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  • Are Ali bin Ibrahim Qummi's tafsir and his masters (mashayikh) reliable?
    6383 Quranic Studies 2014/01/20
    Ali bin Ibrahim bin Hashim Qummi is one of the great Shiite scholars. As per Najashi's and Sheikh Tusi's reports, he has a book titled "Tafsir Qummi". The book is available to all for the time being and some of its narrations are mentioned in some reliable ...
  • How can those who don’t observe the complete hijab study in the Howza?
    2960 Practical 2011/04/20
    Studying in different fields is always valuable and brings about completion for the individual, nevertheless, reaching values and virtues coming from knowledge calls for some preliminary steps and hardships that have to be taken care of and endured respectively first.Entering the Howza is no exception and may bear ...
  • What is the Islamic law about pictures ascribed to the Imams (a.s.)?
    4424 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/29
    What follows are answers given to the above question by the religious authorities (grand jurists):Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): As per the Islamic law, there is no problem in it by itself provided that it is ...
  • What is the Mus’haf of Fatimah? Did the prophet and his household know about this book?
    4346 Traditional 2011/04/20
    The Mus’haf of Fatimah is the name of a book that was written by Imam Ali during Lady Fatimah's lifetime. The content of this book was communicated to Lady Fatimah through the special angel Gabriel. This book consists of future prophecies, the secrets of the Prophet's household and ...
  • Was Ibn Arabi Shia or Sunni?
    9397 تاريخ بزرگان 2009/08/29
    The complicated personality and his attitude towards different great personalities of different sects has made it difficult to determine what sect Ibn Arabi belonged to, thus there are different viewpoints on this issue. Some say he was Sunni, some say he was a twelve imamer Shia, some say ...
  • How is the night vigil prayer important? What are its impacts? What is the ruling if it is missed? And how it should be compensated, if left out?
    3787 Laws and Jurisprudence 2014/08/04
    Among the most emphasized and recommended prayers in holy Quran and traditions are the nawafil of day and night especially the ones offered at night. About the impacts of night vigil prayers, Imam Sadeq (‘a) has said: “Night vigil prayers make the face become more beautiful, improve ...
  • Do we have free will and, if we do, what is it limited to?
    3765 Traditional 2012/10/20
    A lot of times we find ourselves in a path that we must take. This is the path of predestined things in our lives, such as our ethnicity, family, language and physical features like our height and weight. On the other hand, there are many times when we ...
  • Are there any rules, guidelines, and restrictions when it comes to adopting children?
    3670 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/09/01
    There is no objection in providing care and protection to a child who is without protection or whose guardians are unable to protect it and who surrender their child with full consent to another person to protect and take care of it. When it comes to taking ...
  • What is the meaning of ‘moon in the Scorpio’?
    23463 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/03/07
    It has been narrated from Imam Sadiq (a.s.) that he said: “Whoever embarks on a journey or marries when the moon is in the Scorpio (qamar dar aqrab), he will not see any good.” The subject of ‘moon in the Scorpio’ is something according to which fatwas ...
  • Was Aristotle a messenger of God?
    5165 تاريخ بزرگان 2008/07/02
    The great Greek philosopher, physicist and scientist, Aristotle, was born in 384 b.c., in Stageira, north of Greece. His father, Nicomachus, was the personal physician to the King of Macedon. At the age of 17, Aristotle left Greece for Athens in order to continue his ...