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  • What is the ruling about reciting the zikr (recital), which has been narrated by Abu Basir, in Tashahhud of prayers?
    5173 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/14
    It has been mentioned in fiqh (jurisprudential) books that the following zikr is recommended to recite in Tashahhud:«بسم اللَّه و باللَّه و الحمد للَّه و خیر الأسماء للَّه أشهد أن لا إله إلّا اللَّه وحده لا شریک له، و أشهد أنّ محمَّداً عبده ...
  • What is the scientific reasoning behind the splitting of the moon?
    6250 Exegesis 2009/06/22
    Considering the research and discoveries of space scientists, the answer to your question isn't very hard, because discoveries today tell us that not only isn't such a phenomenon possible, but it also actually has taken place various times regarding celestial bodies other than the moon.NASA has confirmed the ...
  • Which is the verse that says that our knowledge is just a small drop in an ocean?
    10831 Exegesis 2013/07/15
    The point in the question has been mentioned by a number of the verses of the Quran. In some of its verses, the Quran says that if all the oceans were ink, God's knowledge would not be exhausted and the oceans would run dry. God says, ...
  • Who is Zaid bin Haretha?
    3382 برخی صحابیان 2013/04/18
    When still a child, Zaid bin Haretha, accompanied by her mother (Sa’ada bint Tha’laba bin ‘Abd Âmer), was going to Tha’laba bin Âmer tribe, to visit his relatives. On the way to his destination, Zaid bin Haretha was attacked and his property was confiscated by Bani ...
  • Where will the evil Shias be punished; in this world, the Barzakh or the Hereafter?
    6384 Traditional 2012/04/17
    According to the Quran, all people will be punished or rewarded based on their actions and this is something clear; some in this world, some in the Barzakh and some in the Hereafter. As to the traditions that give the idea that the Shia will enter ...
  • Is it obligatory for Muslims to promulgate Islam (i.e. teach or convert non-Muslims)?
    4969 Practical 2011/08/02
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • What were the main causes of the crusades?
    16048 History 2015/08/04
    The Crusades were a series of military attacks launched by Western Europe on Muslims and the Islamic world from 1095 to 1291. These wars which were sanctioned by Christian leadership and the Catholic Church, took place between followers of two big and powerful religions in a very ...
  • Is becoming forgetful a type of spiritual disease? What kind of solutions can attenuate it?
    4227 دستور العمل ها 2014/06/01
    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»
  • What is Chelleh Neshini (worshipping for a forty day period)? What is the viewpoint of the Shia on this practice?
    4094 Practical 2011/09/22
    The meaning behind Chelleh Neshini  (worshipping for a forty day period) in the field of spiritual wayfaring is for one to be cautious in regards to one’s self for a period of forty days. Through these means, the self becomes capable of receiving divine wisdom. Many of the ...
  • How can perfection be attained?
    3301 Practical 2011/08/15
    This topic needs to be discussed in three parts.1. Definition of Kamal (Perfection) and How It Differs from Tamam (Completion) and ProgressCompletion applies when speaking about the parts of a thing, as in the case where a thing is composed ...