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  • What is the theological basis of Mahdiism?
    3605 Traditional 2008/10/22
    The necessity of Allah’s (swt) grace, the existence of a khalifatullah and vicegerent of Allah (swt) and his protection from any calamities and bad incidents can be counted as a portion of the theological basis of Mahdiism. ...
  • Can a major sin be forgiven?
    5887 Practical 2010/12/21
    A major sin is one that being punished in hell is promised to its committer in the Quran or ahadith. (There are also other criteria for a sin being a major one). Also minor sins turn into major sins when committed repeatedly (when insisted on ...
  • Do the Holy Prophet’s parents enter Paradise?
    7225 Traditional 2012/06/19
    Based on the verses of the Holy Quran, belief in God and good deeds are generally the most important requirements for entering Paradise. Shia scholars and also a number of Sunni sects believe that the Holy Prophet's parents and ancestors were monotheists and good doers. Shaykh ...
  • Can one take narcotics during the holy month of Ramadan to be able to wake at dawn?
    3353 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/04/17
    1. Generally speaking, anything that has a considerable harm for the body is haram to consume.[1] Considering the substantial individual and societal harms of drugs, they are haram.[2] Therefore, you shouldn’t be using such things, although they ...
  • Do we have more than one “nafsul-amr” religion?
    3443 Philosophy of Religion 2008/10/12
    Both what our minds and intellects and what the Quran and hadiths say are good proof that all humans are common in the “gem of humanity” that they possess (meaning that they have the potential of reaching high stages of nearness to God and perfection). Therefore, the “nafsul-amr” ...
  • Is it permissible for men to wear white gold?
    7306 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/04
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):If a metal is called white gold, it is in fact the yellow gold which becomes white when a white metal is blended with it; therefore it is haram. In case, ...
  • Did Umar scold and punish Abu-Hurairah as a result of him forging hadiths?
    17954 Science of narrators 2008/07/02
    Bukhari, Muslim, Dhahabi, Imam Abu Ja’far Iskafi, Muttaqi Hindi and others have reported that the second khalifah, whipped Abu-Hurairah as a result of him going too far in forging hadiths from the Prophet (pbuh) and strongly prohibited him from narrating any more till the end of his reign.The reason ...
  • What is the ruling on listening to modern revolutionary rap music?
    7459 Fiqh 2006/11/26
    Hazrat Grand Ayatollah Khamenehie:Any type of mutrib[1] music which befits carouse gatherings is haram.  Hazrat Grand ...
  • What are the proofs behind the faith of Abu Talib?
    6298 تاريخ بزرگان 2010/08/01
    Abu Talib, the father of Imam Ali (a) is among the many individuals who have been persecuted through distortions and alterations in the books of history. The only reason for this persecution is that he was the father of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a), ...
  • Does a virgin girl need to get her father’s permission for marriage?
    3418 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/20
    The maraje’ consider the permission of the father or paternal grandfather [in the case of her not having a father] of a virgin girl necessary for her marriage[1].[2] The baligh virgin girl who can distinguish between what is ...

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