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The Concept of Seven Heavens

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Ayatollah Nasir Makarem Shirazi

As long as seven earths are concerned (the mention of which is there in the Holy Qur'an is an indication and in some traditions, is given with specific mention), about them thoughts similar to the aforesaid are expressed. For example, that the number seven is in the sense of many or that by seven earths it is meant seven planets (Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and moon).

Resurrection from the Sleep of Death

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Ayatollah Musawi Lari

Indeed, this total annihilation of the cosmos, in which no single creation will be identifiable, is the inevitable future of our world. Then, graves will be upturned, and the earth, in obedience to the directive of its Lord, shall reveal the age-old contents and secrets that she had hidden in her bosom, and lighten her burden.

The Etiquette of Fatimiyya

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Ayatollah GulpayganiIt is better that the believers should hold mourning gatherings from the 13th of Jamadi al-Awwal all the way until the 3rd of Jamadi al-Thani, as well as express their love towards the Holy Household (peace be upon them) and refrain from acts which do not befit the days of mourning during this period.

After the Reappearance of Imam Mahdi

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Ayatollah Hadavi TehraniAfter the Imam rises and establishes the rule of justice, the earth will yield to him her treasures of mineral deposits and crops. The shares that rightfully belong to the destitute and poor will be exacted from the rich and the oppressors to be justly distributed, as the result of which no poor person will remain.

Islamic Principles on Establishing Peaceful Religious Coexistence

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Shaikh Mansour Leghaei

While respecting other religions and beliefs, Islam may disagree with some of their teachings, finding them illogical, and hence invites their adherents to open discussion and debate in a peaceful and logical manner far from any type of fanaticism and prejudice.

Sins and the Ability to Repent

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Professor AnsariyanYes, if we who are able to eat, drink, come and go, talk, get married, work, play sports, travel, and associate with other people will curb all these appetites or activities if a doctor asks us to in order to avoid disease, then we should be able to avoid sins and falling into the abyss of corruption and disobedience.

An Era of Insanity

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Shaikh Saleem Bhimji

A group of young men who had become dejected due to the state of affairs of their society tried their best to make a change. However, it became a very difficult task to enact, just as it is today when a young man or woman wants to 'swim against the current' and form his/her own identity, rather than rely on the "pop culture" that (s)he live in.

 

The Wise Counsel of Luqman

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This learned sage turns his attention to the moral training of his son with particular care and creativeness. He addresses his son by giving him beneficial advice, and by explaining to him the correct course and the nature of his duties. He shows him how to lead a noble life, through which the maxims of spiritual and moral values can best be experienced.

A Noble End

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Ayatollah Nasir Makarem Shirazi

A person does not know when he will leave this world, and thus how good it would be were he to die while performing righteous deeds within Masjid al-Haram or one of the sanctuaries of the Infallibles! Conversely, how bad it would be if he were to leave the world in a state of open disobedience to God.

Who Are the 99 Percent?

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Sh. Saleem BhimjiGod has promised these individuals that they shall become the inheritors of the earth and has promised to help them achieve this goal – not those people who, even though they are 'oppressed', but just sit around, afraid to confront the tyrants of their times, and are not even ready to let out a small peep of the oppression they face, let alone go into the middle of the conflict to fight for their rights!

Fear or Love God?

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Ayatollah TehraniIf we examine the matter closely, we will notice that in all our actions and reactions fear, love, and hope are combined to various degrees. Although in some cases one of these factors might be the dominant and there is not always an equal balance, their coexistence is inevitable.