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  • Is there any hadith on prohibition of dancing? If there is any, please mention it.
    4750 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/04
    Before answering the question, we wish to draw your attention to a necessary introduction. You should note that the existence of a tradition in a hadith book does not necessarily mean that we can use the tradition in our arguments or that it is a proof of something. It ...
  • Why did our imams practice polygamy?
    3924 Traditional 2008/08/18
    There are many reasons behind marriage; spiritual calmness and tranquility, fulfillment of reproductive needs and desires, having a partner in life and the continuation of generations. Giving shelter and asylum to women without an abode, protecting society from corruption, and the conditions of the ...
  • In which cases will the contact between a husband wife break wudu?
    6046 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/03/04
    Seven things invalidate wudu: 1. Passing of urine 2. Excretion of stool 3. Passing wind from the rear 4. A sleep, deep enough to restrict sight and hearing. However, if the eyes do not see anything, but the ears can hear, wudu does not become void. 5. Things on account of which a person loses ...
  • Why do prayers have to be performed in five specific times?
    3562 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/01/19
    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 ...
  • What is the \'proof of the veracious\' (burhan al-siddiqin)? Is it the most correct, apposite and strongest proof for the existence of God?
    5389 برهان صدیقین 2013/03/05
    In the history of Islamic philosophy different explanations have been given for this proof [burhan] the first of which has been presented by Bu Ali Sina (Avicenna) in his Isharaat. Meanwhile, one of the best of explanations has been established by Mulla Sadra, the founder of Transcendental ...
  • Do we have more than one “nafsul-amr” religion?
    2981 Philosophy of Religion 2008/10/12
    Both what our minds and intellects and what the Quran and hadiths say are good proof that all humans are common in the “gem of humanity” that they possess (meaning that they have the potential of reaching high stages of nearness to God and perfection). Therefore, the “nafsul-amr” ...
  • What is the Raj’ah? Which people are subject to it and when will it take place?
    4262 Traditional 2009/08/17
    Raj’ah is a Shia Imamiyyah doctrine, which refers to the return of some of the dead to this world before the Day of Judgment and a little after the rise and emergence of Imam Mahdi (as) and before his martyrdom.The Raj’ah isn't something general that takes place for ...
  • How can the contradiction between Islam and Christianity about God having a son be resolved?
    4009 Traditional 2012/04/19
    Based on what has been stated in surah Tawhid, the Muslims believe God to neither have begat a son, nor been begotten himself. All monotheistic religions also hold this same belief, with Christianity being no exception. The reason being that all divine religions are based on man’s ...
  • Why aren’t the imams able to protect their shrines from terrorist attacks?
    3688 Traditional 2008/08/21
    In addition to Wilayah Tashri’i (legislative authority of making things haram or halal), Allah (swt) has given the Prophet (pbuh) and imams (as) Wilayah Takwini (the authority and power of making changes in our material world eg. splitting the moon). They have the ability to make any changes ...
  • Can you introduce some books on daily mustahabb and makruh acts?
    2952 Theoretical 2012/01/17
    We pray for your tawfiq, the books listed below are ones that contain mustahabb daily acts:1- Miftāḥ al-Falāḥ, by Sheikh Baha’i.2- Falāḥ al-Sā’il, by Seyed b. Tawus.3- al-Murāqabāt, by Mirza Jawad Agha Maliki Tabrizi.4- Mafātīh al-Jinān, by Sheikh Abbas Qummi.5- ...

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