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  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    60144 Exegesis 2008/05/11
    One should be aware that although the imam’s names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, haven’t been mentioned in the Quran, nevertheless, their names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, can be found in the Prophet’s sayings. One very good example is the hadith of Ghadir which is considered the official announcement of the appointment of ...
  • What is the Islamic law about cheating in exams given that the opposite side is consenting?
    4941 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/07/21
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  • Who is Abdul Qadir Gilani?
    4417 Theoretical 2011/03/14
    Abdul Qadir Gilani known as Ghaus-e-Azamwas a sixth century mystic and a narrator who was born in the north of Iran and died in Baghdad. He was the figurehead of the Qadiri Sufi order.  Historically, he lived very much after ...
  • Where does the Imam of Time (atf) live during the occultation?
    3170 Traditional 2010/11/22
    There are three categories of reports in regards to the domicile of the Imam of Time (atf): The first category of reports does not introduce a special residence for the Imam. Although some of the narrations in this category consider the deserts and mountains as his residence, on the whole, ...
  • What is the relationship between the formation of the government of the Prophet (s) with the inner God seeking nature of human beings?
    3185 System 2011/10/23
    From our perspective, the formation of the government of the Prophet (s) was in reality a divine matter. Furthermore, the matter of governance permeates into every aspect of human life. Imam Baqir (a) is narrated to have said: (...وَ لَمْ یُنَادَ بِشَیْ‏ءٍ کَمَا نُودِیَ بِالْوَلَایَ
  • How can I counter spells?
    3028 Practical 2012/02/15
    Even though spells aren’t superstitious and may have substantial effects, not every person has the power to cast spells. Moreover, most individuals who claim to have the knowledge of casting spells are bogus; they look at this skill as a tool to trick people and make money.The ...
  • : What are the best ways to quit masturbation? And may I know its punishments in the hereafter?
    16642 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/07/26
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  • What is the ruling on dog leather?
    2249 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/20
    Dogs and pigs, and all of their body parts are najis. Therefore, their leather is also najis.The grand maraje’ state: Dogs and pigs that live on land are najis, including their hair, bones, paws, nails, and any wetness they excrete.[1]For further information on the ...
  • Why did Allah (swt) create the foreskin which is removed during circumcision?
    12637 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/02/09
    Because of its many benefits, circumcision has been made obligatory in some religions like Islam. Some of those benefits are: prevention of infants and babies from infection of the urinal tract, penile cancer prevention, prevention of aids, etc. As for why Allah (swt) created the foreskin in the ...
  • What is meant by inner rules in regards to recite the Holy Quran?
    3590 فضایل اخلاقی 2014/04/20
    Since the Holy Quran is Allah's words and the Prophet of Islam's (P.B.U.H) miracle, Muslims show the special respect to it even at the advent of Islam. According to the verses of Quran, recommendations and narrations of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H), Muslims have been observing some special ...