Entries by hamrang

Can an intermediary in a marriage tell the faults of one side to the other? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about an intermediary’s duty to tell faults of one side to the other in a marriage. Question: About becoming an intermediary in a marriage; can an intermediary tell the faults of one side to the other? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: According to the assumption of the […]

The main point of Ayah 96 of Surah Al-A’araaf

SHAFAQNA – In Ayah 96 of Surah Al-A’araaf, Allah (SWT) said: “If the people of the towns had but believed and adopted piety, (all kinds of) blessings from the sky and the earth should indeed have opened out to them by Allah (SWT). But they rejected the truth, and God brought them to book for […]

How should a believing society behave?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Mohammad Al-Baqir (AS) asked one of his companions that in the place which you live: Can one of you come and put his hand in the money bag (wallet) of another of his brothers in religion and take the amount needed, and the owner of the money does not become upset? Have […]

What to do if someone is heartbroken because of enjoining good and prohibiting bad? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about enjoining good and prohibiting bad. Question: If due to enjoining good and prohibiting bad, someone is heartbroken, is the person who prohibited bad is responsible and must make amends? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Enjoining good and prohibiting bad is Wajib and whatever has been said […]

What are the rewards of helping a believer?

SHAFAQNA – One of the Shias of Imam Sadeq (AS) narrated: I was performing Tawaf (a ritual of Hajj, circling Ka’aba) in Masjid-ul-Haram, one of my friends asked me for a loan of two dinars, and I promised to give it to him after Tawaf. My Tawaf had not finished when Imam Sadeq (AS) entered […]

Is enjoining good and prohibiting bad necessary even after the sin is committed? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about enjoining good and prohibiting bad. Question: Is it Wajib to enjoin good and prohibit bad before and during wrong act or committing sin, or is it also necessary after the wrong act is committed? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: After committing sin, if it is certain […]

Where does cruelty of the heart come from?

SHAFAQNA – One effect of the sin on the soul is that it makes the soul hard (cruel), in a way that when something (unpleasant) happens to another human being, and it is appropriate that a person is touched by it, but the person (with the hardened soul) does not care. It has been mentioned […]

Who should we listen to?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Baqir (AS) who said: Follow the one who makes you cry whilst he/she wants the best for you, and do not follow the one who makes you laugh but is deceiving you. When you go to God you, then you will find out the realities of each other’s […]

What is the ruling on women watching wrestling competitions from television? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about women watching wrestling competitions from television. Question: Is there any problem for women watching wrestling competitions from televisions? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If they watch live and direct from television, according to Wajib precaution, it is not allowed. And also if watching with the intention […]

Which deeds are most liked by God?

SHAFAQNA – Ibn Masood narrated: I asked the Prophet of Islam (PBUH): Which deeds are most liked by God? The Prophet (PBUH) replied: Performing Salaat in its right time. I asked: Which deed after that? The Prophet (PBUH) replied: Being kind to father and mother. I asked again: Which deed after that? And the reply […]

How close ladies with religious excuse can get to holy shrines of Imams (AS)? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the limit which women with religious excuse (in circumstances when ladies are excused from doing some religious duties, like performing Salaat) can get close to holy shrines. Question: How close ladies with religious excuse can get to holy shrines of Imams (AS)? The Grand Ayatollah […]

Why most people fear death?

SHAFAQNA – One day a person asked Imam Jawad (AS): Why most people fear death? Imam (AS) replied: Because people have no information about it, and they panic. And if people knew about death, and tried to become servants of God, and followers and friends of Ahlul Bait (AS), then they would have become happy […]

What to do when Hajj season and university exams coincide? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question when Hajj season and university exams coincide. Question: If a student in Hajj season must take university exam, can he/she delays Wajib Hajj to next year, especially if the exam is vital and very important for him/her? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If he/she is Mostati’a (eligible […]

What did Imam Jawad (AS) say about religion?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Jawad (AS) who said: Religion is glory and knowledge, and it is a treasure. And silence is a light and the highest of asceticism (Zohd) and piety. And nothing like heresy destroys the religion. And nothing like greed destroys the mankind. And because of righteous leaders, the people […]

Can security concerns affect Hajj pilgrimage? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the effects of current security concerns on Hajj pilgrimage. Question: Considering the assumptions about the current insecurities of Hajj trip, can a person be counted as Mostati’a (having the means to go to Hajj pilgrimage) or not? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Whatever has been mentioned […]