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  • Why is there corruption in Islamic Governments?
    3749 Theoretical 2011/05/22
    The reason for corruption in Islamic Governments is summarized in one sentence by the Quran: The lack of faith in God and condemnation of taaghut (whatever is not in accord with the divine). On the contrary, faith in God and the condemnation of taaqhut, ...
  • Is tacit agreement which is not in writing considered and treated as partnership?
    3113 Laws and Jurisprudence 2013/02/02
    The answers received from the offices of two of the grand religious authorities are as under: Office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani (may Allah grant him long life): If the purchase and sale transactions had been carried out by the buyer as an agent of the partner, the ...
  • Did Mukhtar keep any love of Abu Bakr and Umar in his heart? Why didn’t he defend Imam Hussein in Karbala?
    2003 Laws and Jurisprudence 2017/01/24
    The traditions about Mukhtar in our sources are divided into two categories; some of them praise and others simply reproach him. The scholars who specialize in hadith and biographical accounts generally choose to rely on the traditions which praise him and they have given their views about ...
  • Is there a difference between an Islamic government and the Islamic Republic that Imam Khomeini established?
    3195 System 2011/06/14
    There is no considerable difference between an Islamic government and the Islamic Republic in essence, the only thing is that the term ‘Islamic government’ is descriptive of a form of government whose different systems and policies, namely political, legal and economical, all originate from Islamic sources and teachings. ...
  • Are there any verses of the Quran or any supplications, which if read, would increase one’s ability to learn and succeed in their studies?
    5773 Practical 2010/02/20
    The word ‘study’ is defined as: contemplating a subject in detail in order to discover its essential meaning or attributes. Therefore, any form of contemplation or study which lacks the mentioned qualities, cannot be considered proper studying. Naturally, the act of ...
  • 4622 Theoretical 2012/11/01
    Annihilation is defined as "total destruction" or "complete obliteration" of an object. It is the opposite of permanence, subsistence and continuance. To explain further, God is from the category of permanence and continuance and other existents are from the category of non-existence and annihilation. Technically, ...
  • Is it necessary to wear the ring on the right hand?
    8762 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/05/25
    One of the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) and imams’ traditions, is to wear a ring. The material, appearance and design of the ring have all been pointed to in our hadiths. It has also been advised to wear the ring on the right hand. All of the rulings of Islam regarding wearing ...
  • Who was Hasan al-Muthanna? Was he present in the event of Karbala?
    6265 امام حسن مجتبی ع 2015/06/09
    Hasan bin Hasan was Imam Hasan Mujtaba's second son. His mother was Khawla who was the daughter of Manzur Fazariyah.[1] Hasan bin Hasan better known as Hasan al-Muthanna was a nobleman, a virtuous and God-fearing son of the second Imam (AS). He was in ...
  • Can you please list the different rulings regarding dogs and cats?
    6401 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/02/10
    First of all salams and thank you for referring to this website to get the answers to your questions.The first thing that must be noted is that being tamed and trained have no affect on the rulings regarding these animals. The ...
  • Can anyone other than Allah (swt) be aware of the unseen?
    7757 Traditional 2009/09/07
    Gheyb means for something to be hidden from one’s senses, and shahadah means openness and visibility.One thing can be gheyb for a person, while being shahadah for another. It depends on the individual’s existential boundaries and how much of the existential world they cover and encompass ...

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