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Saturday 4th of February 2023
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Is calling on someone tantamount to worshipping him and to polytheism?

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 ...

Who are the Ahlulbayt?

Who are the Ahlulbayt?
Who are the ahlulbayt? "Ahlulbayt" literally means "People of the House" ('Ahl' means "people", while 'bayt' means "house"). Its meaning in context of Islamic vernacular is "members of the household of the Prophet". The Ahlulbayt are one of the two most important sources of Islamic guidance after the demise of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP). The holy Qur'an, when referring to them, states:" . . . . Verily Allah intends to keep off from ...

Question: The phenomenon of spinsterhood in Muslim countries is painful and full of grief.

Question: The phenomenon of spinsterhood in Muslim countries is painful and full of grief.
Question: The phenomenon of spinsterhood in Muslim countries is painful and full of grief. In Egypt for example, statistics confirm that there are three million and eight hundred thousand unmarried girls who are past thirty years in age.Studies attribute this matter to the excessive dowries and high costs of marriage besides that there are a great number of girls who are afraid of marriage itself.Ahmad Rif’at, a member of the Royal Society of ...

Who was Jesus if not the literal son of God?

Who was Jesus if not the literal son of God?
Who was Jesus if not the literal son of God?According to the Bible in Matthew 21:11 "And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee." This was Jesus. He was a prophet of God. He was sent like other prophets to deliver the message of his ONE and only ONE God (glory be to Him). Also, in Luke 24:19 the Bible says "And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet ...

The Difference Between A Miracle and Supernatural Events

The Difference Between A Miracle and Supernatural Events
The Difference Between A Miracle and Supernatural EventsQ: What is the difference between supernatural occurances that are preformed by those who practice yoga (a Hindu discipline to reach perfect spiritual insight) and miracles (preformed by prophets)? A: Miraculous events that - by divine authorization - are preformed by prophets and holy saints (Awliyah) have two qualities that distinguish them from Supernatural events preformed by those who ...

Can Salaat Imam Zaman (AJ) be performed in congregation? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

Can Salaat Imam Zaman (AJ) be performed in congregation? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about performing Salaat Imam Zaman (AJ).

Question: Can Salaat Imam Zaman (AJ) be performed in congregation or in a group?

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: It (Salaat Imam Zaman (AJ)) is not allowed in congregation but there is no problem in a group.

Source: PERSIAN SHAFAQNA

The ruling about eating giraffe, kangaroo, and penguin meat/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

The ruling about eating giraffe, kangaroo, and penguin meat/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer
The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about eating giraffe, kangaroo, and penguin meat. Question: What is the ruling about eating giraffe, kangaroo, and penguin meat? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Avoid eating giraffe meat according to Wajib precaution. According to Wajib precaution eating kangaroo meat is not allowed. Penguin is considered as a bird, so if it has maw or gizzard and/or thorn behind the heel is Halal, otherwise it is ...

How did Imam Sadeq (AS) raise four thousand students?

How did Imam Sadeq (AS) raise four thousand students?
However, you should pay attention to the following points: In the science of hadith, the narrator (the one who quotes) and the one who is quoted as saying are also referred to as student and teacher; therefore, It is likely that what is considered as four thousand students for Imam Sadeq (AS) is taken from this expression. So, four thousand students for him is specifically based on the above mentioned expression, but there is no reason to prove ...

Is the Imam of the time married and have children?

Is the Imam of the time married and have children?
 Although it appears from some of the narrations and claims of the infallibles that the Imam of the time has spouse and children, there are also some narrations with a degree of validity that specify he has no children. In any case, it is likely that he has a wife and children, but we also have not found any valid tradition to be sure of his marriage and children. And it is not necessary to pursue this issue because what is certain is that ...

Is seeking help from someone other than God regarded as a kind of polytheism [shirk]?

