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  • Where is it permissible to tell a lie?
    5570 Practical
    Islam lays great emphasis on telling the truth and being truthful and it considers lying to be a wicked act. In many cases, lying has been described as being more evil than drinking wine. In spite of lying being a wicked act, if not telling a lies causes ...
  • What are the Wahabi beliefs and their criticisms against Shia?
    11255 Traditional
    Wahabis are the followers of Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab who was the follower of the school of Ibn Taymiyah. His student, Ibn Qayyim, established and introduced new beliefs in the Arabian Peninsula. Wahabism is one of the newly-invented Islamic sects with followers in Saudi Arabia and some other countries ...
  • Is there any special importance in roosters' crow?
    8376 Traditional
    All the creatures of the world praise and glorify God. The seven skies, the earth and all of their inhabitants are glorifying God, the Exalted. Animals including roosters are not an exception. Therefore, the fact that all species and creatures glorify and praise God is one of ...
  • Is Abu Hamzah Thumali (Somali) from the country of Somalia?
    3952 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 ...
  • Please mention verses from Quran which prove the Imamate of Imam Ali (as).
    14563 Traditional
    The best approach in proving the Imamate of Imam Ali (as) for followers of the Sunni school of thought is through means of what has been mentioned in the Quran and narrations which have been mentioned in their own sources. Obviously, this can only be accomplished when an ...
  • Did the prophet commit Tark al-awla in the battle of Badr or Tabuk?
    6264 Traditional
    Some Muslims scholars from denominations other than Shiism believed that when the Prophet did not receive revelations in regard to a certain issue, he would improvise in that regard. On this basis, it is possible that the prophet sometimes made decisions that were not in the best interest ...
  • Who is God? Why have I not become God? Why do I always have to be weaker, inferior and less knowledgeable than God?
    4222 Traditional
    Doubt and skepticism in the sphere of beliefs is a spiritual illness and will endanger the spiritual and mental health of the individual and society; therefore it must be carefully cured. However doubt and skepticism in faith is a sign of intellectual growth and ...
  • Who are the Magi?
    8120 Traditional
    The term “Magus” which is used to denote the Zoroastrians in Arabic, derives from “Magoosh” or “Magoo” of the ancient Persian language. (The word Magic comes from this term). After entering the Arabic language, it changed to Magus. Zoroastrianism, which is the religion of ...
  • What are the problems with the Maliki and Hanafi sects?
    6942 Traditional
    It must be made clear if your love for Shiaism is only love or is it backed up with strong reasoning? In the case that your love is based on proofs and reasoning the weakness and insufficiency of other sects would automatically become clear.The main difference between Shiaism and ...
  • Have a group of jinns transformed into stone?
    6097 Traditional
    From the Quran's perspective, jinns are material beings. According to what is popular among Islamic scholars, jinns have a delicate and transparent body and are mainly composed of air and fire and are quick just like the two, thus they are capable to appear in any form they ...

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