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  • Is God subjugated to natural laws?
    4575 Traditional
    Allah is the one who has set all natural laws, and the only thing He is under the influence of, is His own will. The one thing to keep in mind is that His will is that things take place through their natural causes. In addition to ...
  • Does man have the capacity to love Allah?
    5128 Practical
    The logic behind experiencing ‘metaphoric’ love is to reach true love and if it is accompanied with chastity, after causing fundamental changes and developments it will bring man very close to Godly love. The very core and truth of religion is to reach the status of loving Allah; ...
  • What kind of a book is "Mikyalul Makarim"?
    3832 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 ...
  • What is meant by the true and false dawn?
    8613 Laws and Jurisprudence
    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 ...
  • Are there any guidelines in the Islamic sources about fashion and clothing?
    5695 لباس ها و پوشش ها
    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 ...
  • What is the meaning of ownership and kingdom of Allah, the Lord of the Universe? Why is said that God is the king?
    8443 پروردگار. نامها و ویژگی ها
    One of the attributes of Allah is "Mālik" which literally means "being powerful" and "having something in one's exclusive possession". This word has sometimes been translated into "king" in other languages including Farsi and English. If this term "king" is applied or ascribed to Allah, it definitely ...
  • Why do we the Shia pray at three times while the Quran tells us to pray at five times?
    59986 Laws and Jurisprudence
    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 ...
  • Please list some of the current arefs.
    4922 Theoretical
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Do we have to recite surah Fatihah in prayer?
    3898 Laws and Jurisprudence
    In the first and second rak’ahs of the daily prayers, one must recite surah Fatihah and another entire surah after it; there is no difference between men and women in this ruling.[1] (Of course, this is when one is praying by himself, but ...
  • Do we have free will and, if we do, what is it limited to?
    5482 Traditional
    A lot of times we find ourselves in a path that we must take. This is the path of predestined things in our lives, such as our ethnicity, family, language and physical features like our height and weight. On the other hand, there are many times when we ...

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