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  • Who was Salah al-Din Ayyubi? How did he become the champion of the wars against crusaders? What was his origin? Why and how did he destroy the Fatimid government?
    4378 تاريخ بزرگان 2015/08/04
    Salah al-Din Yusuf bin Ayyub who later became known as Salah al-Din Ayyubi, better known in the Western world as Saladin, is one of the most famous Muslim rulers and commanders in the Islamic middle centuries (or in the 12th century of the English calendar). He achieved ...
  • If I have a sexual relationship with someone else, what is its ruling?
    2697 Theoretical 2010/09/09
    Salam AleikumYou need to pay attention to the following points:a) If one wife fulfills your sexual needs, it is better to remain faithful to that one person, as you put it. However, in the case of necessity, what you said will not create a problem in re-marrying.b) Having ...
  • I have researched that before the creation of Hazrat Adam there were jins on earth...
    11430 Traditional 2007/04/11
    The existence of jins is established in the Quran and there characteristics are also displayed. Even though our knowledge about jins is limited and minute, there are many proofs that one can use proving that there were jin prophets before the creation of Prophet Adam ...
  • What is the ruling for kissing and mouthing each other’s genitals (husband and wife) in permanent and temporary marriage?
    3519 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/07/20
    These are the responses we received from the offices of the maraje’:The office of the Grand Ayatullah Khamenei:It is permissible per se, but one should abstain from swallowing filth and/or semen.The office ...
  • What is our duty during the time of Imam Mahdi’s occultation?
    4215 Traditional 2011/12/20
    Our duties during the Imam’s occultation are very much the same duties we have during his presence. One could briefly say that the greatest duty of the Shias during this period is to await Faraj and Imam Mahdi’s government. Awaiting Faraj means to carry out all commands of ...
  • What are the “Arsh” and “Kursiyy”?
    5383 Exegesis 2009/08/15
    With help from other Quranic verses and traditions of the imams, commentators of the Quran have presented several possible meanings for these terms. Some say the two are metaphorically referring to the same thing, which is the rank of Allah's (swt) command and governing of this world’s affairs.
  • What is the difference between an imam and a prophet?
    4635 Traditional 2011/11/21
    There are differences between the imams and the Holy Prophet that are mentioned in the ahadith, but in order to keep this article short, we will only mention a summary of these differences. For more information, one can refer to different exegetical and theological sources in this regard.
  • Who were the Ansar?
    5030 تاريخ بزرگان 2010/04/07
    Ansar is the plural form of Naser from the root of Nasr, and means people who help and aid. In the advent of Islam, the residents of Medinah and its outskirts, especially the members of the two tribes of the Aws and Khazraj were called the Ansar, because ...
  • How does staying at Arafat lead t self-knowledge?
    2076 حج و عمره 2015/04/14
    Arafat is the name of a land near Mecca which is obligatory for Hajjis (pilgrims) to stay there on the 9th day of the month of Zilhajja during the Hajj pilgrimage. The word Arafat is derived from “Arafa” which means recognition such as to recognise self and ...
  • Why is pork haraam? Is there a reason for all religious laws?
    2687 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/15
    In general it can be said that all Shari'ah laws are based on divine knowledge and wisdom and the benefits and indecencies of every ruling has been explained and established, and no one other than Allah, the Most High has complete awareness of them. ...

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