Can the given permission for more than a third to inheritors be revoked? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about permission given to inheritors for more than a third of inheritance. Question: A person has made a will for more than a third of his assets, and whilst he is alive the inheritors…

Which human characteristics are the most popular with God?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: The last recommendation of Hazrat Khidhr (AS) to Prophet Moses (AS) was: Do not blame any sinner for his/her mistake. Then he said: The most popular characteristics of the human being…

How did Imam Sajjad (AS) respect his step-mother?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sajjad (AS) lost his mother when he was an infant and his step-mother looked after him. When Imam (AS) reached adulthood, he did not eat from the same bowl or on the same table cloth as his step-mother. A person asked him: I…

Why is it necessary to talk to pious and wise people and scholars?

SHAFAQNA - Shahid Thani, Ali ibn Ahmad ibn Mohammad Ameli narrated a Divine Hadith that it is mentioned in Zaboor of Dawood (AS): Tell the leaders of Bani Israel: That have conversation/communication with the pious, and if you do not find the…

What to do about the backbiting? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about backbiting (Qeebah). Question: If in a gathering, they are backbiting a believer, I know it is our duty to prohibit bad, my question is that: In addition to prohibiting bad,…

What are the practical ways of confronting greed and stinginess?

SHAFAQNA - In one of his advises to Imam Ali (AS), the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: According to my tradition, act upon these three deeds; there are 51 Rokats of Wajib and recommended Salaats per day (in 24 hours); and then three days of fasting…

Is regular self-development necessary?

SHAFAQNA - In a letter to one of the commanders of the army (Sharih Bin Hani), Imam Ali (AS) wrote: Fear God, in every morning and night (at every moment of your life), and fear from being deceived by the world, and never feel secure from this…

Should believers be tolerant?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Half of the belief is to be tolerant with people and being nice and kind to them is half of the life [1]. In another narration the Prophet (PBUH) said: If tolerance could be…
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Sexual Practices and Marital Affairs: The Fatwas of Grand Ayatullah Fayyad

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatullah Muhammad Ishaq Fayyad has answered some questions about contraception and abortion of  illegitimate fetus. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their…

Is it recommended to perform each Salaat separately? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about performing each Salaat separately. Question: Is it recommended (Mostahab) for example to perform Dhuhr Salaat and Asr Salaat or Maghrib Salaat and Isha Salaat separately? The…

How should a Shia Muslim behave according to Imam Sadeq (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who told his companions: Whenever one of you is truthful, trustworthy with good behaviour and ethics, and then others want to describe you, say: He/she is a Shia Muslim, I will become happy, because…

What are the constant needs of the human being?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hussain (AS) who said: O’ God, in my able condition I am needy, then how can I do without You (God) whilst I am needy? My God, in my knowledgeable state/condition, I am ignorant, then how can I not be ignorant…

What is the ruling on hitting animals by car? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about hitting animals by car. Question: What is the duty of drivers who whilst driving on roads hit animals and birds and cause their death? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If it…

Why is it important to avoid impurity of the soul?

SHAFAQNA - In a letter to his eldest son Imam Hassan Mojtaba (AS), Imam Ali (AS) wrote: Prohibit your soul from any impurity, even if it helps you to achieve your target (you may reach your aim/target by impurity of the soul, but it is not worth…

What is the Qur'an?

SHAFAQNA - The Qur'an comprehends the complete code for the Muslims to live a good, chaste, abundant and rewarding life in obedience to the commandments of Allah, in this life and to gain salvation in the next. It is the "chart of life" for…

How did Imam Sajjad (AS) deal with the person who insulted him?

SHAFAQNA - A man came to see Imam Sajjad (AS) and insulted him by saying rude words. Imam (AS) stayed silent and said nothing and that man also left. Imam Sajjad (AS) told his companions: You heard how that man behaved. Now I like you to come…

Should a believer be kind to all creatures?

SHAFAQNA - My son, if you can with (your) thought and inspiration make your opinion/judgment about all creatures specially human beings, a kind and merciful opinion; after all, is it not the case that all the numerous creatures of the world…

How to change enemy into friend?

SHAFAQNA - A man from Shaam (Damascus) travelled to Medina and when he saw a man sitting next to him, asked others who he was. They said: Hussain ibn Ali ibn Abitaleb (AS). That man with all that propaganda, which entered his mind, became angry…

What is the ruling on repeating Salaams in Salaats? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about repeating Salaams in Salaats. Question: When performing Salaat, if a person doubts about one of the Salaams, and if the source of doubt is not due to obsessive compulsive disorder;…

Why is it important for a person to pay attention to his/her own faults?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqir (AS) who narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: How prosperous is the person whose heart is filled with fear of God; how prosperous is the one who tries to find out his/her own faults rather…

Who has the control over expanding or restricting the human being’s sustenance?

SHAFAQNA - Commenting on Ayah 52 of Surah Az-Zumar, Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani explained: God said in this Ayah: “Know they not that Allah (SWT) expands the sustenance or restricts it, for anyone who God pleases? Verily, in this are sins for…

How to imagine good and bad deeds?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hussain (AS) who said: Beware that the benefits of any good deed include giving thanks and worshipping (God), followed by great rewards (from Allah (SWT)). Then, if you imagine a good deed and look at it,…

What is the ruling on performing recommended (Mostahab) Salaats on behalf of live individuals? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about recommended Salaat. Question: Is it correct to perform recommended (Mostahab) Salaats on behalf of live individuals? The Grand Ayatollah Khaemeni: Yes, it is allowed; although…

What is the point of reciting Dua?

SHAFAQNA - In a letter to his eldest son Imam Hassan (AS), Imam Ali (AS) wrote: By giving you permission to recite Dua, God has placed Divine Treasures in your hands. Therefore, whenever you decide, you can recite Dua and open the gates of Divine…

What is a clean and prosperous life?

SHAFAQNA - In a Dua, Imam Zainul Abedeen (AS) asks God: “O’ God, Send greetings to Mohammad (PBUH) and his family, and take my belief and certainty to the highest point; make my intentions the best of intentions, and make my deeds the best…

What is the ruling on taking part in gatherings which promote disunity among Muslims? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about taking part in gatherings which promote disunity among Muslims. Question: If a person talks about disunity between Shia and Sunni, what is our duty regarding taking part in…

What will happen to a Dua that is not answered in this world?

SHAFAQNA - We read in narrations that those who recited Duas in the world and they have been accepted (answered) late, will be granted substitutes of what they wanted as well as plenty of rewards on the Day of Judgment; and they wish that their…

What is the ruling on children standing in rows of congregational prayers? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroodi answered a question about children standing in rows of congregational prayers. Question: Do individual’s Salaats become void (Batel) if Momayyez children (children who understand between…