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  • What is the ruling on bank interest in non-Muslim countries?
    6240 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/01/17
    Concerning bank transactions in non-Islamic countries, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s verdict reads as follows:“Paying interest (usury [riba]) is haram (forbidden) i.e. borrowing money from a bank on the condition that one ought to repay an extra amount in excess of the originally borrowed sum is deemed haram save ...
  • Who are Ismailiyah (Bohra) sect and what are their beliefs?
    288 فرقه های منشعب از شیعه 2018/10/22
    Ismail, Imam Sadiq”s (PBUH) elder son, who undoubtedly has a high status, passed away during Imam Sadiq”s (PBUH) lifetime and was shrouded and buried by his command. Ismail”s grave is now in Baqi” cemetery in Medina.[1] 2-Imam Ja”far Sadiq (PBUH) introduced his son Musa ...
  • Was the Prophet of Islam (S) a prophet at birth?
    273 وحی، نبوت و عصمت 2018/10/22
    The prophethood of the Prophet of Islam (S) can be considered as having two aspects: 1. The first aspect of prophethood is tantamount to prophetic mission and the beginning of a procedure which involved promulgation and propagation of the religion as well as the establishment of the ...
  • What are the ways of strengthening one’s God seeking nature?
    2967 Practical 2011/10/23
    The meaning behind the term of one’s God seeking faculty is that same internal (fitri) inclination and drive towards God the most high. This sense or faculty is a sort of inner call and its source originates in one’s inner nature (called the Fitrah in Islamic lexicon).The ...
  • Why is it not permissible for girls to shape their eyebrows?
    3045 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/08
    The ruling of the grand jurists about girls removing or shaping their eyebrows is as follows:All grand jurists: There is no problem in it per se (although it is not befitting of girls to do so), and in case they shape their eyebrows, they should cover ...
  • Which supplications are ones that are quickly answered and give one what he/she is asking for without much delay?
    11189 Practical 2009/12/16
    Many supplications or duas have been narrated by the infallible imams (as) that have been answered and are considered of those that are quickly answered; here we will only list them without mentioning their texts:1- The dua of Tawassul2- The dua of Faraj3- The dua ...
  • Please mention a verse of the Quran or a tradition that proves ijtihād?
    3270 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/04/18
    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 ...
  • How do we interpret the attributes just, most compassionate and one for God?
    2925 پروردگار. نامها و ویژگی ها 2012/10/20
    Justice means to place everything in its appropriate place. This said, divine justice can have two types. First: takwini justice which means that every existing being including the skies and earth are based on justice (and that there is a special balance between the different parts). Second: tashri’i ...
  • What is the Mus’haf of Fatimah? Did the prophet and his household know about this book?
    4143 Traditional 2011/04/20
    The Mus’haf of Fatimah is the name of a book that was written by Imam Ali during Lady Fatimah's lifetime. The content of this book was communicated to Lady Fatimah through the special angel Gabriel. This book consists of future prophecies, the secrets of the Prophet's household and ...
  • What is the meaning of God’s devising?
    3317 Exegesis 2012/02/15
    Imam Rida (AS) was asked about the attribution of deceit and ridicule to Allah, which the Quran has mentioned, his excellency replied: “Allah Almighty neither ridicules nor deceives or devises against anyone; what He does is requite ridicule, devising and deceit.” ...

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