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What is the cure for doubts and obsession in beliefs?

What is the cure for doubts and obsession in beliefs?

Question I am hereditarily suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. I have been to different specialists and psychiatrists but to no avail. I am interested in believing in God and the Prophet (S) and avoiding sins. I am making every effort to know God and to get rid of this disease which no one knows except those who suffer from it. My efforts have led to nowhere. That is the reason I ... Read More »

Why is alcohol forbidden in Islam?

Why is alcohol forbidden in Islam?

Everyone knows, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, that drinking alcohol is considered a sin in Islam. Consuming alcohol is listed as one of the major sins; one of greater sins for which eternal punishment is promised. There are traditions by Imam Musa Kazim (a), Imam Rida (a), and Imam Muhammad Taqi (a) proving this. Before presenting the verses of the Quran on this topic, it must be said that this law ... Read More »

Seven important point about wine in ISLAM

Seven important point about wine in ISLAM

1-It is forbidden to drink wine, beer, and everything that causes intoxication or drunkenness in solid or liquid form. 2-Almighty Allãh says in the Qur’ãn: “O you who believe! Intoxicants and games of chance and (sacrificing to) stones set up and (dividing by) arrows are only an uncleanness, the Shatan’s work; shun it therefore that you may be successful.” (5:90-91) 3-Our noble Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said, “One who drinks intoxicants ... Read More »

Seven etiquettes to be observed at the dining table

Seven etiquettes to be observed at the dining table

There is certain etiquette to be observed at the dining table. 1-Starting with the name of Allãh and  thanking Allãh after the food 2-Tasting the salt at the beginning and the end of the dinner. 3-Eating with the right hand; 4-Making small morsels,not eating after satisfying the appetite and not over eating 5-Sitting longer at the table; 6-Chewing the food well; 7-Not looking at the faces of others while eating Read More »

Seven conditions for fish to become permissible for a Muslim

Seven conditions for fish to become permissible for a Muslim

In order for fish to become permissible for a Muslim, it must have the following conditions: 1-The Muslim should be certain or satisfied that the fish has come out of the water alive and The fish must have scales on it. [That is, it should not be a skin fish] 2-The Muslim should be certain or satisfied  that it died while it was already in the fishing net. 3-It is not ... Read More »

If a person has the ability to propagate Islam to non-Muslims,is it wajib on such a person to do propagation

If a person has the ability to propagate Islam to non-Muslims,is it wajib on such a person to do propagation

Question: If a person has the ability to propagate Islam to non-Muslims or to disseminate religious knowledge among Muslims in non-Muslim countries without any danger of losing his own faith, is it wajib on such a person to do propagation (tabligh)? Answer: Yes, it is wajib kifa’i upon him and all the others who have the ability to propagate [Islam]. A Code of Practice For Muslims in the West Read More »

Is it wajib on the immigrants in Europe and America  to strive for teaching their children Arabic

Is it wajib on the immigrants in Europe and America to strive for teaching their children Arabic

Question: Is it wajib on the immigrants in Europe and America (and other similar countries) to strive for teaching their children Arabic, and that ignorance of Arabic may lead in the future to ignorance of the main Islamic body of knowledge, and that will naturally lead to less familiarity with religious teachings and loss of faith? Answer: To teach them Arabic is wajib only to the extent which is necessary ... Read More »