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  • What must be said during the temporary marriage and what are its terms and conditions?
    11448 Laws and Jurisprudence
    In order to carry out a temporary (concubine) marriage contract, a number of prerequisites ought to be executed: (i)                   the contract's formula ought to be read out. Consent (from the man and woman involved), alone, does not suffice; such a consent, moreover, must be ...
  • I would like to know the methods of religious thought.
    6223 Traditional
    There are three methods of religious thought in Islam. The Holy Quran in its teachings points to three paths for Muslims to follow in order to comprehend the purposes of religion and the Islamic sciences: (1) the path of the external and formal aspect of religion (the ...
  • What is the penalty for purposely breaking the fast in Ramadhan?
    5128 Laws and Jurisprudence
    One whom fasting has been made obligatory upon in the holy month of Ramadhan (one who bears all the conditions), yet doesn’t intend on fasting doesn’t have any punishment/penalty, unless he/she executes this intention and practically doesn’t fast, or breaks the fast (of course, one ...
  • What is teyyul-ard?
    3895 Theoretical
    There are different views on the true essence of teyyul-ard. One would be the theory of “اعدام و ایجاد” or “Existentiation and Elimination” of the renowned mystic, Ibn Arabi. According to this theory, the person eliminates his existence in one place and existentiates it in ...
  • Is it a sin to curse someone in one’s mind?
    9671 بدبینی و بدگمانی
    Sins are sometimes committed outwardly and other times they may have and inner and intellectual aspects. When a person tells a lie or backbites someone or commits such prohibitions, he is said to have committed a sin in the outside world but when he associates someone with ...
  • Has divorce ever taken place in the life of the prophet and imams?
    4807 Laws and Jurisprudence
    This issue can be looked at and analyzed from different perspectives, but in short, what can be said about it is as following:Firstly: Although marriage has been encouraged in Islamic sources, and divorce has been looked as the most hated halal act in Allah's (swt) eyes, but in ...
  • How can I repent from watching pornographic movies?
    11929 Practical
    Sin is like a foul-smelling swamp full of sewage; the more one sinks into it, the less he senses its smell, because he actually loses his sense of smell and can't tell that he is drowning anymore.At the same time, anytime one ...
  • What is the ruling on sleeping with one of his two wives in the presence of the other?What is the ruling on sleeping with one of his two wives in the presence of the other?
    9862 Laws and Jurisprudence
    This issue needs to be observed both from a moral and legal perspective:From a moral point of view, Islam gives great significance to modesty and chastity, especially in family and conjugal life, hence the very strict and precise rules and guidelines in this regard, most notably, having ...
  • Why should religion interfere in politics?
    4900 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The theory of the separation of religion from politics is a viewpoint that supports marginalizing religion from different fields of human life. According to this viewpoint, man is able to discover the true rules to culture, politics, judgment, economy, commerce, manners, social relationships, etc., and legislate them with ...
  • What position does Tarawih prayer take according to Shia school of thought, considering that it is prevalent among Ahlul Sunna?
    2080 وضو، اذان و نماز
    Tarawih Prayer refers to Nafilah prayers performed at night in the holy Month of Ramadan, after salat of Isha.[1] Tarawih prayer is offered by Ahlul Sunna in congregation, ordered by their second caliphate.[2] The prayers are offered in two or more ...

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