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  • What is zina muhsanah?
    1957 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/04/14
    Zina denotes copulation with other than one’s legal spouse (permanent or temporary), which the Quran labels as a grave sin, about which Allah has said: “Do not approach fornication. It is indeed obscene and an evil way.”[1],[2] If this act is committed by a married man or woman, it will be ...
  • What is the Sunni viewpoint regarding the Mus’haf of Imam Ali (as)?
    3899 Contextual study 2010/04/06
    What is meant by the Mus’haf of Imam Ali (as) is the Quran in which he compiled after the passing of the prophet (pbuh). In this Quran things like the exact order of the verses and surahs according to the time of their revelation have been mentioned, all in compliance ...
  • What duties does a child have when it comes to parents?
    1789 Practical 2011/12/21
    The importance of fulfilling the rights of parents (father and mother) has been recognized by the Quran to be so high that in several verses, it has been demanded immediately after forbidding shirk (polytheism) and has been known as one of the most virtuous acts in the ahadith. A few ...
  • How is it possible for an individual to acquire the ability to interpret drams? Is there any authentic hadith (tradition) in this regard?
    2089 Contextual study 2010/10/17
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • How come although all of us gave an oath in the Alame-Arwah, there are still people who have religions other than Islam?
    4530 Traditional 2009/03/14
    In our religious texts and scriptures, a realm or world by the name of Dharr has been spoken of. There are differences between the scholars regarding what this realm exactly is. Nevertheless, the viewpoint which seems to be the best of all is the one that says Allah (swt) has ...
  • Was Hazrat Adam (P.B.U.H.) Black?
    3487 Exegesis 2006/11/25
                There are several interpretations in the Quran on the creation of man, which show that the creation of man had several stages, which were as follows:[1]  Creation from dirt:O people! If you are in doubt of the resurrection, [consider that] we indeed created you from dust…[2] Mixing dirt with water ...
  • What is the ruling on forming lines in congregational, when a third person joins in?
    2210 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/02/10
    In reference to the incident which you experienced, we must first look at the principals of forming lines in congregational prayer from a fiqhi point of view:The person following in prayer should not be ahead of the person leading the prayer (the Imam).[1]It is Mustahab (merited) that if there is ...
  • What are the political thoughts of Imam Khomeini?
    2863 Philosophy of Politics 2012/05/12
    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 personality who authored numerous works in mysticism, jurisprudence, philosophy, theology and politics and in view of ...
  • Is it necessary to get permission before eating something from its owner?
    1558 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/08/18
    According to Islam, it is clear that in addition to one’s food being halal (religiously edible) and pure (not najis), it also needs to be mubah, meaning that its owner must be happy and content with you eating it and that you have to know that he is happy about ...
  • Please explain the meanings of the names and attributes of Allah (swt).
    1834 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; ...

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  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    46979 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?
    45599 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)?
    23647 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?
    19444 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?
    19164 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?
    17160 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?
    16431 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?
    14892 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?
    13842 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 ...
  • What is Islam’s view on dinosaurs?
    13569 Exegesis 2007/02/26
                The Quran is a book of guidance and everything which supports this goal [of guidance] has been mentioned in this Holy Book. The method used in expressing matters is: focusing on the general aspects and less on the details and particulars, and the reason for that may be the ...

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