country? 0
Do the Shī‘ah regard witr prayer as obligatory? 0
Is the belief that great divine people [awliyā’] have supernatural power tantamount to polytheism [shirk]? 0
Why is the station of Imamate [imāmah] higher than that of prophethood [nubuwwah]? 0
What is the criterion for distinguishing monotheism or the Unity of God [tawḥīd] from polytheism [shirk]? 0


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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

In the Name of Allah,
the All-beneficent, the All-merciful



Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly

The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly  is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that was established by a group of Shiite elites under the supervision of the great Islamic authority of the Shiites in 1990 to identify, organize, educate and support the followers of Ahl al-Bayt.

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