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  • How do Shias prove that all must obey the Imams through the Quran? Also, how do they know that they were all appointed by Allah?
    2650 Traditional 2010/07/22
    The word Imamah means to lead and an Imam is anything that is followed, whether it is a person and individual or something else, and whether it leads to the right path or the wrong path. But in Islamic terms, it denotes the leading of people by Allah that covers ...
  • Islam and Imam Khomeini’s viewpoint on fun, recreation and joking.
    2184 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 precise meaning of Alhamdulillah and Subhan’Allah
    3470 Traditional 2011/04/20
    The literal meaning of Hamd is praise, the opposite of condemnation and dishonor. Tasbih is characterized as glorifying God, making void and absolving Him of all deficiencies, needs, parallels and all qualities that don’t conform to His holiness. These two concepts can be frequently seen together in most ayahs of ...
  • When does the history of the holy shrine of Lady Ma’sumah start from?
    1471 history of places 2012/03/14
    Lady Ma’sumah is the noble daughter of the seventh imam of the Shi’ah, Imam Musa Kaadhim (AS). Her respectful mother is Najmeh Khaatun (AS). She was born on first day of the month of Zee al-Qa'adah in the year 173 A.H./789 A.D., in the holy city of Madinah. In the ...
  • Could you provide me with the complete sermon of the Holy Prophet (s) at Ghadir Khum?
    1759 Modern 2011/10/20
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Is making contact with beings from other worlds possible?
    1964 Traditional 2010/04/08
    There is no doubt that it is possible to make contact with beings from other realms. What is also certain is that using narcotic drugs and alcoholic beverages to do so is impermissible.The ways and instruments through which we can become aware of these hidden beings and the ways of ...
  • Why was a Quranic verse sent down giving the Prophet (pbuh) permission not to respect his wives' turns?
    1879 Traditional 2011/04/06
    Based on what is inferred from religious sources, the marriages of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) have been on account of certain cultural, emotional, political, social and religious expediencies. Considering that the Prophet was faced with many government-related problems and some of his wives were creating hurdles and difficulties for him ...
  • Did the Holy Prophet (pbuh) order Abu Bakr, during his illness, to lead the congregational prayers?
    2369 تاريخ بزرگان 2011/03/05
    Some narrations have been related in the Sunni sources concerning the appointment of Abu Bakr by the Holy Prophet (pbuh) as a prayer leader.  In case we accept them, some unacceptable complications and ambiguities will arise. Even if it is assumed that the Holy Prophet ordered Abu Bakr to act ...
  • Why is it necessary to follow a marja’?
    1795 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/05/12
    Taqlid means for someone who doesn’t have the required expertise in a field that calls for expertise, to go to an expert in that field for help. The most important reason behind the need for taqlid in religious issues is the same simple and comprehendible reason why inexperienced individuals in ...
  • Who are the Magi?
    1800 Traditional 2009/07/19
    The term “Magus” which is used to denote the Zoroastrians in Arabic, derives from “Magoosh” or “Magoo” of the ancient Persian language. (The word Magic comes from this term). After entering the Arabic language, it changed to Magus. Zoroastrianism, which is the religion of the Magi, is related to the ...