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  • Is it haram to consume industrial alcohol? What is ruling on taking narcotics?
    5474 مواد مخدر
    The responses of the grand maraji’ to your question are as follows: The office of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani (may Allah prolong his life): 1. Alcohol is intoxicating and its consumption impermissible. 2. It is haram. 3. If it ...
  • What is meant by line, dot etc. in mysticism (irfan) and what does the narration “I am the dot under the “ba” signify”?
    3603 اصطلاحات
    In mysticism, numbers, letters, shapes etc. are language codes signifying certain occult realities of the world. The ”dot” signifies the real unity of God whose image is placed in man”s heart (mind) and it is for the same reason that the ”perfect man” (insan kamil) has been ...
  • are the reasons that prove the Quran has not been altered?
    10538 Traditional
    The distortion of the Quran has a broad meaning that covers all possible changes, whether it’s the adding of words, omitting of words, changing the combination of the words or changing the combination of different phrases. Muslim Scholars have mentioned several reasons that prove the Quran has not ...
  • What is the Islamic law on Forex trading?
    14216 تجارت الکترونیک
    The foreign exchange market (forex, or currency market) is a global decentralized market for the trading of currencies such as rial, dollar, euro, pound, yen, dinar, etc.). If one who intends to trade currency, feels the value of a certain currency is going up, he will buy ...
  • Why is the blood money of a woman half of that of a man?
    5563 Laws and Jurisprudence
    According to jurisprudential and historical studies, blood money is an economical matter. It has been legislated in order to compensate for the loss incurred by the injured. From another point of view, in an ideal society, which Islam attempts to create, most of the economic activity is ...
  • Please explain about the authenticity of the text and chain of transmission of Ziyarat Ashura.
    12069 Contextual study
    There are two reliable books containing this Ziyarat. They are Kamil al-Ziyarat by Ja’far bin Muhammad bin Qulawayh Qummi (348 A.H.) and Misbahul Mutahajjid by Shaykh Tusi (385 – 460 A.H.). According to certain rijal (biographical) rules, Ibn Qulawayh’s report is authentic and trustworthy. As for the ...
  • What is teyyul-ard?
    4796 Theoretical
    There are different views on the true essence of teyyul-ard. One would be the theory of “اعدام و ایجاد” or “Existentiation and Elimination” of the renowned mystic, Ibn Arabi. According to this theory, the person eliminates his existence in one place and existentiates it in ...
  • What is the ruling on having a relationship with a married woman over the phone and chatting with her?
    6238 Laws and Jurisprudence
    According to holy Islamic law, any form of interaction between a non-mahram man and woman, whether it is direct or indirect, is impermissible if it accompanied with lust, or there is fear of sin taking place. Also, it is clear that there are different levels of sin; some ...
  • Who are the Magi?
    10029 Traditional
    The term “Magus” which is used to denote the Zoroastrians in Arabic, derives from “Magoosh” or “Magoo” of the ancient Persian language. (The word Magic comes from this term). After entering the Arabic language, it changed to Magus. Zoroastrianism, which is the religion of ...
  • Why did Allah create Satan?
    9697 Traditional
    First: Satan’s role in deviating and misguiding man is confined to tempting him. Second: Progress and development can only take place when there are opposite and conflicting forces, and therefore the creation of such a being in the Nezame Ahsan (perfect world system) is not considered in vain, ...

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