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  • Who are the Magi?
    7342 Traditional
    The term “Magus” which is used to denote the Zoroastrians in Arabic, derives from “Magoosh” or “Magoo” of the ancient Persian language. (The word Magic comes from this term). After entering the Arabic language, it changed to Magus. Zoroastrianism, which is the religion of ...
  • What is the meaning of being infallible?
    5187 Traditional
    Allamah Tabatabai states: "Infallibility" means the presence of a quality in the infallible person that protects him or her from doing what is not permissible (e.g. sin or error)".[1] It should be noted that from his viewpoint God's prophets (and all of the ...
  • Can a Muslim male marry a Christian female without his parents consent?
    4626 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Dear Brother,Assalam alaikum wa rahmatullahWe thank you for contacting us and pray for your prosperity and success in all aspects of your life.You must be praised for your attentiveness in religious affairs and wanting to solve your family issues through guidance of Islam and to seek solutions from ...
  • How is Imam Mahdi’s food and clothing?
    3972 Traditional
    The imam (aj) lives a normal life just like everyone else. What can be concluded from hadiths about his food and clothing, is that they are at a minimum.Nu’mani, in his book of Gheybah, narrates a hadith from Imam Sadiq (as) and Imam Ridha (as) about Imam Mahdi ...
  • Why do the religious obligations such as prayer, fasting, hajj etc. not have visible effects?
    4033 Practical
    All acts of worship including prayer, fasting and hajj have a lot of individual and social benefits and effects. One of the blessed effects of prayer is proximity to God and keeping us away from evil and indecency. Fasting also has profuse benefits and effects. For instance, it heals ...
  • Is pretending considered to be a kind of lying?
    2856 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani (may Allah grant him long life): Lying is a deliberate act of expressing an untruth as truth. If your action is not as such, it is not haram. An answer given to the question by Ayatollah ...
  • Are the homeopathic remedies halal?
    3498 گوناگون
    If homeopathic remedies do not involve using impure or haram things or any illegal method of cure and they do not cause any damage to the patient's health, there would be no problem in it. Index: The same question has been forwarded to the offices of some ...
  • If a body does not decompose in the grave, does it mean that the man in the grave is protected against the Fire of Hell?
    7402 برزخ
    It is possible to keep a body intact by using certain chemical ingredients. Mummification is also a chemical procedure through which people in ancient Egypt preserved the bodies of pharaohs whereas in fact most of the pharaohs were the worst and most oppressive people of their time. ...
  • What date is the first day of Muharram? Kindly, send me the date.
    3635 تاريخ کلام
    Dear user,The lunar months are established either with a lapse of 30 days or when the crescent of the new month is sighted. When it comes to the beginning of a lunar month, it does not make any difference whether it is the month of Ramadhan or Muharram etc. ...
  • Does Heaven and Hell presently exist or not?
    8623 Traditional
    In accordance with Quranic verses and traditions, the promised Heaven and Hell are presently in existence and will be completely shown in the hereafter where man will be given his everlasting abode in relation to his beliefs, actions, and ethical traits. But, there has been another ...

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