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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 “Islam”, can be reached when one says the shahadatain (the two statements of “There is no God but Allah” and “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah), admitting to its meaning, resulting in that person officially b...


To apprehend whether there is a conflict or not, one must first have a clear definition of the two terms. There are two ways of understanding self-confidence:

1. Comprehending one's abilities, potentials, and building on the existing capabilities in the attempt to satisfy one’s desires and attain to the true human identity. This version is in no way in conflict with the spir...


The sins that people commit are not all alike in terms of their greatness and the forgiveness of different sins depends on the kind of sin that has been committed.  Some sins can be forgiven by only saying astaghfurullah once while others may require more effort. We must note that according to Islam, anyone can repent to Allah up until the last moment of his life, and in order to do so, af...


am Ali (a.s.), the influence and infiltration of the followers of other religions into the ranks of Muslims, cultural mixing, detachment from genuine Islamic teachings and sayings of the Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.), the prohibition of writing the Holy Prophet's traditions for a century, deliberate fabrication of hadith in praise of the companions during the Umayyad period, the Abbasid government's a...

Religion is a set of beliefs associated with practical and moral principles delivered to humankind by God's messengers, for the guidance of man and his eternal prosperity and salvation.
According to religious teachings, the necessity of religion is rooted in the fitrah (nature) of man. In the holy Quran, the fitrah is characterized as a divine one, that all of His orders and laws are...


In our religious texts and scriptures, a realm or world by the name of Dharr has been spoken of. There are differences between the scholars regarding what this realm exactly is. Nevertheless, the viewpoint which seems to be the best of all is the one that says Allah (swt) has created man with a na...


Lady Marayam’s food would come straight from Allah (swt) and heaven without the mediation of any material thing or person from this world. What Islamic teachings tell us is that those in heaven will remain there forever, enjoying its blessings and pleasures which are always renewing, thus making them eternal and never-ending.
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Man is the loftiest of creatures and God has created everything else in the world, including animals, for him so that he can benefit from them (use their meat, a means of transportation, etc.). Slaughtering animals on happy occasions and religious gatherings has been encouraged by religious teachings. Considering the monetary value of animals that can be slaughtered (like cows, camels and sheep...


the separation of religion and politics, many solid and convincing arguments have been mentioned, two of which we will mention below: 1- Referring to Islamic teachings, texts and sources 2- The Sirah (lifestyle and acts) of the Holy Prophet and his household. Examining the mentioned material clearly shows that the separation of religion and politics does not apply to Islam, because a great portion...