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  • What is teyyul-ard?
    2753 Theoretical 2010/07/20
    There are different views on the true essence of teyyul-ard. One would be the theory of “اعدام و ایجاد” or “Existentiation and Elimination” of the renowned mystic, Ibn Arabi. According to this theory, the person eliminates his existence in one place and existentiates it in ...
  • Please explain the basis of Shi'ite thought and its characteristics?
    3979 Traditional 2010/09/18
    The Holy Quran is the basis of the Shi'ite thought and the source of all the Shiite teachings. It considers the apparent and outward meanings of the verses, the sayings, conducts, silence and assertions of the Messenger of God (pbuh) and those of the ...
  • How does the status of a person, who has been in deviation and engulfed in sins, change in the afterworld through others' good deeds and prayers without him having a role?
    3979 Traditional 2011/05/08
    The point in the question is neither hundred percent acceptable nor is it hundred percent refutable, but it depends squarely on the type of the sin and the person who commits it. There are some sins like shirk (polytheism) which is not forgivable at all. Similarly, violating ...
  • Can we give part of our Khums dues to the poor? Or is it necessary that we should hand it over to the maraje's representatives or the maraje' themselves?
    2817 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/29
    As per your message, the foregoing question was submitted to His Eminence, Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani (may Allah grant him long life) and the answer which he gave to the question is as follows: 1. Khums should be spent by the guardian of Muslims' affairs ...
  • Who is God and how is it possible to prove His existence?
    4603 Traditional 2012/03/14
    God, the Exalted, is the absolute being and perfection. There is no deficiency or imperfection in Him. He is unique and has the power to do everything. He has knowledge of everything at all times and places. He is All-Hearing and "Seeing". He has will power and ...
  • Is Arabic Allah's chosen language?
    13608 Quranic Studies 2010/09/06
    Some of the Ahadith confirm Arabic being the Godly chosen language and regardless of the authenticity of these Ahadith we can consider its special features and ability to convey meanings and concepts as proof for such a matter. ...
  • Is it permissible for a woman to dance in a wedding?
    3238 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/04
    There is no doubt that it is forbidden for a woman to dance for men.[1] As for a woman's dancing for women in parties or weddings which are not likely to be frequented by men, the opinions of the grand jurists are as ...
  • Is it permissible to bury Muslims in kafir cemeteries?
    3292 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/12/31
    According to Islamic law, it is forbidden to both bury Muslims in kafir cemeteries and kafirs in Muslim ones, and if such a thing ever takes place, it is permissible to exhume the corpse and transfer it to the appropriate graveyard.
  • Do Shiites differentiate between Allah and Imams?
    3763 Traditional 2012/10/11
    Like all other schools, Shiite school has been encountering extremist groups that are called by different names such as ghulāt (exaggerators), muqassera and nawasib and which have, in the course of history, created difficulties for Shiites and their Imams. Shiite Imams made continuous efforts to protect Shiites ...
  • How can I counter spells?
    3162 Practical 2012/02/15
    Even though spells aren’t superstitious and may have substantial effects, not every person has the power to cast spells. Moreover, most individuals who claim to have the knowledge of casting spells are bogus; they look at this skill as a tool to trick people and make money.The ...