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  • Can we read big surahs off of our computer monitor when praying?
    2505 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 ...
  • Is it permissible to steal from non-Muslims?
    19019 Laws and Jurisprudence 2006/12/02
    The following responses were gathered from offices of Legal Authorities: Usurpation and forcible acquisition of the property of non-Muslims in non-Muslim countries is not permissible, if they are not ...
  • What do you mean by religious thought?
    2647 Traditional 2006/07/15
    By “religious thought” we mean that form of thought which is concerned whit any of the problems of a religious nature within a particular religion, in the same sense that mathematical thought is the form of thought which deals with mathematical questions and solves mathematical problems. ...
  • Please mention the five qualities of the Imam according to Quranic ayahs?
    8776 Exegesis 2011/12/21
    Subsequent to mentioning the story of rescuing Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Lut and granting Ibrahim (as) righteous children,[1] the Quran reflects on the imamah and leadership of this great Prophet and a number of values, plans and qualities pertaining to this divine position: “A
  • Who is Zaid bin Haretha?
    2644 برخی صحابیان 2013/04/18
    When still a child, Zaid bin Haretha, accompanied by her mother (Sa’ada bint Tha’laba bin ‘Abd Âmer), was going to Tha’laba bin Âmer tribe, to visit his relatives. On the way to his destination, Zaid bin Haretha was attacked and his property was confiscated by Bani ...
  • How can a person be forgiven for his sins?
    3719 Practical 2010/12/21
    There are many ways mentioned below that one can be forgiven and purified from his sins and misdeeds:1- Repenting according to its conditions and returning to Allah. 2- Doing extraordinary good deeds that cause the ...
  • What is the meaning of ‘moon in the Scorpio’?
    18399 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/03/07
    It has been narrated from Imam Sadiq (a.s.) that he said: “Whoever embarks on a journey or marries when the moon is in the Scorpio (qamar dar aqrab), he will not see any good.” The subject of ‘moon in the Scorpio’ is something according to which fatwas ...
  • Who is the Dajjal? Can you please give an explanation on him and the hadiths that have mentioned him?
    8592 Traditional 2008/10/21
    One of the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (as), is the coming of a creature gone astray that misleads others by the name of “Dajjal”. In Arabic, any liar can be called dajjal. There are many unusual descriptions about him, but since these descriptions are mostly ...
  • Is it necessary to have the consent of one’s wife when contracting a temporary marriage with the People of the book?
    3039 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/04/07
    These answers were received from the offices of the maraje’ regarding your inquiry:The office of the Grand Ayatullah Khamenei:In such a case getting permission isn't necessary and the marriage contract is valid without her consent unless there are certain regulations that must be observed.The office of the ...
  • Does the angel of death take the life of all living things?
    5099 Traditional 2008/08/23
    Traditions imply the fact that the angel of death (Isra’il) is at the top of the list of those divine creatures who take the lives of living things and is the one to take the lives of living things.What is important to know is that the true one ...

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  • Why are shrimps halal and crabs haram? What makes one of them halal and the other halal despite the fact that both of them are from the same category?
    66904 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/03/18
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and there is a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them is extremely difficult. The most we ...
  • What is the definition of "Muslim" according to the Quran?
    61086 Exegesis 2010/04/06
    According to the Quran a Muslim is one who has absolutely surrendered to Allah and his commands and believes in pure Tawhid (the oneness of God) that isn't tainted with any Shirk and this is why the Almighty has introduced Prophet Abraham as a true ...
  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    59606 Exegesis 2008/05/11
    One should be aware that although the imam’s names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, haven’t been mentioned in the Quran, nevertheless, their names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, can be found in the Prophet’s sayings. One very good example is the hadith of Ghadir which is considered the official announcement of the appointment of ...
  • Is lobster, clam, oyster and octopus halal?
    56728 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/18
    Eating lobster, clam, oyster and octopus is haram. According to religious resources regarding halal and haram meat, there are general rulings and numerous standards; for instance, a set of rulings has been given for land animals, sea creatures, birds and so on.The condition for halal meat sea ...
  • What is meant by Sidratul-Muntaha that the Quran has mentioned?
    45496 Exegesis 2010/04/07
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • How do you prove that Imam Ali (as) was imam and khalifa after the Prophet (pbuh)?
    36395 Traditional 2008/07/21
    There is no doubt that in order for Islam to survive, it needs a keeper and guardian and individuals to deliver and express the teachings and guidelines of religion for the people, and carry them out. Since one of the reasons of creation is the ...
  • Why do we the Shia pray at three times while the Quran tells us to pray at five times?
    31840 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/14
    The reason the Shia perform their prayers in three times is the Quranic verses and traditions on the matter. Although the Quran has mentioned that prayer is wajib several times and hasn’t gone into the details, it has spoken of its times: “Maintain the prayer from the sun's ...
  • What are the rewards and benefits of wearing rings with valuable stones on them?
    29926 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/08/20
    Wearing a ring of aghigh, firoozah, yaqut and…is permissible for men and according to hadiths, wearing them has thawab and rewards, and wearing them in prayer causes one’s prayers to be of higher virtue and of more rewards, given that the ring isn’t made of gold (for men ...
  • Which animals and insects have been named in the Quran?
    29907 Exegesis 2009/12/16
    Approximately 35 animals have been named in the Quran; the birds and insects of which are:Salwa (سلوی)=The quail (Baqarah:57), Ba’uth (بعوض)=Mosquito (Baqarah:26), Dhubab (ذباب)=Fly (Hajj:73), Nahl (نحل)=Honeybee (Nahl:68), Ankabut (عنکبوت)=Spider (Ankabut:41), Jarad (جراد)=Grasshopper (A’raf:133), HudHud (هدهد)=Hoopoe (Naml:20), Ghurab (غراب)=Crow (Ma’idah:31), Ababil (ابابیل)= probably ‘Swallow’ (Fil:3), Naml (نمل)=Ant ...
  • What is the Maqam Ibrahim? What is its purpose?
    28427 Traditional 2010/02/14
    One of the clear signs in Makkah (as a verse in the Quran tells us) is the Maqam Ibrahim where Prophet Ibrahim stood.Regarding the meaning and interpretation of “Maqam Ibrahim”, some believe that it is equal to all of Hajj. Others ...

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