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  • Why do Shīʿas say ‘Alḥamdulillāh rabbi al-ʿālamīn' after sūrah ‘al-Hamd’.
    5325 Laws and Jurisprudence
    There are some apparent differences which exist, and have existed between Shīʿasand Sunnis; for instance, the folding of arms during prayer as practiced by the Sunnis, or the method in which ‘wuḍhu’ is performed can be cited ...
  • Is Islam a religion of peace and brotherhood, or a religion of war and violence?
    5211 Modern
    The Holy Quran has verified the fact that Islam is a religion of peace and tranquility by saying: “Oh ye who believe! Enter into peace and tranquility altogether and follow not the footsteps of Satan; for he is to you a clear enemy”.But one must note that some ...
  • What is the best name one can pick for their child?
    4299 Contextual study
    Names portray the owner of the name and whenever a name is said, the owner immediately comes to mind, therefore it is important to choose suitable and good names. It has been mentioned in ahadith that the best and most suitable name is one that denotes obedience; the ...
  • Is an Imam’s status greater than that of a prophet’s?
    14115 Traditional
    The superiority of the Imams in comparison to the prophets is mentioned in many hadiths and the reason to it is the oneness of the inner light of the prophet of Islam and the Imams. Since the prophet is greater than other prophets, the ...
  • Do the Holy Prophet’s parents enter Paradise?
    7658 Traditional
    Based on the verses of the Holy Quran, belief in God and good deeds are generally the most important requirements for entering Paradise. Shia scholars and also a number of Sunni sects believe that the Holy Prophet's parents and ancestors were monotheists and good doers. Shaykh ...
  • Was Ibn Arabi Shia or Sunni?
    10660 تاريخ بزرگان
    The complicated personality and his attitude towards different great personalities of different sects has made it difficult to determine what sect Ibn Arabi belonged to, thus there are different viewpoints on this issue. Some say he was Sunni, some say he was a twelve imamer Shia, some say ...
  • What does Fana mean in Irfan (Mysticism)?
    5715 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 ...
  • Is it lawful to get a marital judgment from a non-Muslim government?
    3758 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Referring to judicial arbitrators in non-Muslim and oppressive governments, and requesting their help is not permissible, save in cases where attaining one's right is dependent upon it, and there is no other way. And it is obvious that taking ...
  • What is the Sunni viewpoint regarding the Mus’haf of Imam Ali (as)?
    8824 Contextual study
    What is meant by the Mus’haf of Imam Ali (as) is the Quran in which he compiled after the passing of the prophet (pbuh). In this Quran things like the exact order of the verses and surahs according to the time of their revelation have ...
  • Which verse in the Holy Quran is a confirmation of tawassul (seeking means) and how is justified?
    8345 Traditional
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