Different Modes of Reciting
Question :

The Sunnis have different modes of reciting the Quran (qira'at), the most popular being Asim (by way of Hafs) and Nafi (by way of Warsh), but also Ibn Kathir, Abu Amr, Ibn Amir, Hamza, Kisa'i, Khalaf, Ya'qub, and Abu Ja'far. Do the Ithna Ashariyah follow one of these, permit several of them, or do they have their own?

Answer :

The Shias do not have a specific mode of recitation. The Holy book of Allah can be recited by modes of recitation that were common amongst Muslims during the eras of the Imams (peace be upon them). The most popular one nowadays is Asim by the way Hafs, and it is best to keep to this recitation.

The Creation of the Quran
Question :

The Sunnis say the Quran is not created and the Mutazilites say it is. What is the Shia view?

Answer :

The Holy Quran comprises of the words of Almighty Allah that came to be and did not exist before, so it is one of Allah's creations.

Bismillah
Question :

Is the “bismillah” part of the Suratul-Fatihah and not part of the rest of the chapters?

Answer :

Religious scholars differ in this issue, but the opinion held by most of them is that “bismillah” is part of every chapter except the ninth chapter of Al-Bara’ah.