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  • When a female is in her period is it proper for her to say Lahila illallah?
    7368 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/08/01
    Saying La Ilaha Illallah during a woman’s period is okay. Interestingly, it is mustahabb for a women on their period to clean themselves of blood and change their cloth or cotton and make wudu and if not possible, to do tayammum and sit where they ...
  • Is it permissible to dance for fitness?
    7459 Laws and Jurisprudence 2011/10/04
    We forwarded your question to the offices of the grand jurists and the answers which we have received are as under: Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): If dancing entails sexual excitation or committing a ḥarām act like listening to ḥarām ...
  • When did Shiite jurisprudence and marja\'eyyah begin?
    4582 اجتهاد و تقلید 2017/01/24
    The necessity of taqlid is the result of a rational conclusion based on the need for divine guidance, through the Qur'an and the traditions. Thus, taqlid has its jurisprudential evidence in addition to reason which also admits that a person who is ignorant of religious rules should ...
  • What are the sources for derivation and issuance of legal verdicts?
    4816 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2017/01/24
    Ijtihad literally means "to endeavor, strive, put oneself out, work hard." In Islamic legal terminology it is defined as the total expenditure of effort by a mujtahid, in order to infer, with a high degree of probability, the rules of Shari’ah from the detailed evidence that is ...
  • What is Islam’s ruling on listening to music?
    13152 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/11/21
    Music is essentially sound, and watching it (without listening) has no ruling; the only ruling there is, has to do with producing and the sale of instruments, teaching and learning, playing, and listening to it. Most scholars consider listening to and producing lahwi music to be haram and ...
  • Is Islam a religion of peace and brotherhood, or a religion of war and violence?
    8337 Modern 2008/06/17
    The Holy Quran has verified the fact that Islam is a religion of peace and tranquility by saying: “Oh ye who believe! Enter into peace and tranquility altogether and follow not the footsteps of Satan; for he is to you a clear enemy”.But one must note that some ...
  • Can we not cover all of our hair due to hair loss and because the doctor has asked us to do so?
    5834 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/11/24
    The hijab is a very important matter to the extent that the Quran has even directly spoken of it. Allah (swt) says in surah Nur:“And tell the faithful women to cast down their looks and to guard their private parts, and not to display their charms, except ...
  • What type of religion is “the seal of religions”?
    7626 Modern 2008/10/12
    The “seal of religions” is the final “mursal” religion. Meaning that after such a religion, it isn't possible for another messenger or religion to be sent.One of the conditions of a religion being the seal of religions, is for it to be ...
  • How is it possible to see the messenger of Allah (s) in one’s dreams?
    8450 Practical 2007/05/01
    Supplications and actions have been mentioned in Mifātīh al-Jinān for seeing divine people in one’s dreams, but it must be noted that these actions are not sufficient in and of themselves for seeing the desired person. What is meant is that it is not ...
  • If keeping the beard harms the conjugal relationship of a husband and wife, given such circumstances, what will be the ruling on keeping the beard?
    7668 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/02/15
    1- As you know, in Islam, the family and family related matters, especially conjugal life, bear special importance, and one can confidently claim that such importance hasn’t been given by other religions and schools of thought more than Islam.2- Rulings of the divine religion of Islam are ...