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  • Why does the Imam of Time (ajt) not write a book to guide people during the time of occultation?
    1614 Traditional 2010/11/22
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  • Is a divorce done by SMS permissible?
    1965 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/06
    The divorce process, in Islam, beholds a number of prerequisites.Conditions attributed to the man (who executes the divorce) include:1.       sanity (ought not be insane)2.       pubescent (can’t be a child or infant)3.       executing the divorce, voluntarily, of one’s own free will (neither under coercion nor with reluctance) Conditions attributed to the woman ...
  • What does Islam say about Human being living on other planets?
    2394 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/09
                Two aspects come to mind when we think about life on other planets:Are there any signs of life, existence or living beings on other planets? Is it possible for human beings to live on other planets? And, can Man travel to these other planets?Of course, answering these questions is ...
  • What are the guidelines of Islam for men's attire and cleanliness?
    2214 Theoretical 2012/02/14
    Observing cleanliness is necessary everywhere and for all – men and women. One should always keep his body and clothes clean and tidy. He should wash his hands and face every morning, brush his teeth and comb his hair. Islam highly recommends observance of cleanliness and wearing of beautiful clothes. ...
  • Did Imam Al-Hussein have a daughter named “Ruqayyah” or “Sukainah” who passed away in Damascus while she was around 3-4 years old?
    2674 تاريخ بزرگان 2011/06/14
    Even though many historians have not made mention of a small girl of Imam Hussein with the name of Ruqayyahh, Fatimah  Sughraa or any other name in their books, but some books do cite the story of this small girl and thetragicincidents that took place for her in the ruins ...
  • What does it mean to do liwat?
    2932 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/12/21
    Liwat takes place when the glans is inserted into the anus of another man[1]; this sin is one of the greatest sins which the Quran introduces as the sin the people of Prophet Lut (pbuh) that brought about their punishment and annihilation from God.[2] In some hadith, this sin has ...
  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    21587 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 ...
  • Is it haram to work at a restaurant that sells alcohol or to work at an institute that funds Israel?
    2015 Laws and Jurisprudence 2006/12/03
                The Supreme Leader's response to this question: Is it permissible to work at a factory that produces canned pork goods or at nightclubs or other corrupt establishments? And what is the ruling on the money earned from these types of jobs?            He stated: "It is not permissible to engage ...
  • Who is Dhul-Qarnayn?
    3385 تاريخ بزرگان 2009/07/19
    The name “Dhul-Qarnayn” has been mentioned in surah Kahf.As for who exactly Dhul-Qarnayn was in history, there are differences of opinion amongst historians and commentators of the Quran.Yet, taking into consideration the attributes of Dhul-Qarnayn that the Quran has mentioned, one can conclude that Dhul-Qarnayn was actually Cyrus the Great.Most ...
  • Do any supplications exist for seeking forgiveness from people whose right we may have trampled?
    1647 Practical 2012/04/14
    The rights of the people are divided into two categories. The first of those relate to the rights that God has over the people; if one goes against such rights, then the path of rectifying this wrong involves making up for what has been neglected (in cases that are ...