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s to the first meaning. That is to say, Ali is the guardian and in charge of the affairs and he is more entitled to be in authority on all matters of faith and law. Thus guardianship has been granted to him by God in the same way as prophethood was granted to the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad - peace and blessings of Allah be upon and his pure family. 
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One of the blessings that Allah (s.w.t) grants to people who do good deeds and have faith in Him is paradise and the blessings therein. For entering into heaven there isn’t any difference between men or women; and one of the rew


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...


Islam and Iman or faith (which are two terms referring to two different things) have different levels and degrees. The first degree, which is referred to as “Isla


n your chests and that He might purge what was in your hearts; and Allah (s.w.t.) knows what is in the hearts.”1

The Commander of the Faithful (a.s.), in a statement very profound in meaning regarding the philosophy of Divine trials, says:

“Although Allah (s.w.t.) s more aware of their souls than they themselves are, He tries them so that their de...


Real happiness from the perspective of a faithful individual is achieved when he performs an act which draws him one step closer to his Lord. However, human beings can benefit from lawful and


Gheyb means for something to be hidden from one’s senses, and shahadah means openness and visibility. One thing can be gheyb for a person, while being shahadah for another. It depends on the individual’s existential boundaries and how much of the existential world they cover and encompass in knowledge. But keeping in mind the limited amount of encompassment of other than Allah (swt)...


Every person can do good deeds on behalf of others especially one’s parents. In such a case, not only will the reward of that deed go to the one that has been gifted the good deed, but the person doing the good deed will also be rewarded the same reward, if not more.




From the viewpoint of the Shia, Abutalib, the son of ‘Abd al-Mottalib, the eminent father of the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (a.s) and the uncle of the Holy Prophet (s.a), is among the people who believed in the apostleship (risālah) of the Messenger of All


In order to arrive at the answer, a few preliminary points must be considered. It must first be pointed out that the Divine prophets and their deputies enjoy lofty spiritual and existential stations in the order of existence. They are the hidden rays of Divine effusion; the complete manifestations and clear signs of the Beauty and Majesty of the Truth. The clay of their bodies and the forms of ...



Even though logical reasoning proves the existence of a world other than the one we live in, the power of reason cannot reveal whether it is a spiritual or physical world, and in the case of it being physical, will the body be materialistic or mithali? Thus some theologians believe in resurrection to be solely physical and so entirely deny the soul playing any role there, as opposed to philosop...


ect view is that the Magnificent Qur’an is immune from any form of addition or imperfection and the claim that the name of the Commander of the Faithful (a.s) has been omitted from the Qur’an is not accepted by learned scholars. Anyone who delves into history and traditions knows that on account of the tawātur 15 of the traditions and narration transmitted by thousands of th...

e is dark and non-existent. It is true, however, that in comparing the creatures together, some are light and some are not - for instance, knowledge, faith, intellect etc., are light, but have all derived their light from Allah. Thus in comparison to Allah, there is no other light, or in other words, He is "the Light of Lights. That is, He is the light of all lights rather than being the grea...

ives glad tidings of a pious government on the earth. Another verse states:

Allah has promised those of you who have faith and do righteous deeds that He will surely make them successors in the earth, just as He made those who were before them successors, and He will surely establish for them their religion which He has approved for them, and that He will surely change thei...


1. The Holy Quran praises man (mankind) in many ways, while, on the other hand, scolding and reproaching him in various verses. 
2. Because of man's high potentials, he is able to reach and ascend to the highest levels and ranks, and at the same time, is capable of sinking to the lowest. 
3. Man is made up of two elements; one is his spiritual being and the other, hi...