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  • What does Islam say about sound relationships between boys and girls?
    4709 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/04/21
    According to Islam, the male and female complement each other and God, the All-Kind, has created them fore each other. One of the needs they have, are sexual ones. Fulfilling these needs must be within the boundaries and guidelines of Islam so that chastity and modesty are ...
  • What is the occasion of the revelation of Surah al-Nahl? What is meant by "Allah's commandment has come, therefore do not desire to hasten it?"
    1448 Exegesis 2014/09/23
    God, the Exalted, says in the beginning of Surah al-Nahl: «أَتىَ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ فَلَا تَسْتَعْجِلُوهُ سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالىَ‏ عَمَّا یُشْرِکُونَ»[1] "Allah's commandment has come for criminals and culprits, therefore do not desire to hasten it; Glory be to Him, and highly exalted be ...
  • Is there any special importance in roosters' crow?
    3201 Traditional 2010/11/09
    All the creatures of the world praise and glorify God. The seven skies, the earth and all of their inhabitants are glorifying God, the Exalted. Animals including roosters are not an exception. Therefore, the fact that all species and creatures glorify and praise God is one of ...
  • Is it permissible to use a minor\'s property without his consent?
    295 Laws and Jurisprudence 2015/05/03
    It is appropriate to explain a few technical terms before dealing with the question: 1. Great scholars have defined the term 'saghir' (minor) as such: Saghir (minor) refers to a child who has not attained puberty. Such a person is not eligible under Shari'ah law to have ...
  • Is it not possible for someone who is a good person and not Muslim (a Christian) to enter into paradise? Why?
    2269 Modern 2007/04/07
    The basis of entering heaven is measured by two values; good deeds and faith. Muslims and Shias will enter into heaven so long as they have acted upon the principles which being Muslim or Shia necessitate, ...
  • What is the reason for all of the hardship seen in the lives of Allah’s apostles?
    2649 Traditional 2008/07/21
    The whole purpose of creation is for God to give, which is a result of His grace, and the problems and hardships this world are accompanied with are in no contradiction with this purpose because first of all, the world we live in is a material one and ...
  • What were Islam's propagation methods?
    5395 The infallibles 2012/08/21
    Propagation means conveying a message and since the mission of all divine prophets particularly the holy prophet of Islam (S) was to bring humanity forth from darkness into light, propagation enjoys significant importance as a means to convey God's message to His servants. Propagation methods in Islam ...
  • Is Dua Kumayl authentic?
    3293 History 2012/09/27
    Kumayl Ibn Ziyad Nakha’i was a confidant amongst the companions of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as) and his son Imam Hasan Mujtaba and this sublime Du'a was first heard from the beautiful, though anguished, voice of Imam Ali (as). This dua has been narrated in Mesbah ...
  • What are the secrets and philosophy of prayer in Shiism?
    2314 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/01/15
    Without doubt every divine ruling has its philosophy and reason(s), but we do not have to investigate every ruling and find its philosophy. A true Muslim must surrender before the message of revelation. This character of submission and acceptance creates perfection in ...
  • How can supernatural acts be explained and proven?
    3086 Quranic Studies 2012/04/21
    “Miracles” in Islamic theological terms are acts that surpass normal limits that challenge others to do the same and are in accordance with the claims of the person performing them. What is meant by surpassing normal limits is that it seems contrary to the laws of nature.