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  • Why is it necessary for the imam to be infallible and how can one tell that an imam is infallible or not?
    6388 Traditional
    In contrast to the Sunni school of thought, the Shia believe that the imam is equal to the prophet in all matters other than receiving revelation. Therefore, he has to be infallible from sin and mistake just like the prophets. Nevertheless, Sunnis believe imamate to be a social ...
  • When we say Almighty Allah, does it account for all attributes or only for the power and might of Allah?
    5192 Traditional
    At the level of His essence, when we say He is the Almighty, it accounts for all of His attributes. That is, there is no difference which attribute we use to refer to His essence. On the other hand our minds have no understanding of God's attributes ...
  • Before the Islamic Revolution who was the Wali Faqih?
    6077 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The concept of Welayat al Faqih (Authority and Governance of the Jurist) is a long known, well-established and original one in Shiite ideology. With the start of the major occultation in the year 326 hijri great scholars, i.e. Sheikh Saduq (381 H.), Sheikh Mofid (413 ...
  • What does it mean to think well and avoid suspicion about God? How can we get rid of suspicion towards God?
    4331 گناه و رذائل اخلاقی
    There are verses in the Quran which condemns suspicion and bad expectations of God.[1] As well, there are also narrations which, somehow, deal with the subject of good and bad expectation of God, the Exalted: The Commander of the Faithful, Ali (AS) says: "Whoever ...
  • How can a person be forgiven for his sins?
    6857 Practical
    There are many ways mentioned below that one can be forgiven and purified from his sins and misdeeds:1- Repenting according to its conditions and returning to Allah. 2- Doing extraordinary good deeds that cause the ...
  • What is the limit of freedom in Islam and Shi’ism?
    6075 Traditional
    Depending on the contexts, freedom has different meanings and the limits of freedom are different with the difference of its meanings:1- Freedom in the sense of existential independence, something exclusive to an absolute being and to God, the Exalted who ...
  • Are there any Sunni sources that have spoken of the alteration of the Quran?
    7101 Quranic Studies
    Many hadiths can be found in Sunni references [some of those references being the Sihah Sittah, which are the most authentic books of the Sunni school of thought] that say some verses of the Quran have been omitted, namely the verse of stoning. Nevertheless, although these hadiths exist ...
  • Do Christians acknowledge Prophet Khidhr?
    4944 تاريخ بزرگان
    There is no mention of Khidhr in the Bible, and it is unlikely to find mention of his name or anything related to him in any other books of Christianity. Of course, you should also know that in the holy Quran the specific name of “Khidhr” is not ...
  • Is Islam a religion of peace and brotherhood, or a religion of war and violence?
    6694 Modern
    The Holy Quran has verified the fact that Islam is a religion of peace and tranquility by saying: “Oh ye who believe! Enter into peace and tranquility altogether and follow not the footsteps of Satan; for he is to you a clear enemy”.But one must note that some ...
  • What is the ruling on dog leather?
    4458 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Dogs and pigs, and all of their body parts are najis. Therefore, their leather is also najis.The grand maraje’ state: Dogs and pigs that live on land are najis, including their hair, bones, paws, nails, and any wetness they excrete.[1]For further information on the ...