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  • What color should one wear? What is the ruling on wearing black?
    18953 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/03/08
    Wearing different colors is a personal matter, as Islam has allowed Muslims to choose for themselves what colors they wear. However, some guidelines have been mentioned by the Prophet and the Imams in law books pertaining to certain colors. It has been narrated from Imam ...
  • What is the proper method of making one’s actions match his knowledge?
    3504 عمل صالح 2012/06/21
    According to fundamental Islamic teachings, knowledge is only beneficial when followed by good deeds and actions. However, we see that some scholars come short in regard to acting upon their knowledge. This can be a result of different reasons, just to name a few, the fact that ...
  • Since it is superstitious to do the chelle practice in order to conceive a child, which supplications and prayers do you recommend in this regard?
    2846 دستور العمل ها 2014/02/12
    Based on our research through hadith collections, we did not find any reference to the chelle practice for pregnancy. As for supplications for pregnancy, there are some points to be noted: 1-This world is a place of tests and tribulations, and everyone is tested in one way ...
  • Is conditional divorce effective?
    2992 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/06/21
    One of the conditions of the validity and effectiveness of the divorce formula is for it not to be made contingent upon any condition. Consequently, if the husband says “If Zayd comes you are divorced”[1] or “If the sun rises you are ...
  • Do Shia Muslims not go to Hell?
    10281 جبر یا اختیار و عدالت پروردگار 2012/08/04
    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 ...
  • Are the punishments for some sins harsher and greater by many folds than the punishments for some other sins?
    3463 Theoretical 2012/01/04
    It is inferred from the Holy Qur'an and traditions of the Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.) that there are different degrees of torments in hell, proportioned to the different degrees of sins on earth. The Quran considers associating partners with God (shirk) as the greatest sin. Also, God warns to punish the sinners ...
  • Can ordinary human beings be infallible or not?
    3967 Traditional 2010/12/21
    The word infallible (ma’sum) means protection, to be secured, safety from committing sins and forgetfulness. Infallibility has levels and stages from which the highest is reserved for Prophets and imams. According to the Qur’an and traditions it is specific just for them due to their roles as leaders ...
  • Why did it take God to create the world in six days instead of in a few moments? Why did God not create the world instantaneously?
    7518 Traditional 2011/09/22
    God's power is infinite. Whatever He desires to do, He does it, and whatever He does not desire to do, He does not do it. Nothing falls out of the premises of God's power and command. Without doubt, God's creation of the universe in six days or six stages does ...
  • What are the “Arsh” and “Kursiyy”?
    5905 Exegesis 2009/08/15
    With help from other Quranic verses and traditions of the imams, commentators of the Quran have presented several possible meanings for these terms. Some say the two are metaphorically referring to the same thing, which is the rank of Allah's (swt) command and governing of this world’s affairs.
  • Who are the Ahlul-Bayt?
    25172 Traditional 2007/05/24
    The Prophet of Islam’s (s) Ahlul-Bayt are the same as the people of the cloak: Prophet Muhammad (s), ‘Alī, Fātimah, Hassan, and Hussayn (a). The proof for this is numerous traditions narrated by Shia and Sunni scholars. These traditions are found in more than seventy famous Sunni and Shia sources.