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  • Why do jurisprudents and theologians oppose the notion of wahdat al-wujud?
    4325 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?
    2958 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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  • In Islam, will the sins of a killer or rapist who becomes a Muslim be forgiven?
    4257 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/04/14
    In Islam, there are rules regarding a disbeliever who chooses Islam as his religion. An example of this is that if one shirks the rights of Allah, not performing obligatory actions or performing forbidden ones, he will be forgiven. 
  • Why do we send out greetings to the Prophet of Islam and his Household in prayers? Was the Prophet’s tradition the same?
    455 صلوات بر محمد و آل محمد 2017/01/24
    1. As pointed out in the question, there are numerous traditions from the Holy Prophet (S) and his pure Household in the interpretation of the following verse which says: «إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَ مَلائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يا أَيُّهَا الَّذينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلِّمُوا تَسْليماً»
  • How to cure our psychological obsession?
    2226 دستور العمل ها 2015/09/14
    Apart from the infallibles, other people might, at times, experience ebbs and flows, ups and downs in their beliefs and conviction. Thus they might doubt the existence of God or the genuineness of a divine injunction or start having disorders in their practices but they get back ...
  • What is the \'proof of the veracious\' (burhan al-siddiqin)? Is it the most correct, apposite and strongest proof for the existence of God?
    5390 برهان صدیقین 2013/03/05
    In the history of Islamic philosophy different explanations have been given for this proof [burhan] the first of which has been presented by Bu Ali Sina (Avicenna) in his Isharaat. Meanwhile, one of the best of explanations has been established by Mulla Sadra, the founder of Transcendental ...
  • Who are the Ismaeili Bahreh Shias and what do they believe in?
    3080 تاريخ بزرگان 2010/04/19
    The "Bahreh Davoodis" are a branch of the "Ismaili" sect. The "Ismailis" believe Ismail, the son of Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) which passed away during his father's lifetime, to be the seventh Imam. The followers of this sect have unique beliefs that we will explain in the detailed ...
  • Is it permissible to dance for fitness?
    2860 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/04
    We forwarded your question to the offices of the grand jurists and the answers which we have received are as under: Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): If dancing entails sexual excitation or committing a ḥarām act like listening to ḥarām ...
  • What are the secrets and philosophy of prayer in Shiism?
    3096 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/01/15
    Without doubt every divine ruling has its philosophy and reason(s), but we do not have to investigate every ruling and find its philosophy. A true Muslim must surrender before the message of revelation. This character of submission and acceptance creates perfection in ...
  • Do any supplications exist for seeking forgiveness from people whose right we may have trampled?
    2748 Practical 2012/04/14
    The rights of the people are divided into two categories. The first of those relate to the rights that God has over the people; if one goes against such rights, then the path of rectifying this wrong involves making up for what has been neglected (in ...
  • Has Islam reffered to any special form of government?
    3609 Fiqh 2006/08/21
    It should be said that Islam hasn,t reffered to any special form of government has expressed certain rules and regulation in this connection, form which the method of Islamic government can be inferred. Who infers these rules? The abovementioned rules are: finality of the fatva (verdict) of the specialist in ...
  • How is it possible to get rid of obsession with cleanness and uncleanness?
    2953 وسواس 2015/08/04
    It is necessary to make a few preliminary points to answer the foregoing question: 1. God, the Exalted, says that He has not laid upon you any hardship in religion. The Holy Prophet (S) has said in a well-known tradition that he was sent to humanity with ...

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