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  • What is the tale of the Gharānīq
    1374 Exegesis 2012/04/21
    The tradition of the Gharānīq is a fabrication created by the enemies of Islam in order to weaken the position of the Quran and the Prophet (s). Towards these ends, the following story has been created: The Prophet was busy reciting Surah Al-Najm when he reached the verse that said: ...
  • What happened to the Prophet's daughter after his demise?
    1457 تاريخ بزرگان 2010/12/21
    There are many ahadith and much that can be said in regard to what took place for Lady Fatimah after the Prophet's demise, but we will only examine one hadith from Sahih Bukhari, the most reliable source of Sunnis, in the detailed answer. ...
  • Is conditional divorce effective?
    1034 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/06/21
    One of the conditions of the validity and effectiveness of the divorce formula is for it not to be made contingent upon any condition. Consequently, if the husband says “If Zayd comes you are divorced”[1] or “If the sun rises you are divorced”, it will not be effective. Of course, ...
  • Why do you limit the “Ahlul-Bayt” to five people?
    1764 Traditional 2009/08/15
    The most important reason for allocating the title “Ahlul-Bayt” to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Ali (as), Lady Fatimah (as), Hasan and Husein (as), are the numerous traditions that narrators of hadith and both Shia and Sunni scholars have narrated from the prophet (pbuh), which have been listed and mentioned in over ...
  • Is it possible for one to possess self-awareness in their dreams? How is it that the visions of some dreams present themselves in reality?
    1605 Theoretical 2011/06/12
    Sleep is a state in which a person gradually disconnects from the material world around them, leaving their inner senses in a heightened state of awareness. During sleep, one’s self disassociates from the various preoccupations and concerns of the material world, and instead, re-directs its attention to the realm of ...
  • How can we be assured of the issuance of hadiths from the infallible imams?
    1342 Science of narrators 2011/11/21
    One’s trust in history can to an extent be attained through the clues, evidence, proof and fame that have been passed down generation after generation and from era to era. The clues and evidence for certain incidents in history are so many that hardly anyone can doubt in their occurrence.Even ...
  • Please define and explain vicious circle (daur) and infinite regression of causes (tasalsul)?
    1082 Islamic Philosophy 2013/03/16
    A vicious circle is a situation in which an attempt to resolve one problem creates new problems that lead back to the original situation. It is also a fallacy in reasoning in which the premise is used to prove the conclusion, and the conclusion used to prove the premise For ...
  • I would like to know who was the first scholar who presented the concept of Wilayat Al- Faqih?
    2269 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/24
    The concept of “Wilayate Faqih” means the government of an Islamic society which is headed by someone who has reached the level of Ijtihad (Ability to answer contemporary questions based on Islamic concepts and values by referring to main Islamic sources: Quran and Sunnat in Islamic law). Some consider this ...
  • Why didn’t Allah miraculously prevent the killing of Imam Hussein (A.S.)?
    1736 The infallibles 2010/05/27
    Everything takes place under Allah's will and according to His traditions and the same way Allah had the power to prevent Prophet Ibrahim's blade from cutting he could have also disabled all of the enemies' weapons, and miraculously saved Imam Hussein, but such a miracle did not happen for everything ...
  • What is the meaning of Labbayk?
    2198 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/05/21
    Labbayk means to answer in the affirmative, to agree with and accept an invitation[1], an acceptance accompanied with honor, respect and praise. This term was originally "Labbayna" plus "Lak", and turned to "Labbayk" through combining the two words into one (Idghaam).[2] This term (which constitutes the main part ...