Is seeking help from someone other than God regarded as a kind of polytheism [shirk]?
Is seeking help from someone other than God regarded as a kind of polytheism [shirk]?                                                               Reply: From the viewpoint of reason and logic of revelation, just as all human beings, nay, all phenomena of the world, are in need of God in their creation, they are also in need of Him for their subsistence. In this regard, the Holy ...

Is Fadak Sermon of Lady Fatima Zahra in Muhammad bin Jarir Tabari’s ‘Dalael al-Imamah’ authentic

Is Fadak Sermon of Lady Fatima Zahra in Muhammad bin Jarir Tabari’s ‘Dalael al-Imamah’ authentic
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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 ...

What are the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (atf) and the events that shall take place thereupon?

What are the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (atf) and the events that shall take place thereupon?
I have heard that some Shiite Muslims turn to disbelievers and some Christians, seeing Jesus offer prayers behind the Imam of Time, will convert to Islam. In addition, it is said that during the period of reappearance half of the knowledge of the world will be discovered and unveiled to mankind. Please elaborate on the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (atf). Your question concerning the reappearance of the Imam of Time can be investigated ...

Governance of Jurist

Governance of Jurist
1 Question: What is Grand Ayatollah Sistani's opinion about Wilayat-e Faqih (governance of jurist)? Answer: Every jurisprudent (Faqih) has wilayah (guardianship) over non-litigious affairs. Non-litigious affairs are called "al-omour al-hesbiah". As for general affairs to which social order is linked, wilayah of a Faqih and enforcement of wilayah depend on certain conditions one of which is popularity of Faqih among majority of ...

What are the results of disrespecting the parents

What are the results of disrespecting the parents
Not being able to worship and abandon the sins, Imam Reza (peace be upon him) says regarding this issue: " Allah Almighty has forbidden disobeying the parents and not observing their rights, because it brings about incapability of being successful to obey the commands and orders of Allah ...

The way the foetus can inherit/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

The way the foetus can inherit/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa
The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the way the foetus can inherit. Question: If a man dies whilst his wife is pregnant, can the foetus inherit? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Whenever there is a child in the mother’s stomach from the deceased, and there are other inheritors in that level like children, and father and mother, at the time of dividing the inheritance, the shares of two sons must be put aside for the ...

The Holy Quran and Hadith on Music

The Holy Quran and Hadith on Music
By: A. H. SheriffAfter briefly explaining the evil effects of Music and dance, now time has come to give here some of the ayats of the Qur’an and some of the traditions of the Holy Prophet (S) and Imams (a.s.) on this subject.Here are four Ayats of the Qur’an which forbid the Muslims from indulging into music."So abstain from the pollution of the idols and abstain from false vain words." [22:30].The Arabic word "Zoor" has several ...

Freedom of women in the Islamic system

Freedom of women in the Islamic system
Freedom of women in the Islamic system     Question:  You have been accused of being against civilisation and you have turned the accusation against the Shah.  That is not necessarily convincing.  How do you stand on specific issues like agrarian reform, industrialisation and the status of women?   Reply:  . . . As for women, Islam has never been against their freedom.  It is, to the contrary, opposed to the idea of woman-as-object ...

Rules of the lost property when found

Rules of the lost property when found
Any lost property other than an animal, which does not bear any sign by means of which it may be possible to locate its owner, irrespective of whether its value is less than a dirham (12.6 chickpeas of coined silver) or not, can be kept for himself by one who finds it, but the recommended precaution is that he gives it away as Sadaqah on behalf of the owner, whoever he may be. 2574. If a person finds a property whose value is less than a ...

Is celebrating the birthday of the saints [awliyā’] of God a kind of polytheism and innovation [bid‘ah]?

Is celebrating the birthday of the saints [awliyā’] of God a kind of polytheism and innovation [bid‘ah]?
Is celebrating the birthday of the saints [awliyā’] of God a kind of polytheism and innovation [bid‘ah]?                                                               Reply: Although honoring the memory of meritorious servants of God by celebrating their birthday is an indisputable issue from the perspective of learned men, in a bid to remove any kind of doubt in this regard, ...