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Three superior characteristics

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) in parts of his will to Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ Ali (AS), there are three characteristics which are superior to others: Show fairness to people (be fair to people); and give financial help to brother in religion; and […]

The duty of people towards their trusted leader

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: But my right on you is that you remain loyal to your allegiance with me; and in open and in secret advise me (be benevolent); and whenever I invite you, accept my invitation and obey my command (submit to my authority) [1]. [1] Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 34.

Making excuses

SHAFAQNA – Anyone can make mistakes but it is better to behave in a way which does not require a person to make excuses or offer an apology. Imam Ali (AS) said: Not needing to offer an apology is more dignified than offering a justified apology [1]. In his letter to Hareth Hamedani, Imam Ali […]

The day of regret

SHAFAQNA – There are people who gather wealth and leave for others but they gain nothing from their efforts. They will regret On the Day of Judgment that they were not able to use the wealth they gathered for their own benefit and hence wish to return to the world but it will not be […]

Avoid these two things in life

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ people, two of the most frightening things for you are; following your own unlawful desires and having everlasting wishes. Following unlawful desires stops human being from adhering to the truth and never-ending wishes will make a person to forget about the hereafter [1]. [1] Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 42.

To offer an apology

SHAFAQNA – According to the Quran and Islamic teaching, human being should apologise whenever a sin or a mistake is committed, a person should apologise and accept others apologies. But at the same time a person should be careful not to do a thing which requires apologising. The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: Avoid a […]

Everlasting capital

SHAFAQNA – Nothing will last in this world forever and that is why the holy Quran invites human beings to save their wealth and capital from annihilation, and make a saving foundation which the passage of the day and the night will not destroy. The holy Quran advises human beings to use their wealth and […]

Who defends the rights of the oppressed people?

SHAFAQNA – There are various narrations which indicate that God will not ignore the rights of the oppressed ones and the Supreme Being defends their rights. In this regard, it is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Avoid the curse of the oppressed people because they ask Allah (SWT) for their rights, […]

What rank and position mean to real believers?

SHAFAQNA – Whoever is given a Divine position in this world, does not consider it an enjoyment of the soul; meaning, this type of person neither is overjoyed with praises from other people nor use the position for personal gains. Sometimes this type of Divine human beings may suffer as a result of positions given […]

Is it right to compare humans with animals?

SHAFAQNA – In Ayah 179 of Surah Al-A’araaf, Allah (SWT) said: “Certainly, many of Jinns and human beings have been created for hell; they have hearts (wisdom) but they do not understand (they do not think), and eyes which they do not see with, and ears that they do not hear with; they are like […]

Is this world amusing?

SHAFAQNA – Ayah 64 of Surah Al-Ankabut says: “What is the life of this world but amusement and play? Verily, the home in the hereafter is the real life indeed, if they but knew.” As indicated in the holy Quran, the real life will be in the hereafter; a place where there are no sorrow, […]

Only ask God for all your needs

SHAFAQNA – It has been mentioned in narrations that whenever you want to speak to God, perform Salaat, perform recommended (Mostahab) Salaats. It has been narrated that it is not right when a person’s Whudu has become void (Batel) and he does not renew it. It is not right when a person has performed Whudu […]

One way of assessing people

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The person whose aspiration is concerned with what goes in his stomach, his value is equal to what comes out of his stomach [1]. [1] Qorarul Hekam, Page 143, Hadith 2577.

The best attitude towards this world

SHAFAQNA – Allah (SWT) has never asked people to abandon this world but warned human being not to fall in love with it and not to be deceived by the world. The aim is to remind people that compared with the worldly enjoyments; there are much better enjoyments in the hereafter. This does not mean […]

Who is wise and logical?

SHAFAQNA – The passage of time and years of someone’s life are not enough to make a human being wise and logical. This moral virtue like all other ones need practice and endeavour. First of all, scientific knowledge and thinking capacity are needed. secondly, a person must try hard for some period to make himself/herself […]

How did Imam Ali (AS) describe this world?

SHAFAQNA – Dharar, a close companion of Imam Ali (AS) arrived at Shaam (Damascus) and Moawiyeh asked him about Imam Ali (AS). Dharar replied: I saw Ali (AS) when it was night and he was standing in praying alter (Mehraab), holding his beard in his hand and twisting like someone who was bitten by a […]

Can the wife use preventive methods to avoid pregnancy without her husband’s permission? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the wife using preventive methods to avoid pregnancy without her husband’s permission. Question: Is it allowed for the wife to use preventive methods to avoid pregnancy without her husband’s permission? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: There is problem in this regard. Source: PERSIAN SHAFAQNA

Three main characteristics of the hypocrites

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: There are three clear indicators for a hypocrite, and they are: Whenever a hypocrite promises to do something breaks that promise. A hypocrite lies. A hypocrite breaches the trust [1]. [1] Tohaful Oqool, Page 316.

A direct way of finding about a person

SHAFAQNA – Allah (SWT) has explained in Ayah 30 of Surah Mohammad (PBUH) that one of the ways of recognising individuals is from their tone of voice and the way they talk; because the tone of voice of people, the anxiety, agitation, shakiness or firmness of voice, instability of stability of body or voice, and […]

Why is it necessary to look for your own faults?

SHAFAQNA – The best manifestation of proper education and wisdom is finding own faults. Meaning human being is able to sink into his/her own deep thoughts, tendencies, deeds and promises and find own faults, point at them and remove them from himself/herself. Expecting human being not to make mistakes is wrong, human being is expected […]

Remembering God in Halal and Haram deeds

SHAFAQNA – The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: Whoever obeys God, has remembered the Supreme Being, even though the quantity of his/her Salaat, fasting and Quran recitation are not that great [1]. In this regard, Imam Sadeq (AS) said: One of the superior deeds that Allah (SWT) has made Wajeb for people is remembering God […]

Is wealth good?

SHAFAQNA – Sometimes wealth can bring prosperity to some individuals because they are always careful not to sacrifice their religious duties for the sake of the world and these type of people are applauded. But there are who sacrifice their hereafter to this world and this type of people are reproached as mentioned in Ayahs […]