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  • What is the meaning of God’s devising?
    3355 Exegesis 2012/02/15
    Imam Rida (AS) was asked about the attribution of deceit and ridicule to Allah, which the Quran has mentioned, his excellency replied: “Allah Almighty neither ridicules nor deceives or devises against anyone; what He does is requite ridicule, devising and deceit.” ...
  • Why hasn’t Imam Ali (a.s.) been mentioned in the Holy Quran?
    62259 Exegesis 2008/05/11
    One should be aware that although the imam’s names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, haven’t been mentioned in the Quran, nevertheless, their names, )especially Imam Ali’s(, can be found in the Prophet’s sayings. One very good example is the hadith of Ghadir which is considered the official announcement of the appointment of ...
  • How to cure our psychological obsession?
    2664 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 ...
  • Why does God, Who is the most Merciful of the merciful ones, recommend so extreme punishments such as retaliation, cutting of hands or other excessive violence?
    4232 بیشتر بدانیم 2012/08/04
    According to the verses and narrations, God is Compassionate and Merciful and He also has the qualities of anger and indignation. That is, He is both All-Forgiving and severe in punishment, He is the most Merciful of the merciful ones (arham al-rahemeen) and very exacting at the ...
  • Is it mandatory to pause a little after recitation, before going to ruku’? What is the ruling of the qiyam connected to ruku’?
    3149 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/04/20
    Some of the Maraje’ taqlid’s viewpoints regarding the short pause after recitation and the qiyam connected to ruku’, are as follows:The office of the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may God grant him a long life):1. Pausing is not mandatory and saying the mustahab takbir isn’t wajib either.2. The qiyam ...
  • Is it permissible for men to listen to a woman’s singing?
    5113 کلیات 2013/01/24
    As you have rightly mentioned, men are different from women in a lot of ways. For this reason, different rules have been legislated for each group. When it comes to a woman reciting eulogies and narrating the sad stories of the infallibles, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei says: “If ...
  • Why do Shiite Muslims, who worship the One God, prostrate on a stone towards the Ka'bah?
    3786 Traditional 2011/02/12
    Shiite Muslims are monotheists and they worship the One God and prostrate only for Him. However, according to Islam, there are certain conditions for Sajdah in the prayers. One of those conditions is that the Sajdah should be performed in the direction of Qibla (Ka'bah) and the forehead should ...
  • Did Umar scold and punish Abu-Hurairah as a result of him forging hadiths?
    17106 Science of narrators 2008/07/02
    Bukhari, Muslim, Dhahabi, Imam Abu Ja’far Iskafi, Muttaqi Hindi and others have reported that the second khalifah, whipped Abu-Hurairah as a result of him going too far in forging hadiths from the Prophet (pbuh) and strongly prohibited him from narrating any more till the end of his reign.The reason ...
  • How divorce is granted?
    3135 طلاق 2014/10/15
    1. Divorce is a one-sided contract (which is one of the unilateral obligations "iqa'at") and it is carried out by the husband unilaterally even though the woman may not consent to it." Therefore, a man can divorce his wife one-sidedly in accordance with the rules prescribed by ...
  • According to Islam is it permissible for women to drive?
    15662 Laws and Jurisprudence 2006/11/22
              The ruling for women driving must be derived from other laws and principals; meaning that we do not have a direct ruling on women driving in the Quran or Sunnah, because it is a ...

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