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  • Is it possible for humankind to know Allah (awj)? If yes, to what degree and what is the value of such knowledge?
    7372 Traditional
    The human being can attain knowledge of Allah (awj) through various ways. This knowledge can come about through the medium of the intellect or of the heart. At times he—as in the case of the sage and the philosopher—reasons and understands through conceptual knowledge ...
  • What is the relationship between man’s efforts and the sustenance that has been measured out for him?
    8012 Traditional
    There are two kinds of sustenance. There is a sustenance that we go after and a sustenance that comes after us. In the traditions, the sustenance that comes after us is called “the sustenance that seeks,” and the sustenance that we seek has been named “the sought ...
  • what is dignity? How can it be achieved? And what status do dignified people posses before God?
    1421 انسان شناسی
    Dignity can be defined as the act of avoiding the degradation of oneself and baseness and a magnanimous man is the one who is free from all the indecencies. Indecency (antonym for dignity) equals degradation and humiliation and one has to equip oneself with the weapon ...
  • What is the Islamic law about carrying the Quran throughout the day or when one is entering a toilet?
    3788 Laws and Jurisprudence
    There is no problem in carrying the Quran. However, there are certain points which you should keep in mind: 1. It is makrooh (abominable) to carry the Quran in the state of Janabat[1] and Hayz (menses)
  • What is God’s reason for creating man?
    5026 Traditional
    a) His ability to create called for Him to create.b) The order of creation is one based on aim and wisdom.c) The ultimate goal and aim of creating all things, is the emergence of man; the reason being that everything has been created for his purpose and he ...
  • What are the secrets and ways to success in life?
    7518 دستور العمل ها
    Most writers and scholars have endeavored to present an inclusive definition of success. Success, according to Islamic doctrines, means happiness and prosperity. Practically, absolute happiness and prosperity are the same. A happy and successful person is one whose actions and aspirations are in the way of Allah, ...
  • Who are the Akhbaris and the Osolis?
    5831 Philosophy of History
    The Akhbaris are the adherents of the ahadith whom the Shia call Akhbaris. They do not believe in Ijtihad and only follow the ahadith. On the other side there is a great group of Muslim scholars known as the Osolioon, they believe that the rulings of Islam should ...
  • Did the Imams have knowledge of the unseen?
    6009 Traditional
    According to Quranic teachings, complete knowledge of the unseen only belongs to Allah, and it is Him that knows everything about this world. Some of Allah’s special servants are informed of secrets and knowledge and other impalpable things, they see the unseen and hear what cannot be heard ...
  • Can a soul or Jinn bother a human being?
    9533 Traditional
    We know very little about Jinns, but hadiths say that Jinns are responsible for their acts and have different beliefs, some are obedient towards Allah while others are not, the same as humans. Although Jinns are not clever, they do possess the power ...
  • Can one say that angels have different levels of infallibility?
    6910 Traditional
    Angels are very noble and delicate creatures and of high and numerous virtues (which have been expressed by the Quran). One of their traits is that they lack any materialistic and animalistic characteristics. They neither have any desire to sin, nor the strength to do so, making them pure ...

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