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  • Why do Muslims shake hands?
    5189 Practical 2009/03/02
    Greeting others by saying “salam” and shaking hands are all signs of sociability and good manners and conduct. The prophet of Islam (pbuh) and the imams are at the pinnacle of sociability and good behavior and our role models, therefore we must follow them in this matter.Anas ibn ...
  • Who are the Ahlul-Bayt?
    24603 Traditional 2007/05/24
    The Prophet of Islam’s (s) Ahlul-Bayt are the same as the people of the cloak: Prophet Muhammad (s), ‘Alī, Fātimah, Hassan, and Hussayn (a). The proof for this is numerous traditions narrated by Shia and Sunni scholars. These traditions are found in more than seventy famous Sunni and Shia sources.
  • What are the signs of Imam Zaman’s (as) dhuhur (reappearance) and which ones are reliable?
    5865 Traditional 2008/11/17
    Asking about the “dhuhur” (reappearance) of Imam Zaman (as) and its signs is very good and desirable, yet one mustn’t get so caught up in this matter to the extent that he/she forgets about the true goal which is to prepare for and pave the way for his ...
  • Was the wife of Hazrat Abbas, Lady Lubaba, present in Karbala?
    1193 اهل بیت و یاران 2017/08/22
    1. Lubaba was the daughter of Ubaidullah bin Abbas[1] (the Prophet”s cousin) and the wife of Hazrat Abulfazl Abbas (AS). Following the event of Karbala and the martyrdom of Hazrat Abbas, she married Zaid bin Hasan[2].[3] It has ...
  • What do Jews say about the coming of the Promised Messiah?
    2698 Traditional 2011/04/20
    Similar to other faiths and people, the Jews definitely believe in the coming of a savior at the end of time. In the current Torah, there are many glad tidings of the coming of a universal reformer. In the Psalms of David, among the books of the Old ...
  • Is God subjugated to natural laws?
    2849 Traditional 2012/03/10
    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 ...
  • Is it permissible for a woman to speak to strangers or to let her voice be heard by them? What if this act is neither Islamic, nor within a work framework?
    2278 برخی احکام 2013/11/11
    Speaking excessively and unnecessarily is not good and advisable. All should observe limits in speaking. When it comes to women speaking with strangers, it is also better for them to avoid speaking unnecessarily with strangers, i.e. men outside their families. In any case, what has been forbidden ...
  • What is the meaning of self-consciousness according to the Holy Quran?
    4326 انسان شناسی 2015/04/18
    According to the Quran, self-consciousness means realization of one's own self through nourishing or nurturing and reviving one's own inner and inborn talents and potentialities followed by a profound understanding of the realities of the universe and divine attributes. Self-consciousness has various degrees and it is of ...
  • What is Islam's viewpoint regarding reincarnation?
    6842 Traditional 2010/01/21
    A few centuries back in India a theory known as "reincarnation" was developed concerning the consecutive return of souls to this world after death. During the ages this theory was gradually taken into serious consideration by people all around the world and even became, for some, a part ...
  • The philosophy as to why saying Āmīn in prayer is impermissible.
    4916 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/03/14
    In accordance to traditions narrated by the Ahlulbayt (as), saying Āmīn in prayer is not permissible; furthermore reciting it [intentionally] invalidates the prayer. In addition, there is no need for evidence to prove the impermissibility [of saying Āmīn], in the sense that prayer is an ...

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