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  • Is it true that some Muslim Gnostics can fly or levitate?
    6084 Practical 2007/02/08
    That which you have mentioned is an effect and result of Man’s spiritual strength, sometimes this may come about by acting in accordance with religious laws and legitimate ascetic discipline. This means that; by moving closer to Allah, Man can possess the greatest name ...
  • Are non-Muslim women mahram to Muslim women?
    3301 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/03
    When it comes to non-Muslim women looking at Muslim women, there is a narration in our sources from Imam Ja'far Sadiq (a.s.) who said that: "It is not appropriate for Muslim women to remove their Hijab (covering) in front of Jewish or Christian women because they tell their husbands about ...
  • Who has full custody of the children after divorce?
    3574 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/08/18
    According to Islam, the expenditures of the children are the responsibility of their father, although who has custody may vary depending on their age and gender.Imam Khomeini says: “The custody of the son until two years of age and the daughter till seven years ...
  • Were the heavens and the earth created in six days or eight days?
    4539 Quranic Studies 2011/05/14
    God, the Glorified, has used the word 'qaddara' (measure) for sustenance and the term 'khalaqa' (created) for the heavens and the earth. That is, within these four days, sustenance needed for life on earth was measured, not created. With this explanation the confusion concerning the creation of ...
  • Can you shed some light on the scope and limits of wilayat-e faqih (rule of jurisprudent)?
    3468 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/04/26
    The evidence and proofs supporting the rule of the jurisprudent (wilayat-e faqih) during the period of the occultation consider the jurisprudent as the ruler of Islamic society and deputy of the Infallibles, peace be upon them. What is in fact necessary for leadership and administration of society ...
  • In our society there are some peoples who are raising the following questions about Imam Khomeini (ra).
    3177 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 ...
  • Is it a must that the trousers must not pass the ankle?
    3365 دستور العمل ها 2013/05/15
    There is a chapter in Kulayni’s Al-Kafi titled “Tashmir al-Theyab” in which it has been pointed out that it is preferred that the clothe a person wears should not be so long to be dragged on earth. However, despite that, we must not neglect the elements ...
  • What is the meaning of the government of Islamic Republic?
    3276 Philosophy 2006/07/15
    The word "government" means order and command.In the present terminology, it consists of the aggregate of the organized members and the ruling group that control the affairs of society.It consists of three powers, viz, legislative, executive and judiciary.As regard the word "jomhoori" (republic), it was first adopted ...
  • What is the proof for Prophet Adam and Nuh (pbuh) being buried in Najaf?
    12899 تاريخ بزرگان 2010/07/20
    The main reasoning that proves the burial of Prophet Adam and Nuh (pbuh) in Najaf are the many hadith that disclose this fact. ...
  • Why is it necessary for the imam to be infallible and how can one tell that an imam is infallible or not?
    3927 Traditional 2009/07/19
    In contrast to the Sunni school of thought, the Shia believe that the imam is equal to the prophet in all matters other than receiving revelation. Therefore, he has to be infallible from sin and mistake just like the prophets. Nevertheless, Sunnis believe imamate to be a social ...

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