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  • What is Islam’s view on shaking hands with a non-mahram man or woman?
    4582 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/01/19
    What is clear and for sure is that one’s encounter with a non-mahram must be in a way that there is no sin or fear of sin involved.[1]As far as physical contact between a non-mahram man and woman and shaking hands goes, ...
  • What is the Islamic law concerning eating food with Hindus and eating foodstuffs like crab, different kinds of fish, Indian snack etc.?
    12885 Practical 2010/11/09
    As per the fatwa of all grand jurists, all non-believers including Hindus are ritually impure. Supreme Leader, grand Ayatollah Khamenei and a few other prominent jurists are of the view that non-Muslims excluding the People of the Book (Christian, Jews, etc.) are impure. Likewise, the animals (sheep, ...
  • What are the benefits of having an "absent" imam in occultation?
    3705 Traditional 2009/05/17
    Although the existence of an infallible imam entails many benefits, but an imam in occultation also has its own numerous benefits which can be summed up in the following:1- Being the mediator between us and Allah's (swt) divine grace2- The people making use of his existence3- Aid and ...
  • How can one cleanse himself from sin?
    6564 Practical 2007/03/15
                There are many ways to receive forgiveness and pardon. We will mention a few of them here:
  • Please explain what a human Shaytan is.
    7677 Traditional 2011/04/20
    “Shaytan” is a general term that refers to any deviating, misguiding and disobedient creature, whether it is human or not. In the Quran, this term has not been used for a specific creature, in fact it has even been used for humans that are ...
  • What is Musharakah?
    3519 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/07/19
    In Islamic fiqh, the term musharakah is used for two meanings:1- For two or more people to have a joint ownership regarding anything that can be owned (let it be wealth, assets or even a right). One of the binding rulings regarding this type of ownership ...
  • Which type of love, out of the many, is correct according to Islam?
    5509 Theoretical 2007/06/11
    Philosophers and Gnostics have divided love into various categories; however as a general division they have divided love into two types:1. True love which is the love for Allah, His attributes, and His actions.2. Metaphorical love which is applied to many things. It can ...
  • Is it haram to look at or research magic?
    5774 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/23
    In Islam, learning, teaching, and or getting paid to do magic is unlawful and haram. However if learning magic or witchcraft is for the purpose of nullifying it then it is not haram. Therefore watching the actions of magicians ...
  • What is the ruling on not knowing how many days one has to make up for his fasts?
    4043 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/10/20
    1- If one is not sure whether or not he has missed prayers, he does not have to make up for any.[1] However, if he is sure that he has missed prayers, but he is not sure how many he has (and cannot guess either), ...
  • How can perfection be attained?
    3368 Practical 2011/08/15
    This topic needs to be discussed in three parts.1. Definition of Kamal (Perfection) and How It Differs from Tamam (Completion) and ProgressCompletion applies when speaking about the parts of a thing, as in the case where a thing is composed ...