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  • What is the time frame in which Dua Ahd should be read in?
    3348 Contextual study 2008/05/25
    It has been stated in traditions that whosoever recites this hadith for forty days in the morning, he/she will be one of the companions of Imam Zaman (a.s.) and …[1]. Conclusion: Dua Ahd needs to be read in the morning, and the best time ...
  • What is Islam's ruling on owning a pet wolf?
    5945 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/04/11
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):There is no problem in it by itself.Office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani (may Allah grant him long life):There is no problem in it.Office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi (may Allah grant ...
  • Does Paradise have several gates and do those gates have specific names?
    3542 اوصاف بهشت و جهنم 2015/01/05
    Paradise has eight different gates. As for their names and what group of people use which gate to enter, there are different reports and traditions. Their names – such as Baab al-Rahmah (Gate of Mercy), Baab al-Sabr (Gate of Patience), Baab al-Shukr (Gate of Gratitude) Baab al-Balaa ...
  • What is the Islamic law regarding a song sung by a woman with music instruments? What is ghinā?
    3373 کلیات 2013/02/02
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): 1. If the singing is ruled as ghinā, it is ḥarām and the content makes no difference. Similarly, if one listens to her voice with the intention of seeking pleasure or if it entails evil or ...
  • Were the heavens and the earth created in six days or eight days?
    3895 Quranic Studies 2011/05/14
    God, the Glorified, has used the word 'qaddara' (measure) for sustenance and the term 'khalaqa' (created) for the heavens and the earth. That is, within these four days, sustenance needed for life on earth was measured, not created. With this explanation the confusion concerning the creation of ...
  • Please explain about the authenticity of the text and chain of transmission of Ziyarat Ashura.
    6582 Contextual study 2012/04/03
    There are two reliable books containing this Ziyarat. They are Kamil al-Ziyarat by Ja’far bin Muhammad bin Qulawayh Qummi (348 A.H.) and Misbahul Mutahajjid by Shaykh Tusi (385 – 460 A.H.). According to certain rijal (biographical) rules, Ibn Qulawayh’s report is authentic and trustworthy. As for the ...
  • Why does the Quran say that you can beat your wives?
    3361 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/09
    Perhaps one may think about the third tactic or remedy at the first glance (after admonition and banishing wives to bed apart) that Islam wants men to be free to exercise power and force on women in any manner they want and that they are allowed to ...
  • Is it permissible to bury Muslims in kafir cemeteries?
    3103 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/12/31
    According to Islamic law, it is forbidden to both bury Muslims in kafir cemeteries and kafirs in Muslim ones, and if such a thing ever takes place, it is permissible to exhume the corpse and transfer it to the appropriate graveyard.
  • What relationship do the believers have with the Quran during the Presence of a Masoom?
    4772 Traditional 2007/01/01
                The Quran is the word of God, and it is a book for studying, understanding, and acting in accordance with, in order for mankind to maintain a prosperous life. However, the comprehension and meaning of all ...
  • What is the Islamic law on Forex trading?
    7102 تجارت الکترونیک 2015/05/03
    The foreign exchange market (forex, or currency market) is a global decentralized market for the trading of currencies such as rial, dollar, euro, pound, yen, dinar, etc.). If one who intends to trade currency, feels the value of a certain currency is going up, he will buy ...