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  • What is the Shari'ah law concerning marriage with a Sunni girl?
    5688 Laws and Jurisprudence
    According to Islam, marriage is the basic institution which aims at establishing the family, the primary unit of society. It is desirable and recommended by itself but if a person is in need of marriage and is afraid that he may fall into haram, then marriage becomes ...
  • What is religion?
    7883 Philosophy of Religion
    Many different viewpoints and details have been presented regarding the explanation of religion by Westerners. In the holy Quran, the word “din” (religion) has been used for two meanings: 1- Any type of belief in an unseen power, regardless of whether such a belief is right or not: ...
  • Is it necessary to take part in all the secular school programs?
    4906 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani (may Allah grant him long life):Taking part in such activities is a matter of precaution. [That is, you should exercise precaution by not taking part in those programs.]Office of Grand Ayatollah ...
  • Is it possible to establish a relationship with Imam Mahdi (aj)?
    11003 Traditional
    When two individuals know nothing about each other, there is no way they can have a relationship, unless at least one of them knows the other sparking a two way knowledge and awareness that will finally end in a relationship.As for having a relationship with ...
  • What were the main causes of the crusades?
    24517 تاريخ بزرگان
    The Crusades were a series of military attacks launched by Western Europe on Muslims and the Islamic world from 1095 to 1291. These wars which were sanctioned by Christian leadership and the Catholic Church, took place between followers of two big and powerful religions in a very ...
  • How was the Holy Quran compiled?
    13229 Quranic Studies
    According to the history of the compilation of the Quran, the Prophet (s) himself chose the verses where to be placed. It was not the companions who arranged the verses or the number of the chapters. The Quran, which is presently in our hands and which is ...
  • Why has God introduced Himself as "Allah" (alif, lām, lām and ha)? Why not another
    5208 Traditional
    This name (Allah) is used for the Necessary Being (wajibul wujud) whose existence is obligatory and pure in all terms. He possesses all the qualities of perfection. To refer to such a being, different and particular words have been coined and used in different languages. For example, "Allah" ...
  • Are al-Bayan, al-Iftikhariya and Al-Tatanjiya sermons which are found in Mashariq al-Anwar of Shaykh Rajab Borsi, authentic?
    9975 روایات و دعاهای برجای مانده
    Al-Iftikhariya Sermon In his Mashariq al-Anwar,[1] Hafez Rajab Borsi has narrated from Asbagh bin Nabatah a relatively long sermon named Al-Iftikhar Sermon which the narrator has attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). In that sermon, Imam Ali (A.S) introduces himself with these words: "I am ...
  • What is the Islamic law about overpowering jinn, spirits and devils?
    9627 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Getting help from the spirits, jinns and devils and scientific and practical communication with them are said to be magic in the etymological and jurisprudential technical terms.[i] According to Quranic, jurisprudential and traditional evidence, sorcery or magic is not in the interest of a ...
  • Is it haram to get a tattoo?
    7608 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The answer given by Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani (may Allah grant him long life) is as under:If it is not harmful to your body and the tattoo shapes are not offensive and do not in any way degrade your personality, there is no objection.

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