Religious Questions

Given the fact that the religion of Islam is...

SHAFAQNA- What is the interpretation of verse 69 of Surah al-Maedah? Can we deduce with the help of this...

Origins of the uprising of the people of Medina

SHAFAQNA- The uprising by the people of Medina occurred in 63 AH. Besides being an uprising against Yazid’s authoritative reign...

Doubt in Prayers

SHAFAQNA- Q 512: A person in the third rak‘ah of his prayer doubts whether he has performed the qunūt or...

The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer to a question about...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about freezing the body (corpse) of a Muslim. Question: Is...

Is flexibility a good characteristic for believers?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: The condition of the believer is...

What are the effects of desires on wisdom?

SHAFAQNA - If wisdom and knowledge are together, a person can reach his aim because according to a narration,...

What are the signs of hypocrisy?

SHAFAQNA - Ayah 4 of Surah Al-Monafeqoon says: “When you look at them, their exteriors may surprisingly please you...

The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer to a question about...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about asking people for forgiveness for the person who...

Which of the two versions of Hadith Thaqalayn are...

SHAFAQNA- Shiites say that the Prophet of Islam (S) said in the last days of his life: "I am...

Can Muslims celebrate non-Islamic holidays like the New Year...

SHAFAQNA- Question: I’d like to hear about the intention behind an action according to Islam. If I for instance, wish others...

Music from the Islamic point of view

SHAFAQNA- Question: Why has Islam prohibited music, and what is the philosophy in prohibiting it? Answer: Music has become so common that most...

The Quran’s Most Controversial Verse – Beating Women

SHAFAQNA- QUESTION: Can it be understood from the following verse that Islam is a male-chauvinistic religion?: “…As for those whose...

Has God promised to defend the real believers?

SHAFAQNA - God has declared in holy verses of the Quran that the Supreme Being defends some groups and...

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about the duty...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about the duty of the husband and the father regarding internet...

Who is the real friend?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: The real friend protects his/her friends in three occasions. 1. At the time of...

How do the followers of Ahlul Bait (AS) behave?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Baqer (AS) narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Our Shias are those who give generously...

The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer to a question about...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about spending from orphans fund for abandoned children. Question: Can orphans...

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about bond...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about bond (contract) of brotherhood. Question: Can bond (contract) of brotherhood...

Why old age is brilliant light on the Day...

SHAFAQNA- As in hadith below it is explained, why old age is brilliant light on the day of Resurrection?...

Is there a tradition of Imam Ali (a.s) in...

SHAFAQNA- Is this tradition that is mentioned in Bihar al-anwar in which Imam Ali (a.s) said: “if one mixtures...

Is there any problem in sweeping and cleaning one”s...

SHAFAQNA- I have heard mostly from old people that one should not dust, sweep or broom their house after...

What is a pure heart?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Allah (SWT) looks kindly to the pure (clean)...

What is the consequence of steadfastness in religion?

SHAFAQNA - Asbaq ibn Nabateh one of the closest companions of Imam Ali (AS) narrated: I was reciting a...

What are the results of excessive praise?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) addressing Malik Ashtar said: As far as your are able, join the pious and...

The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answers to questions about guiding...

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi answered questions about guiding and selling drugs for abortion. Question: What is the ruling...

Were Imām Sajjād and Imām Bāqir present in Karbalā?

SHAFAQNA- Salām ‘Alaykum, I wanted to ask if our fourth Imam, Zayn al-‘Ābidīn (as) was present at the event...

Is it possible to throw some light on the...

SHAFAQNA- Prophet Hud is one of the divine prophets whose name has been mentioned seven times in Surah al-Araf...

What does Islam say about arrogance?

SHAFAQNA - Islamic teachings stress and encourage courtesy which is opposite arrogance. Various verses in the holy Quran refer...

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