Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi's Perspective on the Philosophy of Hijab

One of the regulations in the Revealed Law is the one concerning Hijab. This is one of the indispensable parts of the Islamic Law which has its roots in human emotions, reason, and intellect; it is also closely related to the realities of human life Therefore, if people consider the philosophy behind the legislation of Hijab and its numerous benefits, they will come to realize that it is to their own benefit.

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi’s Sharp Criticism of the Indifference of the Muslim World toward the Genocide of Muslims in Myanmar

Is it not the duty of Muslim countries to voice their outrage at these crimes? Is it not time for the so-called Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which consists of nearly 60 Muslim countries, to hold an emergency special session in order to help these innocent people?  

A Reflection on the Phenomenon of Takfir in the Muslim Ummah from the Perspective of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi

In short, the ideology of Takfir runs counter to sound reason and the explicit text of the Quran. Therefore, the great Muslim scholars must eradicate this invalid ideology through logical reasoning so as to prevent the youth from being attracted to it. 

Qiblah in Non-Muslim Countries

In which direction should Muslims of Los Angeles who live in west of America perform their prayers in order to be correctly aligned towards the qiblah? Albeit, famous qiblah-finders like “Razm Ara” and others show the direction of the qibla for New York which is situated on the east coast of America. The qibla for Los Angeles which is a six–hour-flight f r o m New York cannot be found using these devices. This is why people don’t know exactly what their duty is, and they perform their prayers toward just any direction according to the verse “اَیْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ”1 (so whithersoever you turn, there is the face of Allah); What is the duty of these people?