How should a believer consider the materials of this world?

SHAFAQNA - Worldly life and blessings must be keys for the life of the hereafter, and be used for that purpose. Meaning, these keys and tools are there for reaching our main target. But for using these keys we must refer to instructions which…

Can a person be nominated to perform Hajj on behalf of few individuals? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about one person performing Hajj on behalf of a few individuals. Question: Can I perform Hajj once on behalf of few different individuals, and of course they cover the usual expenses? The…

Can Imams (AS) enter any place?

SHAFAQNA - Abasalt narrated: After Imam Ridha (AS) was poisoned by Ma’amoon, and wanted to leave his palace, Ma’amoon asked: Where are you going? Imam Ridha (AS) replied: To the place where you sent me. Then, Imam (AS) covered his head and…

Why must Torbah be used for Sijdah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about using Torbah in prostration (Sijdah). Question: Why must Torbah be used for Sijdah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: In Salaat, Sijdah must be performed on the earth (ground,…

Can wealth create power?

SHAFAQNA - The human being intrinsically seeks accomplishment, and the essence of his/her creation is mixed with this constructive and divine inclination. Therefore, the human being considers power as accomplishment and goes after it. But one…

Does the Khoms year starts according to solar or lunar year? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the start of the Khoms year. Question: Is there any problem if the start of the Khoms year coincides with a special day of the lunar year for example Eid-ul-Ghadeer? The…

Who is a servant of Allah (SWT)?

SHAFAQNA - Bishr ibn Harith Al-Hafi was from city of Merv and spent some part of his life in sin. One day Imam Kadhim/Kazim (AS) was passing the alley where Bishr lived, and the door of his house opened and one of the maids/slaves came out of…

Can Qadha Salaats for the parents be performed by the daughter instead of the eldest son? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about performing Qadha Salaats for parents by the daughter instead of the eldest son. Question: If for any reason, the eldest son is unable to perform Qadha Salaats and fast for…

Why a Muslim can never be ignoble?

SHAFAQNA - One day Imam Sajjad (AS) proposed to marry a believing lady. One of his close friends was worried about this marriage because he did not know about that lady and feared she may not have the right criteria to marry an Imam. Imam’s…

What is the ruling on buying and selling gold when its purity unknown? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about buying and selling gold when its purity unknown. Question: What is the ruling on buying and selling gold when its purity unknown? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Buying and…

What are God’s proofs for people according to Imam Kadhim (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Kadhim/Kazim (AS) who said: Indeed, there are two proofs from Allah (SWT) for people; apparent proof and hidden proof. The apparent proof include: The prophets and Imams; and the hidden proof is the wisdom…

Must the dowry of the woman who cannot have children be paid? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about paying dowry to a woman who cannot have children. Question: What is the ruling on a woman who cannot have children? Must the husband still pay dowry to a woman who despite having…

Can anyone ever change God’s Halal and Haram?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ servants of God, beware; the believer is the one who considers God’s Halal as Halal now, and God’s Haram as Haram now. And whatever has been changed because of heresies by people, does not make anything…

Buying goods on credit / The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about buying goods on credit. Question: If in a deal on credit, the buyer says (to the seller), I will pay whenever I have the money; is this type of dealing correct? The Grand…

What did Imam Ali (AS) say about constant battle between the truth and the falsehood?

SHAFAQNA - After people paid their allegiance to him, Imam Ali (AS) said: The truth and the falsehood are in constant battle, and each has its supporters. There is no surprise if the falsehood is victorious; it has been the same from old days.…

Why Imam Ali (AS) stayed silent for 25 years?

SHAFAQNA - Mohammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Is’haq Taleqani narrated: Abu saeed Hassan ibn Ali Al Odwani narrated from Haitham ibn Abdullah Rammani who said: I asked Imam Ridha (AS): Please explain why Imam Ali (AS) for 25 years after the Prophet…

Is it Wajib to cleanse unclean electronic devices? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about cleansing the electronic devices. Question: Is it Wajib to cleanse/purify (Tat’heer) electronic devices which have become impure (Najis)? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:…

What did Imam Ali (AS) say after becoming the Islamic Caliph?

SHAFAQNA - After people paid their allegiance to him, Imam Ali (AS) said: Swear to God who justly appointed the Prophet of Islam (PBUH), you will be tested seriously, like seeds poured in a sieve, or food which is placed in a dish. You will…

What did Imam Ali (AS) say about those who steal from public fund?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Swear to Allah (SWT), wherever I find the stolen public fund, I will return it to its original owners, even if they have married or have bought slaves with it. Because justice brings relief for all, and the one…

Can an intermediary in a marriage tell the faults of one side to the other? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about an intermediary’s duty to tell faults of one side to the other in a marriage. Question: About becoming an intermediary in a marriage; can an intermediary tell the faults…

Is Khoms or Zakat payable for Diyah? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about Diyah. Question: Is Khoms or Zakat payable for Diyah (the financial compensation paid to the victim or heirs of a victim in the cases of murder, bodily harm, or property damage)? The…

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,…