Dangers of Bid’ah

Most people don't take bid'ah seriously and are not aware of its disastrous consequences. In many instances, bid'ah is extremely difficult to detect as...

Our duty against bid’ah

Needless to say, before we can perform our duty against bid'ah, the pre-requisite step is to be able to see and identify it. How...

Definition and Scope of Bid’ah

Definition of bid'ah (innovation in religion) Although the definition of bid'ah is simple and straight forward, people are often confused and are unable to differentiate...

Turban of Iblees

Broadly speaking (based on the hadith literature) there are two styles of tying the turban: Tahannuk: Allowing the ends of the turban to...

Is Taqleed proven through Hadith?

The foundation of Usulism rests on Ijtihad and therefore on Taqleed (of the mujtahid). Over the centuries, the Usuli clerics have built an enormous...

Wearing Black Clothes In Muharram

Summary There are no hadith in any of our canonical collections (kutub-e-araba, wasail-us-shia, bihar-ul-anwar) where the Ahlul bayt (as) have recommended that Shias wear black...

Clerics and the Clergy System

Nowadays we consider a clergy system to be an essential part of religion. The clerics define the identity of the religion and we regard...

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