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  • What is the relationship between a name and the named especially in regards to the names of the Infallibles (a.s.)?
    3325 Traditional
    The discussion concerning the prophets’ names and those of the infallible imams (a.s.) and the development of those names in the history of human civilizations would require us to conduct a comprehensive and hermeneutical investigation. The relationship and interconnection between a word and its meaning especially when ...
  • What is Sufism? Was Imam Khomeini (r.a) a Sufi?
    8507 Practical
    The lexical root of 'tasawwuf' is variously traced to sūf "wool", referring to the simple wool-made cloaks the early Muslim ascetics wore and who claimed to purify their inner self from filth and stay away from worldly attractions, thus engaging in so-called spiritual ...
  • What is meant by inner rules in regards to recite the Holy Quran?
    4468 فضایل اخلاقی
    Since the Holy Quran is Allah's words and the Prophet of Islam's (P.B.U.H) miracle, Muslims show the special respect to it even at the advent of Islam. According to the verses of Quran, recommendations and narrations of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H), Muslims have been observing some special ...
  • Is it bad to be alone in a room with a non mahram girl?
    3943 Practical
    In religious teachings, one of the things man has been advised against in order to protect him from sin, is to be alone with a non-mahram. In his advice to Prophet Musa (AS), Satan says: “O Musa, never be alone with a non-mahram woman, for ...
  • When did Shiite jurisprudence and marja\'eyyah begin?
    1413 اجتهاد و مرجعیت در اسلام
    The necessity of taqlid is the result of a rational conclusion based on the need for divine guidance, through the Qur'an and the traditions. Thus, taqlid has its jurisprudential evidence in addition to reason which also admits that a person who is ignorant of religious rules should ...
  • What happened to the Prophet's daughter after his demise?
    4019 تاريخ بزرگان
    There are many ahadith and much that can be said in regard to what took place for Lady Fatimah after the Prophet's demise, but we will only examine one hadith from Sahih Bukhari, the most reliable source of Sunnis, in the detailed answer. ...
  • What is the best name one can pick for their child?
    4048 Contextual study
    Names portray the owner of the name and whenever a name is said, the owner immediately comes to mind, therefore it is important to choose suitable and good names. It has been mentioned in ahadith that the best and most suitable name is one that denotes obedience; the ...
  • If a woman remarries in this world, which husband will be her spouse in heaven?
    4433 Traditional
    When considering the status of a man and woman in the afterlife that were once spouses in this world, several possibilities can be considered:Both the woman and man will be in heaven.The woman will be in heaven ...
  • Did the Holy Prophet (pbuh) order Abu Bakr, during his illness, to lead the congregational prayers?
    8539 تاريخ بزرگان
    Some narrations have been related in the Sunni sources concerning the appointment of Abu Bakr by the Holy Prophet (pbuh) as a prayer leader.  In case we accept them, some unacceptable complications and ambiguities will arise. Even if it is assumed that the Holy Prophet ordered Abu ...
  • Why didn’t Allah miraculously prevent the killing of Imam Hussein (A.S.)?
    7378 The infallibles
    Everything takes place under Allah's will and according to His traditions and the same way Allah had the power to prevent Prophet Ibrahim's blade from cutting he could have also disabled all of the enemies' weapons, and miraculously saved Imam Hussein, but such a miracle did not happen ...