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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.May Allah send His blessings upon Muhammad and his progeny.Writing the manuals of Islamic laws for use by Muslims is an evolutionary process, reflecting the …

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  • Code of Practice

    This book offers guidance on Islamic rulings to Muslims who live in predominantly non-Muslim countries. Having been expertly introduced and summarised, the rulings are then presented in a user-friendly question and answer format.

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  • Ask an Alim

    Ask An Alim is an online forum dedicated to answering questions on religious matters. Each question is channelled to a scholar who is an expert in the subject. The website also hosts a rich archive of previously answered questions.

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  • Shia Wills

    Shia Wills is a portal designed to help the lay-person with the important task of making a will. It not only explains the rulings but creates a downloadable sample will by guiding users through a short and simple step-by-step process.
     

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Islamic Laws

This work is a translation of the latest manual of rulings of His Eminence al-Sayyid al-Sistani. In addition to the hundreds of helpful explanations and footnotes, the book includes a comprehensive glossary of legal terms and a useful appendix of weights and measures.

This guide provides an overview of the most essential rulings on khums and explains the differences between the previous and new ruling on loans. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the guide answers questions such as ‘On what things is khums payable?’, ‘What happens to the khums payments?’, ‘Why do we pay it?’, ‘What if I have debts?’, and ‘How does the new ruling apply to mortgages?’

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COVID-19

Message from the Office of His Eminence Sayyid Ali Husayni Sistani Regarding the Coronavirus

Given the exceptional circumstances that the world is facing today, The World Federation has endeavoured to put together guidelines and recommendations for our worldwide community. We have also received specific and precise guidance on how to deal with the matter at hand from the Office of His Eminence Sayyid Ali Husayni Sistani.

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Zakāt al-Fiṭrah (The Fiṭrah Alms Tax)

Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq (a) said: ‘One of the signs of the completion of fasting [the month of Ramaḍān] is to give the zakāt, that is, fiṭrah, just as sending blessings upon the Prophet (s) is one of the signs of the completion of ṣalāt.

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