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  • What is the story of Salih’s she-camel in the Quran and the controversy that exists surrounding its death?
    10317 Exegesis 2012/09/13
    One of the methods used by the Quran through its verses is the use of ijmal and tafsil (brevity and detail). There are three verses among the verses concerning the event of the death of Salih’s she-camel. The verses attribute the killing to the entire Samood tribe. ...
  • Why has the position of imamate been transferred from generation to generation, from father to son in our religion?
    4327 Traditional 2010/09/22
    The position of imamate is bestowed only upon those who posses [specific] conditions, such as infallibility, abundant knowledge, etc., and no one except God has knowledge and awareness of these conditions and who truly possesses them.  Thus, even before the creation ...
  • Why did our imams practice polygamy?
    4565 Traditional 2008/08/18
    There are many reasons behind marriage; spiritual calmness and tranquility, fulfillment of reproductive needs and desires, having a partner in life and the continuation of generations. Giving shelter and asylum to women without an abode, protecting society from corruption, and the conditions of the ...
  • Is it permissible to name a village mosque and the only mosque in a village as central mosque?
    1590 احکام مساجد و مکانهای مقدس 2015/05/03
    There is no problem in doing so. In case the mosque does not belong to a particular group of people or ethnicity, it would be considered as the central mosque. Index: Some grand religious authorities have responded to this question.[i] Grand Ayatollah Khamenei ...
  • are the reasons that prove the Quran has not been altered?
    6722 Traditional 2010/07/22
    The distortion of the Quran has a broad meaning that covers all possible changes, whether it’s the adding of words, omitting of words, changing the combination of the words or changing the combination of different phrases. Muslim Scholars have mentioned several reasons that prove the Quran has not ...
  • How to cure our psychological obsession?
    2909 وسواس 2015/09/14
    Apart from the infallibles, other people might, at times, experience ebbs and flows, ups and downs in their beliefs and conviction. Thus they might doubt the existence of God or the genuineness of a divine injunction or start having disorders in their practices but they get back ...
  • Which of the two versions of Hadith Thaqalayn are more authentic?
    6152 سرنوشت حدیث 2015/06/18
    The text of the report transmitted by Ahl-e Sunnah in Sahih Muslim, Sahih Timidhi and Musnad of Ahmad bin Hanbal is as such: "The Book of Allah and my progeny ('itrah)" This is the famous version of the tradition found in their books. However, there is another ...
  • Do Shiite scholars consider Sulaym bin Qays\' book as authentic and reliable or not?
    4336 Science of narrators 2015/09/14
    Sulaym bin Qays Helali Koofi is known for the book he has left behind, a book which has given rise to different controversies over the centuries with a great many scholars talking for and against it. Generally, the viewpoints about Sulaym's book can be categorized into three ...
  • What does Islam recommend for a man to be cleaned and well-dressed?
    5532 Theoretical 2012/02/14
    Observing cleanliness is necessary everywhere and for all – men and women. One should always keep his body and clothes clean and tidy. He should wash his hands and face every morning, brush his teeth and comb his hair. Islam highly recommends observance of cleanliness and ...
  • Does a virgin girl need to get her father’s permission for marriage?
    3448 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/20
    The maraje’ consider the permission of the father or paternal grandfather [in the case of her not having a father] of a virgin girl necessary for her marriage[1].[2] The baligh virgin girl who can distinguish between what is ...

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