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What is the ruling on shaking hands with a non-Mahram in non-Islamic countries? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about shaking hands of a non-Mahram in non-Islamic countries. Question: In European countries, shaking hands is considered as greeting, sometimes avoiding it can lead to exclusion and expulsion from factory, school, and places like them. Can a Muslim man or woman in these exceptional conditions, shake hands […]

Which book’s narrations are all authentic? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about authentic narration books. Question: In our Shia sources, which book has all its narrations as authentic? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz: Shia sources like the noble book of Kafi, Man la Yahdharahul Faqih, Tahdhib, Istibsar, these are authentic books and most of their narrations are authentic. […]

What are the best and the worst deeds?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: There are two good deeds which there are no other deeds better than them: 1) Believe in Allah (SWT) and 2) To be beneficial to other servants of God. And there are two bad deeds which no other ones are worse than […]

How do people deceive themselves?

SHAFAQNA – Every worldly enjoyment is a source of inside attachment and when it is spread this attachment gets stronger. These enjoyments condemn the bond between the heart and the nature, therefore the human being supposes that these enjoyments are vital for his/her longevity and they strengthen existence. But it is quite the reverse, the […]

The main point of Ayah 37 of Surah Qaaf

SHAFAQNA – In his commentary (Tafseer) of Ayah 37 of Surah Qaaf, Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani said: Allah (SWT) mentioned in this Ayah: “There truly is a reminder in this for whoever has a heart, whoever listens attentively.” The commentary of this Ayah is that whoever pays attention and act, will be admonished (awakened). Of course […]

What to do if Halal and Haram wealth/assets are mixed together and the amount of Haram is known but the owner is unknown?

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question regarding when Halal and Haram wealth/assets are mixed together and the amount of Haram is known but the owner of is unknown. The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: If Halal wealth/property is mixed with Haram, and the amount of Haram more or less than Khoms is also known, […]

What are the effects of vanity?

SHAFAQNA – Vanity comes from corrupt soul because the human being naturally is inclined towards love of the soul which is the origin of human being’s mistakes and immorality. And due to this case, a small (religious) act/deed seems great to the same person and because of that sees himself as a special servant of […]

What to do if Halal and Haram wealth/property are mixed together in a way that they cannot be distinguished from each other? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question when Halal and Haram wealth/property are mixed together. The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: If Halal and Haram wealth/property are mixed together in a way that they are not distinguishable from each other, and the owner of Haram wealth and the amount of it are unknown, and it […]

Why do we need Imams (AS)?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Fazl ibn Shadhan who said: I heard from Imam Ridha/Reza (AS) who said: Indeed I cannot find in the history, any group or tribe among human being who were/are successful unless having a Guardian/Imam who manages their financial and spiritual affairs [1]. In fact Imam Reza (AS) clearly defined […]