Islamic Laws

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    Prostrating to the Imam’s Tomb?

    By: Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: Is it permitted to prostrate to the graves of Imams (a.s)? Answer: As we have explained in the reply to one question prostration is restricted only for the Almighty Allah and…

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    How can Latin Speaking people perform Prayers?

    By: Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: In the countries where Latin languages are spoken if the people of those countries become Muslim and want to pray Prayers or recite supplications, is it possible for them to learn…

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    A Glance at the Fundamentals of the Trusteeship of the Jurisprudent (Wilayat al-faqih)

    By: Ayatollah Jawadi Amuli Regarding the worship of the men, what is understood/derived from the Holy Quran is that the most perfect and outstanding attribute for the man is to be the servant of Allah, because the perfection of every…

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    How to Pray and fast in the Polar Regions?

    By: Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: When we meet some materialists and non-Muslims people they say that how can Islam be a universal religion while its laws be applied only in our areas and area like ours.…

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    What is the Command regarding Contraception?

    By: Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: Does Islam permit Contraception? Answer: In Islamic law there is great encouragement for procreation and increase in population. So much so that they Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) says: Marry and procreate. Because…

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    Visiting the Shrines of the Prophets, Imams and Saints

    Some people accuse the Shias of believing that it is permissible to visit the shrines of the Prophets, Imams and saints, building them, to seek blessings through them, to pray and make supplications around them whereas it is prohibited to…

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    Why Shias Combine Their Prayers?

    Source: Peshawar Nights By:Allama Sultanu’l-Wa’izin Nawab: Why do the Shias combine the prayers of Zuhr and Asr and Maghrib and Isha? This is not in keeping with the practice of the holy Prophet. Well-Wisher: In the first place, among your…

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    Why do the Shi’ah prostrate on Turbah ?

    The Shi’ah Muslims prefer to prostrate on a small block of earth, called a Turbah, which is usually made from clay from the land of Karbala in Iraq. According to the Shi’ah Ja’fari fiqh – which is one of the…

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    Naming the Child

    By: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini One of the prime responsibilities of the parents is the selection of a name for the new-born child. They should not treat this important thing as a triviality. Individuals and families are recognised with their names.…

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    Kissing the Hajr al-Aswad (Black Stone) in Makkah

    Muslims say they do not worship idols. How come when they go to Mecca they kiss a black stone? Isn’t that like worshipping an idol? Answer Muslims do not worshp the black stone. They regard the stone as a created…

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