نظراً لعدم ثبوت رؤية هلال شهر شوال بحجة شرعية لدى سماحة المرجع الديني الكبير السيد الحكيم (مد ظله) سيكون عيد الفطر المبارك يوم الجمعة ان شاء الله تعالى

Day Questions

Many youth today use drugs like marijuana. They claim that it does not cause intoxication and thus can be viewed the same way as tobacco. Please provide us with a clear ruling of the validity of marijuana.

It is impermissible to consume intoxicating material whether they are fluids like wine or dry like hashish and other such drugs. It is also impermissible to consume non-intoxicating substances that cause addiction if such an addiction harms the individual in a severe way that leads to trouble, scandals or humiliation.

How do we explain the punishments imposed by the Sharia for various crimes, such as the death penalty for apostates, while the Quran says that there is no compulsion in religion?

Applying the Sharia-defined punishments is the duty of the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them). No doubt, applying them is a form of justice and not an oppressive act. The punishment is set in the Sharia after the evidence is established and becomes clear in such a way that the noncompliant is considered as an oppressor against himself and the society. As such, the Sharia-defined punishment is not considered against human rights. The verse alluded to refers to the fact that the religion is based on beliefs, and beliefs are not imposed, and does not indicate that there is no punishment imposed by the Sharia for disbelief out of stubbornness and transgression.

What is the solid evidence of existence of Mahdi?

The evidence to prove this issue is undoubted authentic narrations by the Prophet and the Imams (Peace be upon them).