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  • What are the “Arsh” and “Kursiyy”?
    2473 Exegesis 2009/08/15
    With help from other Quranic verses and traditions of the imams, commentators of the Quran have presented several possible meanings for these terms. Some say the two are metaphorically referring to the same thing, which is the rank of Allah's (swt) command and governing of this world’s affairs.Others believe:1- What ...
  • Is a divorce done by SMS permissible?
    2371 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/06
    The divorce process, in Islam, beholds a number of prerequisites.Conditions attributed to the man (who executes the divorce) include:1.       sanity (ought not be insane)2.       pubescent (can’t be a child or infant)3.       executing the divorce, voluntarily, of one’s own free will (neither under coercion nor with reluctance) Conditions attributed to the woman ...
  • Is it permissible to give Khums and Sahme Sadaat to poor and indigent Seyyeds without the permission of the Mujtahid?
    2433 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/29
    Khums" literally means "one-fifth. In Islamic legal terminology, it means "one-fifth of certain items which a person acquires as wealth by means of farming, trade, industry or by means of working in an office or government department and if his earning exceeds the annual expenses for maintaining himself and his ...
  • What is the commentary or exegesis of verses 97 to 99 of Surah al-Nisa?
    1786 Exegesis 2013/04/18
    Commentators and exegetes of the Holy Quran have said about the occasion in which verse 97 of Surah al-Nisa was revealed[1] that a number of Muslims had apparently pronounced the Shahadatain (Two Testimonies) despite the fact that they had the ability to migrate from Makkah to Medina but they stuck ...
  • Is this statement "Everyday is Ashura and every place is Karbala" a hadith? How reliable is its chain of narrators (sanad)?
    3975 The infallibles 2008/06/23
    We weren’t able to find any hadithic proof showing that this sentence: “Every day is Ashura and every place is Karbala” is a hadith from the infallibles. Yet this concept which is derived from the occasion of Karbala and the line of movement of our imams, is a correct one, ...
  • Does the Quran intend to identify God as the sensible light when it says that God is the light of the heavens and the earth?
    2135 Exegesis 2011/09/21
    1. Certainly, the by referring to Allah as light, the Qur'an does not intend to identify Him as a physical and sensory light because the sensible light is a part of the accident characteristic of matter whereas there are numerous arguments which negate the physicality of God, the Exalted, and which ...
  • where did secularism or the belief in the separation of religious and civil affairs emerge from?
    1852 Modern 2008/11/19
    During the renascence Christian believers came to the realization that their religion, with all the shortcomings it had, could not meet the modern social and political needs; therefore, secularism took shape.Secularism can be considered as the legitimate child of western civilization since Christianity, having gotten distracted and intermingled with worldly ...
  • What is the Islamic law about taking loans from non-Muslim banks?
    2144 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/29
    "Taking out a loan does not require permission of a qualified Mujtahid (hākim shar'a) even if it is from a government bank. The contract of taking a loan is valid, though it may be based on interest. However, if it is an interest-based loan, it is haram to take it ...
  • What is the Islamic law about hanging pictures of human and animate beings inside a mosque?
    2299 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/04/06
    To reach the answer to your question, it is necessary to take notice of the following points: 1 – The jurists have said: Offering prayers is makrooh (abominable) at certain places including "facing the picture or statue of living creatures, unless it is covered. It is makrooh to offer prayers ...
  • In which cases will the contact between a husband wife break wudu?
    2753 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/03/04
    Seven things invalidate wudu: 1. Passing of urine 2. Excretion of stool 3. Passing wind from the rear 4. A sleep, deep enough to restrict sight and hearing. However, if the eyes do not see anything, but the ears can hear, wudu does not become void. 5. Things on account of which a person loses ...

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  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    47330 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 ...
  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    46011 Exegesis 2008/05/11
    One should be aware that although the imam’s names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, haven’t been mentioned in the Quran, nevertheless, their names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, can be found in the Prophet’s sayings. One very good example is the hadith of Ghadir which is considered the official announcement of the appointment of ...
  • How do you prove that Imam Ali (as) was imam and khalifa after the Prophet (pbuh)?
    24553 Traditional 2008/07/21
    There is no doubt that in order for Islam to survive, it needs a keeper and guardian and individuals to deliver and express the teachings and guidelines of religion for the people, and carry them out. Since one of the reasons of creation is the guidance of mankind, Allah’s wisdom ...
  • Why are shrimps halal and crabs haram? What makes one of them halal and the other halal despite the fact that both of them are from the same category?
    20836 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/03/18
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and there is a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them is extremely difficult. The most we can do is ...
  • What is meant by Sidratul-Muntaha that the Quran has mentioned?
    19793 Exegesis 2010/04/07
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Is lobster, clam, oyster and octopus halal?
    18092 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/18
    Eating lobster, clam, oyster and octopus is haram. According to religious resources regarding halal and haram meat, there are general rulings and numerous standards; for instance, a set of rulings has been given for land animals, sea creatures, birds and so on.The condition for halal meat sea creatures is to ...
  • What is Shirk?
    17286 Traditional 2007/01/21
    Literally, shirk means to allocate; technically, in Quranic terminology, shirk – in contrast to hanif – signifies the process of allocating someone/thing as the Almighty Allah’s partner or equal. Hanif means being inclined towards righteousness and moderation; hence, the term has been coined onto those who have disassociated themselves from ...
  • Who are the Ahlul-Bayt?
    15688 Traditional 2007/05/24
    The Prophet of Islam’s (s) Ahlul-Bayt are the same as the people of the cloak: Prophet Muhammad (s), ‘Alī, Fātimah, Hassan, and Hussayn (a). The proof for this is numerous traditions narrated by Shia and Sunni scholars. These traditions are found in more than seventy famous Sunni and Shia sources. ...
  • Why do Shias believe in the Imams and their Imamate?
    14782 Traditional 2010/04/08
    I believe that you are asking how we can find out if someone is really an Imam or not. However, before answering this question, we should first understand why we need to believe in the concept of Imamate.Imamate is an important issue in Islam, and it is the last stage ...
  • If you Shias are right about Muawiyah being a ‘factory’ of hadith fabrication, show me some hadiths that have praised Muawiyah and Yazid in Sunni sources. If you are right, then cite one example.
    13976 Contextual study 2010/09/20
    There is no doubt that ahadith have been fabricated in praise of Muawiyah. Some have even written books in his praise, such as Ibn Hajar, whose book is titled “Tat’hir al-Jinan wa al-Lisan”. Also, some who refused to write such books were scolded and accused of being associated with the ...

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