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  • What conditions make it obligatory for one to financially support one’s wife?
    3788 شرائط وجوب نفقه
    Financially supporting the wife becomes obligatory upon the husband when all the following conditions are met: The marriage contract is a permanent one The female meets the requirements for entering into wedlock (financially supporting a female child who does not meet the requirements for ...
  • What is the starting point for purifying the soul?
    5484 Practical
    Purification means to clean your soul of impurity. The Quran has mentioned purifying the soul in various verses but one should know that the basis and starting point of purification varies from person to person.  For a person that is not Muslim, the first essential step will be ...
  • Do Shia Muslims not go to Hell?
    11033 جبر یا اختیار و عدالت پروردگار
    The fact that some people are held responsible for their deeds and subjected to punishment in Hell and some are endowed with blessings and bounties is based on a principle which Allah has pointed out in some of the Quranic verses. God, the Almighty, rejects all kinds ...
  • Is it forbidden to use vanilla extract?
    11523 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):If the alcohol is not intoxicating and it is not in a liquid form either, it is halal.Office of Grand Ayatollah ...
  • What are the special fadhilat (prime) times of the five daily prayers?
    4745 Laws and Jurisprudence
    It is recommended that a person should offer the five daily prayers at their respective prescribed times. That is to say, each prayer should be offered at its special time of significance (fadhilat). It is not sufficient to observe as much a gap of ...
  • What does Islam say about Prophet Isa (pbuh) walking on water?
    13534 Traditional
    One of the ways for identifying prophets is through miracles; extraordinary actions that can't be taught or learned by normal people that others aren't capable of doing.[1]Prophet Isa (pbuh) had several miracles, namely: awakening the dead, curing those born blind and curing ...
  • Please count four of the Prophet’s miracles that have been mentioned in the Quran.
    7384 Exegesis
    An act that prophets do to prove their prophethood that normal individuals aren’t capable of doing is called a “miracle”.The Holy Quran is the greatest miracle of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). In the Quran, there are numerous verses that speak of and prove it being a miracle. In addition ...
  • How can we differentiate between a divine test and a divine punishment?
    9286 ثواب و عقاب
    Some of the calamities and hardship we endure in our lives are definitely a part of divine trial and tribulations that are aimed to make us choose our path and adopt our strategy and position against them.  Adopting a position will, in turn, lead to the ...
  • What is God’s reason for creating man?
    5094 Traditional
    a) His ability to create called for Him to create.b) The order of creation is one based on aim and wisdom.c) The ultimate goal and aim of creating all things, is the emergence of man; the reason being that everything has been created for his purpose and he ...
  • What do you mean by religious thought?
    3626 Traditional
    By “religious thought” we mean that form of thought which is concerned whit any of the problems of a religious nature within a particular religion, in the same sense that mathematical thought is the form of thought which deals with mathematical questions and solves mathematical problems. ...

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