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  • Why does the Quran say that you can beat your wives?
    4002 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/09
    Perhaps one may think about the third tactic or remedy at the first glance (after admonition and banishing wives to bed apart) that Islam wants men to be free to exercise power and force on women in any manner they want and that they are allowed to ...
  • What is Chelleh Neshini (worshipping for a forty day period)? What is the viewpoint of the Shia on this practice?
    4175 Practical 2011/09/22
    The meaning behind Chelleh Neshini  (worshipping for a forty day period) in the field of spiritual wayfaring is for one to be cautious in regards to one’s self for a period of forty days. Through these means, the self becomes capable of receiving divine wisdom. Many of the ...
  • Did the Imams battle for power and did they want a hereditary form of government?
    3793 Traditional 2011/11/09
    Firstly, the seerah (biography) of the Imams shows that the Imams did not struggle for power nor did they have a craving for power. If at times they were defending their rights, it was because they believed it was their obligation to do so.This saying of Imam ...
  • Why did our imams practice polygamy?
    4654 Traditional 2008/08/18
    There are many reasons behind marriage; spiritual calmness and tranquility, fulfillment of reproductive needs and desires, having a partner in life and the continuation of generations. Giving shelter and asylum to women without an abode, protecting society from corruption, and the conditions of the ...
  • What is the meaning of "Shaf'a Prayer" and what is its relationship with intercession?
    4665 Exegesis 2014/09/09
    The word "shaf'" literally means adding something to something else. It also means "even" as opposed to odd. The Quranic verse says "wash-shaf'a wal-watr" in which "shaf' means even while "watr" means "one".[1] " Shafa'ah" (intercession) is derived from "shaf'" which means adding something ...
  • Is it true that the second Khalīfah married Imam Alī’s (as) daughter?
    4399 تاريخ بزرگان 2012/02/15
    The marriage of the second Khalīfah to Umm Kulthum has been narrated in both Shīʿah and Sunni books, however the different narrations vary from one another and are not the same. That which is common in both Shīʿah and Sunni narrations is that the second Khalīfah ...
  • Who is Zaid bin Haretha?
    3457 برخی صحابیان 2013/04/18
    When still a child, Zaid bin Haretha, accompanied by her mother (Sa’ada bint Tha’laba bin ‘Abd Âmer), was going to Tha’laba bin Âmer tribe, to visit his relatives. On the way to his destination, Zaid bin Haretha was attacked and his property was confiscated by Bani ...
  • Can people have contact with Jinns?
    7869 Traditional 2009/11/24
    The Holy Quran has confirmed the existence of Jinns and has attributed the following characteristics to them:1.     Jinns are creatures that are made of fire; this is while humans were created ...
  • How can one cleanse himself from sin?
    6578 Practical 2007/03/15
                There are many ways to receive forgiveness and pardon. We will mention a few of them here:
  • What is the ruling on not knowing how many days one has to make up for his fasts?
    4051 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/10/20
    1- If one is not sure whether or not he has missed prayers, he does not have to make up for any.[1] However, if he is sure that he has missed prayers, but he is not sure how many he has (and cannot guess either), ...

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