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  • Do tattoos affect wudhu, ghusl and Hajj acts?
    11598 Laws and Jurisprudence
    Most of the grand jurists have said in regards to having tattoos: If tattoos are mere color or they are done under the skin and there is no substance on the skin to prevent water from reaching the skin, wudhu, ghusl and prayer are in order.
  • Is the repentance of a person who is committing a sin and is determined to repent later on accepted?
    3563 Practical
    True repentance has certain conditions that if done with those conditions, it will be accepted by our kind and compassionate Lord. These conditions are as follows: 1- Committing the sin out of ignorance and foolishness 2- Not being aware of death 3- Regretting the sin 4- Deciding not ...
  • Is an Imam’s status greater than that of a prophet’s?
    14191 Traditional
    The superiority of the Imams in comparison to the prophets is mentioned in many hadiths and the reason to it is the oneness of the inner light of the prophet of Islam and the Imams. Since the prophet is greater than other prophets, the ...
  • What are the methods for distinguishing between the authentic ḥadīths and the unauthentic ones?
    4979 Contextual study
    Unfortunately, the phenomenon of forging and altering (dass) the text of the ḥadīths by the hypocrites and enemies started from the early periods of Islamic history. They always intended to attack Islam in this dangerous way. However, the Prophet (PBUH) and the Imams (AS) -- and following ...
  • What is the story of Salih’s she-camel in the Quran and the controversy that exists surrounding its death?
    11255 پیامبران و کتابهای آسمانی
    One of the methods used by the Quran through its verses is the use of ijmal and tafsil (brevity and detail). There are three verses among the verses concerning the event of the death of Salih’s she-camel. The verses attribute the killing to the entire Samood tribe. ...
  • Is it permissible to dance for fitness?
    4061 Laws and Jurisprudence
    We forwarded your question to the offices of the grand jurists and the answers which we have received are as under: Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life): If dancing entails sexual excitation or committing a ḥarām act like listening to ḥarām ...
  • Was the Holy Prophet’s marriage with Safiyah in accordance with Islamic laws?
    3839 Fiqh
    It is permissible for Muslims to marry non-Muslim women who are taken captives without their husbands or whose husbands have been killed, albeit after purification of their womb from their previous husbands which can take place after a monthly cycle. The Holy Prophet’s marriage with ...
  • What is the cure for doubts and obsession in beliefs?
    6421 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 does it mean for ethics to be based upon religion?
    4076 Modern
    In the discussion regarding the relationship between religion and ethics, there are two general views about the benefits of the morals and ethics.1.     Ethics is a matter independent of religion and has no connection to it.
  • Is working in places where pork or liquor are served or institutes which aid Israel haram?
    4626 Laws and Jurisprudence
    In response to the question about whether working in factories that manufacture canned pork and in nightclubs or other centers of corruption is permissible or not, Ayatullah Khamenei says: Making a living off of haram acts such as selling pork, liquor, establishing or managing nightclubs, centers of corruption ...