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  • Is it permissible for men to wear white gold?
    8893 Laws and Jurisprudence
    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, ...
  • Can one do Istikharah for marriage?
    4081 Practical
    Marriage has been one of the most important issues and foundations of human societiy since the beginning of human life on earth. Obviously such a critical issue should be dealt with wisely and with knowledge because it is the starting point of a new family. Marriage entails a ...
  • Is it true that the Messenger of Allah (S) once missed his Dawn Prayers?
    3038 عصمت
    This issue is among jurisprudential topics and has also something to do with theological themes. There are reports and narrations transmitted in this regard but jurisprudents are not unanimous about them and they do not have a united view point in this regard. Some are of the ...
  • What is the Islamic point of view about exaggeration and overstatement?
    3337 گناه و رذائل اخلاقی
    Lying is considered to be one of the greater sins as it is among the indecent acts.[1] In the sayings of the Ahlul-Bayt (AS), lying has been termed as the key to sins and evils. [2] Nevertheless, there are exceptions where ...
  • What is the Islamic law about chocolates or other products containing alcohol or gelatin?
    5781 Laws and Jurisprudence
    We forwarded the above question to the offices of some of the grand jurists and the answers which we have received are as under: Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): Generally speaking, the alcohol which ...
  • What is Musharakah?
    3878 Laws and Jurisprudence
    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 ...
  • What is the meaning of self-consciousness according to the Holy Quran?
    6170 انسان شناسی
    According to the Quran, self-consciousness means realization of one's own self through nourishing or nurturing and reviving one's own inner and inborn talents and potentialities followed by a profound understanding of the realities of the universe and divine attributes. Self-consciousness has various degrees and it is of ...
  • Are the prayers of someone who would masturbate without making a Janabat Ghusl correct if they were not aware of the ruling?
    6282 Laws and Jurisprudence
    No, his previous salats will be deemed void and he ought to compensate for those salats which were executed whilst in a stae of janabah. Being purified from states of hadath (state of impurity which is removed, in this case, by means of ghusl) is a prerequisite vis-à-vis the salat’s ...
  • What happened to the Prophet's daughter after his demise?
    4347 تاريخ بزرگان
    There are many ahadith and much that can be said in regard to what took place for Lady Fatimah after the Prophet's demise, but we will only examine one hadith from Sahih Bukhari, the most reliable source of Sunnis, in the detailed answer. ...
  • When did the epithet of "Ummul Momineen" come into being?
    5581 Exegesis
    The title "Mother of the Believers" (Ummul Momineen) was first used in the time of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) following the revelation of the sixth verse of Chapter al-Ahzab concerning the Prophet's wives and their relation to the believers. According to the verse, the Prophet's wives are the ...