Monthly Archives: August 2019

Islamic instructions are for all occasions and all times

Islamic instructions are designed to direct a human being during all the months of the year. The fact is that our enemy is trying to deceive us at all the times of the day and the night, neither our inner desires nor the outside enemy will leave us alone. It is possible to befriend with any of our enemies but …

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A theology student gets high marks by cheating and is entitled to extra financial help; what is the ruling about his financial help? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the theology student who cheats for high marks in order to be entitled for extra financial help. Question: A theology student gets high marks by cheating and is entitled to extra financial help; what is the ruling about his financial help? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: The use of this part of …

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Friends of Satan

Some devils have abodes and as mentioned in Ayah 36 of Surah Al-Zokhruf, Allah (SWT) said: Has infiltrated the soul of the human being, somehow that person is not bothered anymore, Satan is a soulmate at all the times and this is because that person is not righteous. Some other Satans cannot infiltrate but they weaken a believer as mentioned …

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What is the duty if a qualification is obtained by cheating which is effective in all aspects of a person’s life? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about obtaining a qualification by cheating. Question: What is the duty if a qualification is obtained by cheating which is effective in all aspects of a person’s life? The Grand ayatollah Sistani: Cheating is Haram, but if from the point of view of expertise and ability of doing the job, the person is …

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Iranian pop singers to sing for Gaza

A number of Iranian pop singers are going to hold concerts in Tehran in support of the people and children of Gaza. The Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the Office of Music in the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has authorized 11 pop singers to have live performances in Tehran for the festival of “Singing of Love and Hope …

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Must a Marja Taqleed (religious authority) be followed who is known to be the most knowledgeable? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroudi’s answer

The Grand Ayatollah Shahroudi answered a question about following a Marja Taqleed. Question: Must a Marja Taqleed (religious authority) be followed who is known to be the most knowledgeable? For example when it is well known that Mr A is the most knowledgeable among Maraje, can’t Mr B be followed? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroudi: Those who want to recognize a …

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Pray for those who misbehave out of ignorance

It is narrated that when in the War of Ohud, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) lost 4 of his teeth as well as injuring his face, the companions told him: Why don’t you curse those who caused your injuries? The Prophet replied: I have not come for cursing and damning, I have been sent to pray and ask for mercy; …

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What is the ruling about criticizing and talking about negative points of candidates (in elections) in public? The Grand Ayatollah makarem’s answer

The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about candidates (in elections) criticizing each other in public. Question: What is the ruling about criticizing and talking about negative points of candidates (in elections) in gatherings or between two individuals? The Grand Ayatollah makarem: there is no problem if it is consultation for voting; but their characteristics must be talked about; …

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Characteristics of a wise person

Imam Ali (AS) said: A wise person will concentrate all of his/her worldly as well as hereafter affairs into 3 categories. Firstly to organise and plan the issues relating to daily living and earnings, secondly try to prepare for the life of hereafter and the Day of Judgment, and thirdly enjoy all the Halal things of this life [1]. [1] …

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