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  • Why should religion interfere in politics?
    4597 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The theory of the separation of religion from politics is a viewpoint that supports marginalizing religion from different fields of human life. According to this viewpoint, man is able to discover the true rules to culture, politics, judgment, economy, commerce, manners, social relationships, etc., and legislate them with ...
  • Is it believed by the Shia that the creation of Adam was carried out by the hands of Imam Ali (as)?
    8950 Traditional
    If some people believe that Imam Ali (as) independently created Prophet Adam (pbuh), it will be against the Quran and considered shirk. Not to mention that the creation of Adam by the physical body (hands) of Imam Ali (as) doesn’t comply with existing realities, because ...
  • What will Prophet Isa’s (pbuh) role be during the return of Imam Mahdi (aj)?
    5691 Traditional
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  • Who are the Magi?
    7759 Traditional
    The term “Magus” which is used to denote the Zoroastrians in Arabic, derives from “Magoosh” or “Magoo” of the ancient Persian language. (The word Magic comes from this term). After entering the Arabic language, it changed to Magus. Zoroastrianism, which is the religion of ...
  • What is E'tikaf?
    4688 Theoretical
    Literally, E'tikaf (cleave to a mosque) means to stay or remain at a place or to cleave to smething. E'tikaf in Islamic law is a pious practice consisting of a period of retreat at a sacred place for the purpose of seeking proximity and nearness ...
  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    65690 Exegesis
    One should be aware that although the imam’s names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, haven’t been mentioned in the Quran, nevertheless, their names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, can be found in the Prophet’s sayings. One very good example is the hadith of Ghadir which is considered the official announcement of the appointment of ...
  • What is nearness to Allah (awj)? How many different kinds of nearness are there? How can we gain nearness to Allah (awj)?
    4991 Practical
     In lexicographical terms, “qurb” means the nearness of one thing to another. This can be in space or time. Of course in commonplace usage, “qurb” also applies to being the centre of attention and to holding a special place near someone. 
  • What is the purpose of dreaming? Why has Allah granted us dreams?
    5025 Practical
    Dreaming is one of the signs of Allah and a window to the unseen, a characteristic and natural trait that Allah has imparted to our bodies and souls. ...
  • Why is it forbidden for men to use gold?
    10089 Philosophy of Religion and Law
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  • Is it possible to sleep in heaven?
    3948 Traditional
    Sleep is the body’s natural response to fatigue and tiredness, and as the Quran directly says, we know that those who enter paradise never become tired. It is because of this that our hadiths tell us that those in paradise never experience any of the entailments of the ...

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