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  • Did the Holy Prophet (pbuh) order Abu Bakr, during his illness, to lead the congregational prayers?
    7608 تاريخ بزرگان 2011/03/05
    Some narrations have been related in the Sunni sources concerning the appointment of Abu Bakr by the Holy Prophet (pbuh) as a prayer leader.  In case we accept them, some unacceptable complications and ambiguities will arise. Even if it is assumed that the Holy Prophet ordered Abu ...
  • What are the characteristics of a true qari (one who recites the Quran) according to Imam Sadiq (as)?
    9638 Quranic Studies 2008/08/18
    Imam Sadiq (as) has stated some traits and characteristics for those who want to be qaris (experts in the field of recitation) of the Holy Quran. Some of these characteristics are as follows: Accepting the wilayah (authority) of the Ahlul-Bayt, reciting its verses correctly, to be influenced by ...
  • Why is full hijab compulsory for Muslim women in Iran?
    3598 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/11
    Hijab is one of the Islamic duties which existed in other religions also. It has been stated in the Holy Quran and in numerous traditions that a woman should cover all parts of her body except her face and hands up to the wrists. Therefore, the ...
  • What is meant by justice as one of the fundamentals of faith?
    723 معنای عدل الهی 2017/01/21
    Justice has been discussed and debated in detail covering all its meanings. However, what has been very much a matter of controversy and heated debate is the difference between Imamiyah and Mu'atazilah on the one hand and Ash'arites on the other. Justice in the sense that each ...
  • Can I perform two Umrah pilgrimages in one month?
    3020 گوناگون 2013/12/25
    Umrah is an act of worship which is performed usually either as Mufradah or Umrah of Tamattu'. These are names of two different pilgrimages performed on different occasions. It has been said by religious authorities and grand jurisprudents that it is recommended to repeat an umrah pilgrimage ...
  • If someone becomes Junub while asleep, what kind of Ghusl should they make?
    3814 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/07
    In both instances, one is required to execute the janabah ghusl. Note that such a ghusl is obligatory whenever semen is ejaculated (as well as in other situations) – be it during sleep or whilst awake (as in the case of masturbation). Moreover, ghusls of a non-janabah genre – such ...
  • Why does the prophet's character change when he comes to power?
    3277 The infallibles 2011/12/20
    Although no proof was mentioned for such a question, but we must pay attention that a change of approach does not indicate a change of character and maybe the prophet did have an apparently different act regarding different issues depending on the time, place and situation, but we ...
  • Are there any examples of Irfan in the Nahjul Balagha?
    4669 Practical 2010/08/17
    According to the Imams (a), Irfan is not divided into practical and theoretical. In the language that they used and in their life history, they did not consider practical Irfan any different from theoretical Irfan. This was because through practical Irfan they reached recognition of the realities and ...
  • What kind of prayer is the night vigil prayer?
    3111 نماز شب و نوافل یومیه 2014/08/04
    The night prayer is one of the acts of worship and prayers with a lot of merits and significance. It is offered after midnight with the intention of seeking proximity and closeness to Allah. The night prayer consists of eleven rak'ats. Out of the 11 Rak'ats of ...
  • Is tacit agreement which is not in writing considered and treated as partnership?
    2869 شرکت 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 ...