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  • Before the Islamic Revolution who was the Wali Faqih?
    7018 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/09/06
    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 ...
  • Do the Holy Prophet’s parents enter Paradise?
    12933 Traditional 2012/06/19
    Based on the verses of the Holy Quran, belief in God and good deeds are generally the most important requirements for entering Paradise. Shia scholars and also a number of Sunni sects believe that the Holy Prophet's parents and ancestors were monotheists and good doers. Shaykh ...
  • What is the meaning of Labbayk?
    15596 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/05/21
    Labbayk means to answer in the affirmative, to agree with and accept an invitation[1], an acceptance accompanied with honor, respect and praise. This term was originally "Labbayna" plus "Lak", and turned to "Labbayk" through combining the two words into one (Idghaam).[2] ...
  • Which heaven was the heaven in which Prophet Adam resided?
    18643 Modern 2010/03/13
    There are different viewpoints regarding this matter amongst Quranic commentators:A number of them believe that Prophet Adam's heaven was simply a beautiful and thriving garden on earth.Some, unlike the first group perceive that it was in the seventh heaven, the reason being that it is said ...
  • I would like to know the methods of religious thought.
    7828 Traditional 2006/07/15
    There are three methods of religious thought in Islam. The Holy Quran in its teachings points to three paths for Muslims to follow in order to comprehend the purposes of religion and the Islamic sciences: (1) the path of the external and formal aspect of religion (the ...
  • What are the methods for distinguishing between the authentic ḥadīths and the unauthentic ones?
    7166 Contextual study 2011/10/23
    Unfortunately, the phenomenon of forging and altering (dass) the text of the ḥadīths by the hypocrites and enemies started from the early periods of Islamic history. They always intended to attack Islam in this dangerous way. However, the Prophet (PBUH) and the Imams (AS) -- and following ...
  • Could you please explain the essence of infallibility? I personally believe only God is infallible.
    5566 Traditional 2012/04/14
    The correct terminology to use here is that God is free from all limitations and flaws, not that He is infallible which is a term used for other than God. That being said, everything other than God is [categorized as] creation and is limited.
  • What is the basis of the disparity in the creation of the creatures? Why is one of them created as a human another as an animal or a plant?
    5392 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/04/12
    The existing system of the world is the most wise and judicious system. It is not only based on knowledge, consciousness and will but is also the most healthy and the best possible system. No better system is possible. The existing world is the most perfect because ...
  • Who are the Akhbaris and the Osolis?
    8431 Philosophy of History 2010/04/19
    The Akhbaris are the adherents of the ahadith whom the Shia call Akhbaris. They do not believe in Ijtihad and only follow the ahadith. On the other side there is a great group of Muslim scholars known as the Osolioon, they believe that the rulings of Islam should ...
  • Is it permissible to evade government tax in non-Islamic countries?
    5533 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/01/10
    The answer given by Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani is as follows:1. You must abide by the rules of the country in which you are living except for when the rules may be opposed to Islamic Shari'ah.