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  • Should the remembrance of Allah (awj) evoke fear or love?
    5309 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 ...
  • Does mixing genders in universities have any logic behind it?
    3596 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Thorough analysis of these complications or the benefits of mixed gender universities calls for vast sociological research and statistical surveys, etc., which is beyond the scope of this article, thus we will briefly address some of the most important points in this regard. The responsibilities and methods for ...
  • Is it possible to prove adultery by presenting a film?
    Dear User! We apologize for not replying to your question sooner. The Grand Maraja' answer in this regard is as follows:[1] The office of Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani (May Allah Grant him long life): Adultery cannot be proven upon presenting a film. Unless, ...
  • What educational system is followed in Iranian Howzah schools?
    4151 History of Fiqh
    Today education in Iranian Howzah schools starts when students attend these schools after finishing middle school or high school (and achieving a diploma). During their educational career they pass the different levels of studies including mughaddamati (Introductory studies) which consists of Arabic syntax and grammar, ma’ani, bayan, logic, ...
  • If I have a sexual relationship with someone else, what is its ruling?
    3264 Theoretical
    Salam AleikumYou need to pay attention to the following points:a) If one wife fulfills your sexual needs, it is better to remain faithful to that one person, as you put it. However, in the case of necessity, what you said will not create a problem in re-marrying.b) Having ...
  • Is the Ziyarah of Nahiyah Muqaddasah valid according to the Shia and what are the reasons for its authenticity?
    5615 Practical
    The ziyarah of Nahiyah Muqaddasah is an "absolute" or "unconditional" ziyarah, meaning that it can be recited any time; on Ashura or any other day.This ziyarah begins with greeting the prophet of Islam (pbuh), the other prophets and the imams (as), and is followed by greeting Imam Husein ...
  • What is the meaning of Dābat al-Ardh in Surah Naml?
    7471 Exegesis
    The word Dābat pertains to a moving animal and it can be applied to both human beings, as well as other creatures. Now, the question remains as to what kind of animal has been mentioned in the Quranic verse, as well as its purpose. The Quran ...
  • What is the difference between an imam and a prophet?
    5492 Traditional
    There are differences between the imams and the Holy Prophet that are mentioned in the ahadith, but in order to keep this article short, we will only mention a summary of these differences. For more information, one can refer to different exegetical and theological sources in this regard.
  • Does Islam consider prostrating in respect permissible?
    7949 Exegesis
    According to Islam and the Shia school of thought, prostration is the most complete and beautiful form of worship which solely belongs to Allah (swt) and no other has the right to be prostrated to.As for the prostration of the brothers of Prophet Yusuf, it wasn’t a prostration ...
  • Why is none of all the Islamic countries in a desired and enviable state? Why are human values not implemented in them?
    3831 اسلام و ایمان
    Islam dignifies man to a great extent. He is God's vicegerent on earth and, for this reason, Islam respects man in such a way that is not seen in any part of the world because respecting humans does not fit with waging wars and massacres. Do they ...