If a person is Muslim in heart but pretending to be Christian (for obtaining residency), is such a person an apostate? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’sanswer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about a person who is Muslim but pretending to be Christian to obtain residency. Question: If a person is Muslim in heart but pretending to be Christian (to obtain residency), is he…

Questions about ladies make up/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers

SHAFAQNA - Question 1: Some ladies grow their nails longer for the purpose of beauty, and because sometimes they break, doctors recommend covers which stay on nails for a while during daytime, and considering that during ablution (Qosl) and…

The way of touching a patient who is not the same gender as the nurse/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about touching patients who are not the same gender as the nurses. Question: If for a nurse who is not the same gender at the time of checking patient’s blood pressure, and other…

Who is responsible to select endowment trustees? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about selecting endowment trustees (custodian). Question: Who is responsible to select endowment trustees? Is it the case for those who run the Islamic country or purely…

The ruling about the mix of dead and alive fish at the time of fishing/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about mixing dead and alive fish at the time of fishing. Question: At the time of fishing if it is noticed that some fish have been dead in water before fishing but are mixed with…

Why is the grave of Lady Fatimah (S.A) still concealed, while Imam Ali`s (A.S) has been revealed?

SHAFAQNA- Complete Question Considering the enmity towards Imam Ali (A.S) and Lady Fatimah (S.A), why has Imam Ali’s (A.S) grave been revealed after some time, while Lady Fatimah’s (S.A) is still missing? Concise answer The reason…

Can the one who endows change the custodian of the endowment? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about changing the custodian of the endowment (Waqf). Question: Can the one who endows (Waqif) change the custodian of the endowment? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Cannot do so…

The ruling about showing photos of friends without Hijab to non-Mahrams/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about showing photos of friends without Hijab to non-Mahrams. Question: Is there any problem to take photos in friendly gatherings without Hijab and scarf, and if friends promise…

The ruling about exchanging unethical messages between the girl and the boy/the Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about exchanging unethical messages. Question: is exchanging unethical messages between the boy and the girl are considered as unlawful relationship? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz:…

What to do when the lender cannot be found? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shoabairi  Zanjani answered a question about not being able to find the lender. Question: I have some debts to pay back and lost hope of finding the lenders, is paying to charity on their behalf is an immediate…

Paying reparation for children beaten by parents and pupils beaten by teachers/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about paying reparation for beating children. Question: A child who is beaten by parents, and slapped, and also pupils who are beaten by their teachers, if the beating reaches the…

Is it allowed to wear clothes with printed words and pictures which promote western culture? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about wearing clothes with printed words and pictures which promotes western culture. Question: Is it allowed to wear clothes with foreign (western) printed words and pictures, and…

What does disowning a child mean? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about disowning a child by parents. Question: Please explain disowning by parents. The father says to his daughter that he does not want her to stay out of the house after Maghrib…

Is it allowed to cry when performing Salaat? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about crying whilst performing Salaat. Question: Is there a problem to cry when performing Salaat? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: According to Wajib precaution, one of the acts which…

Is it allowed to play flute when commemorating dead persons? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about playing flute (pipe) when commemorating dead persons. Question: At this time a custom emerging that in the 3rd, 7th, and 40th day after the death of a person, in addition…

Can parents disown their own child if the child intends to act against their will? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered questions about parents disowning their own child. Question: If the child intends to carry out an act which is not against religion, and the parents are against it, if they tell…

Can children disown their own parents? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered a question about children disowning their own parents. Question: Can children disown their own parents, are there any especial cases? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani: No, they cannot…

Should parents be obeyed in all cases? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about obeying parents. Question: The mother asks her son to divorce his wife, otherwise she will disown him, because she does not agree with her daughter in law, is it Wajib to obey…

The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa about standing behind the doors of the Mosques at the end of the month of Safar

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about standing behind the doors of the Mosques at the end of the month of Safar. Question: It is a few years that a custom is being introduced which looks like a heresy or spreading…

What is the ruling about gold teeth for men? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about gold teeth for men. Question: What is the ruling about gold teeth for men? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: There is a problem for Salaat or otherwise if the gold tooth…

Standing towards Imam Reza (AS) for greeting Imam (AS) after Salaat/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about standing towards Imam Reza (AS) when greeting Imam (AS) after Salaat or other ceremonies. Question: Is it allowed to stand towards Imam Reza (AS) when greeting Imam (AS) after…

How to thank Allah (SWT) after performing Wajib Salaat?

SHAFAQNA -It is narrated from Imam Reza (AS) who said: The prostration (Sijdah) after performing Wajib Salaat, is a kind of thanking God for the blessing granted to God’s servant to be able to perform his/her religious duty, and the saying…

Who are the real Shia Muslims?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Our Shias are pious and hard-working; they are loyal and trustworthy; they do not pay much attention to the worldly things and they worship God; they are those who perform 51 Rokats of…

What is the best way of eradicating the poison of sins?

SHAFAQNA - Ayatollah Sheikh Mohammad Bahari wrote: The one who has taken poison and wants to be saved, must act immediately and get rid of poison from his body, and if he is careless in this situation, he will be destroyed. The poison of sins…

Observing the limits of Tajweed in Salaat/the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about observing the limits of Tajweed (rules for correct recitation of the holy Quran) in Salaat. Question: To what limits Tajweed needs to be observed in Salaat? The…

The amount of maintenance (Nafaqah)/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - According to religious laws, there is no definite amount set for Wajib maintenance (a husband’s provision for wife), but the Wajib amount provides for food, clothes, housing, and other needs equal to wife’s status and according…

Three answers about perfumes from the Grand Ayatollah Sistani

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered three questions about perfumes. Question 1: Is eau de cologne clean, and can Salaat be performed after wearing it? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Yes, it is correct. Question 2: Is it a…

The duty of the eldest son regarding the Salaats not performed by his deceased father/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the duty of the eldest son regarding the Salaat not performed by his deceased father. Question: If the eldest son who is responsible for the Salaats not performed by his deceased…