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  • What is the best verse in the Quran?
    5431 Exegesis
    Before dealing with the main question, we must say that the Quran itself is the best book and superior to all heavenly books. All of its verses (ayāt) are at the highest level of perfection and significance. Hence, we cannot differentiate between them by telling that a ...
  • What is the ruling on wearing makeup in public?
    5341 Laws and Jurisprudence
    1 & 2 : It is not permissible and there is no difference between the various means employed for beauty or make-up purposes.3 : Assuming laity (urf) deems it as ‘beauty’ (zeenat), it is not permissible. Summary Notes by ‘Porch of Wisdom’Assuming laity regards a given woman as ...
  • Who is Zaid bin Haretha?
    3919 برخی صحابیان
    When still a child, Zaid bin Haretha, accompanied by her mother (Sa’ada bint Tha’laba bin ‘Abd Âmer), was going to Tha’laba bin Âmer tribe, to visit his relatives. On the way to his destination, Zaid bin Haretha was attacked and his property was confiscated by Bani ...
  • What is the philosophy behind prostrating on earth?
    9138 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The essence of prostration is humility and it is one of the obligations we must perform, as the Quran says: “O you who have faith! Bow down and prostrate yourselves…”.There is an important point here that must be kept in mind, and that is that the Shia ...
  • Can we not cover all of our hair due to hair loss and because the doctor has asked us to do so?
    3353 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The hijab is a very important matter to the extent that the Quran has even directly spoken of it. Allah (swt) says in surah Nur:“And tell the faithful women to cast down their looks and to guard their private parts, and not to display their charms, except ...
  • What should I do so that I do not sin when I am with my friends? And I don’t become mad and lose my temper while with them?
    4290 Practical
    In order to remain calm when among your friends, family and relatives, you should keep count of your acts on a daily basis, try to have a good temper, stay away from bad friends, take your social position into consideration and not intervene in issues that you ...
  • Is the Imam of Time (atf) present at all places even in non-Islamic (Jewish) countries?
    3962 Traditional
    It is not possible from a rational and logical perspective to attain ultimate perfection without divine guidance. God, the Exalted, has sent His proofs to mankind to guide them in the right path in the best possible manner. The prophets and imams have been and are able ...
  • Where was Lady Fatima Zahra buried?
    6967 تاريخ بزرگان
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  • Should the remembrance of Allah (awj) evoke fear or love?
    5585 Practical
    The co-existence of fear and hope, and in some cases love, in respect to Allah (awj), should not be a source of confusion as this phenomenon permeates all relationships of love to varying degrees. However, because of its over-conspicuousness, we are blind to it. It must be noted ...
  • How old was Imam Ali (AS) on the day of Ghadir?
    4224 غدیر خم
    The event of Ghadir took place on the tenth of the hegira year but there are different views about Imam Ali's date of birth. However, if we are to determine the Imam's date of birth, it depends on which report is considered to be stronger and more ...