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  • How is it possible to get rid of obsession with cleanness and uncleanness?
    3532 وسواس 2015/08/04
    It is necessary to make a few preliminary points to answer the foregoing question: 1. God, the Exalted, says that He has not laid upon you any hardship in religion. The Holy Prophet (S) has said in a well-known tradition that he was sent to humanity with ...
  • Why has God introduced Himself as "Allah" (alif, lām, lām and ha)? Why not another
    3039 Traditional 2011/11/17
    This name (Allah) is used for the Necessary Being (wajibul wujud) whose existence is obligatory and pure in all terms. He possesses all the qualities of perfection. To refer to such a being, different and particular words have been coined and used in different languages. For example, "Allah" ...
  • How does staying at Arafat lead t self-knowledge?
    2166 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 do we the Shia pray at three times while the Quran tells us to pray at five times?
    36356 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/14
    The reason the Shia perform their prayers in three times is the Quranic verses and traditions on the matter. Although the Quran has mentioned that prayer is wajib several times and hasn’t gone into the details, it has spoken of its times: “Maintain the prayer from the sun's ...
  • What is the role of women during the reign and in the government of Imam Mahdi (as)?
    3596 System 2008/06/30
    In addition to the great changes the world has gone through since the time of Prophet Muhammad’s prophethood till today, the role, importance and rank of women has also entered a new stage in which can never be compared to the past. In different societies, before the dawn of Islam, ...
  • What is your opinion regarding Darwin\'s evolution theory?
    3234 آفرینش انسان و جهان 2015/09/14
    There are two theories among biologists regarding the creation of living beings including plants and animals. A) Transformism: The doctrine that living organisms have evolved from previously existing forms of unicellular beings that existed in oceans or in the mud deep underwater. This change is also called ...
  • If Aisha was the Mother of the Faithful and the Quran has described her as being "pure", then why did she go into a war with Imam Ali (a.s)?
    4972 Traditional 2012/01/30
    If you mean by the word "pure" absolute and comprehensive purity which is what Ayah of Tathir (purification) refers to, then it relates only to the Holy Prophet (s), Imam Ali (a.s), Fatima (s.a), Imam Hasan (a.s.) and Imam Hussain (a.s.); it does not include the wives ...
  • Does Islam recommend a certain age for becoming pregnant?
    2641 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/06/21
    Pregnancy is a natural event that girls can experience after puberty when they find the ability to become so, and its end (menopause) is also a natural one, meaning that at a certain age women naturally lose the abovementioned ability. Since this matter varies from ...
  • What is the theological basis of Mahdiism?
    3363 Traditional 2008/10/22
    The necessity of Allah’s (swt) grace, the existence of a khalifatullah and vicegerent of Allah (swt) and his protection from any calamities and bad incidents can be counted as a portion of the theological basis of Mahdiism. ...
  • Are there any guidelines in the Islamic sources about fashion and clothing?
    3649 لباس ها و پوشش ها 2012/07/15
    Although Islam lays great emphasis on spiritual modesty of human beings (clothing of piety), the outward clothing is also a bounty which God, the Exalted, has bestowed exclusively upon human beings out of various beings. For this reason, Islam attaches significant importance to it and it deals ...