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  • In brief, what are the lessons [that can be taken] from Sūrah Banī Isrā\'īl?
    3256 Exegesis 2013/01/15
    The popular view amongst the commentators is that Sūrah Banī Isrā'īl (Isrā')[1] was revealed in Mecca and is considered a Meccan Sūrah[2]. In summary, the core teachings of Sūrah Banī Isrā'īl are as follows: Proofs ...
  • Can you please explain the criteria for distinguishing between haram and halal music?
    4481 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/21
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • What are the plans and goals of Shaytan?
    3834 Traditional 2010/12/21
    1- To misguide man2- To invite the people to superstitious and innovative acts3- To cause them to bring about change in Allah’s creationThese are some of Shaytan’s plans and goals that have been mentioned in the Quran. ...
  • What is the penalty for purposely breaking the fast in Ramadhan?
    4427 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/11/24
    One whom fasting has been made obligatory upon in the holy month of Ramadhan (one who bears all the conditions), yet doesn’t intend on fasting doesn’t have any punishment/penalty, unless he/she executes this intention and practically doesn’t fast, or breaks the fast (of course, one ...
  • What is the Islamic law about smiling at a non-mahram while to talking to her?
    3490 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/03
    If one smiles at a non-mahram or jokes with her with the intention of deriving sexual pleasure or if it entails evil or it is feared that he might fall into a sin, it is not permissible and it is a matter of objection.Grand religious authorities have said in ...
  • What type of religion is “the seal of religions”?
    3747 Modern 2008/10/12
    The “seal of religions” is the final “mursal” religion. Meaning that after such a religion, it isn't possible for another messenger or religion to be sent.One of the conditions of a religion being the seal of religions, is for it to be ...
  • Can a man marry to a woman whom he has already committed adultery with?
    3075 Traditional 2014/09/18
    There would be no problem for a man to get married to a woman whom he has already committed adultery with if she had no husband or got divorced but passed her Iddah (waiting period) completely on that time. Imam Khomeini (r.a) said in this regard: "If ...
  • What are the benefits of having an "absent" imam in occultation?
    3713 Traditional 2009/05/17
    Although the existence of an infallible imam entails many benefits, but an imam in occultation also has its own numerous benefits which can be summed up in the following:1- Being the mediator between us and Allah's (swt) divine grace2- The people making use of his existence3- Aid and ...
  • Are natural disasters forms of divine punishment or do they have natural causes?
    8371 Traditional 2010/03/13
    The purpose behind natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and storms, cannot only be viewed as forms of divine punishments, they are also designed to remind us of God's blessings. They help us to avoid being negligent, they allow our natural talents to blossom, they help revive ...
  • What does Fana mean in Irfan (Mysticism)?
    5473 Theoretical 2011/04/20
    Fana’ is an Arabic word and literally means non existence and being annihilated. In the words of the Urafa’, it means for a servant to utterly abide in Allah in a way that the humanistic aspect of the servant fades away in the ...