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  • What are the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (atf) and the events that shall take place thereupon?
    17490 Traditional 2012/01/28
    Your question concerning the reappearance of the Imam of Time can be investigated around four focal points:First: The signs for his coming are categorized into different groups, one of them being their classification into “certain” and “uncertain” signs: According to some hadiths, five signs are considered “certain” and they ...
  • What is Musharakah?
    3520 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/07/19
    In Islamic fiqh, the term musharakah is used for two meanings:1- For two or more people to have a joint ownership regarding anything that can be owned (let it be wealth, assets or even a right). One of the binding rulings regarding this type of ownership ...
  • Which animals and insects have been named in the Quran?
    41492 Exegesis 2009/12/16
    Approximately 35 animals have been named in the Quran; the birds and insects of which are:Salwa (سلوی)=The quail (Baqarah:57), Ba’uth (بعوض)=Mosquito (Baqarah:26), Dhubab (ذباب)=Fly (Hajj:73), Nahl (نحل)=Honeybee (Nahl:68), Ankabut (عنکبوت)=Spider (Ankabut:41), Jarad (جراد)=Grasshopper (A’raf:133), HudHud (هدهد)=Hoopoe (Naml:20), Ghurab (غراب)=Crow (Ma’idah:31), Ababil (ابابیل)= probably ‘Swallow’ (Fil:3), Naml (نمل)=Ant ...
  • Is it right to limit women?
    3281 Practical 2009/10/22
    The spiritual and moral health of a society depends on that of its individuals; men and women, and the spiritual health of individuals is only reachable through training and raising them correctly.  Islam has provided its followers with many instructions and guidelines regarding raising children (the first stage ...
  • Why do Muslims slaughter sheep and other animals in their religious gatherings?
    10964 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/03/08
    Man is the loftiest of creatures and God has created everything else in the world, including animals, for him so that he can benefit from them (use their meat, a means of transportation, etc.). Slaughtering animals on happy occasions and religious gatherings has been encouraged by religious ...
  • Can one turn back from repentance?
    3086 Practical 2010/11/21
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Is it true that Imam Shafi\'i, the Sunni Imam of the Shafi\'i sect, used to like Ahlul-Bayt (as) and in fact recited poems saying that he himself was a “Rafedhi”?
    15746 تاريخ بزرگان 2012/10/20
    Abu ʿAbdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi‘i is the leader of the Shafi’i school of fiqh (jurisprudence). He was born in Gaza, Palestine and died in Egypt. He was active in juridical matters and his teaching eventually led to the Shafi’i school of fiqh (or Madh’hab) named after ...
  • What is the precise meaning of mockery? Do caricatures qualify as ridicule as well?
    6148 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/15
    Most philologists and interpreters of the Holy Quran consider istihza (ridicule) and tamaskhur (mock) to have the same meaning. The meaning of this term is to humiliate someone and bring their dignity and degree down, or to demean the value of foundational humanitarian and ...
  • There are verses in the Quran about marked stones rained down upon criminals; what does it mean for the stones to be marked?
    1864 Exegesis 2018/05/09
    God, the Exalted, presents the story of Hud tribe in a part of the Chapter Hud (Chap. 11) mentioning that a few angels went to Prophet Lut as guests but in the guise of human beings. The Quran discusses the reaction of some corrupt and mischievous people ...
  • Has divorce ever taken place in the life of the prophet and imams?
    4144 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/09/06
    This issue can be looked at and analyzed from different perspectives, but in short, what can be said about it is as following:Firstly: Although marriage has been encouraged in Islamic sources, and divorce has been looked as the most hated halal act in Allah's (swt) eyes, but in ...

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