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  • What are the signs for the reemergence of the Master of the Age [i.e. the Twelfth Imam]?
    4287 Modern 2011/08/10
    The topic of the signs of the re-emergence is a complicated one and calls for a thorough investigation of all the related narrations. However, in brief, the signs fall under two categories. One group consists of those signs which will certainly occur, foreshadowing the re-emergence: the rebellion ...
  • Aren't the differences of fatwa amongst the maraje' an instance of those differences forbidden in sermon 18 of the Nahjul Balaghah?
    3491 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2009/11/25
    Some researchers believe that sermon 18 of Nahjul-Blaqah used to be part of sermon 17 and was separated by Seyyid Radhiyy and became an independent one. The contents of the sermon also signify this claim for in sermon 17 the Imam (as) sermons about incompetent judges that corrupt ...
  • Do the Holy Prophet’s parents enter Paradise?
    7187 Traditional 2012/06/19
    Based on the verses of the Holy Quran, belief in God and good deeds are generally the most important requirements for entering Paradise. Shia scholars and also a number of Sunni sects believe that the Holy Prophet's parents and ancestors were monotheists and good doers. Shaykh ...
  • What is the Islamic ruling about stealing from a protected building?
    2777 حقوق مادی 2014/10/27
    Among the conditions for cutting off the hand of a robber are the following: 1. Puberty, 2. Sanity 3. Freedom or free will 4. Not being compelled, 5. The thief should break into a protected area alone or with someone else, 6. Take out the object from ...
  • What are the ways of strengthening one’s God seeking nature?
    3134 Practical 2011/10/23
    The meaning behind the term of one’s God seeking faculty is that same internal (fitri) inclination and drive towards God the most high. This sense or faculty is a sort of inner call and its source originates in one’s inner nature (called the Fitrah in Islamic lexicon).The ...
  • Can a person who has committed a great (major) sin become a prayer leader after repentance?
    3168 شرایط امام 2012/09/25
    As for a major sin for which the perpetrator is punished e.g. adultery, the execution of punishment itself is a requirement in the sense that if the penalty has been exercised and carried out on such a person, irrespective of whether or not he has repented, according ...
  • What is khums and what is it paid on?
    4373 آنچه خمس بدان تعلق می گیرد 2012/12/16
    Khums literally means “one-fifth or 20%”. In Islamic legal terminology, it means “one-fifth of certain items which a person earns by means of trade, industry, agricultural work, research or any other ways of earning, like, if he earns some money by working in a government department, and ...
  • What is the significance of words in divine revelation?
    3323 Exegesis 2011/10/08
    Everything has four modes of existence: verbal existence, written existence, mental existence and external existence. Revelation also has these four modes of existence: For example, when we speak of the external existence of the Quran we say that this Quran was received with these same words by the Prophet through ...
  • Do we have to recite surah Fatihah in prayer?
    2627 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 ...
  • Do the Shia consider Abu Bakr and Umar as Kafirs?
    8586 The infallibles 2010/09/23
    First of all, although the Shia has some criticism towards the khalifahs, they don’t see them as kafirs; the same way they don’t consider any of the other Sahabah as kafirs. In dealing with the khalifahs, the Shia follow the footsteps of the imams, especially Imam Ali (as), ...