Buying the house repossessed by non-Islamic banks/The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about buying the house repossessed by non-Islamic banks. Question: Can the house which is repossessed due to debts by non-Islamic banks be bought? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem:…

The ruling about verbal expression of love/The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered questions about verbal expression of love. Question: Is expressing love without lust from the boy towards the girl and vice-versa Haram? 2. Is verbal expression of love by observing…

The ruling about the trustworthiness when news is summarized by reporters/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about trustworthiness when news is summarized by reporters. Question: Many speeches, declarations, interviews and similar cases have long texts; and the reporter is forced…

Obtaining a qualification which is effective in our lives by cheating/The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about obtaining a qualification by cheating. Question: If by cheating, a qualification is obtained which is effective in our lives, what is the religious duty? The Grand Ayatollah…

How to choose friends?

SHAFAQNA - In a letter to his son, Imam Khomeini wrote: One of my recommendations to you is that, choose your friends from those who are pious, committed and considerate towards spirituality (religion), and those who do not love the world, nor…

The ruling about investment in non-Islamic banks/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about investment in non-Islamic banks. Question: What is the ruling about investment and earning interest from them in non-Islamic banks? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: It…

Donating eggs to infertility clinics/The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about donating eggs to infertility clinics. Question: Some women donate eggs to infertility clinics and a contract is signed between the donor and the receiver, is such an…

What is the limit for Halal profit? The Grand Ayatollah Sharoodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about the limit for Halal profit. Question: What is the limit for Halal profit? (Meaning what percentage can be added to saleable goods on top of their costs in order for the trade…

What is the aim of the believer?

SHAFAQNA - Ayatollah Mojtahedi narrated: One day the late Sheikh Jaafar Shoshtari was sitting down with his friends and a donkey came and emptied its load. Then the donkey came near Sheikh and looked at him and moved its ears. At first Sheikh…

Is sex change allowed? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the sex change. Question: Is sex change allowed? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: If by sex change it means that by operation genital organs of a man is cut and instead urethra…

Decorating the Mosque with gold is not allowed and guidance for household items mixed with gold and silver/The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about decorating the Mosque with gold as well the use of gold or silver household items. Question: What is the ruling about using items mixed with gold like carpet, cloth and other…

Performing Wudhu by a person whose hands do not move/The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about performing Wudhu by a person whose hands do not move. Question: I am disabled and have no feeling or movement in my hands, what am I supposed to do at the time of performing…

Adopted child becoming Mahram through adopting mother taking tablets to produce milk to breastfeed the child? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about adopted child becoming Mahram to adopting parents. Question: If husband and wife adopt a child and the wife takes tablets to produce milk in order to breastfeed the child, does…

After marriage, the mother of the husband claims that the bride has been breastfed by her and she was her wet nurse/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about the woman who is appointed to suckle another woman’s child. Question: If after marriage, the mother of the husband claims that she breastfed the bride and make an oath…

How many times Istikharah for one purpose is correct? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about Istikharah. Question: How many times Istikharah for one purpose is correct? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Because Istikharah is for removing perplexity, therefore, after…

Is it necessary to act on Hafez readings (Faale-Hafez)? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about Faale-Hafez (Hafez fortune telling according to his poems). Question: With the intentions we had, we referred to Faale-Hafez, is it necessary to act on it? The Grand…

Why does Allah test people?

SHAFAQNA- The topic of Divine trial is an issue of great debate and discussion. The first question that comes to mind is: Are trials not for understanding matters which are obscure, hence eliminating our ignorance? If so, why does Allah (s.w.t.),…

How to be kind towards dead people?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Qotboddin Ravandi That every Thursday night the dead people come and they call each one of you loudly whilst crying! O' our children, O' our relatives, be kind to us with your charity. May God bless you, remember…

In what condition Khoms is applied to inheritance? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about inheritance and Khoms. Question: Is Khoms applied to inheritance? How about if the inheritance has increased in value? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Khoms is not applied…

Dividing inheritance of a Baha’i person between his Baha’i children or Shia converted grandchild/the Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about dividing inheritance of a Baha’i person between children and Shia converted grandchild. Question: A grandfather was Baha’i with assets. All of his children and grandchildren…

What is the ruling about going to fortune teller and writer of amulets? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about going to fortune tellers and writers of amulets (those who write Duas). Question: What is the ruling about going to fortune tellers and writers of amulets? The Grand Ayatollah…

What is the ruling about magic and sorcery? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question regarding magic and sorcery. Question: What is the ruling about magic and sorcery? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Magic and sorcery are Haram, and are great sins, and are not allowed. Source:…

What is the time limit for day’s recommended ablution (Qosl Mostahab)? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the time limit for day’s recommended ablution (Qosl Mostahab). Question: What is time limit for day’s recommended ablution? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Day’s…

How to find out about the real morality of a human being?

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SHAFAQNA - Generally, whatever disturbs the peace of mind of a human being in unusual situation, removes the curtain from the real morality of that human being. In normal condition, the human being is like a still water in a pool, due to lack…

Shaving the beard when it causes derision/the Grand Ayatollah Vahid’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani answered a question about shaving the beard when it causes derision (contemptuous ridicule). Question: Is it allowed to shave the beard when it causes derision? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid:…

Can the Muslim man and woman be guardians for a disbelieving child? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the guardianship of disbelieving (Kafir) child by Muslims. Question: Can the Muslim man and woman be guardians for a disbelieving child who is Najes (impure)? The…

Consuming the products of the followers of the truth sect/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about consuming the products of the followers of the truth sect. Question: The residents of a village that I teach in there do not perform salaat because they are followers of the…

If we know a person is disbeliever but traditionally is considered as Muslim/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about religious impurity (Najasat) of the disbeliever. Question: If we know that a person is disbeliever but traditionally is considered as Muslim for example identifies himself as…