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Perform ghusl for Fasting

Fasting: Question 10: Several drops of semen come out of me after passing urine, do I have to perform ghusl for prayer and fast each time the semen gets released? ... See answer
 

Women's wet dream in menses

Taharah » Ghusl » Obligatory Ghusl » Menstruation: Question 13: If a woman has a wet dream while she is in her menses, which ghusl is she supposed to perform first? ... See answer
 

Prayers in the direction of the Imams’ tombs

Prayer: Question 24: What is your opinion about the people including some mystics who offer their prayers in the direction of the Imams’ tombs? Is it not shirk (polytheistic)? ... See answer
 

Autopsy on human corpses for the students of medical science

Medicine » Autopsy: Question 38:What is the Islamic law concerning autopsy on human corpses for the students of medical science as part of their training program? What are the limits to be taken into consideration? ... See answer
 

Problem in showing Hazrat Abulfazl’s face on screen

Beliefs: Question 43:Question Concerning Showing Hazrat Abulfazl’s Face in a TV SerialAccording to received information, Hazrat Abulfazl’s face is supposed to be portrayed in a TV serial. Is there is any juristic problem in showing his face on screen? Is it not opposed to his dignity and wouldn’t it lower his spiritual character in public mind? That is because people have a heavenly and splendid image of him in their minds and showing his face on screen may degrade him from heaven to earth? ... See answer
 

What is the best and most suitable way of studying a subject?

Miscellaneous: Question 42:With due respect to Ayatollah Sheikh Muhammad Jawad Fazel Lankarani, my question is: What is the best and most suitable way of studying, understanding and comprehending a subject? I would like to request you to give me a piece of advice so that I may use it as a torch in my life. Thank you very much indeed. ... See answer
 

Is Hazrat Fatima's position higher than that of her infallible sons?

Beliefs: Question 41:Is Hazrat Fatima's position higher than that of her infallible sons? ... See answer
 

Prostrate without a zikr

Prayer » Obligatory Acts of Prayer » Sajdah (Prostration): Question 40:If a person places his forehead on a turbat during prostration and lifts up his head before he recites a zikr, is it counted a sajda? Secondly, if during prostration, his forehead starts bleeding and the turbat gets stained with blood, what is he supposed to do? ... See answer
 

How is the islamic economy superiority proved in practice?

Miscellaneous: Question 39:It is normally said that Islamic economy enjoys the best economic system and regulations, far better than those of other economic schools. My question is: How is this superiority proved in practice? How does Islam safely guarantee a sound economy without taxation? Please, answer the question in as much detail as possible. ... See answer
 

A question about the nature of diyah (blood money)

Qisas & Diyat » Diyah(blood money): Question 37:I would like to ask you a question about the nature of diyah (blood money)? Is it a divine punishment or considered a kind of reimbursement of the losses? Does it make a difference when the crime is committed intentionally or unintentionally or by mistake? ... See answer
 

Is the government liable for losses in public places?

Miscellaneous » Islamic Government: Question 36:If incidents like a blaze, collapse of a wall, landslides etc. take place in public government places such as public halls, terminals, cinema and chain stores as a result of which some people die, is the government liable for losses? ... See answer
 

Is the postman liable for what he must be deliverd?

Miscellaneous: Question 35:A person puts currency notes in an ordinary envelop and posts it to an address, the postman seeing it as an illegal act on the part of the sender, takes the money for him, is he liable? What if he is ignorant of the law? ... See answer
 

How did the marriage of Adam and Eve's children take place

Beliefs: Question 34:How did the marriage of Adam and Eve's children take place? Did their children commit incest or their marriage took place in a different way? ... See answer
 

Why the Imam of Time's(a.s) name is written in disjoined letters

Beliefs » Imam Zaman(a.s.): Question 33:Why do they write the real name of the last Imam, the Imam of Time (a.s.) in the form of disjointed letters as م ح م د))? What is the reason for it? ... See answer
 

Can the books and paper which contain holy names or verses of the Holy Quran be recycled?

