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  • Please explain what a human Shaytan is.
    9015 Traditional
    “Shaytan” is a general term that refers to any deviating, misguiding and disobedient creature, whether it is human or not. In the Quran, this term has not been used for a specific creature, in fact it has even been used for humans that are ...
  • Is it not possible for someone who is a good person and not Muslim (a Christian) to enter into paradise? Why?
    4685 Modern
    The basis of entering heaven is measured by two values; good deeds and faith. Muslims and Shias will enter into heaven so long as they have acted upon the principles which being Muslim or Shia necessitate, ...
  • What is the relationship between wilayah and marja’iyyah?
    4831 ولایت فقیه و مرجعیت
    In Shia thought, marja’iyyah is comprised of two responsibilities; the issuance of legal verdicts, and wilayah (i.e., leadership and authority). Throughout history, the grand marja’s have both explained and preached the general divine laws of Islam, and in particular social issues, have taken up the role of leading ...
  • Who are Ismailiyah (Bohra) sect and what are their beliefs?
    1910 فرقه های منشعب از شیعه
    Ismail, Imam Sadiq”s (PBUH) elder son, who undoubtedly has a high status, passed away during Imam Sadiq”s (PBUH) lifetime and was shrouded and buried by his command. Ismail”s grave is now in Baqi” cemetery in Medina.[1] 2-Imam Ja”far Sadiq (PBUH) introduced his son Musa ...
  • What does Islam recommend for a man to be cleaned and well-dressed?
    6312 Practical
    Observing cleanliness is necessary everywhere and for all – men and women. One should always keep his body and clothes clean and tidy. He should wash his hands and face every morning, brush his teeth and comb his hair. Islam highly recommends observance of cleanliness and ...
  • What is the Islamic law concerning family marriage?
    3926 Laws and Jurisprudence
    There is a proverb in Persian which says, “A girl’s marriage with her cousin is made in heaven”. Is it really as such? The answer is that: Who knows about the heaven?  Obviously no one knows about it except God, the Exalted, and the infallible leaders? No matter how much ...
  • Please tell me why we have to shorten our prayers when travelling.
    4153 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and they all have a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them and knowing that this is all ...
  • Is Satan eternal and immortal like God since God gave respite to Satan until Day of Judgment?
    1907 Exegesis
    Eternity means a state of immortal existence in future. Since Satan is God's creature and each creature is under the control of its creator, therefore Satan cannot make himself involved in God's affairs volitionally, rather like other creatures whatever he has belongs to God. The respite God ...
  • What is the ruling on a Shia man marrying a Sunni woman and are the children considered Sunni or Shia?
    4028 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The Grand Ayatullahs say:It is okay for a Shia man to marry a Sunni woman, but if he fears to be misguided by her, it isn't permissible.[1]As for where to contract the marriage, it doesn’t make a difference, although some might do it in a holy ...
  • Is it obligatory to make wudu after ghusl in order to offer prayers?
    4808 کیفیت و احکام غسل
    Grand Ayatollahs Imam Khomeini, Bahjat, Khamenei and Saafi: One who has performed jinabat ghusl mustn’t perform wudu in order to offer his prayers, but one must perform wudu after he has performed another obligatory or mustahab ghusl. [1] Ayatollah Fazel: One who has ...

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