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  • What is the ruling on child custody in the absence of the father?
    2865 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/17
    Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s responseAccording to Islamic principles, assuming a child’s father passes away, the right to having custody of the child is, also, awarded to the mother up until the child attains the age of puberty. On occasions where the father is absent [for any given reason], such an ...
  • What is the relationship between Divine will and human will?
    3158 Traditional 2011/08/15
    The human being is a contingent existent who derives his existence and existential qualities from Allah (awj). Allah (awj) has, by His generative will (irada takwini), created him as a volitional creature and has thus distinguished him from all other creatures. Hence, the human ...
  • According to Islam is it permissible for women to drive?
    13891 Laws and Jurisprudence 2006/11/22
              The ruling for women driving must be derived from other laws and principals; meaning that we do not have a direct ruling on women driving in the Quran or Sunnah, because it is a ...
  • Why is card game considered to be "gambling" even if one intends to play it for entertainment and recreation without placing a bet?
    5298 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/04
    Generally speaking, gambling and playing with gambling instruments are haram. The prohibition of card game which is considered to be a means for gambling is also for the same reason. Therefore, playing a game with anything which is considered an instrument of gambling is forbidden. To explain further, there ...
  • Which of the prophets are still alive?
    4631 Miscellaneous questions 2015/06/09
    Dear User, Allamah Tabatabai (RA) interpreting the verse 65 of Surah al-Kahf (Then they found one from among Our servants whom We had granted mercy from Us and whom We had taught knowledge from Ourselves[1]) appertained to Prophet Moses (AS) and Prophet Khidr (AS) quotes narrations ...
  • Why have the Shia gone astray?
    3820 Traditional 2009/04/20
    In order to answer this question, a few points need to be made:1- If what you mean by “Shia” are the wrong and unacceptable acts that some Shia do, it is unfair to relate these wrong acts to the entire Shia school of thought; that is because Islam ...
  • How was the seerah (conduct) of the Holy Prophet (s) and Imams (a.s) in welcoming and receiving people who entered a gathering?
    6549 Contextual study 2012/02/14
    In this authentic narration, it has been stated that "Hababah Walibiyyah" had a stone seal from Imam Ali (a.s.) as a sign of determining the Imam. She kept the seal with her unless the ...
  • Is God subjugated to natural laws?
    2681 Traditional 2012/03/10
    Allah is the one who has set all natural laws, and the only thing He is under the influence of, is His own will. The one thing to keep in mind is that His will is that things take place through their natural causes. In addition to ...
  • How is it possible to see the messenger of Allah (s) in one’s dreams?
    3714 Practical 2007/05/01
    Supplications and actions have been mentioned in Mifātīh al-Jinān for seeing divine people in one’s dreams, but it must be noted that these actions are not sufficient in and of themselves for seeing the desired person. What is meant is that it is not ...