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  • What is the meaning of God’s devising?
    3018 Exegesis 2012/02/15
    Imam Rida (AS) was asked about the attribution of deceit and ridicule to Allah, which the Quran has mentioned, his excellency replied: “Allah Almighty neither ridicules nor deceives or devises against anyone; what He does is requite ridicule, devising and deceit.” ...
  • If I have a sexual relationship with someone else, what is its ruling?
    2557 Theoretical 2010/09/09
    Salam AleikumYou need to pay attention to the following points:a) If one wife fulfills your sexual needs, it is better to remain faithful to that one person, as you put it. However, in the case of necessity, what you said will not create a problem in re-marrying.b) Having ...
  • Why should religion interfere in politics?
    3368 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/11/21
    The theory of the separation of religion from politics is a viewpoint that supports marginalizing religion from different fields of human life. According to this viewpoint, man is able to discover the true rules to culture, politics, judgment, economy, commerce, manners, social relationships, etc., and legislate them with ...
  • What is the best mustahabb act a Muslim can do?
    2846 Practical 2009/07/19
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  • What is the history of Ibadiyya and where do the Ibadies live?
    6251 شیعه و دیگر مذاهب 2014/01/20
    The Ibadi movement linked to Abdullah bin Ibadh is a group of moderate Kharijites and the dominant sect in Oman and north Africa. However, Ibadis deny anything more than a passing relation to the Khawarij and point out that they merely developed out of the same precursor ...
  • Is a girl who pays for her own education considered independent and rashidah?
    2214 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/04/10
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  • What is the ruling on wearing makeup in public?
    3799 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/10
    1 & 2 : It is not permissible and there is no difference between the various means employed for beauty or make-up purposes.3 : Assuming laity (urf) deems it as ‘beauty’ (zeenat), it is not permissible. Summary Notes by ‘Porch of Wisdom’Assuming laity regards a given woman as ...
  • Who are the Magi?
    6125 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 ...
  • Which animals and insects have been named in the Quran?
    31507 Exegesis 2009/12/16
    Approximately 35 animals have been named in the Quran; the birds and insects of which are:Salwa (سلوی)=The quail (Baqarah:57), Ba’uth (بعوض)=Mosquito (Baqarah:26), Dhubab (ذباب)=Fly (Hajj:73), Nahl (نحل)=Honeybee (Nahl:68), Ankabut (عنکبوت)=Spider (Ankabut:41), Jarad (جراد)=Grasshopper (A’raf:133), HudHud (هدهد)=Hoopoe (Naml:20), Ghurab (غراب)=Crow (Ma’idah:31), Ababil (ابابیل)= probably ‘Swallow’ (Fil:3), Naml (نمل)=Ant ...
  • What is our duty during the time of Imam Mahdi’s occultation?
    3934 Traditional 2011/12/20
    Our duties during the Imam’s occultation are very much the same duties we have during his presence. One could briefly say that the greatest duty of the Shias during this period is to await Faraj and Imam Mahdi’s government. Awaiting Faraj means to carry out all commands of ...

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