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  • Why did Allah (swt) create the foreskin which is removed during circumcision?
    13821 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/02/09
    Because of its many benefits, circumcision has been made obligatory in some religions like Islam. Some of those benefits are: prevention of infants and babies from infection of the urinal tract, penile cancer prevention, prevention of aids, etc. As for why Allah (swt) created the foreskin in the ...
  • Why was Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) allowed to have more than four wives?
    10424 The infallibles 2007/04/05
    The topic of the prophet of Islam’s (P.B.U.H.) marriages and number of spouses is a subject which has been questioned very much. In reference to this issue, we should mention first of all that before the ruling for the impermissibility of ...
  • Is the hadith of Raf’ al-Qalam and the idea that the Shi’ites are absolved of religious duty on the ninth of Rabī’ al-Awwal authentic and valid?
    4140 Traditional 2012/05/21
    This hadith not been narrated in the main and prominent sources of hadith. In addition, what is meant by the absolvement of religious duty (رفع القلم) is that their sins are forgiven because of the pain and suffering they have tolerated in this world, rather than ...
  • What are the guidelines of Islam for men's attire and cleanliness?
    5202 Practical 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 ...
  • Does Imam Mahdi (aj) have a spouse and children?
    13085 Traditional 2009/08/15
    Although it is possible for the imam (as) to have a spouse and children, and such a matter is in no way in conflict with his occultation, nevertheless, there isn't any substantial hadithic reasoning that proves anything regarding this subject. It can be said that just as how ...
  • Why did our imams practice polygamy?
    4228 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 ...
  • What causes jello to become haram or halal?
    9515 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/02/14
    There exists different types of jello; some are deemed halal, others haram. The criterion which classifies jello as being either halal or haram to consume, is that of its initial ingredients. Assuming the latter are all ‘herbal’, all jello types – domestic/foreign – are halal and permissible to consume. However, ...
  • If every wish is supposed to be granted through dua, then what is our own role in our lives?
    4358 Theoretical 2011/10/23
    The religion of Islam is a religion that combines between the exterior and the interior, the material and spiritual aspects. God is the creator of the wind and cloud, and rainfall depends on the rules which He has embedded in the nature, yet God says that the cause of ...
  • Why is Shia the best religion?
    16131 Traditional 2010/09/05
    The superiority of the Shia religion is because of its being the "true" religion and there is only one true religion in all times and ages. As for other religions, they are either invalid and baseless or defunct and abrogated. Today, the true and righteous religion is the religion of ...
  • Is there any saying from Imam Reza (a.s) in which eating grapes at night may have been discouraged?
    5767 Contextual study 2010/12/14
    As per the research we have conducted, not only there is not such a saying in our textual sources (hadith books) but to the contrary, we came across narrations which expressly indicate that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and the imams (a.s.) ate grapes even at night. Example: 1. One ...

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