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  • How can someone guide one who has left religion?
    2078 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/05/23
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  • What is Islam's ruling on owning a pet wolf?
    2730 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/04/11
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):There is no problem in it by itself.Office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani (may Allah grant him long life):There is no problem in it.Office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi (may Allah grant ...
  • Can people have contact with Jinns?
    3825 Traditional 2009/11/24
    The Holy Quran has confirmed the existence of Jinns and has attributed the following characteristics to them:1.     Jinns are creatures that are made of fire; this is while humans were created ...
  • What is meant by the true and false dawn?
    3061 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/09/23
    The “true” and “false” dawns are fiqhi/astronomic terms which refer to specific times of day/night. The false dawn is when a white light rises in the east of the sky. Praying the fajr prayer at this time isn't accepted. The true dawn is when the white light spreads ...
  • What duties does a child have when it comes to parents?
    2177 Practical 2011/12/21
    The importance of fulfilling the rights of parents (father and mother) has been recognized by the Quran to be so high that in several verses, it has been demanded immediately after forbidding shirk (polytheism) and has been known as one of the most virtuous acts in the ahadith. ...
  • If the imams are essentially infallible, can we follow them as role models?
    417 عصمت 2015/05/03
    This question emanates from incorrect notion about the concept of infallibility that considers it something mandatory and gifted by God without a cause or reason. Obviously, if we are to consider infallibility as something forced, then we would consider the infallibles as people lacking free will and ...
  • In every case or instance of knowledge, the knower must be different from the known object. In order for myself to know the self, how can "I" know the self?
    484 عرفان و شناخت نفس 2015/04/14
    First of all, it should be mentioned that knowledge or recognition has several degrees and stages, so does self-recognition. At every stage of recognition, it is not necessary that the knower be different from the known. For instance, man's non-detailed [ijmali] knowledge of his own self is ...
  • How old will you be in heaven/hell?
    3018 Exegesis 2012/02/18
    The change in appearance and outer features as one ages are related to this world, but this isn't the case for the hereafter, especially heaven; people don’t have different appearances and faces there. For example, it is not so that some will be children, some will be middle ...
  • Did the Holy Prophet (pbuh) order Abu Bakr, during his illness, to lead the congregational prayers?
    3513 تاريخ بزرگان 2011/03/05
    Some narrations have been related in the Sunni sources concerning the appointment of Abu Bakr by the Holy Prophet (pbuh) as a prayer leader.  In case we accept them, some unacceptable complications and ambiguities will arise. Even if it is assumed that the Holy Prophet ordered Abu ...
  • Please list the reasons behind the impermissibility of music.
    2419 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/14
    Music and ghina differ from each other in fiqhi (jurisprudential) terms. Ghina refers to the singing voice which comes from the larynx and is turned up and down in the throat [like the chirping of birds] that somewhat excites the listener and brings him joy and is ...