shar`i question

What is the ruling about friendship with non-Mahram whilst fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

The Grand Ayatollah makarem Shirazi answered a question about friendship with non-Mahram whilst fasting. Question: What is the ruling about friendship with non-Mahram whilst fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Firstly, friendship with non-Mahram is Haram, and must repent immediately, and cut this relation. Secondly, if talking with non-Mahram is more than the usual talks and causes mischief, it is Haram. …

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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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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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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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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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