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  • Please count four of the Prophet’s miracles that have been mentioned in the Quran.
    7175 Exegesis
    An act that prophets do to prove their prophethood that normal individuals aren’t capable of doing is called a “miracle”.The Holy Quran is the greatest miracle of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). In the Quran, there are numerous verses that speak of and prove it being a miracle. In addition ...
  • Where is it permissible to tell a lie?
    5212 Practical
    Islam lays great emphasis on telling the truth and being truthful and it considers lying to be a wicked act. In many cases, lying has been described as being more evil than drinking wine. In spite of lying being a wicked act, if not telling a lies causes ...
  • What is absolute existence? What is indeterminate existence?
    5968 Islamic Philosophy
    Absolute existence has different meanings and usages; sometimes it means ‘unconditional’; that there is no condition limiting it, not even the condition of absoluteness (one of its conditions isn't absoluteness). Sometimes, this isn't the case, and although it is absolute, it is still limited to the condition of ...
  • Do Shiites differentiate between Allah and Imams?
    4554 Traditional
    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 ...
  • Can a person who has committed a great (major) sin become a prayer leader after repentance?
    3600 شرایط امام
    As for a major sin for which the perpetrator is punished e.g. adultery, the execution of punishment itself is a requirement in the sense that if the penalty has been exercised and carried out on such a person, irrespective of whether or not he has repented, according ...
  • What are the traits of the “mursal” religion?
    4024 Philosophy of Religion
    1- The number of “mursal” religions is always in correspondence with the number of messengers sent by Allah (swt).2- The mursal religion is a result of man’s need towards the message of Allah (swt) to the people.3- The ...
  • Did Imam Husein (as) have a son named 'Abdullah', thus being called Aba Abdillah?
    7713 تاريخ بزرگان
    Some sources have mentioned that the Imam's surname (Aba Abdellah) is because of the name of his infant child named Abdullah that was only six months old and was martyred in Karbala.[1] There is of course a different viewpoint that such nicknames were used even ...
  • What is your opinion about meditation of the Yoga-Zen variety?
    6894 Practical
    Supporters of this method say that the exercise of meditation takes one to a phenomenal place of ideas and thoughts, which have many various purposes and benefits. These benefits include a more wholesome life, a peaceful state of mind, and ...
  • Do listening to and reciting duas share the same thawab?
    10309 Practical
    Allah (swt) is aware of the inside of His servants, but at the same time, He has said that He likes it when they actually verbalize their needs and supplications and that such entails great rewards. Therefore, it is better not to replace reciting duas with listening to ...
  • What are the effects of contentment on our lives and how do we distinguish it from stinginess?
    33586 Practical
    Contentment has been defined as a resting of the mind without craving something else. The word “qana’ah” which is the Arabic equivalent for contentment has been used to refer to satisfaction and happiness in an absolute and unrestricted way. As for the difference between contentment and stinginess, ...

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