Is it allowed to speak about political issues in Hussaini speeches? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered a question about mentioning political issues in Hussaini speeches and mourning processions. Question: Is it allowed to speak about political issues in Hussaini speeches and mourning…

Can all scholars be trusted?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) narrated from Prophet Jesus (AS) who said: Worshipping money and the world are illnesses of the religion, and the scholar and the learned is the doctor of the religion. Whenever you see the doctor himself has the pain…

Why Salaat is the superior prayer?

SHAFAQNA - Performing Salaat for devout Muslims is like eating sweet (Halva). That is why, they do not become tired of it. Salaat is the superior prayer, it is the sweetest prayer, and it is the best. Everything depends on Salaat. We must try…

The range of the soil of Karbala/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the range of the soil of Karbala. Question: What is the range of the soil of Karbala? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: There are different narrations about this, in some…

Why Imam Hussain (AS) fought against oppression and ignorance?

SHAFAQNA - When wisdom is against ignorance, justice is against oppression; but when justice and oppression merge, naturally ignorance and oppression also merge. An ignorant society is also oppressive, an oppressive society is ignorant. Wherever…

Mourning processions accompanied by beating on drums and cymbals until midnight/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the mourning processions accompanied by beating on drums and cymbals until midnight during Muharram. Question: What is your view regarding the mourning processions accompanied…

Is working on the Day of Ashura Haram or Makroh? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about working on the Day of Ashura. Question: Is working on the Day of Ashura Haram or Makroh? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: It is appropriate that at the time of the martyrdom…

The duty of listeners towards unauthentic eulogies/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about the duty of listeners towards unauthentic eulogies. Question: In some religious gatherings, eulogies are read which are not authentic, and these have not been heard by any of…

What is the purpose of mourning ceremonies in Muharram?

SHAFAQNA - Crying for Imam Hussain is a very good thing, tears are very good, but the benefits of tears are 10%; the other 90% are included in understanding, reasoning, enlightening speeches, Quranic verses, narrations, Islamic history, analysis…

The ruling about using ensigns in mourning ceremonies of Imam Hussain (AS)/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about using and carrying ensigns in mourning ceremonies of Imam Hussain (AS). Question: What is the ruling about using ensigns and placing them in the mourning ceremonies of Imam…

What to do if the Torbah of Imam Hussain (AS) becomes unclean? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the duty of a person when he/she finds out that the Torbah (Torbat) of Imam Hussain (AS) has become unclean. Question: What is our duty if the Torbah of Imam Hussain…

The ruling about taking upper body clothes off in mourning ceremonies/the Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered questions about taking upper body clothes off in mourning ceremonies. Question: Is it allowed to beat the chest whilst taking upper body clothes off in mourning ceremonies of Imam Hussain (AS)? The…

The views of 5 Grand Ayatollahs about using drums and cymbals in mourning ceremonies

SHAFAQNA - Five Grand Ayatollahs answered a question about using drums and cymbals in mourning ceremonies. Question: Is it allowed to use drums and cymbals in mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussain (AS)? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: There…

Why we cry for Imam Hussain (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - Regarding Imam Hussain (AS), in fact the human being cries for the oppression of justice and wisdom. If justice wants to come out in a shape, it will be drawn in the most beautiful shape; if wisdom wants to come into a shape, it…

What are the effects of character assassination of a believer?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: If a person says words against a believer and the intention is to portray a bad image of the believer and destroy his/her social reputation, and disgrace him/her, Allah (SWT) will remove…

Mourning ceremonies in apartments which bother neighbours/the Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about mourning ceremonies in apartments which bother neighbours. Question: Living in apartment block, if in one of the apartments, mourning or Dua ceremony is held in a way that it…

Is it appropriate for individuals to call themselves dogs of Ahlul Bait (AS) in mourning ceremonies? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about using inappropriate poems in mourning ceremonies. Question: Those who in their poems or in mourning ceremonies call themselves dogs of Ahlul Bait (AS), is saying such…

Is it appropriate to perform Salaat wearing black for mourning Imam Hussain (AS)/the Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered questions about performing Salaat wearing black for mourning Imam Hussain (AS). Question: What is the ruling about wearing black for mourning Imam Hussain (AS) in the months of Muharram and Safar?…

What kind of eulogy is allowed in gatherings to commemorate Ahlul Bait (AS)? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the duties of eulogists in gatherings to commemorate Ahlul Bait (AS). Question: What kind of eulogy is allowed in gatherings for Ahlul Bait (AS), and what points eulogists…

Is wearing black in two months of Moharram and Safar Mostahab or Makroh? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about wearing black in two months of Moharram and Safar. Question: What is the ruling about wearing black in two months of Moharram and Safar, is it Mostahab (recommended) or Makroh…

Is temporary marriage necessary between the owner of the sperm and the donor of the eggs for in vitro fertilization (IVF)? The Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli answered a question about temporary marriage for IVF. Question: As IVF is used to cure infertility in cases where the wife has no active eggs, the eggs from widowed or divorced women are used. So,…

A condition which makes it permissible working for non-Muslims/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about working for non-Muslims. Question: What is the ruling regarding working for Jews, Christians and other disbelieving sects and being paid by them? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:…

Why the believer needs to prepare the provisions for hereafter?

SHAFAQNA - Wake up from deep sleep and take notice. Know that you are a passenger and have a destination. Your destination is the other world, and you will be taken from this world whether you want it or not. If you prepare provisions for this…

Autopsy of a Muslim for scientific progress/the Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli answered a question about autopsy of a Muslim. Question: If there is no access to non-Muslim corpses, can the corpses of Muslim adult, non-adult and foetus be used for autopsy for tests and scientific…

The ruling about eating giraffe, kangaroo, and penguin meat/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about eating giraffe, kangaroo, and penguin meat. Question: What is the ruling about eating giraffe, kangaroo, and penguin meat? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Avoid eating giraffe…

Why it is difficult to purify the corrupt soul?

SHAFAQNA - Even after repenting, that pure inherent light  and the spiritual purity do not remain with the repentant person. If a page of paper is blackened and it is decided to bring it back to its original shine, of course it cannot be done,…

The way to divide common assets of a couple between inheritors after the death of the husband/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about dividing common assets of a couple between inheritors after the death of the husband. Question: A husband and wife were civil servants and used to spend their money jointly…

Can repentance cause quashing of punishment? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about the effect of repenting on punishments. Question: Some of the accused, after their sentences are announced according to either religious law or criminal law, become regretful and…