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  • What are the fundamentals and principles of Islam?
    3849 Traditional 2012/04/24
    Literally Islam means “submission” and the religion of Islam is called Islam because it seeks man’s submission to the will of God, the Lord of the worlds. Thus, Islam requires man to surrender himself to the One God and worship none other than Him. In ...
  • How can a person be forgiven for his sins?
    4362 Practical 2010/12/21
    There are many ways mentioned below that one can be forgiven and purified from his sins and misdeeds:1- Repenting according to its conditions and returning to Allah. 2- Doing extraordinary good deeds that cause the ...
  • What is the Islamic law concerning marriage between a Sayed and a non-Sayed?
    4500 History of Fiqh 2010/11/28
    There is no problem in the marriage between Sayed girls or women with non-Sayed Shiite men as it is not necessary for Sayed girls and women to marry Sayed men[1]. None of the jurists have forbidden such a marriage.For instance, Grand Ayatollah Saafi ...
  • What is Islam's viewpoint regarding reincarnation?
    7205 Traditional 2010/01/21
    A few centuries back in India a theory known as "reincarnation" was developed concerning the consecutive return of souls to this world after death. During the ages this theory was gradually taken into serious consideration by people all around the world and even became, for some, a part ...
  • What is the meaning of the tradition attributed to Abu Basīr which mentions seeing God before the Day of Judgment?
    3172 Theoretical 2012/04/14
    There is no way to see God for He is all encompassing and cannot be encompassed. Nonetheless, in a manifestational sense, He can be seen in every single being, as the Quran has mentioned the following in this regard: “To whichever direction you turn, there is the ...
  • Did angels and jinns come to the help of Imam Hussein in Karbala? Why didn’t the Imam accept their offer?
    8740 تاريخ بزرگان 2010/04/20
    Some of our hadith sources contain hadiths narrated from the ma'sumin mentioning how Allah (swt) sent help for Imam Hussein by the jinns and angels.Of course, this isn't something unusual and has happened before; jinns, angels and any other means of ...
  • Have any Shia books said that Fatima (sa) was angry at Ali (as)?
    4165 زندگی با امیر المؤمنین ع 2012/09/10
    1. The first hadith (tradition) in ‘Elal al-Sharaye’ is regarding a person who lied to Lady Fatima Zahra about Ali seeking the hand of Abul Jahl’s daughter for marriage. In reality, there was no such incident and the false news about Ali bin Abi Talib (as) was ...
  • Can one do Istikharah for marriage?
    3320 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 ...
  • Is it permissible to name a village mosque and the only mosque in a village as central mosque?
    1327 احکام مساجد و مکانهای مقدس 2015/05/03
    There is no problem in doing so. In case the mosque does not belong to a particular group of people or ethnicity, it would be considered as the central mosque. Index: Some grand religious authorities have responded to this question.[i] Grand Ayatollah Khamenei ...
  • Who are the Magi?
    6665 Traditional 2009/07/19
    The term “Magus” which is used to denote the Zoroastrians in Arabic, derives from “Magoosh” or “Magoo” of the ancient Persian language. (The word Magic comes from this term). After entering the Arabic language, it changed to Magus. Zoroastrianism, which is the religion of ...

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