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  • What is the precise meaning of mockery? Do caricatures qualify as ridicule as well?
    5262 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/15
    Most philologists and interpreters of the Holy Quran consider istihza (ridicule) and tamaskhur (mock) to have the same meaning. The meaning of this term is to humiliate someone and bring their dignity and degree down, or to demean the value of foundational humanitarian and ...
  • What is the meaning of being infallible?
    3892 Traditional 2008/05/11
    Allamah Tabatabai states: "Infallibility" means the presence of a quality in the infallible person that protects him or her from doing what is not permissible (e.g. sin or error)".[1] It should be noted that from his viewpoint God's prophets (and all of the ...
  • What is E'tikaf?
    3505 Theoretical 2011/07/07
    Literally, E'tikaf (cleave to a mosque) means to stay or remain at a place or to cleave to smething. E'tikaf in Islamic law is a pious practice consisting of a period of retreat at a sacred place for the purpose of seeking proximity and nearness ...
  • Is it permissible to change a lavatory into a mosque?
    1426 احکام مساجد و مکانهای مقدس 2015/05/03
    If the land of a lavatory has not been endowed to be used as toilet, it is permissible to annex it to the mosque to be used by people who come to offer their prayers in the mosque. However, if it is used endowed to be used ...
  • Is there a correspondence between different acts of worship and the rewards Allah has promised for them?
    2844 Traditional 2010/12/21
    Promising such rewards does not contradict Allah's justice and doesn’t negate the correspondence between acts and rewards; because if justice means to place everything in its appropriate position, which means that there should be a correspondence between acts and rewards, regarding the examples mentioned, there ...
  • Why do Muslims believe that Jews are cursed?
    7175 Contextual study 2010/09/04
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • There is a hadith that says: “The believers should encounter each other with cheerful faces”, is this true about the husband and wife as well?
    2638 Practical 2011/05/08
    One of the characteristics that hadiths have mentioned about a believer, is that when encountering others, they should have cheerful faces and conceal their sorrow; this characteristic brings about inclination and friendship and warmth. It is noteworthy that this matter is different when it comes ...
  • I would like to know the viewpoint of the maraje’ on organ donation.
    4675 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/22
    These are the responses we received from the offices of the maraje’:The office of the Grand Ayatullah Khamenei:If the organs of the donors are used for the cure of other patients, but quicken their death, it is impermissible, other than that, if the surgery is done with ...
  • What advice does Ayatollah Khomenehie give to the Muslims in America?
    3086 Modern 2007/02/10
    Asalaamu Alaikum,Other than the topics which he has conveyed in his public announcements (which are available on his website[1]) the Supreme Leader has not expressed anything ...
  • What is God’s reason for creating man?
    3741 Traditional 2008/11/22
    a) His ability to create called for Him to create.b) The order of creation is one based on aim and wisdom.c) The ultimate goal and aim of creating all things, is the emergence of man; the reason being that everything has been created for his purpose and he ...