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  • Did Umar scold and punish Abu-Hurairah as a result of him forging hadiths?
    16098 Science of narrators 2008/07/02
    Bukhari, Muslim, Dhahabi, Imam Abu Ja’far Iskafi, Muttaqi Hindi and others have reported that the second khalifah, whipped Abu-Hurairah as a result of him going too far in forging hadiths from the Prophet (pbuh) and strongly prohibited him from narrating any more till the end of his reign.The reason ...
  • Is it bad to be alone in a room with a non mahram girl?
    3350 Practical 2012/03/10
    In religious teachings, one of the things man has been advised against in order to protect him from sin, is to be alone with a non-mahram. In his advice to Prophet Musa (AS), Satan says: “O Musa, never be alone with a non-mahram woman, for ...
  • What is the penalty for purposely breaking the fast in Ramadhan?
    3950 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/11/24
    One whom fasting has been made obligatory upon in the holy month of Ramadhan (one who bears all the conditions), yet doesn’t intend on fasting doesn’t have any punishment/penalty, unless he/she executes this intention and practically doesn’t fast, or breaks the fast (of course, one ...
  • What were Islam's propagation methods?
    10677 تبلیغ و گفتگو 2012/08/21
    Propagation means conveying a message and since the mission of all divine prophets particularly the holy prophet of Islam (S) was to bring humanity forth from darkness into light, propagation enjoys significant importance as a means to convey God's message to His servants. Propagation methods in Islam ...
  • Were Imām Sajjād and Imām Bāqir present in Karbalā?
    3382 تاريخ بزرگان 2012/04/16
    In the event of 'Āshūrā which took place during the month of Muḥarram in 61 AH, three noble Imāms were present. Imām Ḥusayn (as) who headed this revolution and was martyred in Karbalā. Imām Sajjād (as), [who] for reasons could not participate in the battle, and ...
  • Are there any guidelines in the Islamic sources about fashion and clothing?
    3482 لباس ها و پوشش ها 2012/07/15
    Although Islam lays great emphasis on spiritual modesty of human beings (clothing of piety), the outward clothing is also a bounty which God, the Exalted, has bestowed exclusively upon human beings out of various beings. For this reason, Islam attaches significant importance to it and it deals ...
  • Is it permissible to use dead fetal bodies (aborted human bodies) for research?
    1931 گوناگون 2014/06/23
    Most jurisprudents and religious authorities do not allow a human body (embryo or born human being) to be dissected. However, some other scholars[1] say in this regard that if a human body is dissected to make medical and scientific discoveries that are needed by ...
  • Why did Islam expand and spread in Asia more than it did in Europe?
    7076 Traditional 2012/04/02
    Islam emerged in Asia and it spread across the Arab world and Asia. There are multiple factors behind the fact that Islam did not spread in Europe. Those factors include the internal discord and conflicts among Muslims themselves and their failure to introduce the true and beautiful image of ...
  • How long will the Imam of Time, Imam Mahdi (AS), will this world rule after he reappears?
    6963 Traditional 2013/12/05
    There are two categories of narrations in this regard which are apparently varied giving differing reports: 1. The first category of narrations has, for the major part, been extracted from Sunni sources.[1] According to it, the period during which the Imam of Time, Imam ...
  • Is it a must that the trousers must not pass the ankle?
    2965 فضایل اخلاقی 2013/05/15
    There is a chapter in Kulayni’s Al-Kafi titled “Tashmir al-Theyab” in which it has been pointed out that it is preferred that the clothe a person wears should not be so long to be dragged on earth. However, despite that, we must not neglect the elements ...