Religious Questions

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa about incurable illnesses

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about incurable illnesses. Question: In cases of incurable illnesses such as...

The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa about abortion

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions regarding abortion. Question: What is the ruling about abortion in general? And...

Why the believer needs to be in full control...

SHAFAQNA - Late Shia scholar and author of Al-Mizan, Allamah Tabatabaei (RA) said: To be in control means human...

Has God created heaven and hell yet or they...

SHAFAQNA - Abasalt Herawi narrated that: I asked Imam Reza (AS): O’ the child of the Prophet of Allah...

The principles and religious reasons behind Istikharah / the...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered questions about Istikharah. Question: There is an illness which is called...

Is it permissible to serve alcoholic beverages in restaurants...

SHAFAQNA- Question: I am 37, have 2 daughters and have been living in Brussels for 25 years. I have bought a...

Why gaining knowledge is so significant and valuable in...

SHAFAQNA - A man from Ansar came to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and asked: If a burial ceremony...

What is the criterion of disobedience to parents?

SHAFAQNA- Question: It has been mentioned in Tafsir Tasnim that: "The obligatory right of father is where disobedience to him is...

Can a person commit suicide to avoid sins? The...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about suicide. Question: Can a person commit suicide to avoid sins? The...

Is it smart to be deceitful?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ people, faithfulness is accompanied by the truth which I do not know...

What is life of the human being?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The body has six conditions: Health, illness, death,...

Khums on Profit

SHAFAQNA- Q: One started a business with a khums-paid capital which provides him with monthly earnings. He owes money to...

How can I conquer my anger and stress?

SHAFAQNA- QUESTION  What would you suggest to cure my quick anger and emotion, which is called “stress” by psychologists? —————————— Answer: I am answering...

What are the effects of deceiving other people?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Three bad characteristics which will harm the person...

How to avoid disobeying God?

SHAFAQNA - A young person requested moral/ethical recommendations from the great Shia scholar, Allamah Tabatabaei (RA), and Allamah wrote:...

What Surahs the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) used to...

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The usual tradition of the Prophet of Islam...

What are the reasons for Imam Mahdi’s (AJ) occultaion?...

SHAFAQNA - To distinguish true believers – It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: The occultation of...

Is the host relieved from paying Zakat-ul-Fitr for the...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about paying Zakat-ul-Fitr. Question: Is the host relieved from paying Zakat-ul-Fitr...

Are there any guidelines in the Islamic sources about...

SHAFAQNA- Question: Salamun alaikum, I have done bachelor’s degree in fashion marketing and I am thinking of what we can do...

Can Zakat-ul-Fitr be paid to a person who is...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the payment of Zakat-ul-Fitr. Question: Can Zakat-ul-Fitr be paid to...

What are the reasons for Imam Mahdi’s (AJ) occultaion?...

SHAFAQNA - The complete dimensions and reasons for Imam Mahdi’s (AS) occultation (absent publicly) are not clear to us...

Is fasting just to avoid food and drink?

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) told Jaber ibn Abdullah: In the Month of Ramadhan, whoever fasts during...

Can Zakat-ul-Fitr be calculated or paid from defective objects?...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about payment of Zakat-ul-Fitr. Question: Can Zakat-ul-Fitr be paid from...

The Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli’s viewpoint about Zakat-ul-Fitrah

SHAFAQNA -The Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli expressed his viewpoint about Zakat-ul-Fitr. The amount of Zakat-ul-Fitr is three kilograms of...

Must religious authority be followed for determining Eid-ul-Fitr? The...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about determining Eid-ul-Fitr. Question: Must religious authority be followed for determining...

Fasting for addicts / the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about fasting for addicts. Question: Can those who cannot stop...

Must Kaffarah be paid for breaking fast on the...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about paying Kaffarah for breaking fast when there is...

Who must pay fasting Kaffarah on behalf of the...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about the payment of fasting Kaffarah on behalf of the deceased. Question:...

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