Advanced search
Visit
3293
Last Updated: 2008/10/12
Summary of question
What type of religion is “the seal of religions”?
question
What type of religion is “the seal of religions”?
Concise answer

The “seal of religions” is the final “mursal” religion. Meaning that after such a religion, it isn't possible for another messenger or religion to be sent.

One of the conditions of a religion being the seal of religions, is for it to be kamal religion. Another condition is for it to be immune to falsification.

Detailed Answer

The “seal of religions” is the final “mursal” religion, meaning that after it, it isn't possible for any other messenger or religion to be sent. As a result, the seal of religions, and in other words, the final “mursal” religion, whose prophet is the highest of all prophets and belongs to all people from the time of its revelation till the Day of Judgment, must be the most complete of all religions and must contain all of the elements of the “nafsul-amr” religion that need to be expressed through revelation. The only elements it might not to bear, are the ones that the human intellect can figure out and reach on its own without the help of revelation. According to this, being the most complete religion doesn’t mean that such a religion has the answers to every question related to it, such that anyone who doesn’t find the answers to his/her religious questions when referring to it, can conclude that the religion isn't a complete one.

Therefore, everything that is meant to be sent to man through revelation, can be found in the seal of religions and by revealing such a religion, the series of mursal religions will end, and no other ones will ever be sent afterwards.

One of the conditions of a religion being the seal of religions, is for it to be the complete religion. Another condition is for it to be immune to falsification. Such an objective has been achieved through two ways regarding Islam:

1- Its most important religious source, the Quran, is one immune to falsification.[1]

2- The “key method” of making use of this religious source also exists, which is the method of its interpretation by the Ahlul-Bayt that has been passed down generation after generation by their students until it has reached us and manifested in traditional ijtihad and Jawaheri fiqh.[2]

What is meant by the “key method” is that this method is one used to evaluate other ones. Therefore, this method is a set of unchanging principles and rules that perfect over time in compliance with the needs of every era, without any of the principles experiencing any change whatsoever.

For further information, see:

Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani, Velayat va Diyanat, The Cultural Institute of Khaneye Kherad.



[1] See: Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani, Mabaniye Kalamiye Ijtihad, pp. 61-73.

[2] See: Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani, Bavarha va Porsesh-ha, The first word, The discussion on the seal of religions.

Question translations in other languages
Comments
Please enter the value
Example : Yourname@YourDomane.ext
Please enter the value
Please enter the value

Thematic Category

Random questions

  • Is paying khums obligatory on my wife’s dowry?
    942 آنچه خمس بدان تعلق می گیرد 2017/01/25
    According to most of maraja’, since dowry is considered as gift or it will be used in the future, payment of khums is not obligatory on it. However, it is regarded as those things on which payment of khums is obligatory, according to some of maraja’
  • In our society there are some peoples who are raising the following questions about Imam Khomeini (ra).
    2842 تاريخ بزرگان 2011/04/20
    The volumes of Risaala-e-nouin aren't directly authored by Imam Khomeini, Abdul-Karim Bi Azar Shirazi has selected and translated some parts of Imam Khomeini’s book “Tahrir al-Wasilah” and commentated on and explained those parts, altogether making up the book “Risaala-e-nouin”.Regarding Imams Hasan and Husein (as) praying behind Marwan, there ...
  • Have any Shia books said that Fatima (sa) was angry at Ali (as)?
    4033 زندگی با امیر المؤمنین ع 2012/09/10
    1. The first hadith (tradition) in ‘Elal al-Sharaye’ is regarding a person who lied to Lady Fatima Zahra about Ali seeking the hand of Abul Jahl’s daughter for marriage. In reality, there was no such incident and the false news about Ali bin Abi Talib (as) was ...
  • Is it possible for Imam Zaman to ever commit a sin, no matter how small?
    2734 Traditional 2011/04/20
    According to the Ahlul-Bayt’s school of thought, Imam Zaman holds the high rank of infallibility (‘ismah) and is an infallible (ma’sum). The ma’sum is one who through Allah's (swt) grace is free from all impurity, sin, forgetfulness and error.For further information, ...
  • Is it haram to look at or research magic?
    5138 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/23
    In Islam, learning, teaching, and or getting paid to do magic is unlawful and haram. However if learning magic or witchcraft is for the purpose of nullifying it then it is not haram. Therefore watching the actions of magicians ...
  • What does it mean to say that divine attributes are the same as the essence?
    3535 پروردگار. نامها و ویژگی ها 2013/02/16
    One of the important theological, mystical, exegetical and philosophical discussions revolves around unity of attribute and the essence or name and the named. Since the point of dispute is not completely clear, often inconclusive and fruitless disputes and debates have taken place over this issue. Those who, ...
  • How can one cleanse himself from sin?
    5820 Practical 2007/03/15
                There are many ways to receive forgiveness and pardon. We will mention a few of them here:
  • How does Satan influence our thoughts?
    6280 Traditional 2011/08/15
    Before we can investigate the influence of Satan on our thoughts, we must gain an understanding of who Satan is. Lexicographers differ over the linguistic root of the word shaytan (satan). The strongest opinion states that it comes from “shatana” meaning “to ...
  • Reciting which Surah of the Quran has more thawab (reward)?
    8358 Quranic Studies 2012/01/17
    The Quran is a book of practice. From Islam’s perspective, the Quran should be viewed as a guideline to life and a complete set of lessons for man to carry out and reach perfection. Those who are solely after reciting one or a number of its ...
  • Why did the Holy Prophet (S) enjoy more freedom in gratifying his physical needs than others? And why were many restrictions imposed on his wives?
    4697 زن 2012/06/05
    This question refers to the differences which exist between the Holy Prophet (S) and other people. In fact, it does not concern the general differences between men and women in the way they have sexual relationships with each other. In a nutshell, we should say ...

Popular

Links