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The above question has been propounded in two parts one of which has been dealt with in our previous answer to similar questions. The other part consists of two main points that need to be studied here. One, the duty of mankind is to believe in the divine prophets and not to differentiate between them in terms of their righteousness and their being the prophets of God. The second point to focus...




According to Quranic teachings, complete knowledge of the unseen only belongs to Allah, and it is Him that knows everything about this world. Some of Allah’s special servants are informed of secrets and knowledge and other impalpable things, they see the unseen and hear what cannot be heard through Allah’s teaching and training and based on the spiritual capability and capacity that...


Allah (SWT) has the absolute knowledge about everything, and He grants part of the knowledge to whom He wants (Ayatul Kursi, Sura Bqara). Elm Ghayb is absolutely with Allah (SWT) and He grants parts of it to the Prophet (SAWA) and to the Infallible Imams and even to other very pious servants of Allah (SWT). The Prophet (SAWA) and Imam Ali (a.s) had informed about many facts unknown to people ,a...


Many reliably narrated traditions emanate from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and the infallible Imams (a.s.) about the existence and reappearance of Hazrat Mahdi (a.s.). These leave no room for any doubt whatsoever for the seekers of truth. The following are some examples from the sayings of these Holy Personalities (a.s.):

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) informed,

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According to the undisputed belief of Imami Shi’ism taken from numerous verses and Prophetic traditions, the Imamate is a Divine position. So if it is established that someone has been divinely appointed to this position a Muslim must submit to his command and authority without question obeying Allah (swt) as He says, “Allah best knows where to place His messengership.”
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The word Wilāyat comes from the word Walī; various meanings have been listed for this word. The lexical meaning of this word is complete guardianship or ownership over a matter or object. Its more general meaning pertains to the guardianship of the perfect human beings (Insān Kāmil) over the rest of humanity in all of its various aspects. These aspects include the individual and the societal, t...




In a theological dictionary, one who possesses infallibility would be defined as an infallible. An infallible is one who, by the grace of God, is free from all forms of mistake and error, and does not commit even the smallest of sins. However, one who is infallible isn't forced to be so, he/she chooses to. What causes the infallible to voluntarily prevent making mistakes and committing sins...


According to many traditions, we are told to refer to the household of the Prophet: “Ahlul Bayt” or “’Itrah”. Like the tradition of Thaqalain [1] and the tradition of Noah's Ark [2]…
But first we need to know who these terms refer to. There is no doubt about the status of the household of the Prophet in Islam, but there may be a need to investigat...



Ahl al-Bayt is a Quranic, Hadith, and theological term meaning the family of the Noble Prophet of Islam (s.a). This term, with this meaning has been used in the Quran in the verse of purity (33:33). 
All Shia commentators of the Quran and many Sunni ones - by using evidence and numerous traditions from the Noble Prophet (s.a), Imām ‘Alī, Imām Hassan, Imām Hussayn, Imām Sajjād,...


Raj'at is one of the popular Shi'ite beliefs and its explanation, briefly, is as follows:
“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 r...



Wilayah in lexicon means the coming of something right after another, without any space existing between them. This calls for the closeness and nearness of these two to each other. Wilayah has been used to denote love and friendship, victory and assistance, following and submission, as well as guardianship and leadership. Wilayah Takwini means to have control over all things in the material wor...