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Can Allah create a rock that He can't lift?
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This is a popular question put forth by Atheists who want to challenge believers. But before trying to answer the question, we should first examine its logical validity. Because only logically valid ...

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Why take Mohammad's word?
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That's a very good question. In fact, no wise person should take people, especially when making extraordinary assertions, "at their words". But as for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and all ...

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How to respond to those who say; Allah guides whom He wills and that's why I am not a believer?
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You could've simply quoted this telling verse of the Holy Quran: Allah doesn't change a people unless they change their inner condition themselves." (13:11) If you're not seeking guidance and ...

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Can Muslims consider Isa the "Spiritual" son of God?
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I believe if we put Trinity out of it, then the 'son' analogy sounds valid and actually meaningful, and this is even consistent with the teachings of Islam. From examining the critical verses of the ...

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Who are the "Foremost" in Surah Al-Waqiah and why so few of them from "later times"?
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Allame Tabatabaee in his Al-Mizan exegesis argues that the two "foremost"s refers to those who are foremost in kheirat or good deeds, and thus are foremost in receiving Allah's rahma (compassion) and ...

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Where does Allah come from?
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According to the most developed arguments of Islamic philosophy: Premise 1: Allah is the most perfect and highest existence imaginable. Premise 2: Therefore nothing better, superior or higher than ...

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Can a Muslim be actor?
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In my country, Islamic Republic of Iran, we have a legitimate and Islamic cinema industry by law but one that is carefully regulated by our Cultural Ministry. Film makers are not allowed to legally ...

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Why is looking at thinly claded and/or sexually attractive women haram?
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I am afraid what you wrote shows that you're trying to alter Islam to fit to your carnal desires. Human sexuality in Islam is not for fun and pleasure but it has a sacred function that is undermined ...

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What does the superiority of bani-Israel (Children of Israel) over all beings mean?
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They were preferred or made superior because they embraced religion and followed the Divine Prophets while other people lived in misled and ignorance. But once they started to misbehave by disobeying ...

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Is familism part of Shia Islam?
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Familism in the popular sense is not part of Shia Islam. The concept of Imamate (leadership) of Ahl al-Bayt (people of the house) of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) refers only to those family members and ...

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How does praying towards Kaabah not amount to Shirk?
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The fundamental wisdom that can resolve all such questions (i.e. charges of shirk in cases when certain objects are involved in worship) is that it is in essence impossible to worship Allah without ...

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Why are depictions of Mohammed approved of in Iran?
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Undoubtedly, there's still an unbroken consensus among Shia scholars that depictions of the Holy Prophet and the Fourteen Infallibles should not be allowed and promoted. The two main reasons offered ...

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Is being a sunni or having sunni toughts a reason not to be reliable as a hadith narrator (shi'a hadith)?
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Interesting question. I'm not a hadith scholar and I am new to this field. This is what I've read so far. There are a number of hadith categories in Twelver Shia hadith science with respect to the ...

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How is Mutah different from prostitution (from a non-Muslim point of view)?
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That's a very good and common question. There's actually a brilliant wisdom behind the practice that points to the superior wisdom of Islam. In prostitution there is no moral basis, no moderation, no ...

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Who are the contemporary Ar-Rum?
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[This can be perceived as to present a Shia perspective:] Have you heard about Allama Ali Kourani? He is a Lebanese Shia scholar and is arguably the most authoritative scholar in Shia world, if not ...

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Can prisoners of War be killed?
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It really depends on the circumstances. There can be no absolute ruling on this question. But this must be strongly reminded that Islam is predominantly a religion of mercy and forgiveness. Revenge ...

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What do we do about evil thoughts striking our heart? Will we be held accountable for them?
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Many people can be affected by bad/illicit thoughts and temptations and you're not alone in that. We should remember that the conditions of our heart (desires, temptations, thoughts etc.) do indeed ...

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How is the notion of a "revert" compatible with not imitating non-Muslims?
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Fitra has no bearing on the question since it is about a potential in humanity that allows for recognition of faith not actual faith, as well as the idea that non-Muslims will be bound by the same ...

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Are Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei authorities in Shia Islam?
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I'm going to supply a deeper insight into the workings of the highest ranks in Shia clerical establishment as well as some information about the scholarly credentials of Ayatollah Khomeini and ...

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Can Allah change the past?
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Depends on what you mean by changing the past as some notions of it are possible some others not. For example we know that whatever we do (good or evil) is recorded by angels or imprinted in our soul....

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What is Isra' and Mi'raj?
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Isra' is the spiritual night journey that Prophet took from Masjid al-Haram to Masjid al-Aqsa via supernatural means (that is without ordinary physical relocation), and Miraj is the spiritual journey ...

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What makes halal slaughter really halal?
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Because Halal slaughter is intended to inflict the least pain on the animal by cutting the arteries which suddenly drains the brain from blood and renders the animal brain-dead and thus unable to ...

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Shia view of Sufism
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The problem is there are complexities on both sides of the question and the more we get into details the complications increase. Sufism is a vast heritage made of doctrines, practices, styles, ...

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What is the Shia position on 'Umar ibn 'Abdalaziz and his reign?
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This WikiShia entry summarizes the Shia view of him but the translation of one or two words in it is a little inaccurate. You can also check the Arabic version. In sum, his services are recognized ...

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Is there a Shi'a based report that Prophet (as) wiped on bare feet?
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Shias use hadiths from Imam Baqir (علیه السلام) and Imam Sadiq (علیه اسلام) to support their position. To quote a Shia source: (باب) * (صفة الوضوء) * 1 - علي بن إبراهيم، عن محمد بن عيسى، عن يونس بن ...

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What are the consequences of angels not entering one's house due to pictures?
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It would be only some angels not all for we know there are endless number of angels governing different processes in the world. There are angels for sun, rain, clouds, plants and humans, performing ...

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Are there gods unworthy of worship?
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No it doesn't! Islam is monotheistic and believes in only one supreme all-encompassing God. The Shahada, especially when read in original Arabic clearly does never say that there are other gods apart ...

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Is disbelief in "free will" kufr?
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I can answer you from the Shia perspective. According to the Imami school which is the Shia school of theology, human accountability for his deeds and Divine compensation for them are necessary ...

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Can a woman's hair be partially visible from Shia and Sunni viewpoints?
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As Nadeedm wrote, Shias agree that women must cover all their body parts except hands and face (provided they don't have make-up) but for some reasons Iran has failed to enforce this law uniformly on ...

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What is the difference between Shia and Sunni Islam?
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There are different ways of approaching this question and in every case much can be said about the differences between the Sunnis and Shias. Standard answers usually start by highlight the difference ...

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