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...

Meetings with Imam-e-Zamana (ajtf)

A common tactic used by the proponents of the religious (clerical) establishment to deceive the innocent followers and to impress on their minds that...

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...

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...

Dangers of Bid’ah

Most people don't take bid'ah seriously and are not aware of its disastrous consequences. In many instances, bid'ah is extremely difficult to detect as...

Definition and Scope of Bid’ah

Definition of bid'ah (innovation in religion) Although the definition of bid'ah is simple and straight forward, people are often confused and are unable to differentiate...

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...

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...

Aalim-e-Rabbani (Divine Scholar)

The word 'knowledge' in the scientific sense means the information or skills gained through experimentation, learning and experience. In the religious sense it means...

The Obligatory Taqleed

Abstract Taqleed demands absolute submission to the dictates of a Mujtahid. Whereas, only those appointed by God qualify for unconditional submission. Yet the Mujtahids have...

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