What are the signs of Divine Satisfaction?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated in a Divine Narration (Hadith) that Prophet Moses (AS) told God: O' my God, what is the sign of Your satisfaction from Your servant? God sent revelation to Moses (AS): Whenever you see that I have prepared My servant…

Do people whose mother or grandmother (from father or mother side) is a Seyyedeh, have the rights of other Sadaats? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the rights of people whose mother or grandmother is a Seyyedeh. Question: Do people whose mother or grandmother (from father or mother side) is a Seyyedeh, have the…

Have the children of Hazrat Abbas ibn Ali (AS) the same rights as other Sadaats? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about the rights of the children of Hazrat Abbas (AS). Question: Have the children of Hazrat Abbas ibn Ali (AS) the same rights as other Sadaats, for example can a theology student…

What are the reasons behind dignity and degradation of nations?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: When you study and think about the lives of the previous generations, undertake the factors which gave them dignity, and removed enemies from their path, and provided blessed lives for them, and granted them abundant…

Why believers must always be ready for death?

SHAFAQNA - A pious man went to the Mosque to pray, and the worshippers reconzied him and requested him to advise them after Salaat. He accepted and after Salaat, all the eyes were on him, so he sat on the preaching chamber and started his speech.…

Why Dua is important?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Baqer (AS) was asked: Which one of the prayers is the best? Imam Baqer (AS) did not answer this question but explained about a more fundamental issue. Imam Baqer (AS) said: There is no more likeable deed by Allah (SWT) than when…

Is it allowed to destroy animals after medical tests on them? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about destroying animals after medical tests on them. Question: If medical tests are carried out on animals and at the end the animals are destroyed, apart from the liability, are…

Sports or games which cause harm to animals/the Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered a question about sports or games which cause harm to animals. Question: Bozkashi is the sport where riders on horses follow the live animal (like a goat) aiming to catch and drop…

At what time the Salaat of Eid-ul-Adha (Eid Qorban) must be performed? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the time for performing Salaat of Eid-ul-Adha. Question: At what time the Salaat of Eid-ul-Fitr and Salaat of Eid-ul-Adha must be performed? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem:…

Permission for non-Muslims to visit historical Mosques/the Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about non-Muslims visiting historical Mosques. Question: What is the ruling about non-Muslims visiting historical Mosques? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi: There is no problem…

Why it is important to find out about our own faults?

SHAFAQNA - How inappropriate it is when a human being who has thousands of faults, neglects them and pays attention to the faults of others to cover his/her own faults. If the human being reflects on his/her own situation, ethics and deeds,…

The conditions for burying Muslims in non-Islamic cemetery/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about burying Muslim in non-Islamic cemetery. Question: Whenever transferring the dead body of Muslim to an Islamic country costs a lot, can the body be buried in non-Muslim cemetery…

What to do in regard with burying deceased Muslims when the bodies must be burned in Japan/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about burying Muslims in Japan where bodies must be burned. Question: What is the ruling about a person who lives in Japan and his wife is also from that country and they are residents…

How to become the companion of the prophets?

SHAFAQNA - One day the Prophet Dawood (AS) in his prayers asked God to introduce his companion in paradise to him. Dawood (AS) was told: Go out of the gates of the town tomorrow, and the first person  you meet, will be your companion in paradise.…

Why the needy must be helped?

SHAFAQNA - A person asked Imam Hussain (AS): Why you never return a needy person disappointed, even when you are riding a camel? Imam Hussain (AS) replied: I am also needy and like God to help me. That is why I am ashamed to disappoint the needy…

Granting a Prayer

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SHAFAQNA- Does Allah (SWT) grant all our prayers? Is it possible that Allah (SWT) does not grant our prayers? How can we become confident that our prayer will be granted? May Allah (SWT) bless you. :Answer  As…

How can the holy Quran help us?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: A person who is (a constant) companion of the Quran is guided by it and his/her deviation from the right path, as well as the blindness of his/her heart will be diminished. Be aware that a person who has the Quran,…

The solution for the boy and the girl who are willing to marry but due to high dowry demanded by the girl’s family the marriage is cancelled

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered questions about high dowry. Question: Is it allowed to demand high dowry in Islam? In your opinion, is there a solution for the girl and the boy who are willing to marry but due…

The rights of the residents of the village from discovered mine within its boundary/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about the rights of the residents of the village from discovered mine within its boundaries. Question: There are many mines in the outskirts of our town. These mines are not…

How to recognize good people?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqer (AS) who said: If you want to know there is good in you or not, look at your heart. If you like those who obey God, and do not like those who commit sins, there is good in you, and God likes you. But…

The ruling about smoking at the place with a “smoking is forbidden” sign/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about smoking at the place with a “smoking is forbidden” sign. Question: In some buses and other vehicles is written “smoking is forbidden”, is smoking allowed in such places? The…

Obligation to perform Hajj by Ayatollah Sistani

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SHAFAQNA- It is clear from the Holy Qur'an and the traditions that performance of Hajj (Pilgrimage) is obligatory on every person who has attained puberty and has the means mentioned below. Hajj is one of the basic principles of Islam; its…

Can the man’s inability to have children be the cause of annulment of the marriage? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the annulment of the marriage due to the man’s inability to have children. Question: Can the man’s inability to have children be the cause of annulment of the marriage? The…

What are the effects of non-Divine rule?

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was asked about the non-Divine rule. The Prophet (PBUH) replied: For non-Divine rule, the start of it, is to take the blame, in the second phase, regret, and the third phase, is the torment of the Day of…

What is the duty of the person who reluctantly has become Christian? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about the duty of the person who reluctantly has become a Christian. Question: Reluctantly I have become Christian but I perform my Salaats, I fast and observe all Islamic matters.…

Is it allowed for clerics to charge for teaching religious matters? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about clerics charging for teaching religious matters. Question: Is it allowed for clerics to charge for teaching religious matters to people? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Despite…

Selling cheque with specified pay date to the third person at lower price/the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about selling cheque with specified pay date to the third person at lower price. Question: Is there any problem in selling cheque with specified pay date to the third person…

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about Fususi Gnosticism.

SHAFAQNA - Question: Considering that some sites published words attributed to you regarding the approval of (Fususi Gnosticism), please express your views about this case. The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Regarding the Islamic belief (Islamic…