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  • What is khums and what is it paid on?
    5394 آنچه خمس بدان تعلق می گیرد
    Khums literally means “one-fifth or 20%”. In Islamic legal terminology, it means “one-fifth of certain items which a person earns by means of trade, industry, agricultural work, research or any other ways of earning, like, if he earns some money by working in a government department, and ...
  • Why did Allah (swt) create the foreskin which is removed during circumcision?
    17594 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Because of its many benefits, circumcision has been made obligatory in some religions like Islam. Some of those benefits are: prevention of infants and babies from infection of the urinal tract, penile cancer prevention, prevention of aids, etc. As for why Allah (swt) created the foreskin in the ...
  • Can a soul or Jinn bother a human being?
    9903 Traditional
    We know very little about Jinns, but hadiths say that Jinns are responsible for their acts and have different beliefs, some are obedient towards Allah while others are not, the same as humans. Although Jinns are not clever, they do possess the power ...
  • What is religion?
    6759 Philosophy of Religion
    Many different viewpoints and details have been presented regarding the explanation of religion by Westerners. In the holy Quran, the word “din” (religion) has been used for two meanings: 1- Any type of belief in an unseen power, regardless of whether such a belief is right or not: ...
  • What should a person do or what dua should he read in order for him to see a lost relative in his dream?
    14654 Quranic Studies
    In Al-Mesbah of Kaf'ami, there is an instruction about seeing dead relatives in your dream. The instruction is as under: "It has been mentioned in some books by Imamiyah scholars that if a person wishes to see a vision of the Prophet (s) or of the Imams (a.s) ...
  • What are the proofs behind the faith of Abu Talib?
    7580 تاريخ بزرگان
    Abu Talib, the father of Imam Ali (a) is among the many individuals who have been persecuted through distortions and alterations in the books of history. The only reason for this persecution is that he was the father of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a), ...
  • Considering the necessity of having a job, please explain what is to be done if one can't find a job in the case of observing hijab?
    3900 Laws and Jurisprudence
    These are the answers we received from the offices of the grand maraje’ regarding your question:The office of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani:One cannot violate a definite ruling of Islam on which a consensus amongst all Muslims exists for such reasons and excuses and not observe the ...
  • Is the tradition mentioned in Shia books about Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS) praying behind Marwan bin Hakam reliable?
    5540 The infallibles
    The narrations regarding Imam Hasan and Imam Hussein (AS) offering prayers behind Marwan have been narrated in Shia sources through different chains of transmission. One of the narrations has been narrated from Imam Ja'far Sadiq (AS) and the other from Imam Musa bin Ja'far (AS). These narrations ...
  • Was the wife of Hazrat Abbas, Lady Lubaba, present in Karbala?
    4698 اهل بیت و یاران
    1. Lubaba was the daughter of Ubaidullah bin Abbas[1] (the Prophet”s cousin) and the wife of Hazrat Abulfazl Abbas (AS). Following the event of Karbala and the martyrdom of Hazrat Abbas, she married Zaid bin Hasan[2].[3] It has ...
  • Did the Holy Prophet (S) and the Infallible Imams (AS) combine the Noon and Afternoon prayers?
    4007 بیشتر بدانیم
    As evidenced by many traditions and reports in both Shiite and Sunni sources, the Holy Prophet of Islam (S) offered Zuhr and Asr prayers; Maghrib and Isha prayers separately. It is also reported that the Prophet (S) combined the daily prayers sometimes for Muslims' convenience. Imam Sadiq ...