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  • Did the Imams have knowledge of the unseen?
    4638 Traditional 2011/11/21
    According to Quranic teachings, complete knowledge of the unseen only belongs to Allah, and it is Him that knows everything about this world. Some of Allah’s special servants are informed of secrets and knowledge and other impalpable things, they see the unseen and hear what cannot be heard ...
  • Is infallibility based on predestination or free will?
    3214 Philosophy of Religion 2010/05/26
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  • Is it not malevolent to pray that someone be deprived of God's mercy? Why do we curse someone who is dead?
    3109 Traditional 2011/06/14
    Yazid and his likes were cursed by God, the Exalted, the Prophet (pbuh) and his noble successors (a.s.) who are the embodiments of divine mercy towards the rest of God's creatures. Some people are disobedient and they, despite knowing the divine religion and divine punishments for sinning, not only ...
  • What is the ruling on transacting and interacting with the Baha’is?
    2549 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/15
    The office of the Grand Ayatullah Khamenei (may Allah prolong his life):A1) All followers of the misguided and deviated Baha’i faith are najis and all transacting and interaction with them must be refrained from.A2) It is not problematic per se.A3) It suffices and there is ...
  • I own some jewelry, does khums and zakat apply to it?
    9405 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/18
    This question has different assumable cases:1- If gold or silver meet the criterion of being made into coins, and are in currency for transactions, are in one’s possession, and reach the taxable limits, zakat ...
  • What is the precise meaning of mockery? Do caricatures qualify as ridicule as well?
    5332 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/15
    Most philologists and interpreters of the Holy Quran consider istihza (ridicule) and tamaskhur (mock) to have the same meaning. The meaning of this term is to humiliate someone and bring their dignity and degree down, or to demean the value of foundational humanitarian and ...
  • Why do the religious obligations such as prayer, fasting, hajj etc. not have visible effects?
    3053 Practical 2012/02/18
    All acts of worship including prayer, fasting and hajj have a lot of individual and social benefits and effects. One of the blessed effects of prayer is proximity to God and keeping us away from evil and indecency. Fasting also has profuse benefits and effects. For instance, it heals ...
  • What is Nafaqah?
    6040 گوناگون 2012/04/19
    ‘Nafaqah’ is a jurisprudential term used for women, kin (relatives) and property. It is predominantly used for women/wives and denotes the financial support that is obligatory upon men (when certain conditions are met) to provide for their spouses.[1] The Nafaqah usually covers the wife’s ...
  • When did Shiite jurisprudence and marja\'eyyah begin?
    602 اجتهاد و مرجعیت در اسلام 2017/01/24
    The necessity of taqlid is the result of a rational conclusion based on the need for divine guidance, through the Qur'an and the traditions. Thus, taqlid has its jurisprudential evidence in addition to reason which also admits that a person who is ignorant of religious rules should ...
  • : Do people in paradise marry Hurul ‘In (Huris) and do Huris have only one spouse there? And do male Huris exist for women as well?
    7115 Traditional 2009/11/24
    One of the rewards that Allah (swt) gives to people who believe and do good deeds in this world is heaven and all the blessings that it contains. There isn’t any difference between men or women for entering into heaven and for people who have ...