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  • What is ghulu (exaggeration) and how is it possible to avoid it?
    10079 دانش، مقام و توانایی های معصومان 2012/11/17
    Ghulu (exceeding proper limits) means an increase or doing something more than what is ordained by Allah (Exalted be He). The Arabic word 'ghala' (boil) denotes the rise of water because of fire. Therefore, ghulu means exceeding proper limits by doing something more than what is legally ...
  • What is the meaning of God’s devising?
    3247 Exegesis 2012/02/15
    Imam Rida (AS) was asked about the attribution of deceit and ridicule to Allah, which the Quran has mentioned, his excellency replied: “Allah Almighty neither ridicules nor deceives or devises against anyone; what He does is requite ridicule, devising and deceit.” ...
  • Is it true that the second Khalīfah married Imam Alī’s (as) daughter?
    3980 تاريخ بزرگان 2012/02/15
    The marriage of the second Khalīfah to Umm Kulthum has been narrated in both Shīʿah and Sunni books, however the different narrations vary from one another and are not the same. That which is common in both Shīʿah and Sunni narrations is that the second Khalīfah ...
  • Is it permissible to follow a Sunni prayer leader in a congregational prayer?
    2086 گوناگون 2015/04/14
    There is no problem in attending Sunni congregational prayers; it is permissible and there are some reports according to which one who stands in the first row of their congregational prayers is like one who has offered his prayers standing behind the Holy Prophet (S) in the ...
  • Is doing some Wajib or Mustahab acts be considered as a substitute for the prayer?
    2392 بیشتر بدانیم 2014/04/20
    It should be noted before answering the above-mentioned question that however, all of the divine laws are based upon securing the interests of mankind and keeping them away from harms. This means that nothing is lawful and unlawful without reason and it is not the case that ...
  • Is ethanol, which is a type of alcohol, pak and halal to consume?
    21424 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/01
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Why is it necessary to follow a marja’?
    5732 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/05/12
    Taqlid means for someone who doesn’t have the required expertise in a field that calls for expertise, to go to an expert in that field for help. The most important reason behind the need for taqlid in religious issues is the same simple and comprehendible reason why inexperienced individuals in ...
  • Why is card game considered to be "gambling" even if one intends to play it for entertainment and recreation without placing a bet?
    5697 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/04
    Generally speaking, gambling and playing with gambling instruments are haram. The prohibition of card game which is considered to be a means for gambling is also for the same reason. Therefore, playing a game with anything which is considered an instrument of gambling is forbidden. To explain further, there ...
  • What is the status of the woman in Islam? Are they the same as men?
    3886 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2009/08/15
    According to Islam, the man and woman have to be in pursuit of a common objective, which is to reach the pinnacle of humanity, and both must bear the means of accomplishing such an objective without any difference as a result of difference in gender; a difference that the order ...
  • Why do the Shia consider temporary marriage (sighah/mut’ah) permissible?
    7917 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/07/02
    First of all, we must say that this issue is a fiqhi one, calling for fiqh experts to analyze it in the right place. Here we will mention some points regarding the issue and leave the rest to the detailed answer that is to come.1) Temporary marriage ...