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  • What is bid’ah and what are its related rulings?
    4742 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Bid’ah literally refers to anything new and unprecedented and in Islamic terms, means to relate something to religion that really doesn’t belong to it. Bid’ah is one of the kaba’ir or great sins. Nevertheless, it isn't permissible to destroy their property without the Islamic government’s ...
  • Is the network marketing of Tahitian Noni juice permissible?
    5606 Laws and Jurisprudence
    If your question is about the ruling on marketing this drink as a result of it being halal or haram itself, this is the answer the maraje’ have given to your inquiry:The office of the Grand Ayatullah Khamenei:It is permissible per se.The office of the Grand Ayatullah ...
  • What are the outcomes and consequent rulings of liwat?
    8066 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The ugly act of liwat is one of the greatest sins which the Quran introduces as the sin the people of Prophet Lut (pbuh) that brought about their punishment and annihilation from God.[1] This sin entails two types of outcomes; one is taklifi (has to ...
  • What is the Quranic perspective about the People of the Book?
    4893 Exegesis
    The Quran, like many other eloquent speeches, have organized its words on the basis of their audience's needs. In this connection, the personality, conducts, belief etc. of the audience have been taken into consideration. The Holy Quran has addressed the People of the Book in the same ...
  • “When was “hasten his reappearance” added to ‘salawat’ (greetings) and what was the reason behind it?
    2337 صلوات بر محمد و آل محمد
    An inquiry into the traditions reveals that the phrase “hasten his reappearance” or “may Allah hasten their reappearance” was added to salawat in the time of the Holy Prophet (S) and pure Imams (AS). Here are a few reports to mention: 1. In a supplication named “Dua-e ...
  • According to Islam is it permissible for women to drive?
    20219 Laws and Jurisprudence
              The ruling for women driving must be derived from other laws and principals; meaning that we do not have a direct ruling on women driving in the Quran or Sunnah, because it is a ...
  • Is it permissible to cut your nails at night time? If it is abominable to cut them, what is the reason?
    18604 Laws and Jurisprudence
    One of the recommended acts which Islam has emphasized upon is cutting of nails in whatever manner or way it may be. Cutting of nails on Friday is better and it is also better to start cutting the nails with the left hand little finger and finish ...
  • what is dignity? How can it be achieved? And what status do dignified people posses before God?
    2249 انسان شناسی
    Dignity can be defined as the act of avoiding the degradation of oneself and baseness and a magnanimous man is the one who is free from all the indecencies. Indecency (antonym for dignity) equals degradation and humiliation and one has to equip oneself with the weapon ...
  • What is the position of Islam on democracy?
    6325 System
    Democracy is a method of organizing society and respecting the majority vote while maintaining individual and civil rights.Although the majority is not necessarily always right[i], the majority can be determining[ii] and can accomplish ...
  • Who are Ismailiyah (Bohra) sect and what are their beliefs?
    2345 فرقه های منشعب از شیعه
    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 ...

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