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  • Is becoming forgetful a type of spiritual disease? What kind of solutions can attenuate it?
    5152 دستور العمل ها
    As it is mentioned in the following Dua (prayer), undoubtedly forgetfulness is an undesirable state in which we should seek refuge with Allah from. «اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّی أَعُوذُ بِکَ مِنَ‏ النِّسْیَانِ‏ وَ الْکَسَلِ وَ التَّوَانِی فِی طَاعَتِکَ وَ الْفَشَل‏ وَ مِنْ عِقَابِکَ الْأَدْنَى وَ عَذَابِکَ الْأَکْبَر»
  • Is doing some Wajib or Mustahab acts be considered as a substitute for the prayer?
    3315 بیشتر بدانیم
    It should be noted before answering the above-mentioned question that however, all of the divine laws are based upon securing the interests of mankind and keeping them away from harms. This means that nothing is lawful and unlawful without reason and it is not the case that ...
  • Does mixing genders in universities have any logic behind it?
    3931 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Thorough analysis of these complications or the benefits of mixed gender universities calls for vast sociological research and statistical surveys, etc., which is beyond the scope of this article, thus we will briefly address some of the most important points in this regard. The responsibilities and methods for ...
  • Do we have free will and, if we do, what is it limited to?
    4513 Traditional
    A lot of times we find ourselves in a path that we must take. This is the path of predestined things in our lives, such as our ethnicity, family, language and physical features like our height and weight. On the other hand, there are many times when we ...
  • If the imams are essentially infallible, can we follow them as role models?
    2814 عصمت
    This question emanates from incorrect notion about the concept of infallibility that considers it something mandatory and gifted by God without a cause or reason. Obviously, if we are to consider infallibility as something forced, then we would consider the infallibles as people lacking free will and ...
  • What are the causes of the emergence and development of different sects among Muslims?
    16615 Traditional
    There are different factors involved in the emergence of different sects, religions and denominations among Muslims. They include the following: Discarding the Holy Prophet's Will and recommendations about his successor, Imam Ali (a.s.), the influence and infiltration of the followers of other religions into the ...
  • How can girls wear bright (gaudy) dresses on the one hand and go out in public without displaying their beauty on the other?
    5332 بیشتر بدانیم
    According to the Quran, man is a creature that has a divine fitra [God-gifted nature] on the one hand and a material nature on the other. Not differentiating between them will cause a person to be distanced from the reality. Observance of hijab (modest dress) and surrendering ...
  • If Allah (awj) is omniscient, why does He need to test mankind?
    5998 Traditional
    As implied by the question, because Allah (awj) is omniscient, the purpose of His tests is not to unveil something hitherto unknown. Rather, the Qur`an and ahadith suggest that these tests serve two purposes. First, they comprise a Divine precedent (sunnah ilahiyyah
  • What does Fana mean in Irfan (Mysticism)?
    6055 Theoretical
    Fana’ is an Arabic word and literally means non existence and being annihilated. In the words of the Urafa’, it means for a servant to utterly abide in Allah in a way that the humanistic aspect of the servant fades away in the ...
  • I doubt whether my prayer is valid. Please tell me how to perform my prayers correctly
    2052 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Before answering your question, it seems necessary to note that asking questions about things you don’t know is not embarrassing. A lack of knowledge and asking questions are not deficiencies that one should fear. To ask questions is considered as a degree of completion. This is due ...