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  • What is philosophy? Why is it bad?
    5102 Contextual study 2012/06/02
    As for your question about the alleged hadith, we should say that we looked for it in our hadith collections but we did not find it. As for the definition of philosophy, it has been defined in a number of different ways, and in one ...
  • How is it possible to get rid of obsession with cleanness and uncleanness?
    3247 وسواس 2015/08/04
    It is necessary to make a few preliminary points to answer the foregoing question: 1. God, the Exalted, says that He has not laid upon you any hardship in religion. The Holy Prophet (S) has said in a well-known tradition that he was sent to humanity with ...
  • Why is the grave of Lady Fatimah (as) still concealed, while Imam Ali’s (as) has been revealed?
    3476 Traditional 2008/09/21
    The reason for why the grave of Imam Ali (as) was concealed for a while was the fact that ignorant and abusive individuals who were enemies to him, would possibly disrespect his grave. Later on though, after time had passed and the abovementioned individuals had passed away, in ...
  • Do we have to recite surah Fatihah in prayer?
    2351 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/01
    In the first and second rak’ahs of the daily prayers, one must recite surah Fatihah and another entire surah after it; there is no difference between men and women in this ruling.[1] (Of course, this is when one is praying by himself, but ...
  • Is the day of resurrection, structurally physical or a spiritual?
    3991 Traditional 2009/12/28
    Even though logical reasoning proves the existence of a world other than the one we live in, the power of reason cannot reveal whether it is a spiritual or physical world, and in the case of it being physical, will the body be materialistic or mithali? Thus some ...
  • If the pleasures and joys of Paradise are not humdrum and boring, why do the dwellers of Paradise give up one pleasure for another?
    3499 Traditional 2011/12/01
    It seems that the reason for this question originates in a kind comparison or similarity drawn between worldly and heavenly features. The questioner is presumably under the impression that Paradise has features as those of the world whereas it is quite the opposite.  Deficiency, defect, disease, death, lethargy and shortcomings ...
  • What is the meaning of "Shaf'a Prayer" and what is its relationship with intercession?
    3900 نماز 2014/09/09
    The word "shaf'" literally means adding something to something else. It also means "even" as opposed to odd. The Quranic verse says "wash-shaf'a wal-watr" in which "shaf' means even while "watr" means "one".[1] " Shafa'ah" (intercession) is derived from "shaf'" which means adding something ...
  • What were the main causes of the crusades?
    14783 تاريخ بزرگان 2015/08/04
    The Crusades were a series of military attacks launched by Western Europe on Muslims and the Islamic world from 1095 to 1291. These wars which were sanctioned by Christian leadership and the Catholic Church, took place between followers of two big and powerful religions in a very ...
  • In Islam can we confess our sins to another person?
    13974 Theoretical 2010/08/14
    In the religion of Islam nobody has the permission to disclose their sins (small or big) and unveil their secrets to anybody. The reason why is, to begin with, man’s honor and respect is so valued and significant he should only confess to his lord ...
  • What is the ruling regarding taking injections during Ramadhan?
    4797 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/02/09
    There is a difference of opinion amongst scholars regarding this issue. To get a more precise answer, you will have to specify your marja’. Nevertheless, we will list the opinions of different marja’s below:Ayatullahs Bahjat, Imam Khomeini and Khamenei: If an ...