Shia Islamic Beliefs and Practices

Shia Islamic Beliefs and Practices

The beliefs and practices of Shia Islam are categorised into:

*Usool-ad-Deen ("Roots of the Religion") - five Shi'a Islamic beliefs
*Furoo-ad-Deen ("Branches of the Religion") - ten Shi'a Islamic practices

In Sunni Islam, the most fundamental aspects are categorized as the Five Pillars of Islam.

The Usool-ad-Deen (Principles of the Religion)

*Tawheed (The Oneness of God)
*Adl (The Justice of God)
*Nubuwwah (Prophethood)
*Imamah (Leadership of Mankind)
*Mi'ad (The Resurrection)

The Furoo-ad-Deen (Secondary Principles of the Religion)

*Salah ("Prayer" - performing the five daily prayers)
*Sawm ("Fast" - fasting during the month of Ramadan)
*Hajj ("Pilgrimage" - performing the pilgrimage to Mecca)
*Zakat ("Poor-rate" - paying the poor rate)
*Khums ("One-fifth" - paying tax on one-fifth of financial gain)
*Jihad ("Struggle" - struggling to please God)
*Amr-Bil-Ma'roof ("Enjoin what is good")
*Nahi-Anil-Munkar ("Forbid what is wrong")
*Tawalla (To love the Ahl-ul-Bayt and their followers)
*Tabarra (To hate the enemies of the Ahl-ul-Bayt)
*Taghiyeh (To conceal one's beliefs to save one's life)


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