What is the biggest suffering for rich and powerful?

SHAFAQNA - The ups and downs of the world pass quickly and all of us will be shattered under the wheels of the time. What I have noticed when studied the conditions of various sections of the society, lead me to this conclusion that the rich…

Is jumping the queue allowed? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about jumping the queue. Question: Is it allowed to move in front of people who have been waiting longer in a queue in a bakery? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: It is not…

Feeding children in day nursery in non-Islamic country/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about feeding children in day nursery in non-Islamic country. Question: I live in France and have a two year old son who goes to a day nursery and eats lunch there. From the start…

The sale and the use of genetically modified (GM) foods/the Grand Ayatollah Sharoodi’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered questions about the sale and the use of genetically modified (GM) foods. Question: What is the ruling about using GM foods which are directly or indirectly from genetically modified plants…

Is repentance by an apostate acceptable? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered questions about repentance by an apostate. Question: Is repentance by an apostate acceptable or not? Is the religious punishment for such a person cease to be valid? The Grand…

What is futile regret?

SHAFAQNA - However long you live in this world, but the end is death. It is said to him do not enter this alley, it is dead end, but the stubborn goes, it is also dark, his forehead hits the wall. The world is also a cul-de-sac, at the end our…

What are the benefits of having good behaviour?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: The one who has good behaviour, God will grant him the position of the one who is fasting and stays up all night (to worship God) [1]. In this regard, Imam Ali (AS) said: The…

Three conditions of the Grand Ayatollah Sistani for being in charge of public property

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the conditions that a person must have to be eligible to be in charge of public property. Question: Who is in charge of public property? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: It is…

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…