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  • Please mention the five qualities of the Imam according to Quranic ayahs?
    10614 Exegesis
    Subsequent to mentioning the story of rescuing Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Lut and granting Ibrahim (as) righteous children,[1] the Quran reflects on the imamah and leadership of this great Prophet and a number of values, plans and qualities pertaining to this divine position: “A
  • Are Mormons considered “People of the Book”?
    3919 Traditional
    1- Christianity consists of many denominations. One of them which has made a lot of noise in the United States is the sect known as the Mormons, founded by Joseph Smith circa 1820, where they began their activity and propagation as saviors. In his book that he wrote ...
  • Do you get any sawab (reward) when you listen to a speech on Friday?
    5293 Practical
     It is necessary for every Muslim to get acquainted with his religious obligations and know about his duty.[1] Therefore, a person will get sawab by listening to a speech that enables him to become familiar with his religious duties and obligations. The Holy ...
  • Why is there not one source of emulation and one Resalah (Manual of Islamic Laws) keeping in view the fact that Islam is not but one faith?
    4469 نقش اندیشمندان دینی
    According to Islam, Ijtihad[i] is a necessity and the only way through which Islam, the real religion, can survive over the history and ages. Shiite jurisprudents and religious authorities differ on the details of secondary issues, not on the fundamentals of faith, tenets of ...
  • Is ‘Apprehension’ a quality that can be attributed to God?
    3720 Traditional
    Taking into consideration the verse “لا تُدْرِكُهُ الْأَبْصارُ وَ هُوَ يُدْرِكُ الْأَبْصارَ وَ هُوَ اللَّطيفُ الْخَبيرُ”[1], Mudrik (being apprehensive) is one of God’s names.[2] In the Quran and traditions, this attribute (Mudrik)[3] has been mentioned explicitly, thus ...
  • What is Islam for?
    4527 Traditional
    Religion is a set of beliefs associated with practical and moral principles delivered to humankind by God's messengers, for the guidance of man and his eternal prosperity and salvation.According to religious teachings, the necessity of religion is rooted in the fitrah (nature) of man. In the holy Quran, ...
  • Who is responsible for the sustenance of a one’s jobless son?
    3604 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The following is the response of the maraji’ to this question:[1] If one’s child is poor and currently cannot earn his sustenance through a means befitting his status and state, his father is responsible for his (the son) and his (the son’s) ...
  • What are the names of Shia's most important Hadith collections (sources)?
    7100 Theoretical
    The Shia school is very rich in terms of reliable hadith collections thanks to the ahadith of the Holy Prophet (s) and his pure progeny. The infallible Imams, peace be upon them, are the closest people to the Holy Prophet (s) in terms of position and time. They are inerrant ...
  • When does the history of the holy shrine of Lady Ma’sumah start from?
    8791 history of places
    Lady Ma’sumah is the noble daughter of the seventh imam of the Shi’ah, Imam Musa Kaadhim (AS). Her respectful mother is Najmeh Khaatun (AS). She was born on first day of the month of Zee al-Qa'adah in the year 173 A.H./789 A.D., in the holy city of ...
  • Is Hazrat Ali Asgar (AS) buried on the chest of Imam Hossein (AS) in the same grave?
    6954 حوادث بعد از شهادت
    In this regard, Martyr Qadhi Tabatabai (ra) says in the footnote of his book titled "An Investigation into the First Arba'ein of Imam Hussein (a.s)" as such: "This story is heard on the tongues of some people especially those who give lectures on the pulpits that when ...

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