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  • What are the political thoughts of Imam Khomeini?
    1788 2012/05/12 Philosophy of Politics
    The political thoughts of Imam Khomeini (blessed be his soul) are a part of his macro ideas being influenced by different aspects of his thought. Given the fact that Imam Khomeini is a multi-dimensional ...

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  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    2374 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 ...
  • What are the conditions that guarantee the fulfilment of a prayer?
    1477 Practical 2011/08/15
    The word du’a (supplication) literally means “to call”, “to request a favour”, “to seek help” and in some cases it is used to denote the general meaning of calling. But in its [popular and] technical sense, it refers to the act of making a request from Allah (awj). The word du’a ...
  • What is the role of mediators in getting nearness to God?
    1935 Traditional 2010/09/05
    The word "Wasilah" (means) has a wide range of meanings which include anything or any action that helps get nearer to Almighty God. In view of the fact that the universe has been created on the basis of the intricate system of cause and effect, causes and caused for guidance ...
  • Can you explain how one can reach the “nafsul-amr” religion?
    1325 Philosophy of Religion 2008/10/12
    There are three ways for reaching the nafsul-amr religion:1- Revelation2- Narration3- IntellectNormal people can only reach true religion using the second and third method, while special people can also reach it via the first. ...
  • Is the day of resurrection, structurally physical or a spiritual?
    1465 Traditional 2009/12/28
    Even though logical reasoning proves the existence of a world other than the one we live in, the power of reason cannot reveal whether it is a spiritual or physical world, and in the case of it being physical, will the body be materialistic or mithali? Thus some theologians believe ...
  • Why aren’t the imams able to protect their shrines from terrorist attacks?
    1349 Traditional 2008/08/21
    In addition to Wilayah Tashri’i (legislative authority of making things haram or halal), Allah (swt) has given the Prophet (pbuh) and imams (as) Wilayah Takwini (the authority and power of making changes in our material world eg. splitting the moon). They have the ability to make any changes in our ...
  • Please explain the meanings of the names and attributes of Allah (swt).
    1261 Theoretical 2009/11/25
    The Holy Quran says: “The most beautiful names belong to Allah: So call on Him by them”[1] There are many names for Allah (swt) and most of them are mentioned in the dua of Jawshan Kabir. Each of these names points to one of the virtues that Allah (swt) possesses; ...
  • What are the secrets and philosophy of prayer in Shiism?
    1349 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 the human being and essentially some rulings are ...
  • Islam and Imam Khomeini’s viewpoint on fun, recreation and joking.
    1776 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/07/21
    According to Islam, the main purpose for creation is the perfection of man and all of the different creatures this world contains all have been created for this purpose (the perfection of man), and that is because man is the highest of all creatures. The holy Quran says: “I did ...
  • What is the relationship between man’s efforts and the sustenance that has been measured out for him?
    1589 Traditional 2011/08/15
    There are two kinds of sustenance. There is a sustenance that we go after and a sustenance that comes after us. In the traditions, the sustenance that comes after us is called “the sustenance that seeks,” and the sustenance that we seek has been named “the sought after sustenance.” The ...

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