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  • What are the features and privileges of Behar al-Anwar?
    2696 2015/05/03 Contextual study
    Behar al-Anwa being a huge hadith collection is the most important work by Allamah Muhammad Baqir Majlisi. It is a big encyclopedia of Shiite traditions encompassing all religious issues and themes including ...

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  • What is the ruling on forming lines in congregational, when a third person joins in?
    3650 Laws and Jurisprudence 2007/02/10
    In reference to the incident which you experienced, we must first look at the principals of forming lines in congregational prayer from a fiqhi point of view:The person following in ...
  • Can one take narcotics during the holy month of Ramadan to be able to wake at dawn?
    3143 مواد مخدر 2012/04/17
    1. Generally speaking, anything that has a considerable harm for the body is haram to consume.[1] Considering the substantial individual and societal harms of drugs, they are haram.[2] Therefore, you shouldn’t be using such things, although they ...
  • Is it permissible to eat food cooked by the Aghakhanis (an Isma’ili denomination)?
    2951 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/07/20
    Those who aren't of the Twelver Shia sect, whether they are of the Shia sect, such Zaydis and Ismailis, or of the Sunni sect, are all considered Muslims and pak, making the food they cook and the meat they might sell halal and pak. Imam Khomeini says: “One ...
  • Why does the Imam of Time (ajt) not write a book to guide people during the time of occultation?
    3452 Traditional 2010/11/22
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Why is it necessary to follow a marja’?
    5972 Laws and Jurisprudence 2008/05/12
    Taqlid means for someone who doesn’t have the required expertise in a field that calls for expertise, to go to an expert in that field for help. The most important reason behind the need for taqlid in religious issues is the same simple and comprehendible reason why inexperienced individuals in ...
  • Can a person borrow money to go to hajj?
    5026 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/06/07
    This question can be answered in two parts:A) Hajj is one of the greatest worships that one can borrow money for, and there are hadiths by the infallibles regarding the permissibility of borrowing for it in hadith sources.[1]B) Another issue that arises here is that since ...
  • What is our duty towards street beggars?
    12715 Practical 2012/09/03
    It is good to help every beggar even if he is not poor but it is necessary to focus our attention on priorities keeping in view the fact that our financial resources are limited. In the present time in which there are certain institutions tasked to identify ...
  • What are the different stages and levels of religion?
    3856 Philosophy of Religion 2008/10/12
    The main stages of religion are as follows:1- The “nafsul-amr” religion: What exists in the knowledge of Allah (swt) regarding the guidance of man to his eternal prosperity and salvation, is the “nafsul-amr” religion. In other words, the nafsul-amr religion is the way of life for man from ...
  • Is religion compatible with politics?
    3490 Modern 2011/08/10
     A religion that has come in order to explain the path to felicity from now until the end of time cannot remain indifferent to a matter that all societies need, that is, government. In other words, the rules and regulations of Islam are such ...
  • What is the philosophy behind ziarah of Imams?
    4964 زیارت قبور و بنای مراقد 2012/12/01
    The inward tendency and attraction toward someone or something, along with respect and honor, is called ziarah. Since the reality of a human is his soul which is never annihilated, a za'er [pilgrim] who makes ziarah of a demised dignitary has in fact made ziarah of a ...

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