Which sins destroy blessings?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: The sins which change blessings are: violating people’s rights, abandoning good habits and deeds, not appreciating Divine Blessings and abandoning giving thanks (to God for Divine…

Can gathering too much wealth cause corruption of a believer?

SHAFAQNA - Usually the corruptions which are mentioned about wealth refer to too much wealth/possessions which we mention about someone who loves and strives to amass wealth. The related corruption are too many, wealth for everyone whether is…

Can Muslims celebrate Christians Eids? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about Muslims celebrating Christians Eids. Question: Some Muslims celebrate Christian Eids, is there any problem with it? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: There is no problem to…

What is the ruling if a man does not know, or is in doubt, or forgets that the ring and jewellery he is wearing are made of gold? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: If a man does not know or is in doubt that his ring is made of gold and performs Salaat with it, and then realizes that it was made of gold, his Salaat is correct. If a man forgets that his ring…

Is it disrespectful to leave the Quran on the floor? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about leaving the Quran on the floor. Question: Is there any problem to leave/put the Quran on the floor? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: It is not allowed if this act conventionally/customarily…

Can men wear gold? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa: Wearing gold and jewellery like rings on fingers or gold chains round the neck, or gold watches are Haram for men, whether in Salaat or non-Salaat; and performing Salaat with mentioned items…

What is the effect of avoiding overeating?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: My brother Isa/Jesus (AS) was travelling through a town and saw a man and woman shouting at each other. He asked them: Why are you shouting? That man replied: O’ the Prophet…

What is the general ruling on selling body parts? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Hakim answered questions about selling body parts. Question: Is it allowed to sell kidney and similar to it from body parts whether a person is in financial need or not; and what is the general rule about selling…

What is the highest rank for a believer?

SHAFAQNA - The highest rank and best prosperity for a believer is to be “similar to the source”; similar to Allah (SWT). We interpret this as the human being to be Godly. God has a nature and characteristics, and when it is said Godly; it…

What if due to large crowd men’s congregational prayer lines are formed next to women’s lines? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about joining of congregational prayers lines. Question: What is the ruling if in congregational prayers due to large crowd, men’s lines are joined from prayer leader (Imam)…

Can dowry be taken out of husband’s assets without his permission? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about dowry. Question: I am a woman who has been separated from her husband but I have not received my entire dowry. Also some of my ex-husband’s assets are with me. Can…

Is constant soul-searching necessary?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ people, prosperous is the one who by finding faults of his/her own soul avoids finding faults with others. And how prosperous is the one who pays attention to his/her own house and family, and eats Halal food,…

What is proper wisdom?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Wisdom and intellect has been divided into three parts and a person who has all parts, his/her wisdom is complete; and the one who does not have these, has no wisdom: Proper…

Girls’ circumcision / the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about girls’ circumcision. Question: Is girls’ circumcision Wajib or just Mostahab and tradition? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: If by circumcision it means to cut skin of the…

Is it allowed to take medicines made of placenta? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about taking medicines made of placenta. Question: Considering that currently many of the cosmetics and some medicines are made of placenta; what is the ruling on using and…

What is the ruling on shaking hands between non-Mahram relations? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about shaking hands with non-Mahram relations. Question: What is the ruling on shaking hands with non-Mahram woman if avoiding it lead to uneasy situation and break up of family connection,…

Clapping in celebrations / the Grand Ayatollah Safi’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpaygani answered a question about clapping in celebration. Question: It is some time that in celebrations for birthday of Imams (AS) at the time of happiness, (people) clap continuously, is clapping…

What is the ruling on downloading films and music without permission from the owners? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered questions about downloading music and films without permission from owners. Question: Is downloading film, music, or games from internet with the assumption that the owners are not satisfied,…

What is the ruling on selling crocodile, crab, and pig? The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani answered a question about selling crocodile, crab, and pig. Question: Is it allowed to sell crocodile, crab, and pig to disbelievers who consider them Halal to eat? The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani: Selling…

What are the indicators of a true Islamic society?

SHAFAQNA - One of the companions of Imam Sadeq (AS) asked him about the rights of a believer on another believer. Imam Sadeq (AS) replied: 1) The easiest right is that whatever you want for yourself, want that thing for your believing brother,…

In which cases disobedience of husband is sinful? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about marital duties. Question: Has a wife committed sin if she does not obey her husband? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: If wife does not obey her husband when working outside…

Can Sadaqah be paid to disbelievers? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about paying Sadaqah to disbelievers. Question: Can Sadaqah be paid to disbelieving poor including those (who belong to religions with) book or without book; is there any reward for…

What is the benefit of meaningful silence?

SHAFAQNA - In a letter to his eldest son Imam Hassan Mojtaba (AS), Imam Ali (AS) wrote: What you lose through silence is much easier to lose through speech, because for keeping whatever is in a water vessel is only possible by closing its nozzle…

What is the ruling on nail planting for women? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpayegani answered a question about nail planting for women. Question: What is the ruling on nail planting for women? The Grand Ayatollah Safi: There is a problem with planting nail if you cannot remove…

Why Pray in Arabic?

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SHAFAQNA- It may first seem logical that every Muslim should pray through his own mother language, so that he may understand what he say; but a little more thinking and study, we shall find that there are strong arguments in favour of only…

A woman must observe Iddah even when she knows she is not pregnant / The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about observing Iddah for women. Question: What is the religious reason or any other reason which make it necessary for observing Iddah even with the assumption that reliable condoms…

What is the ruling if the father is informed about the marriage of his daughter after Nikah? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered questions about temporary marriage. Question: Is the Nikah correct if I marry a virgin girl without her father’s permission in a temporary marriage, and then her father finds out about it and…

What is the ruling on fortune-telling and receiving money for it? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about fortune-telling. Question: What is the ruling on fortune-telling and receiving money for it? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: These matters are not authentic according…