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  • Why is it necessary to give Sahm-e Imam to a qualified Mujtahid?
    1162 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/05/19
    Given the fact that qualified jurisprudents are the general representatives of the Imam of Time (atf) during the period of occultation and that, in order for the Islamic laws not to remain unperformed and the portion of Imam not to be wasted, they are allowed to spend the share or ...
  • Why do we ascribe evil to God accidentally?
    1470 Islamic Philosophy 2012/04/21
    What is considered as evil does not exist in the realm of abstract beings; this discussion has to do only with the material world. Good and evil have been defined in this manner: Good is that which one’s nature desires and what one chooses from amongst several things, while evil ...
  • Who are the Ismaeili Bahreh Shias and what do they believe in?
    1348 تاريخ بزرگان 2010/04/19
    The "Bahreh Davoodis" are a branch of the "Ismaili" sect. The "Ismailis" believe Ismail, the son of Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) which passed away during his father's lifetime, to be the seventh Imam. The followers of this sect have unique beliefs that we will explain in the detailed answer. Of ...
  • Can you shed some light on the scope and limits of wilayat-e faqih (rule of jurisprudent)?
    963 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/04/26
    The evidence and proofs supporting the rule of the jurisprudent (wilayat-e faqih) during the period of the occultation consider the jurisprudent as the ruler of Islamic society and deputy of the Infallibles, peace be upon them. What is in fact necessary for leadership and administration of society and which the ...
  • Is there a problem in paying off one's debt in the evening or after dark?
    995 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/03/12
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  • How can I repent from watching pornographic movies?
    2272 Practical 2009/09/23
    Sin is like a foul-smelling swamp full of sewage; the more one sinks into it, the less he senses its smell, because he actually loses his sense of smell and can't tell that he is drowning anymore.At the same time, anytime one makes a strong decision to return from this ...
  • Do animals possess souls and if so how does the animal soul differ from the human soul?
    1205 Islamic Philosophy 2011/08/15
    Before embarking on the answer to this question, it must be noted that the answer provided below is based on the school of Transcendent Theosophy, i.e., Sadrian philosophy. In this light, the answer will be expounded under two main headings and several subtopics. Under the first heading, “The Existence of Spirit ...
  • In which year was the revelation of the Quran completed?
    1494 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 it necessary to wear the ring on the right hand?
    1667 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/05/25
    One of the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) and imams’ traditions, is to wear a ring. The material, appearance and design of the ring have all been pointed to in our hadiths. It has also been advised to wear the ring on the right hand. All of the rulings of Islam regarding wearing ...
  • Which verse of the Holy Quran containsevery kind of tawhid? What are the different kinds of tawhid?
    2136 Traditional 2012/06/20
    Tawhid is a widely discussed topic among Islamic and Quranic concepts, which is why it consists of various types and levels. This is why tawhid has been widely given in-depth discussions in many verses of the Quran. This method and style of elaboration is essential to the Quran. Today, this ...