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  • Is a woman who becomes a man\'s second wife sinful?
    2475 چند همسری 2013/10/03
    1. As you know remarriage is an issue legislated and recognized as permissible by Islamic Shari'ah. There is no doubt about it as the Quran states: «فَانْكِحُوا ما طابَ لَكُمْ مِنَ النِّساءِ مَثْنى‏ وَ ثُلاثَ وَ رُباعَ فَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلاَّ تَعْدِلُوا فَواحِدَة»[1] "And ...
  • Do the descendants of the Prophet have to pay khums?
    3219 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/04/20
    If one acquires wealth through business or industry or any other means, in the case of the wealth exceeding his and his household’s yearly needs, he must then submit one fifth (khums) of the remaining wealth to a qualified mujtahid, or spend that amount in a way that ...
  • How was the creation of man according to the Quran?
    14566 Traditional 2009/06/22
    The Quran has explained the creation of man and his origin using different words and phrases. Some verses say that the initial material man comes from is clay. Other verses say it is water, while a third group say it is sperm. Meanwhile a fourth group says it ...
  • What were Islam's propagation methods?
    11614 The infallibles 2012/08/21
    Propagation means conveying a message and since the mission of all divine prophets particularly the holy prophet of Islam (S) was to bring humanity forth from darkness into light, propagation enjoys significant importance as a means to convey God's message to His servants. Propagation methods in Islam ...
  • Was anyone appointed as prophet by Allah from European and Indian peoples (not Semites)?
    3870 پیامبران و کتابهای آسمانی 2015/04/18
    Man is a duty-bound creature and duty would necessitate prophets to be appointed and sent to deliver obligations, messages and injunctions to him, otherwise duty would be unwise or meaningless. The Holy Quran says in many a number of verses that wherever there was a nation or ...
  • Can you shed some light on the number of major Shi'ah sects?
    4202 Traditional 2012/01/28
    The term Shi'ah literally means "follower" or "partisan" and it has also been used to mean "path", "faction", or a "member of a party". In the technical sense, the term Shi'ah has as close connection with the followers of the Commander of the Faithful, Ali (a.s.). It has been used ...
  • What do the terms “Hukm” and “Fatwa” signify? What is the difference between the two?
    4989 Fiqh 2011/08/10
    A fatwa is a universally applicable religious law concerning a particular issue that is derived from the four sources of Islamic law (the Qur`an, the sunnah, ijma’ (consensus), and ‘aql (the intellect)) using the methodology of ijtihad (juristic interpretation).A hukm ...
  • Are the Imams witnessing our actions?
    3661 Traditional 2011/04/11
    The Quranic verses and also narrations (revayāt) indicate that the Imams (a.s.) are aware of our actions throughout the day and night, and that our deeds are presented to them. As for why one Imam gives advice to another Imam, ...
  • rules and regulations has Islam prescribed for exultations and happiness?
    3177 Practical 2011/12/19
    Real happiness from the perspective of a faithful individual is achieved when he performs an act which draws him one step closer to his Lord. However, human beings can benefit from lawful and diverse worldly pleasures so as to satiate his natural desire. At times, these actions ...