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  • Is the story of the wedding of Hadrat Qasim in Karbala true or false?
    8900 تاريخ بزرگان 2012/10/01
    One 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 reliable sources. In addition, such a thing is not rationally ...
  • Can I buy shares of a bank that does not practice the Islamic banking system?
    2589 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/08/18
    We asked your question from the office of different scholars and marja’s, and two of them have answered till now:The office of Ayatullah Khamenei:You can't.The office of Ayatullah Makarem Shirazi:It isn’t permissible.We will let you know as soon as we get a reply from the rest of the ...
  • Is it permissible to open and close tap several times during Wudhu so as not to waste water?
    2690 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/09/22
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): There is no problem in it. Generally speaking, there is no objection in opening and closing tap before washing the left hand completely. However, if one touches a wet thing (such as a wet ...
  • What is the meaning of God’s devising?
    3057 Exegesis 2012/02/15
    Imam Rida (AS) was asked about the attribution of deceit and ridicule to Allah, which the Quran has mentioned, his excellency replied: “Allah Almighty neither ridicules nor deceives or devises against anyone; what He does is requite ridicule, devising and deceit.” ...
  • Is it permissible for men to wear white gold?
    6322 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/04
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):If a metal is called white gold, it is in fact the yellow gold which becomes white when a white metal is blended with it; therefore it is haram. In case, ...
  • What is the Islamic law about cheating in exams given that the opposite side is consenting?
    5013 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/07/21
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • I needed some information on the Ithna’Ashari sect in West Africa.
    2792 Modern 2008/06/17
    We apologize for the delay in responding to you. Information like that which you are looking for can only be found in specific centers, and although our researchers tried their best, they weren’t able to get the desired results for your request. At the same time, we will introduce some ...
  • Which surah is Surah Bani Israel?
    4242 Quranic Studies 2009/11/25
    The seventeenth surah of the Quran, is Surah Bani Israel which contains 111 verses. This surah is also known as surah ‘Isra’ and ‘Subhan’. The reason for naming this surah ‘Bani Israel’ is because in this surah, the different stages and states of Bani Israel have been mentioned ...
  • Were Imām Sajjād and Imām Bāqir present in Karbalā?
    3263 تاريخ بزرگان 2012/04/16
    In the event of 'Āshūrā which took place during the month of Muḥarram in 61 AH, three noble Imāms were present. Imām Ḥusayn (as) who headed this revolution and was martyred in Karbalā. Imām Sajjād (as), [who] for reasons could not participate in the battle, and ...
  • How can one become sure which of the ulema giving advice and lectures are worthy and qualified to so?
    3008 Practical 2008/08/20
    Based on Islamic teachings, it is an obligation upon all, to either be of research in order to learn what their religion wants from them, or to refer to Islamic scholars in order to get familiar with it. Since most people aren’t able to do deep religious studies, ...