Questions about Quran

 

 

 

1. It is said in Surat al-Mulk that "[He] who created death and life… (Arabic: الذی خلق الموت و الحیاه)".Is death a creature that God could create? How can it be accepted, yet it is widely believed that death is an entity that is not caused by another thing, in this case, what's the meaning of creation?

A: As we know, creation (Arabic: خلق, Persian: آفرینش) has a lot of meaning, the prevalent one among them is "predestination" which it is mentioned on all dictionaries. Hence the meaning of the verse is "He is the God that you humans are predestined to death and life by him in order for your probation". Verse No.60 of Surat al-Waqi'ah (Arabic: نحن قدرنا بینکم الموت) gave proof that the meaning which we mentioned is right, it says "You humans are predestined to death by us".
Please refer to my book "Courses about Death, Life, Purgatory and Signs of Doomsday" for further details.


2. It is said on history books that the holy prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny) was sent at the date "Rajab twenty-seventh" and the first verses of Quran revealed at the very same day. God also says in Surat al-Qadr "Indeed, We sent the Quran down during the Night of Qadr." while it is an indication of the fact that revelation of the whole Quran was happened during the month of Ramadan and at the Night of Qadr as we were told. It is also apparent that verses of Quran were sent down to the holy prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny) within twenty three years of his apostolate. The question is, according to the evidence and reasons, was Quran sent down two times, one time totally and another time gradually? Or this can be justified by another method?
A: In our opinion Quran was sent down one time and only one time. The repeat of the revelation is also meaningless.
It should be noted that the name of Quran could sometimes be referred to as the whole Quran, sometimes a part of it and sometimes even a verse of Quran. Thus the word of "Quran"is like the word of "water" which can refer to one drop of water or the whole water in the world which are both correct.
According to this principle, the meaning of the verse "Indeed, We sent the Quran down during the Night of Qadr." is that Quran was sent down during the month of Ramadan and at the night of Qadr. It doesn't matter the amount were sent down is just five first verses of Surat al-'Alaq, because just five verses is also "Quran".In spite of the fact that his holiness Rasool (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny) were sent as a prophet at the date "Rajab twenty-seventh" as it is well known, it doesn't entail that Quran were sent down for the first time at the very same date. Thus it is well known when the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny) climbed down mount Hira, he was saying "Say, there is no god but Allah", and the first verses of Quran were likely sent down two months after the first revelation (of Muhammad). Torah also was sent down to Moses after a while.
Please refer to my book "Courses about revelation of Quran" for further details.


3. Regarding the fact that Quran has seven reputable styles of recitation and seven unpopular styles of recitation, please tell us which one is correct? Have the holy prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny) recited the holy Quran with all these styles?
A: What is apparent to us is that saying prayers with all these styles of recitation is permissible for us.


4. Is it permissible to recite Quran with music?
A: Reciting Quran with a beautiful voice is permissible, but Quran shouldn't be recited with a song and tune that is appropriate for funny gatherings and this kind of recitation of Quran is Haram.


5. Does the verse "And we have certainly honored the children of Adam… (Surat al-'Isra', Verse No.70)" include all of humans or it is applicable just for a particular group of people?
A: It seems that it refers to human beings, as opposed to animals.


6. In cases when recitation of Ayatul-Kursi is recommended, are we supposed to recite up to "And He is the Most High, the Most Great (Arabic: و هو العلی العظیم) " (the end of verse No.255) or up to "…they will abide eternally therein (Arabic: هم فیها خالدون)" (the end of the verse No.257)?
A: As it is apparent in some Hadith-s, It seems that Ayatul-Kursi is up to "And He is the Most High, the Most Great (Arabic: و هو العلی العظیم) " (the end of verse No.255), but it is preferable to recite up to "…they will abide eternally therein (Arabic: هم فیها خالدون)".

 

 

 

 

Estefta'at

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1. The best religious practice

Question: What is the best religious practice, in your eminence opinion?

Answer: As it has been narrated in some Hadith-s, saying prayer is the best practice after gaining knowledge of God.

 

2. The Ibtidai Jihad

Question: Is the Ibtidai Jihad (A kind of Jihad to promulgate the religion of Islam through countries which are not enemies of Islamic countries) permissible?

Answer: Its not permissible, in our opinion.

 

3. The Mu'ataati marriage

Question: Is the Mu'ataati marriage (a kind of unofficial marriage that the Sigheh is not verbally approved by the parties) recognizable?

Answer: Marriage needs to be approved verbally and the Mu'ataati one is not recognizable.

 

4. Revealing a secret

Question: Please say about permissible cases for revealing secrets?

Answer: Revealing other's secret is Haraam unless something important involves. For example, if the secret is not revealed, the life of a believer will be put in danger.

 

5. Saying prayer in Karbala

Question: What is your opinion about whether saying daily prayers completely or incompletely in the holy city of Karbala, or around the holy shrine, or in Koufa Masjid?

Answer: The traveler needs to say prayer incomplete in the holy city of Karbala, but around the holy shrine of his holiness Imam Hussein (A) (within two and half meters from the holy enshrine) and the whole Koufa Masjid the traveler is at liberty to say prayer complete or incomplete.

 

6. Wozu (performing ablutions before saying prayer) with the remnant of pen on skin

Question: Do the remnants of pen on hands’ skin invalidate the Wozu?

Answer: No, it doesn’t unless they prevent the water from reaching to body's skin.

 

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