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  • How does God have knowledge of unreal or false information whereas false information is not considered to be knowledge?
    3148 Traditional 2012/01/01
    God's knowledge of something – be it true or false – does not imply its acceptance. You know that God’s knowledge is neither acquired through learning nor preceded by ignorance. God’s knowledge encompasses all things, as does His mercy and wisdom. Nothing in the heavens or on Earth ...
  • What are the proofs behind the faith of Abu Talib?
    6109 تاريخ بزرگان 2010/08/01
    Abu Talib, the father of Imam Ali (a) is among the many individuals who have been persecuted through distortions and alterations in the books of history. The only reason for this persecution is that he was the father of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a), ...
  • Why is there less corruption in countries where there is no hijab as compared to the Islamic countries?
    3937 زن و حکومت اسلامی 2012/08/23
    Your question can be studied from two perspectives: First, the existence of corruption in Islamic countries and then coming to the point that corruption in Islamic countries emanates from not implementing Islamic injunctions. Second, the claim that there is more corruption in Islamic countries than there is ...
  • Is it possible to see God? If so, then how?
    4120 Traditional 2010/04/08
    According to both Islamic sources and the intellect, God cannot be seen by the physical eye neither in this life nor in the next. However He can be seen through the eyes of the heart. Up to each given individual’s capacity, after purifying their souls, and engaging in prayers and ...
  • What is the opinion of Imam Khomeini on the issue of nationalism?
    12322 System 2011/10/22
    By researching reliable sources such as the ‘Sahifeye Noor’ and ‘Sahifeye Imam’, which contain the entirety of the Imam’s words, sermons, and letters, we find that such a statement cannot be found; therefore the above mentioned statement is unauthentic and cannot be ...
  • What is the reason for the imams being higher than all prophets other than the prophet of Islam (pbuh)?
    7123 Traditional 2009/08/29
    It has been stated in our religious teachings that all prophets and messengers have no advantage and virtue over the imams, other than the fact that they bear prophethood, while the imams are the bearers of whatever knowledge all of the prophets before them ...
  • Why didn’t Imam Ali (AS) punish the murderers of Uthman?
    495 امام علی ع و خلفا 2018/11/12
    1. Uthman was not killed by only one individual so that he could be brought to book; rather an extensive uprising was launched an angry mob against him. The uprising led ultimately to his death. Imam Ali (AS) could not punish thousands of people for launching an ...
  • What is the Sunni viewpoint regarding the Mus’haf of Imam Ali (as)?
    7909 Contextual study 2010/04/06
    What is meant by the Mus’haf of Imam Ali (as) is the Quran in which he compiled after the passing of the prophet (pbuh). In this Quran things like the exact order of the verses and surahs according to the time of their revelation have ...
  • Conditions and Method of Friday Prayer
    5123 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/11/08
    Friday prayer is one of the acts of worship about which an entire Sura has been revealed denoting its significance. The prayer consists of 2 sermons which begin with praise and glorification of Allah. The prayer leader should exhort the people to observe piety. Friday prayer ...
  • What is the starting point for purifying the soul?
    4492 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 ...

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