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  • Please provide a hadith on the najasah of the dog and pig.
    6537 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Regarding the najasah of the dog and pig, the hadiths that have reached us can be divided into two categories; ones that contain the term ‘najis’ in them and others that don’t have the exact term but nonetheless necessitate their najasah. In these hadiths, the najasah of the ...
  • Is making contact with beings from other worlds possible?
    5609 Traditional
    There is no doubt that it is possible to make contact with beings from other realms. What is also certain is that using narcotic drugs and alcoholic beverages to do so is impermissible.The ways and instruments through which we can become aware of these hidden beings and the ways ...
  • What is the meaning of "Shaf'a Prayer" and what is its relationship with intercession?
    5060 نماز
    The word "shaf'" literally means adding something to something else. It also means "even" as opposed to odd. The Quranic verse says "wash-shaf'a wal-watr" in which "shaf' means even while "watr" means "one".[1] " Shafa'ah" (intercession) is derived from "shaf'" which means adding something ...
  • What should I do so that I do not sin when I am with my friends? And I don’t become mad and lose my temper while with them?
    4153 Practical
    In order to remain calm when among your friends, family and relatives, you should keep count of your acts on a daily basis, try to have a good temper, stay away from bad friends, take your social position into consideration and not intervene in issues that you ...
  • If someone becomes Junub while asleep, what kind of Ghusl should they make?
    4539 Laws and Jurisprudence
    In both instances, one is required to execute the janabah ghusl. Note that such a ghusl is obligatory whenever semen is ejaculated (as well as in other situations) – be it during sleep or whilst awake (as in the case of masturbation). Moreover, ghusls of a non-janabah genre – such ...
  • What is the relationship between a name and the named especially in regards to the names of the Infallibles (a.s.)?
    3550 Traditional
    The discussion concerning the prophets’ names and those of the infallible imams (a.s.) and the development of those names in the history of human civilizations would require us to conduct a comprehensive and hermeneutical investigation. The relationship and interconnection between a word and its meaning especially when ...
  • If Allah (awj) is omniscient, why does He need to test mankind?
    5743 Traditional
    As implied by the question, because Allah (awj) is omniscient, the purpose of His tests is not to unveil something hitherto unknown. Rather, the Qur`an and ahadith suggest that these tests serve two purposes. First, they comprise a Divine precedent (sunnah ilahiyyah
  • What is Shirk?
    27557 Traditional
    Literally, shirk means to allocate; technically, in Quranic terminology, shirk – in contrast to hanif – signifies the process of allocating someone/thing as the Almighty Allah’s partner or equal. Hanif means being inclined towards righteousness and moderation; hence, the term has been coined onto those who have disassociated themselves from ...
  • Why is it forbidden for men to use gold?
    9898 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    This question doesn’t have a brief answer. Please click on the detailed answer. ...
  • Which Imam is the Sayyids' great grandfather?
    3253 Laws and Jurisprudence
    ثWe need to mention that in order for you to know about someone's ancestors, it is necessary to refer to genealogists as we have no knowledge or specialization in this regard.To give a short and general answer to your question, what is known is that the Razavi Sayyids are ...