Questions Archive (Thematic Category:اصول و مبانی)
What does istighfar mean and what rules and conditions does it have? Please let us know the difference between istighfar and repentance?
2520 2021/03/30 انسان و خدا
What are the levels of the human soul?
Which of these levels has the faculty of lust and anger?
1797 2021/03/30 انسان شناسی
What is meant by the ‘Unity of Existence?’
6508 2019/06/11 Islamic PhilosophyWhat the philosophers and the mystics mean by the unity of existence is not that the whole existing world put together is God; because the whole collection does not enjoy a real existence and unity w
what is dignity? How can it be achieved? And what status do dignified people posses before God?
4401 2019/06/10 انسان شناسیDignity can be defined as the act of avoiding the degradation of oneself and baseness and a magnanimous man is the one who is free from all the indecencies. Indecency antonym for dignity equals de
Is man superior to all other creatures in the universe? Is it possible that another creature more superior to man might exist in the universe?
12766 2015/09/14 خلقت انسانAccording to us it is inferred from the Quranic verses and narrations about creation of man that he is superior to all other creatures in this mode of existence including all earthly and celestial be
What is meant by this saying of Imam Ali, "Do you suppose that you are only a small body, while the macrocosm is placed within you?"
27285 2014/05/14 Contextual studySome mysticism and literary books have ascribed poems to Imam Ali ( A.S ) . For instance, it has been said that Imam Ali ( A.S ) said: Do you suppose that you are only a small body, while the macrocos
How would it be possible to explain unity of being in simple words?
6391 2013/02/02 وحدت وجودWahdatul Wuj d means to believe that all the entities ( things present around us ) are an indication of Allah s presence and to believe that everything besides Allah is subjective or just shadows and
When Allah created material things from absolute nothingness, does it mean that His Power was converted into material power and material form?
6847 2013/01/19 تجلی ذاتیIf you mean conversion of divine power into material power, there is no doubt that such a notion is false and it is never true with God. If you mean by the word conversion reflection of God s power, i
Why do jurisprudents and theologians oppose the notion of wahdat al-wujud?
11583 2012/12/23 Theoretical1. The notion of wahdat al-wujud [ Unity of Being ] is a monistic understanding of tawheed, the doctrine of oneness of God. It is considered one of the most fundamental concepts in mysticism and in my
What does annihilation mean? Please explain the concept and station of annihilation.
7853 2012/11/01 TheoreticalAnnihilation is defined as total destruction or complete obliteration of an object. It is the opposite of permanence, subsistence and continuance. To explain further, God is from the category of perma