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  • Is it true that the second Khalīfah married Imam Alī’s (as) daughter?
    7794 تاريخ بزرگان 2012/02/15
    The marriage of the second Khalīfah to Umm Kulthum has been narrated in both Shīʿah and Sunni books, however the different narrations vary from one another and are not the same. That which is common in both Shīʿah and Sunni narrations is that the second Khalīfah ...
  • What were Islam's propagation methods?
    17244 تبلیغ و گفتگو 2012/08/21
    Propagation means conveying a message and since the mission of all divine prophets particularly the holy prophet of Islam (S) was to bring humanity forth from darkness into light, propagation enjoys significant importance as a means to convey God's message to His servants. Propagation methods in Islam ...
  • What is the validity and implications of the ahadith regarding akhar al-zaman in Qom?
    7612 Contextual study 2011/08/18
    After searching in hadith sources we found an number of ahadith pertaining to Qom that some say that Qom will be safe while others imply that it will be ruined and demolished. Some of them are general as opposed to the other set that refer to this event ...
  • Why is pork haraam? Is there a reason for all religious laws?
    5666 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/15
    In general it can be said that all Shari'ah laws are based on divine knowledge and wisdom and the benefits and indecencies of every ruling has been explained and established, and no one other than Allah, the Most High has complete awareness of them. ...
  • Why is Shaitan an enemy of mankind? Has man done anything wrong to man?
    8309 ابلیس و شیطان 2013/12/05
    There are many verses in the Holy Quran that make clear reference to enmity between man and Shaitan (the devil).[1] It is for the same hostile relations that human beings have been alarmed and warned to protect themselves against its temptations and tricks. The ...
  • What is the station of intercession on the Day of Resurrection?
    8147 Traditional 2011/11/03
    " Shafa'ah" (intercession) is derived from "shaf'" which means "even" as opposed to odd - the interceder adds his own recommendation to the plea of the petitioner; in this way the number of pleaders becomes even, and the weak plea of the petitioner is strengthened by the prestige ...
  • What does it mean for ethics to be based upon religion?
    6887 Modern 2011/04/20
    In the discussion regarding the relationship between religion and ethics, there are two general views about the benefits of the morals and ethics.1.     Ethics is a matter independent of religion and has no connection to it.
  • Please explain the features the Quran mentions for an Imam.
    9502 Traditional 2012/01/17
    There are two types of Imamate (leadership of a society) mentioned in the Quran; First: “The Imams of light” who are the pious and righteous leaders and second: “The Imams of fire” who are the heads of Kufr (disbelief) and deviation. Many features have been mentioned ...
  • Is doing some Wajib or Mustahab acts be considered as a substitute for the prayer?
    6004 بیشتر بدانیم 2014/04/20
    It should be noted before answering the above-mentioned question that however, all of the divine laws are based upon securing the interests of mankind and keeping them away from harms. This means that nothing is lawful and unlawful without reason and it is not the case that ...
  • If I perform tayammum instead of wudhu or ghusl because of shortage of time, will it be acceptable?
    12197 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/11/24
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