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  • Can a Muslim go in a church and offer prayers there?
    3902 Laws and Jurisprudence
    There is no problem in going inside a church except for when he who goes there is a well-known figure whose going to church leads to promotion of the church or when it is feared that he might be ideologically influenced and get misled in which case the ...
  • Is it permissible to steal from non-Muslims?
    20332 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The following responses were gathered from offices of Legal Authorities: Usurpation and forcible acquisition of the property of non-Muslims in non-Muslim countries is not permissible, if they are not ...
  • Are the Imams witnessing our actions?
    4053 Traditional
    The Quranic verses and also narrations (revayāt) indicate that the Imams (a.s.) are aware of our actions throughout the day and night, and that our deeds are presented to them. As for why one Imam gives advice to another Imam, ...
  • When is it permissible to follow an equally qualified mujtahid?
    2724 تغییر مرجع
    An answer to the foregoing questions by Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani, may Allah grant him long life, is as follows: 1. It is permissible to refer to another equally qualified mujtahid for taqlid and it is obligatory to follow a mujtahid who is the most learned and ...
  • Why is it forbidden for men and women to use utensils and dishes made of gold?
    3606 Philosophy of Religion and Law
    There are secrets and hidden wisdom in the Islamic laws even though we may not be able to discover them. Generally speaking, no law has been enacted without a reason or logic. God, the Wise and All-Knowing, does not command humankind to do an act unless there is a reason ...
  • What is the scientific reasoning behind the splitting of the moon?
    6802 Exegesis
    Considering the research and discoveries of space scientists, the answer to your question isn't very hard, because discoveries today tell us that not only isn't such a phenomenon possible, but it also actually has taken place various times regarding celestial bodies other than the moon.NASA has confirmed the ...
  • There is a hadith that says: “The believers should encounter each other with cheerful faces”, is this true about the husband and wife as well?
    3543 Practical
    One of the characteristics that hadiths have mentioned about a believer, is that when encountering others, they should have cheerful faces and conceal their sorrow; this characteristic brings about inclination and friendship and warmth. It is noteworthy that this matter is different when it comes ...
  • What were the main causes of the crusades?
    16830 تاريخ بزرگان
    The Crusades were a series of military attacks launched by Western Europe on Muslims and the Islamic world from 1095 to 1291. These wars which were sanctioned by Christian leadership and the Catholic Church, took place between followers of two big and powerful religions in a very ...
  • What is the theological basis of Mahdiism?
    3970 Traditional
    The necessity of Allah’s (swt) grace, the existence of a khalifatullah and vicegerent of Allah (swt) and his protection from any calamities and bad incidents can be counted as a portion of the theological basis of Mahdiism. ...
  • Is it permissible to trade wild animals to be used for a zoo or for other entertainments?
    3262 نگهداری و شکار حیوانات
    Such matters have something to do with the law of the country or place where you are living. If there is no legal restriction in this regard and there is also a rational benefit in trading wild animals, there would be no problem. Appendices: ...