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  • Why do some Shiite mystics and scholars renounce the world and divinely gifted halāl pleasures and bounties?
    4539 دنیا و زینتهای آن
    The divine bounties and pleasures are not restricted to worldly and material things; rather they also include spiritualities which for many people entail greater pleasures. The mystics and pious ones have availed themselves of spiritual pleasures rather than worldly possession and advantages. They reached high spiritual and ...
  • Is it permissible to build a mosque in a graveyard?
    4601 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life)If the said graveyard is not a part of an endowed piece of land or a private property and it is not either a public place which is needed and used by people on various occasions ...
  • What is the ruling on using books of supplication which contain tables and forms?
    4767 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Firstly, in regards to your question, it is difficult to recognize exactly what kind of science your book uses; this would require further explanation and expansion on the contents and subject of the book in question. Generally speaking, it seems that the book is about the occult sciences ...
  • What is Musharakah?
    4762 Laws and Jurisprudence
    In Islamic fiqh, the term musharakah is used for two meanings:1- For two or more people to have a joint ownership regarding anything that can be owned (let it be wealth, assets or even a right). One of the binding rulings regarding this type of ownership ...
  • Can we read big surahs off of our computer monitor when praying?
    4647 Laws and Jurisprudence
    If you cannot pray standing, and your duty is to pray sitting on a chair, then it is okay to pray on your computer desk, granted that you observe the rest of the conditions. In any case, it is permissible to read long surahs off of the ...
  • Please introduce a few methods of ibadat.
    6951 Practical
    Ibadat means to express humbleness, obedience before Allah’s demands and following the divine rulings in our everyday life. Ibadat has levels; the highest being when it is performed along with ma’refat (knowledge and recognition) of Allah.Ibadat has ...
  • The philosophy as to why saying Āmīn in prayer is impermissible.
    7739 Laws and Jurisprudence
    In accordance to traditions narrated by the Ahlulbayt (as), saying Āmīn in prayer is not permissible; furthermore reciting it [intentionally] invalidates the prayer. In addition, there is no need for evidence to prove the impermissibility [of saying Āmīn], in the sense that prayer is an ...
  • Is there any saying from Imam Reza (a.s) in which eating grapes at night may have been discouraged?
    7832 Contextual study
    As per the research we have conducted, not only there is not such a saying in our textual sources (hadith books) but to the contrary, we came across narrations which expressly indicate that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and the imams (a.s.) ate grapes even at night. Example: 1. One ...
  • What is the ruling in regards to buying products that help support the interests of the Zionist regime?
    4009 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Imam Khomeini (ra) and other grand maraji’ have stated:It is obligatory upon each and every Muslim to refrain from buying or using products, that the production and purchasing of bring profit for the Zionist regime, which is currently at war with ...
  • What is the meaning of the word "Allah"?
    8125 Traditional
    The word "Allah" which is translated into God is a particular and the most comprehensive name of God. Hazrat Ali (a.s.) explaining the meaning of "Allah" said, "Allah means the worshipped one, by Whom people are bewildered, and to Whom they are submissive. Allah is ...