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  • Is it wrong to have doubts about the Imamate of some of the Imams?
    3325 Traditional 2011/11/21
    Islamic beliefs are like a connected chain, such that if one part is missing, then the whole chain will be useless and have no benefit. This situation is similar in regard to believing in the Imams; because knowing that choosing and appointing them is done by Allah, denying ...
  • Is it possible to throw some light on the life and messengership of Prophet Hud (a.s.)?
    3806 Traditional 2013/05/15
    Prophet Hud is one of the divine prophets whose name has been mentioned seven times in Surah al-Araf and Surah al-Shu’ara. He is among the descendants (great grandsons) of Prophet Noah (a.s.) with seven generations away. He was called ‘Hud’ because he had been protected from the ...
  • Do tattoos affect wudhu, ghusl and Hajj acts?
    10333 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/08/29
    Most of the grand jurists have said in regards to having tattoos: If tattoos are mere color or they are done under the skin and there is no substance on the skin to prevent water from reaching the skin, wudhu, ghusl and prayer are in order.
  • Why is the blood money of a woman half of that of a man?
    3381 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/08/15
    According to jurisprudential and historical studies, blood money is an economical matter. It has been legislated in order to compensate for the loss incurred by the injured. From another point of view, in an ideal society, which Islam attempts to create, most of the economic activity is ...
  • are the reasons that prove the Quran has not been altered?
    6817 Traditional 2010/07/22
    The distortion of the Quran has a broad meaning that covers all possible changes, whether it’s the adding of words, omitting of words, changing the combination of the words or changing the combination of different phrases. Muslim Scholars have mentioned several reasons that prove the Quran has not ...
  • How do plants and inanimate objects glorify God, the Exalted?
    14521 Traditional 2012/10/15
    Man's knowledge about creatures of the world is truly restricted and unmentionable. How Dif y restricted and unmentionable. nanimate objects testiory? different creatures glorify God is still unknown to humans. In several Quranic verses and in traditions it has been stated that all parts ...
  • What is the ruling regarding eating harām (forbidden) food?
    3707 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/10
    One who realizes after eating food that he has eaten a harām meal, in case there was no likelihood of the food being harām and there were signs indicating that it was halal, for example, he had received the food from a Muslim, such a ...
  • Does man have the capacity to love Allah?
    3919 Practical 2010/09/05
    The logic behind experiencing ‘metaphoric’ love is to reach true love and if it is accompanied with chastity, after causing fundamental changes and developments it will bring man very close to Godly love. The very core and truth of religion is to reach the status of loving Allah; ...
  • Is chest beating for Imam Hussein an act endorsed by Islam?
    8992 Traditional 2010/09/04
    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 ...
  • What is absolute existence? What is indeterminate existence?
    5561 Islamic Philosophy 2011/12/20
    Absolute existence has different meanings and usages; sometimes it means ‘unconditional’; that there is no condition limiting it, not even the condition of absoluteness (one of its conditions isn't absoluteness). Sometimes, this isn't the case, and although it is absolute, it is still limited to the condition of ...

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