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  • Reciting which Surah of the Quran has more thawab (reward)?
    8353 Quranic Studies 2012/01/17
    The Quran is a book of practice. From Islam’s perspective, the Quran should be viewed as a guideline to life and a complete set of lessons for man to carry out and reach perfection. Those who are solely after reciting one or a number of its ...
  • Why does Allah hate divorce so much?
    7540 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/02/15
    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 ...
  • What is the philosophy behind ziarah of Imams?
    4714 زیارت قبور و بنای مراقد 2012/12/01
    The inward tendency and attraction toward someone or something, along with respect and honor, is called ziarah. Since the reality of a human is his soul which is never annihilated, a za'er [pilgrim] who makes ziarah of a demised dignitary has in fact made ziarah of a ...
  • Can you please give me a hadith about the limits of hijab for a woman?
    8308 Laws and Jurisprudence 2006/11/22
              In ayah 31 of sura Nur, and in many traditions, the limitations of hijab have been made this ayah Allah states: And tell the faithful women to cast down their looks and to guard their private parts, ...
  • Why has God introduced Himself as "Allah" (alif, lām, lām and ha)? Why not another
    2942 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" ...
  • Is there a correspondence between different acts of worship and the rewards Allah has promised for them?
    3036 Traditional 2010/12/21
    Promising such rewards does not contradict Allah's justice and doesn’t negate the correspondence between acts and rewards; because if justice means to place everything in its appropriate position, which means that there should be a correspondence between acts and rewards, regarding the examples mentioned, there ...
  • What are the secrets and ways to success in life?
    5615 دستور العمل ها 2015/04/18
    Most writers and scholars have endeavored to present an inclusive definition of success. Success, according to Islamic doctrines, means happiness and prosperity. Practically, absolute happiness and prosperity are the same. A happy and successful person is one whose actions and aspirations are in the way of Allah, ...
  • What is the meaning of being infallible?
    4211 Traditional 2008/05/11
    Allamah Tabatabai states: "Infallibility" means the presence of a quality in the infallible person that protects him or her from doing what is not permissible (e.g. sin or error)".[1] It should be noted that from his viewpoint God's prophets (and all of the ...
  • What is Islam’s viewpoint on cloning?
    4934 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/05/12
    Cloning and especially the cloning of humans is a new subject that has come up in our era and as a result, its ruling hasn’t been mentioned in the Quran and Islamic tradition, yet Shia scholars and jurisprudents have been able to reach certain conclusions on it using ijtihad (Islamic ...
  • I have deposited some money in my bank account. According to its rules and on monthly basis, the bank automatically transfers a certain rate of interest to my account. Is it considered to be usury?
    2810 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/04
    The opinion of most of the grand religious authorities is as under: If the bank acts as an agent (through a legal contract) on behalf of the client and it is carrying out its contracts in accordance with Islamic laws, there is no problem in taking the ...