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Repentance

Repentance
called out, "There is no God but You. Glory be to You. I have done evil." So We answered him and delivered him out of grief even so do We deliver the believers. (Quran 21:87-8) In my last two discourses, I explained that worship and prayer, if correctly performed, eventually leads to a true affinity to God. The human being, through worship, will be a real servant of God and a real servant has a true affinity to God. In other words, to be a real ...

Who is responsible to select endowment trustees? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

Who is responsible to select endowment trustees? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer
The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about selecting endowment trustees (custodian). Question: Who is responsible to select endowment trustees? Is it the case for those who run the Islamic country or purely a personal issue? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: The trusteeship and the supervision of the endowment is the responsibility of those who have been appointed by the one who endows, and must not be acted against that. Yes, ...

What is the difference between Satan and the carnal soul?

What is the difference between Satan and the carnal soul?
Man's real identity which is called soul has numerous aspects and layers. Qur’an mentions its three states (carnal, self-reproaching and peaceful).The carnal soul is formed when animalistic desires dominate man. It is a state of human soul that constantly commands human toward vices and to satisfy carnal desires.But Satan is literally and terminologically applied to any untamed and defiant creature whether human, jinn or animal.Iblis is a ...

Rules of the lost property when found

Rules of the lost property when found
Any lost property other than an animal, which does not bear any sign by means of which it may be possible to locate its owner, irrespective of whether its value is less than a dirham (12.6 chickpeas of coined silver) or not, can be kept for himself by one who finds it, but the recommended precaution is that he gives it away as Sadaqah on behalf of the owner, whoever he may be. 2574. If a person finds a property whose value is less than a ...

The duty of a fasting person with continuous bleeding gum/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

The duty of a fasting person with continuous bleeding gum/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer
Question: What is the duty of a fasting person with continuous bleeding ...

What are the results of disrespecting the parents

What are the results of disrespecting the parents
Not being able to worship and abandon the sins, Imam Reza (peace be upon him) says regarding this issue: " Allah Almighty has forbidden disobeying the parents and not observing their rights, because it brings about incapability of being successful to obey the commands and orders of Allah ...

In every case or instance of knowledge, the knower must be different from the known object. In order for myself to know the self, how can "I" know the self?

In every case or instance of knowledge, the knower must be different from the known object. In order for myself to know the self, how can "I" know the self?
 First of all, it should be mentioned that knowledge or recognition has several degrees and stages, so does self-recognition.  At every stage of recognition, it is not necessary that the knower be different from the known. For instance, man's non-detailed [ijmali] knowledge of his own self is knowledge by presence. In this kind of knowledge, the knower and the known are united and form a single entity.  There is no duality in this ...

The personality of Umm ul-Banin

The personality of Umm ul-Banin
.In the Sight of the Ahlul BaytUmm-ul-Banin had full knowledge of the actual standings and heavenly ranks of the Ahlul Bayt, therefore, she performed her duty towards them so perfectly. Historian have recorded that when she was carried to her husband,s house, al-Hasan and al- Husayn were sick. As soon as she noticed this, she willingly went on caressing them, using the nicest language. From that time onwards, she went on treating them very ...

Who are the Ahlulbayt?

Who are the Ahlulbayt?
Who are the ahlulbayt? "Ahlulbayt" literally means "People of the House" ('Ahl' means "people", while 'bayt' means "house"). Its meaning in context of Islamic vernacular is "members of the household of the Prophet". The Ahlulbayt are one of the two most important sources of Islamic guidance after the demise of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP). The holy Qur'an, when referring to them, states:" . . . . Verily Allah intends to keep off from ...

The Value of Friendship

The Value of Friendship
Love is a natural human feeling. It is for this reason we see every man is attracted by an internal power to other members of his kind. Thus, this instinctive need must be fulfilled and every one must establish brotherly relations with certain individuals or groups so as to benefit socially from such relations.Love is the foundation of security and comfort. It is the most enjoyable spiritual need which develops with time. There is not a more ...

What is your advice for those youths who are on the verge of getting married?

What is your advice for those youths who are on the verge of getting married?
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the behavioral role model of nation. People who were not identical with him both in attitudes and manners and they had their own specail morality and behavior publically insulted the Holy prophet peace be upon him and his progeny, but Allah commands in Sura Al Imran and said to Holy prophet:  «فَاعْفُ عَنْهُم » (Al Imran/159) forgive them, it means leave the fight one sided, when the ...

