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What is The Aim of the Verse: He Deviates Whomsoever He Likes And Guides Whomsoever He Likes?

What is The Aim of the Verse: He Deviates Whomsoever He Likes And Guides Whomsoever He Likes?

Question: The Justice of Allah is a principle of our faith and we believe that Allah does everything on the basis of Justice and equity. Then what is the aim of the 93rd verse of Surah Nahl that: He causes to err whom He pleases and guides whom He pleases, and other such ayats and traditions? If guidance and error is from Allah, how for is it related to divine ... Read More »

Is Sacrifice And Offering Possible?

Is Sacrifice And Offering Possible?

Question: It is said that all the actions of man are to gain some material or spiritual benefit or to protect himself from some harm. So much so that even those acts which are apparently benevolent like helping the widows or training of children etc., they are also not exempted from this rule because by helping others and expressing love for them, man obtains consolation for his own soul and ... Read More »

Did Amir al-Mu’mineen Ali (a.s.) Ever Depend On The Tradition of Ghadeer To Prove His Caliphate?

Did Amir al-Mu’mineen Ali (a.s.) Ever Depend On The Tradition of Ghadeer To Prove His Caliphate?

Question: As we know, on the day of Ghadeer, the Holy Prophet (S) announced the vicegerancy and Caliphate of Amir al-Mu’mineen (a.s.) and made obedience obligatory on all Muslims. Now the question arises: “When the successorship of Amir al-Mu’mineen (a.s.) was declared on this, why didn’t he use the hadith to prove his Caliphate?” Answer: Opposite to the assumption in the above question, Amir al-Mu’mineen (a.s.) had during his lifetime ... Read More »

Tawalla And Tabarra

Tawalla And Tabarra

Question: What is the meaning of Tawalla and Tabarra that we are taught as principles of faith? Can we act upon them in the modern age? Answer: Generally Islam is compared to a blooming tree whose roots are equivalent to the principles of belief and the practical laws are like the branches. Generally ten branches of religion are mentioned. Also the system of acts and worship acts in Islam is ... Read More »

Following (Taqlid) The Religious Maraja (Mujtahid)

Following (Taqlid) The Religious Maraja (Mujtahid)

Question: There are among us such people also who do not think that doing Taqlid in Islamic law is obligatory. They argue that it is incumbent on all to derive the laws of the Shariah from the Holy Qur’an and other sources. Because: 1.       The Holy Qur’an is opposed to any kind of following (Taqlid) and it is absolutely against blindly following anyone. 2.       Taqlid is to follow without question, ... 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 »

Is Man Superior To Angels?

Is Man Superior To Angels?

Question: When we say man is the most superior creature (Ashraf al-Makhluqaat) does it mean that from all the things. Created by Allah, man is the best, even greater than the angels? Answer: Like the other creations. Man and angels are also the creatures of Allah. The only difference is that Man has some extraordinary capabilities, which the angels do not have. In addition to this the angels are created ... Read More »

Should The Good People Also Pray?

Should The Good People Also Pray?

Question: We know that Prayer stops us from evil deeds. However, if without saying prayers we able to refrain from bad acts do we still need to say the prayers? Answer: Prayer is an absolute and obligatory command for all the people. And even if we presume that one can avoid evil deeds even without praying, then too he shall not be exempted from this law. He must offer the ... Read More »

Why Is There Still Ignorance Despite So Many Efforts For Popularizing Knowledge?

Why Is There Still Ignorance Despite So Many Efforts For Popularizing Knowledge?

Question: Though the Holy Prophet (S) has invited people towards knowledge and wisdom and encouraged them to fight against ignorance and obtain knowledge, in spite of these we find that today the majority of the people are ignorant? Answer: Till the time the Muslims had not become aloof from Islamic teachings knowledge and science were progressing among them very fast. Our assertion is proved by the presence of great Islamic ... Read More »