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  • Who is Abdul Qadir Gilani?
    4623 Theoretical 2011/03/14
    Abdul Qadir Gilani known as Ghaus-e-Azamwas a sixth century mystic and a narrator who was born in the north of Iran and died in Baghdad. He was the figurehead of the Qadiri Sufi order.  Historically, he lived very much after ...
  • Is there any death in Paradise and Hell?
    3263 Traditional 2011/12/25
    The Quran, traditions and rational arguments agree that when the Day of Judgment occurs and human beings go to Paradise and Hell, there is no death thereafter. The Holy Quran describes the Day of Resurrection as the everlasting day. It also describes those who go to Paradise ...
  • What is the ruling on bank interest in non-Muslim countries?
    5917 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/17
    Concerning bank transactions in non-Islamic countries, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s verdict reads as follows:“Paying interest (usury [riba]) is haram (forbidden) i.e. borrowing money from a bank on the condition that one ought to repay an extra amount in excess of the originally borrowed sum is deemed haram save ...
  • Do my feet become najis when I walk on wet pavement that a dog has walked on?
    3309 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/07/21
    If rainwater or any other water gathers in a ditch and is less than kur (there is a difference of opinion on what amount is exactly kur, and there are different ways of measuring it, according to Imam Khomeini, one way is that if ...
  • What is Musharakah?
    3115 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/07/19
    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 ...
  • I have researched that before the creation of Hazrat Adam there were jins on earth...
    11430 Traditional 2007/04/11
    The existence of jins is established in the Quran and there characteristics are also displayed. Even though our knowledge about jins is limited and minute, there are many proofs that one can use proving that there were jin prophets before the creation of Prophet Adam ...
  • Who are the infallibles (ma’sum)?
    3327 Traditional 2008/08/23
    Infallibility is a spiritual power and inner virtue that restrains one from even imagining and thinking of sinning, let alone committing sin and in Islamic terms, means for one to be protected from sin, mistake and forgetfulness.Infallibility can be divided into ...
  • Why did God choose to keep Himself, hell and heaven and angels hidden from human eye?
    2876 اسلام و ایمان 2014/02/16
    The angels, heaven, Hell and the reality of sin and reward remaining hidden from human eyes are meant to prepare ground for test and tribulation of human beings because if the curtains or the barriers are removed and if the unseen matters are seen, then it would ...
  • Why do they call Prophet Isa “The Spirit of God”?
    15709 Traditional 2011/12/20
    Although certain characteristics are shared by different individuals or things and can be found in numerous places, but sometimes for certain reasons, a certain thing or person is identified with that characteristic, despite it not belonging exclusively to it. For ...
  • A Christian woman converted to Islam so as to be able to marry me. I believe she converted to Islam apparently and only to marry me. Can I get a divorce from her?
    2751 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/01/10
    The answer given by His Eminence, Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani is as under:1. You are free to get a divorce from her.2. Try to guide her and if she is guided, it would be very much ...

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