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  • Why do Shiite Muslims, who worship the One God, prostrate on a stone towards the Ka'bah?
    2302 Traditional 2011/02/12
    Shiite Muslims are monotheists and they worship the One God and prostrate only for Him. However, according to Islam, there are certain conditions for Sajdah in the prayers. One of those conditions is that the Sajdah should be performed in the direction of Qibla (Ka'bah) and the forehead should ...
  • What is the difference between the word Allah, which is used in Islam, and God, which is used in Christianity?
    2085 Miscellaneous questions 2012/03/07
    Although all religions in essence call upon the same Lord, one should closely consider which of these faiths have accurately described Him. Islam and Christianity hold differences of opinion in ‘Ilm al-Kalaam (the discipline of seekingtheologicalprinciples throughdialectic). In turn, these ...
  • Is the repentance of a person who is committing a sin and is determined to repent later on accepted?
    1699 Practical 2011/04/20
    True repentance has certain conditions that if done with those conditions, it will be accepted by our kind and compassionate Lord. These conditions are as follows: 1- Committing the sin out of ignorance and foolishness 2- Not being aware of death 3- Regretting the sin 4- Deciding not ...
  • Who became prophets in their childhood?
    1396 History 2013/12/05
    Following a research in the verses of the Holy Quran and sayings of the Infallibles (A.S) about the prophetic mission of the prophets, we came t the conclusion that only two prophets were appointed as prophets in their childhood and God granted them knowledge, wisdom and books.
  • What is sex change?
    2848 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/08/23
    Although dictionaries do not provide a definition for "sex change", it means any change and transformation in a male, female or genderless in such a way that the current state is different from the previous one. Medically speaking, sex change is different from "genetic modification" ...
  • What is the precise meaning of mockery? Do caricatures qualify as ridicule as well?
    2787 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/15
    Most philologists and interpreters of the Holy Quran consider istihza (ridicule) and tamaskhur (mock) to have the same meaning. The meaning of this term is to humiliate someone and bring their dignity and degree down, or to demean the value of foundational humanitarian and ...
  • Is it permissible to contract a temporary marriage with a Sunni girl without her father’s consent?
    1897 Fiqh 2009/09/23
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Has Islam reffered to any special form of government?
    2781 Fiqh 2006/08/21
    It should be said that Islam hasn,t reffered to any special form of government has expressed certain rules and regulation in this connection, form which the method of Islamic government can be inferred. Who infers these rules? The abovementioned rules are: finality of the fatva (verdict) of the specialist in ...
  • Why did Imam Ali (as) say nothing when Lady Fatimah (as) was bothered and offended?
    3869 History of Fiqh 2008/09/18
    There is no contradiction between Imam Ali (as) not defending Lady Fatimah (as) and her being offended and oppressed and between his courage and strength and being there when it all took place. The reason is that in such a situation, Imam Ali (as) had only two choices; ...
  • What are the features and privileges of Behar al-Anwar?
    232 Contextual study 2015/05/03
    Behar al-Anwa being a huge hadith collection is the most important work by Allamah Muhammad Baqir Majlisi. It is a big encyclopedia of Shiite traditions encompassing all religious issues and themes including exegesis of the Quran, history, jurisprudence, theology etc. Some of the most important features of ...

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