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The rules of kinship of the foster child who is breastfed by the foster mother/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the kinship of the foster child who is breastfed by the foster mother. Question: If a foster child is breastfed by the foster mother for one week continuously, who becomes Mahram (close relatives who cannot marry this child later on) to the child? The Grand […]

Lady Fatima Zahra (AS) is the proof of God

SHAFAQNA – The blessed existence of Lady Fatima Zahra (AS) is the proof of Allah (SWT). If the Prophet (PBUH) is the proof  is not because he is a prophet, is due to him being infallible and if Imam is the proof is not because he is Imam, is due to him being infallible. If […]

Truthfulness has four signs

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: A truthful person has four signs: Speaks the truth, acknowledges (confirms, confesses) God’s promises and warnings, be faithful to (one’s) promise, and does not breach the covenant (treaty, promise, agreement, contract) [1]. [1] Tohaful Oqool, Page 20.

Justice is next to piety

SHAFAQNA – Allah (SWT) in Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Ma’edah says: “O’ those who believe, stand out firmly for Allah (SWT) and be just witnesses, and let not the hatred of others make you divert to wrong and depart from justice. Be just; that is next to piety, and fear God, as Allah (SWT) is […]

Wealth or position?

SHAFAQNA – Wealth is a tool which is utilised to get to the unjust position and status. Human beings sacrifice wealth to get to a position and the position is preferred to wealth. Therefore, wealth can be used as a tool for misguiding and dominating people which will lead to their slavery. On the other […]

The ruling about helping satellite channels financially for spreading Islamic education/The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about giving financial help to satellite channels. Question: Is it allowed to give financial help to satellite channels to spread Islamic education? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: If their activities relate to spreading Islamic education, there is no problem helping them financially. Source: PERSIAN SHAFAQNA

What did Prophet of Islam (PBUH) say about eating?

SHAFAQNA – Human being must take care about eating, making sure the food is Halal and clean and suitable for individual health. Eating too much and waste must be avoided because the basis of healthiness is the observance of eating the right portion and avoidance of eating too much. Following a suitable diet and eating […]

Hospitality is one of the signs of belief

SHAFAQNA – The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) always used to eat with his guests and if there was no guest, invited Imam Ali (AS) to eat together. The Prophet (PBUH) considered friendly and generous reception of guests as a sign of belief and emphasized on looking after guests. It is narrated from the Prophet (PBUH) […]

Personal care in Islam

SHAFAQNA – Allah (SWT) in Ayah 31 of Surah Al-A’araaf say: “O’ children of Adam, wear your beautiful clothes in every Salaat, and eat and drink but do not waste because God does not like wasters.” In Ayah 87 of Surah Ma’edah, Allah (SWT) warns the believers by saying: “O’ you who believe, do not […]

What deeds cause social cohesion and brotherhood in Islam?

SHAFAQNA – Feeding others is a good tradition which Islam has emphasized frequently in holy verses of the Quran and narrations. Regarding this important Islamic tradition, Imam Baqer (AS) said: Allah (SWT) loves feeding and greeting everyone [1]. Imam Reza (AS) encouraged feeding and hosting others and considered this as the cause of social cohesion […]

Ten good and honourable characters to have in life

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: There are ten characters which you should try to attain them: Perseverance in difficulties, telling the truth, be trustworthy, maintain ties with family and relatives, hospitality (be a hospitable host/hostess), feeding the poor, reciprocating good deeds, observing the rights of neighbours, observing the rights […]