This text attempts to answer modern challenges to Islamic positions; it begins with an exposition of the five Usool-e-deen (roots of religion) and continues by giving answers from the Islamic tradition to a number of miscellaneous questions on theology, fiqh and social issues.
It includes 82 questions, along with their answers, related to the different Islamic issues. The author, in simple words, answers some questions regarding monotheism (Tawhid), prophecy, Divine Justice (‘Adl), Imamate, resurrection, interpretations of Quranic verses, and some other jurisprudential and miscellaneous topics. This edition also accompanies by some questions and answers about guardianship of the jurisconsult (Wilāyat e faqih), jurisprudence, Islamic government, and the government of Imam Mahdi (A.S.). Formerly this book was divided into seven parts containing questions about Monotheism, Divine Justice, Prophethood, Imamate, Resurrection, Islamic law and Miscellany.
There were in all 82 questions, which became the title of this book. In this edition:
1. A supplement is added comprising of two important questions on current topics: Governance of the Jurist and the preamble to reappearance of Imam Mahdi (a.s.).
2. More explanation is added to almost all replies.
3. Regarding question 57 about prayers in Polar Regions, benefit is obtained from the writings of the respected Agha Nasir Makarim and while replying to question 58 about slavery in Islam, we have benefited from the writings of Sayyid Qutub. These two articles are given at the end and they are satisfactory replies to today’s most debated topics.
Title: 82 Questions
Author: AbdulHussain Dastgheyb Shirazi
Publisher: Ansarian Publication
Pub. Date: 2011/05/16