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Find answers to your Islamic questions by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

Are all Shia kaafir?

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Q: 1. Is it permissible to say that all Shia are Kaafir? 2. Is it true that one who doesn’t say that all Shia are Kaafir is a Munaafiq? A: The Shias that we know of believe in the distortion of the Quraan Shareef and reject the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu anhum), like the Shaykhayn etc. Hence,… read more »

Eating from a Shia

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Q: I work in an office as an accountant and there is a girl in the office who is a Shia. Sometimes she brings something from her house and gives all the staff to eat and she also eats herself. Some occassions she gives money to something to bring something for her to eat for herself… read more »

Practice of the Shias

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Q: I want to know what is the reality of the shia performing 4 rakat amal and recite ziarat of ashura? A: In many basic principle aspects we differ with the shias. As a result of these differences it is not even correct to call them Muslims. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.  … read more »

Are Shias Muslims?

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Q: Do we regard Shiahs in our country as kaafir ? A: Shias regard the Qur’aan Majeed to be distorted and attribute false allegations to the Azwaaj-e-Mutahharaat (The pure wives of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)). They revile the Sahaabah (Radiyallahu Anhum) and believe that the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) had turned apostate after the demise of… read more »


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Q: I try to study comparative studies of different sects of Muslims. I’ve read your answers about Shias on the website where you have stated that shias are kafir. Kindly consider my following questions and answer please. 1. Are shias or anyone who have hatred in their hearts for Rightly guided caliphs or he/she criticize… read more »

Befriending Shias

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Q: I have a best friend who is a Shia and I am a Sunni though I’ve always been told by others not to trust Shias. A couple of months ago this boy I know started being very Islamophobic to me saying Islam is a cult and that I hate Jews which I do not… read more »

Why are Shias allowed into Makkah?

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Why are shia allowed in makkah Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. There are various sects amongst the Shia. Some of them are Muslims and others are non-Muslims. The Shias are allowed into Makkah because the King, Salman… read more »

Shia and Sunni marriage

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I am a Sunni and I’m thinking of engaging a Shia girl she has told me that she accepts me as a Sunni and that she agrees to raise the kids Sunni is it haram or halal if I marry her? Answer In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the… read more »