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  • What is the position of Islam on democracy?
    6206 System
    Democracy is a method of organizing society and respecting the majority vote while maintaining individual and civil rights.Although the majority is not necessarily always right[i], the majority can be determining[ii] and can accomplish ...
  • Is it true that one shouldn’t pray for oneself on Ashura?
    3732 Practical
    Dua and supplication are the needful connection between the servant and his Lord for the fulfillment of worldly and otherworldly needs. Dua for oneself and others is always something good and entails great blessings.Praying for oneself on Ashura is okay, as ...
  • Is it permissible for men to wear white gold?
    12260 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):If a metal is called white gold, it is in fact the yellow gold which becomes white when a white metal is blended with it; therefore it is haram. In case, ...
  • I needed some information on the Ithna’Ashari sect in West Africa.
    4209 Modern
    We apologize for the delay in responding to you. Information like that which you are looking for can only be found in specific centers, and although our researchers tried their best, they weren’t able to get the desired results for your request. At the same time, we will introduce some ...
  • Is it okay to smoke while fasting?
    5959 Laws and Jurisprudence
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  • Can a Sunni girl get married to a Shia man and why? Please list the reasons.
    29799 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The popular viewpoint amongst Shia scholars and jurisprudents is that a Shia man can get married to a Sunni woman, but there is a difference of opinion regarding the marriage of a Sunni man with a Shia woman; most scholars see it as impermissible.The reasons behind the first ...
  • Are we forbidden to go to a somewhere that divine punishment has taken place?
    3826 Traditional
    We have not come across a hadith in Islamic resources which forbids us from going to a location where divine punishment has taken place, although, there is a hadith in which Imam Ali (as) states: “It is not permissible for a prophet or the ...
  • Is it permissible to slaughter an animal via machine?
    4064 Laws and Jurisprudence
    This is the response of Ayatullah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani (may Allah prolong his life):All three methods, given that all other conditions (such as the animal facing the Qiblah) are met, will result in the meat of the animal being halal.  ...
  • Is it possible to mention names of all the prophets (as)?
    1851 تاريخ بزرگان
  • Why do we have to wear Iḥrām during Hajj?
    4537 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    Hajj is [a pilgrimage] filled with mysteries and signs that provoke man into deep thought and guide him [back] towards his fitrah (his inner essence and nature). Therefore it is appropriate that at every step, one pays attention to both the apparent ...