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  • Is Imam Ali capable of reviving the dead?
    4728 Exegesis 2011/04/20
    Asserting that someone can independently do so without God’s assistance is in absolute contradiction with tawhid af’ali (oneness in action), for death and life is solely in God’s hand.However, if one were to carry out this act with God’s consent, it would then be considered probable and possible.
  • Will there be a new creation after the end of this world?
    6455 Traditional 2010/02/09
    Since Allah (swt) is the All-Emanating and All-Graceful, and His grace is never-ending, grace calls for Him to continuously create, and He creates everything that deserves to be created. His grace manifests through creating, therefore it is correct to say that His grace necessitates creation.Allah (swt) can ...
  • Is it a must that the trousers must not pass the ankle?
    2967 فضایل اخلاقی 2013/05/15
    There is a chapter in Kulayni’s Al-Kafi titled “Tashmir al-Theyab” in which it has been pointed out that it is preferred that the clothe a person wears should not be so long to be dragged on earth. However, despite that, we must not neglect the elements ...
  • What is the Islamic law regarding anal intercourse? Is there any objection in it?
    7626 موارد غیر متعارف 2012/08/07
    Since different jurists have different verdicts in this regard, you should act according to the fatwa (verdict) of the Mujtahid (jurist) whom you follow. For your information, we will now mention the verdicts of some of the religious authorities (jurists) as follows. 1) Some of ...
  • What difference do God's knowledge, power, justice and life make with the same attributes in human beings?
    3235 Traditional 2011/12/19
    God, the Exalted, is characteristic of such attributes (e.g. knowledge, power and life etc.) which indicate the perfection of His essence.Man also possesses these characteristics and is qualified by them. He is powerful, knowledgeable and alive but with God's permission. The qualities with ...
  • Please let me get a short sketch of the life, children and grandchildren of Imam Musa Kadhim (AS).
    2703 امام کاظم ع 2015/04/18
    If we are to embark on describing and narrating the lives of Imam Musa Kadhim and his children, we would need to write many books. This article gives a cursory look into the Imam's life and if you would like to learn more, you can refer to ...
  • Isn’t it self-pride for scholars to introduce themselves as ayatullahs or hujjatul-Islams?
    2631 Practical 2009/08/29
    Humility is a very praiseworthy virtue that helps a person develop spiritually. On the other hand, arrogance and self-pride are exactly the opposite. Self-pride means for one to show him/herself to others higher and greater than what he/she actually is. Therefore, if one introduces him/herself as he/she really ...
  • What does it mean for ethics to be based upon religion?
    3225 Modern 2011/04/20
    In the discussion regarding the relationship between religion and ethics, there are two general views about the benefits of the morals and ethics.1.     Ethics is a matter independent of religion and has no connection to it.
  • What is the starting point for purifying the soul?
    4091 Practical 2009/09/23
    Purification means to clean your soul of impurity. The Quran has mentioned purifying the soul in various verses but one should know that the basis and starting point of purification varies from person to person.  For a person that is not Muslim, the first essential step will be ...
  • Is masturbation a cardinal sin? What are the ways to avoid it?
    11320 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/12/20
    Self-satisfaction which is called masturbation is a cardinal sin and haram [i] and there is a heavy punishment for that. The best way to avoid masturbation is to get married (permanently or temporarily) under special conditions stipulated in religious articles. If ...

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