Miscellaneous: Question 32:Can the books and paper which contain holy names or verses of the Holy Quran be recycled? ... See answer
 

Make clean the impure(najis) wall of the house

Taharah » Najasaat: Question 31: The wall of my house has become najis (impure). Can I make it clean by simply removing the impurity and pouring kurr water once on the najis part of the wall? Would it be sufficient? ... See answer
 

Perform half of ghusl in tartibi manner and the other half in an irtimasi manner

Taharah » Ghusl: Question 30: Is it permissible to perform half of ghusl in tartibi (sequential) manner and the other half in an irtimasi manner? For example, he immerses his head in the water and then washes the right and left sides of his body sequentially because, by doing so, he becomes certain that water has reached all parts of his head.

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The People of the Book are taher(ritually pure)

Miscellaneous » People of the Book: Question 29: I had asked a question about the People of the Book (Christian and Jews) and you said that they are taher (ritually pure). Does the said verdict include the entire European society? ... See answer
 

Tawaf from the second floor of the Sacred Mosque (Masjidul Haram)

Hajj » Tawaf: Question 28: Is it permissible for a pilgrim to perform tawaf from the second floor of the Sacred Mosque (Masjidul Haram)? ... See answer
 

What is the Shariah law concerning the ruling of a Mujtahid that permits an act and the ruling of another Mujtahid that prohibits it?

Taqlid: Question 27: What is the Shariah law concerning the ruling of a Mujtahid that permits an act and the ruling of another Mujtahid that prohibits it? For instance, some scholars consider clapping in the gatherings held for the Infallible Imams (a.s.) as permissible whereas others do not allow it.

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When doing ghusl, is it necessary to pull one’s hands over the body?

Taharah » Ghusl: Question 26: I extend my sincere condolences on the sad demise of Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani. May his soul rest in peace and may God bless him – insha Allah. Kindly, reply to the following question, if possible.

When doing ghusl, is it necessary to pull one’s hands over the body?

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The rational argument behind the prophetic mission of the prophets

Beliefs » Prophecy: Question 25: I express my heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of your great father. The question I want to ask is: what is the rational argument behind the prophetic mission of the prophets? ... See answer
 

Prayers in the direction of the Imams’ tombs

Beliefs: Question 24: What is your opinion about the people including some mystics who offer their prayers in the direction of the Imams’ tombs? Is it not shirk (polytheistic)? ... See answer
 

When a textual ordinance (nas) contradicts expediency (maslaha), which one precedes the other?

Miscellaneous: Question 23: When a textual ordinance (nas) contradicts expediency (maslaha), which one precedes the other? Which one goes first, the ordinance or the expediency? Is expediency preferable in this circumstance? ... See answer
 

Do I have to pay khums on dowry money ?

Khums: Question 22: I have saved a sum of 700000 Tumans since last year. I have nothing else in my life other than this amount of money. I have not married; do I have to pay khums on the money? What if I want to use the money to purchase dowry and jewelry? ... See answer
 

Zikr (praise word) or a supplication for me to read so that my wish may be granted

Miscellaneous » Supplication: Question 21: I request you humbly to send me a zikr (praise word) or a supplication for me to read so that my wish may be granted. ... See answer
 

The state of Janabah during the early hours of night in the month of Ramadhan

Fasting » Acts that invalidate Fasting: Question 20: If a person enters the state of Janabah during the early hours of night in the month of Ramadhan and he goes to bed with the intention that he will wake up and perform the ritual bathing before dawn but he remains asleep and wakes up after Adhan, what is he supposed to do?

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Nose bleeding amid prayer

Prayer: Question 19: If a person’s nose starts bleeding amid prayer, should he carry on his prayer or discontinue it?

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Paw-broking (al-rahn or real security)

Miscellaneous: Question 18: In answer to the question whether or not complete paw-broking (al-rahn or real security) and leasing are allowed, many have prohibited full pawn-broking. They say that the contract should be based on a lease with the condition of a loan. Since the individuals do not really intend to give a loan and they resort to such a contract only to get rid of riba (interest) with neither of them meaning to take a loan and give it while the contract is concluded under the title "lease" or "compromise" while both sides allow each other to use the property for a fixed period of time (for example, ... See answer
 

Carrying out the vow(nazr)

Nazr(vow) » Nazr: Question 17: I was born in one of the villages of Esfahan province but I have been living in Tehran for the past many years. I had made a vow (nazr) that I would slaughter a sheep in front of a mourning procession in my village, if my wish were granted. Praise belongs to Allah, now my wish has been granted but unfortunately, for some reason, I cannot return to my birthplace to carry out the nazr. Can I give the money to a charity organization here on the day of Ashura? Does it relieve me of my duty? ... See answer
 

Is it permissible not to follow a specific Mujtahid?

