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  • Is an Imam’s status greater than that of a prophet’s?
    13186 Traditional 2012/01/17
    The superiority of the Imams in comparison to the prophets is mentioned in many hadiths and the reason to it is the oneness of the inner light of the prophet of Islam and the Imams. Since the prophet is greater than other prophets, the ...
  • What is the tale of the Gharānīq
    4201 Exegesis 2012/04/21
    The tradition of the Gharānīq is a fabrication created by the enemies of Islam in order to weaken the position of the Quran and the Prophet (s). Towards these ends, the following story has been created: The Prophet was busy reciting Surah Al-Najm when he reached the ...
  • Is it allowed to work in a place where food is prepared by pork or supermarket where sells such products? And also is it ok to touch them?
    3088 گوناگون 2014/01/22
    Grand Maraje’, do not find it permissible to work in such places where haram products are sold, so if your job is exclusively related to selling pork, you are not allowed to work there, otherwise there is no problem. Anyway, there would be no problem in case ...
  • Why have the Shia gone astray?
    3967 Traditional 2009/04/20
    In order to answer this question, a few points need to be made:1- If what you mean by “Shia” are the wrong and unacceptable acts that some Shia do, it is unfair to relate these wrong acts to the entire Shia school of thought; that is because Islam ...
  • Why are apostates executed in Islam? Doesn’t that contradict freedom of belief?
    5346 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/12/10
    In Islamic terms, apostasy means for one to openly express and show his/her renouncement of religion and usually ends up in others being encouraged to do the same. The punishment for apostasy doesn’t apply to one who has turned away from religion but doesn’t announce it. Therefore, it ...
  • Did religion come to imprison us or to set us free?
    3924 Modern 2011/08/15
    Freedom, from the point of view of religion, can be studied under two headings: spiritual freedom and socio-political freedom. From the spiritual perspective, man’s essence or immaterial self is free from corporeality, materiality, and material characteristics. It is nostalgic of its place of origin, the realm of ...
  • What is Musharakah?
    3092 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/07/19
    In Islamic fiqh, the term musharakah is used for two meanings:1- For two or more people to have a joint ownership regarding anything that can be owned (let it be wealth, assets or even a right). One of the binding rulings regarding this type of ownership ...
  • Has Islam reffered to any special form of government?
    3758 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 ...
  • What is the role of mediators in getting nearness to God?
    5067 Traditional 2010/09/05
    The word "Wasilah" (means) has a wide range of meanings which include anything or any action that helps get nearer to Almighty God. In view of the fact that the universe has been created on the basis of the intricate system of cause and effect, causes ...
  • What is the meaning of the word "Allah"?
    4696 Traditional 2011/11/17
    The word "Allah" which is translated into God is a particular and the most comprehensive name of God. Hazrat Ali (a.s.) explaining the meaning of "Allah" said, "Allah means the worshipped one, by Whom people are bewildered, and to Whom they are submissive. Allah is ...