What is the ruling on lying when taking an oath in trading? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about lying when taking an oath in trading. Question: If a person lies when taking an oath (false oath), is that deal and the profit from it Haram? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:…

What does “meeting God” mean?

SHAFAQNA - A man came to Imam Ali (AS) and said: I am in doubt about the holy Quran! Imam (AS) asked: Why? That man said: I see in many Ayahs (verses) which the Quran talk about meeting God on the Day of Judgment and in another place it says:…
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Burial of Torn Corpses and Conjoined Twins: The Fatwas of Grand Ayatullah Fayyaz

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatullah Muhammad Ishaq Fayyaz has answered some questions about practices of the burial of the dead. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their affairs.   Question:…

What is the ruling on using Muslim corpses for research and education? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions regarding using Muslim corpses for research and education. Question: Despite the availability of non-Muslim corpses; is it allowed to dissect Muslim corpses for research and education…

Why does Allah (s.w.t.) test people?

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SHAFAQNA – via 180 Questions Enquiries About Islam | par Ayatullah  Nasir Makarim Shirazi: The topic of Divine trial is an issue of great debate and discussion. The first question that comes to mind is: Are trials not for understanding…

What is the ruling on not learning about religious decrees? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question regarding not learning religious decrees. Question: Is the person who neglects to learn about religious decrees a sinner? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: (Such a person) is a sinner…

Why helping others is so important in Islam?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that Imam Hassan Mojtaba (AS) was observing the period of I’tikaaf (an Islamic practice which include staying in a Mosque for a certain number of days, devoting oneself to worship of God) and went out to help a needy…

What is the ruling when Sijdah Ayah is heard whilst performing Salaat? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about hearing Sijdah Ayah (verse) whilst performing Salaat. Question: What is the ruling if Sijdah Ayah is heard whilst performing Salaat? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If Sijdah…

What is the connection between Dua and Islamic Gnosticism?

SHAFAQNA - There is a misunderstanding among the human beings that sometimes it gets very deep. Some (people) do not understand what Dua is; therefore, they think (to themselves) we learn the Quran, (and) leave Dua. They do not understand what…

How to clean Najis furniture / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about cleaning dirty (Najis) furniture. Question: How can the carpet or furniture which absorbs water be cleaned (Tat’heer) when they become contaminated with child’s excrement? The…

What is the purpose of Eidul-Fitr?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ridha/Reza (AS) who said: The Day of Fitr has been declared as Eid in order that all Muslims come gather on this day and appear for the sake of God, and praise Allah (SWT) for Divine Blessings. Therefore,…

What is the ultimate reward of fasting?

SHAFAQNA - In a Divine Narration, Allah (SWT) said: “Fasting is Mine and I grant its rewards” [1]. This narration has also been reported by Ahlul Sunnah [2], and can be interpreted in three forms. The first is that, because God wanted to…

Who must be followed for determining Eidul-Fitr? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about who must be followed for determining Eidul-Fitr. Question: Must the followers follow their own Maraje’a for determining Eidul-Fitr, or accept the day declared as Eidul-Fitr…

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about Salaat of Eidul-Fitr

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered question about how to perform Salaat of Eid-ul Fitr by individuals and the Prayer leader. Question: How to recite Salaat of Eidul-Fitr in congregation (Jama’ah/Jama’at)? The Grand Ayatollah…

What is the Difference between Islam and Iman?

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SHAFAQNA - via 180 Questions Enquiries About Islam | par Ayatullah  Nasir Makarim Shirazi: In verse 14 of Suratul Hujurat, we read: قَالَتِ الأََعْرَابُ آمَنَّا قُلْ لَمْ تُؤْمِنُوا وَ لٌكِنْ…

Is the host responsible for payment of Fitriyah for guests? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the duty of the host regarding Fitriyah. Question: If before Eidul-Fitr a person travels from his/her town to another town and stays in someone’s house; must the guest pay…

The ruling on Zakatul-Fitrah for breastfed and unborn child / the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about the ruling on Zakaul-Fitrah for breastfed and unborn children. Question: Who is responsible to pay Zakatul-Fitrah for breastfed child? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem:…

Must the religious ruler be followed for determining Eidul-Fitr? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about determining Eidul-Fitr. Question: Must the religious ruler be followed for determining Eidul-Fitr? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: The beginning of the month is not affirmed…

What did the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and Ahlul Bait (AS) used to do in the Month of Ramadhan and Lailatul Qadr?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The Prophet (PBUH) used to pack his bed in the last ten days of Ramadhan and go to the Mosque for I’tekaaf (spend time in the Mosque), and although the Mosque did not have a roof, even…

Can Salaat of Eids be performed individually? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about performing Eids Salaats individually. Question: Can Salaat of Eids (Eidul-Fitr and Eidul-Adha) be performed individually (singly)? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: There is no…

Do all Muslims believe in Lailatul Qadr?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Whoever stays awake at Lailatul Qadr (Night of Qadr/ Night of Destiny), and is a believer, and believes in the Day of Judgment, all his/her sins will be forgiven [1]. The exact…

What is the yearly plan which is sent in one night to the Imam of the time?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that Imam Ali (AS) told Ibn Abbas: The Night of Qadr happens every year. At that night the yearly plan is sent down and after the Prophet (PBUH), there are those whom the plan is sent to them. Ibn Abbas asked: Who are…

Who must pay Fitriyah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about those who are eligible for Fitriyah (Zakatul-Fitr). Question: Who must pay Fitriyah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: It is Wajib for any Mokallaf (the one of responsible age…

Can the arrogant person be recognized by wearing certain types of clothes?

SHAFAQNA - If a person is really interested in wearing very chic and top brand clothes, must know that he/she is suffering from arrogance. If such a person is always interested in wearing new clothes and does not wear clothes worn before, must…

What is the correct way of slaughtering animals? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the correct way of slaughtering animals. Question: What is the ruling on cutting the head of animal in one go with machine and sword and things like them? The Grand Ayatollah…

Chewing gum during the fast

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SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Sistani has answered some questions about chewing gum during the fast. Recently, a misquoted version of this fatwa was turned into a pretext for Wahhabi networks to slander the Shia righteous school.…

What are the effects of reciting the Quran at home?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: The house which the Quran is recited in it, the blessings will be plenty in that house, and the sustenance of the members of that household will be increased, and that house…

Is silence better than speaking?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sajjad (AS) was asked: Is silence better or speaking? Imam (AS) replied: Each one of them has negative aspects. If both of them have no negative aspects, then speaking is better, because Allah (SWT) appointed the prophets and…