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Answer of Ayatollah Shaykh Muhammad Jawad Fazel Lankarani regarding the Doubts on Jurisprudential Ruling of Apostasy

  Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (as) said: "You see the laws of God breaking and do not become angry yet you become incensed to see the laws of other than God, including those of your ancestors, violated." (Nahjul Balaghah, sermon no. 106) ...
 

The Theory of Justice in the Islamic Government and Governance of the Jurist

  The discussion about legitimacy[1] or necessity of Islamic government under the leadership of a qualified jurist can take place from various angles.
Some Shia scholars have substantiated Islamic government and governance of the jurist through non-litigious (Hisbah) issue or under "spreading virtue" (because an Islamic government is the highest and loftiest form of virtue). Some others have proved it by way of reason or a combination of reason and narration in the sense that maintenance of the system and living of people need a ruler. What is certain is that the ruler must be aware and acquainted with the rules and various aspect of Islam.
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Qur’an: the non-distorted Divine Document

  We are grateful to Almighty God who bestowed His blessings upon us to such a degree as to render us worthy to uphold the noble object entrusted (amānah) to creation; the unique miracle of the last Prophet (s), the ever-flowing fountain brimming with pearls of truths for all eternity that is the Holy Qur’an upon whose revelation from the Absolute Generous depends the dignity of human beings. This boundless sea that holds, within its large and small waves, hidden mysteries of guidance and optimal paths to joy has, at the same time, always been, and remains so to be, a beacon of guidance for mankind and his communities. It is a book that will show the direction to every lost and misguided person till the Day of Resurrection. It is a book that is brilliantly incandescent for all eternity; that leads the way at every step; is remembrance in all states; and is the definite clear statement in all dimensions relating to man and the universe. It is a book whose protector, according to divine promise, is God, the Exalted; and the divine promise will be kept (God’s promise is true).

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Legal Research in Tawaf around the Ka'bah on the Second Floor of the Sacred Mosque

  In the present time in which the first storey of the Sacred Mosque is thirty centimeters above the roof of the holy Ka'bah, many different views have been put forth with respect to the permissibility or impermissibility of performing tawaf on the upper floor of the Grand Mosque. The same controversy would exist about the permissibility of performing tawaf on the underground floor, if one such ground is supposed to be built under the Mosque.

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