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  • Is the marriage of an adherent and practicing religious girl with a carefree and secular minded boy going to be successful?
    3431 Practical 2011/05/18
    Islam attachesgreat importance to real pleasure and prosperity of human beings through Islamically balanced, highly ethical, well-educated and well-behaved families and happy homes. It has important teachings concerning marriage which must be taken into consideration. They include the ethical and moral adherence of the boy ...
  • Do Shiites differentiate between Allah and Imams?
    3908 Traditional 2012/10/11
    Like all other schools, Shiite school has been encountering extremist groups that are called by different names such as ghulāt (exaggerators), muqassera and nawasib and which have, in the course of history, created difficulties for Shiites and their Imams. Shiite Imams made continuous efforts to protect Shiites ...
  • Why aren't we allowed to commit suicide?
    5114 Practical 2009/09/23
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • What are the outcomes and consequent rulings of liwat?
    4949 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/12/21
    The ugly act of liwat is one of the greatest sins which the Quran introduces as the sin the people of Prophet Lut (pbuh) that brought about their punishment and annihilation from God.[1] This sin entails two types of outcomes; one is taklifi (has to ...
  • What is religion?
    5715 Philosophy of Religion 2008/10/12
    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: ...
  • Why is it not permissible to do taqlid to a deceased Mujtahid?
    3431 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2006/11/26
                Scholars of jurisprudence which say that it is not permissible to do taqlid to a deceased Mujtahid, have a basis for this reasoning and in order to understand it we must refer to ...
  • Why do we have to wear Iḥrām during Hajj?
    3305 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/02/14
    Hajj is [a pilgrimage] filled with mysteries and signs that provoke man into deep thought and guide him [back] towards his fitrah (his inner essence and nature). Therefore it is appropriate that at every step, one pays attention to both the apparent ...
  • How can I find out the timetable for prayer in my country according to Shia scholars?
    4209 Laws and Jurisprudence 2006/12/10
    The criterion in the times to make prayer is sunrise and sunset. According to this, fajr prayer comes in as soon as night is over and the whiteness coming form the east moves up and gradually ...
  • What is the limit of freedom in Islam and Shi’ism?
    3945 Traditional 2010/10/13
    Depending on the contexts, freedom has different meanings and the limits of freedom are different with the difference of its meanings:1- Freedom in the sense of existential independence, something exclusive to an absolute being and to God, the Exalted who ...
  • I want to know the philosophy behind the Kunday niaz (offering) which is given all over my country in the months of Rajab and Sha’ban.
    17848 امام صادق ع 2012/09/24
    1. Nazr (vow) means making it obligatory upon oneself to do some good act, or to refrain from doing an act which is better not to do, for the sake of, or for the pleasure of Allah. [1] Thus, it can be done with ...