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  • What is the relationship between the soul and body?
    20327 Islamic Philosophy 2009/12/28
    Regarding the link and relationship between the soul and body, one must say that the body is one of the several degrees of the soul and spirit, resulting in the body being located in the soul and spirit, not the spirit and soul being trapped in the body, ...
  • Was Imam Ali (as) only the friend, companion and relative of the prophet, or was he more than that?
    8958 Traditional 2011/04/21
    In addition to being related to and a friend and companion of the prophet (pbuh) and his supporter in all phases of his life and in different scenes of defending the religion and spreading the word of the prophet, and also, in addition to ...
  • Which surah is Surah Bani Israel?
    15564 Quranic Studies 2009/11/25
    The seventeenth surah of the Quran, is Surah Bani Israel which contains 111 verses. This surah is also known as surah ‘Isra’ and ‘Subhan’. The reason for naming this surah ‘Bani Israel’ is because in this surah, the different stages and states of Bani Israel have been mentioned ...
  • What is the ruling regarding eating harām (forbidden) food?
    20796 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/10
    One who realizes after eating food that he has eaten a harām meal, in case there was no likelihood of the food being harām and there were signs indicating that it was halal, for example, he had received the food from a Muslim, such a ...
  • Where does the Imam of Time (atf) live during the occultation?
    6999 Traditional 2010/11/22
    There are three categories of reports in regards to the domicile of the Imam of Time (atf): The first category of reports does not introduce a special residence for the Imam. Although some of the narrations in this category consider the deserts and mountains as his residence, on the whole, ...
  • What should one do if his father's orders contradicts his mother's orders?
    10149 Practical 2010/08/21
    One of the most important wajib acts that has been mentioned in the Quran after believing in one god and rejecting paganism is honoring, respecting and obeying parents. In respect to the cases that the order of each of the parents contradicts the order of ...
  • Please tell me why we have to shorten our prayers when travelling.
    6856 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/02/09
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and they all have a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them and knowing that this is all ...
  • What is the difference between Satan and the carnal soul?
    12166 Theoretical 2013/11/11
    Man's real identity which is called soul has numerous aspects and layers. Quran mentions its three states (carnal, self-reproaching and peaceful). The carnal soul is formed when animalistic desires dominate man. It is a state of human soul that constantly commands human toward vices and to satisfy ...
  • What is the duty of those following the prayer, when the Imam makes a mistake?
    8513 Fiqh 2007/01/10
    Assuming the Imam of a congregational salat either doubts the number of units (rak’ahs) recited or recites the salat in error, the ma’mumin (those following the Imam in salat) may inform the Imam in relation to the number of units, or other duty, as long as they are certain. However, ...
  • Why does the verdict of a marja become invalid after his death?
    7311 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2007/04/08
    It must be known that ijtihad has different elements: some are firm (ex. Quran, prophetic traditions, intellect…) and others are changeable (ex. Subjects and their conditions, knowledge and the understanding of the marja himself). A mujtahid must always be aware of the changeable elements. Hence, it ...

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