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  • What is the Islamic law concerning family marriage?
    1586 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/16
    There is a proverb in Persian which says, “A girl’s marriage with her cousin is made in heaven”. Is it really as such? The answer is that: Who knows about the heaven?  Obviously no one knows about it except God, the Exalted, and the infallible leaders? No matter how much ...
  • The place of the people in a government system based on the Wali Faqih and its difference with a government based on liberalism?
    1666 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/17
    According to Quranic verses and the viewpoint of Islam, the ‘people’ compose one of the basic and essential foundations of a government. The Quran says: “We have sent our messengers with clear proofs, and we have revealed with them ( divine ) books and the Mizan ( a means of ...
  • Is it permissible to change a lavatory into a mosque?
    18 Laws and Jurisprudence 2015/05/03
    If the land of a lavatory has not been endowed to be used as toilet it is permissible to annex it to the mosque to be used by people who come to offer their prayers in the mosque. However if it is used endowed to be used as toilet that ...
  • How long is a mother allowed to breastfeed her baby?
    2049 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/12
    In regards to the above question, we will make mention of the verdicts of some of the jurisprudents as under:According to a well-known view, the jurists say that the duration of breastfeeding is twenty one months. [ 1 ] However, some jurists allow breastfeeding for two years and they consider ...
  • What are the ways through which one can protect himself against the evil eye?
    5410 Exegesis 2011/05/22
    It begins when the person likes something, then his evil soul dwells on the matter, and by continually looking at the person who has the thing of which he feels jealous, he directs his spell towards him.Late Shaykh Abbas Qummi ( may Allah bless him ) has recommended the recitation ...
  • Before the Islamic Revolution who was the Wali Faqih?
    2104 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/09/06
    The concept of Welayat al Faqih ( Authority and Governance of the Jurist ) is a long known, well-established and original one in Shiite ideology. With the start of the major occultation in the year 326 hijri great scholars, i.e. Sheikh Saduq ( 381 H. ) , Sheikh Mofid ( ...
  • Why did it take God to create the world in six days instead of in a few moments? Why did God not create the world instantaneously?
    2821 Traditional 2011/09/22
    God s power is infinite. Whatever He desires to do, He does it, and whatever He does not desire to do, He does not do it. Nothing falls out of the premises of God s power and command. Without doubt, God s creation of the universe in six days or ...
  • What kind of a book is Manaqib Murtazawi by Sayyid Muhammad Saleh Tirmidhi Kashfi? Are its contents reliable and authentic?
    1713 Contextual study 2014/05/14
    The book Kawkab Durri or Manaqi Murtazawi was authored by Sayyid Saleh Tirmidhi Kashfi. He is a follower of Sunni school of jurisprudence and theology but he is a lover of the Ahlul-Bayt. He is intellectually a Shia who believes in each of the fourteen Infallibles, peace be upon them. ...
  • Can anyone other than the fourteen infallibles be khalifatullah?
    2451 Traditional 2010/11/22
    Before engaging in exactly who the examples of khalifatullah are, it is necessary to define the khalifatullah and what his/her characteristics are:In addition to their literal definitions, the terms vicegerency and representation and khilafah carry and entail this meaning: that they are actually the manifestation of the one being represented ...
  • What foods did the prophet like?
    3046 تاريخ بزرگان 2012/03/10
    The prophet would usually eat from anything that was halal, without restricting himself. Meat was his favorite food. Out of the different cuts of meat, he liked the foreshank the most. Out of condiments, he liked vinegar and olives. He also liked dates and honey very much, and out of ...