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  • Is there any objection to a person doing exercise with music? Are athletic actions with music considered to be dancing?
    5265 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/11
    Dancing and music are two separate topics each having its specific rules. That is to say, if a person dances with music, he commits two ḥarām actions. Most grand jurists forbid music which is frivolous, licentious and appropriate for gatherings of amusement and entertainment. Some ...
  • What is Islam's ruling on owning a pet wolf?
    5946 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/04/11
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):There is no problem in it by itself.Office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani (may Allah grant him long life):There is no problem in it.Office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi (may Allah grant ...
  • What is the Islamic law about pictures ascribed to the Imams (a.s.)?
    3621 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/29
    What follows are answers given to the above question by the religious authorities (grand jurists):Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): As per the Islamic law, there is no problem in it by itself provided that it is ...
  • What is the ruling in making purchases with Parsian Bank credit cards and redeeming their credit in exchange for cash?
    2928 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/12/28
    We submitted your question to the office of Ayatollah Khamenei and received the following response:It is permissible to withdraw money from an account that actually has money in it. However, an amount given to you through means of credit – without having the base sum present in ...
  • I found some property, and left my number there and also wrote to the address that was with the property but got no response. Can I use this property for myself?
    2450 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/19
    The Office of the Grand Ayatullah Khamenei (may Allah prolong his life):In the case inquired, if you have no hope in finding the owner, and the value of the property is more than 12.6 chickpeas of coined silver, it is an obligatory precaution to give the ...
  • Is there any punishment for touching and hugging a non-Mahram?
    10361 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/03
    It is haram (forbidden) for a non-mahram man and a non-mahram woman to seek any kind of pleasures from each other (it is even forbidden for them to cast lustful look at each other). It is for the same reason that, according to Islam, it is not permissible for a ...
  • Does mixing genders in universities have any logic behind it?
    2722 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/19
    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 ...
  • What are the problems with the Maliki and Hanafi sects?
    5583 Traditional 2007/10/07
    It must be made clear if your love for Shiaism is only love or is it backed up with strong reasoning? In the case that your love is based on proofs and reasoning the weakness and insufficiency of other sects would automatically become clear.The main difference between Shiaism and ...
  • Why should religion interfere in politics?
    3369 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/11/21
    The theory of the separation of religion from politics is a viewpoint that supports marginalizing religion from different fields of human life. According to this viewpoint, man is able to discover the true rules to culture, politics, judgment, economy, commerce, manners, social relationships, etc., and legislate them with ...
  • Why is Shia the best religion?
    15100 Traditional 2010/09/05
    The superiority of the Shia religion is because of its being the "true" religion and there is only one true religion in all times and ages. As for other religions, they are either invalid and baseless or defunct and abrogated. Today, the true and righteous religion is the religion of ...