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  • Where and when did mourning for Imam Hussein (A.S.) start first?
    5840 The infallibles 2012/04/30
    The Holy Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him and his family, wept on the martyrdom of Hamza and Ja’far and also encouraged others to weep. The great Shia Imams, peace be upon them, have encouraged us to keep the memory of the event of Karbala alive ...
  • Is the marriage of a virgin without her father’s permission valid? In the case of her doing such and now wants a divorce, what should she do?
    5480 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/05/26
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Is it halal or haram to sell and deal in imitation jewelry?
    4721 Laws and Jurisprudence 2012/09/27
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): If the purchaser has knowledge of the item being imitation, there is no problem in the transaction by itself. However, if there is a law existing in this regard, it should be respected.
  • Can one work for an employer whom he knows doesn’t carry out his religious duties?
    3075 Laws and Jurisprudence 2010/09/20
    Since you were after the fiqhi ruling on the issue you asked about, we saw it necessary to enquire Ayatullah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani; this is his answer:1- If what is being done in the job is halal and the one doing ...
  • Why do prayers have to be performed in five specific times?
    4275 Philosophy of Religion and Law 2012/01/19
    Although all Islamic laws are a result of the benefits or disadvantages and harms that back them, and they all have a particular reason behind each and every one of them, discovering the exact reason in detail for every one of them and knowing that this is all ...
  • Are there any examples of Irfan in the Nahjul Balagha?
    5054 Theoretical 2010/08/17
    According to the Imams (a), Irfan is not divided into practical and theoretical. In the language that they used and in their life history, they did not consider practical Irfan any different from theoretical Irfan. This was because through practical Irfan they reached recognition of the realities and ...
  • How is Imam Mahdi’s food and clothing?
    3795 Traditional 2010/11/22
    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 ...
  • Is it permissible to use a minor\'s property without his consent?
    1829 Laws and Jurisprudence 2015/05/03
    It is appropriate to explain a few technical terms before dealing with the question: 1. Great scholars have defined the term 'saghir' (minor) as such: Saghir (minor) refers to a child who has not attained puberty. Such a person is not eligible under Shari'ah law to have ...
  • Can the slaughtered meat of the Non-Muslims be used (lawfully)?
    700 Laws and Jurisprudence 2019/06/11
    The opinion of the Shia' jurists and the School of Thought of the Ahl al-Bayt (the family of the Noble Prophet of Islam (s)) is that meat that has not been slaughtered according to Islamic laws, the ruling is that it is like regular dead meat (animal ...
  • Why is rabbit meat haram?
    20789 Laws and Jurisprudence 2009/02/08
    There are hadiths that tell us rabbit meat is haram. Therefore, this is Allah’s (swt) rule on the matter, and we have to follow Allah’s (swt) orders because they are His orders, not because in some cases we might know the some of the many reasons behind them. ...

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