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  • Which surah is Surah Bani Israel?
    4475 Quranic Studies 2009/11/25
    The seventeenth surah of the Quran, is Surah Bani Israel which contains 111 verses. This surah is also known as surah ‘Isra’ and ‘Subhan’. The reason for naming this surah ‘Bani Israel’ is because in this surah, the different stages and states of Bani Israel have been mentioned ...
  • What is the Islamic law about a man's relationship with his wife after divorce?
    3087 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/11/08
    It would have been good of you to provide us with details about the said relations and the marriage so that you might not need to study the different rules concerning the circumstances that can be similar to your situation. In any case, we will give ...
  • Was the present Quran compiled by the Holy Prophet (s)?
    5744 Quranic Studies 2011/09/27
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • How can I counter spells?
    3293 Practical 2012/02/15
    Even though spells aren’t superstitious and may have substantial effects, not every person has the power to cast spells. Moreover, most individuals who claim to have the knowledge of casting spells are bogus; they look at this skill as a tool to trick people and make money.The ...
  • What does it mean when it is said that our worship is for our own selves? How is this matter not in conflict with our worship being for Allah (swt)?
    4108 Islamic Philosophy 2009/09/23
    Since Allah (swt) is the All-Wise and doesn’t ever order anyone to do anything that is useless, all of our worship that He himself has commanded us to perform bears benefits for us, and since He is All-Sufficient in essence and has no need for any of our ...
  • Does Heaven and Hell presently exist or not?
    7477 Traditional 2007/04/26
    In accordance with Quranic verses and traditions, the promised Heaven and Hell are presently in existence and will be completely shown in the hereafter where man will be given his everlasting abode in relation to his beliefs, actions, and ethical traits. But, there has been another ...
  • What is the meaning and philosophy of ‘gradual revelation of the Quran’?
    10266 Exegesis 2012/04/04
    1. The word “nuzul” literally means ‘descent’ as stated by the glossaries of the Quran such as Mufradat, Misbah and Aqrab. Raghib says in his Mufradat: “Nuzul” in reality means 'descent from an eminence'. The word 'descent' only points to how important, significant and far-reaching the thing ...
  • What is the position of Islam on democracy?
    4511 System 2010/03/13
    Democracy is a method of organizing society and respecting the majority vote while maintaining individual and civil rights.Although the majority is not necessarily always right[i], the majority can be determining[ii] and can accomplish ...
  • Is paying khums obligatory on my wife’s dowry?
    1032 آنچه خمس بدان تعلق می گیرد 2017/01/25
    According to most of maraja’, since dowry is considered as gift or it will be used in the future, payment of khums is not obligatory on it. However, it is regarded as those things on which payment of khums is obligatory, according to some of maraja’
  • Does spending the expenses of Hajj and Umrah on charity, have the reward of Hajj and Umrah?
    5441 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/12/17
    Hajj to the ‘House of God’ is obligatory to people who have the means once in their lifetimes. Not doing this obligatory action (wajib) has no excuse, just like other obligatory actions. Now in relation to the whole of recommended actions (mustahabaat), such as a mustahab Hajj or ...