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  • Are natural disasters forms of divine punishment or do they have natural causes?
    15335 Traditional 2010/03/13
    The purpose behind natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and storms, cannot only be viewed as forms of divine punishments, they are also designed to remind us of God's blessings. They help us to avoid being negligent, they allow our natural talents to blossom, they help revive ...
  • Did Umar scold and punish Abu-Hurairah as a result of him forging hadiths?
    41845 Science of narrators 2008/07/02
    Bukhari, Muslim, Dhahabi, Imam Abu Ja’far Iskafi, Muttaqi Hindi and others have reported that the second khalifah, whipped Abu-Hurairah as a result of him going too far in forging hadiths from the Prophet (pbuh) and strongly prohibited him from narrating any more till the end of his reign.The reason ...
  • Why have the Shia gone astray?
    8163 Traditional 2009/04/20
    In order to answer this question, a few points need to be made:1- If what you mean by “Shia” are the wrong and unacceptable acts that some Shia do, it is unfair to relate these wrong acts to the entire Shia school of thought; that is because Islam ...
  • What are the objects on which zakat is either obligatory or recommend? Is zakat payable on currency notes?
    9521 Practical 2013/10/19
    It is obligatory to pay Zakat on nine well-known things as mentioned in the Epistles of Islamic Laws. Also, there are certain things from which Zakat is mustahab (recommended) to pay, as stated in jurisprudential and hadith sources. Those things are the female horse (mare), peas, lentils ...
  • Why is rabbit meat haram?
    53365 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/02/08
    There are hadiths that tell us rabbit meat is haram. Therefore, this is Allah’s (swt) rule on the matter, and we have to follow Allah’s (swt) orders because they are His orders, not because in some cases we might know the some of the many reasons behind them. ...
  • Does God accept converting to Islam by way of Taqlid (following a religious expert)?
    7073 Traditional 2009/08/22
    We will not be excused in the hereafter if we have no reason for our beliefs except for a blind taqlid and the following of our fathers, whereas we know neither our fathers are men of learning, insight and thinking, nor have been ...
  • Is it permissible to give Khums and Sahme Sadaat to poor and indigent Seyyeds without the permission of the Mujtahid?
    11907 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 ...
  • Did the Prophet and the Imams (PBUT) combine the Dhuhr and Asr prayers?
    8167 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/22
    Taking note of the Shia and Sunni traditions that have been passed down to us, the Prophet (PBUH) would both combine the Dhuhr and Asr, and the Maghrib and Isha prayers, as well as pray them separately.The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) would at ...
  • Islam and Imam Khomeini’s viewpoint on fun, recreation and joking.
    9157 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: ...
  • If prayer is the pillar of faith, why is it considered to be part of the branches of religion?
    4044 کلیات 2017/01/21
    The fundaments of faith or principles of religion are the religious tenets which man believes in with his own insight and understanding without relying on others. It is only after believing in those fundamentals of faith that he becomes Muslim and should start fulfilling individual and social ...