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  • What will happen to the Islamic governments in the wake of the reappearance of the Imam of Time (atf)?
    5700 Traditional 2011/07/31
    Following the reappearance of the Imam of Time (atf) and establishment of a single global government by him, if there are presumably any governments that work towards the realization of the goals of the Imam of Time – i.e. the establishment of justice – ...
  • What is Musharakah?
    5873 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/07/19
    In Islamic fiqh, the term musharakah is used for two meanings:1- For two or more people to have a joint ownership regarding anything that can be owned (let it be wealth, assets or even a right). One of the binding rulings regarding this type of ownership ...
  • What is zina muhsanah?
    6294 حدود، قصاص و دیات 2012/04/14
    Zina denotes copulation with other than one’s legal spouse (permanent or temporary), which the Quran labels as a grave sin, about which Allah has said: “Do not approach fornication. It is indeed obscene and an evil way.”[1],[2] If this ...
  • Why do we repeat “Subhan’allah” in prayers and emphasize on doing “hamd” along with it?
    9352 نماز 2012/10/21
    Tasbhih or saying “Subhan’allah” in the time of prayer testifies one's removing any anthropomorphic elements or associations with God. It is a way of considering God, the Glorified, devoid and free of all kinds of evil attributes which the worshipper may think of. On the other hand, ...
  • Who is Abdul Qadir Gilani?
    8259 Theoretical 2011/03/14
    Abdul Qadir Gilani known as Ghaus-e-Azamwas a sixth century mystic and a narrator who was born in the north of Iran and died in Baghdad. He was the figurehead of the Qadiri Sufi order.  Historically, he lived very much after ...
  • Can I use the money which I have in Turkish banks to purchase savings bonds and receive interest?
    5263 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/29
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): There is no problem in conducting transactions which are permissible according to Shari'ah rules. However, interest-based transactions and taking interest from Islamic banks and financial institutes is not permissible except for when the assets ...
  • Should the remembrance of Allah (awj) evoke fear or love?
    7601 Practical 2011/08/15
    The co-existence of fear and hope, and in some cases love, in respect to Allah (awj), should not be a source of confusion as this phenomenon permeates all relationships of love to varying degrees. However, because of its over-conspicuousness, we are blind to it. It must be noted ...
  • What was the first fruit eaten by Adam on earth?
    23087 پیامبران و کتابهای آسمانی 2014/09/23
    The story of Adam and Eve residing in Paradise and their expulsion from there occurs in the Holy Quran. For information about this topic, read the following answers on our website: "The Sin of Adam and Eve", question 203. "Angels Prostrating Themselves before Adam as Narrated in ...
  • Is property that becomes liable for Zakāt also liable for Khums? Which things must one pay Zakāt on? What is the difference between Zakāt and Khums?
    5560 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/15
    For those things upon which Zakāt is obligatory, after having paid Zakāt on them, if the [Khums] year passes and they exceed his expenses for the year, its [Khums] must be paid.[1]Zakāt applies to nine things: 1) wheat 2) barley 3) dates ...
  • What is the ruling regarding eating harām (forbidden) food?
    16968 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/10
    One who realizes after eating food that he has eaten a harām meal, in case there was no likelihood of the food being harām and there were signs indicating that it was halal, for example, he had received the food from a Muslim, such a ...