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  • Is it necessary to take part in all the secular school programs?
    3656 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani (may Allah grant him long life):Taking part in such activities is a matter of precaution. [That is, you should exercise precaution by not taking part in those programs.]Office of Grand Ayatollah ...
  • What is the ruling on working in places in which the income there is mostly haram?
    4343 Laws and Jurisprudence
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Why do jurisprudents and theologians oppose the notion of wahdat al-wujud?
    6317 وحدت وجود
    1. The notion of 'wahdat al-wujud' [Unity of Being] is a monistic understanding of tawheed, the doctrine of oneness of God. It is considered one of the most fundamental concepts in mysticism and in mystical schools especially that of Ibn Arabi. According to this principle, existence [wujud] ...
  • Is masturbation a cardinal sin? What are the ways to avoid it?
    13912 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Self-satisfaction which is called masturbation is a cardinal sin and haram [i] and there is a heavy punishment for that. The best way to avoid masturbation is to get married (permanently or temporarily) under special conditions stipulated in religious articles. If ...
  • What is the Islamic law about giving walima (banquet) in general and marriage banquet in particular?
    7153 Practical
    One of the recommended Islamic traditions is feeding one's brethren in faith. Imam Sadiq (a) says:"إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَکَ وَ تَعَالَى یُحِبُّ إِهْرَاقَ الدِّمَاءِ وَ إِطْعَامَ الطَّعَامِ"
  • Are the Imams witnessing our actions?
    4244 Traditional
    The Quranic verses and also narrations (revayāt) indicate that the Imams (a.s.) are aware of our actions throughout the day and night, and that our deeds are presented to them. As for why one Imam gives advice to another Imam, ...
  • Can I perform two Umrah pilgrimages in one month?
    3827 گوناگون
    Umrah is an act of worship which is performed usually either as Mufradah or Umrah of Tamattu'. These are names of two different pilgrimages performed on different occasions. It has been said by religious authorities and grand jurisprudents that it is recommended to repeat an umrah pilgrimage ...
  • What are the political thoughts of Imam Khomeini?
    7352 اندیشه های امام خمینی (ره)
    The political thoughts of Imam Khomeini (blessed be his soul) are a part of his macro ideas being influenced by different aspects of his thought. Given the fact that Imam Khomeini is a multi-dimensional personality who authored numerous works in mysticism, jurisprudence, philosophy, theology and politics and ...
  • Is it permissible to steal from non-Muslims?
    20586 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The following responses were gathered from offices of Legal Authorities: Usurpation and forcible acquisition of the property of non-Muslims in non-Muslim countries is not permissible, if they are not ...
  • How can the dominance of men over women in the family that the Quran mentions be justified?
    9242 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Verse 34 of surah Nisa, “الرجال قوامون علی النساء” doesn’t say that men are dominant over women and can be forceful to them; what it is really saying, as word experts and commentators of the Quran have said, is that men are the guardians and protectors of women. ...

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