The way the foetus can inherit/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

The way the foetus can inherit/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa
The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the way the foetus can inherit. Question: If a man dies whilst his wife is pregnant, can the foetus inherit? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Whenever there is a child in the mother’s stomach from the deceased, and there are other inheritors in that level like children, and father and mother, at the time of dividing the inheritance, the shares of two sons must be put aside for the ...

Given the fact that the religion of Islam is the only right religion, why does the Quran speak of the possibility of the followers of other religions being saved from the Fire?

Given the fact that the religion of Islam is the only right religion, why does the Quran speak of the possibility of the followers of other religions being saved from the Fire?
 It has been stated clearly in Islamic doctrines and in the most sacred book of Islam, i.e. the Qur'an that those non-Muslims who stay on their pure God-gifted nature and do good deeds while Islam is not made known to them, they remain protected against the Fire.  Reference has been made to this fact in different parts of the Qur'an.  Obviously, that does not at all mean that Islam is not the right religion; rather, according to ...

The ruling about buying and selling misleading books/The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

The ruling about buying and selling misleading books/The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

Question: What is the ruling about buying and selling misleading books?

The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Buying and selling misleading books is not allowed, unless it is for responding to and rejecting their contents by someone who has the scientific ability.

Where was Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra buried?

Where was Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra buried?
Since Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra was oppressed after the demise of holy prophet (PBUH), she asked her husband Imam Ali(as) to wash her ceremonially at night, enshroud her at night and bury her at night so that those who oppressed her and caused her martyrdom do not attend her funeral ceremony, she also  decided that her grave be hidden, Imam Ali (as) did what he was asked and now her grave is not known. Although the place of her grave was known ...

Why is Surah Al-Baqarah called by this name?

Why is Surah Al-Baqarah called by this name?
The Surah Al-Baqarah is referred to by this name because the story of the cow of the Israelites in verses of 67 to 71 is repeated several times. (وَ إِذْ قالَ مُوسى لِقَوْمِهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ یَأْمُرُکُمْ أَنْ تَذْبَحُوا بَقَرَةً قالُوا أَ تَتَّخِذُنا هُزُواً قالَ أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ أَنْ أَکُونَ مِنَ ...

Does belching out what one has eaten invalidate the fast?

Does belching out what one has eaten invalidate the fast?
[1] Tawdihul-Masa’el (annotated by Imam Khomeini), vol. 1, pg. ...

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)

Questions Relating to Ashura/Karbala (1)
Question: Why did Imam Husain (a.s.) take his family with him to Karbala? He knew that their fate was death. Why did he not leave them and allow them to remain behind or stay in a safe place? Answer: The holy uprising of Imam Husain (a.s.) has two dimensions: 1. Martyrdom. 2. Accomplishing a Mission. The primary role of the women can be seen in the second dimension. Of course the women did have a role in upbringing and encouraging the warriors ...

Why did the holy Prophet used to cheer Imam Hasan (AS) when Imam Hussein (AS) and Imam Hasan (AS) were wrestling together? Was Imam Hasan liked more by Prophet?

Why did the holy Prophet used to cheer Imam Hasan (AS) when Imam Hussein (AS) and Imam Hasan (AS) were wrestling together? Was Imam Hasan liked more by Prophet?
" Imam Hussein (AS) and Imam Hasan (AS) were wrestling together before the messenger of Allah, and Prophet was cheering and heartening Imam Hasan (AS) and was telling him to take hold of Imam Hussein (AS). The messenger of Allah said: I am cheering Hasan, because the "Gabriel" is cheering Hussein, and he is telling Hussein to take hold of Hasan. ...

Keeping alive the remembrance of the Imam (pbuh)

Keeping alive the remembrance of the Imam (pbuh)
One of our important duties during the time of occultation is to remember our Imam (PBUH) more often in gatherings and in private, and to make gatherings for his remembrance:I heard Imam al-Sadiq (PBUH) saying, "Our Shia are compassionate among each other. When they hold a private meeting, they remember Allah. Verily, the remembrance of us is of the remembrance of Allah. When we are remembered, Allah has been remembered, and when our enemy is ...