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  • Does the knowledge of the imams, as portrayed by the Shias, contradict Khatamiyyah?
    4784 Modern
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  • Is there any objection to a person doing exercise with music? Are athletic actions with music considered to be dancing?
    10398 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Dancing and music are two separate topics each having its specific rules. That is to say, if a person dances with music, he commits two ḥarām actions. Most grand jurists forbid music which is frivolous, licentious and appropriate for gatherings of amusement and entertainment. Some ...
  • What is the Islamic law about taking loans from non-Muslim banks?
    6886 Laws and Jurisprudence
    "Taking out a loan does not require permission of a qualified Mujtahid (hākim shar'a) even if it is from a government bank. The contract of taking a loan is valid, though it may be based on interest. However, if it is an interest-based loan, it is haram to ...
  • Is a divorce done by SMS permissible?
    6412 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The divorce process, in Islam, beholds a number of prerequisites.Conditions attributed to the man (who executes the divorce) include:1.       sanity (ought not be insane)2.       pubescent (can’t be a child or infant)
  • What is meant by the Makr of Allah that has been mentioned in the Quran?
    12465 Exegesis
    “Makr” means to devise for good or evil and this is why it is described by the word “السَّیئ” (bad/evil) in the Quran.Allah’s Makr: The many verses that attribute “Makr” to Allah refer to his supreme direction and regulation of matters.  Since he is the ...
  • What is the meaning of the word "Allah"?
    8096 Traditional
    The word "Allah" which is translated into God is a particular and the most comprehensive name of God. Hazrat Ali (a.s.) explaining the meaning of "Allah" said, "Allah means the worshipped one, by Whom people are bewildered, and to Whom they are submissive. Allah is ...
  • Who are Ismailiyah (Bohra) sect and what are their beliefs?
    2678 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 ...
  • Does Imam Mahdi (aj) have a spouse and children?
    20393 Traditional
    Although it is possible for the imam (as) to have a spouse and children, and such a matter is in no way in conflict with his occultation, nevertheless, there isn't any substantial hadithic reasoning that proves anything regarding this subject. It can be said that just as how ...
  • Does spending the expenses of Hajj and Umrah on charity, have the reward of Hajj and Umrah?
    7642 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Hajj to the ‘House of God’ is obligatory to people who have the means once in their lifetimes. Not doing this obligatory action (wajib) has no excuse, just like other obligatory actions. Now in relation to the whole of recommended actions (mustahabaat), such as a mustahab Hajj or ...
  • Where does the domino effect of mutanajjis items stop?
    7166 انتقال نجاست
    Grand Aytollah Khamenei's view about a mutanajjis (an item which has come into contact with an essential impurity) as to how many intermediaries are required in the number of transmission of impurity in order for us to consider something as either impure or impure, is as under: ...