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  • What is the ruling on shaving the beard and body hair?
    9986 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 ...
  • Did Imam Ali (AS) fight all innovations when he was in power?
    1614 رفتار امام علی ع
    It was only 25 years after the demise of the Prophet of Islam (S) that the Muslim caliphate got back on its original track. After coming to power and becoming apparently a caliph, Imam Ali (AS) vowed to do away with all the innovations that had come ...
  • Can ordinary human beings be infallible or not?
    4349 Traditional
    The word infallible (ma’sum) means protection, to be secured, safety from committing sins and forgetfulness. Infallibility has levels and stages from which the highest is reserved for Prophets and imams. According to the Qur’an and traditions it is specific just for them due to their roles as leaders ...
  • Is it believed by the Shia that the creation of Adam was carried out by the hands of Imam Ali (as)?
    8404 Traditional
    If some people believe that Imam Ali (as) independently created Prophet Adam (pbuh), it will be against the Quran and considered shirk. Not to mention that the creation of Adam by the physical body (hands) of Imam Ali (as) doesn’t comply with existing realities, because ...
  • What is ghulu (exaggeration) and how is it possible to avoid it?
    12257 دانش، مقام و توانایی های معصومان
    Ghulu (exceeding proper limits) means an increase or doing something more than what is ordained by Allah (Exalted be He). The Arabic word 'ghala' (boil) denotes the rise of water because of fire. Therefore, ghulu means exceeding proper limits by doing something more than what is legally ...
  • What is the cure for doubts and obsession in beliefs?
    6119 درمان رذائل اخلاقی
    As you have stated in your message, you are suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, have certain thoughts repeatedly, or feel they need to perform certain routines repeatedly. There is no doubt that most of ...
  • What is zina muhsanah?
    3908 حدود، قصاص و دیات
    Zina denotes copulation with other than one’s legal spouse (permanent or temporary), which the Quran labels as a grave sin, about which Allah has said: “Do not approach fornication. It is indeed obscene and an evil way.”[1],[2] If this ...
  • If Allah (s.w.t.) sends us back to this world after our death, would we become righteous people?
    3391 Traditional
    First of all, the returning of people to this world after death defeats the whole purpose of this universe’s creation and the appointment and sending of the prophets. Secondly, if by any chances people were to come back, there is no guarantee that they would be better, because the world ...
  • How old will you be in heaven/hell?
    5209 Exegesis
    The change in appearance and outer features as one ages are related to this world, but this isn't the case for the hereafter, especially heaven; people don’t have different appearances and faces there. For example, it is not so that some will be children, some will be middle ...
  • Are the punishments for some sins harsher and greater by many folds than the punishments for some other sins?
    3790 Theoretical
    It is inferred from the Holy Qur'an and traditions of the Ahlul-Bayt (a.s.) that there are different degrees of torments in hell, proportioned to the different degrees of sins on earth. The Quran considers associating partners with God (shirk) as the greatest sin. Also, God warns to punish the sinners ...

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