Visiting graves (Ziyaarat)

Why the Ahle Kitab were criticized for building graves

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe skeptics condemn the Shias for building structures / shrines over graves and worshipping inside these shrines. Their central argument revolves around the tradition related by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) concerning the actions of the Jews and the Christians in relation to graves. According to reports, the [...]


Only an Imam can conduct funeral of another Imam

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen an infallible Imam (a.s.) passes away, it is the responsibility of his successor, also an Imam, to conduct his funeral. None other can perform this duty giving Muslims a clear picture of who is the rightful successor of the Imam who has just passed away. Debate [...]