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  • Can we read big surahs off of our computer monitor when praying?
    3624 Laws and Jurisprudence
    If you cannot pray standing, and your duty is to pray sitting on a chair, then it is okay to pray on your computer desk, granted that you observe the rest of the conditions. In any case, it is permissible to read long surahs off of the ...
  • Did the Imams have knowledge of the unseen?
    6144 Traditional
    According to Quranic teachings, complete knowledge of the unseen only belongs to Allah, and it is Him that knows everything about this world. Some of Allah’s special servants are informed of secrets and knowledge and other impalpable things, they see the unseen and hear what cannot be heard ...
  • What is the philosophy behind prostrating on earth?
    9271 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The essence of prostration is humility and it is one of the obligations we must perform, as the Quran says: “O you who have faith! Bow down and prostrate yourselves…”.There is an important point here that must be kept in mind, and that is that the Shia ...
  • Was anyone appointed as prophet by Allah from European and Indian peoples (not Semites)?
    5006 ضرورت بعثت پیامبران
    Man is a duty-bound creature and duty would necessitate prophets to be appointed and sent to deliver obligations, messages and injunctions to him, otherwise duty would be unwise or meaningless. The Holy Quran says in many a number of verses that wherever there was a nation or ...
  • Why is it necessary to follow a marja’?
    7049 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Taqlid means for someone who doesn’t have the required expertise in a field that calls for expertise, to go to an expert in that field for help. The most important reason behind the need for taqlid in religious issues is the same simple and comprehendible reason why inexperienced individuals in ...
  • What kind of a book is "Mikyalul Makarim"?
    3092 تألیفات شیعی
    The book "Mikyalul Makarim fi Fawaed al-Dua Lil-Qaem" as the title of the book reads, has been authored regarding Mahdi, the Imam of Time (atf). This is one of the books written in Arabic in the fourth hegira century.[1] The book Mikyalul Makarim consists ...
  • Are we allowed to offer Tarawih prayer under Taqiyya?
    2293 Laws and Jurisprudence
    According to the Holy Quran, ahadith and Shia and Sunni, Taqiyyah is rational and one of the ways by which we can keep our religion safe. The Holy Quran has approved Ammar Yaser’ taqiyya that he used it against unbelievers. The Quran also cited the Taqiyyah of ...
  • Why does Allah hate divorce so much?
    9210 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    Considering the antithesis between divorce and marriage, in order to learn of the reason why Allah hates divorce so much, we must first see why marriage bears so much significance in His eyes.[1]In the Quran, the creation of people in pairs has ...
  • Did Imam Hasan and Imam Hussain (pbuth) artificially dispute with each other in order to teach an old man how to make wudu?
    5554 گوناگون
    It has been narrated in some resources that Imam Hasan and Imam Hussain (pbuth), as children, taught an old man, in a good manner, how to make wudu properly, as follows: One day an old man came to Medina. At the time of prayers he began to ...
  • How can girls wear bright (gaudy) dresses on the one hand and go out in public without displaying their beauty on the other?
    5321 بیشتر بدانیم
    According to the Quran, man is a creature that has a divine fitra [God-gifted nature] on the one hand and a material nature on the other. Not differentiating between them will cause a person to be distanced from the reality. Observance of hijab (modest dress) and surrendering ...

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