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  • Will there be a new life in the world after the Day of Judgment?
    13060 Traditional
    It is gathered from the evidences and proofs in the verses of the Quran that the Day of Judgment is in fact not the continuation of this world. This world shall turn into a mess completely because great explosions and horrific quakes will destroy everything. Thereupon, the world will emerge ...
  • What is Islam’s view on shaking hands with a non-mahram man or woman?
    6975 Laws and Jurisprudence
    What is clear and for sure is that one’s encounter with a non-mahram must be in a way that there is no sin or fear of sin involved.[1]As far as physical contact between a non-mahram man and woman and shaking hands goes, ...
  • What is the Islamic law about a woman swallowing her husband’s semen? What if she did not know the rule about swallowing semen?
    29576 گوناگون
    Man’s semen and the semen of every animal that has gushing blood is najis (ritually impure).[1] It is haram to eat or drinking a najis thing.[2] Therefore, semen like any other najis things is haram (forbidden) for the wife ...
  • What is the philosophy behind ziarah of Imams?
    7169 زیارت قبور و بنای مراقد
    The inward tendency and attraction toward someone or something, along with respect and honor, is called ziarah. Since the reality of a human is his soul which is never annihilated, a za'er [pilgrim] who makes ziarah of a demised dignitary has in fact made ziarah of a ...
  • Does showering after wudu, invalidate the wudu?
    6095 Laws and Jurisprudence
    It is okay to take a shower after wudu, and it doesn’t invalidate it.The only thing to remember is, when performing wudu, the head and feet that are wiped must be dry prior to wiping, and if they are wet to the extent that if you wipe your ...
  • Is it possible to get distance education and learning in the Islamic seminaries?
    3986 Practical
    Dear brother in Islam, Salamun alaikum, You can attend level one classes of the Islamic seminary freely and without enrollment. Then you should prepare yourself for the admission tests which are held annually by Hawzah Management Center (Markaz-e Modiriyat ...
  • Is it true that the second Khalīfah married Imam Alī’s (as) daughter?
    5823 تاريخ بزرگان
    The marriage of the second Khalīfah to Umm Kulthum has been narrated in both Shīʿah and Sunni books, however the different narrations vary from one another and are not the same. That which is common in both Shīʿah and Sunni narrations is that the second Khalīfah ...
  • What is Musharakah?
    4760 Laws and Jurisprudence
    In Islamic fiqh, the term musharakah is used for two meanings:1- For two or more people to have a joint ownership regarding anything that can be owned (let it be wealth, assets or even a right). One of the binding rulings regarding this type of ownership ...
  • What are the ways of strengthening one’s God seeking nature?
    4605 Practical
    The meaning behind the term of one’s God seeking faculty is that same internal (fitri) inclination and drive towards God the most high. This sense or faculty is a sort of inner call and its source originates in one’s inner nature (called the Fitrah in Islamic lexicon).The ...
  • Does the “reception of Muharram” hold any meaning in the Shia school of thought?
    4335 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Holding commemorations and mourning ceremonies for Imam Husein (as) is a tradition established and encouraged by the imams (as).[1] There is no problem in carrying out these ceremonies in any method or format as long as haram acts aren't committed. Therefore, “receiving” Muharram and beginning mourning ...