Is it allowed to talk behind the well-known corrupt person? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about talking behind the well-known corrupt person. Question: Is it allowed to talk behind the well-known corrupt person? What is the criterion for the well-known corrupt person? The…

The way to restore righteousness of the person who has committed a sin / the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about restoring righteousness (the quality of morally justifiable) of the person who has committed a sin. Question: Whenever a person has committed one of the two cases of…

Why is it necessary to be satisfied with Divine Sustenance?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Be satisfied with what Allah (SWT) has allocated for you, and do no look at what others have, do not lose your heart to them, and do not wish to have those. Do not wish for things which…

What are the effects of being disowned by parents?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) went to see a young man who was dying. The Prophet (PBUH) told the young man to repeat: There is no God but Allah (SWT), but that young man was unable to say a word. The Prophet (PBUH)…

Can an AIDS sufferer marry a healthy person? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the marriage between an AIDS sufferer and a healthy person. Question: Can an AIDS sufferer marry a healthy person? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Yes, but cannot deceive the…

Concealing the truth at the time of Nikah / the Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about concealing the truth at the time of Nikah. Question: Ten years ago, despite having a wife, my husband said he was single, and after our Nikah, he divorced his first wife; and…

Is prayer accepted without any action?

SHAFAQNA - A companion of Imam Sadeq (AS) came to see him and asked from Imam (AS) to pray for him by saying: O' the son of the Prophet (PBUH), request from Allah (SWT) for me to have a comfortable and prosperous life. Imam Sadeq (AS) replied:…

Receiving payment for performing Salaat for dead / the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about receiving payment for performing Salaat on the body of the dead person. Question: Is it allowed to receive payment for performing Salaat on the body of the dead person? The…

In what condition the doctor can hide patient’s physical condition? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about hiding patient’s condition by doctor. Question: In what condition the doctor is allowed to hide the physical condition of the patient and lie to the patient? The…

Which types of sins are swiftly dealt with in this world?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: There are three sins which Allah (SWT) do punish swiftly in this world and they will not be deferred to the hereafter. To be disowned by father and mother. Oppression…

Can a person leave all his wealth to the step child and not the other inheritors? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about a person leaving his wealth only to the step child and not to the other inheritors. Question: If a person has a step child and leaves all the wealth to the step child…

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa regarding the father who waives his guardianship of his daughter at the time of her marriage

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani issued a Fatwa about the father who waives his guardianship of his own daughter at the time of her marriage. The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: When the father waives his guardianship of his own daughter and…

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers to questions about respecting father and mother

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about respecting father and mother. Question: What is the ruling about the son who does not greet (say Salaam to) his father? How about if the son greets the father but the father…

Khoms on deposit for rented house / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about Khoms on deposit for rented house. Question: It is usual to pay a deposit for renting a house, if this money is from the earnings, and remains with the landlord; must the Khoms…

What kinds of people will be deprived of Divine Favour on the Day of Judgement?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Allah (SWT) will deprive Divine Favour from two kinds of people; the one who cuts relations (with close family and relatives); and the bad neighbour (who torments other neighbours)…

Can the father give his right of the custody to the mother? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi  Zanjani answered a question about the right of the custody. Question: Can the father waive his right of the custody and give it to the mother? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: The right of custody…

Can a Mosque be built in a place where it used to be a cemetery? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about building a Mosque in a place where it used to be a cemetery. Question: Can a Mosque be built in a place where it used to be a cemetery? What is the ruling if there are…

Socializing with unbelievers / the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about socializing with unbleievers. Question: What is the ruling about socializing and having connection with unbelievers? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Avoid non-essential…

The ruling about gold jewellery for men / the Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about the use of gold jewellery for men. Question: What is the ruling about the use of chain, ring, and engagement ring which are made from gold for men? The Grand Ayatollah Safi:…

The ruling about things bought for his son’s family the by father in law who does not pay Khoms / the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about items/properties bought for his son’s family by the father in law who does not pay Khoms. Question: What is the ruling about things/properties bought for his son’s family…

Questions about the behaviour of engaged couples during engagement period / the Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered questions about the correct behaviour during engagement period. Question: Two young persons are engaged but due to long distance between the two countries, the Nikah ceremony has not been…

Questions about socializing with non-Muslims / The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about socializing with non-Muslims. Question: Is it possible to give financial or spiritual help to non-Muslims? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: There is no problem with helping. Question:…

Can the presents given during engagement period be taken back? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about taking back presents given during engagement period. Question: A man and a woman are engaged, and have exchanged presents during engagement period, but after a while the engagement…

Is eyebrow transplant allowed for women? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about eyebrow transplantation for women. Question: Is eyebrow transplant allowed for women or not? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: If there is no hair growth by having eyebrow transplantation,…

How should a man and his fiancée behave during engagement period? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about how a man and his fiancée must behave during engagement period. Question: How should a man and his fiancée behave, should he fulfil all her requests? The Grand Ayatollah Safi:…

The ruling about filming covertly by the reporter for news / the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about filming covertly by the reporter for news. Question: Is the reporter allowed to disguise himself in order not to be recognised for news production or film covertly…

The authenticity of amulets / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about the authenticity of amulets (Duas). Question: What is the ruling about the writers of amulets who claim they are narrated in old books of amulets (Duas)? And are these amulets…

Questions about nail varnish and hair colour / the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about nail varnish and hair colour. Question: Is it correct to use vanish for toes? What is the ruling about performing Wudhu, and for going out of the house without socks? The…