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WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Repentance

It could be understood from the verses of the Holy Qur’an and narrations of the Infallible Imams (a.s.) that a sinner, if before his death repents and is ashamed of his evil deeds, his sins are forgiven and wouldn’t be scrutinized for his deeds on the Day of Judgment. Therefore, the door of repentance and return remains always open for all sinners and none should be hopeless of God’s blessing; ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Intercession

The issue of intercession has been mentioned in Holy Qur’an and plenty of narrations have been issued by the Holy Prophet (S) and Infallible Imams (a.s.) about it. In a manner that the reality of intercession cannot be denied; in general it could be concluded from narrations that the Holy Prophet (S) and Infallible Imams (a.s.) would act as an intercessor with respect to some of the sinners and say: ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Paradise and Hell

Paradise Paradise is a place where decent and righteous individuals would be taken; different kinds of blessing, bounties, resources and means of comfort and joy are present there; whatever a human being could imagine and desires is available therein.7 The bounties of paradise are far superior and better to the bounties of the world, and no one has ever heard or seen them. There is no discomfort and hardship in ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/General Resurrection

The Holy Qur’an and traditions of the Holy Prophet (S) and Infallible Imams (a.s.) describe the Day of Judgment in the following manner: “The sun and moon would become dark and without illumination, mountains would become scattered, oceans would become burnt and without water; the solar system would be annihilated; the earth and heaven would be changed into a different form; then all dead would be resurrected alive and would ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Interval between Death and Resurrection

Regarding the basic reality of Resurrection and life after death, our faculty of reason proves it for us however regarding the quality and how it is supposed to be, the reason cannot be our guide; instead we are helpless but to benefit from verses of the Holy Qur’an and sayings of divine messengers and religious saints. It could be understood from the Holy Qur’an, traditions of the Holy Prophet (S) ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Death

Death means separation of the soul from the body; Islam tells us: A human being is not annihilated through the means of death; instead it is transferred to another world and from this life enters into another form of life. The Holy Prophet (S) said: “You have not been created for annihilation instead for eternal life; it is not but your transfer from this world to another world. From the ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/The Day of Judgment

All divine Prophets and Holy Scriptures are unanimous about this point that the life of a human being does not end at his death. After it another world exists where human beings would see the rewards of their deeds and character. The pious individuals would see a joyful and happy life and would be blessed with dignity and plenty of divine bounties; while the wicked and lewd would have a ... Read More »

Twelve significant points that you should know about intercession/12

Twelve significant points that you should know about intercession/12

Resembling Polytheists In the glorious Qur’an, God considers the polytheists of the time of the Prophet (s) polytheist because they ask Shafa’a from other than God, “They worship besides Allah that which neither causes them any harm, nor brings them any benefit, and they say, ‘These are our intercessors with Allah.'” (10:18) Answer: There is no doubt that polytheists of the time of the Prophet (s) considered the rights to ... Read More »

Twelve significant points that you should know about intercession/11

Twelve significant points that you should know about intercession/11

The most important criticisms about intercession Asking Shafa’a from Anyone other than God is Polytheism Asking Shafa’a from the intercessor means to call anyone other than God and this is polytheism in worshipping, because God says, “so do not invoke anyone along with Allah.” (72:18) Answer: The above criticism comes from Wahhabis’ misunderstanding of the meaning of unity of God and polytheism. The true understanding of polytheism and unity of God ... Read More »

Twelve significant points that you should know about intercession/10

Twelve significant points that you should know about intercession/10

Deniers of Shafa’a Those who have basically denied Shafa’a have mentioned some reasons: Shafa’a Causes Boldness over Sinning Some believe that believing in Shafa’a causes boldness over sinning in people and revives the spirit of transgression in sinners and criminals; thus, believing in it is not compatible with the spirit of the Islamic law and other laws. Answer: firstly, if it is so, repentance which brings the forgiveness of sins ... Read More »