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  • What is the ruling on wearing makeup in public?
    6357 Laws and Jurisprudence
    1 & 2 : It is not permissible and there is no difference between the various means employed for beauty or make-up purposes.3 : Assuming laity (urf) deems it as ‘beauty’ (zeenat), it is not permissible. Summary Notes by ‘Porch of Wisdom’Assuming laity regards a given woman as ...
  • How is it possible to differentiate between someone who falsely claims to be a prophet and one who is a true prophet?
    3062 وحی
    1. In Arabic, the term ‘wahy’ literally means giving a message quickly and secretly. In Islamic terminology, ‘wahy’ is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with Allah, with or without an intermediary. 2. Not only ‘wahy’ in its literal meaning ...
  • What are the secrets and philosophy of prayer in Shiism?
    4591 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    Without doubt every divine ruling has its philosophy and reason(s), but we do not have to investigate every ruling and find its philosophy. A true Muslim must surrender before the message of revelation. This character of submission and acceptance creates perfection in ...
  • Why do Muslims shake hands?
    7082 Practical
    Greeting others by saying “salam” and shaking hands are all signs of sociability and good manners and conduct. The prophet of Islam (pbuh) and the imams are at the pinnacle of sociability and good behavior and our role models, therefore we must follow them in this matter.Anas ibn ...
  • Which of the two versions of Hadith Thaqalayn are more authentic?
    9933 نبوت و امامت از خاندانی پاک
    The text of the report transmitted by Ahl-e Sunnah in Sahih Muslim, Sahih Timidhi and Musnad of Ahmad bin Hanbal is as such: "The Book of Allah and my progeny ('itrah)" This is the famous version of the tradition found in their books. However, there is another ...
  • Is it permissible for a man to drink his wife’s milk?
    12871 موارد غیر متعارف
    We have sent this question to the offices of the following grand jurists and the answers which they have sent us are the following: Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): There is no problem in it per se.
  • Does asking about Islamic rulings require any expertise?
    3950 Practical
    The knowing and learning of Islamic rulings and teachings is classified into different degrees and categories depending on its depth and how substantial it is:1- A simple and minimal understanding and familiarity; like learning Islamic rulings and traditions and its practical, ...
  • Why did God order the construction of the Ka'bah?
    4528 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    Based on Quranic verses, traditions and historical documents, Ka'bah and Mecca are symbols of divine blessings, human guidance and a place of congregation for servitude to God who bestowed profuse blessing and good upon this place which used to be dry and infertile before it. By showing the reality ...
  • Please let me know in detail the beliefs of Zaidiyyah sect, especially the Houthis?
    9901 تاريخ کلام
    The Zaidiyyah or Zaidism is a sect which emerged in the eighth century out of Shi'a Islam. Zaidis are named after Zaid ibn Ali, the grandson of Husain ibn Ali. Although Zaid did not consider himself to be the imam after his father, his uprising to bring ...
  • What is the measure to choosing individuals as prophets and aimah among others?
    4939 Traditional
    Based on the reasons for general prophethood, God chose a group of individuals from the human race as paradigms and representatives to guide mankind.Even though the innate potential to be God’s representative has been instilled in every human, it does not actualize in every case; only a few ...

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