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  • How do plants and inanimate objects glorify God, the Exalted?
    1832 Traditional 2012/10/15
    Man's knowledge about creatures of the world is truly restricted and unmentionable. How Dif y restricted and unmentionable. nanimate objects testiory? different creatures glorify God is still unknown to humans. In several Quranic verses and in traditions it has been stated that all parts of the universe testify to God's glory. ...
  • What is the best name one can pick for their child?
    1630 Contextual study 2011/04/21
    Names portray the owner of the name and whenever a name is said, the owner immediately comes to mind, therefore it is important to choose suitable and good names. It has been mentioned in ahadith that the best and most suitable name is one that denotes obedience; the names of ...
  • Why do we have to follow only one marja’ and how is this matter proven through hadiths?
    2270 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2008/07/29
    If you are sure that each of several marja’s are experts and more learned than others in a specific field, or at least equal in knowledge and understanding, then it is okay to follow more than one marja’. ...
  • Is the network marketing of Tahitian Noni juice permissible?
    1676 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/03/09
    If your question is about the ruling on marketing this drink as a result of it being halal or haram itself, this is the answer the maraje’ have given to your inquiry:The office of the Grand Ayatullah Khamenei:It is permissible per se.The office of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani:As long as ...
  • Does a virgin girl need to get her father’s permission for marriage?
    1501 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/20
    The maraje’ consider the permission of the father or paternal grandfather [in the case of her not having a father] of a virgin girl necessary for her marriage[1].[2] The baligh virgin girl who can distinguish between what is to her benefit and what isn't, must get her father’s or paternal ...
  • Has the Quran mentioned anything about Khidhr?
    2300 Quranic Studies 2008/09/03
    The Quran hasn’t clearly mentioned the name of Khidhr, yet he has been referred to as “One of Our servants whom We had granted a grace from Ourselves, and taught him a knowledge from Our own”[i] (which indicates his high degree of servitude and exceptional knowledge) and the teacher of ...
  • Do the discrepancies among religions have something to do with people’s personal and environmental capacity?
    1415 Modern 2012/11/01
    Considering the terminologies used in this question, the accepted Islamic viewpoint is the evolutionist approach. Islam is a religion which addresses man’s God-gifted nature and encompasses all nations and tribes in the eras after the emergence of Islam. For this reason, the followers of all previous religions have also been ...
  • How can we strengthen the inclination towards worship in our children?
    1316 Practical 2011/12/21
    When it comes to encouraging worship and the performance of religious obligations, it is the foundations of one’s thought that need to be analyzed and fixed first. His view of God, the world, man, resurrection, etc., all play a direct and pivotal role in his devotion to performing worship and ...
  • What is the Islamic law about pictures ascribed to the Imams (a.s.)?
    1527 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/29
    What follows are answers given to the above question by the religious authorities (grand jurists):Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): As per the Islamic law, there is no problem in it by itself provided that it is not considered desecrating or disrespectful according to Urf (custom) and ...
  • Are there hadiths that say when Imam Zaman’s (aj) name is heard, one should stand and put his hand on his head?
    2087 Traditional 2009/07/19
    The reason for why the Shia do such, can be the following two hadiths:1- In the famous hadith of Di’bil Khoza’i, the poet of the Ahlul-Bayt, it has been mentioned that when he was reciting his famous poem for Imam Ridha (as) and he reached the part that says Imam ...