The Office of the Supreme Leader

Practical Laws of Islam

    • Rules of Taqlīd
      • Options: Caution, Ijtihād, and Taqlīd
      • Conditions of Taqlīd
      • Methods to Know Who Is Mujtahid
      • To Change from One Marji‘ to Another
      • To Continue with Following a Deceased Marji‘
      • Miscellaneous Issues of Taqlīd
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        Miscellaneous Issues of Taqlīd
        Q 46: What is meant by the "blameworthy ignorant person"?
        A: He is the person who realizes his ignorance and knows the possible methods by which he can overcome his ignorance, but deals carelessly with learning religious rulings.
        Q 47: Q 47: Who is the qāṣir (unblameworthy) ignorant person?
        A: They are the people who are not at all aware of their ignorance or they are aware of it but find no way to get the rule.
        Q 48: What does obligatory caution mean?
        A: It means that the obligation of performing or refraining from an action is a matter of caution.
        Q 49: Does the phrase ‘there is a problem in it’, mentioned in some fatwās, mean prohibition?
        A: It differs from one case to another. If the problem is in permissibility, it indicates prohibition on the practical level.
        Q 50: Are the following statements fatwās or do they call for caution: (1) ‘there is a problem in it’; (2) ‘it is problematic’; (3) ‘it is not void of problem’; and (4) ‘there is no problem in it’?
        A: All of these phrases call for caution, except for ‘there is no problem in it’ which is a fatwā.
        Q 51: What is the difference between the terms ‘impermissible’ and ‘ḥarām’?
        A: Practically, there is no difference between them.
      • Marji‘iyyah and Leadership
      • Authority of the Jurist Leader and the Edict of the Authorized Religious Authority
    • Rules on Purity
    • Prayer
    • Fasting
    • Khums
    • Jihad
    • Enjoining the Good and Forbidding Evil
    • Ḥarām Gains
    • Chess and Gambling Instruments
    • Music and Ghinā’
    • Dancing
    • Clapping
    • Non-maḥrams’ Pictures and Films
    • Satellite Television Equipment
    • Theatre and Cinema
    • Painting and Sculpture
    • Magic, Conjuring, and Evocation of Spirits and Jinn
    • Hypnosis
    • Lottery
    • Bribery
    • Medical Issues
    • Teaching, Learning and Their Proprieties
    • Copyrights
    • Dealing with non-Muslims
    • Working for Oppressive States
    • Clothing
    • Treating the West
    • Smoking and Narcotics
    • Shaving the Beard
    • Attending Gatherings of Debauchery
    • Writing Supplications and Istikhārah
    • Religious Events
    • Hoarding and Extravagance
    • Buying and Selling
    • Miscellaneous Issues in Business
    • Rules Concerning Ribā
    • Right of Pre-emption
    • Hiring, Renting, and Lease
    • Surety
    • Pawning and Mortgaging
    • Partnership
    • Presents and Gifts
    • Debt and Loan
    • Ṣulḥ
    • Power of Attorney
    • Mustaḥabb Alms
    • Deposits and Loaned Properties
    • Leaving a Will
    • Usurpation
    • Placement under Guardianship and Signs of Maturity
    • Silent Partnership
    • Banking
    • State Property
    • Endowments
    • Rules Concerning Graveyards
    • Glossary
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