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  • Why is polygamy permissible for men in Islam, yet impermissible for women?
    5876 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    Before Islam, polygamy was considered normal and lacked any rules or limitations. As one of man’s essential needs, Islam has limited it, giving it specific conditions and terms. Islamic laws are all based on true needs and the benefit of society as a whole. The following needs are ...
  • Why do some people oppose mysticism and the mystics making reference to ahadith (traditions)?
    4597 دین و عرفان
    Irfan (mysticism/ Gnosticism) has been defined as a special method to reach the realities of existence and to connect man to truth, which is done through vision and intuition. Such an understanding depends on practice and special asceticism. The practical methods or what is known as ‘wayfaring ...
  • Why is it necessary to give Sahm-e Imam to a qualified Mujtahid?
    5256 مصرف خمس
    Given the fact that qualified jurisprudents are the general representatives of the Imam of Time (atf) during the period of occultation and that, in order for the Islamic laws not to remain unperformed and the portion of Imam not to be wasted, they are allowed to spend ...
  • Why do we the Shia pray at three times while the Quran tells us to pray at five times?
    46729 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The reason the Shia perform their prayers in three times is the Quranic verses and traditions on the matter. Although the Quran has mentioned that prayer is wajib several times and hasn’t gone into the details, it has spoken of its times: “Maintain the prayer from the sun's ...
  • Who are the Ahlul-Bayt?
    26029 Traditional
    The Prophet of Islam’s (s) Ahlul-Bayt are the same as the people of the cloak: Prophet Muhammad (s), ‘Alī, Fātimah, Hassan, and Hussayn (a). The proof for this is numerous traditions narrated by Shia and Sunni scholars. These traditions are found in more than seventy famous Sunni and Shia sources.
  • Who are the Magi?
    7637 Traditional
    The term “Magus” which is used to denote the Zoroastrians in Arabic, derives from “Magoosh” or “Magoo” of the ancient Persian language. (The word Magic comes from this term). After entering the Arabic language, it changed to Magus. Zoroastrianism, which is the religion of ...
  • What are the mustahabb acts and rituals that are good to be performed by the father after the birth of a child?
    5330 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The things you have asked of in your question are all rituals and mustahabb acts related to a newborn child. Since birth is a very blessed occasion, Islam has certain rituals for it, namely:1- Shaving the baby’s head: It is mustahabb to shave the baby’s head on ...
  • What is the meaning of the tradition attributed to Abu Basīr which mentions seeing God before the Day of Judgment?
    3875 Theoretical
    There is no way to see God for He is all encompassing and cannot be encompassed. Nonetheless, in a manifestational sense, He can be seen in every single being, as the Quran has mentioned the following in this regard: “To whichever direction you turn, there is the ...
  • Does a virgin girl need to get her father’s permission for marriage?
    3879 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The maraje’ consider the permission of the father or paternal grandfather [in the case of her not having a father] of a virgin girl necessary for her marriage[1].[2] The baligh virgin girl who can distinguish between what is ...
  • What are the ways through which one can prevent the influence of the evil eye?
    5176 Practical
    The Quran has accepted a fact called the "evil eye" and it has pointed out instances of its influence. Quranic historical reports from the predecessors also confirm it as a reality. The evil eye is a look that is believed by many scholars to be able to cause injury ...

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