Khums and Turbah


Assalamu alaikum dear eshaykh team,

Thanks for your great job, may Allah reward you for this! Amin!

I have two questions regarding the 12er shia madhhab and what sunnis say about this.

What is the Ahl as-Sunnah wa ‘l-Jama`ahs view on “Khums”?
What do the scholar say about the 12er shia’s rule, that they have to pray on something natural? Normally they use a piece of compressed soil.

Jazakumullahu Khayran!



wa `alaykum salam,

Sunni and Shi’ite scholars both have agreed upon the fact that the Blessed Prophet used to take the Khumus and give his relatives. The rulers who came later change this practice. See for instance al-Zamakhshari in Tafser al-Kashshaf (Exegesis of the involved holy verse), Ahmad ibn Hanbal in al-Musnad and many other reference books.

Imam Senad Agic
American Islamic Center – Chicago
Majlis #1 Head Imam (IABNA)

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