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  • How can we differentiate between a divine test and a divine punishment?
    9921 ثواب و عقاب
    Some of the calamities and hardship we endure in our lives are definitely a part of divine trial and tribulations that are aimed to make us choose our path and adopt our strategy and position against them.  Adopting a position will, in turn, lead to the ...
  • Is there any special importance in roosters' crow?
    8685 Traditional
    All the creatures of the world praise and glorify God. The seven skies, the earth and all of their inhabitants are glorifying God, the Exalted. Animals including roosters are not an exception. Therefore, the fact that all species and creatures glorify and praise God is one of ...
  • Is it recorded in history that Prophet Abraham (AS) and his wife Sara were brother and sister to each other?
    7056 بیشتر بدانیم
    It has not stated in the main authentic Shia sources that Abraham (AS) and Sara were brother and sister to each other. Indeed, it has been reported in some Sunni sources and then in some Shia books that when Nimrud threw Abraham into the fire due to ...
  • Do we have more than one “nafsul-amr” religion?
    4288 Philosophy of Religion
    Both what our minds and intellects and what the Quran and hadiths say are good proof that all humans are common in the “gem of humanity” that they possess (meaning that they have the potential of reaching high stages of nearness to God and perfection). Therefore, the “nafsul-amr” ...
  • Why should religion interfere in politics?
    4950 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The theory of the separation of religion from politics is a viewpoint that supports marginalizing religion from different fields of human life. According to this viewpoint, man is able to discover the true rules to culture, politics, judgment, economy, commerce, manners, social relationships, etc., and legislate them with ...
  • What is the measure to choosing individuals as prophets and aimah among others?
    4614 Traditional
    Based on the reasons for general prophethood, God chose a group of individuals from the human race as paradigms and representatives to guide mankind.Even though the innate potential to be God’s representative has been instilled in every human, it does not actualize in every case; only a few ...
  • What is the penalty for purposely breaking the fast in Ramadhan?
    5271 Laws and Jurisprudence
    One whom fasting has been made obligatory upon in the holy month of Ramadhan (one who bears all the conditions), yet doesn’t intend on fasting doesn’t have any punishment/penalty, unless he/she executes this intention and practically doesn’t fast, or breaks the fast (of course, one ...
  • What is the Islamic law about using fragrant ointments and medicines during Ihram?
    4553 احرام
    Applying medical ointments or creams to the body for treatment and medication is allowed and there would be no problem in it.[1] However, if it is fragrant and it is applied when one is in the state of Ihram, one should pay a penalty. ...
  • What is the Sunni viewpoint regarding the Mus’haf of Imam Ali (as)?
    10031 Contextual study
    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 ...
  • Does Heaven and Hell presently exist or not?
    9646 Traditional
    In accordance with Quranic verses and traditions, the promised Heaven and Hell are presently in existence and will be completely shown in the hereafter where man will be given his everlasting abode in relation to his beliefs, actions, and ethical traits. But, there has been another ...