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Category: Beliefs

The Return of the Infallible Imams (PBUT)

:Question Why has the issue of the return of the Imams (PBUT) (Raj’ah) not been mentioned clearly by Allah (SWT)? :Answer The return of the Imams (PBUT) to this world, also referred to as Raj’ah, is one of the beliefs that the Shiites hold. Reference to this belief can also be found in the Holy […]

Imam Mahdi (PBUH) – Longevity and Occultatio

:Question  Shiites claim that the 12th Imam of the Shiites is still alive, but he is experiencing the occultation era. How can that be possible? What does the occultation of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) exactly mean? :Answer Today, medical science has proven that all the organs and structure of the human body have the capability of […]

Divine Justice a Principle of Religion ,Why?

:Question Why do Shiites consider “Divine Justice” (from amongst all the other attributes of Allah (SWT)) as one of the principles of religion? :Answer As you may be aware, the prophets propagated their messages on the basis of two executive guarantees: warning the people and bringing glad tidings for them. They warned people from the […]

Allah’s Justice and the Death of the Children

:Question Allah is just. If this is true, then why do children die yearly from illnesses and diseases they themselves do not cause? What is their sin? :Answer Indeed Allah (SWT) is just.  He is not an oppressor because the source of oppression derives from ignorance and lack of knowledge. Allah (SWT) is omniscient; He […]

Seeking This World VS. Seeking the Hereafter (Akhirah)

:Question How does Islam view the relation between this world and the hereafter (Akhirah)? Does Islam consider them as two completely separate and different matters? How does Islam describe people who only strive for this world in comparison to the people who strive for the hereafter? :Answer According to Islamic thoughts, this world and the […]

The God of Muslims (Allah) and the God of Christians

:Question Do Muslims and Christians believe in the Same God? :Answer In reply to this question, we will provide several verses from the Holy Quran, which are actually a representation of Muslim beliefs about Allah (SWT). It is noteworthy to mention however, that the principles of theism all derive from intellectual and rational reasoning. These […]

The Divine Mercy and the Punishment in the Hereafter

:Question The disbelievers ask why Quran repeatedly emphasizes the issue of torture, pain, punishment, and suffering in the Hellfire?  Is such a God beneficent and merciful, or rather murderous and bloodthirsty?” Please refute this statement using verses from the Holy Quran which express Allah’s (SWT) mercy. :Answer Similar to how you have worded your question, […]

Mahdi (PBUH),Ten Revolutions in One Revolution

Introduction The report card of all the schools of thought through out the history reveals many weak points. The majority of them concentrated on one aspect, but ignored other important aspects of humanity. All these ideologies were “self-centered”, meaning that they considered themselves as the central ideology and others (rest of mankind) as the surrounds, […]

Ghadir, the Greatest Eid of All Religions

“Today I have perfected your religion and completed my favor upon you, and I was satisfied that Islam be your religion.” (The Holy Quran, 5:3)  Eid al-Ghadir, which is known as Eid al-Akbar (the greatest Eid) in Islamic narrations, could be referred to as the greatest celebration (Eid) of all religions. For the result of […]

Ashura and Today

Once more Muharram has come, and the hearts of free men incline toward Hussain (PBUH), the son of Ali (PBUH), and their eyes are fixed upon Ashura, the event which took place more than 1300 years ago. Even after such a long passage of time, not only Shiite Muslims are attracted to this event, but […]

Shia in Today’s World

We live in a world in which electronic prefectures, globalization, information explosion and technology are the dominant topics. With the latest technology we have discovered scientific aspects very fast, knowing that without this technology, it would take us years to discover the same. But it seems that these scientific progresses and their consequent comforts have […]

The Night of Qadr

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful Surely We revealed it (Quran) on the Night of Qadr – And what do you know about what Night of Qadr is – The Night of Qadr is better than a thousand months – The angels and the Spirit descend in it by the permission of […]

Life and My Beliefs

There are many aspects that differentiate humans from one another.  Beauty, outward appearance, wealth, health, nationality, race, native language, and knowledge are all examples of characteristics that differentiate us from one another.  These differences may even allow us to lose or excessively develop our self-esteem, even though our characteristics may be out of our control. […]

Shia and its History

To understand the concept of Shia, it is necessary to first know Islam, and then define Shia based on Islam. The basics of Islam start from the belief in Allah (SWT) and the belief in all the prophets up to the last of them (Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP)).  As a Muslim we must act upon the […]

Quran from the Point of View of Non-Muslims

Quran is a book which guides human beings in several dimensions of life and nobody can deny its several special characteristics and everybody may use it according to his capacity, here we want to talk about different viewpoints of non-Muslim scholars about Quran which show that the divine trainings of this book will soon spread […]

The Appointment of the Prophet (PBUH&HP)

Introduction The appointment of Muhammad (PBUH&HP), the Prophet of Islam and his selection as the Messenger of Allah (SWT), can be considered the most significant event in the history of Islam. Descent of the Holy Quran began at this time. The word Bi’that means to be chosen and its expressional meaning is “being chosen by […]

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) in His Youth

1- Prophet (PBUH&HP) at breast and his childhood Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) was breastfed by his mother Amena (PBUH) in the first three (or seven according to some historians) days after his birth.  Afterwards, as a famous Arabian tradition, a nurse was chosen to breastfeed and take care of him outside the city in desert of […]

The Holy Quran, the Eternal Miracle

Has the time of miracles ended? Will we no longer witness any miracles? Considering the fact that the miracles of the previous prophets were specifically designed for a certain time and place, must we then for the sake of our own faith refer back to the historical accounts on miracles to become a believer? In […]

The Event of Ghadir and its Importance

Muslims consider every aspect in the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) to be very significant. For not only the Prophet’s statements are away from any carnal desires and is related to the origin of Revelation according to the holy Quran2, but also, His actions show the true way of life3. Throughout his life, specific events […]