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  • What was Imam Sadiq (AS)'s argument about God's existence in his debate with Abu Shaker Daysani?
    6865 امام صادق ع
    During the lifetime of Imam Ja'far Sadiq (AS), theological debates and discussions invovling the Imam himself were carried out quite often. One of the most serious topics around which discussions and debates took place was the existence of God. Due, mainly, to the free atmosphere prevailing in ...
  • What acts eliminate major sins?
    3817 Practical
    The sins that people commit are not all alike in terms of their greatness and the forgiveness of different sins depends on the kind of sin that has been committed. Some sins can be forgiven by only saying astaghfurullah once while others may require more effort. We must ...
  • What is religion?
    6265 Philosophy of Religion
    Many different viewpoints and details have been presented regarding the explanation of religion by Westerners. In the holy Quran, the word “din” (religion) has been used for two meanings: 1- Any type of belief in an unseen power, regardless of whether such a belief is right or not: ...
  • What is the ruling regarding taking injections during Ramadhan?
    5392 Laws and Jurisprudence
    There is a difference of opinion amongst scholars regarding this issue. To get a more precise answer, you will have to specify your marja’. Nevertheless, we will list the opinions of different marja’s below:Ayatullahs Bahjat, Imam Khomeini and Khamenei: If an ...
  • Which animals and insects have been named in the Quran?
    43233 Exegesis
    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 Haram to steal something back from someone who has already stolen it from you?
    4435 حقوق مادی
    There is no problem if you believe the object is the one that has been stolen from you and you are not able to take it back legally and peacefully, but it should be done with no mischief. Appendix: The grand jurisprudent’s verdict in this regard is ...
  • Why do prayers have to be performed in five specific times?
    4378 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and they all have a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them and knowing that this is all ...
  • If a Shia deceased man’s mother and brothers are non-Muslims while his paternal or maternal aunt is Sunni, how is his property distributed among the heirs.
    3393 ارث
    1. A Muslim inherits from a non-Muslim, but a non-Muslim does not inherit from a deceased Muslim, even if he be his/her father or son.[1] If some of the heirs are Muslims and some are non-Muslims, only the Muslim heirs inherit from him/her.
  • Do we have free will and, if we do, what is it limited to?
    3999 Traditional
    A lot of times we find ourselves in a path that we must take. This is the path of predestined things in our lives, such as our ethnicity, family, language and physical features like our height and weight. On the other hand, there are many times when we ...
  • What are the signs for the reemergence of the Master of the Age [i.e. the Twelfth Imam]?
    4548 Modern
    The topic of the signs of the re-emergence is a complicated one and calls for a thorough investigation of all the related narrations. However, in brief, the signs fall under two categories. One group consists of those signs which will certainly occur, foreshadowing the re-emergence: the rebellion ...

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