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  • Are there laws in heaven? If so, what kind?
    6696 Traditional
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  • Is Abu Hamzah Thumali (Somali) from the country of Somalia?
    3757 تاريخ بزرگان
    Thabit bin Dinar better known as “Abu Hamzah Thumali” is one of the great Shia narrators and a contemporary of several infallible Imams (A.S.). His title “Thumali” is pronounced somehow like “Somali” but there is no connection between this narrator and Somalia and there are different reasons ...
  • What is our duty towards street beggars?
    14446 Practical
    It is good to help every beggar even if he is not poor but it is necessary to focus our attention on priorities keeping in view the fact that our financial resources are limited. In the present time in which there are certain institutions tasked to identify ...
  • Why is the dog a najis animal in Islam?
    14261 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    One of the fundamental teachings of Islam is that all legal rulings are based on the real benefits and harms behind them. If there were no benefits or harms, there would be no commands nor prohibitions, and no ruling regarding the najasah and taharah of things in religion.
  • Are al-Bayan, al-Iftikhariya and Al-Tatanjiya sermons which are found in Mashariq al-Anwar of Shaykh Rajab Borsi, authentic?
    7770 روایات و دعاهای برجای مانده
    Al-Iftikhariya Sermon In his Mashariq al-Anwar,[1] Hafez Rajab Borsi has narrated from Asbagh bin Nabatah a relatively long sermon named Al-Iftikhar Sermon which the narrator has attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). In that sermon, Imam Ali (A.S) introduces himself with these words: "I am ...
  • Do my feet become najis when I walk on wet pavement that a dog has walked on?
    4448 Laws and Jurisprudence
    If rainwater or any other water gathers in a ditch and is less than kur (there is a difference of opinion on what amount is exactly kur, and there are different ways of measuring it, according to Imam Khomeini, one way is that if ...
  • Is it mandatory to pause a little after recitation, before going to ruku’? What is the ruling of the qiyam connected to ruku’?
    3966 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Some of the Maraje’ taqlid’s viewpoints regarding the short pause after recitation and the qiyam connected to ruku’, are as follows:The office of the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may God grant him a long life):1. Pausing is not mandatory and saying the mustahab takbir isn’t wajib either.2. The qiyam ...
  • What does Islam mean?
    4439 Traditional
    Islam literally means to submit and surrender to another's will and in the Quran, it to one who is in total submission to Allah (swt) and is free from any form of shirk and polytheism. It is on these premises that the Quran refers to Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) ...
  • Is Zoroastrianism a divine faith?
    6228 Traditional
    Based on the hymns of Gatha, the actual nature of Zoroaster is divine, nevertheless, Avesta’s famous teachings show signs of polytheism, making it an undivine faith. These signs have actually been innovated by later Zoroastrians known as the Manis into the faith. Though it is a religion bearing ...
  • What is the essence of death and can one delay it?
    8719 Traditional
    According to Islamic philosophy, death means that the soul no longer manages the body and simply leaves it. This viewpoint can be traced back to the ahadith and Quranic verses that negate death being annihilation and the end of life. When observing Islamic literatures, one can find ...

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