Entries by hamrang

In which conditions Salawat must not be recited loudly? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’sFatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about conditions where reciting Salawat loudly is not recommended. Question: When reciting Salawat in religious sites causes spiritual disruption for pilgrims; is this act allowed? What is the ruling when ladies recite Salawat in shrines of Ahlul Bait (AS) and non-Mahrams hear them? The Grand Ayatollah […]

How generous was Imam Hassan (AS)?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated that one day Imam Hassan (AS) saw a group of needy people who had put a few loaves of dry bread on the floor and were eating it. When they saw Imam (AS), invited him to eat with them. Imam Hassan (AS) got off his horse and said: God does […]

How generous was Imam Hussain (AS)?

SHAFAQNA – A man entered Medina and asked people: Who is the most generous person in this town? The people of the town introduced Imam Hussain (AS) to him, who not only was the most generous person in Medina but also the most generous on the earth. That man searched and found Imam Hussain (AS) […]

What is the ruling on watching dancing films? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about watching dancing films. Question: What is the ruling on watching dancing films? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If they contain inappropriate contents, or they are watched with the aim of enjoyment, or fear of causing corruption/mischief, or committing sin; it is not allowed. Source: khamenei.ir  

Why socializing with corrupt people must be avoided?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Hussain (AS) who said: Having association and companionship with ignoble and morally corrupt individuals can cause badness and mischief. And socializing and friendship with the corrupt individuals and those who commit sins lead to accusations and pessimism by people as well as losing one’s dignity [1]. [1] Beharul […]

Ladies watching men’s sports competitions / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about ladies watching men’s sports competitions. Question: What is the ruling on ladies watching live or recorded men’s sports competitions like football, volleyball, wrestling and etc.? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If watching them is for enjoyment and there is a fear of committing sins, is not […]

The main point of Ayah 14 of Surah Aal-e-Imran

SHAFAQNA – Internally a human being has many forces, like wisdom, desire, anger, and fantasy; and they are agreeable with human being’s desire and anger. Love of wealth which is a branch of enjoyments of desire force, and love of reaching high positions is a branch of anger force. Each one of these forces has […]

Is being humble important?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: There is no personality without humility and courtesy; meaning, humbleness and courteous behaviour give the human being the personality in human societies [1]. It is also narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: For a person from Quraysh, and for the one […]

How to self-evaluate according to Imam Ali (AS)?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: The cleverest person is the one who self-evaluates himself/herself and do something for after death. Someone asked: O’ Amiral Momeneen, how can a person self-evaluate himself/herself? Imam (AS) replied: In the morning and at night return to himself/herself and say: O’ […]

Having doubt in recitating of Nikah Sermon correctly / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about having doubt in recitation of Nikah Sermon correctly. Question: What is the ruling if a man and a woman have recited permanent Nikah Sermon but they have doubt about the correct recitation in Arabic? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: According to Wajib precaution, Nikah Sermon must […]

How to deal with profiteers in Islam?

SHAFAQNA – After appointing Malik Ashtar (RA) as the governor of Egypt, in a lengthy letter to Malik, Imam Ali (AS) wrote: Also Beware that among traders there are those who are bad traders and profiteers who only think about their own profits. And want to sell their goods at any (high) price they want, […]