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Asking permission to use other’s belongings / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about asking permission to use other’s belongings. Question: Is it a condition to obtain permission verbally to use other’s belongings, or merely by considering probable that permission is given; can use those belongings? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: In addition to verbal, any action which means that […]

How to ward off Satan?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated that Imam Ali (AS) asked the Prophet of Islam (PBUH): What can we do to ward off Satan? The Prophet (PBUH) replied: Fasting makes black the face of Satan, and spending money and being generous in the way of God, breaks Satan’s back, and to like for the sake of […]

What is the ruling when non-religious doctors prohibit patients from fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about non-religious doctors prohibiting patients from fasting. Question: Some doctors, who do not observe religious issues, prohibit patients from fasting because of causing harm. Can the opinions/sayings of these doctors be proof or not? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: The person himself/herself needs to make a decision. […]

What are the effects of sins and repentance?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Make yourselves smell nice by repenting, in order that the smell of sins does not disgrace you [1]. Imam Sadeq (AS) said: The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) did not stand up and leave a gathering unless […]

What to do when thirst due to fasting can cause severe distress and constriction? The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – Answering question number 1256 in his Resalah, the Grand Ayatollah Sobhani wrote: If the fasting person becomes so thirsty that tolerating thirst causes severe distress and constriction, in a way that there is a fear of death; in this case for protecting life, can drink water to the necessary amount and avoid eating […]

What is the connection between silence and fasting?

SHAFAQNA – In a detailed narration, Imam Sadeq (AS) explained about the truth and limits of the complete fasting: Without doubt fasting is not just to avoid eating and drinking and there is a condition for it which only by observing that condition fasting becomes complete. And that condition is the silence which comes from […]

Is it true that if a fasting person gets thirsty, can drink water and the fast is correct? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about fasting and drinking water. Question: Is this true that when a fasting person is thirsty, can drink water to the necessary amount and the fast is correct? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: By drinking even a drop of water, fast becomes void (Batel), and the […]

Can a convert to Islam whose parents are not Muslims lead congregational prayers? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Hakim answered a question about leading congregational prayers by a convert to Islam. Question: I am from West, and have converted to Islam, my parents are not Muslims, and I was born as a result of illegitimate relationship. Can I lead congregational prayers? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim: If the relationship […]

What is real fasting?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Sadeq (AS) said: You must be humble before God in public or private in appropriate ways, and present your life to God in your fasting, and free your heart from everything for God’s sake, and appoint yourself to fulfill whatever God has commanded. Then after carrying out these deeds completely, you have […]

The main point of Ayah 285 of Surah Al-Baqarah

SHAFAQNA – In the first part of Ayah 285 of Surah Al-Baqarah, Allah (SWT) said: “The Prophet believeth in what hath been revealed to him by God, as do the believers. Each one of them believeth in Allah (SWT), angels, God’s books, and God’s messengers.” Certainty (Yaqeen) is the best thing which God places in […]

What to consider when fasting?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Sadeq (AS) said: Do not oppress each other, and do not be unwise, and do not get annoyed with each other, do not neglect remembering God, and be the companion of silence, forbearance, truth, and stay away from evil doers. And avoid inappropriate sayings, and lies, and accusations, and enmity, and suspicion, […]

Which deeds affect fasting?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Sadeq (AS) said: Adopt humbleness for the sake of God whilst you are fearful and anxious of Divine Punishment, and hopeful and eager for Divine Mercy. And must cleanse your hearts from faults, and purify your souls from tricks. And cleanse the body from uncleanness, and must avoid anything that is not […]

What are different forms of fasting?

SHAFAQNA – Regarding different forms of fasting, Khawjah Abdullah Ansari (RA) said: Fasting is in three forms: 1) fasting of the soul; which relates to shorten the worldly desires, 2) fasting of the wisdom; which is acting opposite the inappropriate desires, 3) fasting of the body which is to avoid eating and drinking and lusts […]

Why is it bad to walk arrogantly?

SHAFAQNA – Basheer narrated: We were with Imam Baqir (AS) in the Mosque when we saw a man passed us. When he was walking, he used to raise his shoulders and move them side to side. Imam Baqir (AS) said: He is arrogant. I said: He is poor. Imam (AS) repeated: He is arrogant. Therefore, […]

What is the ruling on those who join other religions from Islam? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Saeed Hakim answered questions about joining other religions from Islam. Question: What is your Fatwa regarding those who join other religions from Islam? In your opinion, do they deserve to be punished? If so, what kind of punishment? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim: There is no doubt that they […]

What is the ruling on forgetting to place the animal towards Qiblah at the time of slaughtering it? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about forgetting to place the animal towards Qiblah at the time of slaughtering it. Question: 1) Is the animal Haram if at the time of cutting its head, the person who is slaughtering it forgets or does not know to place it towards Qiblah? 2) Is the […]

What is Kaffarah?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: One of Kaffarahs (atonement) for big sins is to help the oppressed who is needy and asks for help and also removing discomfort from the distressed who is suffering [1]. Kaffarah is separate from revenge; Kafarrah is like medicine, or like food supplement. A […]