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  • Please introduce a few methods of ibadat.
    5074 Practical 2012/01/15
    Ibadat means to express humbleness, obedience before Allah’s demands and following the divine rulings in our everyday life. Ibadat has levels; the highest being when it is performed along with ma’refat (knowledge and recognition) of Allah.Ibadat has ...
  • Where and when did Maryam and Asiya die and where is their burial location?
    21574 تاريخ بزرگان 2011/09/20
    When Pharaoh learned that Asiyah, his wife, had embraced Moses' religion, he told her persistently to give up his religion and abandon his God but she never surrendered herself to Pharaoh's demand. Finally, Pharaoh ordered his men to tie her up under the scorching sun and put a ...
  • What are the plans and goals of Shaytan?
    3564 Traditional 2010/12/21
    1- To misguide man2- To invite the people to superstitious and innovative acts3- To cause them to bring about change in Allah’s creationThese are some of Shaytan’s plans and goals that have been mentioned in the Quran. ...
  • Is an Imam’s status greater than that of a prophet’s?
    13445 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 ...
  • How a constructive doubt may help shape the iman?
    5396 Contextual study 2012/11/07
    This topic is connected to four presuppositions: First, there are two types of doubts: constructive and non-constructive. Second, a constructive doubt can help shape the iman. Third, a constructive doubt is not the complete cause of iman rather it is one ...
  • What good deeds can we do that the dead will receive its reward?
    3776 کهنسالی و مرگ 2012/10/20
    By having patience when calamities befall us and pondering and thinking about the fact that everyone will leave this world someday, one can make the situation of losing a loved one easier to adapt to. Some of the mustahaab acts that can be done for the dead are ...
  • Do the Shia consider Abu Bakr and Umar as Kafirs?
    8305 The infallibles 2010/09/23
    First of all, although the Shia has some criticism towards the khalifahs, they don’t see them as kafirs; the same way they don’t consider any of the other Sahabah as kafirs. In dealing with the khalifahs, the Shia follow the footsteps of the imams, especially Imam Ali (as), ...
  • How is it that the government of the caliphs was successful whereas the rule of Imam Ali (as) wasn’t?
    3636 تاريخ کلام 2011/08/20
    A few components of this inquiry, despite being claimed and mentioned by the inquirer, seem to be unacceptable; they are noted below:1. One must note that, supposing that the ahadith that rule a number of Sahaba as being kafir and munafeq, they don’t ...
  • Why do the religious obligations such as prayer, fasting, hajj etc. not have visible effects?
    3412 Practical 2012/02/18
    All acts of worship including prayer, fasting and hajj have a lot of individual and social benefits and effects. One of the blessed effects of prayer is proximity to God and keeping us away from evil and indecency. Fasting also has profuse benefits and effects. For instance, it heals ...
  • In our society there are some peoples who are raising the following questions about Imam Khomeini (ra).
    2982 تاريخ بزرگان 2011/04/20
    The volumes of Risaala-e-nouin aren't directly authored by Imam Khomeini, Abdul-Karim Bi Azar Shirazi has selected and translated some parts of Imam Khomeini’s book “Tahrir al-Wasilah” and commentated on and explained those parts, altogether making up the book “Risaala-e-nouin”.Regarding Imams Hasan and Husein (as) praying behind Marwan, there ...