Questions Archive (Thematic Category:Philosophy)

  • Why do jurisprudents and theologians oppose the notion of wahdat al-wujud?
    5157 2012/12/23 Theoretical
    1. The notion of wahdat al-wujud [ Unity of Being ] is a monistic understanding of tawheed, the doctrine of oneness of God. It is considered one of the most fundamental concepts in mysticism and in mystical ...
  • Can something emerge from nothing?
    3423 2012/12/15 علیت و معلولیت
    Based on philosophical and mystical principles, creating something out of nothing means that the universe and the entire divine attributes are, in the level of divine essence, vanished in God s essence ...

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  • What must be said during the temporary marriage and what are its terms and conditions?
    9017 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/04
    In order to carry out a temporary (concubine) marriage contract, a number of prerequisites ought to be executed: (i)                   the contract's formula ought to be read out. Consent (from the man and woman involved), alone, does not suffice; such a consent, moreover, must be ...
  • How does Satan influence our thoughts?
    6650 Traditional 2011/08/15
    Before we can investigate the influence of Satan on our thoughts, we must gain an understanding of who Satan is. Lexicographers differ over the linguistic root of the word shaytan (satan). The strongest opinion states that it comes from “shatana” meaning “to ...
  • Was the Prophet of Islam (S) a prophet at birth?
    710 وحی، نبوت و عصمت 2018/10/22
    The prophethood of the Prophet of Islam (S) can be considered as having two aspects: 1. The first aspect of prophethood is tantamount to prophetic mission and the beginning of a procedure which involved promulgation and propagation of the religion as well as the establishment of the ...
  • How is it possible to prove the existence of the Imam of Age (atf) and his reappearance through the Quran?
    3515 Traditional 2012/03/03
    First of all, it is necessary to know that the Quran speaks in a general way. All the general statements of the Quran are explained in detail in the traditions of the Holy Prophet (s) and his household. Considering this point, we can find two sets of verses from which ...
  • Is it haram to look at or research magic?
    5587 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/23
    In Islam, learning, teaching, and or getting paid to do magic is unlawful and haram. However if learning magic or witchcraft is for the purpose of nullifying it then it is not haram. Therefore watching the actions of magicians ...
  • What are the conditions for one to be considered Muslim or a believer?
    6296 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/09/15
    Islam and Iman or faith (which are two terms referring to two different things) have different levels and degrees. The first degree, which is referred to as “Islam”, can be reached when one says the shahadatain (the two statements of “There is no God ...
  • Can ordinary human beings be infallible or not?
    3967 Traditional 2010/12/21
    The word infallible (ma’sum) means protection, to be secured, safety from committing sins and forgetfulness. Infallibility has levels and stages from which the highest is reserved for Prophets and imams. According to the Qur’an and traditions it is specific just for them due to their roles as leaders ...
  • Is it is also abominable to recite true poems on Fridays and the night preceding Friday?
    1079 گوناگون 2017/01/24
    Poetry is popular with different nations and people especially the Arabs. Islam approves of the culture of poetry but at the same time it warns people about wasting their time or even misleading others by composing vulgar or false poems. Islam wants every individual who is capable ...
  • Is it forbidden to use vanilla extract?
    9725 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/06/21
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):If the alcohol is not intoxicating and it is not in a liquid form either, it is halal.Office of Grand Ayatollah ...
  • Is it permissible for a woman to speak to strangers or to let her voice be heard by them? What if this act is neither Islamic, nor within a work framework?
    2597 برخی احکام 2013/11/11
    Speaking excessively and unnecessarily is not good and advisable. All should observe limits in speaking. When it comes to women speaking with strangers, it is also better for them to avoid speaking unnecessarily with strangers, i.e. men outside their families. In any case, what has been forbidden ...

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