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  • What difference does Wilayah and the system of Wilayah have with a monarchial system?
    2729 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/09/22
    There exist fundamental differences between a Wilayi system of government and a monarchial system of government. These differences can be broken down into the following summary points:A- In terms of their legitimacy, Wilayi systems derive their authority from God, while monarchial systems derive their authority from the ...
  • Why aren’t the imams able to protect their shrines from terrorist attacks?
    4019 Traditional 2008/08/21
    In addition to Wilayah Tashri’i (legislative authority of making things haram or halal), Allah (swt) has given the Prophet (pbuh) and imams (as) Wilayah Takwini (the authority and power of making changes in our material world eg. splitting the moon). They have the ability to make any changes ...
  • Do tattoos affect wudhu, ghusl and Hajj acts?
    9110 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/08/29
    Most of the grand jurists have said in regards to having tattoos: If tattoos are mere color or they are done under the skin and there is no substance on the skin to prevent water from reaching the skin, wudhu, ghusl and prayer are in order.
  • If I am poor, do I have to pay Zakat as well? Can Zakat be given to a poor friend? Can Zakat be given to a non-Muslim?
    3283 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/11/25
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  • What good deeds can we do that the dead will receive its reward?
    3639 کهنسالی و مرگ 2012/10/20
    By having patience when calamities befall us and pondering and thinking about the fact that everyone will leave this world someday, one can make the situation of losing a loved one easier to adapt to. Some of the mustahaab acts that can be done for the dead are ...
  • Is it okay to smoke while fasting?
    4321 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/22
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  • Is Zoroastrianism a divine faith?
    5204 Traditional 2009/09/23
    Based on the hymns of Gatha, the actual nature of Zoroaster is divine, nevertheless, Avesta’s famous teachings show signs of polytheism, making it an undivine faith. These signs have actually been innovated by later Zoroastrians known as the Manis into the faith. Though it is a religion bearing ...
  • What is the Islamic law about smiling at a non-mahram while to talking to her?
    3140 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/03
    If one smiles at a non-mahram or jokes with her with the intention of deriving sexual pleasure or if it entails evil or it is feared that he might fall into a sin, it is not permissible and it is a matter of objection.Grand religious authorities have said in ...
  • What is the ruling of committing sin under compulstion?
    2733 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/05/08
    According to religious teachings, religious duties are contingent upon one’s free will and choice, meaning that if one does something out of free will, he will deserve to be rewarded or punished. It is on this basis that one of the cases of exemption from ...
  • Do Shiite scholars consider Sulaym bin Qays\' book as authentic and reliable or not?
    3717 Science of narrators 2015/09/14
    Sulaym bin Qays Helali Koofi is known for the book he has left behind, a book which has given rise to different controversies over the centuries with a great many scholars talking for and against it. Generally, the viewpoints about Sulaym's book can be categorized into three ...

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