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  • What does it mean to do liwat?
    13674 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/12/21
    Liwat takes place when the glans is inserted into the anus of another man[1]; this sin is one of the greatest sins which the Quran introduces as the sin the people of Prophet Lut (pbuh) that brought about their punishment and annihilation from God.[2] ...
  • What is the Islamic law about women going out with makeup?
    2626 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/01
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi (may Allah grant him long life): There is no objection to women wearing light makeup on their faces and hands up to the wrists provided that it does not entail any evil or corruption but it is necessary for ...
  • Where does the Imam of Time (atf) live during the occultation?
    3311 Traditional 2010/11/22
    There are three categories of reports in regards to the domicile of the Imam of Time (atf): The first category of reports does not introduce a special residence for the Imam. Although some of the narrations in this category consider the deserts and mountains as his residence, on the whole, ...
  • Is it permissible to evade government tax in non-Islamic countries?
    2711 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/01/10
    The answer given by Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani is as follows:1. You must abide by the rules of the country in which you are living except for when the rules may be opposed to Islamic Shari'ah.
  • Isn’t it self-pride for scholars to introduce themselves as ayatullahs or hujjatul-Islams?
    2676 Practical 2009/08/29
    Humility is a very praiseworthy virtue that helps a person develop spiritually. On the other hand, arrogance and self-pride are exactly the opposite. Self-pride means for one to show him/herself to others higher and greater than what he/she actually is. Therefore, if one introduces him/herself as he/she really ...
  • Is it true that some Muslim Gnostics can fly or levitate?
    5580 Practical 2007/02/08
    That which you have mentioned is an effect and result of Man’s spiritual strength, sometimes this may come about by acting in accordance with religious laws and legitimate ascetic discipline. This means that; by moving closer to Allah, Man can possess the greatest name ...
  • If a Muslim individual converts to Christianity after conducting comprehensive research, will he be considered an apostate and sentenced to death?
    3752 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2011/01/16
    Although the religion of Islam calls upon all mankind to accept divine unity, it does not coerce them into accepting it because faith and belief cannot be based on force and compulsion. Indeed, this does not become a license to create an atmosphere of antagonism ...
  • What is the ruling on wearing makeup in public?
    4101 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/10
    1 & 2 : It is not permissible and there is no difference between the various means employed for beauty or make-up purposes.3 : Assuming laity (urf) deems it as ‘beauty’ (zeenat), it is not permissible. Summary Notes by ‘Porch of Wisdom’Assuming laity regards a given woman as ...
  • Who is Abdul Qadir Gilani?
    4623 Theoretical 2011/03/14
    Abdul Qadir Gilani known as Ghaus-e-Azamwas a sixth century mystic and a narrator who was born in the north of Iran and died in Baghdad. He was the figurehead of the Qadiri Sufi order.  Historically, he lived very much after ...
  • Were Imām Sajjād and Imām Bāqir present in Karbalā?
    3435 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 ...