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Are religious rules for punishment or helping people?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: Atonement (Kaffarah) is different from punishment (Kayfar); atonement is like medicine, a series of punishments have been mentioned in the Quran which they are considered as Divine Torments; but these atonements which have been mentioned in the Quran and narrations are constructive. Therefore, Imam Ali (AS) said: If a […]

How to protect our own dignity?

SHAFAQNA – In the short eloquent saying number 26 in Nahjul Balaghah, Imam Ali (AS) said: Whatever the human being has inside him/her, eventually will display it; either by writing or saying, or by behaviour and conducts. In the holy Quran, Allah (SWT) revealed to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH): “If We (God) wanted, We […]

The main point of Ayah 50 of Surah Adh-Dhariyat

SHAFAQNA – Ayah 50 of Surah Adh-Dhariyat says: “Then escape towards Allah (SWT) as I am a Warner to you from God, clear and obvious.” In this holy verse, it is clear where to escape and seek refuge in God, but it has not been mentioned from whom or what we must escape from. About […]

What did Imam Sadeq (AS) say about Norooz?

SHAFAQNA – Sheikh Toosi (RA) in the book of “Mesbahul Mojtahid” narrated from Mo’ala bin Khanis who narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Whenever Norooz arrives, perform ablution (Qosl), and wear the cleanest of the clothes, and wear the best of perfumes, and fast on this day. And after recommended Salaats (Nafilahs), and after […]

How to see the events of this world?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: Swear to Allah (SWT) there are events in this world which show you the discreditable nature of this world and inform you of the circulation of its days and its changeovers [1]. In this narration, Imam Sajjad (AS) pointed to changes in this world […]

How to deal with difficult situations?

SHAFAQNA – In a letter to the famous Islamic scholar Sheikh Toosi (RA), a person called him dog. Sheikh wrote back: Brother, the more I think; I cannot find the characteristics of the animal you called me by it in myself. That animal has claws, and I do not have them, that animal has sharp […]

Is righteousness really important?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: The world has promoted the unknown human being and humiliates the noble human being; and will take tribes/groups of people to hell [1]. In this narration, it is pointed to the attractions of the world for the human being. The attachment to the world […]

Who is a good person?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Baqir (AS) who narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: How prosperous is the one whose behaviour is good towards people, and uses his/her ability for them, and avoid any wicked acts against them [1]. The first point of this narration is good behaviour, and this […]

What is the ruling on throwing fruit peels and biodegradable waste in natural environment? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about throwing fruit peels and biodegradable waste in natural environment. Question: Is it allowed to throw fruit peels and biodegradable waste in mountains and fields and natural environment according to religion? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: It is not allowed if it bothers people or is against […]

What happens if a person suffers from an incurable illness and does not wish to continue with taking medicines? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about a person who is suffering from incurable illness and does not wish to continue with treatments. Question: I am suffering from an incurable illness/disease but I am not willing to continue with treatment to live longer; is this considered to be a sin? The […]

How to overcome doubt?

SHAFAQNA – Zurarah and Abu Basir narrated: We told him (meaning Imam Baqir (AS) or Imam Sadeq (AS)) that a man doubts a lot in his Salaat, to the extent that he does not know how many Rok’ats he has performed and how many is left? Imam (AS) replied: Perform it again. They said: In […]

The ruling on earnings from planting nails which prevent performing Wudhu correctly / the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about planting nails/nail extension which prevent performing Wudhu correctly. Question: I work in a hairdressing saloon and plant nails; is there any problem with my work, and what about my earnings? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Earnings for this job which prevent performing Wudhu correctly, is not […]

Is it better to be a lion or a sheep?

SHAFAQNA – Once the famous Italian dictator Mussolini told one of his friends that he prefers to live as lion for one year than to live like a sheep for hundred years; to eat others, and use them as my baits. This is better than being a sheep and be ready to be eaten by […]

How can the most fearful day be described?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: If you knew what I know, you would have gone towards deserts and cried at your deeds, and you would beat your faces and would have left your wealth and possessions without guards or any successors [1]. It is narrated from Imam Hussain (AS) who said: I have not […]