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  • Are the prayers of someone who would masturbate without making a Janabat Ghusl correct if they were not aware of the ruling?
    5958 Laws and Jurisprudence
    No, his previous salats will be deemed void and he ought to compensate for those salats which were executed whilst in a stae of janabah. Being purified from states of hadath (state of impurity which is removed, in this case, by means of ghusl) is a prerequisite vis-à-vis the salat’s ...
  • What is the proper method of making one’s actions match his knowledge?
    3734 عمل صالح
    According to fundamental Islamic teachings, knowledge is only beneficial when followed by good deeds and actions. However, we see that some scholars come short in regard to acting upon their knowledge. This can be a result of different reasons, just to name a few, the fact that ...
  • What is the penalty for purposely breaking the fast in Ramadhan?
    4510 Laws and Jurisprudence
    One whom fasting has been made obligatory upon in the holy month of Ramadhan (one who bears all the conditions), yet doesn’t intend on fasting doesn’t have any punishment/penalty, unless he/she executes this intention and practically doesn’t fast, or breaks the fast (of course, one ...
  • Is it permissible for a man to drink his wife’s milk?
    9390 موارد غیر متعارف
    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.
  • Why do dhuhr and asr prayers have to be recited silently, while the same doesn’t go with other prayers?
    7405 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    The main reason why we pray these two prayers in a low voice is that it is the tradition of the prophet (pbuh) and that he used to pray this way and has ordered us to pray exactly like him. Of course some reasons have been mentioned for this ...
  • What is the Islamic law about overpowering jinn, spirits and devils?
    7669 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Getting help from the spirits, jinns and devils and scientific and practical communication with them are said to be magic in the etymological and jurisprudential technical terms.[i] According to Quranic, jurisprudential and traditional evidence, sorcery or magic is not in the interest of a ...
  • I needed some information on the Ithna’Ashari sect in West Africa.
    3451 Modern
    We apologize for the delay in responding to you. Information like that which you are looking for can only be found in specific centers, and although our researchers tried their best, they weren’t able to get the desired results for your request. At the same time, we will introduce some ...
  • What is the difference between Shia and Sunni?
    8245 Traditional
    Although such a topic requires extensive discussion, we shall briefly mention, in two stages (beliefs and laws), those of the Shiite views which are opposed by Sunnis or a group of them:A) Beliefs: Shia holds that God’s ...
  • What does it mean to do liwat?
    17379 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Liwat takes place when the glans is inserted into the anus of another man[1]; this sin is one of the greatest sins which the Quran introduces as the sin the people of Prophet Lut (pbuh) that brought about their punishment and annihilation from God.[2] ...
  • What were the main causes of the crusades?
    16396 تاريخ بزرگان
    The Crusades were a series of military attacks launched by Western Europe on Muslims and the Islamic world from 1095 to 1291. These wars which were sanctioned by Christian leadership and the Catholic Church, took place between followers of two big and powerful religions in a very ...