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  • What conditions make it obligatory for one to financially support one’s wife?
    3175 شرائط وجوب نفقه 2012/04/14
    Financially supporting the wife becomes obligatory upon the husband when all the following conditions are met: The marriage contract is a permanent one The female meets the requirements for entering into wedlock (financially supporting a female child who does not meet the requirements for ...
  • How can supernatural acts be explained and proven?
    6030 Quranic Studies 2012/04/21
    “Miracles” in Islamic theological terms are acts that surpass normal limits that challenge others to do the same and are in accordance with the claims of the person performing them. What is meant by surpassing normal limits is that it seems contrary to the laws of nature.
  • What is the Islamic law regarding cleaning Turbah of Imam Hussein (a.s.) when it turns dark?
    4657 دو سجده 2013/05/15
    Based on the sayings of Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.), the soil of Karbala and the Turbah which is associated with the Chief of Martyrs, Imam Hussein (a.s.) enjoys a special significance. Sajda on this soil has been highly recommended by Infallible Imams (a.s.). For information in this regard, you ...
  • What is meant by the ‘Unity of Existence?’
    413 Islamic Philosophy 2019/06/11
    What the philosophers and the mystics mean by the ‘unity of existence’ is not that the whole existing world put together is God; because, the whole collection does not enjoy a ‘real existence and unity’ (wujud wa wehdat-e-haqiqi). Similarly it also does not mean the ‘union’ (ittehad) ...
  • According to the Holy Quran, what are the ways through which mankind is put to test?
    4484 Exegesis 2012/04/18
    God says in the Holy Quran that Allah created death and life, that He may try which of you is best in deed. The concept of divine test is very different from the tests carried out by human beings in respect of one another. Our test is ...
  • What is Musharakah?
    3387 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 ...
  • Can one do Istikharah for marriage?
    3575 Practical 2009/10/22
    Marriage has been one of the most important issues and foundations of human societiy since the beginning of human life on earth. Obviously such a critical issue should be dealt with wisely and with knowledge because it is the starting point of a new family. Marriage entails a ...
  • What are the different stages and levels of religion?
    3999 Philosophy of Religion 2008/10/12
    The main stages of religion are as follows:1- The “nafsul-amr” religion: What exists in the knowledge of Allah (swt) regarding the guidance of man to his eternal prosperity and salvation, is the “nafsul-amr” religion. In other words, the nafsul-amr religion is the way of life for man from ...
  • Are the Imams witnessing our actions?
    3600 Traditional 2011/04/11
    The Quranic verses and also narrations (revayāt) indicate that the Imams (a.s.) are aware of our actions throughout the day and night, and that our deeds are presented to them. As for why one Imam gives advice to another Imam, ...
  • When Allah created material things from absolute nothingness, does it mean that His Power was converted into material power and material form?
    3994 تجلی ذاتی 2013/01/19
    If you mean conversion of divine power into material power, there is no doubt that such a notion is false and it is never true with God. If you mean by the word “conversion” reflection of God’s power, indeed creation from absolute nothingness gives such a meaning ...

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