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  • Can you please explain why it is haram to marry the wives of the prophet after his demise?
    6725 Laws and Jurisprudence
    According to verse 6 of surah Ahzab, the wives of the prophet (pbuh) are like the mothers of the believers and have the ruling of their mothers. Consequently, marrying them is haram. Numerous reasons have been mentioned for such, for instance, so that the hypocrites ...
  • What is the role of women during the reign and in the government of Imam Mahdi (as)?
    6991 System
    In addition to the great changes the world has gone through since the time of Prophet Muhammad’s prophethood till today, the role, importance and rank of women has also entered a new stage in which can never be compared to the past. In different societies, before the dawn of Islam, ...
  • What is the role of mediators in getting nearness to God?
    7450 Traditional
    The word "Wasilah" (means) has a wide range of meanings which include anything or any action that helps get nearer to Almighty God. In view of the fact that the universe has been created on the basis of the intricate system of cause and effect, causes ...
  • Is it permissible for a person to give Khums to his own son who is a religious student?
    4661 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):You should pay Khums dues to Wali Amr (guardian of the affairs of Muslims) or his authorized representative. Spending Khums for whatever purpose requires special permission.Office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani (may Allah grant him long ...
  • Is it possible to see God? If so, then how?
    6877 Traditional
    According to both Islamic sources and the intellect, God cannot be seen by the physical eye neither in this life nor in the next. However He can be seen through the eyes of the heart. Up to each given individual’s capacity, after purifying their souls, and engaging in prayers and ...
  • What color should one wear? What is the ruling on wearing black?
    27186 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Wearing different colors is a personal matter, as Islam has allowed Muslims to choose for themselves what colors they wear. However, some guidelines have been mentioned by the Prophet and the Imams in law books pertaining to certain colors. It has been narrated from Imam ...
  • Do all of the prophet’s (pbuh) words and sayings come from revelation?
    6896 Traditional
    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 ...
  • Can you explain how one can reach the “nafsul-amr” religion?
    5416 Philosophy of Religion
    There are three ways for reaching the nafsul-amr religion:1- Revelation2- Narration3- IntellectNormal people can only reach true religion using the second and third method, while special people can also reach it via the first. ...
  • Please mention a verse of the Quran or a tradition that proves ijtihād?
    5170 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Ijtihād as a jurisprudential term means a scholastic effort in order to derive a religious ruling from the sources (Quran, traditions, and intellect) – this has been emphasized and advised in the Quran and in traditions from the pure Imāms. Allah, in ...