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  • Why was Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) allowed to have more than four wives?
    10468 The infallibles 2007/04/05
    The topic of the prophet of Islam’s (P.B.U.H.) marriages and number of spouses is a subject which has been questioned very much. In reference to this issue, we should mention first of all that before the ruling for the impermissibility of ...
  • Has the Quran mentioned anything about Khidhr?
    6916 تاريخ بزرگان 2008/09/03
    The Quran hasn’t clearly mentioned the name of Khidhr, yet he has been referred to as “One of Our servants whom We had granted a grace from Ourselves, and taught him a knowledge from Our own”[i] (which indicates his ...
  • Please explain the basis of Shi'ite thought and its characteristics?
    4135 Traditional 2010/09/18
    The Holy Quran is the basis of the Shi'ite thought and the source of all the Shiite teachings. It considers the apparent and outward meanings of the verses, the sayings, conducts, silence and assertions of the Messenger of God (pbuh) and those of the ...
  • What is our duty during the time of Imam Mahdi’s occultation?
    4313 Traditional 2011/12/20
    Our duties during the Imam’s occultation are very much the same duties we have during his presence. One could briefly say that the greatest duty of the Shias during this period is to await Faraj and Imam Mahdi’s government. Awaiting Faraj means to carry out all commands of ...
  • How can the contradiction between Islam and Christianity about God having a son be resolved?
    4290 Traditional 2012/04/19
    Based on what has been stated in surah Tawhid, the Muslims believe God to neither have begat a son, nor been begotten himself. All monotheistic religions also hold this same belief, with Christianity being no exception. The reason being that all divine religions are based on man’s ...
  • Please let me know in detail the beliefs of Zaidiyyah sect, especially the Houthis?
    4007 تاريخ کلام 2017/05/20
    The Zaidiyyah or Zaidism is a sect which emerged in the eighth century out of Shi'a Islam. Zaidis are named after Zaid ibn Ali, the grandson of Husain ibn Ali. Although Zaid did not consider himself to be the imam after his father, his uprising to bring ...
  • How can those who don’t observe the complete hijab study in the Howza?
    2713 Practical 2011/04/20
    Studying in different fields is always valuable and brings about completion for the individual, nevertheless, reaching values and virtues coming from knowledge calls for some preliminary steps and hardships that have to be taken care of and endured respectively first.Entering the Howza is no exception and may bear ...
  • Who was Sheikh Hafiz Rajab Borsi? Is his "Mashariq al-Anwar" an authentic book?
    5732 تألیفات شیعی 2014/01/30
    Sheikh Hafiz Borsi (d. 1392 AD or 1394 AD) is a Muslim thinker known as an expert of hadith, a jurisprudent and an erudite. There is also a strong presence of theoretical mysticism everywhere in his works. "Mashariq al-Anwar fi Asrar-e Amir Almo'menin" [i] ...
  • Is it permissible to evade government tax in non-Islamic countries?
    2772 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/01/10
    The answer given by Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani is as follows:1. You must abide by the rules of the country in which you are living except for when the rules may be opposed to Islamic Shari'ah.
  • What kind of a book is the Quran?
    3183 شیعه و قرآن 2013/11/25
    The Holy Quran is a heavenly book revealed for the guidance of mankind. It was sent down on the heart of the Last of Prophets, Muhammad b. Abdullah, peace be upon him and his descendants. The Quran, which is the eternal miracle of the Prophet of Islam ...

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