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  • Is it permissible to bury Muslims in kafir cemeteries?
    4855 Laws and Jurisprudence
    According to Islamic law, it is forbidden to both bury Muslims in kafir cemeteries and kafirs in Muslim ones, and if such a thing ever takes place, it is permissible to exhume the corpse and transfer it to the appropriate graveyard.
  • What is the reason behind the necessity of paying Khums and where is it spent? Why don't the Sunnis pay it?
    10773 Laws and Jurisprudence
    1. There are few verses in the holy Quran that contain general ordinances about obligations such as purity, prayers, hajj, fasting etc. The exposition and clarification of those ordinances and their conditions have been designated to the Prophet (pbuh) and his successors. The rules regarding fast and hajj (the obligatory ...
  • Is the guidance of the Quran particular to the pious? If so, is it not a vicious circle?
    4847 Exegesis
    Contrary to the verses which consider guidance of the Quran particular to the pious, there are other verses in the Holy Quran which regard the divine books and the Quran as a source of guidance, remembrance (zikr) and warning to all people especially the pious. ...
  • Who are the Magi?
    8075 Traditional
    The term “Magus” which is used to denote the Zoroastrians in Arabic, derives from “Magoosh” or “Magoo” of the ancient Persian language. (The word Magic comes from this term). After entering the Arabic language, it changed to Magus. Zoroastrianism, which is the religion of ...
  • 5499 فنا
    Annihilation is defined as "total destruction" or "complete obliteration" of an object. It is the opposite of permanence, subsistence and continuance. To explain further, God is from the category of permanence and continuance and other existents are from the category of non-existence and annihilation. Technically, ...
  • How old are the angels? Do the high angles die? How?
    5248 Traditional
    According to narrations, the angels were created after the creation of prophet Mohammad’s (s) and the imam's divine spirit. All of them, even Gabriel, Israfil, and other high angels, will die before Judgment Day. About how the angels die, possibility, they will die by breaking the relationship between their soul ...
  • Why is the grave of Lady Fatimah (as) still concealed, while Imam Ali’s (as) has been revealed?
    4587 Traditional
    The reason for why the grave of Imam Ali (as) was concealed for a while was the fact that ignorant and abusive individuals who were enemies to him, would possibly disrespect his grave. Later on though, after time had passed and the abovementioned individuals had passed away, in ...
  • What acts eliminate major sins?
    4347 Practical
    The sins that people commit are not all alike in terms of their greatness and the forgiveness of different sins depends on the kind of sin that has been committed. Some sins can be forgiven by only saying astaghfurullah once while others may require more effort. We must ...
  • What are the plans and goals of Shaytan?
    4468 Traditional
    1- To misguide man2- To invite the people to superstitious and innovative acts3- To cause them to bring about change in Allah’s creationThese are some of Shaytan’s plans and goals that have been mentioned in the Quran. ...
  • If the imam of a jama’ah prayer doesn’t observe the correct recitation in some cases (even after being reminded), is it still permissible to follow him?
    3511 Laws and Jurisprudence
    The viewpoint of Ayatullah Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani is as follows:1- According to an obligatory precaution, it is necessary to observe the correct I’rabs (vowels) during the prayer.2- Correct recitation of surah Fatihah and the ensuing surah is a ...