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Description of a believer by Imam Ali (AS)

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ servants of God beware, a believer is the one who now (currently)  considers God’s Halal as Halal and God’s Haram as Haram, and whatever others changed by heresy, he/she will not change anything from Haram to Halal because Halal is the same as that which has been made […]

How to find peace of mind in this world?

SHAFAQNA – If you look at the situation in a bank, you will see that the bank clerk sometimes receives others money and at other times pays back people’s money back to them. The clerk is neither happy when receives the money nor unhappy when pays back the money because the bank is only a […]

Is this world beautiful or ugly?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: May God bless the one who takes the steps to prepare the elevation of his/her own soul; and prepares himself/herself for the world of the grave; and finds out where he/she has come from, where he/she is and where he/she will go [1]. A […]

Usury is forbidden in all Divine religions

SHAFAQNA – Usury is Haram (forbidden) in all Divine religions and definite punishments have been promised in the holy Quran by the Supreme Being for all those who engage in this Haram act. Ayah 161 of Surah Al-Nesa says: “That they took usury, although they were forbidden, and that they devoured other people’s assets and […]

Is total comfort possible in this world?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: Those who go after wealth and accumulate possessions in this world, are looking for comfort and think the increase in wealth and property will bring greater comfort for them. Imam Sajjad (AS) added: They are making mistake because (total) comfort has not been created […]

Why some people want to dominate others?

SHAFAQNA – Sometimes, the soul of a human being wants to dominate; meaning, the individual does not want to use position to fulfill other desires but he feels satisfied just by dominating others and is only after the “illusion of power”. For example, a person wants to become famous, he does not intend to use […]

Hidden sin

SHAFAQNA – Abu Hashim Ja’afary narrated: I heard from Imam Hassan Askari (AS) who said: One of the sins which will not be forgiven is that a human says: I wish I could not be questioned and punished except for this one sin. I was reflecting on this and was telling myself that every human […]

Wrong ways of attaining power

SHAFAQNA – Mohammad ibn Moslem narrated: I heard Imam Sadeq (AS) said: You think I do not know your bad ones and good ones? I swear to God, your evil ones are those who want other people to follow them (they want to be the leader of the people by falsehood), and for this purpose, […]

The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi answered a question about creating pages on the internet (social networks) in the name of other people

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question regarding creating pages on the internet (social networks) in the name of other people. Question: Some individuals create pages on the internet (social network) in the name of other people using their names and identification without having their permission which causes suffering and problems; is […]

Why rebellious tongue must be controlled?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali said: Coordinate the tongue and the heart; human being must control his/her tongue because a rebellious tongue will lead his/her owner to destruction. Swear to God, I have not seen a devout person whose piety has been beneficial to him/her unless he/she has controlled his/her tongue [1]. [1] Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon […]

What are the signs of a penitent person?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: There are four signs to the penitent person and they are: Sincerity of deeds for the sake of Allah (SWT); avoiding falsehood altogether; adhering to the truth; and having enthusiasm to carry out good deeds [1]. [1] Montakhab Mizanul Hekmah, Page 176, […]

True friendship is an asset

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Make friends with your genuine brothers in religion and try to increase this kind of friendship because they are assets in times of prosperity and shields when (you are) faced with calamities [1, 2]. [1] Alamaali, Sheikh Sadooq, Page 250, Hadith 8. [2] Montakhab […]

Is soul-searching necessary?

SHAFAQNA – A human being should allocate a time during the day in order to disconnect from everything around and pay attention just to himself/herself. Think about own situation and make decisions about deeds which must be done, think about what has been done in the past, assess the friends whom he/she socially associates with […]

Do not pretend

SHAFAQNA – An evil characteristic which human being can suffer from is hypocrisy or double-dealing. Hypocrisy can be towards other people, for example a person who has a hypocritical friendship with others in public but is an enemy in secret. Sometimes the hypocrisy is towards the Creator, behaving hypocritically towards God the sake of exploiting […]

The values of wisdom and patience

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: Patience is a covering curtain and wisdom is a sharp sword; therefore, cover your moral deficiencies with patience, and kill your inappropriate desires with the sword of wisdom [1]. [1] Nahjul Balaghah, Wisdom 424.

The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about informing parents of defects in foetus by doctors

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered to a question about informing parents of defects in foetus by doctors. Question: With progress in medical science and embryology, doctors can diagnose defects in foetus and if they want to inform the parents, it is possible that they decide either to do abortion or to remedy the […]

The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer to a question about the dealing where the price is not specified

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question regarding the dealing (business transaction) where the price is not specified. Question: What is the ruling about the dealing where the price is not specified? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz: The type of price must be specified, otherwise the dealing is void. Source: PERSIAN SHAFAQNA

Avoid disrespecting a believer

SHAFAQNA – Abu Baseer narrated: I asked Imam Baqer (AS): A friend of mine is poor and I want to give him my Zakat but he is ashamed to receive Zakat (from anyone). Is it necessary to inform him that this Zakat is from my wealth? Imam Baqer (AS) replied: You carry out the duties […]

Why self-praise is a mistake?

SHAFAQNA – Self-praise is a mistake and human being should know that he/she is not the real owner of the possessions of this world. The holy Quran mentions examples of this fact very clearly as in the case of Qaroon who used to say that everything I have is due to my knowledge and belong […]

The followers of the religion and the heretics

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: Indeed, people are in two groups: A group who are the followers of the religion and its laws, and another group who are heretics and they have no proofs from God regarding the traditions of the prophet (PBUH), and they have no light from the  logical reasons of the […]