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Saturday 24th of June 2017
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I would like to know if we can use nicotine patches for smoking cessation during the month of Ramadan.

  Concise answer These are the responses we acquired from the offices of the maraje’: The office of the Grand Ayatullah Khamenei: It isn't problematic. The office of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani: It isn't problematic. The office of the Grand Ayatullah Safi Golpaygani: Using patches of any sort is permissible, but all things that prevent water from reaching the skin must be removed when performing wudu or ...

Can one take narcotics during the holy month of Ramadan to be able to wake at dawn?

question It is hard for me to wake up at dawn during the holy month of Ramadan. Some nights I will take a narcotic to keep me awake; it gives me an energy boost, enabling me to recite Quran and offer prayers throughout the night. What is the ruling on this? Concise answer Considering the substantial individual and societal harms of drugs, they are haram.[2] 2. If you want to wake up at dawn during the holy month of Ramadan, you ...

Is the saying authentic that, "Satans are chained during the Holy Month of Ramadan”?

In some authentic traditional sources like Al-Kafi and Tahzib, a tradition has been mentioned regarding the blessings of the Holy Month of Ramadan from the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as follows, “When the Holy Month of Ramadan enters, the outcast Satans are chained."   In some authentic traditional sources like Al-Kafi and Tahzib, there has been mentioned a tradition regarding the blessings of the Holy Month of Ramadan from the Holy Prophet ...

what is the meaning of "Ramadan"?

* The word "Ramadan" and "Ramaz" are Arabic words, which means the extreme radiation of sun that has a burning state and the reason for naming this month has been expressed by the great prophet of Islam:”” this month has been named Ramadan because its luminosity and heat burns away the past sins and change the black pages of the case into white.the heat of this month melts the mountains of sins and makes the human soul pure and erase ...

Why do some people do not submit before the truth?

Arrogance. Obstinacy One Quranic example of this ugly trait is about the Pharaoh,s obstinacy in the face of clear miracles of Hazrat Musa (AS); they stubbornly insisted on the religion of their ancestors which was idol worshiping and said: have you two come to Dissuade us of the religion of our fathers and you want to have the presidency in the earth? We will never believe in you! Those deviated group never asked any questions about the truth of ...

What is our duty during the time of Imam Mahdi’s occultation?

Our duties during the Imam’s occultation are very much the same duties we have during his presence. One could briefly say that the greatest duty of the Shias during this period is to await Faraj and Imam Mahdi’s government. Awaiting Faraj means to carry out all commands of the Quran, the prophet and his household.Detailed Answer 1- Learning and gaining knowledge about religion in terms of Aghaed, Ahkam, Akhlagh. He must enhance his ...

What are the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (atf) and the events that shall take place thereupon?

I have heard that some Shiite Muslims turn to disbelievers and some Christians, seeing Jesus offer prayers behind the Imam of Time, will convert to Islam. In addition, it is said that during the period of reappearance half of the knowledge of the world will be discovered and unveiled to mankind. Please elaborate on the signs of the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (atf). Your question concerning the reappearance of the Imam of Time can be investigated ...

How long will the Imam of Time, Imam Mahdi (AS), will this world rule after he reappears?

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Is it possible to establish a relationship with Imam Mahdi (aj)?

Concise answer When two individuals know nothing about each other, there is no way they can have a relationship, unless at least one of them knows the other sparking a two way knowledge and awareness that will finally end in a relationship. As for having a relationship with Imam Mahdi (as), he is one end of the relationship that knows us very well and has affection for us. What is left for us, the other end, is to know our imam well and become ...

What are the holy prophet,s miracles that are mentioned in the holy Quran?

What are the holy prophet,s miracles that are mentioned in the holy Quran?Miracle is an action that was done by the divine prophets to prove their mission and the ordinary people were not able to do to it.The Holy Quran is the greatest miracle of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh). There are a great deal of various verses that prove this divine book is a miracle. Besides, there are lot of verses in the holy Quran that part of these verses are the ...

It is unlikely that Zachariah, the Prophet (AS), might have prayed to God to grant him a child who would inherit him. Hence, why did Lady Fatima Zahra (SA) demand inheritance relying on this verse?

What is meant by this saying of Imam Ali, "Do you suppose that you are only a small body, while the macrocosm is placed within you?"

Is it true that Imam Hussein’s assassin was killed on the ninth of Rabi’ul Awwal and his head was sent to Imam Sajjad (a.s.)?

What is the historical importance or significance of 9th of Rabi\'ul Awwal? It is said that this was the day when killers of Imam Hussein (a.s.) were killed by Ameer Mukhtar and a letter was sent to Imam Zainul Abideen causing him to smile and so on?Concise answerThe 9th of Rabi’ul Awwal can be studied from several angles:First: There is a narration which describes this day as a day of great Eid or festivity for Shiites’ to the ...

Is the reality of the Commander of Faithful, Ali (a.s.) eternal?

Is it correct to say that the reality of the Commander of Faithful, Ali (a.s.) is eternal?Concise answerEternity is endless and unending time. It is a state to which time has no application. Something which is eternal is not moving, and is beyond time.[1] That is to say, it has always existed.As for the reality of the Commander of the Faithful, Ali (a.s.), if you mean his material existence, it is clear that his material existence is not eternal ...

We know that the Prophet (pbuh) is infallible but why are there verses in the Quran indicating that the Prophet committed a sin.

Assalamo Allaikum, I understand the Shia believe that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) did not commit sins or mistakes. Can you please give me the interpretation for the following Quran verses: 47:19; 40:55; 80:5-10; 110:3; 33:37? I know the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) did not commit sins, but to me these verses clearly show he made mistakes. And if he made mistakes, does this not contradict verse 2 of chapter 53 (Your Companion is ...

What does annihilation mean? Please explain the concept and station of annihilation.

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 ...

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

Can you please introduce some methods in which we can improve and optimize our memory according to the traditions (Ahadith)?

What is meant by this saying of Imam Ali, "Do you suppose that you are only a small body, while the macrocosm is placed within you?"