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  • Did religion come to imprison us or to set us free?
    6567 Modern
    Freedom, from the point of view of religion, can be studied under two headings: spiritual freedom and socio-political freedom. From the spiritual perspective, man’s essence or immaterial self is free from corporeality, materiality, and material characteristics. It is nostalgic of its place of origin, the realm of ...
  • How can one become sure which of the ulema giving advice and lectures are worthy and qualified to so?
    5719 Practical
    Based on Islamic teachings, it is an obligation upon all, to either be of research in order to learn what their religion wants from them, or to refer to Islamic scholars in order to get familiar with it. Since most people aren’t able to do deep religious studies, ...
  • Is the tradition mentioned in Shia books about Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS) praying behind Marwan bin Hakam reliable?
    7140 The infallibles
    The narrations regarding Imam Hasan and Imam Hussein (AS) offering prayers behind Marwan have been narrated in Shia sources through different chains of transmission. One of the narrations has been narrated from Imam Ja'far Sadiq (AS) and the other from Imam Musa bin Ja'far (AS). These narrations ...
  • Is divine knowledge merely proven by the teleological argument?
    5825 پروردگار. نامها و ویژگی ها
    There are many ways to prove divine knowledge: 1. The teleological argument, 2. The argument that one cannot grant what one does possess, 3. The infiniteness of God and His encompassment of the entire universe, 4. A necessity of being a necessary existent, 5. The cause’s knowledge of ...
  • Please define and explain vicious circle (daur) and infinite regression of causes (tasalsul)?
    9760 ابطال دور و تسلسل
    A vicious circle is a situation in which an attempt to resolve one problem creates new problems that lead back to the original situation. It is also a fallacy in reasoning in which the premise is used to prove the conclusion, and the conclusion used to prove ...
  • How old will you be in heaven/hell?
    7440 Exegesis
    The change in appearance and outer features as one ages are related to this world, but this isn't the case for the hereafter, especially heaven; people don’t have different appearances and faces there. For example, it is not so that some will be children, some will be middle ...
  • Do any supplications exist for seeking forgiveness from people whose right we may have trampled?
    5270 Practical
    The rights of the people are divided into two categories. The first of those relate to the rights that God has over the people; if one goes against such rights, then the path of rectifying this wrong involves making up for what has been neglected (in ...
  • Can one say that angels have different levels of infallibility?
    9173 Traditional
    Angels are very noble and delicate creatures and of high and numerous virtues (which have been expressed by the Quran). One of their traits is that they lack any materialistic and animalistic characteristics. They neither have any desire to sin, nor the strength to do so, making them pure ...
  • Is pretending considered to be a kind of lying?
    5065 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani (may Allah grant him long life): Lying is a deliberate act of expressing an untruth as truth. If your action is not as such, it is not haram. An answer given to the question by Ayatollah ...
  • What is the philosophy behind prostrating on earth?
    12689 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The essence of prostration is humility and it is one of the obligations we must perform, as the Quran says: “O you who have faith! Bow down and prostrate yourselves…”.There is an important point here that must be kept in mind, and that is that the Shia ...