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  • What are the “Arsh” and “Kursiyy”?
    12880 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.
  • Why does God command us not to prostrate for anyone other than Him but He contradicts His Own saying by commanding angels to prostrate in front of man?
    6408 Traditional 2011/02/13
    Servitude to anyone other than God is undesirable and prohibited and similarly prostration is not permissible, if it implies glorifying and worshipping someone other than God. However, if the very prostration in front of man and to respect him is done in compliance with God's order and to fulfill ...
  • What is the meaning of "Shaf'a Prayer" and what is its relationship with intercession?
    7362 نماز 2014/09/09
    The word "shaf'" literally means adding something to something else. It also means "even" as opposed to odd. The Quranic verse says "wash-shaf'a wal-watr" in which "shaf' means even while "watr" means "one".[1] " Shafa'ah" (intercession) is derived from "shaf'" which means adding something ...
  • 7717 فنا 2012/11/01
    Annihilation is defined as "total destruction" or "complete obliteration" of an object. It is the opposite of permanence, subsistence and continuance. To explain further, God is from the category of permanence and continuance and other existents are from the category of non-existence and annihilation. Technically, ...
  • What are the conditions for one to be considered Muslim or a believer?
    10971 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/09/15
    Islam and Iman or faith (which are two terms referring to two different things) have different levels and degrees. The first degree, which is referred to as “Islam”, can be reached when one says the shahadatain (the two statements of “There is no God ...
  • What was the first fruit eaten by Adam on earth?
    22638 پیامبران و کتابهای آسمانی 2014/09/23
    The story of Adam and Eve residing in Paradise and their expulsion from there occurs in the Holy Quran. For information about this topic, read the following answers on our website: "The Sin of Adam and Eve", question 203. "Angels Prostrating Themselves before Adam as Narrated in ...
  • Is seeing God with the heart what is meant by seeing God with discerning insight?
    6585 Practical 2012/05/21
    Seeing God with our discerning insight, which has been mentioned in Imam Ali’s (A.S.) words falls under the theological discussion of seeing God. According to the sound assessment regarding this topic, seeing Him with the physical eye, which is a completely distinguished matter from divine intuition, is ...
  • For what purpose do the dwellers of paradise of consent need intercession from angels?
    3636 Exegesis 2019/06/12
    God is pleased by those who have faith and right deeds. But since faith and right deeds have severity and weakness and have different levels, therefore God's pleasure towards them also differs. Paradise also according to the levels of faith and the quality of the right deeds ...
  • Are al-Bayan, al-Iftikhariya and Al-Tatanjiya sermons which are found in Mashariq al-Anwar of Shaykh Rajab Borsi, authentic?
    10819 روایات و دعاهای برجای مانده 2014/02/06
    Al-Iftikhariya Sermon In his Mashariq al-Anwar,[1] Hafez Rajab Borsi has narrated from Asbagh bin Nabatah a relatively long sermon named Al-Iftikhar Sermon which the narrator has attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). In that sermon, Imam Ali (A.S) introduces himself with these words: "I am ...
  • Can you shed some light on the scope and limits of wilayat-e faqih (rule of jurisprudent)?
    5752 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/04/26
    The evidence and proofs supporting the rule of the jurisprudent (wilayat-e faqih) during the period of the occultation consider the jurisprudent as the ruler of Islamic society and deputy of the Infallibles, peace be upon them. What is in fact necessary for leadership and administration of society ...

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