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  • If the horn of a sacrificial animal is broken, can we sacrifice it on Eid al-Adha?
    1030 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/14
    If what you mean by sacrifice, is the sacrifice performed as one of the rituals of Hajj where animals are sacrificed in the land of Mina, then according to the fatwa of the majority of jurists, if the animal originally had a horn in its creation (even if it might ...
  • Why is a child that has been born from a temporary marriage given to the father?
    1757 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/09/05
    Temporary marriage is an easy and simple marriage for people that can’t practice permanent marriage, legitimized by God for a number of reasons, one of which is to prevent fornication and sexual corruption. Consequently, God has excluded a few of the rulings and conditions required in permanent marriage from it. ...
  • Do listening to and reciting duas share the same thawab?
    2982 Science of narrators 2010/02/09
    Allah (swt) is aware of the inside of His servants, but at the same time, He has said that He likes it when they actually verbalize their needs and supplications and that such entails great rewards. Therefore, it is better not to replace reciting duas with listening to them just ...
  • What is the ruling regarding taking injections during Ramadhan?
    1892 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/02/09
    There is a difference of opinion amongst scholars regarding this issue. To get a more precise answer, you will have to specify your marja’. Nevertheless, we will list the opinions of different marja’s below:Ayatullahs Bahjat, Imam Khomeini and Khamenei: If an injection is nutritional or a tonic (taken for strengthening ...
  • Can I offer prayers during my period when the signs of haydh aren’t seen?
    2773 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 ...
  • Which verse of the Holy Quran containsevery kind of tawhid? What are the different kinds of tawhid?
    3228 Traditional 2012/06/20
    Tawhid is a widely discussed topic among Islamic and Quranic concepts, which is why it consists of various types and levels. This is why tawhid has been widely given in-depth discussions in many verses of the Quran. This method and style of elaboration is essential to the Quran. Today, this ...
  • I wish to know what the seven paradises are. Can you explain them for me?
    6550 Traditional 2012/04/07
    Dar al-Salam (Abode of Peace), Dar al-Jalal (Abode of Glory), Jannatul Mava (Garden of Refuge), Jannatul Khuld (Garden of Eternity), Jannatul Adan (Garden of Eden), Jannatul Firdous (Garden of Paradise) and Jannatul Naeem (Garden of Bliss) (or Delight) are names for the seven paradises which have been discussed in tafsir ...
  • Why are there no Ruku and Sujud in funeral prayers? What are the meanings of its takbirs?
    731 نماز میت 2013/12/05
    1. The reason there are no ruku and Sajud in funeral prayers is that this is in reality not a real prayer because it does not have the requirements of a real prayer such as purity of clothes, body, and even minor ablution i.e. wudhu. In fact, it is a ...
  • What should a person do if he wishes to be firm and steadfast in his beliefs?
    1370 Philosophy of Gnosis 2013/01/20
    To understand religion and acquire spiritual perfection, the period of youth is a golden and blessed opportunity. Our religious beliefs are not only about knowing and learning; in fact they have also more to do with practical wayfaring and self-reconstruction. However, the basis of beliefs is cognition or knowledge of ...
  • Is it permissible for a man to drink his wife’s milk?
    3237 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/08/07
    We have sent this question to the offices of the following grand jurists and the answers which they have sent us are the following: Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): There is no problem in it per se. Office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi (may Allah grant him ...

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  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    38367 Exegesis 2010/04/06
    According to the Quran a Muslim is one who has absolutely surrendered to Allah and his commands and believes in pure Tawhid (the oneness of God) that isn't tainted with any Shirk and this is why the Almighty has introduced Prophet Abraham as a true Muslim in the Quran.According to ...
  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    37390 Exegesis 2008/05/11
    One should be aware that although the imam’s names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, haven’t been mentioned in the Quran, nevertheless, their names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, can be found in the Prophet’s sayings. One very good example is the hadith of Ghadir which is considered the official announcement of the appointment of ...
  • How do you prove that Imam Ali (as) was imam and khalifa after the Prophet (pbuh)?
    19924 Traditional 2008/07/21
    There is no doubt that in order for Islam to survive, it needs a keeper and guardian and individuals to deliver and express the teachings and guidelines of religion for the people, and carry them out. Since one of the reasons of creation is the guidance of mankind, Allah’s wisdom ...
  • What is meant by Sidratul-Muntaha that the Quran has mentioned?
    17174 Exegesis 2010/04/07
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Why are shrimps halal and crabs haram? What makes one of them halal and the other halal despite the fact that both of them are from the same category?
    15272 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/03/18
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and there is a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them is extremely difficult. The most we can do is ...
  • Is lobster, clam, oyster and octopus halal?
    14649 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/18
    Eating lobster, clam, oyster and octopus is haram. According to religious resources regarding halal and haram meat, there are general rulings and numerous standards; for instance, a set of rulings has been given for land animals, sea creatures, birds and so on.The condition for halal meat sea creatures is to ...
  • What is Shirk?
    12946 Traditional 2007/01/21
    Literally, shirk means to allocate; technically, in Quranic terminology, shirk – in contrast to hanif – signifies the process of allocating someone/thing as the Almighty Allah’s partner or equal. Hanif means being inclined towards righteousness and moderation; hence, the term has been coined onto those who have disassociated themselves from ...
  • What is Islam’s view on dinosaurs?
    12830 Exegesis 2007/02/26
                The Quran is a book of guidance and everything which supports this goal [of guidance] has been mentioned in this Holy Book. The method used in expressing matters is: focusing on the general aspects and less on the details and particulars, and the reason for that may be the ...
  • What are the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (atf) and the events that shall take place thereupon?
    11921 Traditional 2012/01/28
    Your question concerning the reappearance of the Imam of Time can be investigated around four focal points:First: The signs for his coming are categorized into different groups, one of them being their classification into “certain” and “uncertain” signs: According to some hadiths, five signs are considered “certain” and they are ...
  • Who are the Ahlul-Bayt?
    11519 Traditional 2007/05/24
    The Prophet of Islam’s (s) Ahlul-Bayt are the same as the people of the cloak: Prophet Muhammad (s), ‘Alī, Fātimah, Hassan, and Hussayn (a). The proof for this is numerous traditions narrated by Shia and Sunni scholars. These traditions are found in more than seventy famous Sunni and Shia sources. ...

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