Fasting and using eye drops / the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about using eye drops when fasting. Question: Is fasting void (Batel) when eye drops are squeezed in the eye and through tear ducts enter the mouth? Sometimes the taste reaches the…

What is the connection between Dua and strength?

SHAFAQNA - The language of the Quran is one kind, and the language of Dua is another kind, and the language of scholars and Gnostic is another kind. The thing which makes the human being relieved, and pulls the human being out of this dark place,…

What happens to my fasting if I arrive after Dhuhr Adhan to my destination intending to stay there for 10 days? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about traveling and fasting. Question: Is my fasting correct for the same day, if I arrive after Dhuhr Adhan to my destination intending to stay there for 10 days? The Grand Ayatollah…

What are the effects of teachings by Divine Prophets?

SHAFAQNA - The teachings of Divine Prophets have given us the peace of mind, and in fact at the bottom of our hearts we believe and rely on unseen (invisible) assistance (help). If we are told that a big star is moving in the space and will…

What is the ruling if the husband is against his wife’s fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about the husband prohibiting his wife from fasting. Question: My husband is against my fasting and says: If your husband is not satisfied, your fasting is not accepted!…

Is fasting difficult?

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) told Jaber ibn Ansari (RA): O’ Jaber, this is the Month of Ramadhan; whoever fasts its days and spends its nights reciting Zikr (praise of God), and keeps protecting dignity of the stomach and body, and…

Asking permission to use other’s belongings / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about asking permission to use other’s belongings. Question: Is it a condition to obtain permission verbally to use other’s belongings, or merely by considering probable that…

How to ward off Satan?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that Imam Ali (AS) asked the Prophet of Islam (PBUH): What can we do to ward off Satan? The Prophet (PBUH) replied: Fasting makes black the face of Satan, and spending money and being generous in the way of God, breaks…

What is the ruling when non-religious doctors prohibit patients from fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about non-religious doctors prohibiting patients from fasting. Question: Some doctors, who do not observe religious issues, prohibit patients from fasting because of causing harm.…

Fasting in a country where its sunrise and sunset is not clear / the Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about fasting in a country where its sunrise and sunset is not clear. Question: I live in Sweden and do not know how many hours to fast. The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz: If the country…

What are the effects of sins and repentance?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Make yourselves smell nice by repenting, in order that the smell of sins does not disgrace you [1]. Imam Sadeq (AS) said: The Prophet of Islam…

What to do when thirst due to fasting can cause severe distress and constriction? The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - Answering question number 1256 in his Resalah, the Grand Ayatollah Sobhani wrote: If the fasting person becomes so thirsty that tolerating thirst causes severe distress and constriction, in a way that there is a fear of death; in…

Is fasting void without performing Salaat? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered a question about fasting and performing Salaat/Salah. Question: Is fasting void (Batel) without performing Salaat? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani: No, it does not become Batel. Source:…

What is the connection between silence and fasting?

SHAFAQNA - In a detailed narration, Imam Sadeq (AS) explained about the truth and limits of the complete fasting: Without doubt fasting is not just to avoid eating and drinking and there is a condition for it which only by observing that condition…

What to do when parents prohibit their children to fast? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about parents prohibiting their children from fasting. Question: This year I have entrance exams, and considering that the Month of Ramadhan is before that, fasting and studying…

Is it true that if a fasting person gets thirsty, can drink water and the fast is correct? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about fasting and drinking water. Question: Is this true that when a fasting person is thirsty, can drink water to the necessary amount and the fast is correct? The Grand…

Can a convert to Islam whose parents are not Muslims lead congregational prayers? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Hakim answered a question about leading congregational prayers by a convert to Islam. Question: I am from West, and have converted to Islam, my parents are not Muslims, and I was born as a result of illegitimate…

What is real fasting?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sadeq (AS) said: You must be humble before God in public or private in appropriate ways, and present your life to God in your fasting, and free your heart from everything for God’s sake, and appoint yourself to fulfill whatever…

Not fasting due to probable harm / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about not fasting due to probable harm. Question: If a person for the sake of a strong excuse, consider it probable for 50% that fasting is not Wajib for him/her, and does not fast…

What are the effects of overeating and over-drinking?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Do not kill your hearts with overeating and over-drinking, because the heart of (the one whose stomach is full of food and drink) dies like a farm which if it gets too much…

What to consider when fasting?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sadeq (AS) said: Do not oppress each other, and do not be unwise, and do not get annoyed with each other, do not neglect remembering God, and be the companion of silence, forbearance, truth, and stay away from evil doers. And…

Is it necessary for a convert to Islam to change his/her name? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Saeed Hakim answered questions about changing names for converts to Islam. Question: My name is Cruz, and my Islamic name is Mohammad. If I decide to change my name into Islamic name, must I also change…

Which deeds affect fasting?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sadeq (AS) said: Adopt humbleness for the sake of God whilst you are fearful and anxious of Divine Punishment, and hopeful and eager for Divine Mercy. And must cleanse your hearts from faults, and purify your souls from tricks.…

What are different forms of fasting?

SHAFAQNA - Regarding different forms of fasting, Khawjah Abdullah Ansari (RA) said: Fasting is in three forms: 1) fasting of the soul; which relates to shorten the worldly desires, 2) fasting of the wisdom; which is acting opposite the inappropriate…

What is the ruling on heated vinegar? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about heated vinegar. Question: Does vinegar become Najis (unclean) when heated and boiled in food industries? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: It is not Najis. Source: khame…

Why is it bad to walk arrogantly?

SHAFAQNA - Basheer narrated: We were with Imam Baqir (AS) in the Mosque when we saw a man passed us. When he was walking, he used to raise his shoulders and move them side to side. Imam Baqir (AS) said: He is arrogant. I said: He is poor. Imam…

What are the effects of entering the Month of God?

SHAFAQNA - You are all invited to God’s feast, you are all the guests of God and this is a party to leave behind (whatever improper). If there is a small amount of inappropriate desire in the human being, such a person has not entered this…

What is the ruling on those who join other religions from Islam? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Saeed Hakim answered questions about joining other religions from Islam. Question: What is your Fatwa regarding those who join other religions from Islam? In your opinion, do they deserve to…