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Turban of Iblees

Broadly speaking (based on the hadith literature) there are two styles of tying the turban: Tahannuk: Allowing the ends of the turban to drop down and even wrapping it around the chin. Tabiqiyah: Layering it on...

History of the Turban

Origin of the Turban The first person who wore a turban was Prophet Adam (as) after he was expelled from Paradise . A tradition states that the angel Gabriel descended from heaven and dressed him in an amaama (turban). This...

Taqleed in Usul-e-Deen (Beliefs)

According to modern Usuli school it is not permissible to do taqleed (of the mujtahid) in Usul-e-Deen. However this was not the view of all the Usuli scholars in the past. The Usuli school, being not based on the teachings...

Is Taqleed proven through Hadith?

The foundation of Usulism rests on Ijtihad and therefore on Taqleed (of the mujtahid). Over the centuries, the Usuli clerics have built an enormous power base on this foundation, even founding a political state. As a result, the majority...

Evolution of Taqleed

Over the centuries, as Usulism evolved so did the definition of Taqleed and its practical implications. Had this definition been based on hadith it would not have evolved over time. It has been defined and manipulated by clerics in...

Aql as explained by the Imams (as)

Aql is normally translated as "reason" or "intellect". However, the traditions of the Imams, present Aql as a very different concept. It is a lofty concept that covers a great semantic field. It is both a complex and delicate...

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Qur’an guides to the Imams

Regarding the words of Allah (swt): "Surely this Quran guides (yahdi) to that which is most upright (aqwam)" , Abu Abdullah (asws) said: The Qur'an guides to the Imam...

Grief of Aal-e-Muhammad Renewed on Eid

Abu Jafar (as) said: O Abdullah! There is none from an Eid of the muslims, be it Adha or Fitr, except that it renews grief (yujaddidu huznan) of the...

Momin forgiven only if shirk-free

Amir-Al-Momineen Ali (as) said: The Momin, whichever state he dies upon, and in whichever day he dies, or hour which he passes away in, so he is a truthful...

Polytheist through opinions

I asked Abu Abdullah (asws) about the least with what the human (insaan) would happen to be a polytheist (mushrik) with. He (as) said: The one who begins to...

Specification of the rescued sect

Division of the community into seventy three sects: Imam Ali (as) said: The community will be divided into seventy three sects, seventy two sects will be in the fire and...

Animal parts to avoid consuming

Based on the hadith of Ahlulbayt (as), we should abstain from consuming the following parts of animals: Blood All reproductive parts (penis, testicles, vagina, vulva, cervix, uterus, cervix) Spleen Heart (certain parts only,...

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