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  • What are the conditions for selecting Ayatullah Khamenei as the current Wali Faqih and how are his actions monitored?
    1342 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/09/05
    ‌The answers to the first and second part of your question can be found in the following links: Question 920 (website: 2975) (The Wali Faqih and Infallibility) and Question 786 (website: 845) (Determining the Wali Faqih) and Question 3105 (website: 3370) (The Scope of Wilayat Mutlaqah Faqih).As for the third ...
  • Can a woman recite Quran in front of non-mahrams?
    2109 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/15
    The Grand Ayatullah Khameneni (may Allah prolong his life):If it gets their attention and arouses them or causes any other corruption then it will be impermissible, or else, it is permissible.The Grand Ayatullah Sistani (may Allah prolong his life):If she knows that a non-mahram man hears her voice it will ...
  • I heard that Orbit gum has pork in it, is it true? If it contains pork, what is the Islamic law about it?
    2421 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/07
    In this regard, a lot of research has been conducted but we did not find a trustworthy and reliable source to confirm the existence of animal ingredients like pork in Orbit chewing gum.It should be noted that the sacred Shari'ah of Islam considers a thing to be impure only when ...
  • What are the signs of Imam Zaman’s (as) dhuhur (reappearance) and which ones are reliable?
    2465 Traditional 2008/11/17
    Asking about the “dhuhur” (reappearance) of Imam Zaman (as) and its signs is very good and desirable, yet one mustn’t get so caught up in this matter to the extent that he/she forgets about the true goal which is to prepare for and pave the way for his coming.The signs ...
  • Did the Imams have knowledge of the unseen?
    2027 Traditional 2011/11/21
    According to Quranic teachings, complete knowledge of the unseen only belongs to Allah, and it is Him that knows everything about this world. Some of Allah’s special servants are informed of secrets and knowledge and other impalpable things, they see the unseen and hear what cannot be heard through Allah’s ...
  • Are there any insects and animals in the world of genies? Are these also made of fire like genies? Also, are there plants and trees in the world of genies?
    1424 Traditional 2012/08/28
    Although we do not see genies and may not be able to prove their existence through scientific and philosophical arguments, we must believe in them because the Holy Quran, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) and Infallible Imams (a.s) have confirmed their existence. In the Holy Quran, the word “Jaan” has ...
  • Is the day of resurrection, structurally physical or a spiritual?
    2062 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 ...
  • Can anyone other than Allah (swt) be aware of the unseen?
    2733 Modern 2009/09/07
    Gheyb means for something to be hidden from one’s senses, and shahadah means openness and visibility.One thing can be gheyb for a person, while being shahadah for another. It depends on the individual’s existential boundaries and how much of the existential world they cover and encompass in knowledge. But keeping ...
  • What is the best name one can pick for their child?
    1835 Contextual study 2011/04/21
    Names portray the owner of the name and whenever a name is said, the owner immediately comes to mind, therefore it is important to choose suitable and good names. It has been mentioned in ahadith that the best and most suitable name is one that denotes obedience; the names of ...
  • What is zina muhsanah?
    1825 Laws and Jurisprudence 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 act is committed by a married man or woman, it will be ...

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  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    38219 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?
    37244 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)?
    19830 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?
    17154 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?
    15238 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?
    14630 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?
    12873 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?
    12821 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?
    11912 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?
    11413 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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