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Is long life something incredible?

Is long life something incredible?

Among the important questions concerning the issue of Mahdawiyyat is Imam Mahdi’s long life. Some Sunni scholars like Sa’ad al-Din Taftazani are of the view that Mahdi cannot live such a long life saying that it cannot be easily accepted that someone may live such a long life in this world. Taftazani does not deny that Mahdi, son of Imam Hasan Askari is born. What he terms as unacceptable is ... Read More »

The position of mother in Islam

The position of mother in Islam

According to Islamic teachings, the position of the mother is so high. We see that we are ordered by the Quran and the Narrations of the Infallibles to respect the parents so extremely. The holy Quran explicitly said in chapter verse: وَقَضَى رَبُّكَ أَلاَّ تَعْبُدُواْ إِلاَّ إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلاَهُمَا فَلاَ تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّ وَلاَ تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ ... Read More »

Maturity of Boys And Girls

Maturity of Boys And Girls

Question: Physiology has almost proved that there is difference between males and females from the aspect of their physical and intellectual capabilities. In spite of this Islam has prescribed the completion of 9 years as maturity for girls and imposed all religious duties on them, while for the boys the age of maturity in completion of 15 years. What is the philosophy behind this law? Answer: The only fact proved ... Read More »

Questions of An American Muslim 1

Questions of An American Muslim 1

Sometime ago an American Muslim had sent us a lot of questions most of whom were informative. Therefore we shall mention the fifteen questions and their replies as follows: Question 1 In the different states of America there are different law and rules in force for marriage and divorce. But their principles are almost same. Because there is no such Islamic religious representative in America who can register the marriage ... Read More »

What is the Benefit of Uttering Allah’s Name Before Starting Anything?

What is the Benefit of Uttering Allah’s Name Before Starting Anything?

Question: It is said that at the time of starting any work ‘Bismillah’ should be said, what is the benefit of this? Answer: With regard to the purity of man’s action, keeping in mind the effect of the attention being paid towards Allah, it becomes evident that at the time of starting every work taking Allah’s name makes the man attentive to doing the work correctly and towards uprightness. And ... Read More »

Why It Is Forbidden To Read The Deviated Books?

Why It Is Forbidden To Read The Deviated Books?

Question: When Islam is the religion of knowledge why does it forbid reading deviated books? Answer: Without any doubt Islam is the religion of learning and knowledge and it encourages people to acquire and spread knowledge. The progress of a person or society depends upon acquisition of knowledge but side by side Islam pays attention to the basic point that just as there are dangerous factors of materialism in society ... Read More »

What Is The Philosophy of Bathing The Dead Body And Bath For Touching The Dead Body?

What Is The Philosophy of Bathing The Dead Body And Bath For Touching The Dead Body?

Question: What is the philosophy behind bathing the dead body and the bath for one who has touched the dead body? What is the reason that when a person dies he should be given a bath in a special way and before being bathed if a person touches the dead body he also has to take a ritual bath (Ghusl)? Answer: As we have told many times the logics behind ... Read More »

Eid al-Fitr and its Prayers

Eid al-Fitr and its Prayers

Once the holy month of Ramadhan is over, the pious get ready to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Feast of Fast-Breaking, to thank the Almighty who enabled them to fast and to remember the needy and the indigent. It is also customary on such an occasion to give gifts to the members of the family, especially children. Once it becomes known that the next day is going to be the Eid, it ... Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions on Zakat Al-Fitrah

Frequently Asked Questions on Zakat Al-Fitrah

Frequently Asked Questions on Zakat Al-Fitrah (According to Fataawa of Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Husayni Seestani) by Academy of Learning Islam Reproduced with permission from the Academy for Learning Islam. Q. What is Zakatul Fitrah? A: It is religious tax/alms (zakat) paid on the day when Muslims break the fasting period at the end of the month of Ramadhan. This alms is known as Zakat al-Fitrah. Q. What do the Qur’an ... Read More »

What Does Holy Qur’an Say about the Reappearance of Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)?

What Does Holy Qur’an Say about the Reappearance of Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)?

First and foremost, it is not necessary that the Holy Qur’an explains in detail all the concepts. Given that it actually deals with many things, so it does not get involved with the finer aspects and intricacies. Yet, there is an affirmative reply to this question as well. Many verses of the Majestic Qur’an do prove the existence and also mention about the government of Hazrat al-Hujjat (a.t.f.s.). Eminent scholars ... Read More »