shar`i question

Questions about socializing with non-Muslims / The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about socializing with non-Muslims. Question: Is it possible to give financial or spiritual help to non-Muslims? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: There is no problem with helping. Question: What is the ruling about accepting presents from disbelievers? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: There is no problem and the presents become the property of the persons who …

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Questions about women’s sport / the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about women’s sport. Question1: Can women take up different types of wrestling, and can they watch live uncovered parts of men’s bodies wrestling on television without enjoyment? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Anything which harms the human being is Haram, and according to Wajib precaution, a woman should not look at parts of the body …

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Can an AIDS sufferer marry a healthy person? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the marriage between an AIDS sufferer and a healthy person. Question: Can an AIDS sufferer marry a healthy person? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Yes, but cannot deceive the other party; meaning, cannot present himself/herself as healthy at the time of pre-marriage ceremony, despite knowing that he/she is ill. In addition, it is …

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The way to restore righteousness of the person who has committed a sin / the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answers

The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about restoring righteousness (the quality of morally justifiable) of the person who has committed a sin. Question: Whenever a person has committed one of the two cases of lying or backbiting, does his righteousness cease to be valid? Is it necessary to be certain that he has repented; for his righteousness to be …

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