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  • When Allah created material things from absolute nothingness, does it mean that His Power was converted into material power and material form?
    3711 تجلی ذاتی 2013/01/19
    If you mean conversion of divine power into material power, there is no doubt that such a notion is false and it is never true with God. If you mean by the word “conversion” reflection of God’s power, indeed creation from absolute nothingness gives such a meaning ...
  • What are the secrets and ways to success in life?
    5700 دستور العمل ها 2015/04/18
    Most writers and scholars have endeavored to present an inclusive definition of success. Success, according to Islamic doctrines, means happiness and prosperity. Practically, absolute happiness and prosperity are the same. A happy and successful person is one whose actions and aspirations are in the way of Allah, ...
  • How does Islam solve the collision between religion and science?
    3671 Modern 2008/07/20
    This issue (the collision of religion and science) is one imported from Christianity. To find the answer to such a question in Islam, one must pay attention to the following points:1- When studying religious texts, one must pay close attention to all things that will help to understand ...
  • Why would people dig up someone if they are already dead? Isn\'t that haram?
    4995 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/03/14
    The following is the response of the maraji' to your inquiry: It is haram to exhume the body of a dead believer. But in some cases, it will be permissible, namely: 1. When the dead body has been ...
  • If a person sings among some people dancing, will this singing be an instance of ghina?
    2579 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/19
    Ghina denotes a kind of singing accompanied by vocal undulation and tarab (rapture) so that it is suitable for gatherings of lahw and sin – it is haram and both singing and listening to it is haram.[1]According ...
  • What is the ruling on bank interest in non-Muslim countries?
    6008 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/17
    Concerning bank transactions in non-Islamic countries, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s verdict reads as follows:“Paying interest (usury [riba]) is haram (forbidden) i.e. borrowing money from a bank on the condition that one ought to repay an extra amount in excess of the originally borrowed sum is deemed haram save ...
  • What are the different stages and levels of religion?
    3714 Philosophy of Religion 2008/10/12
    The main stages of religion are as follows:1- The “nafsul-amr” religion: What exists in the knowledge of Allah (swt) regarding the guidance of man to his eternal prosperity and salvation, is the “nafsul-amr” religion. In other words, the nafsul-amr religion is the way of life for man from ...
  • How long will the Imam of Time, Imam Mahdi (AS), will this world rule after he reappears?
    7282 Traditional 2013/12/05
    There are two categories of narrations in this regard which are apparently varied giving differing reports: 1. The first category of narrations has, for the major part, been extracted from Sunni sources.[1] According to it, the period during which the Imam of Time, Imam ...
  • Is ‘Apprehension’ a quality that can be attributed to God?
    2914 Traditional 2012/04/17
    Taking into consideration the verse “لا تُدْرِكُهُ الْأَبْصارُ وَ هُوَ يُدْرِكُ الْأَبْصارَ وَ هُوَ اللَّطيفُ الْخَبيرُ”[1], Mudrik (being apprehensive) is one of God’s names.[2] In the Quran and traditions, this attribute (Mudrik)[3] has been mentioned explicitly, thus ...
  • Who is Abdul Qadir Gilani?
    4677 Theoretical 2011/03/14
    Abdul Qadir Gilani known as Ghaus-e-Azamwas a sixth century mystic and a narrator who was born in the north of Iran and died in Baghdad. He was the figurehead of the Qadiri Sufi order.  Historically, he lived very much after ...

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