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Fasting

Fasting (‘Sawm’ in Arabic) means refraining from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset. There are two types of fasting: compulsory fasting which is one of the pillars in Islam. Thus, every Muslim should fast the holy month of Ramadan if he/she does...

Ashura

Ashura refers to a tragedy in the early history of Islam when Imam Al-Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), members of his family, and dozens of companions, were deliberately killed by Yazid’s forces in Karbala, Iraq. The term Ashura means in Arabic ‘the tenth’...

Mukallaf

The term Mukallaf, which, in Arabic, means the designated, denotes the religiously entitled person, whether a man or a woman, who cannot extract the edicts (from the holy Book, Quran, and from the authentic Hadith), and should emulate a known jurist or Marja‘....

Marja‘

In practicing Islam, the Shiite Muslims follow or should follow the Maraji‘(plural ofMarja‘and means specialised jurists) to know the edicts, or the verdicts relate to their religious practice. However, it is significant at the beginning to contextualize briefly the topic in order to understand the...