Is there any use to be sad about the calamities happened to Ahlul Bait (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: The soul and the body of the one who is sad and heavy-hearted because of all the oppression happening to us (Ahlul Bait AS), is considered as praise, and the sadness and sorrow of such…

Can a body builder show his muscles to spectators? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about body builders showing muscles to spectators. Question: One of the usual parts of the sport of body building is that the body builder displays his muscles to spectators; is…

What did Imam Hussain (AS) say about oppressing others?

SHAFAQNA - The height of being oppressed was displayed by Imam Hussain (AS) in Karbala. At that time Imam (AS) made a speech and asked: Who wants to help me? Is there anyone who wants to help me? Only a very limited number among the Muslims…

What is the ruling on betting for internet games? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about betting for internet games. Question: Two groups in a club play internet games and bet that the losing group pay for the game to the owner of the computer; what is the ruling…

Wasting food is Haram even in Arbaeen ceremony / the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about wasting food in Arbaeen ceremony. Question: It is seen sometimes in Arbaeen ceremony; some people get more than one portion of food from different food providers and…

What are the benefits of crying for Imam Hussain (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Keshi (RA) narrated from Zaid Shaham: I was with a group of people from Kufah and we went to see Imam Sadeq (AS). Jaafar ibn Afan entered and Imam (AS) greeted him and he sat next to Imam (AS). Imam Sadeq (AS) said: I have…

Is being humble important?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: There is no personality without humility and courtesy; meaning, humbleness and courteous behaviour give the human being the personality in human societies [1]. It is also narrated…

What is the ruling on keeping and buying or selling dogs? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about keeping and selling dogs. Question: What is the ruling on buying or selling and keeping dogs at home? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: There is no problem in buying or selling…

How to self-evaluate according to Imam Ali (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: The cleverest person is the one who self-evaluates himself/herself and do something for after death. Someone asked: O’ Amiral Momeneen, how can a person self-evaluate…

Having doubt in recitating of Nikah Sermon correctly / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about having doubt in recitation of Nikah Sermon correctly. Question: What is the ruling if a man and a woman have recited permanent Nikah Sermon but they have doubt about the correct…

Is it allowed to immigrate to West? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about immigration to West. Question: I am a jobless youth, is it allowed to immigrate to West? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Immigration to West is allowed according to three conditions: …

How to deal with profiteers in Islam?

SHAFAQNA - After appointing Malik Ashtar (RA) as the governor of Egypt, in a lengthy letter to Malik, Imam Ali (AS) wrote: Also Beware that among traders there are those who are bad traders and profiteers who only think about their own profits.…

What is the ruling on taking part in forecasting competitions in internet? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about taking part in forecasting competitions in internet. Question: Is there any problem to take part in forecasting competitions in internet? Is the money earned from it Halal or…

Paying Sadaqah to a needy person who already owes you money / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about paying Sadaqah to a needy person who already owes you money. Question: I have lent some money to a needy person, and on the other hand put aside an amount to give him as Sadaqah,…

How much of worldly possessions will suffice?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: do not wish for more than enough, and do not ask for more than what will get you to your target [1]. This world is a tool for the hereafter; go after the world as far as it takes you to the hereafter. It is also…

What happens if someone on purpose performs full Salaat when it must have been Performed Qasr? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani answered a question about performing full Salaat instead of Qasr on purpose. Question: What is the ruling if someone on purpose performs full Salaat instead of Qasr? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid…

What is the ruling on betting for horse riding and shooting competitions / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about betting for horse riding and shooting competitions. Question: What is the ruling on betting for horse riding and shooting competitions? The grand Ayatollah Khamenei: It…

What is the ruling on spreading fake news to influence the price of shares? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’a answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about spreading fake news to influence the price of shares. Question: Is there any problem with collusion and spreading fake news to cause artificial increase or decrease in share…

What is the ruling on doing crosswords for the sake of the prize? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about doing crosswords. Question: What is the ruling on doing crosswords for the sake of attaining the prize? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:There is no problem. Source: kha…

What is the source of mental pressure?

SHAFAQNA - Attachment to this world, whether it is due to worldly tools or worldly enjoyments or wanting to live in this world, is the seed of all sedition, as well as the origin and basis for all misfortunes (in life). Love of the world is…

How to confront sedition?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: After me, sedition like pieces of dark night will cover my Ummah (Islamic nation); in a way that due to them, the person will be believer at night and disbeliever in the day.…

What is the consequence of falsehood?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Truth is heavy and bitter and untruth/falsehood is light and sweet; and perhaps it is a false desire and will not last for an hour or so, but it will cause endless sorrow and…

How important is the right of the believer in Islam?

SHAFAQNA - Aban ibn Taqlib narrated: I was performing Tawaf (going around the Ka’aba) with Imam Sadeq (AS). A companion of mine came in front of me and wanted me to go with him to sort out a situation for him. I thought to myself it is not…

Did Imam Ali (AS) help his family in their daily shopping?

SHAFAQNA - One day Imam Ali (AS) bought meat and put it in the shopping basket and was going towards his house. In the middle of the way, a person approached him and said: Let me carry your bag for you. Imam Ali (AS) said: No, it is more appropriate…

Does the world deceive the human being?

SHAFAQNA - We cannot deny that the world’s manifestations are on display, but we do not accept this idea that they take away the free will of the human beings and make them to fall in love unwillingly. The problem is that because the world…

What is the method of domination by Satan?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: One day Prophet Moses (AS) was sitting down, and Iblis who was wearing colourful clothing came to him. Moses (AS) asked: What are these colourful clothing you are wearing?…

What is the common message of all the prophets of God to the human beings?

SHAFAQNA - The prophets say to each misled individual among the human beings that: You want an important thing but do not know what it is? Now that you want something that is in your nature/soul but that thing is “Absolute Being” and not…

It is appropriate for women to avoid make up at the time of commemorating martyrdom of infallible Imams (AS) / the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about ladies make up in special times. Question: Is it allowed for ladies to pluck Eyebrow and have heavy make up only for their husbands at times like Muharram especially…