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  • I wish to know what the seven paradises are. Can you explain them for me?
    29500 Traditional 2012/04/07
    Dar al-Salam (Abode of Peace), Dar al-Jalal (Abode of Glory), Jannatul Mava (Garden of Refuge), Jannatul Khuld (Garden of Eternity), Jannatul Adan (Garden of Eden), Jannatul Firdous (Garden of Paradise) and Jannatul Naeem (Garden of Bliss) (or Delight) are names for the seven paradises which have been ...
  • What is E'tikaf?
    4052 Theoretical 2011/07/07
    Literally, E'tikaf (cleave to a mosque) means to stay or remain at a place or to cleave to smething. E'tikaf in Islamic law is a pious practice consisting of a period of retreat at a sacred place for the purpose of seeking proximity and nearness ...
  • What are the “Arsh” and “Kursiyy”?
    5854 Exegesis 2009/08/15
    With help from other Quranic verses and traditions of the imams, commentators of the Quran have presented several possible meanings for these terms. Some say the two are metaphorically referring to the same thing, which is the rank of Allah's (swt) command and governing of this world’s affairs.
  • What were Islam's propagation methods?
    11447 تبلیغ و گفتگو 2012/08/21
    Propagation means conveying a message and since the mission of all divine prophets particularly the holy prophet of Islam (S) was to bring humanity forth from darkness into light, propagation enjoys significant importance as a means to convey God's message to His servants. Propagation methods in Islam ...
  • Why do some people oppose mysticism and the mystics making reference to ahadith (traditions)?
    4008 دین و عرفان 2012/07/14
    Irfan (mysticism/ Gnosticism) has been defined as a special method to reach the realities of existence and to connect man to truth, which is done through vision and intuition. Such an understanding depends on practice and special asceticism. The practical methods or what is known as ‘wayfaring ...
  • How can one create harmony between religion and science?
    3618 Philosophy of Religion 2008/07/02
    Those who consider religion and science as two separate ways aren’t truly familiar with divine religions particularly Islam and haven’t paid attention to the fact that the two are of completely different responsibilities that have nothing in common.Religion is of three parts; man’s relationship with himself, man’s relationship ...
  • Is an Imam’s status greater than that of a prophet’s?
    13590 Traditional 2012/01/17
    The superiority of the Imams in comparison to the prophets is mentioned in many hadiths and the reason to it is the oneness of the inner light of the prophet of Islam and the Imams. Since the prophet is greater than other prophets, the ...
  • What is the Islamic law about using and transplanting animal organs to humans and also making other uses of those organs?
    715 شبیه سازی و سلولهای بنیادی 2018/11/03
    As per the Islamic law, there is no problem in using an animal organ to transplant it to a human body. However, it should be noted that the animal should not be tortured or left unprotected in the nature to live on itself when it might be ...
  • From the Islamic and Shi’a point of view, where exactly does man have free will in?
    3726 Traditional 2012/04/21
    Islamic texts (the ahadith and the Quran) clearly stipulate that man has free will. This does not mean that man has complete freedom and no other power or factor limits his will. Man has control over his own acts and can decide with free will ...
  • How can one become sure which of the ulema giving advice and lectures are worthy and qualified to so?
    3421 Practical 2008/08/20
    Based on Islamic teachings, it is an obligation upon all, to either be of research in order to learn what their religion wants from them, or to refer to Islamic scholars in order to get familiar with it. Since most people aren’t able to do deep religious studies, ...