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  • What does Islam say about life on other planets?
    15658 Exegesis
                Man has always pondered the thought of whether or not there are other living organisms or intelligent life forms in other galaxies or on other planets; however a definite answer has yet to be found.
  • Why is card game considered to be "gambling" even if one intends to play it for entertainment and recreation without placing a bet?
    7929 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Generally speaking, gambling and playing with gambling instruments are haram. The prohibition of card game which is considered to be a means for gambling is also for the same reason. Therefore, playing a game with anything which is considered an instrument of gambling is forbidden. To explain further, there ...
  • Do the descendants of the Prophet have to pay khums?
    4543 Laws and Jurisprudence
    If one acquires wealth through business or industry or any other means, in the case of the wealth exceeding his and his household’s yearly needs, he must then submit one fifth (khums) of the remaining wealth to a qualified mujtahid, or spend that amount in a way that ...
  • I needed some information on the Ithna’Ashari sect in West Africa.
    4289 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 ...
  • Can a soul or Jinn bother a human being?
    10933 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 ...
  • Why does Allah love the patients?
    385 Exegesis
  • Is Hazrat Ali Asgar (AS) buried on the chest of Imam Hossein (AS) in the same grave?
    8034 حوادث بعد از شهادت
    In this regard, Martyr Qadhi Tabatabai (ra) says in the footnote of his book titled "An Investigation into the First Arba'ein of Imam Hussein (a.s)" as such: "This story is heard on the tongues of some people especially those who give lectures on the pulpits that when ...
  • What is the Islamic law about taking loans from non-Muslim banks?
    6436 Laws and Jurisprudence
    "Taking out a loan does not require permission of a qualified Mujtahid (hākim shar'a) even if it is from a government bank. The contract of taking a loan is valid, though it may be based on interest. However, if it is an interest-based loan, it is haram to ...
  • Is Dua Kumayl authentic?
    7902 History
    Kumayl Ibn Ziyad Nakha’i was a confidant amongst the companions of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as) and his son Imam Hasan Mujtaba and this sublime Du'a was first heard from the beautiful, though anguished, voice of Imam Ali (as). This dua has been narrated in Mesbah ...
  • What are the rules of reaching the age of menopause for a woman 49 years of age?
    6723 یائسگی
    All jurisprudence agrees that the blood which a woman sees after the age of 60 years is not classified as Hayd, though it might bear the signs of menstrual blood. As for the blood which women see after completion of 50 lunar years until 60, the rules ...

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