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What is the best gift that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) has given to human beings?

What is the best gift that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) has given to human beings?
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What is the difference between ascetic and romantic mysticism? And is romantic mysticism approved?

What is the difference between ascetic and romantic mysticism? And is romantic mysticism approved?
The ethics of the Ahlul-Bayt is based on virtue, as the main figures in this field were particularly pious. In this mysticism, love is for the truth and for the immortal source, but the mysticism which is based upon imagination of the mind and the dreams of others like the false mysticism such as the circle mysticism which never helps one's sublimity and improvement but makes one obsessed with imaginations and has no result but waste of ...

I would like to know if we can use nicotine patches for smoking cessation during the month of Ramadan.

I would like to know if we can use nicotine patches for smoking cessation during the month of Ramadan.
  Concise answer These are the responses we acquired from the offices of the maraje’: The office of the Grand Ayatullah Khamenei: It isn't problematic. The office of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani: It isn't problematic. The office of the Grand Ayatullah Safi Golpaygani: Using patches of any sort is permissible, but all things that prevent water from reaching the skin must be removed when performing wudu or ...

The unity of the Divine creative power [khāliqiyyah]

The unity of the Divine creative power [khāliqiyyah]
2. The unity of the Divine creative power [khāliqiyyah] The unity of the Divine creative power is one of the degrees of monotheism which is acknowledged by both reason [‘aql] and revelation [naql]. In the parlance of reason, we in relation to God represent a ‘contingent’ [imkānī] order which is devoid of any sort of perfection [kamāl] and beauty [jamāl], and whatever a thing possesses originally emanates from the fountain of the ...

Is it allowed to play flute when commemorating dead persons? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

Is it allowed to play flute when commemorating dead persons? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer
Question: At this time a custom emerging that in the 3rd, 7th, and 40th day after the death of a person, in addition to eulogies, and speeches, flute (pipe) is used to play sad music, and people cry. This happens sometimes in the Mosque, and in Hossaynia, and sometimes in the cemetery. Is this (playing pipe) allowed in the mentioned places or ...

What is the origin of difference and dispute in the family from Quranic perspective?

What is the origin of difference and dispute in the family from Quranic perspective?
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Clothing

Clothing
1 Question: Is there any restriction to wear pant having a long bottom, so that it come under our feet? Answer: In the present time, the context of hijab is the modest covering of a Muslim woman. A woman should not show her beauty or adornments except what appears by uncontrolled factors such as the wind blowing her clothes, and the head covers should be drawn so as to cover the hair, the neck and the bosom. 2 Question: Are girls ...

Doubt of pregnant woman if fasting is harmful to the foetus/The Grand Ayatollah Khamenie’s answer

Doubt of pregnant woman if fasting is harmful to the foetus/The Grand Ayatollah Khamenie’s answer
Question: Is fasting Wajeb for a pregnant woman who does not know if fasting is harmful to her foetus or ...

Seeking This World VS. Seeking the Hereafter (Akhirah)

 Seeking This World VS. Seeking the Hereafter (Akhirah)
How does Islam view the relation between this world and the hereafter (Akhirah)? Does Islam consider them as two completely separate and different matters? How does Islam describe people who only strive for this world in comparison to the people who strive for the hereafter? 1- Amir al-Mu'minin (PBUH) said: 'One who seeks this world, then death shall look for him/her till it takes him/her out of this world; and one who seeks the hereafter, then ...

Grand Ayatollah Sistani answers some questions on fasting

Grand Ayatollah Sistani answers some questions on fasting
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The ruling about the mix of dead and alive fish at the time of fishing/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

The ruling about the mix of dead and alive fish at the time of fishing/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer
The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about mixing dead and alive fish at the time of fishing. Question: At the time of fishing if it is noticed that some fish have been dead in water before fishing but are mixed with Halal and clean fish, and it is not possible to separate them due to large number of fish; what is the ruling in this situation? What is the ruling if the number is small? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Must avoid all ...

How can the holy Quran help us?

How can the holy Quran help us?

Imam Ali (AS) said: A person who is (a constant) companion of the Quran is guided by it and his/her deviation from the right path, as well as the blindness of his/her heart will be diminished. Be aware that a person who has the Quran, has no need (is independent) and without the Quran will not be independent [1].

[1] Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 176.

Did Mukhtar keep any love of Abu Bakr and Umar in his heart? Why didn’t he defend Imam Hussein in Karbala?

Did Mukhtar keep any love of Abu Bakr and Umar in his heart? Why didn’t he defend Imam Hussein in Karbala?
Is it true that Mukhtar Thaqafi kept love of Abu Bakr and Umar in his heart and it is said that he is going to fall down Sirat Bridge and Imam Hussein (AS) will save him. Where was he when Imam Hussein rose up against Yazid? Why didn’t he defend the Imam?Concise answerThe traditions about Mukhtar in our sources are divided into two categories; some of them praise and others simply reproach him.  The scholars who specialize in hadith ...

What is the ruling about breach of promise by a man towards his wife and children? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani’s answer

What is the ruling about breach of promise by a man towards his wife and children? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani’s answer
The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani answered a question about breach of promise by a man towards his wife and children. Question: What is the ruling about breach of promise by a man towards his wife and children? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid: Breach of promise is allowed but it is detested. And if at the time of making a promise, had intended to breach it, it is Haram, and according to Wajib precaution, if (a man) does not want to fulfill his ...

Fish

Fish
1 Question: Is it permissible to eat lobster, crayfish, and snails? Answer: It is not permissible to eat from marine animals anything except fish that has scale; shrimp is considered from that category [of permissible sea animals]. But other than fish, like lobster, and similarly the fish that does not have scale is ...

Is it appropriate to perform Istikharah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers

Is it appropriate to perform Istikharah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers
The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about performing Istikharah. Question: Is performing Istikharah as is customary among us nowadays, religiously approved and appropriate? And is there any harm in repeating it if it is accompanied with paying Sadaqah (offerings in the way of charity) equal to the number of times the person requests Istikharah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Istikharah is performed after thinking and consultation, at ...

Why knowledge without educating the heart is harmful?

Why knowledge without educating the heart is harmful?
[1] Sahifeyeh Imam, Vol. 14, Page ...

What is meant by this saying of Imam Ali, "Do you suppose that you are only a small body, while the macrocosm is placed within you?"

What is meant by this saying of Imam Ali, "Do you suppose that you are only a small body, while the macrocosm is placed within you?"

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 ...

Grand Ayatollah Sistani answers some inquiries regarding gold

Grand Ayatollah Sistani answers some inquiries regarding gold
Grand Ayatollah Sistani answers some inquiries regarding ...