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…

What were the most important points of Luqman’s advice to his son?

SHAFAQNA - Luqman told his son: O' my son, I have learned 400,000 points in life and from those I have chosen 800 and from them I have selected 8 points which I think are more important than others, and they are as follows. Never forget two…

The use of weapons of mass destruction in disbelieving countries/the Grand Ayatollah Sobhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani answered a question about the use of weapons of mass destruction in disbelieving countries. Question: Is the use of weapons of mass destruction allowed in disbelieving countries considering that the…

Taking photograph without Hijab for applying for visa/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about taking photograph without Hijab for the purpose of applying for visa. Question: If a family intends to apply for visa of USA and according to suggestion by those connected…

When it is Haram to ask a woman for marriage/the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi answered a question about when it is Haram to ask a woman for marriage. Question: Is it allowed to ask a divorced woman for marriage when she is observing her Iddah (certain period of time a woman must…

Denying illness at pre-marriage ceremony and the right of dissolving Nikah/the Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered questions about denying illness at the pre-marriage ceremony and the right of dissolving Nikah. Question: The woman and her family ask the man and his family if he has an illness or not. They…

If a person does not accept a prayer leader as just, has that person the permission to discuss the matter with others? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question when a person does not accept a prayer leader as just. Question: If a person does not accept a prayer leader as just, has that person the permission to discuss the matter…

How to prepare for death?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) was asked: How to prepare for death and transfer to the next world? Imam Ali (AS) replied: Act on Divine Commands (religious duties) and stay away from Harams, and domination of morality on inside and outside (of a person).…

To what level a non-Mahram man can hear a woman’s voice? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the level a non-Mahram man can hear a woman’s voice. Question: To what level a non-Maharam man is allowed to hear a woman’s voice? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: There…

When can Iblis dominate the human being?

SHAFAQNA - Prophet Moses (AS) was sitting in a meeting, suddenly Iblis came to him wearing a muli-coloured hat and greeted him. Moses (AS) asked: Who are you? Iblis replied: I am Iblis. Moses (AS) said: May God kill you, why have you come here?…

Reciting Surah Al-Fatihah and Surah Al-Ikhlas quietly in the congregational prayers due to incorrect recitation by the prayers leader/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about the incorrect recitation by the prayer leader in the congregational prayer. Question: The recitation of some prayer leaders is incorrect (Arabic pronunciation). Can a person…

Fatwas by 6 Grand Ayatollahs about attributing lies to individuals in cyberspace

SHAFAQNA - Six Grand Ayatollahs answered questions about attributing lies to individuals in cyberspace/social media. Question: Considering that in the cyberspace anyone can open an account in the name of others and start publishing, sometimes…

Breaking Salaat when backbiting is happening at the same place the Salaat is performed/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about performing Salaat at a place where backbiting is going on. Question: If whilst performing Salaat, others are engaged in backbiting, what is the duty of the person who…

Backbiting and not being able to ask for forgiveness/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about backbiting and not being able to ask for forgiveness. Question: If we do backbiting about a person and do not have the condition to ask for forgiveness, what must we do? The…

How can sinners be forgiven by God?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sadeq (AS) narrated that Allah (SWT) sent a revelation to Prophet Dawood (AS): O’ Dawood, whenever my believing servant commits a sin, and then leaves it and repents, and since he/she becomes embarrassed when remembers that…

The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer to questions about asking the host’s permission to pay for Zakat al-Fitr

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered questions about asking for host’s permission for payment of Zakat al-Fitr. Question: Can the guest ask the host and pay Zakat al-Fitr? If the host thinks payment of Zakat al-Fitr…

Using Zakat al-Fitr to build a pharmacy by the charity organisation/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the use of Zakat al-Fitr by charity organisation to build a pharmacy. Question: Can a charity organisation which helps poor families and the oppressed by receiving Zakat al-Fitr…

Paying Zakat al-Fitr to a corrupt poor person/the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about the payment of Zakat al-Fitr to a corrupt poor person. Question: Is it allowed to pay Zakat al-Fitr to a corrupt poor person or the one who does not perform Salaat…

Zakat al-Fitr for the baby in mother’s stomach/the Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about Zakat al-Fitr for the baby in mother’s stomach. Question: Is Zakat al-Fitr Wajeb for the baby in mother’s stomach or not? The Grand Ayatollah Safi: It is not Wajeb. Source:…

Why repenting is easier for young people?

SHAFAQNA - Repenting is easier for young people and the correction of the soul and education of the inner self can be faster for them. The soul of the young is delicate and flexible and unlike the older people, there is not as much love for…

Payment of Zakat al-Fitr into the account of the poor person without his knowledge/the Grand Ayatollah Sharoodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about payment of Zakat al-Fitr. Question: On the Day of Eid, I decided to pay Zakat al-Fitr to a poor person in my family. If I know his account number, can I pay (Zakat al-Fitr)…