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Tuesday 28th of March 2017
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What is meant by this saying of Imam Ali, "Do you suppose that you are only a small body, while the macrocosm is placed within you?"

Is it true that Imam Hussein’s assassin was killed on the ninth of Rabi’ul Awwal and his head was sent to Imam Sajjad (a.s.)?

What is the historical importance or significance of 9th of Rabi\'ul Awwal? It is said that this was the day when killers of Imam Hussein (a.s.) were killed by Ameer Mukhtar and a letter was sent to Imam Zainul Abideen causing him to smile and so on?Concise answerThe 9th of Rabi’ul Awwal can be studied from several angles:First: There is a narration which describes this day as a day of great Eid or festivity for Shiites’ to the ...

Is the reality of the Commander of Faithful, Ali (a.s.) eternal?

Is it correct to say that the reality of the Commander of Faithful, Ali (a.s.) is eternal?Concise answerEternity is endless and unending time. It is a state to which time has no application. Something which is eternal is not moving, and is beyond time.[1] That is to say, it has always existed.As for the reality of the Commander of the Faithful, Ali (a.s.), if you mean his material existence, it is clear that his material existence is not eternal ...

We know that the Prophet (pbuh) is infallible but why are there verses in the Quran indicating that the Prophet committed a sin.

Assalamo Allaikum, I understand the Shia believe that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) did not commit sins or mistakes. Can you please give me the interpretation for the following Quran verses: 47:19; 40:55; 80:5-10; 110:3; 33:37? I know the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) did not commit sins, but to me these verses clearly show he made mistakes. And if he made mistakes, does this not contradict verse 2 of chapter 53 (Your Companion is ...

What does annihilation mean? Please explain the concept and station of annihilation.

The personality of Umm ul-Banin

.In the Sight of the Ahlul BaytUmm-ul-Banin had full knowledge of the actual standings and heavenly ranks of the Ahlul Bayt, therefore, she performed her duty towards them so perfectly. Historian have recorded that when she was carried to her husband,s house, al-Hasan and al- Husayn were sick. As soon as she noticed this, she willingly went on caressing them, using the nicest language. From that time onwards, she went on treating them very ...

Why are good and bad moral traits discussed together in ethics? Scientifically speaking, what is the relationship between those traits?

Can you please introduce some methods in which we can improve and optimize our memory according to the traditions (Ahadith)?

What is meant by this saying of Imam Ali, "Do you suppose that you are only a small body, while the macrocosm is placed within you?"

Is becoming forgetful a type of spiritual disease? What kind of solutions can attenuate it?

What is the spiritual (Irfaani / akhlaaqi) connection, if any, in regards to forgetfulness (memory)? Is a person who constantly forgets things, whether worldly or religious, suffering from some form of the spiritual disease? Is there any evidence for this? Any remedies? Concise ...

What is meant by line, dot etc. in mysticism (irfan) and what does the narration “I am the dot under the “ba” signify”?

What is meant by line, dot etc. in mysticism (irfan) and what does the narration “I am the dot under the “ba” signify”?Concise answerIn mysticism, numbers, letters, shapes etc. are language codes signifying certain occult realities of the world. The ”dot” signifies the real unity of God whose image is placed in man”s heart (mind) and it is for the same reason that the ”perfect man” (insan ...

Is the saying authentic that, "Satans are chained during the Holy Month of Ramadan”?

Is the saying authentic that, "Satans are chained during the Holy Month of Ramadan”?Concise answerIn some authentic traditional sources like Al-Kafi and Tahzib, a tradition has been mentioned regarding the blessings of the Holy Month of Ramadan from the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as follows, “When the Holy Month of Ramadan enters, the outcast Satans are chained." Detailed AnswerIn some authentic traditional sources like Al-Kafi and ...

What is the \'proof of the veracious\' (burhan al-siddiqin)? Is it the most correct, apposite and strongest proof for the existence of God?

What is the \'proof of the veracious\'? Is it considered to be the most apposite and strongest argument for the existence of God?Concise answerIn the history of Islamic philosophy different explanations have been given for this proof [burhan] the first of which has been presented by Bu Ali Sina (Avicenna) in his Isharaat.  Meanwhile, one of the best of explanations has been established by Mulla Sadra, the founder of Transcendental ...

Please define and explain vicious circle (daur) and infinite regression of causes (tasalsul)?

Please tell me what is circle and infinite regression of causes?Concise answerA vicious circle is a situation in which an attempt to resolve one problem creates new problems that lead back to the original situation. It is also a fallacy in reasoning in which the premise is used to prove the conclusion, and the conclusion used to prove the premise For example, “A” depends on “B” and “B” depends on ...

Please let me get a short sketch of the life, children and grandchildren of Imam Musa Kadhim (AS).

Did Imam Hasan and Imam Hussain (pbuth) artificially dispute with each other in order to teach an old man how to make wudu?

In which traditional resources can the narration of Imam Hasan and Imam Hussain (pbuth) teaching an old man to make a correct wudu be found? Concise ...

Did Mukhtar keep any love of Abu Bakr and Umar in his heart? Why didn’t he defend Imam Hussein in Karbala?

Is it true that Mukhtar Thaqafi kept love of Abu Bakr and Umar in his heart and it is said that he is going to fall down Sirat Bridge and Imam Hussein (AS) will save him. Where was he when Imam Hussein rose up against Yazid? Why didn’t he defend the Imam?Concise answerThe traditions about Mukhtar in our sources are divided into two categories; some of them praise and others simply reproach him.  The scholars who specialize in hadith ...

Which has more reward, reciting the Quran from a hard copy of the Quran, or reading it on a computer screen or on a mobile screen?

Salamun alaykum, Which has more reward, reciting the Quran from a hard copy of the Quran, or reading it on a computer screen or on a mobile screen? ThanksConcise answerIf it is proved that in common view reciting from the hard copy of the Quran is regarded as different from reciting it on a digital screen, reciting a hard copy earns more reward but it does not seem that such a distinction is drawn out by custom. Hence, there should not be any ...

Bismillah Assalaamu Alaykum. Dear Hajj Agha Hadavi, This following question keeps coming up. I would like your guidance on the matter: Should Muslims in America be encouraged to vote in the upcoming presidential elections or is it better to avoid it?

Bismillah Assalaamu Alaykum. Dear Hajj Agha Hadavi, This following question keeps coming up. I would like your guidance on the matter: Should Muslims in America be encouraged to vote in the upcoming presidential elections or is it better to avoid it?
Concise answer
In the name of God.
It is better to encourage Muslims to vote and to choose the best.
Wassalaam

A Pakistani government organization offers interest to their employee in exchange for some money the employee should invest, but with a term in which the probability of returning back their investments is small. Is it permissible to take such interest?

Salam. I am a government employee and the government organization offers interest based on incentive for its employee if they submit specific sum of money monthly. So, is this permitted or not? In its term and conditions, one clause says, in case of war your money will be used with no refund. So, can you please reply to my question with reliance on authentic references, if it is permitted or not? Wasalam.Concise answerAccording to some scholars, ...