How to change enemy into friend?

SHAFAQNA - A man from Shaam (Damascus) travelled to Medina and when he saw a man sitting next to him, asked others who he was. They said: Hussain ibn Ali ibn Abitaleb (AS). That man with all that propaganda, which entered his mind, became angry…

What is the ruling on repeating Salaams in Salaats? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about repeating Salaams in Salaats. Question: When performing Salaat, if a person doubts about one of the Salaams, and if the source of doubt is not due to obsessive compulsive disorder;…

Why is it important for a person to pay attention to his/her own faults?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqir (AS) who narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: How prosperous is the person whose heart is filled with fear of God; how prosperous is the one who tries to find out his/her own faults rather…

Who has the control over expanding or restricting the human being’s sustenance?

SHAFAQNA - Commenting on Ayah 52 of Surah Az-Zumar, Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani explained: God said in this Ayah: “Know they not that Allah (SWT) expands the sustenance or restricts it, for anyone who God pleases? Verily, in this are sins for…

How to imagine good and bad deeds?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hussain (AS) who said: Beware that the benefits of any good deed include giving thanks and worshipping (God), followed by great rewards (from Allah (SWT)). Then, if you imagine a good deed and look at it,…

What is the ruling on performing recommended (Mostahab) Salaats on behalf of live individuals? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about recommended Salaat. Question: Is it correct to perform recommended (Mostahab) Salaats on behalf of live individuals? The Grand Ayatollah Khaemeni: Yes, it is allowed; although…

What is the point of reciting Dua?

SHAFAQNA - In a letter to his eldest son Imam Hassan (AS), Imam Ali (AS) wrote: By giving you permission to recite Dua, God has placed Divine Treasures in your hands. Therefore, whenever you decide, you can recite Dua and open the gates of Divine…

What is a clean and prosperous life?

SHAFAQNA - In a Dua, Imam Zainul Abedeen (AS) asks God: “O’ God, Send greetings to Mohammad (PBUH) and his family, and take my belief and certainty to the highest point; make my intentions the best of intentions, and make my deeds the best…

What is the ruling on taking part in gatherings which promote disunity among Muslims? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about taking part in gatherings which promote disunity among Muslims. Question: If a person talks about disunity between Shia and Sunni, what is our duty regarding taking part in…

What will happen to a Dua that is not answered in this world?

SHAFAQNA - We read in narrations that those who recited Duas in the world and they have been accepted (answered) late, will be granted substitutes of what they wanted as well as plenty of rewards on the Day of Judgment; and they wish that their…

What is the ruling on children standing in rows of congregational prayers? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroodi answered a question about children standing in rows of congregational prayers. Question: Do individual’s Salaats become void (Batel) if Momayyez children (children who understand between…

What is the ultimate aim of Mab’ath?

SHAFAQNA - The problem for all of us is that we have not been purified, we have not been trained; (some) have become scholars, (but) not trained, their thoughts are deep but they have not been trained. And the danger of the scholar who has not…

Which existing good deeds can benefit the believer after death?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: There are six cases which the believer can benefit from even after death, and they are: 1) a decent child who asks forgiveness from God for his parents 2) and a Quran which belongs to…

Why hypocrites must be avoided?

SHAFAQNA - Islamic scholar Ahmad ibn Fahd Helli narrated this Divine narration (Hadith) from Injeel (the Bible) of Isa/Jesus (AS): Avoid the liars who show themselves in the sheep clothing; as they are dangerous killer wolves. You will recognize…

What can doubt do to the religious belief?

SHAFAQNA - Now that logically and traditionally it is clear obsessive compulsive disorder (having constant doubt about religious belief and decrees) is due to Iblis, and Satan makes our deeds void (Batel) and dissuades our hearts from God, and…

Why the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) cried for some women of his Ummah?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Lady Fatimah Zahra (SA) and I went to see the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) in his house and saw him crying really hard. I said: May father and mother be sacrificed for you, what has happened…

What is the ruling on the copy right in the cyber space? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the copy right in the cyber space. Question: Is there any problem according to religious laws to copy graphics or download clips or music by mentioning the source in the cyber…

What are the effects of not observing Hijab by Muslim ladies?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) prohibited any woman from making up herself for anyone else except her husband. Therefore, if she carry out such an act, it is appropriate that God burn her in…

Why the human being must avoid whatever God commanded to be avoided?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: Avoid whatever God has commanded to be avoided, and show unwillingness to those things which God is disinclined, and your inclination to the world should not be like the one who thinks…

What are the signs of arrogance?

SHAFAQNA - Some of the signs of an arrogant person are outlined below. Has superiority complex and considers others as inferior. Avoids socializing with others in the same level as him/her. Does not eat with other people. Expects…

What is the ruling on having connection with non-Mahram in cyber space? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about having connection with non-Mahram in cyber space. Question: Is it Haram to speak or joke with non-Mahram by sound or video or in writing, and also by following or liking of…

Why is it necessary to act upon the gained knowledge?

SHAFAQNA - Mohammad ibn Yaqoob Kolainy narrated a Divine Narration that a man came to see Imam Zainul Abideed (AS) and asked some questions and received the replies. When that man wanted to leave, he turned back and wanted to ask more questions…

What is the duty of men and women regarding Hijab?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: A husband who obeys his wife, God will throw him face down in the fire. The Prophet (PBUH) was asked: Obeying in what? The Prophet (PBUH)…

What is human’s perception?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sadeq (AS) narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: A person is not a believer unless there are two ears for his/her heart: One ear for the angel to breathe upon, and one ear which Satan breathes temptation. God graces/honours…

Did The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) see hell during Meraj (ascension)?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqir (AS) who said: In his journey of Meraj, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) did not pass a creature from the created ones unless he saw likeable cases from them, such as goodwill, kindness, and joy, until he…

What did Imam Ali (AS) say about Mab’ath of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Allah (SWT) sent the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) with glowing light, and in the way of choosing and selecting, God preferred him (the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)); and for his sake, brought together all the dispersions…

How important is Hijab in Islam?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Any woman, who takes her clothes off in any other place than her own house, Allah (SWT) will take away Divine Cover from her [1]. In another narration, the Prophet (PBUH) told…

What does Islam say about reviving arid lands?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Whoever plants a tree in a land, or dig a water canal which no one else has done previously (in the same place), or revives an arid land; according to the command of God and…