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  • Why has Fatimah Ma’sumah been given the titile ‘Ma’sumah’; is she an infallible?
    3948 Traditional
    The name of Lady Ma’sumah, is Fatimah. In historical books and hadith sources, her eminence is referred to as Fatimah bint Musa ibn Ja’far. She wasn’t technically an infallible, the way the prophets and imams were, although she was at a very high level of spiritual purity ...
  • Is it a sin to curse someone in one’s mind?
    7552 بدبینی و بدگمانی
    Sins are sometimes committed outwardly and other times they may have and inner and intellectual aspects. When a person tells a lie or backbites someone or commits such prohibitions, he is said to have committed a sin in the outside world but when he associates someone with ...
  • What are the legal obligations of a wife towards her husband?
    13090 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The sustainability, continuity and stability of a marital life depend on love, understanding and respect for mutual rights.  In order for the family, which is small social unit, to be solidified and strengthened, the religion of Islam has made an arrangement in a way such that it has ...
  • where did secularism or the belief in the separation of religious and civil affairs emerge from?
    3760 Modern
    During the renascence Christian believers came to the realization that their religion, with all the shortcomings it had, could not meet the modern social and political needs; therefore, secularism took shape.Secularism can be considered as the legitimate child of western civilization since Christianity, having gotten distracted and intermingled with ...
  • By whom and how can teyyul-ard be achieved?
    3900 Practical
    Teyyul-ard denotes the quick transportation from one point to another in an instant. Teyyul-ard is something extraordinary and above normal human power, and is only possible for those who have total control over the chain of causes. The most important issue in this regard is ...
  • Does playing video games that have blasphemy and magic render a person non-Muslim?
    6286 برخی احکام
    Watching such films or TV series does not make a person disbeliever but it is not permissible to watch movies which entail evil or when it is feared that one may be led astray. Index: We have forwarded this question to a number of prominent Shiite religious ...
  • Is it correct to recite salawat when hearing Surah Yasin, and is there a reason for it?
    6546 Exegesis
    Reciting salawat when mentioning or referring to the Prophet (sa) has been recommended in the ahadith. A hadith reveals that the Prophet has ten names, five of which have been mentioned in the Quran. One of those names is Yasin and accordingly the Ahlul-Bayt (as) would be Aal-Yasin ...
  • What are the causes of the reappearance of the Imam of Time (atf)?
    4539 Traditional
    The ‘causes of the reappearance’ refer to those things that serve as agents instrumental in the reappearance of the Imam of Time (atf). Although “God’s will” is the fundamental cause of the reappearance of the Imam of Time (atf), what, in fact, humans can do to prepare ...
  • Is the tradition mentioned in Shia books about Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS) praying behind Marwan bin Hakam reliable?
    5238 The infallibles
    The narrations regarding Imam Hasan and Imam Hussein (AS) offering prayers behind Marwan have been narrated in Shia sources through different chains of transmission. One of the narrations has been narrated from Imam Ja'far Sadiq (AS) and the other from Imam Musa bin Ja'far (AS). These narrations ...
  • Is man Khalifatullah or Khalifatul-Rabb?
    7595 Exegesis
    Since in verse 31 of surah Baqarah, the Quran tells us that the reason why man was chosen to be Allah’s (swt) vicegerent was his knowledge of ‘the divine names’ and goes on to say: “علّم آدم الاسماء کلها”, and the name that encompasses all ...

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