Granting a Prayer

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SHAFAQNA- Does Allah (SWT) grant all our prayers? Is it possible that Allah (SWT) does not grant our prayers? How can we become confident that our prayer will be granted? May Allah (SWT) bless you. :Answer  As…

How can the holy Quran help us?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: A person who is (a constant) companion of the Quran is guided by it and his/her deviation from the right path, as well as the blindness of his/her heart will be diminished. Be aware that a person who has the Quran,…

The solution for the boy and the girl who are willing to marry but due to high dowry demanded by the girl’s family the marriage is cancelled

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered questions about high dowry. Question: Is it allowed to demand high dowry in Islam? In your opinion, is there a solution for the girl and the boy who are willing to marry but due…

The rights of the residents of the village from discovered mine within its boundary/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered questions about the rights of the residents of the village from discovered mine within its boundaries. Question: There are many mines in the outskirts of our town. These mines are not…

How to recognize good people?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqer (AS) who said: If you want to know there is good in you or not, look at your heart. If you like those who obey God, and do not like those who commit sins, there is good in you, and God likes you. But…

The ruling about smoking at the place with a “smoking is forbidden” sign/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about smoking at the place with a “smoking is forbidden” sign. Question: In some buses and other vehicles is written “smoking is forbidden”, is smoking allowed in such places? The…

Obligation to perform Hajj by Ayatollah Sistani

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SHAFAQNA- It is clear from the Holy Qur'an and the traditions that performance of Hajj (Pilgrimage) is obligatory on every person who has attained puberty and has the means mentioned below. Hajj is one of the basic principles of Islam; its…

Can the man’s inability to have children be the cause of annulment of the marriage? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the annulment of the marriage due to the man’s inability to have children. Question: Can the man’s inability to have children be the cause of annulment of the marriage? The…

What are the effects of non-Divine rule?

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was asked about the non-Divine rule. The Prophet (PBUH) replied: For non-Divine rule, the start of it, is to take the blame, in the second phase, regret, and the third phase, is the torment of the Day of…

What is the duty of the person who reluctantly has become Christian? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about the duty of the person who reluctantly has become a Christian. Question: Reluctantly I have become Christian but I perform my Salaats, I fast and observe all Islamic matters.…

Is it allowed for clerics to charge for teaching religious matters? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about clerics charging for teaching religious matters. Question: Is it allowed for clerics to charge for teaching religious matters to people? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Despite…

Selling cheque with specified pay date to the third person at lower price/the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about selling cheque with specified pay date to the third person at lower price. Question: Is there any problem in selling cheque with specified pay date to the third person…

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about Fususi Gnosticism.

SHAFAQNA - Question: Considering that some sites published words attributed to you regarding the approval of (Fususi Gnosticism), please express your views about this case. The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Regarding the Islamic belief (Islamic…

The ruling about downloading film, music or internet games without permission/the Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a questions about downloading from internet without permission. Question: Is downloading film, music or game from the internet with assumption that the owners do not agree with it, considered…

A Fatwa by the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi about cursing the person who commits sins openly

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about cursing the person who commits sins openly. Question: Is it allowed to curse the person who commits some sins openly? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: Cursing a believer…

The reality of repenting is to regret the sin; the sinner must not lose hope in God’s mercy/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the real repenting. Question: How does real repenting is achieved? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: The reality of repenting is to regret committing the sin, and therefore it…

The ruling about intruding or looking inside people’s houses without owner’s permission/the Grand Ayatollah Safi’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi issued a Fatwa about intruding and looking inside people’s houses. The Grand Ayatollah Safi: Intruding or looking inside people’s houses without owner’s permission is Haram; whether it is from the…

Correctness of divorce if it transpires that the woman has been pregnant/the Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered a question about the correctness of divorce if it transpires that the woman has been pregnant. Question: I am a woman and my husband divorced me when there was no sign of pregnancy, and after…

Taking medicines mixed with some alcohol/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about taking medicines mixed with some alcohol. Question: Is it allowed to take medicines mixed with some alcohol (for example 10%)? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: It is not allowed;…

The ruling about buying and selling misleading books/The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about buying and selling misleading books. Question: What is the ruling about buying and selling misleading books? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Buying and selling misleading…

The ruling about the person who joins the Satanism sect/the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about the person who joins the Satanism (Satanist) sect. Question: What is the ruling about the person who joins the Satanism sect? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: These are…

What is the biggest suffering for rich and powerful?

SHAFAQNA - The ups and downs of the world pass quickly and all of us will be shattered under the wheels of the time. What I have noticed when studied the conditions of various sections of the society, lead me to this conclusion that the rich…

Is jumping the queue allowed? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about jumping the queue. Question: Is it allowed to move in front of people who have been waiting longer in a queue in a bakery? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: It is not…

Feeding children in day nursery in non-Islamic country/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about feeding children in day nursery in non-Islamic country. Question: I live in France and have a two year old son who goes to a day nursery and eats lunch there. From the start…

The sale and the use of genetically modified (GM) foods/the Grand Ayatollah Sharoodi’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered questions about the sale and the use of genetically modified (GM) foods. Question: What is the ruling about using GM foods which are directly or indirectly from genetically modified plants…

Is repentance by an apostate acceptable? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered questions about repentance by an apostate. Question: Is repentance by an apostate acceptable or not? Is the religious punishment for such a person cease to be valid? The Grand…

What is futile regret?

SHAFAQNA - However long you live in this world, but the end is death. It is said to him do not enter this alley, it is dead end, but the stubborn goes, it is also dark, his forehead hits the wall. The world is also a cul-de-sac, at the end our…

What are the benefits of having good behaviour?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: The one who has good behaviour, God will grant him the position of the one who is fasting and stays up all night (to worship God) [1]. In this regard, Imam Ali (AS) said: The…