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  • What does the phrase "المجاز قنطرة الحقیقة" refer to? Please explain Islam’s standpoint on “metaphoric love”.
    6630 Practical
    1. Islamic scholars believe that there is no more than one true love in this world and that being the love for God, the other types of love are considered to be metaphoric, unreal and illusory love. Moreover the term “love” is only fit for God, and attachment ...
  • Is doing some Wajib or Mustahab acts be considered as a substitute for the prayer?
    4139 بیشتر بدانیم
    It should be noted before answering the above-mentioned question that however, all of the divine laws are based upon securing the interests of mankind and keeping them away from harms. This means that nothing is lawful and unlawful without reason and it is not the case that ...
  • What are the ruling and conditions for marrying a non-Muslim woman?
    6797 اشتراک در دین
    Non-Muslims are of two types: 1. People of the Book 2. Not People of the Book. According to the view of all Shia jurists, a Muslim man cannot get married (neither temporarily nor permanently) to a non-Muslim woman who is not of the People of the Book.
  • How should an astronaut get wudhu and make prayer in outer space?
    10273 Laws and Jurisprudence
                Under no circumstances or conditions is it permissible to discard obligatory prayers, and they must be made in any possible situation. If possible, a person who is in space or on a spaceship should ...
  • Is it okay to smoke while fasting?
    6563 Laws and Jurisprudence
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Where and when did Maryam and Asiya die and where is their burial location?
    30819 تاريخ بزرگان
    When Pharaoh learned that Asiyah, his wife, had embraced Moses' religion, he told her persistently to give up his religion and abandon his God but she never surrendered herself to Pharaoh's demand. Finally, Pharaoh ordered his men to tie her up under the scorching sun and put a ...
  • What is the interpretation of Quran 8:61-63 and to whom do these verses refer?
    5347 Exegesis
    Allah (SWT) says in Quran: "And if they incline to peace, then incline to it" This is a command to move ahead toward reconciliation and peace. However it is negligent of the fact that they may try to deceive you and misuse the peace treaty, so it ...
  • How was Hijab enacted in Islam?
    5169 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Before the advent of Islam, women did not wear modest dresses or full veil in public. No sooner Islam emerged in the Arabian Peninsula than it presented clear rules for women’s dress. The rules regarding hijab and its limits are mentioned in Sura al-Ahzab and Sura al-Noor ...
  • Is Arabic Allah's chosen language?
    17238 Quranic Studies
    Some of the Ahadith confirm Arabic being the Godly chosen language and regardless of the authenticity of these Ahadith we can consider its special features and ability to convey meanings and concepts as proof for such a matter. ...
  • What is the essence of death and can one delay it?
    10569 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 ...