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  • Is the day of resurrection, structurally physical or a spiritual?
    5532 Traditional
    Even though logical reasoning proves the existence of a world other than the one we live in, the power of reason cannot reveal whether it is a spiritual or physical world, and in the case of it being physical, will the body be materialistic or mithali? Thus some ...
  • Which surah is Surah Bani Israel?
    6507 Quranic Studies
    The seventeenth surah of the Quran, is Surah Bani Israel which contains 111 verses. This surah is also known as surah ‘Isra’ and ‘Subhan’. The reason for naming this surah ‘Bani Israel’ is because in this surah, the different stages and states of Bani Israel have been mentioned ...
  • What should a person do or what dua should he read in order for him to see a lost relative in his dream?
    15803 Quranic Studies
    In Al-Mesbah of Kaf'ami, there is an instruction about seeing dead relatives in your dream. The instruction is as under: "It has been mentioned in some books by Imamiyah scholars that if a person wishes to see a vision of the Prophet (s) or of the Imams (a.s) ...
  • Is it true that the second Khalīfah married Imam Alī’s (as) daughter?
    5468 تاريخ بزرگان
    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 ...
  • Can you introduce some books on marriage in Islam?
    4983 Theoretical
    Dear sister, there are many books on this subject but unfortunately, only a few have been translated to English. There is one book that we recommend that has been translated as well with the title of “نظام خانواده در اسلام” (The Islamic Family Structure) by Hosein Ansarian. This ...
  • According to which Quranic command do religious minorities living in Islamic countries like Iran, who enforce the law of hijab, have to observe the hijab?
    7072 Modern
    This might be a question to many; why do Muslim women have to wear the hijab, and moreover, why do non-Muslims who live in Muslim countries (who enforce this Islamic ruling such as Iran) have to observe it as well?A few points and principles need to ...
  • Who was Prophet Daniel?
    10544 تاريخ بزرگان
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Were Imām Sajjād and Imām Bāqir present in Karbalā?
    4960 تاريخ بزرگان
    In the event of 'Āshūrā which took place during the month of Muḥarram in 61 AH, three noble Imāms were present. Imām Ḥusayn (as) who headed this revolution and was martyred in Karbalā. Imām Sajjād (as), [who] for reasons could not participate in the battle, and ...
  • Why should religion interfere in politics?
    5141 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 ...
  • What is the philosophy behind prostrating on earth?
    10001 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The essence of prostration is humility and it is one of the obligations we must perform, as the Quran says: “O you who have faith! Bow down and prostrate yourselves…”.There is an important point here that must be kept in mind, and that is that the Shia ...

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