Can God’s satisfaction of the human being be assessed?

SHAFAQNA - Mo’adh Ibn Jabal narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Allah (SWT) said: O’ the child of Adam, due to My Will (God’s will) you have become someone who does whatever your soul wants, and due to My Will, your soul…

How did the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) use occasions to guide people to Islam?

SHAFAQNA - Oqbah Ibn Abi Mo’it and Abi Bin Khalaf were friends with each other, and Oqbah had a good bond with the Prophet of Islam (PBUH). Whenever Oqbah returned from a journey, he used to throw a party and invite all the noble people of…

What is our duty when Haram music is played? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about Haram music. Question: Sometimes when we are in a car or in a house, Haram music is played. Can we be there but not listen to it, or must definitely enjoin good and prohibit…

What is the main difference between the creation of angels, the human beings, and animals?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Allah (SWT) created the angels with intellect and without lusts and burning desires, and animals with lusts and desires but without intellect (wisdom), and created the human being with a…

What is the ruling on ladies cycling in public? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about ladies cycling in public. Question: What is the ruling on ladies cycling? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Ladies cycling in public places, and in a place where can be seen…

Did the Roman Caesar convert to Islam?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that the Roman Caesar wrote a letter to Imam Ali (AS) in which he complained about a headache he was having and the doctors were unable to cure it. Imam Ali (AS) sent a hat to him and ordered: Whenever you get headache,…

Is it Wajib to face Qiblah for Mostahab Salaats? The Grand Ayatollah Khamene’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about facing Qiblah for Mostahab (recommended) Salaats. Question: Is it Wajib to face Qiblah for Mostahab Salaats? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Must face Qiblah for Mostahab…

Is very light makeup allowed for women? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about very light makeup for women. Question: Some women use very light makeup on their faces with this logic that it is light and does not provoke, and if it is Haram, it is only…

What did Imam Sadeq (AS) say about Lady Fatimah Ma’somah (SA)?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Allah (SWT) has a sacred place and that is in Mecca, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) has a sacred place and that is in Medina, Amiralmomeneen Ali (AS) has a sacred place in Kufa…The Paradise…

Can a woman who does not cover her face, use light natural powder on her face? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about women who do not cover their faces but use light makeup and powder on their faces. Question: Can a woman, who does not cover her face, plucks her eyebrows, and remove facial…

Can the seller make it a condition to call off the deal if the payment is delayed? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about seller making it a condition to call off the deal/contract if payment is delayed by the customer. Question: Can the seller make it a condition that if the customer does not…

How precious is wisdom?

SHAFAQNA - Some friends of the late Shia scholar Mirza Shirazi said that they wrote a letter to ask him to approve a clergyman in another town. We kept writing to him emphasizing that the clergyman is very knowledgeable and pious and please…

What is the ruling when head of the family allows his family to watch inappropriate films? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about watching inappropriate films and the responsibility of the head of family in this regard. Question: Currently some Arabic serials are being broadcast in Iraqi television where…

Are knowledge and righteousness prone to decline or not?

SHAFAQNA - Knowledge is advantage, but it is not an inherent advantage of the human being, and is prone to decline. The belief is advantage, but it is prone to decline. The piety is advantage, but it is prone to decline. Also all the human virtues…

What is the ruling on watching foreign and Arabic serials and films? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about watching foreign and Arabic films and serials. Question: Is it allowed to watch foreign and Arabic films and serials? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Watching these types of…

What is the ruling on money given in celebrations? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about money given in celebrations (such as weddings where money is given to those who dance or throw at bride and groom). Question: What is the ruling on money (or other gifts) given/thrown…

Why is it necessary to be cautious of some sects and groups in Islamic societies?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: O’ Ibn Jondab, tell our Shias, be careful that sects and groups do not mislead you. Swear to God, no one joins our Welayah except through righteousness and endeavour in the world, and…

What is the ruling on working in a nail salon? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about working in a nail salon. Question: I work in a hairdressing salon and deal with planting nails; is there any problem with my work and the wages I receive from it? The Grand…

Why Imam Sadeq (AS) did not rise up?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Sadeer Sairafi (RA) who said: I asked Imam Sadeq (AS): What has prevented you from uprising? Imam Sadeq (AS) asked: Why? What has happened? Sadeer replied: Your friends, Shias, and followers have increased. Swear…

Not evacuating a property after the expiry of rental agreement / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about not evacuating a property after the expiry of rental agreement. Question: What is the ruling if a person rents a property and does not evacuate after the expiry of rental agreement? The…

Why the sixth Shia Imam is called “Sadeq”?

SHAFAQNA - Tabari narrated: The Prophet of Allah (SWT) said: When my child, Jaafar bin Mohammad bin Ali bin Hussain is born, call him “Sadeq” (the truthful), because from his children a son will be born who will be called Jaafar Kadh’dhab…

What is the ruling on using coloured contact lenses? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about using coloured contact lenses. Question: In western countries, it is normal to use coloured contact lenses. Is this allowed if it is for the intention of make-up (for women)…

Is it really difficult to be a true follower of Imams (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - Ma’amoon Reqqi narrated: I was with Imam Sadeq (AS) when Sahl Ibn Hassan Khorasani entered and said to Imam Sadeq (AS): You are loved; you belong to Ahlul Bait (AS), how come you do not claim your right despite having hundred thousand…

What is the ruling on taking very young children to the Mosque? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about taking very young children to the Mosque. Question: Is it not appropriate to take very small children to the Mosque? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: It is Makrooh (inappropriate)…

Should you test those who you want to befriend?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Test those who you want to befriend with two characteristics, if they have those characteristic, choose them as your friends, otherwise stay away from them, avoid them, and avoid them!…

What is the ruling on personal use of internet at work? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about personal use of internet at work. Question: I am a civil servant, what is the ruling on personal use of internet and cyber space at work? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Personal…

What did the Prophet (PBUH) say to his daughter Lady Fatimah Zahra (SA) about Ahlul Bait (AS) and Imam Mahdi (AJ)?

SHAFAQNA - Ali ibn Hilal narrated from his father who said: When the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was ill; I visited him and saw Lady Fatimah Zahra (SA) was sitting next to her father’s bedside and crying. When her crying became louder, the Prophet…

The position of fingers in prostration (Sijdah) / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the position of fingers in Sijdah. Question: Are fingers regarded as parts of palm of the hand, and is it necessary for them to be positioned on the ground/floor/earth in Sijdah? The…