Before answering this question, it is necessary to remember that the rule that states that the portion of inheritance of a man is twice that of a woman is not true across the board. In some cases we find that men and women take an equal sum of inheritance, like for instance the father and the mother of the deceased who take an equal amount of inheritance. In this case ... Read More »
If we don’t turn a blind eye to the truth and be realistic, we will see that the perfection of the woman doesn’t lie in her having a status like that of men, and that it is also wrong for men to take pride in their gender. The truth of the matter is that the creation of the human circles around two separate but harmonious halves, the man and the woman. ... Read More »
There are two reasons why we need the guidance of the prophets from God: 1. The need from the point of view of teaching If we ride upon a fantastic and fairy tale-like horse which is built of rays of light and in every second we travel 300,000 kilometers in the shoreless space, doubtlessly we will need to have thousands of life-times of Noah just to see a small part ... Read More »
The point must be noted that information on issues regarding the hereafter, the conditions of Heaven and Hell, can only be obtained through revelation and the words of the infallible religious leaders. The answer to the above question has not been clearly given in religious sources, but it can be stated (from the points that will be mentioned) that there are no special rulings in Heaven, and if there are ... Read More »
Are the heavenly Hurs a blessing allocated only to men, or they are for women as well? Is there any consensus about this topic as a result of Quranic and hadithic proof?
One of the blessings that Allah (s.w.t) grants to people who do good deeds and have faith in Him is paradise and the blessings therein. For entering into heaven there isn’t any difference between men or women; and one of the rewards that Allah (s.w.t) gives to people in heaven is that of the Huris (Hurul ‘In) and this is something that has been mentioned in hadiths and the Quran. ... Read More »
Why was only justice selected from among all attributes of God to became one of the five pillars of religion?
In response to this important question, several points should be noted:1. Among God’s Qualities, justice is so important that many other Qualities return to it because justice in the general, extensive sense means ‘putting everything in its place’. Here, then, Hakim, Razzaq, Rahman and Rahim, and similar Qualities, are all dependent upon it. 2. Resurrection — just as we have mentioned — is related to Divine Justice as well as ... Read More »
One of the beliefs of the Twelver Shiites is the belief in intercession. They maintain that a sinner under certain conditions may be granted forgiveness by God through intercession.The Wahhabis have raised questions against the Shiites regarding this belief. They say that having such belief leads man to not fear God and be inclined to commit sins relying on intercession. But the truth is that not only intercession does not ... Read More »
Dr. Jamal BadawiEven on a very fundamental level we find that throughout history there is a very strange phenomenon that people of different backgrounds, living in so many different parts of the world at different points in time, have always had this strong urge within themselves to look and to yearn for the Creator. They see that there is some power, a magnificent and merciful power that is sometimes interpreted ... Read More »
The Wise statements of Imam Husayn (pbuh) 1. Indeed, some people pray Allah Almighty for the greed and wanting of the Paradise, so this will be a trade; and some other people worship and adore God because of fear, which resembles the worshiping and obedience of a servant from their master, and some praise Allah the Almighty for the sake of gratitude and they do so based on knowledge, and ... Read More »
A Summary of the Destiny of Imam Husayn (pbuh) In the year 61 A.H. (680 A.D.), after Mu’awiyah’s death, his son Yazid, who was a bloodthirsty, promiscuous and constantly-drunk man, took over the Islamic state. He urged all the people to swear allegiance to him with all his power. Among them was Imam Husayn (pbuh) who had two options between being killed and swearing allegiance. Obviously, a free personality like ... Read More »