The ruling about the temporary or permanent marriage of a Muslim man or woman with Baha’is/The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about the temporary or permanent marriage of a Muslim man or woman with Baha’is. Question: What is the ruling about the temporary or permanent marriage of Muslim man or…

What is the connection between Halal earning and acceptance of prayers by God?

SHAFAQNA - Ali ibn Abdulaziz narrated: One day, Imam Sadeq (AS) asked me about Omar ibn Moslem. I replied: He has given up the trade and is praying. Imam (AS) said: Is he not aware that if a person does not go after Halal earning, his prayers…

Why being kind to the father and the mother are so important in Islam?

SHAFAQNA - A man came to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and said: There is no bad deed left which I have not committed, is there a way of repenting and returning exist for me? The Prophet (PBUH) asked: Are your parents alive? That man replied:…

The allowed sound level of call to prayer from a Mosque/the Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about the allowed sound level of call to prayer (Adhan) from a Mosque. Question: Please specify the allowed sound level of call to prayer from the minaret of the Mosque. Considering…

The Ruling about quoting from news agencies without mentioning the source/the Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani answered a question about quoting from news agencies without mentioning the source. Question: What is the ruling about using texts and news from a site or a news agency without mentioning the source?…

Divine Justice a Principle of Religion, Why?

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SHAFAQNA- Why do Shiites consider "Divine Justice" (from amongst all the other attributes of Allah (SWT)) as one of the principles of religion? :Answer As you may be aware, the prophets propagated their…

To whom Khoms must be given and where it must be spent? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about Khoms. Question: To whom Khoms must be given and where it must be spent? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Half of the Khoms is the share of Saadaat which you can give yourself…

Why a believer must not pursue the world?

SHAFAQNA - In a letter to his son, Imam Khomeini wrote: My son, never pursue the world, even in Halal ways, because it is the top mistake; as it leads the human being towards the Haram world. You are young and with the power of youth granted…

How much a father is allowed to take possession of his adult child’s assets? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about taking possession of assets from adult children by a father. Question: How much a father is allowed to take possession of his adult independent child’s assets? And if he…

What is worse than sin?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: There are four things (deeds) which are worse than the sin; underestimating the sin; be proud of the sin; celebrate the sin; and persist in committing the sin [1]. [1] Jaame'a…

The ruling about performing Salaat in Mosque when doubting the congregational prayer leader/the Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about performing Salaat in Mosque and doubting the justice of the congregational prayer leader. Question: If in a place where the congregational prayer is held, because we are in a…

How to combat the illness of hypocrisy?

SHAFAQNA - Hypocrisy is a very ugly and shameful characteristic which the noble human being is never endowed with it, because it causes disgrace in this world and torment in the hereafter. The cure for this inappropriate characteristic is in…

Buying the house repossessed by non-Islamic banks/The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about buying the house repossessed by non-Islamic banks. Question: Can the house which is repossessed due to debts by non-Islamic banks be bought? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem:…

The ruling about verbal expression of love/The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered questions about verbal expression of love. Question: Is expressing love without lust from the boy towards the girl and vice-versa Haram? 2. Is verbal expression of love by observing…

The ruling about the trustworthiness when news is summarized by reporters/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about trustworthiness when news is summarized by reporters. Question: Many speeches, declarations, interviews and similar cases have long texts; and the reporter is forced…

Obtaining a qualification which is effective in our lives by cheating/The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about obtaining a qualification by cheating. Question: If by cheating, a qualification is obtained which is effective in our lives, what is the religious duty? The Grand Ayatollah…

How to choose friends?

SHAFAQNA - In a letter to his son, Imam Khomeini wrote: One of my recommendations to you is that, choose your friends from those who are pious, committed and considerate towards spirituality (religion), and those who do not love the world, nor…

The ruling about investment in non-Islamic banks/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about investment in non-Islamic banks. Question: What is the ruling about investment and earning interest from them in non-Islamic banks? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: It…

Donating eggs to infertility clinics/The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about donating eggs to infertility clinics. Question: Some women donate eggs to infertility clinics and a contract is signed between the donor and the receiver, is such an…

What is the limit for Halal profit? The Grand Ayatollah Sharoodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about the limit for Halal profit. Question: What is the limit for Halal profit? (Meaning what percentage can be added to saleable goods on top of their costs in order for the trade…

What is the aim of the believer?

SHAFAQNA - Ayatollah Mojtahedi narrated: One day the late Sheikh Jaafar Shoshtari was sitting down with his friends and a donkey came and emptied its load. Then the donkey came near Sheikh and looked at him and moved its ears. At first Sheikh…

Is sex change allowed? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the sex change. Question: Is sex change allowed? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: If by sex change it means that by operation genital organs of a man is cut and instead urethra…

Decorating the Mosque with gold is not allowed and guidance for household items mixed with gold and silver/The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about decorating the Mosque with gold as well the use of gold or silver household items. Question: What is the ruling about using items mixed with gold like carpet, cloth and other…

Performing Wudhu by a person whose hands do not move/The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about performing Wudhu by a person whose hands do not move. Question: I am disabled and have no feeling or movement in my hands, what am I supposed to do at the time of performing…

Adopted child becoming Mahram through adopting mother taking tablets to produce milk to breastfeed the child? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about adopted child becoming Mahram to adopting parents. Question: If husband and wife adopt a child and the wife takes tablets to produce milk in order to breastfeed the child, does…

After marriage, the mother of the husband claims that the bride has been breastfed by her and she was her wet nurse/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about the woman who is appointed to suckle another woman’s child. Question: If after marriage, the mother of the husband claims that she breastfed the bride and make an oath…

How many times Istikharah for one purpose is correct? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about Istikharah. Question: How many times Istikharah for one purpose is correct? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Because Istikharah is for removing perplexity, therefore, after…

Is it necessary to act on Hafez readings (Faale-Hafez)? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about Faale-Hafez (Hafez fortune telling according to his poems). Question: With the intentions we had, we referred to Faale-Hafez, is it necessary to act on it? The Grand…