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  • What is religion?
    6444 Philosophy of Religion
    Many different viewpoints and details have been presented regarding the explanation of religion by Westerners. In the holy Quran, the word “din” (religion) has been used for two meanings: 1- Any type of belief in an unseen power, regardless of whether such a belief is right or not: ...
  • Are the homeopathic remedies halal?
    3684 گوناگون
    If homeopathic remedies do not involve using impure or haram things or any illegal method of cure and they do not cause any damage to the patient's health, there would be no problem in it. Index: The same question has been forwarded to the offices of some ...
  • When are nafilahs to be performed?
    5321 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Performing nafilahs prepares one for performing the wajib prayers and brings a tendency and desire for performing Islamic obligatory acts and wajib prayers.The most important outcome of praying nafilahs is what the famous hadith of Qubul-Nawafil discloses to ...
  • What is the station of intercession on the Day of Resurrection?
    4447 Traditional
    " Shafa'ah" (intercession) is derived from "shaf'" which means "even" as opposed to odd - the interceder adds his own recommendation to the plea of the petitioner; in this way the number of pleaders becomes even, and the weak plea of the petitioner is strengthened by the prestige ...
  • Knowing that the Quran is a clear book, what are the conditions/prerequisites of comprehending it?
    7199 Exegesis
    The Quran is the Prophet's miracle for all times and can not be compared to common books. Although the Quran is clear, explains matters and has conveyed the meanings through simple words as delicately and beautifully as possible, but it contains some issues and describes certain realities that ...
  • Did religion come to imprison us or to set us free?
    4709 Modern
    Freedom, from the point of view of religion, can be studied under two headings: spiritual freedom and socio-political freedom. From the spiritual perspective, man’s essence or immaterial self is free from corporeality, materiality, and material characteristics. It is nostalgic of its place of origin, the realm of ...
  • Should the remembrance of Allah (awj) evoke fear or love?
    5413 Practical
    The co-existence of fear and hope, and in some cases love, in respect to Allah (awj), should not be a source of confusion as this phenomenon permeates all relationships of love to varying degrees. However, because of its over-conspicuousness, we are blind to it. It must be noted ...
  • How are Shia beliefs about Aisha consistent with the Quranic verse, which forbids us from accusing chaste women?
    11623 تاريخ بزرگان
    Following Aisha's falling behind the caravan, the hypocrites and some other individuals who were also perhaps some of the proponents and supporters of the first caliph spread gossips and slanderous lies accusing Aisha of having an affair with another man. This event was later known as ...
  • How can the dominance of men over women in the family that the Quran mentions be justified?
    8818 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Verse 34 of surah Nisa, “الرجال قوامون علی النساء” doesn’t say that men are dominant over women and can be forceful to them; what it is really saying, as word experts and commentators of the Quran have said, is that men are the guardians and protectors of women. ...
  • How come although all of us gave an oath in the Alame-Arwah, there are still people who have religions other than Islam?
    17026 Traditional
    In our religious texts and scriptures, a realm or world by the name of Dharr has been spoken of. There are differences between the scholars regarding what this realm exactly is. Nevertheless, the viewpoint which seems to be the best of all is the one that says Allah ...