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  • Is working in places where pork or liquor are served or institutes which aid Israel haram?
    3451 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/09/09
    In response to the question about whether working in factories that manufacture canned pork and in nightclubs or other centers of corruption is permissible or not, Ayatullah Khamenei says: Making a living off of haram acts such as selling pork, liquor, establishing or managing nightclubs, centers of corruption ...
  • If the horn of a sacrificial animal is broken, can we sacrifice it on Eid al-Adha?
    2158 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/14
    If what you mean by sacrifice, is the sacrifice performed as one of the rituals of Hajj where animals are sacrificed in the land of Mina, then according to the fatwa of the majority of jurists, if the animal originally had a horn in its creation (even if ...
  • Is masturbation a cardinal sin? What are the ways to avoid it?
    10731 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/12/20
    Self-satisfaction which is called masturbation is a cardinal sin and haram [i] and there is a heavy punishment for that. The best way to avoid masturbation is to get married (permanently or temporarily) under special conditions stipulated in religious articles. If ...
  • What is the meaning of Allah’s (awj) misguidance in the Qur`an?
    3883 Exegesis 2011/08/15
    Misguidance is a non-existent entity. Since guidance means to lead someone to a goal, then misguidance is the absence of guidance. In the parlance of the logicians, the relation between guidance and misguidance is privatives and positives (‘Adam wa malakah). In other words, if guidance were to ...
  • How did Adam\'s offspring grow? Whom did Adam\'s (A.S) children marry?
    4569 آفرینش انسان و جهان 2015/01/05
    According to the traditions and some interpreters' viewpoints, the current generation of mankind is not from Abel or Cain, it’s from Adam’s (A.S) other son, Seth. However, when it comes to the marriage of Adam’s (A.S) children, there are some viewpoints among Muslim scholars, each mentioning reasons ...
  • Is it permissible for a man to drink his wife’s milk?
    7237 موارد غیر متعارف 2012/08/07
    We have sent this question to the offices of the following grand jurists and the answers which they have sent us are the following: Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): There is no problem in it per se.
  • What does it mean for ethics to be based upon religion?
    3057 Modern 2011/04/20
    In the discussion regarding the relationship between religion and ethics, there are two general views about the benefits of the morals and ethics.1.     Ethics is a matter independent of religion and has no connection to it.
  • Is the hadith that says: “All the imams are equal to the prophet (pbuh) in rank.” (Al-Kafi, vol.1, pg.270) an authentic one?
    4349 Traditional 2009/03/14
    Although the fourteen infallibles are all at the pinnacle of perfection and spiritual completion, yet the holy prophet (pbuh) of Islam is the highest of them all, possessing advantages and characteristics that no other infallible shares with him, as Imam Sadiq (as) says in the same hadith you ...
  • Please let me how to get rid of masturbation?
    3507 ترک لذت 2015/01/05
    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 makes a strong decision ...
  • What is Shia’s view about caliphate and successorship to the Holy Prophet (s)?
    6529 Traditional 2012/03/18
    According to Shia: 1. Caliphate or successorship to the Holy Prophet (s) is divinely appointed and that at God’s order the Prophet, many a time, introduced Ali (a.s.) as his successor. 2. The successors of the Prophet (s) are twelve immaculate Imams or ...