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  • Is it haram for young girls and women to wear perfume?
    8963 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Wearing perfume or cologne isn't haram for any group or gender in Islam. What Islam prohibits is to wear attractive perfume in the presence of non-mahrams in a way that will lead to haram and corruption. According to all of the maraji’, wearing such perfume in public places ...
  • How can perfection be attained?
    4507 Practical
    This topic needs to be discussed in three parts.1. Definition of Kamal (Perfection) and How It Differs from Tamam (Completion) and ProgressCompletion applies when speaking about the parts of a thing, as in the case where a thing is composed ...
  • How is the instability of some rulings in Islam not in conflict with the permanence of Islamic law?
    4914 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    Holy religions are comprised of two parts, the rules that have an eternal nature and those that change. The rules that are permanent relate to the stable aspects of humanslife.But these religions have to also pay attention to ...
  • What is the correct and easy way of choosing the most learned marja’ for those Muslims who have recently converted to Islam and don’t have access to other scholars?
    9262 Laws and Jurisprudence
    What is meant when it is said that the most knowledgeable marja must be followed, is that those who aren’t experts in fiqh, need to refer to the most learned and knowledgeable fiqh expert and learn their religious duties from him. There are three ways of identifying the ...
  • What is the meaning of Labbayk?
    13457 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Labbayk means to answer in the affirmative, to agree with and accept an invitation[1], an acceptance accompanied with honor, respect and praise. This term was originally "Labbayna" plus "Lak", and turned to "Labbayk" through combining the two words into one (Idghaam).[2] ...
  • What educational system is followed in Iranian Howzah schools?
    5221 History of Fiqh
    Today education in Iranian Howzah schools starts when students attend these schools after finishing middle school or high school (and achieving a diploma). During their educational career they pass the different levels of studies including mughaddamati (Introductory studies) which consists of Arabic syntax and grammar, ma’ani, bayan, logic, ...
  • What is our duty during the time of Imam Mahdi’s occultation?
    6890 Traditional
    Our duties during the Imam’s occultation are very much the same duties we have during his presence. One could briefly say that the greatest duty of the Shias during this period is to await Faraj and Imam Mahdi’s government. Awaiting Faraj means to carry out all commands of ...
  • What is the ruling of adultery with a married woman and what is the way of its repentance?
    7209 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Fornication especially with a married woman is one of the most hateful and grievous sins. But the Almighty Allah is most merciful in His judgment. If a sinner who has committed a shameful and abominable act becomes penitent and resolves to abstain from committing sins and makes ...
  • Why didn’t Imam Ali (AS) punish the murderers of Uthman?
    3325 امام علی ع و خلفا
    1. Uthman was not killed by only one individual so that he could be brought to book; rather an extensive uprising was launched an angry mob against him. The uprising led ultimately to his death. Imam Ali (AS) could not punish thousands of people for launching an ...
  • What are the special fadhilat (prime) times of the five daily prayers?
    5788 Laws and Jurisprudence
    It is recommended that a person should offer the five daily prayers at their respective prescribed times. That is to say, each prayer should be offered at its special time of significance (fadhilat). It is not sufficient to observe as much a gap of ...