Who are the Ulama?

This article discusses one particular hadith from Basa’ir ul Darajat (see brief note on this book at the end of the article) under the...

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...

Are our hadith collections sound and reliable?

Are our hadith collections sound and reliable? The Usuli school is notorious for attacking the credibility of hadith. They accuse our hadith collections to be...

Who are the Fuqaha?

1. Who are the Fuqaha? The Mujtahids claim to be the Fuqaha (plural of Faqih), but do they fit the definition of Fuqaha as defined...

Clerics and the Clergy System

Nowadays we consider a clergy system to be an essential part of religion. The clerics define the identity of the religion and we regard...

Fatwa based on personal opinion

Regarding the verse from Holy Quran: "And who is more erring than he who follows his low desires without any guidance from Allah?" (Holy...

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...

Fallacy of Ilm-al-Rijal

Ilm-al-rijal means "Knowledge of Men" and is also referred to as the "Science of Narration". This science is a founding pillar of Ijtihad and...

Resolving Disparities In Hadith

Reading and pondering over hadith and acquiring knowledge directly from our Imams (as) is not the prerogative of the mujtahids only. It is a...

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...

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