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  • Is there a correspondence between different acts of worship and the rewards Allah has promised for them?
    2818 Traditional 2010/12/21
    Promising such rewards does not contradict Allah's justice and doesn’t negate the correspondence between acts and rewards; because if justice means to place everything in its appropriate position, which means that there should be a correspondence between acts and rewards, regarding the examples mentioned, there ...
  • The philosophy as to why saying Āmīn in prayer is impermissible.
    4599 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/03/14
    In accordance to traditions narrated by the Ahlulbayt (as), saying Āmīn in prayer is not permissible; furthermore reciting it [intentionally] invalidates the prayer. In addition, there is no need for evidence to prove the impermissibility [of saying Āmīn], in the sense that prayer is an ...
  • What difference does Wilayah and the system of Wilayah have with a monarchial system?
    2502 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/09/22
    There exist fundamental differences between a Wilayi system of government and a monarchial system of government. These differences can be broken down into the following summary points:A- In terms of their legitimacy, Wilayi systems derive their authority from God, while monarchial systems derive their authority from the ...
  • How divorce is granted?
    2410 طلاق 2014/10/15
    1. Divorce is a one-sided contract (which is one of the unilateral obligations "iqa'at") and it is carried out by the husband unilaterally even though the woman may not consent to it." Therefore, a man can divorce his wife one-sidedly in accordance with the rules prescribed by ...
  • Do we have to recite surah Fatihah in prayer?
    2189 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/01
    In the first and second rak’ahs of the daily prayers, one must recite surah Fatihah and another entire surah after it; there is no difference between men and women in this ruling.[1] (Of course, this is when one is praying by himself, but ...
  • Is ‘Apprehension’ a quality that can be attributed to God?
    2644 Traditional 2012/04/17
    Taking into consideration the verse “لا تُدْرِكُهُ الْأَبْصارُ وَ هُوَ يُدْرِكُ الْأَبْصارَ وَ هُوَ اللَّطيفُ الْخَبيرُ”[1], Mudrik (being apprehensive) is one of God’s names.[2] In the Quran and traditions, this attribute (Mudrik)[3] has been mentioned explicitly, thus ...
  • What is the scope of the mind in Islam and when and where can one use it regarding religious matters?
    4817 Modern 2010/01/06
    The mind is the most valuable faculty that Allah (swt) has endowed man with and it bears different degrees and classifications.1- Theoretical intellect: Whose job is to know about realities and judge about them.2- Practical intellect: Controlling man’s actions is the responsibility of this subdivision of ...
  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    61314 Exegesis 2010/04/06
    According to the Quran a Muslim is one who has absolutely surrendered to Allah and his commands and believes in pure Tawhid (the oneness of God) that isn't tainted with any Shirk and this is why the Almighty has introduced Prophet Abraham as a true ...
  • Who was Prophet Daniel?
    8386 تاريخ بزرگان 2009/11/24
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  • What is the relationship between wilayah and marja’iyyah?
    3422 ولایت فقیه و مرجعیت 2011/12/20
    In Shia thought, marja’iyyah is comprised of two responsibilities; the issuance of legal verdicts, and wilayah (i.e., leadership and authority). Throughout history, the grand marja’s have both explained and preached the general divine laws of Islam, and in particular social issues, have taken up the role of leading ...

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  • Why are shrimps halal and crabs haram? What makes one of them halal and the other halal despite the fact that both of them are from the same category?
    67368 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/03/18
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and there is a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them is extremely difficult. The most we ...
  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    61314 Exegesis 2010/04/06
    According to the Quran a Muslim is one who has absolutely surrendered to Allah and his commands and believes in pure Tawhid (the oneness of God) that isn't tainted with any Shirk and this is why the Almighty has introduced Prophet Abraham as a true ...
  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    59776 Exegesis 2008/05/11
    One should be aware that although the imam’s names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, haven’t been mentioned in the Quran, nevertheless, their names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, can be found in the Prophet’s sayings. One very good example is the hadith of Ghadir which is considered the official announcement of the appointment of ...
  • Is lobster, clam, oyster and octopus halal?
    57960 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/18
    Eating lobster, clam, oyster and octopus is haram. According to religious resources regarding halal and haram meat, there are general rulings and numerous standards; for instance, a set of rulings has been given for land animals, sea creatures, birds and so on.The condition for halal meat sea ...
  • What is meant by Sidratul-Muntaha that the Quran has mentioned?
    46062 Exegesis 2010/04/07
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  • How do you prove that Imam Ali (as) was imam and khalifa after the Prophet (pbuh)?
    36520 Traditional 2008/07/21
    There is no doubt that in order for Islam to survive, it needs a keeper and guardian and individuals to deliver and express the teachings and guidelines of religion for the people, and carry them out. Since one of the reasons of creation is the ...
  • Why do we the Shia pray at three times while the Quran tells us to pray at five times?
    32181 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/14
    The reason the Shia perform their prayers in three times is the Quranic verses and traditions on the matter. Although the Quran has mentioned that prayer is wajib several times and hasn’t gone into the details, it has spoken of its times: “Maintain the prayer from the sun's ...
  • Which animals and insects have been named in the Quran?
    30574 Exegesis 2009/12/16
    Approximately 35 animals have been named in the Quran; the birds and insects of which are:Salwa (سلوی)=The quail (Baqarah:57), Ba’uth (بعوض)=Mosquito (Baqarah:26), Dhubab (ذباب)=Fly (Hajj:73), Nahl (نحل)=Honeybee (Nahl:68), Ankabut (عنکبوت)=Spider (Ankabut:41), Jarad (جراد)=Grasshopper (A’raf:133), HudHud (هدهد)=Hoopoe (Naml:20), Ghurab (غراب)=Crow (Ma’idah:31), Ababil (ابابیل)= probably ‘Swallow’ (Fil:3), Naml (نمل)=Ant ...
  • What are the rewards and benefits of wearing rings with valuable stones on them?
    30181 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/08/20
    Wearing a ring of aghigh, firoozah, yaqut and…is permissible for men and according to hadiths, wearing them has thawab and rewards, and wearing them in prayer causes one’s prayers to be of higher virtue and of more rewards, given that the ring isn’t made of gold (for men ...
  • What is the Maqam Ibrahim? What is its purpose?
    28634 Traditional 2010/02/14
    One of the clear signs in Makkah (as a verse in the Quran tells us) is the Maqam Ibrahim where Prophet Ibrahim stood.Regarding the meaning and interpretation of “Maqam Ibrahim”, some believe that it is equal to all of Hajj. Others ...

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