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  • What color should one wear? What is the ruling on wearing black?
    19982 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Wearing different colors is a personal matter, as Islam has allowed Muslims to choose for themselves what colors they wear. However, some guidelines have been mentioned by the Prophet and the Imams in law books pertaining to certain colors. It has been narrated from Imam ...
  • How old was Imam Ali (AS) on the day of Ghadir?
    3793 غدیر خم
    The event of Ghadir took place on the tenth of the hegira year but there are different views about Imam Ali's date of birth. However, if we are to determine the Imam's date of birth, it depends on which report is considered to be stronger and more ...
  • Does mixing genders in universities have any logic behind it?
    3658 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Thorough analysis of these complications or the benefits of mixed gender universities calls for vast sociological research and statistical surveys, etc., which is beyond the scope of this article, thus we will briefly address some of the most important points in this regard. The responsibilities and methods for ...
  • Do listening to and reciting duas share the same thawab?
    10123 Practical
    Allah (swt) is aware of the inside of His servants, but at the same time, He has said that He likes it when they actually verbalize their needs and supplications and that such entails great rewards. Therefore, it is better not to replace reciting duas with listening to ...
  • What is the Islamic law about overpowering jinn, spirits and devils?
    7872 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Getting help from the spirits, jinns and devils and scientific and practical communication with them are said to be magic in the etymological and jurisprudential technical terms.[i] According to Quranic, jurisprudential and traditional evidence, sorcery or magic is not in the interest of a ...
  • Should the remembrance of Allah (awj) evoke fear or love?
    5372 Practical
    The co-existence of fear and hope, and in some cases love, in respect to Allah (awj), should not be a source of confusion as this phenomenon permeates all relationships of love to varying degrees. However, because of its over-conspicuousness, we are blind to it. It must be noted ...
  • Does God accept repentance for illegitimate relationships?
    5268 توبه
    There are certain conditions for real and genuine repentance which if met, will be accepted by God. These conditions are: 1. The sinner should have committed the sin out of ignorance and unawareness; 2. Not knowing that he will die; 3. Avoiding sins; 4. Remorsefulness; 5. To ...
  • Does God accept converting to Islam by way of Taqlid (following a religious expert)?
    4227 Traditional
    We will not be excused in the hereafter if we have no reason for our beliefs except for a blind taqlid and the following of our fathers, whereas we know neither our fathers are men of learning, insight and thinking, nor have been ...
  • How do Shias prove that all must obey the Imams through the Quran? Also, how do they know that they were all appointed by Allah?
    8456 Traditional
    The word Imamah means to lead and an Imam is anything that is followed, whether it is a person and individual or something else, and whether it leads to the right path or the wrong path. But in Islamic terms, it denotes the leading of people by Allah ...
  • Why aren’t the Imams’ names clearly mentioned in the Quran?
    6173 Traditional
    We must pay attention that even though the Imams’ names are not mentioned in the Quran, but they have been clearly mentioned in the words of the Prophet, especially Imam Ali. The most prominent example of this would be the hadith of Ghadir that is deemed as the ...