shar`i question

What is the effect of helping poor people in the hereafter?

In a letter to his eldest son Imam Hassan (AS), Imam Ali (AS) wrote: If you see a poor person who can carry your provision to Day of Judgment, and tomorrow when you need it, give it back to you, make the most of this opportunity of helping him/her, and (this way) place you provision on his/her shoulder. And if …

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Buying, selling and keeping products which promote non-Islamic values / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about buying, selling and keeping products which promote non-Islamic values. Question: Is it allowed to buy, sell, and keep products with “Barbie” photos on them which are produced in USA for special purpose? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: To buy, sell, and keep any product which the non-Islamic producing country uses its income to …

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Which characteristics are so crucial in the lives of the human beings?

It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: All the good things in life have been gathered in three characteristics; to look, to stay silent, and to speak. Therefore, any look/gaze without consideration and without learning a lesson from it, is an oversight. And any silence which is without thought/thinking is negligence. And …

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Maintaining connection with irreligious family and relatives / the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about maintaining connection with irreligious family and relatives. Question: What is the ruling about maintaining connection with irreligious and sinful family/relatives? What if they commit sins in our presence? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Connection with family/relatives must not be cut, but this does not mean visiting each other; rather the point is to maintain …

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Who are the two-faced people according to Imam Al-Asakari (AS)?

It is narrated from Imam Al-Hassan Al-Askari (AS) who said: The one who has two faces and two tongues is a bad person; such person, praises friends and brothers when they are present, but says bad things and reproaches them in their absence, this act is like eating their flesh. When the two-faced person sees friends and brothers in comfort …

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Performing Mot’ah (temporary marriage) for having a halal relationship in cyberspace / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered question about Mot’ah (temporary marriage) in cyberspace. Question: 1) Is it correct to perform Mot’ah in cyberspace for having a Halal relationship in cyberspace? 2) Is it essential to know the other person at the time of reciting for marriage contract? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: 1) Writing is not enough, but there is no problem …

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