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  • Why do dhuhr and asr prayers have to be recited silently, while the same doesn’t go with other prayers?
    6870 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2009/03/09
    The main reason why we pray these two prayers in a low voice is that it is the tradition of the prophet (pbuh) and that he used to pray this way and has ordered us to pray exactly like him. Of course some reasons have been mentioned for this ...
  • What is the ruling on shaving the legs for men?
    3193 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/22
    Except for the beard, which is haram to shave (obligatory precaution),[1] not only is it permissible to remove the hairs of the body such as the armpits, but it is mustahabb[2] in Islam, and has been ...
  • Who are the Ahlul-Bayt?
    24995 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 is the view of the majority of scholars regarding Wilayah Faqih during the major Occultation?
    4278 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/17
    For over a thousand years, Shi’a scholars have been cultivating the concept of Wilayah Faqih, its bounds and its privileges. Some, such as Abu al-Salah Halabi and Ibn Idris Hilli , have addressed the issue of qualifications for a representative to the ...
  • What is meant by the true and false dawn?
    6155 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/09/23
    The “true” and “false” dawns are fiqhi/astronomic terms which refer to specific times of day/night. The false dawn is when a white light rises in the east of the sky. Praying the fajr prayer at this time isn't accepted. The true dawn is when the white light spreads ...
  • What is the Sunni viewpoint regarding the Mus’haf of Imam Ali (as)?
    7898 Contextual study 2010/04/06
    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 heaven was the heaven in which Prophet Adam resided?
    9532 Modern 2010/03/13
    There are different viewpoints regarding this matter amongst Quranic commentators:A number of them believe that Prophet Adam's heaven was simply a beautiful and thriving garden on earth.Some, unlike the first group perceive that it was in the seventh heaven, the reason being that it is said ...
  • What is the Maqam Ibrahim? What is its purpose?
    30529 Traditional 2010/02/14
    One of the clear signs in Makkah (as a verse in the Quran tells us) is the Maqam Ibrahim where Prophet Ibrahim stood.Regarding the meaning and interpretation of “Maqam Ibrahim”, some believe that it is equal to all of Hajj. Others ...
  • Please explain what intercession (Shafa’ah) is.
    6763 Traditional 2009/09/01
    Shafa’ah literally denotes the pairing of two things and is commonly used for when a respected person intercedes with a high rank and the like for one who has committed a crime of some sort, asking for his forgiveness, or for him to increase the reward for a ...
  • What is the proper method of making one’s actions match his knowledge?
    3404 عمل صالح 2012/06/21
    According to fundamental Islamic teachings, knowledge is only beneficial when followed by good deeds and actions. However, we see that some scholars come short in regard to acting upon their knowledge. This can be a result of different reasons, just to name a few, the fact that ...

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