How should a believing society behave?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Mohammad Al-Baqir (AS) asked one of his companions that in the place which you live: Can one of you come and put his hand in the money bag (wallet) of another of his brothers in religion and take the amount needed, and the owner…

What to do if someone is heartbroken because of enjoining good and prohibiting bad? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about enjoining good and prohibiting bad. Question: If due to enjoining good and prohibiting bad, someone is heartbroken, is the person who prohibited bad is responsible and must…

What are the rewards of helping a believer?

SHAFAQNA - One of the Shias of Imam Sadeq (AS) narrated: I was performing Tawaf (a ritual of Hajj, circling Ka’aba) in Masjid-ul-Haram, one of my friends asked me for a loan of two dinars, and I promised to give it to him after Tawaf. My Tawaf…

Is enjoining good and prohibiting bad necessary even after the sin is committed? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about enjoining good and prohibiting bad. Question: Is it Wajib to enjoin good and prohibit bad before and during wrong act or committing sin, or is it also necessary after the wrong…

Who are the worst enemies of God according to Imam Ali (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The worst enemies of the Creator are: The person who has been left alone to his/her own situation by God, and has been distanced from the right path. His/her heart loves heresy, and…

Where does cruelty of the heart come from?

SHAFAQNA - One effect of the sin on the soul is that it makes the soul hard (cruel), in a way that when something (unpleasant) happens to another human being, and it is appropriate that a person is touched by it, but the person (with the hardened…

What were the recommendations of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) to all Muslims for the Islamic way of living?

SHAFAQNA - In his recommendations to Imam Ali (AS), the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: O’ Ali, always tell the truth, and never allow lies come out of your mouth, and never betray any one, and fear God as if you can see God with your own eyes,…

Who should we listen to?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqir (AS) who said: Follow the one who makes you cry whilst he/she wants the best for you, and do not follow the one who makes you laugh but is deceiving you. When you go to God you, then you will find out…

What is the ruling on women watching wrestling competitions from television? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about women watching wrestling competitions from television. Question: Is there any problem for women watching wrestling competitions from televisions? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:…

What must Muslim societies do at the time of calamities?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Whenever the calamities are sent down, and Divine Blessings are taken away from people; turn to Allah (SWT) and ask God for solving the problems with pure intentions, and with hearts filled with love and friendship…

What is the ruling on paying Khoms for unpaid wages? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about paying Khoms for unpaid wages. Question: I worked but have not received my wages yet. Now my Khoms year has arrived; if I receive my money after Khoms year, must I pay its…

Which deeds were recommended to the believers by Imam Baqir (AS) to cope with everyday life?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Mohammad Al-Baqir (AS) who said: I recommend to you five deeds: If you have been oppressed, do not oppress others If you have been betrayed, do not betray other people If you have been denied (contradicted,…

What did other religions say about the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) owed some money to a Jewish man and he asked for his money back, and the Prophet (PBUH) told him: At present I do not have it. That man said: I will not leave…

What is the ruling on internet shopping? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about internet shopping. Question: Some goods are sold in internet, and the customer sees the images of the goods and orders them, and does not see the actual goods. Is this amount…

Which deeds are most liked by God?

SHAFAQNA - Ibn Masood narrated: I asked the Prophet of Islam (PBUH): Which deeds are most liked by God? The Prophet (PBUH) replied: Performing Salaat in its right time. I asked: Which deed after that? The Prophet (PBUH) replied: Being kind to…

What is the ruling on haggling with non-Mahrams? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about haggling with non-Mahrams. Question: What is the ruling on haggling with non-Mahrams? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: There is no problem if the limits and religious laws…

What are the rewards for protecting friends and friendships?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Allah (SWT) protects the one who protects his/her friend. Do not snoop into people’s affairs which in that case you will be without friends [1]. In this narration, protecting friends…

What is the ruling on haggling in dealing? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about haggling in dealing. Question: What is the ruling on haggling in buying and selling? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: There is no problem, of course haggling after the deal…

Why believers should not compare their lives with wealthier people?

SHAFAQNA - Looking at the lives of others whose levels are higher (money wise), can create problems for us. Meaning, this may cause the human being to want to adjust his/her worldly life and inclinations according to the lives of others. That…

How close ladies with religious excuse can get to holy shrines of Imams (AS)? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the limit which women with religious excuse (in circumstances when ladies are excused from doing some religious duties, like performing Salaat) can get close to holy shrines. Question:…

Why most people fear death?

SHAFAQNA - One day a person asked Imam Jawad (AS): Why most people fear death? Imam (AS) replied: Because people have no information about it, and they panic. And if people knew about death, and tried to become servants of God, and followers…

What to do when Hajj season and university exams coincide? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question when Hajj season and university exams coincide. Question: If a student in Hajj season must take university exam, can he/she delays Wajib Hajj to next year, especially if the exam…

What did Imam Jawad (AS) say about religion?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Jawad (AS) who said: Religion is glory and knowledge, and it is a treasure. And silence is a light and the highest of asceticism (Zohd) and piety. And nothing like heresy destroys the religion. And nothing…

Can security concerns affect Hajj pilgrimage? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the effects of current security concerns on Hajj pilgrimage. Question: Considering the assumptions about the current insecurities of Hajj trip, can a person be counted as Mostati’a…

What is the connection between accepting an apology and humbleness?

SHAFAQNA - One of the issues connected to humbleness, is the case of accepting apology from a person who has done bad to us, and then he/she apologizes and asks for forgiveness. The issue is that if a person who is done a bad act against another…

Can a Muslim woman work in a non-Muslim hairdressing salon? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about a Muslim woman working in non-Muslim hairdresser. Question: Some hairdressers look for female staff; can a Muslim woman work in such a hairdresser, and groom and make up Muslim…

How can the belief reach the highest levels?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: No servant of Allah (SWT) can complete his/her belief without the following five characteristics. Reliance on God Leaving the affairs to God and total submission to…

What is the ruling on taking an oath in a deal? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about taking an oath in a deal. Question: Is it allowed to take an oath in a deal? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If it is a truthful oath, taking an oath is Makrooh (inappropriate),…