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  • What is the Islamic point of view about exaggeration and overstatement?
    2560 گناه و رذائل اخلاقی 2013/12/05
    Lying is considered to be one of the greater sins as it is among the indecent acts.[1] In the sayings of the Ahlul-Bayt (AS), lying has been termed as the key to sins and evils. [2] Nevertheless, there are exceptions where ...
  • What legal reference do we have for Eid Nowruz?
    15448 Contextual study 2011/05/22
    This eid is an ancient Persian holiday that was marked and celebrated before the emergence of Islam.There is a hadith from Imam Sadeq (as) in hadith sources regarding Nowruz which the popular vote has verified it to be reliable and therefore they have given the fatwa to the ...
  • Please explain the intellectual and logical reasons that prove tawhid.
    6536 Traditional 2012/01/15
    Tawhid, which is amongst the most prominent principles of all Abrahamic faiths, means to believe there is only one god, and is the opposite of polytheism (shirk). Tawhid also includes denying any parallel, resembling being or any sort of imaginative or physical composition for God.Many arguments have ...
  • How is it possible to differentiate between someone who falsely claims to be a prophet and one who is a true prophet?
    885 وحی 2017/05/22
    1. In Arabic, the term ‘wahy’ literally means giving a message quickly and secretly. In Islamic terminology, ‘wahy’ is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with Allah, with or without an intermediary. 2. Not only ‘wahy’ in its literal meaning ...
  • The cursing which is found in Ziyarat Ashura also includes Yazid\'s son. Considering that his son was a good man, how can we consider Ziyarat Ashura as authentic and reliable?
    8448 Contextual study 2012/04/04
    All the Banu Umayyah [lit. Sons of Umayyah] including Yazid's son have been cursed in Ziyarat Ashura. However, according to some historians Yazid's son and a few other people from the same clan rendered some good humanitarian services to the people of their time. Apparently, the ...
  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    61701 Exegesis 2008/05/11
    One should be aware that although the imam’s names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, haven’t been mentioned in the Quran, nevertheless, their names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, can be found in the Prophet’s sayings. One very good example is the hadith of Ghadir which is considered the official announcement of the appointment of ...
  • What is the meaning behind the concept of Wilayah Takwini and what is its connection with the Infallible Imams (a)?
    6761 Theoretical 2010/08/14
    Wilayah in lexicon means the coming of something right after another, without any space existing in between them. This calls for the closeness and nearness of these two to each other. Wilayah has been used to denote love and friendship, victory and assistance, following and submission, as well ...
  • What is the origin and growth of Shi‛ism?
    3519 Modern 2006/08/21
    Shi‛ism began with a reference made for the first time to the partisans of Ali (shi‛ah-i‛Ali), the first leader of the Household of the Prophet, during the lifetime of the Prophet himself. The course of the first manifestation and the later growth of Islam during the twenty-three years of prophecy ...
  • Who is Dhul-Qarnayn?
    10861 تاريخ بزرگان 2009/07/19
    The name “Dhul-Qarnayn” has been mentioned in surah Kahf.As for who exactly Dhul-Qarnayn was in history, there are differences of opinion amongst historians and commentators of the Quran.Yet, taking into consideration the attributes of Dhul-Qarnayn that the Quran has mentioned, one can ...
  • What is the Islamic law about smoking cigarette or hookah?
    4833 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/06/21
    Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani's opinion regarding the foregoing question is as under: "Smoking tobacco (cigarettes and hookah) is absolutely haram because it is injurious to health."It should be noted that the jurisprudential argument of the verdict of Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani concerning the ...

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