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  • Are there any duas or Quranic verses which help one to be successful in learning and studying?
    3326 Practical 2007/03/05
                Studying means: to look at something with precision and meticulousness in order to understand or to gain information about it. Therefore any reading that does not have these specifications is not considered ‘studying’. It is obvious that studying, just like any other action necessitates the preparation of particular requirements ...
  • Who is Dhul-Qarnayn?
    3412 تاريخ بزرگان 2009/07/19
    The name “Dhul-Qarnayn” has been mentioned in surah Kahf.As for who exactly Dhul-Qarnayn was in history, there are differences of opinion amongst historians and commentators of the Quran.Yet, taking into consideration the attributes of Dhul-Qarnayn that the Quran has mentioned, one can conclude that Dhul-Qarnayn was actually Cyrus the Great.Most ...
  • Were the heavens and the earth created in six days or eight days?
    1973 Quranic Studies 2011/05/14
    God, the Glorified, has used the word 'qaddara' (measure) for sustenance and the term 'khalaqa' (created) for the heavens and the earth. That is, within these four days, sustenance needed for life on earth was measured, not created. With this explanation the confusion concerning the creation of the heavens and ...
  • Is bringing souvenirs or gifts on returning from a pilgrimage journey considered to be part of religious recommendations?
    547 هدیه 2013/10/20
    Among the good practices recommended and emphasized upon in Islam is to give gifts to others. It is to be noted that the concept of gift has a much broader meanings in Islam as it includes both the material and spiritual gifts. Among the gifts are the ones brought by ...
  • I needed some information on the Ithna’Ashari sect in West Africa.
    1371 Modern 2008/06/17
    We apologize for the delay in responding to you. Information like that which you are looking for can only be found in specific centers, and although our researchers tried their best, they weren’t able to get the desired results for your request. At the same time, we will introduce some ...
  • What is Islam for?
    1812 Traditional 2009/03/04
    Religion is a set of beliefs associated with practical and moral principles delivered to humankind by God's messengers, for the guidance of man and his eternal prosperity and salvation.According to religious teachings, the necessity of religion is rooted in the fitrah (nature) of man. In the holy Quran, the fitrah ...
  • How can we be assured of the issuance of hadiths from the infallible imams?
    1765 Science of narrators 2011/11/21
    One’s trust in history can to an extent be attained through the clues, evidence, proof and fame that have been passed down generation after generation and from era to era. The clues and evidence for certain incidents in history are so many that hardly anyone can doubt in their occurrence.Even ...
  • I would like to know when boys and girls become duty bound?
    3101 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/20
    In Islam, the age at which girls and boys become duty bound is contingent upon the signs of bulugh (coming of age), which is seminal discharge in boys and menstruation in girls. However, in Islam, in addition to these natural biological signs, an age limit has also been determined. If ...
  • Do the believers receive any rewards or divine bounty in the grave and do the disbelievers receive punishment therein?
    1826 Traditional 2011/05/18
    In his book Awael al-Maqalat, Shaykh Mufid sorts out human individuals based on their beliefs and deeds into four groups:1. Pious believers;2. Disbelieving, stubborn and grudging sinners;3. Believers who have committed major sins and not done Tawbah. They are people who have not committed sins out of grudge and stubbornness; ...