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  • I would like to know when boys and girls become duty bound?
    10042 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/20
    In Islam, the age at which girls and boys become duty bound is contingent upon the signs of bulugh (coming of age), which is seminal discharge in boys and menstruation in girls. However, in Islam, in addition to these natural biological signs, an age limit has also been ...
  • Please explain the concept of Hurul ‘In and if they relate to women as well.
    10478 Exegesis 2009/11/24
    One of the blessings that Allah (swt) grants to people who do good deeds and have faith in Him is paradise and the bliss and blessings therein. For entering into heaven there isn’t any difference between men ...
  • Do reasons exist for jurisprudential rulings?
    2876 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/03/11
    We will answer your question through the following points: 1- We must keep in mind that all of the divine laws are based upon securing the interests of mankind and in keeping them away from harm. This means that nothing is lawful and unlawful without ...
  • What is the philosophy behind ziarah of Imams?
    4880 زیارت قبور و بنای مراقد 2012/12/01
    The inward tendency and attraction toward someone or something, along with respect and honor, is called ziarah. Since the reality of a human is his soul which is never annihilated, a za'er [pilgrim] who makes ziarah of a demised dignitary has in fact made ziarah of a ...
  • How old will you be in heaven/hell?
    4631 Exegesis 2012/02/18
    The change in appearance and outer features as one ages are related to this world, but this isn't the case for the hereafter, especially heaven; people don’t have different appearances and faces there. For example, it is not so that some will be children, some will be middle ...
  • What does it mean to say that divine attributes are the same as the essence?
    3646 پروردگار. نامها و ویژگی ها 2013/02/16
    One of the important theological, mystical, exegetical and philosophical discussions revolves around unity of attribute and the essence or name and the named. Since the point of dispute is not completely clear, often inconclusive and fruitless disputes and debates have taken place over this issue. Those who, ...
  • Is it possible to get perfection through any religions other than Islam? What about attaining tawhid (belief in one God)?
    4571 Quran 2012/11/01
    Although some facts can be seen with the existing religions in the world, the perfect form of truth which is belief in divine unity or one God exists in Islam. The most important reason is that other religions lack adequate documentation not to mention the existence of ...
  • What is the meaning of God’s devising?
    3294 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.” ...
  • Considering the necessity of having a job, please explain what is to be done if one can't find a job in the case of observing hijab?
    3019 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/22
    These are the answers we received from the offices of the grand maraje’ regarding your question:The office of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani:One cannot violate a definite ruling of Islam on which a consensus amongst all Muslims exists for such reasons and excuses and not observe the ...
  • Are the sciences of Alchemy, Limiya, Himiya, and Simiya accepted in the religion?
    10368 Philosophy of Science 2011/04/20
    ·         Kimiya: A science by which one can transform certain metals and minerals into other things.·         Limiya: A ...