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Is it possible to establish a relationship with Imam Mahdi (aj)?

Is it possible to establish a relationship with Imam Mahdi (aj)?
Concise answer When two individuals know nothing about each other, there is no way they can have a relationship, unless at least one of them knows the other sparking a two way knowledge and awareness that will finally end in a relationship. As for having a relationship with Imam Mahdi (as), he is one end of the relationship that knows us very well and has affection for us. What is left for us, the other end, is to know our imam well and become ...

Whose saying is this: "Death is sweater to me than honey."

Whose saying is this: "Death is sweater to me than honey."
Concise answer This saying is widely ascribed to Qasim son of Imam Hasan Mujtaba (a.s.). It is said that when his beloved uncle, Imam Hussein (a.s.) asked him "My child, my nephew, tell me, how do you regard death and what do you think about getting killed?" He promptly answered: "Death is sweater to me than honey." This narration has been mentioned in Madinat Ma'ajiz al-Aemmah al-Ithna Ashar wa Dalael al-Hujaj 'alaa al-Bashar[1], vol.4, pg. 215 ...

Is calling on someone tantamount to worshipping him and to polytheism?

Is calling on someone tantamount to worshipping him and to polytheism?
                                                              What has prompted this question to be posed is the outward meaning of some of the verses of the Qur’an, which seemingly prohibit invoking anyone other than Allah. ﴾ أَحَدًا اللهِ مَعَ تَدْعُوا فَلاَ للهِ الْمَسٰجِدَ وَأَنَّ ﴿ “The places of worship belong to ...

Imam Ali’s answers to what is most important

Imam Ali’s answers to what is most important
“I will ask you four questions, so give me their answers”:-What is compulsory, and what is most compulsory?-What is amazing, and what is most amazing?Imam Ali answered:-What is close-by is The Day of Judgement, and what is most close-by is DEATH!-What is difficult is the Grave and what is most difficult is Leaving this world without Provision (for it)!Oh my Lord, whoever opens this ...

What do "Wudu" , "Ghusl" and "Tayammum " Mean?

 What do "Wudu" , "Ghusl" and "Tayammum " Mean?
Ghusl for menstruation . After ejaculation (through sexual intercourse or ...

Then, the narrator adds: “If prostration on the garment worn by someone were permissible, it would be easier than keeping a gravel (in one’s hand).

Then, the narrator adds: “If prostration on the garment worn by someone were permissible, it would be easier than keeping a gravel (in one’s hand).
Then, the narrator adds: “If prostration on the garment worn by someone were permissible, it would be easier than keeping a gravel (in one’s hand). Ibn Sa‘d (d. 209 AH), in his book, Aṭ-Ṭabaqāt al-Kubrā, thus writes: “.السّفينة في عليها يسجد بلبنة يخرج خرج إذا مسروقُ كان” “Whenever Masrūq (ibn Ajda‘) traveled, he used to keep a mud-brick with him on which to prostrate while ...

Did the wives of the Prophet poison him as narrated by al-Ayyashi?

Did the wives of the Prophet poison him as narrated by al-Ayyashi?
This is a follow up question from the original question posted here: Was the Holy Prophet poisoned and martyred or did he die a natural death? - Please read that post first before reading this.Question:Did the two wives of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) poison him as narrated by al-Ayyashi?Al-Ayyashi reported in his Tafsir (Volume 1, Page 200, Hadith 152), from Abdul Samad ibn Bashir, from Abi Abdillah (as) who said: “Do you know whether the ...

Nose bleed and the blood entering the throat when fasting/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

Nose bleed and the blood entering the throat when fasting/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer
a) Can this act make fasting void (Baatel)?b) Does it make a difference the blood enters the mouth or passes the ...

Doubts

Doubts
1 Question: Even though some manufacturers write on their products that they have been made of natural silk, we doubt such a claim because of the goods very low price. Is it permissible for us to wear such an item and say salãt in it? Answer: With doubt [whether the silk is pure], it is permissible to wear and say salãt in it. 2 Question: Can Muslim, who rents a fully furnished house in the West, consider everything in it to be ...

I want to make sure that all my deeds are performed according to Islamic laws. The obsession has affected my ordinary life. I need you advice.

I want to make sure that all my deeds are performed according to Islamic laws. The obsession has affected my ordinary life. I need you advice.
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Why do jurisprudents and theologians oppose the notion of wahdat al-wujud?

Why do jurisprudents and theologians oppose the notion of wahdat al-wujud?
 1. The notion of 'wahdat al-wujud' [Unity of Being] is a monistic understanding of tawheed, the doctrine of oneness of God. It is considered one of the most fundamental concepts in mysticism and in mystical schools especially that of Ibn Arabi.  According to this principle, existence [wujud] is a single and eternal reality which is no one other than God. No one other God has real existence. Whatever comes to our sight are in reality ...

