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Why obsession is unwise?

SHAFAQNA – When we refer to Islamic jurist’s books, an act based on obsession is rejected and they have considered some of the actions of this type of person as void (Batel). And when we refer to holy narrations and Divine Book, we see that they (jurists) consider such person’s acts to be from Satan […]

Is it necessary to reply to greetings from non-Mahrams? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about replying to greetings from non-Mahrams. Question: What is the ruling on replying to greetings from non-Mahrams? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: Replying to greetings (Salaam, hello) is Wajib, but it must be in a way that a mischief is not created as a result. Source: […]

What is Divine Mercy?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated that: The firmness and the strength and the foundation of the skies and the earth is based on justice [1]. It is mentioned in Due Joshan Kabir: O’ the One whose anger is overtaken by mercy [2]. Therefore, everything is based on Divine Mercy, even hell. Imam Sajjad (AS) said: […]

Can religious acts become void (Batel) due to obsessive compulsive disorder? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the effect of obsessive compulsive disorder on religious acts. Question: Can paying attention to obsessive compulsive disorder as well as being Haram cause religious acts to become void? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: In Salaat, it is not allowed to repeat acts due to obsessive compulsive […]

What is the criterion for recognizing doubtfulness? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about recognizing doubtfulness. Question: What is the basis for recognizing doubtfulness (Kathiro Shakk); and if a person doubts for three consecutive times in a few Salaats, is he/she to be considered as suffering from doubtfulness? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: The criterion is based on true convention, and […]

Is there any limit to worship of God?

SHAFAQNA – If the human being is attached to God, because God is an infinite being in terms of existence and accomplishment, (such person) is never stopped and is permanently moving towards accomplishment. This target is a motive and because of the attachment to infinity he/she will never be stopped and in this path there […]

The ruling on using paint brushes made in non-Islamic countries / the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about using paint brushes made in non-Islamic countries. Question: Considering that for painting and designing, paint brushes are used, and considering that the best quality ones are imported from non-Islamic countries, and often these brushes are made from pig’s hair; what is the religious ruling on using […]

What is the use of wise words?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: A Muslim has not gifted anything better than a wise word to his brother in order to guide him or save him from downfall [1]. In another narration, the Prophet (PBUH) said: Any of you who want the best for himself must […]


Why Satan loves doubt?

SHAFAQNA – The late Sheikh Kolayni (RA) narrated from Hassan ibn Nadhr: When I entered the house of Imam Hassan Askari (AS), I saw a black person who was standing and he told me: Are you Hassan ibn Nadhr? I replied: Yes. He said: Come inside. I entered the house and then saw a room […]

What is worship?

SHAFAQNA – Worship means attachment, and if a person is the servant of the world, is the captive of it and is attached to it. Meaning, such a person internally is completely humble towards material things; and externally obeys his/her own inappropriate desires; because worship includes total humbleness of the heart and obedience of all […]

The ruling on hanging pictures of the Prophet (PBUH) on the walls of the houses / the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about hanging pictures of the Prophet (PBUH) on the walls of the houses. Question: These days that there are pictures of the prophet (PBUH) and Imams (AS) available; is it allowed to hang these pictures on the walls of the houses? And is it allowed to believe […]

Main point of Ayah 6 of Surah Ar-Ra’ad

SHAFAQNA – In Ayah 6 of Surah Ra’ad, God said: “They ask you to hasten on the evil in preference to the good; yet have come to pass before them, many exemplary punishments. But verily your God is full of forgiveness for mankind for their wrong-doing, and verily your God is also strict in punishment.” […]