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  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    64005 Exegesis 2010/04/06
    According to the Quran a Muslim is one who has absolutely surrendered to Allah and his commands and believes in pure Tawhid (the oneness of God) that isn't tainted with any Shirk and this is why the Almighty has introduced Prophet Abraham as a true ...
  • What are the political thoughts of Imam Khomeini?
    6566 اندیشه های امام خمینی (ره) 2012/05/12
    The political thoughts of Imam Khomeini (blessed be his soul) are a part of his macro ideas being influenced by different aspects of his thought. Given the fact that Imam Khomeini is a multi-dimensional personality who authored numerous works in mysticism, jurisprudence, philosophy, theology and politics and ...
  • What are the definition, place and necessity of Taqlid?
    3899 Modern 2011/04/06
    ‘Aql or reason which is endorsed by the Shari’ah and associated with jurisprudence is different from the manipulative intellect which we use in our lives. Although the intellect is also endorsed by divine legislator, it is to be noted that the power of intellect is limited ...
  • How is it possible to entitle someone (Wali Faqih) with the authority of God, His prophet and the Imams who has nothing to do with wahy or infallibility?
    3689 Traditional 2011/08/18
    What is intended by the welayat of a just faqih being the welayat of the prophets is the aspect of political welayat (meaning the government and management of the affairs of the people) which is part of welayat tashri’i (legal leadership). But welayat takwini (authority over creation and ...
  • What is the meaning and philosophy of ‘gradual revelation of the Quran’?
    10600 Exegesis 2012/04/04
    1. The word “nuzul” literally means ‘descent’ as stated by the glossaries of the Quran such as Mufradat, Misbah and Aqrab. Raghib says in his Mufradat: “Nuzul” in reality means 'descent from an eminence'. The word 'descent' only points to how important, significant and far-reaching the thing ...
  • Why did Allah (swt) create the foreskin which is removed during circumcision?
    14369 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/02/09
    Because of its many benefits, circumcision has been made obligatory in some religions like Islam. Some of those benefits are: prevention of infants and babies from infection of the urinal tract, penile cancer prevention, prevention of aids, etc. As for why Allah (swt) created the foreskin in the ...
  • What is the meaning of "Shaf'a Prayer" and what is its relationship with intercession?
    4311 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 ...
  • Why has God introduced Himself as "Allah" (alif, lām, lām and ha)? Why not another
    3138 Traditional 2011/11/17
    This name (Allah) is used for the Necessary Being (wajibul wujud) whose existence is obligatory and pure in all terms. He possesses all the qualities of perfection. To refer to such a being, different and particular words have been coined and used in different languages. For example, "Allah" ...
  • Please mention the five qualities of the Imam according to Quranic ayahs?
    9695 Exegesis 2011/12/21
    Subsequent to mentioning the story of rescuing Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Lut and granting Ibrahim (as) righteous children,[1] the Quran reflects on the imamah and leadership of this great Prophet and a number of values, plans and qualities pertaining to this divine position: “A
  • What are the etiquettes and traditions of the month of Rmadhan?
    3000 روزه و رمضان 2013/11/25
    The holy month of Ramadhan and fasting in this month have certain etiquettes, manners and conditions some of which are as follows: 1. Sighting the moon: One of the conditions of the month of Ramadhan is that the crescent of this month should be ascertained and sighted.

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