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  • Can we read big surahs off of our computer monitor when praying?
    3061 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/09/23
    If you cannot pray standing, and your duty is to pray sitting on a chair, then it is okay to pray on your computer desk, granted that you observe the rest of the conditions. In any case, it is permissible to read long surahs off of the ...
  • Why do Shias curse the Sahabah and khalifahs?
    7580 Traditional 2008/05/11
    One of the accusations that Shias have always faced from those who oppose them is that they have a hidden enmity towards the Prophet’s companions (Sahaba). However, this accusation is false because the Shia consider the Sahaba as the primary bearers, conveyers, and promoters of Islam. The holy Quran says: ...
  • Who are the infallibles (ma’sum)?
    3680 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 ...
  • Can a non-baligh person lead the prayer?
    3566 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/03/14
    The following are the responses of the grand maraji':[1] His eminence, Ayatullah Khamene'i (may Allah prolong his life): In the case of the question, it is not permissible. His eminence, Ayatullah ...
  • I would like to know if we can use nicotine patches for smoking cessation during the month of Ramadan.
    3288 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/22
    These are the responses we acquired from the offices of the maraje’:The office of the Grand Ayatullah Khamenei:It isn't problematic.The office of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani:It isn't problematic.The office of the Grand Ayatullah Safi Golpaygani:Using patches of any sort is permissible, but all things that ...
  • What is the cure for doubts and obsession in beliefs?
    5576 وسواس 2015/06/29
    As you have stated in your message, you are suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, have certain thoughts repeatedly, or feel they need to perform certain routines repeatedly. There is no doubt that most of ...
  • Please tell me why we have to shorten our prayers when travelling.
    3362 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/02/09
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and they all have a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them and knowing that this is all ...
  • What is the Quranic perspective about the People of the Book?
    3500 Exegesis 2014/01/27
    The Quran, like many other eloquent speeches, have organized its words on the basis of their audience's needs. In this connection, the personality, conducts, belief etc. of the audience have been taken into consideration. The Holy Quran has addressed the People of the Book in the same ...
  • Is Islam a religion of peace and brotherhood, or a religion of war and violence?
    4824 Modern 2008/06/17
    The Holy Quran has verified the fact that Islam is a religion of peace and tranquility by saying: “Oh ye who believe! Enter into peace and tranquility altogether and follow not the footsteps of Satan; for he is to you a clear enemy”.But one must note that some ...
  • Why shouldn’t women offer prayers and observe fast when they are in their menses?
    5773 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/08/15
    Although there is wisdom behind all divine laws, it is for the major part hidden to us. In fact, no divine law has been enacted or legislated without a rationale or reason but it remains concealed to us. It is not permissible for women to offer prayers ...

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