Can one take narcotics during the holy month of Ramadan to be able to wake at dawn?

Can one take narcotics during the holy month of Ramadan to be able to wake at dawn?
question It is hard for me to wake up at dawn during the holy month of Ramadan. Some nights I will take a narcotic to keep me awake; it gives me an energy boost, enabling me to recite Quran and offer prayers throughout the night. What is the ruling on this? Concise answer Considering the substantial individual and societal harms of drugs, they are haram.[2] 2. If you want to wake up at dawn during the holy month of Ramadan, you ...

Could you give some instructions for what remains of the life of a spinster who regrets being unjust to herself by turning down many earlier proposals?

Could you give some instructions for what remains of the life of a spinster who regrets being unjust to herself by turning down many earlier proposals?
Could you give some instructions for what remains of the life of a spinster who regrets being unjust to herself by turning down many earlier proposals?Question: I was an unveiled girl at the university. I fed on the worldly cultures until I became self-conceited and thus killed my chance for happiness. One young man after another would come asking for my hand, but I kept refusing, wishing for the knight of my dreams to come, but he never did, or ...

How is it possible to get rid of obsession with cleanness and uncleanness?

How is it possible to get rid of obsession with cleanness and uncleanness?
[16] Tawdhih al-Masail (with annotation) [together with Treatises of other Maraje'], vol.2, p. 926.[17] For further information about views of religious authorities see: Mahmoodi, Sayyid Mohsen, Masail Jadid az Didgah Ulama wa Maraje' Taqlid, vol.4, p. 145, Sahib al-Zaman Publications, 2nd edition, 1384 (Persian calendar).[18] Ibid, vol.1, p. 133 and 134.[19] ...

What is the meaning of mutawatir and ma'roof traditions?

What is the meaning of mutawatir and ma'roof traditions?
What is the meaning of mutawatir and marfu' traditions? Please explain.Concise answerFor information about the meaning of mutawatir traditions and its various types, see index "the criterion for verbal, spiritual and ambiguous mutawatir traditions", question 2412.Ma'ruf HadithDifferent definitions have been presented for Ma'ruf tradition:1. A ma'ruf tradition is one whose text and it is content are well-known among narrators.2. A ma'ruf ...

What advice does Ayatollah Khomenehie give to the Muslims in America?

What advice does Ayatollah Khomenehie give to the Muslims in America?

What advice does Ayatollah Khomenehie give to the Muslims in America?
Concise answer

Asalaamu Alaikum,

Other than the topics which he has conveyed in his public announcements (which are available on his website[1]) the Supreme Leader has not expressed anything else in particular.

 

The Divine Mercy and the Punishment in the Hereafter

The Divine Mercy and the Punishment in the Hereafter
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The groundlessness of the chain of transmission of Ḥadīth aḍ-Ḍuḥḍāḥ

The groundlessness of the chain of transmission of Ḥadīth aḍ-Ḍuḥḍāḥ
The groundlessness of the chain of transmission of Ḥadīth aḍ-Ḍuḥḍāḥ As it has been stated earlier, the narrators of Ḥadīth aḍ-Ḍuḥḍāḥ are Sufyān ibn Sa‘īd ath-Thawrī, ‘Abd al-Malik ibn ‘Umayr, ‘Abd al-‘Azīz ibn Muḥammad ad-Darāwardī, and Layth ibn Sa‘d. Now, we will cite some statements of Sunnī scholars of ‘ilm ar-rijāl in order to have a clear idea of the personal records of these ...

What is the tafsir (interpretation) of Surah At-Tin?

What is the tafsir (interpretation) of Surah At-Tin?
I was pondering on Surah Wat-Tin and want to know what do we make out with the swears of Allah. What does what does "Wat-Tin"ِ represent? Is it because of fruit's ingredients, or it is a symbol of the Prophet of that area that it is grown or the land where it is grown? Is there any other interpretation? Similarly what does Waz-Zaytoon represent? And what does the next verse "wa tur-e senin" symbolize? Then we have وَهَـٰذَا ...

What is the history of Ibadiyya and where do the Ibadies live?

What is the history of Ibadiyya and where do the Ibadies live?
Most of the Orientalists consider the Ibadi movement or Ibadism as the last survived branch of the Kharijites. Most of them live in Oman or some places in North Africa. What are the theological viewpoints of this People and are they Nasibis?Concise answerThe Ibadi movement linked to Abdullah bin Ibadh is a group of moderate Kharijites and the dominant sect in Oman and north Africa. However, Ibadis deny anything more than a passing relation to ...