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The main point of Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Takathur

SHAFAQNA – In Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Takathur, Allah (SWT) said: “Then shall you be questioned that day about the bliss (na’eem)”. Abu Hanifah asked Imam Sadeq (AS) about the commentary (Tafseer) of this Ayah, and Imam (AS) asked him: What is Na’eem in your opinion? Abu Hanifah replied: It is food and cool water. […]

Where is the start of the journey according to religious law? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the start of the journey according to religious law. Question: does the religious distance (for a journey) start when a person departs from his/her town (Haddul Tarakhos)? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: The religious distance start from the end of the town where the journey starts; […]

Why God appointed teachers must be obeyed?

SHAFAQNA – Our top master is the one who gave us the religion; and that is Allah (SWT). And there are appointed teachers by God who are Prophets and Imams; and we do not have other teachers apart from them. Whatever they say we must act upon, and of course every person has a duty; […]

Can a person be nominated to perform Hajj on behalf of few individuals? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about one person performing Hajj on behalf of a few individuals. Question: Can I perform Hajj once on behalf of few different individuals, and of course they cover the usual expenses? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Performing Wajib Hajj on behalf of few individuals in one year […]

Can Imams (AS) enter any place?

SHAFAQNA – Abasalt narrated: After Imam Ridha (AS) was poisoned by Ma’amoon, and wanted to leave his palace, Ma’amoon asked: Where are you going? Imam Ridha (AS) replied: To the place where you sent me. Then, Imam (AS) covered his head and came out without saying a word and entered his house and said: Abasalt, […]

Can wealth create power?

SHAFAQNA – The human being intrinsically seeks accomplishment, and the essence of his/her creation is mixed with this constructive and divine inclination. Therefore, the human being considers power as accomplishment and goes after it. But one mistake in recognizing the real power will misdirect him/her from the path of prosperity and leads him/her towards the […]

Who is a servant of Allah (SWT)?

SHAFAQNA – Bishr ibn Harith Al-Hafi was from city of Merv and spent some part of his life in sin. One day Imam Kadhim/Kazim (AS) was passing the alley where Bishr lived, and the door of his house opened and one of the maids/slaves came out of the house. The slave saw and recognized Imam […]

Can Qadha Salaats for the parents be performed by the daughter instead of the eldest son? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about performing Qadha Salaats for parents by the daughter instead of the eldest son. Question: If for any reason, the eldest son is unable to perform Qadha Salaats and fast for parents, and the daughter is willing to perform them herself, or to appoint someone (to […]

Why a Muslim can never be ignoble?

SHAFAQNA – One day Imam Sajjad (AS) proposed to marry a believing lady. One of his close friends was worried about this marriage because he did not know about that lady and feared she may not have the right criteria to marry an Imam. Imam’s friend started researching by asking questions from the family of […]

What is the ruling on buying and selling gold when its purity unknown? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about buying and selling gold when its purity unknown. Question: What is the ruling on buying and selling gold when its purity unknown? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Buying and selling it, is not correct; but there is no problem if they come to an agreement. Source: […]

The main point of Ayah 11 of Sural Ar-Ra’ad

SHAFAQNA – Abu Khalid Kabuli narrated: I heard from Imam Sajjad (AS) who always used to say: There are five sins which change Divine Blessings, and they are: Oppressing people Abandoning good deeds Abandoning what is known as good sense or Sharia Being ungrateful for all the blessings (opposite to giving thanks) Not giving thanks […]

Can anyone ever change God’s Halal and Haram?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ servants of God, beware; the believer is the one who considers God’s Halal as Halal now, and God’s Haram as Haram now. And whatever has been changed because of heresies by people, does not make anything of Haram into Halal, because Halal is what God has made Halal, […]

Why Imam Ali (AS) stayed silent for 25 years?

SHAFAQNA – Mohammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Is’haq Taleqani narrated: Abu saeed Hassan ibn Ali Al Odwani narrated from Haitham ibn Abdullah Rammani who said: I asked Imam Ridha (AS): Please explain why Imam Ali (AS) for 25 years after the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) did not fight with his enemies, but when he became Caliph […]

Is it Wajib to cleanse unclean electronic devices? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about cleansing the electronic devices. Question: Is it Wajib to cleanse/purify (Tat’heer) electronic devices which have become impure (Najis)? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: It is Wajib to purify items which are used for eating, drinking, and prayers (performing Salaat). Source: khamenei.ir