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)…

Using Zakat al-Fitr for cultural groups in Mosques/the Grand Ayatollah Vahid’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani answered a question about using Zakat al-Fitr for cultural groups in Mosques. Question: Can the collected Zakat al-Fitr be used for the expenses of cultural and artistic groups in Mosques (to…

The condition in which the guest’s Zakat al-Fitr is paid by the host/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the condition in which the guest’s Zakat al-Fitr is paid by the host. Question: If in the last night of the month of Ramadhan, a guest is suddenly arrived, is the host responsible…

Can the father pay Zakat al-Fitr to his poor child? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the payment of Zakat al Fitr to the poor child by the father. Question: Can the father pay Zakat al-Fitr to his child who is student and needy? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:…

The duty of a fasting person with continuous bleeding gum/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the duty of a person whose gum bleeds continuously. Question: What is the duty of a fasting person with continuous bleeding gum? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: If in sleep…

Person knows that nocturnal emission will happen if sleeps before dawn in the month of Ramadhan/the Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered questions about the situation in the month of Ramadhan when a person knows that if falls sleep, nocturnal emission will happen. Question: One hour is left to dawn’s call to prayer (Adhan), and…

Drinking water by pilot and cabin crew to maintain the balance in the month of Ramadhan/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about drinking water by pilot and cabin crew to maintain their balance during the month of Ramadhan. Question: If the plane is flying in high altitude and for long distance of about…

Fasting person anaesthetized for operation/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about a fasting person who is anaesthetized for operation. Question: A person who is fasting is anaesthetized for operation, is his fast is correct or must he eat? The Grand Ayatollah…

Eating Sahari after dawn due to error of eyes/the Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered a question about eating Sahari after dawn due to error of eyes. Question: If by error of eyes a person imagined 5 o'clock as 4 o'clock and started eating Sahari and then realised…

Remaining in Janabah but fasting/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about remaining in Janabah and fasting. Question: A person who does not know that remaining in Janabah voids fasting, is fasting, how is his fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani:…

Is there a separate Laylatul Qadr for every country? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about Laylatul Qadr. Question: Considering that the date of Laylatul Qadr in Iran and other countries are not the same, is the real night in Iran or other countries? The Grand…

What is the main duty of those waiting for the appearance of Imam Mahdi (AJ)

SHAFAQNA - We are all waiting for the appearance (of Imam Mahdi (AJ)), and must do our best in the way of this waiting. Waiting for the appearance, is waiting for the power of Islam, and we must try for the power of Islam to materialize in the…

Ejaculation by looking at erotic scene whilst fasting/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about ejaculation by looking at erotic scene. Question: A person whilst fasting has looked at erotic scene and ejaculated, does this act make fasting void? The Grand Ayatollah…

Getting rid of sputum at the time of performing Salaat whilst fasting/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the duty of a person who is fasting when sputum enters his mouth whilst performing Salaat. Question: What is the duty of a person who is fasting and performing Salaat…

Breaking fast for supposing the monthly period started/The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about breaking fast for supposing the monthly period started. Question: If a woman breaks her fast supposing she is having her monthly period but later on finds out she was…

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about fasting and educational problems.

SHAFAQNA -The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about fasting and education. Question: Can a person who has an important exam, not to fast so that he/she is able to take the exam well? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Continuing…

Doubt of pregnant woman if fasting is harmful to the foetus/The Grand Ayatollah Khamenie’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the doubt of pregnant woman if fasting his harmful to the foetus. Question: Is fasting Wajeb for a pregnant woman who does not know if fasting is harmful to her foetus or not? The…

The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer to a question about swimming whilst fasting

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about swimming whilst fasting. Question: Is it possible to swim in the month of Ramadhan whilst fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz: There is no problem to swim but do not sink…

The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer to a question about chewing gums and fasting

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about chewing a chewing gum whilst fasting. Question: What is the ruling about chewing a chewing gum whilst fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Safi: If it (chewing gum) has no flavour to…

Fasting and brushing teeth: The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about brushing teeth whilst fasting. Question:  Is it allowed to brush teeth whilst fasting? What is the ruling if the wet tooth brush touching saliva used again to clean…

Fasting and brushing teeth: The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about brushing teeth when fasting. Question: Can washing mouth and teeth with brush and paste, void fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Brushing teeth in the month of Ramadhan…

The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer to a question about correctness of fasting by wrongly attributing narrations to Imams (AS)

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about attributing a narration from one Imam (AS) to another (AS) by mistake whilst fasting. Question: If a person who is fasting, intentionally or unintentionally attributes…

The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer to a question about diving and fasting

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about diving and fasting. Question: Please explain the ruling about fasting for those individuals whose job is diving in deep waters. The Grand Ayatollah Safi: According to Wajeb…

What is the first Divine Torment?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Whenever Allah (SWT) wants to remove a blessing from the servant of God, the first thing that is taken away from him/her is his/her wisdom [1]. [1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 1, Page 245.