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  • Which of the prophets are still alive?
    6000
    Dear User, Allamah Tabatabai (RA) interpreting the verse 65 of Surah al-Kahf (Then they found one from among Our servants whom We had granted mercy from Us and whom We had taught knowledge from Ourselves[1]) appertained to Prophet Moses (AS) and Prophet Khidr (AS) quotes narrations ...
  • Do Shiite scholars consider Sulaym bin Qays\' book as authentic and reliable or not?
    5830 Science of narrators
    Sulaym bin Qays Helali Koofi is known for the book he has left behind, a book which has given rise to different controversies over the centuries with a great many scholars talking for and against it. Generally, the viewpoints about Sulaym's book can be categorized into three ...
  • What is the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution’s fatwa on looking at non-mahrams?
    4139 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The Supreme Leader’s fatwa on looking at non-mahrams is the same as the late Imam Khomeini’s. Imam Khomeini says: “It is haram for men to look at the body of non-mahram women, regardless of whether it is with the intention of pleasure or not. Looking at the face and hands ...
  • Is it true that Shia scholars say that the prophet wanted to consummate his marriage with Aisha when she was six years old?
    4758 تاريخ کلام
    We couldn’t find anything that supports this idea in our sources; as a matter of fact, our hadiths tell us that intercourse with a girl before she becomes baligh is forbidden.[1] Also, our sources say that the prophet consummated his marriage with Aisha when ...
  • Is God subjugated to natural laws?
    3757 Traditional
    Allah is the one who has set all natural laws, and the only thing He is under the influence of, is His own will. The one thing to keep in mind is that His will is that things take place through their natural causes. In addition to ...
  • Can Buddhism be considered a divine faith?
    5187 Traditional
    Some believe Buddha to be a divine prophet who had acquired the fundamentals of his religion through revelation. This theory seems to be acceptable for two reasons (although the faith underwent major alteration later):1- Considering ancient Buddhist teachings: The work history ...
  • Does Imam Mahdi (aj) have a spouse and children?
    16503 Traditional
    Although it is possible for the imam (as) to have a spouse and children, and such a matter is in no way in conflict with his occultation, nevertheless, there isn't any substantial hadithic reasoning that proves anything regarding this subject. It can be said that just as how ...
  • Is it haraam (impermissible) to celebrate birthdays within Islam?
    9053 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Celebrating birthdays is not a part of the Islamic traditions; it is a matter about which the Shari`ah is silent. The Islamic doctrines have not persuaded or recommended us to celebrate our birthdays. However, we do not want to condemn this new tradition, even though we do not accept ...
  • How would it be possible to explain unity of being in simple words?
    4148 وحدت وجود
    Wahdatul Wujûd means to believe that all the entities (things present around us) are an indication of Allah’s presence and to believe that everything besides Allah is subjective or just shadows and epiphany of the Truth. Conclusively there is no multiplicity in God, the Real Wujûd as ...
  • What is the meaning of abjad letters, especially in relation to Imam Ali?
    20751
    The abjad letters are the alphabet (الف ب ت...), which have been systemized based on a specific order, meaning: abjad, hūz, ḥatī, kalamn, sa'afṣ, qarasht, thakhdh, ḍaẓgh. A number has been assigned for every one of these letters, in following order:

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