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  • Are there any guidelines in the Islamic sources about fashion and clothing?
    3841 لباس ها و پوشش ها 2012/07/15
    Although Islam lays great emphasis on spiritual modesty of human beings (clothing of piety), the outward clothing is also a bounty which God, the Exalted, has bestowed exclusively upon human beings out of various beings. For this reason, Islam attaches significant importance to it and it deals ...
  • Are there any examples of Irfan in the Nahjul Balagha?
    4880 Practical 2010/08/17
    According to the Imams (a), Irfan is not divided into practical and theoretical. In the language that they used and in their life history, they did not consider practical Irfan any different from theoretical Irfan. This was because through practical Irfan they reached recognition of the realities and ...
  • If Aisha was the Mother of the Faithful and the Quran has described her as being "pure", then why did she go into a war with Imam Ali (a.s)?
    5158 Traditional 2012/01/30
    If you mean by the word "pure" absolute and comprehensive purity which is what Ayah of Tathir (purification) refers to, then it relates only to the Holy Prophet (s), Imam Ali (a.s), Fatima (s.a), Imam Hasan (a.s.) and Imam Hussain (a.s.); it does not include the wives ...
  • What is the meaning of being infallible?
    4644 Traditional 2008/05/11
    Allamah Tabatabai states: "Infallibility" means the presence of a quality in the infallible person that protects him or her from doing what is not permissible (e.g. sin or error)".[1] It should be noted that from his viewpoint God's prophets (and all of the ...
  • What is the time frame in which Dua Ahd should be read in?
    3779 Contextual study 2008/05/25
    It has been stated in traditions that whosoever recites this hadith for forty days in the morning, he/she will be one of the companions of Imam Zaman (a.s.) and …[1]. Conclusion: Dua Ahd needs to be read in the morning, and the best time ...
  • Why is a disbeliever ritually impure? Is it not insulting to a disbeliever to consider him impure?
    6200 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/18
    The literal meaning of'kufr' is 'to conceal' or 'to hide'. It also means 'disobedience' or 'thanklessness'. Shia’s grand jurisprudents have said that one who denies the oneness of God or associates anyone with Him is a kafir ...
  • Can people have contact with Jinns?
    7603 Traditional 2009/11/24
    The Holy Quran has confirmed the existence of Jinns and has attributed the following characteristics to them:1.     Jinns are creatures that are made of fire; this is while humans were created ...
  • Why does God not heal the disease of the hypocrites but also adds to it or worsens it?
    359 Exegesis 2019/06/12
    Allah the Exalted has created the human beings with freewill and volition which means that human evolution (perfection) is gained through his free choice and will. Therefore if people like the hypocrites choose to go astray of their own free will, it would not be right on ...
  • What is the best verse in the Quran?
    4762 Exegesis 2013/01/01
    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 ...
  • How can I repent from watching pornographic movies?
    9234 Practical 2009/09/23
    Sin is like a foul-smelling swamp full of sewage; the more one sinks into it, the less he senses its smell, because he actually loses his sense of smell and can't tell that he is drowning anymore.At the same time, anytime one ...