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  • when a Muslim woman is about to marry someone who has moral issues, can other people who have information about this person let this woman know?
    1704 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/04
    Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s responseInforming the lady is not necessary; canonically, the execution of the aforementioned tests are, also, not necessary.Grand Ayatollah Makarim’s responseObligatory precaution dictates that one attains certainty vis-à-vis one’s health by undergoing the aforementioned tests; assuming this is carried out, one is not required to inform one’s future ...
  • Why do Muslims slaughter sheep and other animals in their religious gatherings?
    3420 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/03/08
    Man is the loftiest of creatures and God has created everything else in the world, including animals, for him so that he can benefit from them (use their meat, a means of transportation, etc.). Slaughtering animals on happy occasions and religious gatherings has been encouraged by religious teachings. Considering the ...
  • Is it true that one shouldn’t pray for oneself on Ashura?
    1339 Practical 2011/04/20
    Dua and supplication are the needful connection between the servant and his Lord for the fulfillment of worldly and otherworldly needs. Dua for oneself and others is always something good and entails great blessings.Praying for oneself on Ashura is okay, as a matter of fact, there are some special prayers ...
  • What would have happened if the Caliphate had fallen into the hands of Imam Ali (as)?
    1848 Traditional 2011/05/18
    Certainly, Imam Ali’s (as) greatest concern would have been to continue the way of the Holy Prophet (saw) and guard the path of hidayah (guidance) and true Islam, so that mankind could reach sa’adah (salvation) both in this world and the next. The Holy Prophet of Islam (saw) has referred ...
  • What is the precise meaning of mockery? Do caricatures qualify as ridicule as well?
    2350 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/15
    Most philologists and interpreters of the Holy Quran consider istihza (ridicule) and tamaskhur (mock) to have the same meaning. The meaning of this term is to humiliate someone and bring their dignity and degree down, or to demean the value of foundational humanitarian and religious teachings. Therefore, the meaning of ...
  • Can a Sunni girl get married to a Shia man and why? Please list the reasons.
    2512 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2009/04/20
    The popular viewpoint amongst Shia scholars and jurisprudents is that a Shia man can get married to a Sunni woman, but there is a difference of opinion regarding the marriage of a Sunni man with a Shia woman; most scholars see it as impermissible.The reasons behind the first verdict:Being equals ...
  • Knowing that people are not infallible how can we be sure they won't make a mistake choosing the (Waly Faqih) Supreme Leader?
    1902 System 2010/09/09
    All growth and development that takes place in a society is dependant on a capable leader and obeying his commands. From the Shia point of view during the occultation of Imam Mahdi in which no one can be in touch with the Imam, the just jurists that possess all qualifications ...
  • Conditions and Method of Friday Prayer
    1948 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/11/08
    Friday prayer is one of the acts of worship about which an entire Sura has been revealed denoting its significance. The prayer consists of 2 sermons which begin with praise and glorification of Allah. The prayer leader should exhort the people to observe piety. Friday prayer consists of 2 Rak’ats ...
  • Can a person who has committed a great (major) sin become a prayer leader after repentance?
    1672 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/09/25
    As for a major sin for which the perpetrator is punished e.g. adultery, the execution of punishment itself is a requirement in the sense that if the penalty has been exercised and carried out on such a person, irrespective of whether or not he has repented, according to some jurists ...
  • What are the ways through which one may get rid of lusts?
    1438 Practical 2011/08/04
    Sins are like an ill-smelling putrid bog. The deeper a person gets into it the less he feels its disgusting smell because his smelling taste ceases to function. However, a person's firm decision to discontinue this path is by itself a victory. One who has achieved victory at this stage ...

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  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    46972 Exegesis 2010/04/06
    According to the Quran a Muslim is one who has absolutely surrendered to Allah and his commands and believes in pure Tawhid (the oneness of God) that isn't tainted with any Shirk and this is why the Almighty has introduced Prophet Abraham as a true Muslim in the Quran.According to ...
  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    45588 Exegesis 2008/05/11
    One should be aware that although the imam’s names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, haven’t been mentioned in the Quran, nevertheless, their names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, can be found in the Prophet’s sayings. One very good example is the hadith of Ghadir which is considered the official announcement of the appointment of ...
  • How do you prove that Imam Ali (as) was imam and khalifa after the Prophet (pbuh)?
    23635 Traditional 2008/07/21
    There is no doubt that in order for Islam to survive, it needs a keeper and guardian and individuals to deliver and express the teachings and guidelines of religion for the people, and carry them out. Since one of the reasons of creation is the guidance of mankind, Allah’s wisdom ...
  • Why are shrimps halal and crabs haram? What makes one of them halal and the other halal despite the fact that both of them are from the same category?
    19418 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/03/18
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and there is a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them is extremely difficult. The most we can do is ...
  • What is meant by Sidratul-Muntaha that the Quran has mentioned?
    19146 Exegesis 2010/04/07
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Is lobster, clam, oyster and octopus halal?
    17127 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/18
    Eating lobster, clam, oyster and octopus is haram. According to religious resources regarding halal and haram meat, there are general rulings and numerous standards; for instance, a set of rulings has been given for land animals, sea creatures, birds and so on.The condition for halal meat sea creatures is to ...
  • What is Shirk?
    16421 Traditional 2007/01/21
    Literally, shirk means to allocate; technically, in Quranic terminology, shirk – in contrast to hanif – signifies the process of allocating someone/thing as the Almighty Allah’s partner or equal. Hanif means being inclined towards righteousness and moderation; hence, the term has been coined onto those who have disassociated themselves from ...
  • Who are the Ahlul-Bayt?
    14878 Traditional 2007/05/24
    The Prophet of Islam’s (s) Ahlul-Bayt are the same as the people of the cloak: Prophet Muhammad (s), ‘Alī, Fātimah, Hassan, and Hussayn (a). The proof for this is numerous traditions narrated by Shia and Sunni scholars. These traditions are found in more than seventy famous Sunni and Shia sources. ...
  • Why do Shias believe in the Imams and their Imamate?
    13829 Traditional 2010/04/08
    I believe that you are asking how we can find out if someone is really an Imam or not. However, before answering this question, we should first understand why we need to believe in the concept of Imamate.Imamate is an important issue in Islam, and it is the last stage ...
  • What is Islam’s view on dinosaurs?
    13565 Exegesis 2007/02/26
                The Quran is a book of guidance and everything which supports this goal [of guidance] has been mentioned in this Holy Book. The method used in expressing matters is: focusing on the general aspects and less on the details and particulars, and the reason for that may be the ...

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