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  • Is ethanol, which is a type of alcohol, pak and halal to consume?
    3757 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/01
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Can I offer prayers during my period when the signs of haydh aren’t seen?
    2328 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/05/12
    Paying attention to the upcoming points might help you reach the answer you are looking for:The six types of women in haydh:Mubtadi’ah: A woman who sees blood for the first time in her life.[1]Muztaribah: A woman who has seen blood for a few months but has not formed a habit ...
  • What are the problems with the Maliki and Hanafi sects?
    2854 Modern 2007/10/07
    It must be made clear if your love for Shiaism is only love or is it backed up with strong reasoning? In the case that your love is based on proofs and reasoning the weakness and insufficiency of other sects would automatically become clear.The main difference between Shiaism and the ...
  • Is a divorce done by SMS permissible?
    1906 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/06
    The divorce process, in Islam, beholds a number of prerequisites.Conditions attributed to the man (who executes the divorce) include:1.       sanity (ought not be insane)2.       pubescent (can’t be a child or infant)3.       executing the divorce, voluntarily, of one’s own free will (neither under coercion nor with reluctance) Conditions attributed to the woman ...
  • Is stem-cell research haram?
    1628 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/11/25
    Since we are looking for the fiqhi ruling on this issue, we asked the question from the offices of the grand Ayatullahs (may Allah protect them) and also from Ayatullah Hadavi Tehrani, the following are the responses we received:The office of the Grand Ayatullah Makarem Shirazi:It is permissible.The office of ...
  • What is the proof for Prophet Adam and Nuh (pbuh) being buried in Najaf?
    3204 تاريخ بزرگان 2010/07/20
    The main reasoning that proves the burial of Prophet Adam and Nuh (pbuh) in Najaf are the many hadith that disclose this fact. ...
  • Will God abandon me or love me less if I am bad?
    1231 Practical 2011/09/11
    Although Shaitan is man's sworn enemy and it is making its utmost efforts to lead man towards sins and evil actions and to create a gap between him and God, God loves His servants even the sinners and He wants them to be guided and prosperous. Therefore, no sinner under ...
  • What are the boundaries concerning the abilities and powers of shaytan and jinn? Furthermore, to what extent can they cause problems and difficulties for humans?
    2348 Traditional 2009/11/25
    The words shaytan and jinn have been mentioned numerous times in the Quran; to the degree that one of the chapters that have been revealed is named after jinn.Shaytan is a general name given to any malignant being which misguides and deviates, be it human or otherwise. Iblis is the ...
  • Is it permissible for men to wear white gold?
    2083 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/04
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):If a metal is called white gold, it is in fact the yellow gold which becomes white when a white metal is blended with it; therefore it is haram. In case, however, there is so little gold in it that ...
  • How can one explain how the killing of the Egyptian man by Prophet Musa (pbuh) isn’t in conflict with his infallibility?
    1812 Traditional 2008/11/04
    All divine prophets, regardless of their different degrees and ranks, are infallible and at the peak of nearness to Allah (swt), and all of them have responsibilities that surpass those of normal people to the extent that any attention they give to anything other than Allah (swt) is a great ...