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Ayatollah Nasir Makarem Shirazi

The Concept of Seven Heavens

Question: What is the purpose of the Qur’an in pointing towards ‘seven heavens’? Answer: Islamic scholars and commentators have narrated some clarifications regarding ‘seven heavens’ (towards which indication are made in the Holy Qur’an also). 1. Here, seven is meant to be multiplication (to be more). It means that He …

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A Noble End

At the end of the Ziyarat of Lady Fatima Masooma b. Musa al-Kadhim (peace be upon them) we address Allah and pray: “O God, I ask you for a noble end (to my life) and do not take away (the true faith, security and Your consciousness) which I possess.” Based …

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Five Good Qualities

How painful it is for a person that he knows (right from wrong); however, he does not have the ability to prevent himself (from sinning). It is our belief that for that time period when one does not know and commits sins, it is possible that he may not have …

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