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  • What is E'tikaf?
    5137 Theoretical
    Literally, E'tikaf (cleave to a mosque) means to stay or remain at a place or to cleave to smething. E'tikaf in Islamic law is a pious practice consisting of a period of retreat at a sacred place for the purpose of seeking proximity and nearness ...
  • What does it mean for ethics to be based upon religion?
    4677 Modern
    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.
  • Is there any hope for revoking capital punishment and prohibiting corporal punishment within Iran?
    5238 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The legal source of capital punishment and other forms of punishment is derived from the Quran and hadith (narrations from the Infallibles). For this reason, it is not possible to completely revoke that which has been instated there. Milder punishments may be enacted in cases such as qisas ...
  • What are the different stages and levels of religion?
    5047 Philosophy of Religion
    The main stages of religion are as follows:1- The “nafsul-amr” religion: What exists in the knowledge of Allah (swt) regarding the guidance of man to his eternal prosperity and salvation, is the “nafsul-amr” religion. In other words, the nafsul-amr religion is the way of life for man from ...
  • How does God have knowledge of unreal or false information whereas false information is not considered to be knowledge?
    4298 Traditional
    God's knowledge of something – be it true or false – does not imply its acceptance. You know that God’s knowledge is neither acquired through learning nor preceded by ignorance. God’s knowledge encompasses all things, as does His mercy and wisdom. Nothing in the heavens or on Earth ...
  • Do any limits in number apply to temporary marriage?
    4248 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The hadithic and Quranic reasoning for the permissibility and validity of temporary marriage is so much that no one can deny it and say that they are all unauthentic or forged. Of course, it can be concluded from the whole of these hadiths that one who ...
  • What color should one wear? What is the ruling on wearing black?
    22754 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Wearing different colors is a personal matter, as Islam has allowed Muslims to choose for themselves what colors they wear. However, some guidelines have been mentioned by the Prophet and the Imams in law books pertaining to certain colors. It has been narrated from Imam ...
  • What is the boundary of forgiveness and not tolerating of oppression?
    235 Hadith
  • Is Imam Ali capable of reviving the dead?
    7045 Exegesis
    Asserting that someone can independently do so without God’s assistance is in absolute contradiction with tawhid af’ali (oneness in action), for death and life is solely in God’s hand.However, if one were to carry out this act with God’s consent, it would then be considered probable and possible.
  • Did the Prophet and the Imams (PBUT) combine the Dhuhr and Asr prayers?
    5153 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Taking note of the Shia and Sunni traditions that have been passed down to us, the Prophet (PBUH) would both combine the Dhuhr and Asr, and the Maghrib and Isha prayers, as well as pray them separately.The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) would at ...

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