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  • Why has God introduced Himself as "Allah" (alif, lām, lām and ha)? Why not another
    2944 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" ...
  • What are the objects on which zakat is either obligatory or recommend? Is zakat payable on currency notes?
    4184 زکات و صدقات 2013/10/19
    It is obligatory to pay Zakat on nine well-known things as mentioned in the Epistles of Islamic Laws. Also, there are certain things from which Zakat is mustahab (recommended) to pay, as stated in jurisprudential and hadith sources. Those things are the female horse (mare), peas, lentils ...
  • If the horn of a sacrificial animal is broken, can we sacrifice it on Eid al-Adha?
    2354 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/14
    If what you mean by sacrifice, is the sacrifice performed as one of the rituals of Hajj where animals are sacrificed in the land of Mina, then according to the fatwa of the majority of jurists, if the animal originally had a horn in its creation (even if ...
  • What are the origin and beliefs of Ya'furiyah sect?
    3177 تاريخ کلام 2011/10/30
    There is not much information about Ya'furiyah in history. What has been mentioned in historical resources is the following: 1. Ya'furiyah sect refers to the followers of Muhammad bin Bashir who ceased to believe in the Imamate (leadership) of Musa bin Ja'far and later denied ...
  • Why do we ascribe evil to God accidentally?
    3699 Islamic Philosophy 2012/04/21
    What is considered as evil does not exist in the realm of abstract beings; this discussion has to do only with the material world. Good and evil have been defined in this manner: Good is that which one’s nature desires and what one chooses from amongst several ...
  • How does staying at Arafat lead t self-knowledge?
    2077 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 ...
  • What is meant by inner rules in regards to recite the Holy Quran?
    3850 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 ...
  • Did the Imams have knowledge of the unseen?
    4858 Traditional 2011/11/21
    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 ...
  • Is the Imam of Time (atf) present at all places even in non-Islamic (Jewish) countries?
    3049 Traditional 2010/12/09
    It is not possible from a rational and logical perspective to attain ultimate perfection without divine guidance. God, the Exalted, has sent His proofs to mankind to guide them in the right path in the best possible manner. The prophets and imams have been and are able ...
  • Is there any death in Paradise and Hell?
    3264 Traditional 2011/12/25
    The Quran, traditions and rational arguments agree that when the Day of Judgment occurs and human beings go to Paradise and Hell, there is no death thereafter. The Holy Quran describes the Day of Resurrection as the everlasting day. It also describes those who go to Paradise ...

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