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  • How was Hijab enacted in Islam?
    3104 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/13
    Before the advent of Islam, women did not wear modest dresses or full veil in public. No sooner Islam emerged in the Arabian Peninsula than it presented clear rules for women’s dress. The rules regarding hijab and its limits are mentioned in Sura al-Ahzab and Sura al-Noor ...
  • 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 measures have traditions prescribed for nervous relaxation and mental calmness?
    3846 دستور العمل ها 2013/04/18
    If a person controls his nerves and temper, he does not get irritated and angry. This has been referred to in the verses and traditions as “kazm al-ghayz” (lit. swallowing one’s anger). God, the Exalted, considers controlling nerves or swallowing one’s anger and forgiveness to be one ...
  • Is Islam a religion of peace and brotherhood, or a religion of war and violence?
    4289 Modern 2008/06/17
    The Holy Quran has verified the fact that Islam is a religion of peace and tranquility by saying: “Oh ye who believe! Enter into peace and tranquility altogether and follow not the footsteps of Satan; for he is to you a clear enemy”.But one must note that some ...
  • What are the “Arsh” and “Kursiyy”?
    5260 Exegesis 2009/08/15
    With help from other Quranic verses and traditions of the imams, commentators of the Quran have presented several possible meanings for these terms. Some say the two are metaphorically referring to the same thing, which is the rank of Allah's (swt) command and governing of this world’s affairs.
  • Can you explain how one can reach the “nafsul-amr” religion?
    3034 Philosophy of Religion 2008/10/12
    There are three ways for reaching the nafsul-amr religion:1- Revelation2- Narration3- IntellectNormal people can only reach true religion using the second and third method, while special people can also reach it via the first. ...
  • Is it possible for humankind to know Allah (awj)? If yes, to what degree and what is the value of such knowledge?
    6446 Traditional 2011/08/15
    The human being can attain knowledge of Allah (awj) through various ways. This knowledge can come about through the medium of the intellect or of the heart. At times he—as in the case of the sage and the philosopher—reasons and understands through conceptual knowledge ...
  • Is it permissible to talk ill of a person who has done bad to others and destroyed their lives?
    2606 Practical 2011/06/01
    1. As for the definition of backbiting, we advise you to read Question 714 (site: 756) to know the conditions of backbiting and their exceptions.2. If the person in question is really hurting others, spoiling their lives and doing bad to them ...
  • Who is Abdul Qadir Gilani?
    4568 Theoretical 2011/03/14
    Abdul Qadir Gilani known as Ghaus-e-Azamwas a sixth century mystic and a narrator who was born in the north of Iran and died in Baghdad. He was the figurehead of the Qadiri Sufi order.  Historically, he lived very much after ...
  • What is the scope of the mind in Islam and when and where can one use it regarding religious matters?
    5050 Modern 2010/01/06
    The mind is the most valuable faculty that Allah (swt) has endowed man with and it bears different degrees and classifications.1- Theoretical intellect: Whose job is to know about realities and judge about them.2- Practical intellect: Controlling man’s actions is the responsibility of this subdivision of ...