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  • If a woman has not received alimony for 5 months, is she considered divorced?
    1179 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/06
    Executing a divorce, in Islam, is a choice which pertains to the husband; hence, women cannot divorce themselves from their spouses. The husband’s not paying his wife’s canonically-required expenses (nafaqah) does not constitute a right to divorce. Consequently, the issue of the ‘iddah and when it ought to be initiated ...
  • When a female is in her period is it proper for her to say Lahila illallah?
    1139 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/01
    Saying La Ilaha Illallah during a woman’s period is okay. Interestingly, it is mustahabb for a women on their period to clean themselves of blood and change their cloth or cotton and make wudu and if not possible, to do tayammum and sit where they usually pray and engage in ...
  • How would it be possible to explain unity of being in simple words?
    1390 وحدت وجود 2013/02/02
    Wahdatul Wujûd means to believe that all the entities (things present around us) are an indication of Allah’s presence and to believe that everything besides Allah is subjective or just shadows and epiphany of the Truth. Conclusively there is no multiplicity in God, the Real Wujûd as the one and ...
  • Can a Muslim go in a church and offer prayers there?
    1244 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/31
    There is no problem in going inside a church except for when he who goes there is a well-known figure whose going to church leads to promotion of the church or when it is feared that he might be ideologically influenced and get misled in which case the reason and ...
  • Is the repentance of an apostate accepted? Do his body and clothe get ritually pure with repentance?
    1314 Practical 2011/01/20
    Repentance is a move towards salvation and one's serious decision to stop committing sins is by itself a great victory which opens the gates of divine mercy to the penitent. In fact, he who has reached this stage (repentance) has gained a great victory and he must endeavor to strengthen ...
  • Can you please tell me how long it takes to study kharij lessons in Islamic seminaries?
    1296 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/07/22
    This is the current curriculum that the Howzah follows:1- The introductory level or Level 1 of the Howzah which takes six years to complete. The first three years are usually spent for studying Arabic literature and other lessons, and the next three years are spent for studying general fiqh (using ...
  • Whose saying is this: "Death is sweater to me than honey."
    1517 تاريخ کلام 2011/01/10
    This saying is widely ascribed to Qasim son of Imam Hasan Mujtaba (a.s.). It is said that when his beloved uncle, Imam Hussein (a.s.) asked him "My child, my nephew, tell me, how do you regard death and what do you think about getting killed?" He promptly answered: "Death is ...
  • What are the means for strengthening Shiite beliefs?
    1551 Traditional 2012/04/19
    In order for us to strengthen Shiite beliefs, it is necessary that we substantiate these beliefs scientifically separating them from superstitions and illusions. We must also provide appropriate answers for all the spurious and specious arguments and doubts cast by those who are antagonistic to Shia. In the practical realm ...
  • Why is Lady Fatimah’s (as) grave still concealed, while Imam Ali's (as) grave was discovered?
    1437 Modern 2009/09/23
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  • In brief, what are the lessons [that can be taken] from Sūrah Banī Isrā\'īl?
    1267 Exegesis 2013/01/15
    The popular view amongst the commentators is that Sūrah Banī Isrā'īl (Isrā')[1] was revealed in Mecca and is considered a Meccan Sūrah[2]. In summary, the core teachings of Sūrah Banī Isrā'īl are as follows: Proofs for Prophet-hood, especially the miraculous nature of the Quran, and the night journey (mi’raj) of the Prophet ...