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  • Why is it not permissible to do taqlid to a deceased Mujtahid?
    3325 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2006/11/26
                Scholars of jurisprudence which say that it is not permissible to do taqlid to a deceased Mujtahid, have a basis for this reasoning and in order to understand it we must refer to ...
  • Can a major sin be forgiven?
    5391 Practical 2010/12/21
    A major sin is one that being punished in hell is promised to its committer in the Quran or ahadith. (There are also other criteria for a sin being a major one). Also minor sins turn into major sins when committed repeatedly (when insisted on ...
  • Why didn’t Imam Ali (AS) punish the murderers of Uthman?
    55 امام علی ع و خلفا 2018/11/12
    1. Uthman was not killed by only one individual so that he could be brought to book; rather an extensive uprising was launched an angry mob against him. The uprising led ultimately to his death. Imam Ali (AS) could not punish thousands of people for launching an ...
  • Is it haram to get a tattoo?
    5114 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/01
    The answer given by Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani (may Allah grant him long life) is as under:If it is not harmful to your body and the tattoo shapes are not offensive and do not in any way degrade your personality, there is no objection.
  • What position does Tarawih prayer take according to Shia school of thought, considering that it is prevalent among Ahlul Sunna?
    875 وضو، اذان و نماز 2017/01/25
    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 ...
  • Who are the Akhbaris and the Osolis?
    4872 Philosophy of History 2010/04/19
    The Akhbaris are the adherents of the ahadith whom the Shia call Akhbaris. They do not believe in Ijtihad and only follow the ahadith. On the other side there is a great group of Muslim scholars known as the Osolioon, they believe that the rulings of Islam should ...
  • What is bid’ah and what are its related rulings?
    3149 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/01/06
    Bid’ah literally refers to anything new and unprecedented and in Islamic terms, means to relate something to religion that really doesn’t belong to it. Bid’ah is one of the kaba’ir or great sins. Nevertheless, it isn't permissible to destroy their property without the Islamic government’s ...
  • If soft music is played in a wedding, what is the Islamic law on a woman dancing in front of other women?
    3006 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/04
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): If a woman's dancing for women is considered to be lahw (frivolity) such as when a female gathering changes into a dancing party, there is problem in it and the obligatory precaution is to avoid it, ...
  • What do Jews say about the coming of the Promised Messiah?
    2719 Traditional 2011/04/20
    Similar to other faiths and people, the Jews definitely believe in the coming of a savior at the end of time. In the current Torah, there are many glad tidings of the coming of a universal reformer. In the Psalms of David, among the books of the Old ...
  • Are non-Muslim women mahram to Muslim women?
    2971 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/03
    When it comes to non-Muslim women looking at Muslim women, there is a narration in our sources from Imam Ja'far Sadiq (a.s.) who said that: "It is not appropriate for Muslim women to remove their Hijab (covering) in front of Jewish or Christian women because they tell their husbands about ...