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  • Are we forbidden to go to a somewhere that divine punishment has taken place?
    2977 Traditional 2011/04/20
    We have not come across a hadith in Islamic resources which forbids us from going to a location where divine punishment has taken place, although, there is a hadith in which Imam Ali (as) states: “It is not permissible for a prophet or the ...
  • Some of the incidents pertaining to the event of Karbala do not seem to be rational? How can they be justified?
    8904 تاريخ بزرگان 2011/10/17
    The story of Karbala and martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s) and his companions is one of the very well-known and indisputable facts of a history that has been narrated and passed on to us chest by chest by many narrators. No one even from the enemies has so far denied ...
  • What is the theological basis of Mahdiism?
    3694 Traditional 2008/10/22
    The necessity of Allah’s (swt) grace, the existence of a khalifatullah and vicegerent of Allah (swt) and his protection from any calamities and bad incidents can be counted as a portion of the theological basis of Mahdiism. ...
  • What is the purpose of creating mankind and the world?
    5529 Traditional 2008/07/20
    God Almighty is a never-ending entity possessing all forms of perfection and creating is His grace. Since Allah (swt) is the All-Graceful, granting everything and anything possible, his being graceful calls for him to create all things that can and deserve to be created. So, Allah (swt) creates because ...
  • Is it possible to throw some light on the life and messengership of Prophet Hud (a.s.)?
    3799 Traditional 2013/05/15
    Prophet Hud is one of the divine prophets whose name has been mentioned seven times in Surah al-Araf and Surah al-Shu’ara. He is among the descendants (great grandsons) of Prophet Noah (a.s.) with seven generations away. He was called ‘Hud’ because he had been protected from the ...
  • Are Heaven and Hell just myths or realities?
    4521 Traditional 2010/04/20
    From the perspective of Islam, which is the most complete religion, resurrection is one of the fundamentals of religion and believing in it is one of the conditions of being a Muslim.There are ...
  • Can a major sin be forgiven?
    6006 Practical 2010/12/21
    A major sin is one that being punished in hell is promised to its committer in the Quran or ahadith. (There are also other criteria for a sin being a major one). Also minor sins turn into major sins when committed repeatedly (when insisted on ...
  • What is the Islamic law about being Kathir al-Shak?
    7034 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/03
    Undoubtedly, excessive and constant doubt which makes a person obsessive is the temptation of Shaitan (Satan) who wants God's servants to become tired and lethargic towards worshipping God and finally despair of Allah's mercy. The best solution to these doubts is to pay no heed to them.Also, if a ...
  • What is the Islamic law about the Christians, Jews and non-Muslims? Are they ritually pure or impure?
    2866 Laws and Jurisprudence 2014/08/04
    Almost all Shiite faqihs agree on the nijasah of the kuffar (non-believers), but the impurity of Ahlul Kitab (People of the Book) is an issue of dispute amongst them. You are, however, advised to turn to and act according to the verdict of the Mujtahid whom you ...
  • Does the Quran intend to identify God as the sensible light when it says that God is the light of the heavens and the earth?
    3978 Exegesis 2011/09/21
    1. Certainly, the by referring to Allah as light, the Qur'an does not intend to identify Him as a physical and sensory light because the sensible light is a part of the accident characteristic of matter whereas there are numerous arguments which negate the physicality of God, the Exalted, and which ...