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A Brief Look at What Happens after Death
According to the Qur'an, belief in the hereafter and in the principle of ultimate human accountability was emphasized by all the prophets. One who denies life after death or hell and paradise cannot be a regarded as a Muslim, because its denial makes the whole Islamic system of religion and morality meaningless.

Attributes of Divine Activity
As for the attributes of Activity, these pertain to the various kinds of action that emanate from God, actions by which He becomes described, such as creating, sustaining, forgiving, and the like. In other words, it is only in the measure that God actually creates and sustains that He can be called Creator and Sustainer, however much His Essence may contain principally the power to create, sustain...

Attributes of the Divine Essence
The attributes of the Essence are those which describe God in a manner that adequately enables us to form some kind of conception of His essential nature. These attributes are, so to speak, derived from the station of the Essence; attributes such as Knowledge, Power and Life...

Degrees of the oneness of God 1 (Oneness of the Essence)
All divinely revealed religions are based on Tawhid, that is, the Oneness of God, and on the worship of this one and only God. The most evident of the principles held in common by all true religions is belief in Tawhid, however much some religious believers may have deviated from this universally held belief. In what follows, we intend to clarify the Oneness of the Essence, with reference to the H...

Degrees of the oneness of God 2 (Oneness of the Attributes)
we know that God is Knowing, Powerful, Living, Hearing, Seeing, and so on. These attributes are distinguished one from the other as regards meaning: that which we understand by the word 'Knowing' is distinct from that which we understand by the word 'Powerful'. But the question is this: If these attributes are distinct in terms of meaning, are they also distinct in terms of objective reality, that...

Degrees of the oneness of God 3 (Oneness of the creatorship)
The third degree of Tawhid pertains to the oneness of the source of creatorship (khaliqiyya). This means that there is no creator but God, and that whoever or whatever dons the robe of existence is of necessity His creature. The Qur'an mentions this aspect of Tawhid thus: Say: God is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Almighty.

Degrees of the oneness of God 4 (Oneness of Lordship)
The fourth degree of Tawhid pertains to the oneness of lordship and of the governance of the world and man. This oneness of lordship has two aspects: (a) creative governance (tadbir takwini), and (b) religious governance ( tadbir tashri'i) and we shall explain them briefly...

Divine Attributes in the Qur’an: 1. Unity
The Unity of God is one of the most important principles of Islam. Although the Qur’an sometimes speaks about and presents arguments about the existence of God, the main emphasis of the Qur’an is put on the attributes of God, especially His unity and mercy...

Divine Attributes in the Qur’an: 2. Knowledge
There are hundreds of verses in which the Qur’an talks about different aspects of divine knowledge. The reason for this emphasis lies partly in the great impact that belief in such an idea may have on people’s lives...

Features of the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad and the Religion of Islam
The Prophethood of the Prophet of Islam was the Seal (khatam) of Prophethood, just as the divine law he brought placed the seal of finality upon all divine laws, and the Revelation that came through him was the seal of all previous revelations. In other words, after him no more Prophets will arise, and the law established by him will prevail until the Day of Resurrection. That is, there will be no...

How can we explain the verses which ascribe bodily attributes to God?
There is a group of attributes mentioned in the Qur'an and Hadith like attributing possessing hand and eyes and ... to God that cannot be understood any other way than by means of traditional, transmitted knowledge (naql)...

Imam Mahdi (a) and Wahabbis
After propounding the Qur'an and traditional arguments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of their religion, regarding the belief in imam al-Mahdi (A.S) and it is proved beyond doubt that it is a genuine Islamic belief... the following proofs will clarify that like other Muslim scholars Wahabi Scholars must also believe in the existence of al-Mahdi (Mahdaviyat) and regard thi...

Insights into the Hadith of Thaqalayn
...The fact that the prophet had left among Muslims two weighty things; the Quran and his household, and that as long as people hold on to them both, they will not go astray. This shows that these two things must always be in harmony with each other. Otherwise the prophet would not have given the instruction to follow both of them.

Intercession ( Shafa'ah )
Intercession pertains to those individuals whose connection with God and religion has not been totally ruptured, and who are capable, despite being defiled by certain sins, of being embraced by the mercy of God through the blessed prayers of intercessors...

Is calling on someone tantamount to worshipping him and to polytheism?
What has prompted this question to be posed is the outward meaning of some of the verses of the Qur'an, which seemingly prohibit invoking anyone other than Allah: The places of worship are for God. So do not call, besides God, upon anyone else.[72:18] Referring to such verses, a group of people hold that calling on others and invoking dead sacred figures or righteous people as polytheism and an ac...

Is the belief that great divine people have supernatural power tantamount to polytheism {shirk}?
Given that many Quranic verses point to the supernatural power of the worthy servants of God, will our belief in the purport of these explicit verses of the Qur'an, which bespeak of the extraordinary power of such great divine people which stems from the eternal power of God , be regarded as tantamount to polytheism {shirk} or innovation in religion?

Man's free will and his responsibility
Man is endowed with free will; he is capable of exercising independent choice-this means that, when deciding whether or not to undertake a particular action, he takes account of its various dimensions in the light of his intellectual faculty...

Raj'at (The return)
After the reappearance of Hadhrat Mahdi (a.s.), the Exalted Allah (s.w.t.) shall cause group of those, who had previously departed from the world, to return to this world in order that they may be partners in the reward and glory of assisting him (a.s.) and in witnessing Allah's rule over the entire world; He shall also cause the most obstinate enemies to return in order to extract revenge from th...

Resorting to the divine saints (awliya’) for mediation (tawassul)
Tawassul means to resort to a sacred being for mediation with God and the issue of tawassul through the saints of God was such common and prevalent that the Muslims of the early period of Islam used to refer to the Prophet (S) as the mediator between them and God...

Role of Man's beliefs and moral principles in his destiny
The advance or decline of peoples is bound up with a complex series of causes, which -leaving aside the influence of external factors- is rooted chiefly in the way in which religious beliefs and moral principles are assimilated by the people in question...