Monthly Archives: January 2019

is it possible to point out a section of the Quran as reference for Imamate?

The Quran is the book of divine law, human cultivation, the book of wisdom and divine guidance whose agenda is to inform, educate and train in morals, beliefs and practice. The Quran mainly addresses issues, especially ahkam, from a general perspective, leaving the specifics to the Prophet (sa) and his successors, the true interpreters (as); such as prayer, fasting, zakat, …

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The Matrimonial Relationship in the Quranic View

Among the moral titles pertaining to the marital relationship is Allah’s saying: “And treat them kindly,” i.e. you ought not to complicate matters and contrive to dissolve the marriage, but rather maintain a rational way of thinking. Instead of rushing into divorce, you must examine the issue thoroughly and consider all the possible consequences: “Then if you hate them, it …

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Questions in Relationships

Q [1]  Can I go to the funeral of my non-Muslim friend? It is permissible for the purpose of good companionship. Q [2]  I have heard that it is prohibited to cut ties with one’s relatives. Is that true? Does this also include relatives who have left Islam, or mock it and its followers? It is permissible to communicate with …

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Entertainment

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding  entertainment. According to Shafaqna the questions and answers are as follows: Question 1: What is the criterion of [chess] being haraam as a gambling tool? Is it the preparation with the intent of gambling or through use of urf (generally accepted practice, custom, or usage)? Also, is there any difference between an …

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Understanding & spirituality of reading the Quran

The Quran is the word of the Ever-Living God; it has been sent down to guide humans for all times to come. No book can be like it. As you come to the Quran, God speaks to you. To read the Quran is to hear Him, to converse with Him, and to walk in His ways. It is the encounter …

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The Quran and Visiting Relatives

Visiting relatives is one of the very good deeds that the Prophet, and the Imams have much insisted on. Mulla Husayn Fayz, who was a great philosopher, mystic and scholar spent his life with the Glorious Quran and Prophetic traditions. He considered visiting the relatives to include going to see them, and helping the relatives with their finances or business, …

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Remain optimistic in times of hardship

Each and every one of us has dealt with and experienced difficult times at one time or another. Whether it’s facing challenges such as not getting a job, dealing with a difficult neighbor, struggling along financially, coping with health problems, or nursing a damaged relationship, we all at one stage have faced adversity and trials. As Muslims however we are …

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What is the relationship between a name and the named especially in regards to the names of the Infallibles (a.s.)?

The discussion concerning the prophets’ names and those of the infallible imams (a.s.) and the development of those names in the history of human civilizations would require us to conduct a comprehensive and hermeneutical investigation.  The relationship and interconnection between a word and its meaning especially when it comes to the names of the infallibles precisely indicate the special position …

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Kaffarah

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding Kaffarah . According to Shafaqna the questions and answers are as follows: Question 1: If a person breaks his oath, what is the penalty? Answer: If a person takes an oath that he will perform an act (e.g. that he will fast) or will refrain from doing an act (e.g. that he …

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