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Why are good and bad moral traits discussed together in ethics? Scientifically speaking, what is the relationship between those traits?

Why are good and bad moral traits discussed together in ethics? Scientifically speaking, what is the relationship between those traits?

The amount of maintenance (Nafaqah)/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

The amount of maintenance (Nafaqah)/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa
According to religious laws, there is no definite amount set for Wajib maintenance (a husband’s provision for wife), but the Wajib amount provides for food, clothes, housing, and other needs equal to wife’s status and according to the present time and the place. The one whose maintenance is the Wajib responsibility of another person, if that person refuses to pay for the maintenance, he can be forced to pay by referring the dispute ...

What is the timing of fast, when does it start and when does it end?

What is the timing of fast, when does it start and when does it end?
[1] - Tawzih al-Masail (with annotation by Imam Khomeini), vol.1, pg.88.[2] - Ibid, vol.1, pg.411[3] - Khomeini, Sayyid Rohullah Musavi, Tawzih al-Masail (by Imam Khomeini), pg.164, issue No.730, First, 1436 A.H.[4] - Tawzih al-Masail (with annotation by Imam Khomeini), vol.1, pg.440; Khamenei, Sayyid Ali, Answers to Jurisprudential Questions, pg. 73, Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei in Qom, Qom, Iran, First, 1424 ...

The Spatial Arts

The Spatial Arts
This expression is inclusive of a number of creative efforts and products of the Muslim peoples, which have so many features in common as to make their conjoined treatment more suitable than an isolated presentation of each art form. What are the "Spatial Arts?" Space has sometimes been described as the opposite of mass, as the negation of the solid in architecture. According to that definiton, the spatial arts would include only those ...

Q: In the event of creating Adam(AS), why did the angles say that mankind would bring about corruption and bloodshed in the earth; is this not open objection (of God's decision)?

Q: In the event of creating Adam(AS), why did the angles say that mankind would bring about corruption and bloodshed in the earth; is this not open objection (of God's decision)?
The Objection of The Angles To The Creation of AdamQ: In the event of creating Adam(AS), why did the angles say that mankind would bring about corruption and bloodshed in the earth; is this not open objection (of God's decision)? A: At the time God said, "Verily I (intend to) appoint a vicegerent in the earth," the angles conceptualized earthly beings that posses physical desires and live in a world of rivalry and constint change. It is not ...

Must a special saying be mentioned when taking a vow so that the vow becomes Wajib? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

Must a special saying be mentioned when taking a vow so that the vow becomes Wajib? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer
The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about taking a vow (Nazr). Question: Must a special saying be mentioned when taking a vow? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Yes, a special saying must be mentioned when taking a vow; it is not necessary to say it in Arabic; so if it is said (for example), if my patient is cured, I undertake to pay 10 Tomans (a currency) to the poor in the way of God, this vow is correct. And if it is said I undertake ...

What the ‘ulamā’ of rijāl say about the two versions

What the ‘ulamā’ of rijāl say about the two versions
What the ‘ulamā’ of rijāl say about the two versions In Tahdhīb al-Kamāl, Ḥāfiẓ al-Mizzī,[1] one of the researchers of the science of rijāl,[2] writes about Ismā‘īl and his father as follows: Yaḥyā ibn Mu‘īn (who is one of the prominent ‘ulamā’ of ‘ilm ar-rijāl) says: “Abū Uways and his son (Ismā‘īl) are ‘weak’ [ḍa‘īf]. It is also reported that Yaḥyā ibn Mu‘īn used to say: “These two ...

Question: It is clear that when the Prophet Muhammad dictated the verses of the Qur`an, his designated scribes would write down the verses. However, when exactly was the entire Qur`an compiled into the form we know today?

Question: It is clear that when the Prophet Muhammad dictated the verses of the Qur`an, his designated scribes would write down the verses. However, when exactly was the entire Qur`an compiled into the form we know today?
AnswerThere are three prevailing views concerning the compilation of the Qur`an:1. It was compiled during the lifetime of the Prophet (ص). The compilation took place under his supervision—which is tantamount to divine inspiration—although he himself neither wrote the text of the Qur`an nor collected the verses directly.2. The Qur`an that we have today was compiled by Imam ‘Ali b. Abi Talib (ع) after the Prophet’s death but before ...

What is Dua?

