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  • Could you please provide me with a hadith or Quranic verse regarding the praise of a Mujtahid who is not Masoom?
    4745 Laws and Jurisprudence
    In the Holy Quran it says: Yet it is not for the faithful to go forth en masse. But why should not there go forth a group from each of their sections to become learned in religion and to warn their people when they ...
  • Do we have to recite surah Fatihah in prayer?
    3008 Laws and Jurisprudence
    In the first and second rak’ahs of the daily prayers, one must recite surah Fatihah and another entire surah after it; there is no difference between men and women in this ruling.[1] (Of course, this is when one is praying by himself, but ...
  • Was Aristotle a messenger of God?
    5856 تاريخ بزرگان
    The great Greek philosopher, physicist and scientist, Aristotle, was born in 384 b.c., in Stageira, north of Greece. His father, Nicomachus, was the personal physician to the King of Macedon. At the age of 17, Aristotle left Greece for Athens in order to continue his ...
  • What is the ruling on shaving the beard and body hair?
    10275 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Only shaving or trimming facial hair (beard)[1] with shaving machines in a way that people say there is no beard anymore, is impermissible based on obligatory precaution.[2] Also, shaving a portion of the beard has the same ruling as ...
  • Are there any rules, guidelines, and restrictions when it comes to adopting children?
    4112 فرزندان پرورشگاهی و یا نامشروع
    There is no objection in providing care and protection to a child who is without protection or whose guardians are unable to protect it and who surrender their child with full consent to another person to protect and take care of it. When it comes to taking ...
  • What does Ahl al-Bayt mean?
    6769 Islamic Philosophy
    Ahl al-Bayt is a Quranic, Hadith, and theological term meaning the family of the Noble Prophet of Islam (s). This term, with this meaning has been used in the Quran in the verse of purity (33:33).All Shia commentators of the Quran and many Sunni ones – by using evidence ...
  • How is the existence of good and bad compatible with monotheism?
    3893 Traditional
    1 – This world has been created in a manner where no being is independent from the other. If we observe the world around us carefully, we would discover the beings within it connected, much like the individuals links of a chain. Together, they create a ...
  • Is Khums payable on the money which I have saved for enrolling myself for the obligatory Hajj?
    5495 Laws and Jurisprudence
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Is it possible to prove adultery by presenting a film?
    Dear User! We apologize for not replying to your question sooner. The Grand Maraja' answer in this regard is as follows:[1] The office of Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani (May Allah Grant him long life): Adultery cannot be proven upon presenting a film. Unless, ...
  • Is becoming forgetful a type of spiritual disease? What kind of solutions can attenuate it?
    4724 دستور العمل ها
    As it is mentioned in the following Dua (prayer), undoubtedly forgetfulness is an undesirable state in which we should seek refuge with Allah from. «اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّی أَعُوذُ بِکَ مِنَ‏ النِّسْیَانِ‏ وَ الْکَسَلِ وَ التَّوَانِی فِی طَاعَتِکَ وَ الْفَشَل‏ وَ مِنْ عِقَابِکَ الْأَدْنَى وَ عَذَابِکَ الْأَکْبَر»