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  • Does Islam consider prostrating in respect permissible?
    9433 Exegesis
    According to Islam and the Shia school of thought, prostration is the most complete and beautiful form of worship which solely belongs to Allah (swt) and no other has the right to be prostrated to.As for the prostration of the brothers of Prophet Yusuf, it wasn’t a prostration ...
  • If soft music is played in a wedding, what is the Islamic law on a woman dancing in front of other women?
    4487 Laws and Jurisprudence
    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 is the status of the woman in Islam? Are they the same as men?
    5600 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    According to Islam, the man and woman have to be in pursuit of a common objective, which is to reach the pinnacle of humanity, and both must bear the means of accomplishing such an objective without any difference as a result of difference in gender; a difference that the order ...
  • Is it permissible to trade wild animals to be used for a zoo or for other entertainments?
    3891 نگهداری و شکار حیوانات
    Such matters have something to do with the law of the country or place where you are living. If there is no legal restriction in this regard and there is also a rational benefit in trading wild animals, there would be no problem. Appendices: ...
  • What is the ruling on dog leather?
    3915 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Dogs and pigs, and all of their body parts are najis. Therefore, their leather is also najis.The grand maraje’ state: Dogs and pigs that live on land are najis, including their hair, bones, paws, nails, and any wetness they excrete.[1]For further information on the ...
  • Why do Shias believe in the Imams and their Imamate?
    25955 Traditional
    I believe that you are asking how we can find out if someone is really an Imam or not. However, before answering this question, we should first understand why we need to believe in the concept of Imamate.Imamate is an important issue in Islam, and it is the last ...
  • Do the Shia believe that Lady Fatimah was higher than many other men?
    4755 Traditional
    The answers to your first and second have already been given in Questions 458 (website: 492) and 455 (website: 489) respectively, please refer there.As for the answer to your third question:Although the prophets and imams, for reasons mentioned where needed, have been chosen from amongst other ...
  • What is the essence of death and can one delay it?
    9919 Traditional
    According to Islamic philosophy, death means that the soul no longer manages the body and simply leaves it. This viewpoint can be traced back to the ahadith and Quranic verses that negate death being annihilation and the end of life. When observing Islamic literatures, one can find ...
  • What is the relationship between wilayah and marja’iyyah?
    5175 ولایت فقیه و مرجعیت
    In Shia thought, marja’iyyah is comprised of two responsibilities; the issuance of legal verdicts, and wilayah (i.e., leadership and authority). Throughout history, the grand marja’s have both explained and preached the general divine laws of Islam, and in particular social issues, have taken up the role of leading ...
  • There are several reasons why the third ayah of Surah Al-Ma’idah cannot be about the event of Ghadir! Please share your viewpoint about this?
    10512 Traditional
    1. The matter of the wilayah of Amir Al-Mu’mineen had been announced only in limited groups of people and certain circumstances, but was formally presented to the ummah on the day of Ghadir, which is why it is called the day of the completion of religion.2. When the ...