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  • Did the Imams have knowledge of the unseen?
    4581 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 it permissible for men to listen to a woman’s singing?
    4474 کلیات 2013/01/24
    As you have rightly mentioned, men are different from women in a lot of ways. For this reason, different rules have been legislated for each group. When it comes to a woman reciting eulogies and narrating the sad stories of the infallibles, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei says: “If ...
  • Why did Ali (a.s.) not lead even a single prayer when the Prophet (pbuh) was ill?
    3490 Traditional 2011/04/09
    Firstly, we have no reliable evidence to prove that Abu Bakr led the prayers after the incident of Ghadir Khum and during the Holy Prophet's illness.Secondly, the qualities and specifications which qualify a person for Imamate (leadership) are: knowledge, infallibility or inerrancy and immunity to sins in ...
  • It is unlikely that Zachariah, the Prophet (AS), might have prayed to God to grant him a child who would inherit him. Hence, why did Lady Fatima Zahra (SA) demand inheritance relying on this verse?
    2070 فدک 2015/01/05
    Some of the verses to which Lady Fatima (SA) made reference to prove her right and ownership of Fadak, are related to material inheritance and some others are general and they seem to be more consistent with spiritual inheritance but material inheritance also cannot be excluded. Yet, ...
  • What is religion?
    5405 Philosophy of Religion 2008/10/12
    Many different viewpoints and details have been presented regarding the explanation of religion by Westerners. In the holy Quran, the word “din” (religion) has been used for two meanings: 1- Any type of belief in an unseen power, regardless of whether such a belief is right or not: ...
  • What is the duty of those following the prayer, when the Imam makes a mistake?
    3323 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/10
    Assuming the Imam of a congregational salat either doubts the number of units (rak’ahs) recited or recites the salat in error, the ma’mumin (those following the Imam in salat) may inform the Imam in relation to the number of units, or other duty, as long as they are certain. However, ...
  • What does Ahl al-Bayt mean?
    5471 Islamic Philosophy 2007/06/21
    Ahl al-Bayt is a Quranic, Hadith, and theological term meaning the family of the Noble Prophet of Islam (s). This term, with this meaning has been used in the Quran in the verse of purity (33:33).All Shia commentators of the Quran and many Sunni ones – by using evidence ...
  • What is the best way for the couple's understanding of each other?
    3043 Theoretical 2011/12/17
    The biggest capital in a couple's life is honesty and truthfulness, and, perhaps, the worst and the biggest cause of dispute and difference between husband and wife is dishonesty and lack of trust. It can be deduced from your message that there is no trust between you and your spouse. ...
  • Has the Quran mentioned anything about Khidhr?
    6295 تاريخ بزرگان 2008/09/03
    The Quran hasn’t clearly mentioned the name of Khidhr, yet he has been referred to as “One of Our servants whom We had granted a grace from Ourselves, and taught him a knowledge from Our own”[i] (which indicates his ...
  • Why is the inheritance of women half that of men?
    3115 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 ...