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  • What are the ways through which one may get rid of lusts?
    1510 Practical 2011/08/04
    Sins are like an ill-smelling putrid bog. The deeper a person gets into it the less he feels its disgusting smell because his smelling taste ceases to function. However, a person's firm decision to discontinue this path is by itself a victory. One who has achieved victory at this stage ...
  • What is the ruling on having a relation with a non-mahram girl before marriage?
    4005 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/02
    Any form of relationship before marriage, let it be speaking intimately, touching and caressing etc. is haram. If one speaks with a girl with the intention of seeking pleasure or if he fears that he might fall into a sin with her, it is not permissible for him to speak ...
  • What is Islam's viewpoint regarding reincarnation?
    3194 Islamic Philosophy 2010/01/21
    A few centuries back in India a theory known as "reincarnation" was developed concerning the consecutive return of souls to this world after death. During the ages this theory was gradually taken into serious consideration by people all around the world and even became, for some, a part of their ...
  • What is the limit of freedom in Islam and Shi’ism?
    2463 Traditional 2010/10/13
    Depending on the contexts, freedom has different meanings and the limits of freedom are different with the difference of its meanings:1- Freedom in the sense of existential independence, something exclusive to an absolute being and to God, the Exalted who is not constrained by anything.2- Freedom in the sense of ...
  • If I perform tayammum instead of wudhu or ghusl because of shortage of time, will it be acceptable?
    2088 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/11/24
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Is it not possible for someone who is a good person and not Muslim (a Christian) to enter into paradise? Why?
    2087 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, and they have invested in their hereafter in order to be able to receive ...
  • Is it permissible to use Facebook to spread, promulgate and promote Islamic teachings?
    2652 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/09/25
    It is permissible to use internet for any legal and allowable purposes especially for spreading the message of Islam. In case, however, it entails evil or is considered to be against the law, one should not use it. Appendix: We have forwarded your question to the offices of some grand religious authorities ...
  • What is the correct, healthy and sin-free relationship between a boy and a girl?
    2428 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/07
    According to Islam, man and woman are complementary to each other. Each sex is incomplete without the other. God, the Sublime, has created these two to be a source of peace and tranquility for each other. In a sense, human nature is complete only in the two together. Their emotional, ...
  • In which year was the revelation of the Quran completed?
    2630 Quranic Studies 2011/04/20
    There are different reports about the last chapter and the last verse sent down upon the Prophet (pbuh). According to some reports, the last chapter which was revealed to the Prophet (pubh) was Chapter al-Nasr whereas some other reports consider Chapter al-Bara'ah (al-Tawbah) to be the last chapter. There are ...
  • Is lobster, clam, oyster and octopus halal?
    18841 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/18
    Eating lobster, clam, oyster and octopus is haram. According to religious resources regarding halal and haram meat, there are general rulings and numerous standards; for instance, a set of rulings has been given for land animals, sea creatures, birds and so on.The condition for halal meat sea creatures is to ...

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  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    47622 Exegesis 2010/04/06
    According to the Quran a Muslim is one who has absolutely surrendered to Allah and his commands and believes in pure Tawhid (the oneness of God) that isn't tainted with any Shirk and this is why the Almighty has introduced Prophet Abraham as a true Muslim in the Quran.According to ...
  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    46303 Exegesis 2008/05/11
    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 ...
  • How do you prove that Imam Ali (as) was imam and khalifa after the Prophet (pbuh)?
    25081 Traditional 2008/07/21
    There is no doubt that in order for Islam to survive, it needs a keeper and guardian and individuals to deliver and express the teachings and guidelines of religion for the people, and carry them out. Since one of the reasons of creation is the guidance of mankind, Allah’s wisdom ...
  • Why are shrimps halal and crabs haram? What makes one of them halal and the other halal despite the fact that both of them are from the same category?
    21798 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/03/18
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and there is a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them is extremely difficult. The most we can do is ...
  • What is meant by Sidratul-Muntaha that the Quran has mentioned?
    20182 Exegesis 2010/04/07
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Is lobster, clam, oyster and octopus halal?
    18841 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/18
    Eating lobster, clam, oyster and octopus is haram. According to religious resources regarding halal and haram meat, there are general rulings and numerous standards; for instance, a set of rulings has been given for land animals, sea creatures, birds and so on.The condition for halal meat sea creatures is to ...
  • What is Shirk?
    17749 Traditional 2007/01/21
    Literally, shirk means to allocate; technically, in Quranic terminology, shirk – in contrast to hanif – signifies the process of allocating someone/thing as the Almighty Allah’s partner or equal. Hanif means being inclined towards righteousness and moderation; hence, the term has been coined onto those who have disassociated themselves from ...
  • Who are the Ahlul-Bayt?
    16211 Traditional 2007/05/24
    The Prophet of Islam’s (s) Ahlul-Bayt are the same as the people of the cloak: Prophet Muhammad (s), ‘Alī, Fātimah, Hassan, and Hussayn (a). The proof for this is numerous traditions narrated by Shia and Sunni scholars. These traditions are found in more than seventy famous Sunni and Shia sources. ...
  • Why do Shias believe in the Imams and their Imamate?
    15245 Traditional 2010/04/08
    I believe that you are asking how we can find out if someone is really an Imam or not. However, before answering this question, we should first understand why we need to believe in the concept of Imamate.Imamate is an important issue in Islam, and it is the last stage ...
  • If you Shias are right about Muawiyah being a ‘factory’ of hadith fabrication, show me some hadiths that have praised Muawiyah and Yazid in Sunni sources. If you are right, then cite one example.
    14413 Contextual study 2010/09/20
    There is no doubt that ahadith have been fabricated in praise of Muawiyah. Some have even written books in his praise, such as Ibn Hajar, whose book is titled “Tat’hir al-Jinan wa al-Lisan”. Also, some who refused to write such books were scolded and accused of being associated with the ...

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