Taqlid: Question 16: Is it permissible not to follow a specific Mujtahid? In fact, I want to study the rulings of different Mujtahids and follow the ones which are relatively logical? For instance, I check the fatwas (verdicts) of the six jurists introduced by the Islamic Seminary of Qom and then I will accept one of them as my Mujtahid and act upon his rulings; is it acceptable? ... See answer
 

Question about the version of "Basāer Al-Darajāt"

Miscellaneous: Question 15: I have a question about the version of "Basāer Al-Darajāt" which was mentioned by Allamah Majlisi in his book Behār al-Anwār? Was it a reliable and authentic book? Given the anonymous identity of Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Yahya al-Attar, are the transmitted narrations in the book authentic? ... See answer
 

Sell the loan to another person

Buying & Selling: Question 14: We have deposited our money in a mortgage bank and now the bank is going to give us a house loan but at present we cannot buy a house. The question is that, can we sell the loan to another person for the current price? Is the interest (mark up) given by the bank halal? ... See answer
 

Women's wet dream in menses

Taharah » Ghusl: Question 13: If a woman has a wet dream while she is in her menses, which ghusl is she supposed to perform first? ... See answer
 

Cloned individual soul

Miscellaneous: Question 12: Does a cloned individual have soul? ... See answer
 

Missing prayer

Prayer » Obligatory Prayers » Missing Prayers(Qaza): Question 11: I have missed many prayers but I do not know their exact order. Do I have to take care of the order of the prayers? I mean, is it to necessary to offer them as they were missed? ... See answer
 

Philosophy of ghusl

Taharah » Ghusl: Question 4: Kindly, explain the philosophy of ghusl (ritual bathing/major ablution). ... See answer
 

Peform ghusl for prayer

Taharah » Ghusl: Question 10: Several drops of semen come out of me after passing urine, do I have to perform ghusl for prayer and fast each time the semen gets released? ... See answer
 

Do washing machines make najis cloths ritually pure?

Taharah » Najasaat: Question 8: Most modern washing machines automatically cycle through various operations until the clothes are completely washed, rinsed, and partially dried. Do they make najis things ritually pure? If they do not become taher, what about the drum? Does it become najis and is it necessary to rinse it? ... See answer
 

Istikhara by Quran

Miscellaneous: Question 7: Is istikhara by Quran valid and binding? If the answer to an istikhara comes out as bad, is it permissible to go against it. ... See answer
 

Spiritual perfection

Miscellaneous: Question 6: Given that you are a lecturer in the Islamic seminary, I would like to know your idea about how a person can achieve spiritual perfection. How is it possible and what methods one should follow? ... See answer
 

Blood money (Diyah) in

Qisas & Diyat » Diyah(blood money): Question 5: Why are some of the lunar months called "haram" months? Why is the blood money (diyah) doubled in this month? ... See answer
 

Is the heaven (paradise) for Muslims only ?

Beliefs: Question 3: Is the heaven (paradise) for Muslims only? If the answer is in the positive, what will happen to the followers of other religions? Also, is there any difference among the Islamic sects and denominations? Please provide reference from the Holy Quran. ... See answer
 

Ignorant death

Beliefs » Imam Zaman(a.s.): Question 2: It has been stated in a hadith (tradition) that whoever dies while he does not know the Imam of his time, has died an ignorant death. What does "know" mean here? What kind of identification is it? Provide me a detailed answer, if possible. ... See answer
 

Why should an apostate be killed?

Miscellaneous: Question 1: Why should an apostate be killed? How is this consistent with the Quranic verse which says, "There is no compulsion in religion"? Isn't a person free in choosing his religion?

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