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  • What are the different types of pleasure? How can we reach the higher and greater pleasure?
    11222 Practical 2010/08/22
    Man has always lived with both pleasure and pain; he has invariably rejoiced one thing while suffering from another. Still ethics play a great role in moderating these feelings. It is within an ethical criteria that these feelings can be controlled by distinguishing which pleasure is moral and ...
  • What is meant by the true and false dawn?
    6106 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/09/23
    The “true” and “false” dawns are fiqhi/astronomic terms which refer to specific times of day/night. The false dawn is when a white light rises in the east of the sky. Praying the fajr prayer at this time isn't accepted. The true dawn is when the white light spreads ...
  • What is the meaning of ‘moon in the Scorpio’?
    22380 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/03/07
    It has been narrated from Imam Sadiq (a.s.) that he said: “Whoever embarks on a journey or marries when the moon is in the Scorpio (qamar dar aqrab), he will not see any good.” The subject of ‘moon in the Scorpio’ is something according to which fatwas ...
  • Is the repentance of a person who has committed sodomy accepted?
    6263 Practical 2011/05/08
    From the Islamic viewpoint, sodomy is a very inferior and ugly act and is one of the great sins for which heavy punishments have been determined, namely execution.[1]What various verses of the Quran tell us is that no matter how great and numerous one’s sins ...
  • Is the guidance of the Quran particular to the pious? If so, is it not a vicious circle?
    3942 Exegesis 2012/01/23
    Contrary to the verses which consider guidance of the Quran particular to the pious, there are other verses in the Holy Quran which regard the divine books and the Quran as a source of guidance, remembrance (zikr) and warning to all people especially the pious. ...
  • What are the different dimensions of Lady Fatimah’s (as) character?
    4345 The infallibles 2008/09/21
    The dimensions of Lady Fatimah’s (as) character are very vast and can only be understood through deep and profound thought and study. Reading and researching about her spirituality, knowledge and political struggles and the other aspects of her life, will help us in reaching our goal.
  • What is the reason behind the impurity of semen and urine?
    5613 بیشتر بدانیم 2014/04/20
    We must keep in mind that all of the divine laws are based upon securing the interests of mankind and keeping them away from harms. This means that nothing is lawful and unlawful without reason and it is not the case that things have been applied without ...
  • Why is the inheritance of women half that of men?
    3518 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/08/15
    The fact that a woman’s inheritance is half that of a man’s has enticed many to delve ...
  • Who are the Magi?
    6744 Traditional 2009/07/19
    The term “Magus” which is used to denote the Zoroastrians in Arabic, derives from “Magoosh” or “Magoo” of the ancient Persian language. (The word Magic comes from this term). After entering the Arabic language, it changed to Magus. Zoroastrianism, which is the religion of ...
  • Why does a person let someone-other than Allah- occupy his heart by marriage, while it is only Allah who is worthy of being loved?
    3249 Theoretical 2010/09/05
    In man's course towards Allah, not only isn't marriage considered an obstacle, but in fact can be a means of help too, meaning that marriage is not in contradiction with the love of Allah. Marriage does