Some people accuse the Shia of having a different Quran or of believing that some of the verses of the Quran that is available today are different than the Quran at the time of the Prophet (S). This is a very dangerous accusation because it affects the validity of any argument or belief which relies on the Quran as a …Read More »
Can you give me some references where Sunni scholars have narrated alteration in the Quran? I need a detailed answer because the kids at my college are being faced with these questions by Sunni students. Your early reply will be appreciated.Concise answer Many hadiths can be found in Sunni references [some of those references being the Sihah Sittah, which are …Read More »
Why is the Quran divided into verses? Are there chapters of the Quran that have been revealed in whole and at one time to the Prophet (pbuh)?
Why is the Quran divided into verses? Are there chapters of the Quran that have been revealed in whole and at one time to the Prophet (pbuh)?questionWhat is the reasoning behind the Quran’s division into verses? How many chapters of the Quran have been individually revealed to the Prophet (pbuh)?Concise answer The Quran has been revealed in two ways. The …Read More »
The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi protested against the recent events in Saudi Arabia and declared: We warn the Saudi officials that these harsh behaviours will provoke the feelings of world’s Shia Muslims and followers of Ahlul Bait (AS) and will have bad consequences. Terrifying reports of Saudi’s behaviours towards Shias of Qatif and Ehsa have been reported. Some of their …Read More »
I Q  If I am on a website such as Facebook or Youtube and see some people talking badly about a Shia brother, am I obligated to post something to defend him? Or is it only recommended? It is better to defend the said person if it is considered as defeating oppression or propagating the true religion. Q  …Read More »
The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani expressed his views regarding young adult girls who are not able to fast due to physical weakness
The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered the question regarding young adult girls who cannot fast due to physical weakness. Question: What is the ruling about the girls who reached the age of adulthood but due to body weakness are not able to fast? Must they pay Kaffarah? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani: In the name of Allah (SWT); being physically …Read More »
The first hadith (tradition) in ‘Elal al-Sharaye’ is regarding a person who lied to Lady Fatima Zahra about Ali seeking the hand of Abul Jahl’s daughter for marriage. In reality, there was no such incident and the false news about Ali bin Abi Talib (as) was spread by his (as) enemies who wanted to create discord between Fatima and Ali, …Read More »
What are the meanings of the informative attributes of Allah? What are the Sunni and Shia viewpoints in this regard?
Khabariyah or informative attributes refer to attributes which have been mentioned in the Quran and narrations and have no proofs other than textual evidence. Among those attributes, “yadullah” (Hand of Allah) and “‘ainullah” (Eye of Allah) are examples contained in the Quran. The Shia school following the Household (Ahlul-Bayt), peace be upon them, believe that God, the Glorified, is free …Read More »
Q  My sisters and I inherited a house from my late parents. After some years, my sisters decided to gift their share to me. I moved to the house. Can they withdraw it in Sharia after 18 years? It is invalid to undo the gifting if the gift was physically received by the recipient as seems to be the …Read More »
The proper means of entertainment has been a subject of debate among scholars. It is a delicate matter that needs an extensive research and scrutiny. The following are a series of questions that people have directed to His Eminence, the late Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra): Q: What is the ruling on reading love and romance stories, knowing …Read More »