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  • Can a gold seller, sell jewelries to those women that he/she knows they use it in front of Non-Mahram?
    2230 خرید و فروش 2013/10/26
    What has caused selling to be Haram and corrupted is not upon knowing that woman wear these gold and jewelries in the way of Haram, unless he/she intended the selling that those jewelries should be used in the way of Haram, only. However, it would be permissible ...
  • Do any limits in number apply to temporary marriage?
    2927 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/08/22
    The hadithic and Quranic reasoning for the permissibility and validity of temporary marriage is so much that no one can deny it and say that they are all unauthentic or forged. Of course, it can be concluded from the whole of these hadiths that one who ...
  • What is servitude? And who is a servant? And how can one move in the way of servitude (to God)?
    3354 Practical 2011/09/22
    The meaning of worship (Ibadat) in Arabic lexicon means the utmost limits of humility and modesty, and it is because of this that it is only one who is at the highest level of existence, perfection, and greatness to be worshipped. Thus worshipping anyone other than God is ...
  • What do the separate letters (Huruf Muqatta’ah) in the Quran mean?
    11939 Quranic Studies 2009/10/22
    The ‘Huruf Muqatta’ah’ are the separate letters located in the beginning of some surahs of the Quran that have no independent meaning. There are different viewpoints regarding these letters; the best one being that they are a secret between the prophet (pbuh) and Allah (swt) that only the ...
  • What are the political thoughts of Imam Khomeini?
    6422 اندیشه های امام خمینی (ره) 2012/05/12
    The political thoughts of Imam Khomeini (blessed be his soul) are a part of his macro ideas being influenced by different aspects of his thought. Given the fact that Imam Khomeini is a multi-dimensional personality who authored numerous works in mysticism, jurisprudence, philosophy, theology and politics and ...
  • Did the Prophet maintain his ties of kinship with Abu Lahab?
    5785 The infallibles 2009/11/25
    Silatul Arham is an act that results in family ties. Its importance in Islam is to the extent that cutting ties even with a kin who is not a believer isn’t permissible. Of course maintaining ties with a blood relative is not allowed if a he/she intentionally is ...
  • Are there any examples of Irfan in the Nahjul Balagha?
    4697 Practical 2010/08/17
    According to the Imams (a), Irfan is not divided into practical and theoretical. In the language that they used and in their life history, they did not consider practical Irfan any different from theoretical Irfan. This was because through practical Irfan they reached recognition of the realities and ...
  • What is the timing of fast, when does it start and when does it end?
    4706 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/08/29
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • How to cure our psychological obsession?
    2596 دستور العمل ها 2015/09/14
    Apart from the infallibles, other people might, at times, experience ebbs and flows, ups and downs in their beliefs and conviction. Thus they might doubt the existence of God or the genuineness of a divine injunction or start having disorders in their practices but they get back ...
  • Is it permissible to talk ill of a person who has done bad to others and destroyed their lives?
    2746 Practical 2011/06/01
    1. As for the definition of backbiting, we advise you to read Question 714 (site: 756) to know the conditions of backbiting and their exceptions.2. If the person in question is really hurting others, spoiling their lives and doing bad to them ...