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  • What is the view of the majority of scholars regarding Wilayah Faqih during the major Occultation?
    2070 Traditional 2012/01/17
    For over a thousand years, Shi’a scholars have been cultivating the concept of Wilayah Faqih, its bounds and its privileges. Some, such as Abu al-Salah Halabi and Ibn Idris Hilli , have addressed the issue of qualifications for a representative to the infallible Imam (PBUH) in specific sections of their ...
  • Is a woman who becomes a man\'s second wife sinful?
    678 چند همسری 2013/10/03
    1. As you know remarriage is an issue legislated and recognized as permissible by Islamic Shari'ah. There is no doubt about it as the Quran states: «فَانْكِحُوا ما طابَ لَكُمْ مِنَ النِّساءِ مَثْنى‏ وَ ثُلاثَ وَ رُباعَ فَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلاَّ تَعْدِلُوا فَواحِدَة»[1] "And if you fear that you cannot act equitably towards ...
  • What are the ways through which one can protect himself against the evil eye?
    3844 Exegesis 2011/05/22
    It begins when the person likes something, then his evil soul dwells on the matter, and by continually looking at the person who has the thing of which he feels jealous, he directs his spell towards him.Late Shaykh Abbas Qummi (may Allah bless him) has recommended the recitation of verse ...
  • Did the imams ever do anything supernatural in order to prove their imamate?
    1452 Traditional 2011/04/20
    “Miracles” in Islamic theological terms are acts that surpass normal limits that challenge others to do the same and are in accordance with the claims of the person performing them. What is meant by surpassing normal limits is that it seems contrary to the laws of nature.Of course, when it ...
  • How does Satan influence our thoughts?
    2824 Traditional 2011/08/15
    Before we can investigate the influence of Satan on our thoughts, we must gain an understanding of who Satan is. Lexicographers differ over the linguistic root of the word shaytan (satan). The strongest opinion states that it comes from “shatana” meaning “to be far.” As it is known, shaytan in ‘Arabic, ...
  • What is the timing of fast, when does it start and when does it end?
    1532 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/08/29
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  • How was the Holy Quran compiled?
    2731 Quranic Studies 2012/04/21
    According to the history of the compilation of the Quran, the Prophet (s) himself chose the verses where to be placed. It was not the companions who arranged the verses or the number of the chapters. The Quran, which is presently in our hands and which is available to every ...
  • Is it true that when the Dajjal appears, all his followers are lovers of Uthman?
    1879 Traditional 2009/07/19
    After analyzing Shia and Sunni sources, one comes to the conclusion that such a hadith with the following wordage: “إن خرج الدجال تبعه من کان یحب عثمان” has only been narrated by Zayd ibn Wahab in the rijali book Mizanul-I’tidal. Although this narrator is considered a reliable one amongst Sunni ...
  • How can one repent from drinking alcohol?
    1749 Practical 2009/08/16
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  • What are the distinct criteria through which we can distinguish a lafdhi mutawatir report from an ijmali or ma\'anawi one?
    129 Contextual study 2014/09/28
    Mutawatir literally means for things to come one after another, without any interval between them and in hadithic terms, refers to a hadith that has been narrated by a group of narrators that one can be definite haven’t all agreed on forging and lying about altogether. Any hadith with such ...