Who has more power and influence, God or Satan?
5201 2019/06/12 ابلیس و شیطانUndoubtedly the power of God who is the Creator of of all things is more than Satan in all matters. However when Prophet Adam peace be upon him obeyed Satan s advice and refused to obey God s command
Considering verse 70 of Surah al-Isra, is mankind superior to all other beings or to only some of them?
11275 2015/09/14 ExegesisGod the Exalted says in the Quran regarding the status of mankind in the universe that He granted the offspring of Adam dignity and made them excel other creatures. As for whether or not man is super
Is man superior to all other creatures in the universe? Is it possible that another creature more superior to man might exist in the universe?
15592 2015/09/14 خلقت انسانAccording to us it is inferred from the Quranic verses and narrations about creation of man that he is superior to all other creatures in this mode of existence including all earthly and celestial be
What is the Islamic law on breastfeeding in the state of janabat (ritual impurity) and sexual intercourse in the presence of a breastfeeding child?
35916 2015/01/05 Laws and JurisprudenceRitual purity ( wduhu and ghusl ) are very effective on the child s upbringing and education and it is better or the mother not to breastfeed her child whilst she is in the state of ritual impurity (
Is it permissible to use dead fetal bodies (aborted human bodies) for research?
5668 2014/06/23 گوناگونMost jurisprudents and religious authorities do not allow a human body ( embryo or born human being ) to be dissected. However, some other scholars [ 1 ] say in this regard that if a human body is dis
What is meant by this saying of Imam Ali, "Do you suppose that you are only a small body, while the macrocosm is placed within you?"
30477 2014/05/14 Contextual studySome mysticism and literary books have ascribed poems to Imam Ali ( A.S ) . For instance, it has been said that Imam Ali ( A.S ) said: Do you suppose that you are only a small body, while the macrocos
Why is Shaitan an enemy of mankind? Has man done anything wrong to man?
8582 2013/12/05 TraditionalThere are many verses in the Holy Quran that make clear reference to enmity between man and Shaitan ( the devil ) . [ 1 ] It is for the same hostile relations that human beings have been alarmed and w
Which is the verse that says that our knowledge is just a small drop in an ocean?
23136 2013/07/15 ExegesisThe point in the question has been mentioned by a number of the verses of the Quran. In some of its verses, the Quran says that if all the oceans were ink, God s knowledge would not be exhausted and t
How can we differentiate between a divine test and a divine punishment?
13299 2012/05/26 TraditionalSome of the calamities and hardship we endure in our lives are definitely a part of divine trial and tribulations that are aimed to make us choose our path and adopt our strategy and position against
From the Islamic and Shi’a point of view, where exactly does man have free will in?
6945 2012/04/21 TraditionalIslamic texts ( the ahadith and the Quran ) clearly stipulate that man has free will. This does not mean that man has complete freedom and no other power or factor limits his will. Man has control o
According to the Holy Quran, what are the ways through which mankind is put to test?
9082 2012/04/18 ExegesisGod says in the Holy Quran that Allah created death and life, that He may try which of you is best in deed. The concept of divine test is very different from the tests carried out by human beings in r
Why don't Shiite scholars and intellectuals embark on reciprocating Wahabi assaults on Shia and why do they abstain from explaining the principles of their religion?
6950 2011/09/12 TraditionalNo Muslim intellectual entertains any doubt about the importance of unity in Islamic society because discord and disunity lead to disintegration of the very basis of the religion of Islam. Unity means