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…

Which two groups of hell residents the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) never met?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: I have not (yet) met two groups of hell residents; a group which have lashes like the tail of cows and hit people with them; and another group are the women who whilst they…

Should the human being worry more about the life in this world or the hereafter?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Kadhim/Kazim (AS) who one day was visiting a grave and said: It is appropriate that the human being by adopting piety does not get attached to a life which ends with death and the grave. And it is appropriate…

What is the ruling on using second hand parts instead of new? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about using second hand parts instead of new. Question: Is there any problem in using second hand parts from old computers instead of the new ones without informing the customer? The…

What does Divine Forgiveness mean?

SHAFAQNA - Commenting on the short eloquent saying number 30 in Nahjul Balaghah from Imam Ali (AS), the Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli said: Imam Ali (AS) said: Sometimes, the human being makes a mistake and God is “Sattaral Oyoub” (meaning,…

What are the best deeds for getting close to God according to Imam Kazim (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Kazim/Kadhim (AS) who said: The best deeds which by them a servant of God can get close to Allah (SWT) are: After trying to know God; performing Salaat; and being kind to father and mother; avoiding jealousy…

Why preserving Islamic culture and traditions is so important?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The Islamic Ummah (nation) is on the right path as long as it does not copy the culture and traditions (such as clothes, food, etc.) of the strangers. And if Muslims do copy them from the…

Is there any use for soft words?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sadeq (AS) was crossing an area with two of his companions when they faced a guardsman. In a rough and disrespectful manner, the guardsman told Imam Sadeq (AS): I will never allow you to cross this area! In a tolerant manner,…

What is the ruling on copying or distributing religious CD’s and software? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about copying and distributing religious software. Question: Is copying and distributing religious speeches and mourning ceremonies or other religious and cultural software different…

What are the effects of sincere worship of God?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Lady Fatimah Zahra (SA) who said: Whoever carries out his/her daily worship and prayers to God in a sincere manner and purely for the sake of God, Allah (SWT) will grant him/her the best of Divine Benefits and…