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  • Is it possible to get distance education and learning in the Islamic seminaries?
    2962 Practical
    Dear brother in Islam, Salamun alaikum, You can attend level one classes of the Islamic seminary freely and without enrollment. Then you should prepare yourself for the admission tests which are held annually by Hawzah Management Center (Markaz-e Modiriyat ...
  • What is the relationship between wilayah and marja’iyyah?
    4199 ولایت فقیه و مرجعیت
    In Shia thought, marja’iyyah is comprised of two responsibilities; the issuance of legal verdicts, and wilayah (i.e., leadership and authority). Throughout history, the grand marja’s have both explained and preached the general divine laws of Islam, and in particular social issues, have taken up the role of leading ...
  • What is the relationship between man’s efforts and the sustenance that has been measured out for him?
    7449 Traditional
    There are two kinds of sustenance. There is a sustenance that we go after and a sustenance that comes after us. In the traditions, the sustenance that comes after us is called “the sustenance that seeks,” and the sustenance that we seek has been named “the sought ...
  • Reciting which Surah of the Quran has more thawab (reward)?
    9449 Quranic Studies
    The Quran is a book of practice. From Islam’s perspective, the Quran should be viewed as a guideline to life and a complete set of lessons for man to carry out and reach perfection. Those who are solely after reciting one or a number of its ...
  • When does the Asr prayer time begin?
    5048 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The beginning of the asr prayer time is actually the time of merit for Asr prayer which starts when the specific time for Dhuhr prayer ends. ...
  • What are the objects on which zakat is either obligatory or recommend? Is zakat payable on currency notes?
    4871 زکات و صدقات
    It is obligatory to pay Zakat on nine well-known things as mentioned in the Epistles of Islamic Laws. Also, there are certain things from which Zakat is mustahab (recommended) to pay, as stated in jurisprudential and hadith sources. Those things are the female horse (mare), peas, lentils ...
  • What is the meaning and philosophy of ‘gradual revelation of the Quran’?
    11129 Exegesis
    1. The word “nuzul” literally means ‘descent’ as stated by the glossaries of the Quran such as Mufradat, Misbah and Aqrab. Raghib says in his Mufradat: “Nuzul” in reality means 'descent from an eminence'. The word 'descent' only points to how important, significant and far-reaching the thing ...
  • Is it obligatory to make wudu after ghusl in order to offer prayers?
    1624 کیفیت و احکام غسل
    Grand Ayatollahs Imam Khomeini, Bahjat, Khamenei and Saafi: One who has performed jinabat ghusl mustn’t perform wudu in order to offer his prayers, but one must perform wudu after he has performed another obligatory or mustahab ghusl. [1] Ayatollah Fazel: One who has ...
  • Is it permissible for men to wear white gold?
    7657 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):If a metal is called white gold, it is in fact the yellow gold which becomes white when a white metal is blended with it; therefore it is haram. In case, ...
  • Can Buddhism be considered a divine faith?
    4742 Traditional
    Some believe Buddha to be a divine prophet who had acquired the fundamentals of his religion through revelation. This theory seems to be acceptable for two reasons (although the faith underwent major alteration later):1- Considering ancient Buddhist teachings: The work history ...

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