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  • Is it a must that the trousers must not pass the ankle?
    2252 دستور العمل ها 2013/05/15
    There is a chapter in Kulayni’s Al-Kafi titled “Tashmir al-Theyab” in which it has been pointed out that it is preferred that the clothe a person wears should not be so long to be dragged on earth. However, despite that, we must not neglect the elements ...
  • What does it mean to say that divine attributes are the same as the essence?
    2487 Traditional 2013/02/16
    One of the important theological, mystical, exegetical and philosophical discussions revolves around unity of attribute and the essence or name and the named. Since the point of dispute is not completely clear, often inconclusive and fruitless disputes and debates have taken place over this issue. Those who, ...
  • Can you shed some light on the scope and limits of wilayat-e faqih (rule of jurisprudent)?
    2153 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/04/26
    The evidence and proofs supporting the rule of the jurisprudent (wilayat-e faqih) during the period of the occultation consider the jurisprudent as the ruler of Islamic society and deputy of the Infallibles, peace be upon them. What is in fact necessary for leadership and administration of society ...
  • How long is a mother allowed to breastfeed her baby?
    2588 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/12
    In regards to the above question, we will make mention of the verdicts of some of the jurisprudents as under:According to a well-known view, the jurists say that the duration of breastfeeding is twenty one months.
  • What is the correct, healthy and sin-free relationship between a boy and a girl?
    3131 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/07
    According to Islam, man and woman are complementary to each other. Each sex is incomplete without the other. God, the Sublime, has created these two to be a source of peace and tranquility for each other. In a sense, human nature is complete only in the two together. Their emotional, ...
  • Are we forbidden to go to a somewhere that divine punishment has taken place?
    2009 Traditional 2011/04/20
    We have not come across a hadith in Islamic resources which forbids us from going to a location where divine punishment has taken place, although, there is a hadith in which Imam Ali (as) states: “It is not permissible for a prophet or the ...
  • Is seeing God with the heart what is meant by seeing God with discerning insight?
    2707 Practical 2012/05/21
    Seeing God with our discerning insight, which has been mentioned in Imam Ali’s (A.S.) words falls under the theological discussion of seeing God. According to the sound assessment regarding this topic, seeing Him with the physical eye, which is a completely distinguished matter from divine intuition, is ...
  • What was the first fruit eaten by Adam on earth?
    3071 Hadith 2014/09/23
    The story of Adam and Eve residing in Paradise and their expulsion from there occurs in the Holy Quran. For information about this topic, read the following answers on our website: "The Sin of Adam and Eve", question 203. "Angels Prostrating Themselves before Adam as Narrated in ...
  • In which cases will the contact between a husband wife break wudu?
    3800 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/03/04
    Seven things invalidate wudu: 1. Passing of urine 2. Excretion of stool 3. Passing wind from the rear 4. A sleep, deep enough to restrict sight and hearing. However, if the eyes do not see anything, but the ears can hear, wudu does not become void. 5. Things on account of which a person loses ...
  • Considering the fact that there is good and evil, and beauty and ugliness in the world, how can God’s kindness be proven?
    2637 Traditional 2012/02/18
    The fact that God has created man in the best of forms and has fulfilled all of his needs both in this world and the next, and as a matter of fact, has created everything for him and put it at his disposal, is the best reason that ...

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  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    52572 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 ...
  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    52527 Exegesis 2010/04/06
    According to the Quran a Muslim is one who has absolutely surrendered to Allah and his commands and believes in pure Tawhid (the oneness of God) that isn't tainted with any Shirk and this is why the Almighty has introduced Prophet Abraham as a true ...
  • Why are shrimps halal and crabs haram? What makes one of them halal and the other halal despite the fact that both of them are from the same category?
    40495 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/03/18
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and there is a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them is extremely difficult. The most we ...
  • How do you prove that Imam Ali (as) was imam and khalifa after the Prophet (pbuh)?
    31957 Traditional 2008/07/21
    There is no doubt that in order for Islam to survive, it needs a keeper and guardian and individuals to deliver and express the teachings and guidelines of religion for the people, and carry them out. Since one of the reasons of creation is the ...
  • Is lobster, clam, oyster and octopus halal?
    31192 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/18
    Eating lobster, clam, oyster and octopus is haram. According to religious resources regarding halal and haram meat, there are general rulings and numerous standards; for instance, a set of rulings has been given for land animals, sea creatures, birds and so on.The condition for halal meat sea ...
  • What is meant by Sidratul-Muntaha that the Quran has mentioned?
    29507 Exegesis 2010/04/07
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • What is Shirk?
    23261 Traditional 2007/01/21
    Literally, shirk means to allocate; technically, in Quranic terminology, shirk – in contrast to hanif – signifies the process of allocating someone/thing as the Almighty Allah’s partner or equal. Hanif means being inclined towards righteousness and moderation; hence, the term has been coined onto those who have disassociated themselves from ...
  • Who are the Ahlul-Bayt?
    21935 Traditional 2007/05/24
    The Prophet of Islam’s (s) Ahlul-Bayt are the same as the people of the cloak: Prophet Muhammad (s), ‘Alī, Fātimah, Hassan, and Hussayn (a). The proof for this is numerous traditions narrated by Shia and Sunni scholars. These traditions are found in more than seventy famous Sunni and Shia sources.
  • Why do Shias believe in the Imams and their Imamate?
    20619 Traditional 2010/04/08
    I believe that you are asking how we can find out if someone is really an Imam or not. However, before answering this question, we should first understand why we need to believe in the concept of Imamate.Imamate is an important issue in Islam, and it is the last ...
  • What are the rewards and benefits of wearing rings with valuable stones on them?
    19944 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/08/20
    Wearing a ring of aghigh, firoozah, yaqut and…is permissible for men and according to hadiths, wearing them has thawab and rewards, and wearing them in prayer causes one’s prayers to be of higher virtue and of more rewards, given that the ring isn’t made of gold (for men ...

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