 What is Dua?
By: Dr. Muhammad Ali Shomali HAwzah News Agency-There are several verses in the Quran about dua. There is also rich hadith literature on dua from Prophet Muhammad (s) and his household. Numerous books have been written on dua. This is in addition to countless books that have chapters or sections on dua. For example, many books on akhlaq (ethics) and Quranic commentaries include discussions about dua. However, Islam is so deep and so ...

The Greatest Miracle of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

The Greatest Miracle of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)
All scholars of Islam believe that the Qur’an is the greatest miracle of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.). When we say the most superior, it is because, in the first place, the Qur’an is not an intellectual miracle but rather has to do with the spirit and intellect of the people and secondly, it is eternal and everlasting and third, it is a miracle which has cried out for 14 centuries. It says: “If you do not believe that this is a Book of God, ...

How can the holy Quran help us?

How can the holy Quran help us?

Imam Ali (AS) said: A person who is (a constant) companion of the Quran is guided by it and his/her deviation from the right path, as well as the blindness of his/her heart will be diminished. Be aware that a person who has the Quran, has no need (is independent) and without the Quran will not be independent [1].

[1] Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 176.

Fatwas by 6 Grand Ayatollahs about attributing lies to individuals in cyberspace

Fatwas by 6 Grand Ayatollahs about attributing lies to individuals in cyberspace
Question: Considering that in the cyberspace anyone can open an account in the name of others and start publishing, sometimes some people do so and publish lies and rumours in the of famous people. What is your opinion about these cases? Is distributing lies and rumours in cyberspace different to non-cyberspace? Is the person who does so is liable? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani: These acts are Haram and in some cases cause liability. The ...

A glance at the traditions-3

A glance at the traditions-3
9. In his Sharḥ al-Muwaṭṭa’, Muḥammad az-Zarqānī thus narrates on the authority of Abū ash-Sha‘thā’: شيءٌ بينهما ليس العصر و الظّهر بالبصرة صلّى عبّاس بن إنّ .شيءٌ بينهما ليس العِشاء و المغرب و Verily, (‘Abd Allāh) ibn ‘Abbās performed in Baṣrah ẓuhr and ‘aṣr prayers together without any interval in between, and performed maghrib and ...

Late Ayatollah Bahjat has been quoted as having said: "The aged ones of this era will witness the moment of the reappearance of the Imam of Time (atf)." What is your opinion concerning this saying of the late Ayatollah?

Late Ayatollah Bahjat has been quoted as having said:
Late Ayatollah Bahjat has been quoted as having said: "The aged ones of this era will witness the moment of the reappearance of the Imam of Time (atf)." What is your opinion concerning this saying of the late Ayatollah?Concise answer We have enquired the office of late Ayatollah Bahjat about whether or not the Ayatollah had said those words and they denied that he had said them. Instead, His Eminence had said that whenever difficulties and ...

Isn't there a contradiction between when Imam Ali (as) gave his ring to the beggar while in prayer and when an arrow was pulled out of his foot in prayer and he didn’t feel anything?

Isn't there a contradiction between when Imam Ali (as) gave his ring to the beggar while in prayer and when an arrow was pulled out of his foot in prayer and he didn’t feel anything?
In response to your question, the following points can be pointed to: 2- When one reaches such a rank, it doesn’t mean that he/she won't have different states. According to us and many other Muslims, Imam Ali (as) is the role model of all Muslims who bears the advantage of being a complete individual, nevertheless, he too has different states; meaning that sometimes when praying, he may not feel the pain of pulling an arrow out of his ...

Grand Ayatollah Sistani answers some inquiries regarding gold

Grand Ayatollah Sistani answers some inquiries regarding gold
Grand Ayatollah Sistani answers some inquiries regarding ...

Grand Ayatollah Sistani answers some questions on fasting

Grand Ayatollah Sistani answers some questions on fasting
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The West and Islam: Clash Points and Dialogues: Features of the New Islamic Discourse: Some Introductory Remarks

The West and Islam: Clash Points and Dialogues: Features of the New Islamic Discourse: Some Introductory Remarks
Some people tend to view Islam as if it were a monolithic or one-dimensional entity. Islam is undoubtedly the faith of transcendental monotheism, the belief in Allah, (the one and only God), who transcends both man and nature. But monotheism does not lead to monism; on the contrary, it leads to plurality and diversity. For from a strictly Islamic point of view, except for God, everything else exists in variety. Therefore, there is not one single ...

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 ...

What do "Wudu" , "Ghusl" and "Tayammum " Mean?

 What do "Wudu" , "Ghusl" and "Tayammum " Mean?
Ghusl for menstruation . After ejaculation (through sexual intercourse or ...