shar`i question

Speech and speaking is a part of deed

[B] – [/B]Imam Ali (AS) said: Everyone should know that their speech and speaking is also a part of their actions, do not say or speak more than it is necessary [1]. [1] Nahjul Balagha, Wisdom Number 349.

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Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:3, Part-2) – By: Mohammad Sobhanie

[B]Characteristics of Righteous People[/B] بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ ﴿[LINK=http://tanzil.net/#2:3]٣[/LINK]﴾ (Righteous people) are those who believe in the unseen and establish Salaat (the obligatory daily prayers performed five times each day) and spend in charity from what We (Allah) have provided them. Commentary: The second quality of righteous people is to establish the …

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General rules of work, investment for Muslims in the West

As a principle, it is permissible for a Muslim to engage, as an employee of a non-Muslim in various vital activities of life and in different kinds of [company], of general benefit so that he may be of use to himself and humanity. This permission is conditional to the fact that such work is not forbidden by the laws of …

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Abortion

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding abortion. According to Shafaqna the questions and answers are as follows: Question: Is a mother allowed to abort the feotus, if she does not want it while the soul has not yet entered it and there is no serious danger to the mother’s life? Answer: he is not allowed to do that, …

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Graves

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding Graves. According to Shafaqna the questions and answers are as follows: Question 1: If transferring a deceased Muslim to Muslim country entails great difficulty, is it permissible to bury the body in cemeteries of non-Muslims from among the followers of the revealed religions [that is, Ahlul Kitãb]? Answer: It is not permissible …

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Ayatollah Makarem : Takfiri beliefs roots must be dried out

Senior cleric Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi said roots of Takfiri beliefs should be dried out by Islamic Ulama, media and thinkers, because military confrontation with such a terrorist group is not adequate. He made the remarks in a meeting with the UN Secretary General Special Envoy for Iraq Nicolay Mladenov and his accompanying delegation here on Monday evening. ‘Of course, …

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Mourning and lamentation for Imam Hussein

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding  Mourning. According to Shafaqna the question and answer are as follows: Question: What is the philosophy of Azadari (mourning and lamentation) for Imam Husain? Answer: There is no doubt that the tragedy of Kerbala, when ascribed to the killers, is a criminal and terrible act. However when ascribed to Husain (A) himself, …

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Mosque

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding mosques. According to Shafaqna the question and answer are as follows: Question1 : Is it permissible for the people of Ahlul Kitãb and other non-Muslims to enter the mosques (masjid) and other Islamic places of worship [like husayniyya or imambargah which are not masjid]? And is it necessarily for us to enforce …

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Mourning for Imam Hussein

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding mourning. According to Shafaqna the question and answer are as follows: Question 1: Is mourning for Imam Hussain and other Infallibles (a.s.) recommended? Answer: Yes, it is recommended and God will reward those who sincerely revive their memories and commemorate their martyrdom? Question 2: I have a question about matam (Azadari) and …

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