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  • Who is Dhul-Qarnayn?
    12853 تاريخ بزرگان
    The name “Dhul-Qarnayn” has been mentioned in surah Kahf.As for who exactly Dhul-Qarnayn was in history, there are differences of opinion amongst historians and commentators of the Quran.Yet, taking into consideration the attributes of Dhul-Qarnayn that the Quran has mentioned, one can ...
  • If every wish is supposed to be granted through dua, then what is our own role in our lives?
    5452 Theoretical
    The religion of Islam is a religion that combines between the exterior and the interior, the material and spiritual aspects. God is the creator of the wind and cloud, and rainfall depends on the rules which He has embedded in the nature, yet God says that the cause of ...
  • How do Quranic commentators interpret and explain the word "و اضربوهن" (and hit them)?
    7723 Exegesis
    In Islamic teachings women are considered to have a very high status and have been praised in hadiths by the Holy Prophet and his household.  In some hadiths women have been considered a source of blessing and abundance and better than the best and most precious ...
  • What is Shirk?
    28217 Traditional
    Literally, shirk means to allocate; technically, in Quranic terminology, shirk – in contrast to hanif – signifies the process of allocating someone/thing as the Almighty Allah’s partner or equal. Hanif means being inclined towards righteousness and moderation; hence, the term has been coined onto those who have disassociated themselves from ...
  • What conditions make it obligatory for one to financially support one’s wife?
    4052 شرائط وجوب نفقه
    Financially supporting the wife becomes obligatory upon the husband when all the following conditions are met: The marriage contract is a permanent one The female meets the requirements for entering into wedlock (financially supporting a female child who does not meet the requirements for ...
  • Please explain what intercession (Shafa’ah) is.
    8167 Traditional
    Shafa’ah literally denotes the pairing of two things and is commonly used for when a respected person intercedes with a high rank and the like for one who has committed a crime of some sort, asking for his forgiveness, or for him to increase the reward for a ...
  • Why do jurisprudents and theologians oppose the notion of wahdat al-wujud?
    7005 وحدت وجود
    1. The notion of 'wahdat al-wujud' [Unity of Being] is a monistic understanding of tawheed, the doctrine of oneness of God. It is considered one of the most fundamental concepts in mysticism and in mystical schools especially that of Ibn Arabi. According to this principle, existence [wujud] ...
  • What are the meanings of the informative attributes of Allah? What are the Sunni and Shia viewpoints in this regard?
    6659 صفات ذاتیه
    Khabariyah or informative attributes refer to attributes which have been mentioned in the Quran and narrations and have no proofs other than textual evidence. Among those attributes, "yadullah" (Hand of Allah) and "'ainullah" (Eye of Allah) are examples contained in the Quran. The Shia school following the ...
  • What is the ruling on cat hair?
    10406 Laws and Jurisprudence
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  • What is the relationship between the soul and body?
    10713 Islamic Philosophy
    Regarding the link and relationship between the soul and body, one must say that the body is one of the several degrees of the soul and spirit, resulting in the body being located in the soul and spirit, not the spirit and soul being trapped in the body, ...