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  • What is khums and what is it paid on?
    3773 آنچه خمس بدان تعلق می گیرد 2012/12/16
    Khums literally means “one-fifth or 20%”. In Islamic legal terminology, it means “one-fifth of certain items which a person earns by means of trade, industry, agricultural work, research or any other ways of earning, like, if he earns some money by working in a government department, and ...
  • What is the difference between Shia and Sunni?
    7123 Traditional 2010/12/06
    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 ...
  • Is it a sin to curse someone in one’s mind?
    5539 بدبینی و بدگمانی 2012/08/06
    Sins are sometimes committed outwardly and other times they may have and inner and intellectual aspects. When a person tells a lie or backbites someone or commits such prohibitions, he is said to have committed a sin in the outside world but when he associates someone with ...
  • Please explain for me the procedure of acquiring education in the Islamic Seminary (Hawzah) and in its stages?
    3316 Exalted scholars 2011/02/14
    To deal with all the questions in your message at length will definitely take a long time. However, a general answer to your question would be as follows: Acquiring education in all disciplines and fields is very important as it helps a person achieve perfection. If ...
  • Do all of the prophet’s (pbuh) words and sayings come from revelation?
    3877 Traditional 2009/06/22
    The experts have different viewpoints on this issue:Taking into consideration verses 3 and 4 of surah Najm[i], some believe that all of the prophet’s sayings and actions originate from revelation.Others believe that verse 4 of this surah has to do with Quranic verses ...
  • Is it possible to perform good deeds on behalf of our live parents?
    2959 Practical 2008/07/28
    Every person can do good deeds on behalf of others especially one’s parents. In such a case, not only will the reward of that deed go to the one that has been gifted the good deed, but the person doing the good ...
  • What is the Islamic law about having brotherly relationship with a non-Mahram without the intention of seeking sexual pleasure simply to know each other for marriage?
    2425 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/07/26
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):If it is without seeking pleasure and the two sides do not engage in emotional talks and it does not entail any evil either, there would be no problem in it by itself; otherwise, it is not ...
  • What is the meaning of Labbayk?
    9707 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/05/21
    Labbayk means to answer in the affirmative, to agree with and accept an invitation[1], an acceptance accompanied with honor, respect and praise. This term was originally "Labbayna" plus "Lak", and turned to "Labbayk" through combining the two words into one (Idghaam).[2] ...
  • Is there any problem in the art of sculpting and painting?
    6795 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/06/10
    According to the Holy Quran and other religious sources, a committed and undertaking art is one that steers man towards worship of the One God. If we go through written history, we shall find out that the arts of sculpting and painting have not been generally in ...
  • Why did Imam Ali (as) say nothing when Lady Fatimah (as) was bothered and offended?
    5797 History of Fiqh 2008/09/18
    There is no contradiction between Imam Ali (as) not defending Lady Fatimah (as) and her being offended and oppressed and between his courage and strength and being there when it all took place. The reason is that in such a situation, Imam Ali (as) had only two choices; ...