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  • Why do the religious obligations such as prayer, fasting, hajj etc. not have visible effects?
    3260 Practical 2012/02/18
    All acts of worship including prayer, fasting and hajj have a lot of individual and social benefits and effects. One of the blessed effects of prayer is proximity to God and keeping us away from evil and indecency. Fasting also has profuse benefits and effects. For instance, it heals ...
  • What is the ruling on Stellate Sturgeon?
    4961 انواع ماهیان 2012/04/14
    Those who are followers of Imam Khumayni (rah), can consume those fish they aren't sure have scales or not. As to those who follow scholars who believe it to be haram, they can still buy and sell the fish for purposes other than eating. Therefore, each person ...
  • Are a woman and her husband in Ihram strangers to each other while performing hajj?
    3265 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/10/17
    A man and his wife are strangers to each other during hajj while they are in Ihram. Sexual union is forbidden for them and they cannot derive sexual pleasures from each other. To further explain this, there are certain prohibitions in hajj rituals. These prohibitions (apart from hunting wild animals, ...
  • Is Dua Kumayl authentic?
    5894 History 2012/09/27
    Kumayl Ibn Ziyad Nakha’i was a confidant amongst the companions of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as) and his son Imam Hasan Mujtaba and this sublime Du'a was first heard from the beautiful, though anguished, voice of Imam Ali (as). This dua has been narrated in Mesbah ...
  • Is questioning pervasive and all-encompassing? What does questioning of prophets mean?
    1726 دلائل عقلی و نقلی معاد 2015/05/03
    An important issue discussed in religious texts in connection with the Day of Resurrection is the subject of questioning on this very day. What is actually inferred from Quranic verses and prophetic traditions is that the questioning is pervasive and it is there for everyone; it is ...
  • How divorce is granted?
    2980 طلاق 2014/10/15
    1. Divorce is a one-sided contract (which is one of the unilateral obligations "iqa'at") and it is carried out by the husband unilaterally even though the woman may not consent to it." Therefore, a man can divorce his wife one-sidedly in accordance with the rules prescribed by ...
  • What are the definition, place and necessity of Taqlid?
    3763 Modern 2011/04/06
    ‘Aql or reason which is endorsed by the Shari’ah and associated with jurisprudence is different from the manipulative intellect which we use in our lives. Although the intellect is also endorsed by divine legislator, it is to be noted that the power of intellect is limited ...
  • Exactly how much time has passed from the immediate and gradual revelation of the Holy Quran?
    6311 Quranic Studies 2010/05/20
    The immediate revelation of the Holy Quran upon the blessed heart of the Holy Prophet (s) happened on the Night of Qadr (one of the nights of the Holy Month of Ramadhan). By referring to some of the traditions and their context, the possibility becomes ...
  • What position does Tarawih prayer take according to Shia school of thought, considering that it is prevalent among Ahlul Sunna?
    947 وضو، اذان و نماز 2017/01/25
    Tarawih Prayer refers to Nafilah prayers performed at night in the holy Month of Ramadan, after salat of Isha.[1] Tarawih prayer is offered by Ahlul Sunna in congregation, ordered by their second caliphate.[2] The prayers are offered in two or more ...
  • How can one explain how the killing of the Egyptian man by Prophet Musa (pbuh) isn’t in conflict with his infallibility?
    5384 Traditional 2008/11/04
    All divine prophets, regardless of their different degrees and ranks, are infallible and at the peak of nearness to Allah (swt), and all of them have responsibilities that surpass those of normal people to the extent that any attention they give to anything other than Allah (swt) is ...

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