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  • What is the Islamic law about touching the name "Allah" in different languages without Wudhu? What is the ruling about touching the word "Israel" (which means Abdullah)?
    1191 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/11/21
    It is haraam, as an obligatory precaution, to touch the Name of Allah, without Wudhu, in whichever language it may have been written. And it is also haraam to touch, without Wudhu, the blessed names of the Holy Prophet of Islam, the holy Imams and Hazrat Fatima Zahra (peace be ...
  • Is the day of resurrection, structurally physical or a spiritual?
    1691 Traditional 2009/12/28
    Even though logical reasoning proves the existence of a world other than the one we live in, the power of reason cannot reveal whether it is a spiritual or physical world, and in the case of it being physical, will the body be materialistic or mithali? Thus some theologians believe ...
  • Is it necessary to have the consent of one’s wife when contracting a temporary marriage with the People of the book?
    1228 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/04/07
    These answers were received from the offices of the maraje’ regarding your inquiry:The office of the Grand Ayatullah Khamenei:In such a case getting permission isn't necessary and the marriage contract is valid without her consent unless there are certain regulations that must be observed.The office of the Grand Ayatullah Makarem ...
  • Is it permissible to steal from non-Muslims?
    1721 Fiqh 2006/12/02
    The following responses were gathered from offices of Legal Authorities: Usurpation and forcible acquisition of the property of non-Muslims in non-Muslim countries is not permissible, if they are not at war with Muslims. And even if they are at war with Muslims it is still better that Muslims not do that.[1] The ...
  • Do Shia Muslims not go to Hell?
    2490 Traditional 2012/08/04
    The fact that some people are held responsible for their deeds and subjected to punishment in Hell and some are endowed with blessings and bounties is based on a principle which Allah has pointed out in some of the Quranic verses. God, the Almighty, rejects all kinds of racial and ...
  • Is it bad to be alone in a room with a non mahram girl?
    1385 Practical 2012/03/10
    In religious teachings, one of the things man has been advised against in order to protect him from sin, is to be alone with a non-mahram. In his advice to Prophet Musa (AS), Satan says: “O Musa, never be alone with a non-mahram woman, for whoever does so, I personally will ...
  • Why didn’t Imam Ali (as) return Fadak to the children of Lady Fatimah (as) during his reign?
    1971 تاريخ بزرگان 2009/06/22
    “Fadak” was a flourishing land in which was taken over by the Muslim army without any military force in the seventh year of hijrah after the fortresses of Khaybar were conquered one after another. As a result of these lands falling into the hands of the Muslim army without any ...
  • What are the political thoughts of Imam Khomeini?
    2134 Philosophy of Politics 2012/05/12
    The political thoughts of Imam Khomeini (blessed be his soul) are a part of his macro ideas being influenced by different aspects of his thought. Given the fact that Imam Khomeini is a multi-dimensional personality who authored numerous works in mysticism, jurisprudence, philosophy, theology and politics and in view of ...
  • Can you provide us with some information about Prophet Idris (a.s.)?
    1732 Traditional 2013/07/15
    Prophet Idris’ name has been mentioned twice in the Quran, he has been revered and celebrated as truthful, prophet, patient, righteous etc. Prophet Idris is among the grandsons of Prophet Seth reaching Adam (a.s.) through five intermediaries. One of his grandfathers is Prophet Noah (a.s.). Most historians have said that ...
  • If a person can conduct a research into some practical religious issues, can he act upon his own method in religious laws?
    1172 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/12/02
    Here are two points that need to be taken into consideration as a brief answer to your question:1)    The science of jurisprudence (ilm al-fiqh), like all other vast sciences, has a number of affiliate sciences which serve as a supplement and pre-requisite to this science. They include Arabic literature (etymology, ...