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  • Please explain the meanings of the names and attributes of Allah (swt).
    3266 Theoretical 2009/11/25
    The Holy Quran says: “The most beautiful names belong to Allah: So call on Him by them”[1] There are many names for Allah (swt) and most of them are mentioned in the dua of Jawshan Kabir. Each of these names points to one ...
  • Is it permissible for women in America to not wear hijab if they are afriad of being targeted as terrorists or being bothered by people?
    3452 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/08/18
    These answers have been received by the offices of some grand ayatullahs so far on your question:The office of Ayatullah Khamenei:In the case of your question it isn’t permissible.The office of Ayatullah Makarem Shirazi:These issues aren’t an acceptable excuse for not observing the hijab. ...
  • If the existing Christianity has been altered and God calls them as infidels, why does He heal their sick ones and gives attention to them?
    2979 Traditional 2012/03/03
    The fact that God, the Glorified, heals the sickness of Christians and gives attention to them is because of His common and encompassing grace and compassion which includes all humans. He heals their sicknesses and provides food to sustain them so that they may be guided in the right path, ...
  • Is it true that when the Dajjal appears, all his followers are lovers of Uthman?
    4074 Traditional 2009/07/19
    After analyzing Shia and Sunni sources, one comes to the conclusion that such a hadith with the following wordage: “إن خرج الدجال تبعه من کان یحب عثمان” has only been narrated by Zayd ibn Wahab in the rijali book Mizanul-I’tidal. Although this narrator is considered a ...
  • What is the limit of freedom in Islam and Shi’ism?
    4002 Traditional 2010/10/13
    Depending on the contexts, freedom has different meanings and the limits of freedom are different with the difference of its meanings:1- Freedom in the sense of existential independence, something exclusive to an absolute being and to God, the Exalted who ...
  • Is the prayer performed in the Imams' shrine right? Though the grave is in the direction of the prayer?
    5558 Exegesis 2011/12/21
    Considering the verse mentioned at the surface level, we deduce that it is permissible to build mosques over graves. In the exegesis of the Quran, it is mentioned that a mosque has been built over the cemetery of the people in the cave (Al-Kahf).In the related tradition, there is ...
  • What is the tafsir (interpretation) of Surah At-Tin?
    9467 Exegesis 2013/12/01
    In Sura At-Tin, God swears by four things whereupon He says that He created man in the best mould or stature. However, the same man [insane] who enjoys all the blessings and capacities is reduced to the lowest of the low. The only way out for him ...
  • What is Shirk?
    26704 Traditional 2007/01/21
    Literally, shirk means to allocate; technically, in Quranic terminology, shirk – in contrast to hanif – signifies the process of allocating someone/thing as the Almighty Allah’s partner or equal. Hanif means being inclined towards righteousness and moderation; hence, the term has been coined onto those who have disassociated themselves from ...
  • Can a Muslim go in a church and offer prayers there?
    3264 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/31
    There is no problem in going inside a church except for when he who goes there is a well-known figure whose going to church leads to promotion of the church or when it is feared that he might be ideologically influenced and get misled in which case the ...
  • What are the legal obligations of a wife towards her husband?
    12133 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/12/21
    The sustainability, continuity and stability of a marital life depend on love, understanding and respect for mutual rights.  In order for the family, which is small social unit, to be solidified and strengthened, the religion of Islam has made an arrangement in a way such that it has ...