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  • Can something emerge from nothing?
    3172 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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  • Do Christians acknowledge Prophet Khidhr?
    2985 تاريخ بزرگان 2009/11/25
    There is no mention of Khidhr in the Bible, and it is unlikely to find mention of his name or anything related to him in any other books of Christianity. Of course, you should also know that in the holy Quran the specific name of “Khidhr” is not ...
  • Is it permissible for a person to pay his Khums dues to a marja (jurist) other than the marja whom he follows?
    3575 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/29
    As you know, according to the verdicts of some of the grand jurists, payment of khums to a marja other the marja whom the payer is a Muqallid of should be in accordance with certain rules and criteria as shall be mentioned below: If a ...
  • Is divine knowledge merely proven by the teleological argument?
    3411 پروردگار. نامها و ویژگی ها 2012/06/21
    There are many ways to prove divine knowledge: 1. The teleological argument, 2. The argument that one cannot grant what one does possess, 3. The infiniteness of God and His encompassment of the entire universe, 4. A necessity of being a necessary existent, 5. The cause’s knowledge of ...
  • By whom and how can teyyul-ard be achieved?
    3133 Practical 2010/07/20
    Teyyul-ard denotes the quick transportation from one point to another in an instant. Teyyul-ard is something extraordinary and above normal human power, and is only possible for those who have total control over the chain of causes. The most important issue in this regard is ...
  • Why do the Shia consider temporary marriage (sighah/mut’ah) permissible?
    7976 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/07/02
    First of all, we must say that this issue is a fiqhi one, calling for fiqh experts to analyze it in the right place. Here we will mention some points regarding the issue and leave the rest to the detailed answer that is to come.1) Temporary marriage ...
  • Who is Dhul-Qarnayn?
    10915 تاريخ بزرگان 2009/07/19
    The name “Dhul-Qarnayn” has been mentioned in surah Kahf.As for who exactly Dhul-Qarnayn was in history, there are differences of opinion amongst historians and commentators of the Quran.Yet, taking into consideration the attributes of Dhul-Qarnayn that the Quran has mentioned, one can ...
  • Is there any saying from Imam Reza (a.s) in which eating grapes at night may have been discouraged?
    5761 Contextual study 2010/12/14
    As per the research we have conducted, not only there is not such a saying in our textual sources (hadith books) but to the contrary, we came across narrations which expressly indicate that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and the imams (a.s.) ate grapes even at night. Example: 1. One ...
  • Is it permissible to step or walk on graves? Is there a penalty in Islam for such an act?
    2502 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/08/21
    The office of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani:It is famous (amongst the scholars) that such an act is makruh (yet permissible and of no penalty). ...
  • Who was the first Mujtahid and who was he following before attaining the degree of Ijtihad?
    6668 بیشتر بدانیم 2007/04/08
    Ijtihad is an important and old issue in Islam. In the Shia perspective, ijtihad has been popular from the age of the infallibles up until today amongst their companions. Many good changes and improvements have been achieved through this method.
  • What is reconciliatory Taqiyah and where is it practiced?
    1702 تقیه 2015/04/14
    Reconciliation is the act of making friendly relations; it is the action of making one view or belief compatible with another in order to appease someone and make him surrender to something. This is what also the Arabic word 'mudara' means.[1] There is a ...

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