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  • When was visiting graves allowed given the fact that it was, for some time in the early period of Islam, unlawful to visit graves?
    437 زیارت قبور و بنای مراقد 2017/01/21
    Among the practices which, in the early period of Islam, were forbidden was visitation of graves. Visiting graves was prohibited for a number of reasons. As the Islamic society developed and grew more mature, a suitable environment to deal with this issue came into being. The Holy ...
  • What is Mudharabah?
    4972 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/07/19
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  • Is Wali al-Faqih infallible according to you?
    2567 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/11/08
    According to traditions and sayings of the Infallibles (a.s), infallibility is restricted to 14 people including the Prophet (s), Hazrat Zahra (s.a) and the 12 Shiite Imams. Therefore, Wali al-Faqih is not among them. However, according to the verses of the Holy Quran and traditions, it is mandatory ...
  • What are the different stages and levels of religion?
    3622 Philosophy of Religion 2008/10/12
    The main stages of religion are as follows:1- The “nafsul-amr” religion: What exists in the knowledge of Allah (swt) regarding the guidance of man to his eternal prosperity and salvation, is the “nafsul-amr” religion. In other words, the nafsul-amr religion is the way of life for man from ...
  • What is Imam Ali’s (a) viewpoint on the intellect of women versus that of men?
    9102 Contextual study 2010/08/17
    Imam Ali (a) has never said that men are higher and more superior than women in terms of intellect and emotions. What has been attributed to Imam Ali (a) in the Nahjul Balagha, if it is authentic in its narration, relates to a very specific ...
  • What are the conditions of divorce?
    3276 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/11
    If you were interested in living with your husband, you should have made every effort to save the marriage. In fact, you could have done something to draw your in-laws' attention and make your husband love you. If you think you made every necessary effort, you should never think that ...
  • Have any Shia books said that Fatima (sa) was angry at Ali (as)?
    3958 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 ...
  • What are the characteristics of a true qari (one who recites the Quran) according to Imam Sadiq (as)?
    9221 Quranic Studies 2008/08/18
    Imam Sadiq (as) has stated some traits and characteristics for those who want to be qaris (experts in the field of recitation) of the Holy Quran. Some of these characteristics are as follows: Accepting the wilayah (authority) of the Ahlul-Bayt, reciting its verses correctly, to be influenced by ...
  • In Shi’a narrations have some Muslim individuals been called Fir’aun (Pharaoh) or Hamaan?
    2085 Hadith 2014/09/23
    Considering some of the similarities that exist between individuals, sometimes one person’s name may be used figuratively for someone else. This custom is prevalent in all languages and may be a reference to a positive or negative aspect. This is also not limited to human beings.
  • Does verse 159 of Surah al-An\'am make reference to disunity and discord in the religion of Islam or to all divine religions?
    4223 دین اسلام 2015/06/18
    The Holy Quran says in verses 159 of Chapter al-An'am: «إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَ كانُوا شِيَعاً لَسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِي شَيْ‏ءٍ إِنَّما أَمْرُهُمْ إِلَى اللَّهِ ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُمْ بِما كانُوا يَفْعَلُونَ‏» "Surely they who divided their religion into parts and became sects, you ...