Is it recorded in history that Prophet Abraham (AS) and his wife Sara were brother and sister to each other?
13953 2015/06/25 Contextual studyIt has not stated in the main authentic Shia sources that Abraham AS and Sara were brother and sister to each other. Indeed it has been reported in some Sunni sources and then in some Shia books that
If father relegates the custody of children to the mother in a court, is it necessary for a virgin to obtain her father\'s permission?
4678 2015/01/05 Laws and JurisprudenceOffice of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei ( may Allah grant him long life ) : As a measure of obligatory precaution, father s permission is necessary in a marriage with a virgin girl. Without his permission
Can a man marry to a woman whom he has already committed adultery with?
6450 2014/09/18 TraditionalThere would be no problem for a man to get married to a woman whom he has already committed adultery with if she had no husband or got divorced but passed her Iddah ( waiting period ) completely on th
I have recently converted to Shiism and I would like to know whether my prayers and marriage which have been conducted in accordance with the rules of Sunni school of jurisprudence are valid or not.
5556 2013/12/25 نماز قضا و استیجاریIf you performed them correctly then according to your own religion, your previous deeds are in order and it is not necessary to repeat them and your marriage is also in order. For further informatio
Is it permissible for a woman and her husband to stipulate in the marriage contract that the man should seek his wife’s permission when he wants to leave their house? Is such a condition put in the marriage contract binding?
13998 2013/05/15 احکام و شرایط ازدواجPutting such a condition in the marriage contract would be permissible and there would not be problem in the condition insofar as it is not irrational. If such a condition is placed in the marriage co
Does God accept repentance for illegitimate relationships?
9868 2013/04/09 توبهThere are certain conditions for real and genuine repentance which if met, will be accepted by God. These conditions are: 1. The sinner should have committed the sin out of ignorance and unawareness;
Is the story of the wedding of Hadrat Qasim in Karbala true or false?
28077 2012/10/01 تاريخ بزرگانOne of the concocted stories regarding the epic of Ashura is the story of the marriage of Qasim bin Al-Hasan ( as ) , a story which has no basis and which has not been related by any authentic and rel
Is it permissible to contract temporary marriage with a female who is not having her husband with her as he has been living abroad for about 5 years?
6312 2012/09/29 The infalliblesOffice of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei ( may Allah grant him long life ) : Insofar as a woman is married to her husband as in the given example it is not permissible to marry her. In fact, if a woman ha
Why did the Holy Prophet (S) enjoy more freedom in gratifying his physical needs than others? And why were many restrictions imposed on his wives?
8492 2012/06/05 ExegesisThis question refers to the differences which exist between the Holy Prophet ( S ) and other people. In fact, it does not concern the general differences between men and women in the way they have sex
Did Prophet Lot offer his daughters to homosexual men? Did he commit incest with his daughters, as the Bible says?
32615 2012/05/21 TraditionalThe two accounts of the story of Prophet Lot ( pbuh ) in the Holy Quran and Bible contain many commonalities. It can even be said that they share the same fundamentals; the only difference lying in th
What are the ruling and conditions for marrying a non-Muslim woman?
10050 2012/04/19 Laws and JurisprudenceNon-Muslims are of two types: 1. People of the Book 2. Not People of the Book. According to the view of all Shia jurists, a Muslim man cannot get married ( neither temporarily nor permanently ) to a n
If a non-Muslim woman, who is married to a non-Muslim man, converts to Islam, would she have to divorce her husband?
6598 2012/04/17 Laws and JurisprudenceIn the case asked about, if her husband doesn t embrace Islam, she separates from him and there is no need for the divorce contract to be carried out. Of course, she needs to observe the iddah ( waiti