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  • If Aisha was the Mother of the Faithful and the Quran has described her as being "pure", then why did she go into a war with Imam Ali (a.s)?
    5841 Traditional
    If you mean by the word "pure" absolute and comprehensive purity which is what Ayah of Tathir (purification) refers to, then it relates only to the Holy Prophet (s), Imam Ali (a.s), Fatima (s.a), Imam Hasan (a.s.) and Imam Hussain (a.s.); it does not include the wives ...
  • What are the most important characteristics of a citizen in Islamic society?
    8108 Laws and Jurisprudence
    As the last divine religion, the enlightening school of Islam is the most complete and inclusive religion of all. Therefore, in Islam social rules and regulations have been considered just like as personal rules. Islam believes there are principles and rules a Muslim should observe in his social life and ...
  • Why do Shias believe in the Imams and their Imamate?
    24910 Traditional
    I believe that you are asking how we can find out if someone is really an Imam or not. However, before answering this question, we should first understand why we need to believe in the concept of Imamate.Imamate is an important issue in Islam, and it is the last ...
  • How a constructive doubt may help shape the iman?
    6214 Contextual study
    This topic is connected to four presuppositions: First, there are two types of doubts: constructive and non-constructive. Second, a constructive doubt can help shape the iman. Third, a constructive doubt is not the complete cause of iman rather it is one ...
  • What is the Jews’ belief concerning the return (raj’ah) of Imam Mahdi (a.s.)?
    4979 Traditional
    Similar to other faiths and people, the Jews definitely believe in the coming of a savior at the end of time. In the current Torah, there are many glad tidings of the coming of a universal reformer. In the Psalms of David titled “Mazamir”, among the books of the Old ...
  • Did the Holy Prophet (pbuh) prostrate on the Turbat of Karbalah?
    7846 فضائل و مناقب
    According to Shia jurisprudence, firstly, Sajda should be performed on earth, and on those things which are not edible nor worn, and on things which grow from earth (e.g. wood and leaves of trees). The Holy Prophet (pbuh) also performed Sajda on soil and other things which ...
  • Is Wali al-Faqih infallible according to you?
    3451 Laws and Jurisprudence
    According to traditions and sayings of the Infallibles (a.s), infallibility is restricted to 14 people including the Prophet (s), Hazrat Zahra (s.a) and the 12 Shiite Imams. Therefore, Wali al-Faqih is not among them. However, according to the verses of the Holy Quran and traditions, it is mandatory ...
  • How many spheres are there in the entire universe and what is the difference between a sphere and a sky?
    8113 آسمان و زمین
    According to an ancient opinion, sphere refers to the ethereal bodies which are made up of nine levels or layers seven of which are named as kawakib sab’a (the seven planets). The eighth sphere is named as falak al-borouj (sphere of fixed stars) or thawabit (the fixed) ...
  • Is chest beating for Imam Hussein an act endorsed by Islam?
    9842 Traditional
    The concept of mourning for Imam Hussein is among the furu’ or branches of the Shia school of thought and there are many reasons that support it.  But regarding the way of mourning one must say that as long as it does not contradict a principle or a ...
  • Does God, the Exalted, forgive an adulterer?
    3896 Practical
    Dear User, God, the Compassionate and the Merciful, has promised to forgive all the sins of the penitent, even the sin of associating with Him a partner.[1] It is necessary to note that repentance from adultery or fornication is not ...