What is the right conduct during engagement period? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about the right conduct during engagement period. Question: Currently, I am engaged without any Nikah or taking a vow ceremony, and we have contacts limited to shaking hands and kissing…

What is the ruling about divorcing a woman in a non-consummated marriage? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about divorcing a woman in a non-consummated marriage. Question: I have married a woman but want to divorce her, considering that she is a virgin and the marriage is not consummated,…

The ruling about stealing from enemy sites in cyberspace / the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about stealing from enemy sites in cyberspace. Question: Is it allowed to steal internet material or software in cyberspace from enemy sites that have sanctioned us? The…

Is it allowed for a person to buy a grave for himself while he is alive? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about a person buying a grave for himself/herself for the purpose of owning it while he/she is alive. Question: Is it allowed for a person to buy a grave for himself/herself for…

Questions about trimming eyebrows and the use of hair gels for men/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about trimming eyebrows and using hair gels for men. Question: Is trimming eyebrows (removing some hair from eyebrows) for men Haram? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: This in itself…

If husband’s religious belief changes, what is wife’s duty? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered a question about the duty of the wife if the husband changes his religious belief. Question: We have been living abroad for a few years, and in this period my husband’s belief…

Must the maintenance be according to social status of the husband or the family position of the wife? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about maintenance (financial support for wife’s living expenses by the husband). Question: What does it mean by expenses, and maintenance which each husband must pay for his wife?…

Communication during engagement period / the Grand Ayatollah Khameni’e answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about communicating during engagement period. Question: I am engaged to a girl, and our families are aware of it, can we send messages through internet or email each other (currently…

Socializing with people who do not perform Salaat/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about socializing with people who do not perform Salaat. Question: Is it allowed to perform Salaat and eat in the house of someone who does not perform Salaat? The Grand Ayatollah…

Can men wear gold? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid khorasani’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani answered questions about men wearing gold. Question: Is there a problem for men wearing white gold for example as engagement ring? And if it is Haram, the Salaats which has been performed wearing…

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about behaviour during engagement period

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions regarding how to behave during engagement period. Question: Can a girl who is engaged with someone for a period, call off the engagement or not? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: If…

Can unrelated man and woman become brother and sister by taking a vow of brotherhood-sisterhood? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about unrelated man and woman becoming brother and sister by taking a vow. Question: Can I take a brotherhood-sisterhood vow (Siqeh) with a non-Mahram girl, and (then we) behave like…

How to be friend with an androgynous person/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about friendship with an androgynous person. Question: I just realized that one of my friends is androgynous. Please explain the ruling from the point view of religion and common…

What is the ruling about socializing with non-Muslims? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about socializing with non-Muslims. Question: I intend to travel to India. Are the Hindus, Christians, Zoroastrians, Najis, and what is the ruling about socializing with them? The…

Why some Muslims fear death?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hadi (AS) was asked: Why some Muslims fear death, and do not like it? Imam Hadi (AS) replied: Because they are unaware of the reality of death, and that is why they fear it and do not like it; but if they knew it properly and…

The ruling about ladies tattooing eyebrows and lips/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about ladies tattooing eyebrows and lips. Question: What is the ruling about ladies tattooing eyebrows and lips? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: There is no problem, but if conventionally…

The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa about marriages for under 13 years of age

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about marriages for under 13 years of age. Question: Is marriage for under 13 years of age Haram? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: In the past parents were allowed to choose…

The ruling for watching sex films without enjoyment/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about watching sex films without sexual pleasure. Question: Can sex films be watched without sexual pleasure? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: It is not allowed if there is a fear…

What will happen to worshippers of the world?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Kazim (AS) who said: Worshipping wealth and the world is like salty water of the sea; to whatever quantity a thirsty person drinks from it, he/she will become thirstier to a point where drinking a lot of salty…

A question about wearing jewellery by ladies/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about wearing jewellery by ladies. Question: Can a lady wear ornamental ring, or bracelet, or necklace for the purpose of dressing up, and is such an act Halal or Haram? The Grand…

If a person is Muslim in heart but pretending to be Christian (for obtaining residency), is such a person an apostate? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’sanswer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about a person who is Muslim but pretending to be Christian to obtain residency. Question: If a person is Muslim in heart but pretending to be Christian (to obtain residency), is he…

Questions about ladies make up/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers

SHAFAQNA - Question 1: Some ladies grow their nails longer for the purpose of beauty, and because sometimes they break, doctors recommend covers which stay on nails for a while during daytime, and considering that during ablution (Qosl) and…

The way of touching a patient who is not the same gender as the nurse/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about touching patients who are not the same gender as the nurses. Question: If for a nurse who is not the same gender at the time of checking patient’s blood pressure, and other…

Who is responsible to select endowment trustees? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about selecting endowment trustees (custodian). Question: Who is responsible to select endowment trustees? Is it the case for those who run the Islamic country or purely…

The ruling about the mix of dead and alive fish at the time of fishing/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about mixing dead and alive fish at the time of fishing. Question: At the time of fishing if it is noticed that some fish have been dead in water before fishing but are mixed with…

Why is the grave of Lady Fatimah (S.A) still concealed, while Imam Ali`s (A.S) has been revealed?

SHAFAQNA- Complete Question Considering the enmity towards Imam Ali (A.S) and Lady Fatimah (S.A), why has Imam Ali’s (A.S) grave been revealed after some time, while Lady Fatimah’s (S.A) is still missing? Concise answer The reason…

Can the one who endows change the custodian of the endowment? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about changing the custodian of the endowment (Waqf). Question: Can the one who endows (Waqif) change the custodian of the endowment? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Cannot do so…

The ruling about showing photos of friends without Hijab to non-Mahrams/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about showing photos of friends without Hijab to non-Mahrams. Question: Is there any problem to take photos in friendly gatherings without Hijab and scarf, and if friends promise…