1. Do narratives from Ahlulbayt include such a thing as Shari’at (the religious law), Tariqat (the religious way) and Haqiqat (the truth)?

In his name: This sequence has not been mentioned in the narrations of the infallibles (peace be upon them), and such statements have been made by Sufism.

2. Is it correct, whether historically or from the Imams’narrations point of view that Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) disseminated the Shari’at and Imam Reza (peace be upon him) disseminated Tariqat (the way) aspect of religion?
Not correct, but it is the task of all Imams (peace be upon them) to disseminate and promote the holy religious law of Islam.

3. Is this story true that the Maruf Karkhi took Bay’ah on behalf of Imam Reza and was authorized to appoint a successor in spiritual upbringing (Tariqat)?
This matter does not have any correct and valid evidence, and Imam (peace be upon him) has not granted anyone permission for succession, and basically according to Shia beliefs, it is meaningless to appoint a successor whether in Shari'at (the law) or in Tariqat (the way) while there is an infallible Imam.

4. What is the meaning of Bay’ahin Islam? And how long it existed?
Bay’ah, is an oath of allegiance to a certain person by another person or a group of people, in other words it’s a vow or promise. Therefore Bay’ah in Islam is exclusive to the prophet and the infallible Imams (peace be upon them).


5.Is it true that the Sufism dynasties emerged from the Imams (pbut)?For example: Imam Ali (pbuh) gave a cloak to Hasan Basri and Komail-ibn-Ziyad / Imam Reza (pbuh) gave a clock to Maruf Karkhi/ Imam Sajjad (pbuh) gave a cloak to Ibrahim Adham / Imam Sadiq (pbuh) gave a cloak to Bayazid Bastami.
Because Imams (pbut) introduced the next Imam for leadership and provision of guidance to people, it is untrue that Imams (pbut) introduced a Qutb and a progenitor of a dynasty. While the members of such dynasty are typically Suni and in some cases were Nasibi who were an enemy of Imams, such as Yafiee, the teacher of Shah Nimatullah, whom has been mentioned as one of the Nasibi-s, so it is meaningless that the Sufis and the dervishes are rooted from Imams (pbut), and the holy Imams (pbut) are the progenitor of their dynasty, and such arguments have emerged later. Even Imams (pbut) have condemned and damned such people, as in a quote by Imam Sadiq (pbuh) where he says: “They (Sufis) are our enemies, so anyone who follows them, then they are one of them and will be resurrected together with them… and anyone who shows tendency towards them is none of us, and we hate him, and one who rejects them, it is as if they had battled the Pagans as a jihad in the presence of the holy prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny).


6. Is it true that the title of the caliphs Imam Ali (pbuh) had a long whisker?
There are almost thirty quotes by the holy prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny) and the holy Imams (pbut) in shortening whisker and condemning growing a long one, such as a quote by the prophet of Islam (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny) who said: “Don't lengthen your whisker every one of you, because Satan will take it as a hideout” (Wasail-ul-Shia, Vol. 1, page 421)

7. What is the verdict of attending the Sufi monasteries and gatherings?
It is not permitted.


8. Is it right to give religious funds to the dervish?
Khums is divided into two parts, one part is given to the poor and deserving Sadat according to the instructions mentioned in Resalah Amaliyah, and the second part is spent in special cases under the supervision of a Marja’. And there is to say about Zakat, if dervishes practice the Sharia, and take part in the gatherings and prayers in Masjid, it is not unlikely to be permissible to give it to them.

9. Can we take the Ashariya of Sufism as an alternative to Khums?
Khums is one-fifth of the income and Ahariya is one-tenth of the income, therefore the Ahsariya is not sufficient to be taken as Khums, and furthermore Khums has some conditions and issues which have been mentioned in the Resalah Amaliyah.











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.