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  • What is the Islamic law about smiling at a non-mahram while to talking to her?
    4589 Laws and Jurisprudence
    If one smiles at a non-mahram or jokes with her with the intention of deriving sexual pleasure or if it entails evil or it is feared that he might fall into a sin, it is not permissible and it is a matter of objection.Grand religious authorities have said in ...
  • Please explain the features the Quran mentions for an Imam.
    7519 Traditional
    There are two types of Imamate (leadership of a society) mentioned in the Quran; First: “The Imams of light” who are the pious and righteous leaders and second: “The Imams of fire” who are the heads of Kufr (disbelief) and deviation. Many features have been mentioned ...
  • Please provide us with a short biography of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (as).
    317 امام صادق ع
  • Please explain what religious pluralism is and the difference between it and the interpretations of religion.
    5443 Modern
    1. Pluralism is multiplicity. It has different meanings in the philosophy of religion, ethics, law, political science, etc. The common factor that is true for all of these is to acknowledge multiplicity and plurality as opposed to unity or exclusivism. Religious pluralism means that felicity is not ...
  • What creatures are haram?
    13021 Laws and Jurisprudence
    In general, haram meat creatures are divided into several categories:1. All sea creatures which do not have scales.2. Among land creatures, dogs, pigs, predatory creatures which have sharp teeth and claws and talons, like lions, foxes, rabbits, wolves, elephants, etc. are haram. But all types of ...
  • Is Wali al-Faqih infallible according to you?
    3965 Laws and Jurisprudence
    According to traditions and sayings of the Infallibles (a.s), infallibility is restricted to 14 people including the Prophet (s), Hazrat Zahra (s.a) and the 12 Shiite Imams. Therefore, Wali al-Faqih is not among them. However, according to the verses of the Holy Quran and traditions, it is mandatory ...
  • Do Shiite scholars consider Sulaym bin Qays\' book as authentic and reliable or not?
    7506 Science of narrators
    Sulaym bin Qays Helali Koofi is known for the book he has left behind, a book which has given rise to different controversies over the centuries with a great many scholars talking for and against it. Generally, the viewpoints about Sulaym's book can be categorized into three ...
  • Is it true that one shouldn’t pray for oneself on Ashura?
    3913 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 ...
  • Why should religion interfere in politics?
    5239 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The theory of the separation of religion from politics is a viewpoint that supports marginalizing religion from different fields of human life. According to this viewpoint, man is able to discover the true rules to culture, politics, judgment, economy, commerce, manners, social relationships, etc., and legislate them with ...
  • Is ‘Apprehension’ a quality that can be attributed to God?
    4162 Traditional
    Taking into consideration the verse “لا تُدْرِكُهُ الْأَبْصارُ وَ هُوَ يُدْرِكُ الْأَبْصارَ وَ هُوَ اللَّطيفُ الْخَبيرُ”[1], Mudrik (being apprehensive) is one of God’s names.[2] In the Quran and traditions, this attribute (Mudrik)[3] has been mentioned explicitly, thus ...

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