Why it is important to enjoy prayers?

SHAFAQNA - Human's soul is very delicate and shows reaction quickly. If human being for a purpose, exerts pressure on his/her own soul, a reaction which is typical of the soul of the human, i.e., escape and evasion, takes place. For example…

What types of sins are punished in this world?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: There are three sins which attract (Divine) punishment in this world and will not be delayed until the hereafter: Unkind behaviour towards parents, oppressing and coercing…

How to plan daily life?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Kazim (AS) who said: Try to divide your daily life into four parts: A part for prayers to God; a part for earning livelihood; a part for socialising with brothers and trusted individuals who make you understand…

Why it is necessary to avoid some types of music?

SHAFAQNA - Abu Baseer who was a close companion of Imam Sadeq (AS) has narrated that he was with Imam Sadeq (AS) when a man came to Imam (AS) and asked: O' the son of the Prophet (PBUH), I have a neighbour who hires music players and singers…

Why in some houses prayers may not be accepted?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: The house in which Haram music and singing are played, is not immune from painful calamities, and prayers are not accepted in that house, and angels do not enter that house [1]. [1]…

Why aiming for the world is not wise?

SHAFAQNA - The one who is looking for the right path must know that it has been narrated: "Those people of the world who aim for this world are among the fools; meaning they are committing foolish act and they are moving against wisdom, logic,…

What are the roots of lying?

SHAFAQNA - Usually those who lie, do so for two reasons: Either for the sake of attracting the benefits or to ward off the losses; these are the roots of lying. A person lies when there is a fear of losing benefits or profits; for example for…

The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer to a question about performing Salaat in the inherited property before dividing the inheritance

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about performing Salaat in the inherited property before dividing the inheritance. Question: What is the ruling about performing Salaat by inheritors and others in the inherited…

When can a human being be relieved?

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SHAFAQNA - At the time of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH), an ill woman passed away and people said she was relieved from this world. Belal also came to the Prophet (PBUH) and said: That woman passed away and she is now relieved. The Prophet (PBUH)…

What can hatred do to a person?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hassan Askari (AS) who said: The least comfortable person is the hateful one [1]. According to Islamic teachings, a believer cannot be hateful. Most bad characteristics such as, backbiting, lying, false accusation,…

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer to a question about the allowed make up for women outside the house

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the allowed limit of make up for women outside the house. Question: What is the limit of make up for a woman outside the house? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Make up at any…

Are the words of the infallibles Divine Proof?

SHAFAQNA - We have studied that the words of the infallible is the (Divine) proof whether the infallible is Imam or Prophet or none of them. The basis is the authority and the infallibility. If a person is totally immune from the influence of…

Is fulfilling one’s obligation part of the religion?

SHAFAQNA - According to Islam, the principles of morality are very important and are considered as part of the religion and the sign of wisdom. Therefore, the one, who does not commit to morality, is neither religious nor wise; it must be said…

How can unity and social order happen in Islamic Society?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Lady Fatima Zahra (AS) who said: Following Ahlul Bait (AS) has been made by God as the cause of unity and social order in the Islamic society and our (Ahlul Bait AS)) leadership is the factor for unity and protection…

What will happen to unreliable people?

SHAFAQNA - If a person makes a promise but then breaks it with unjustified excuses is untrustworthy and such a person cannot be reliable friend or relation. It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Do not rely on someone who is not faithful…

What did Lady Fatima Zahra (AS) say about Welayat?

SHAFAQNA - Based on Divine Responsibility and religious duty, Lady Fatima Zahra (AS) defended the very important issue of Welayat. Her defence of Welayat was not due to tribal bias nor for the sake of the world nor for personal or family gains…

The rules of kinship of the foster child who is breastfed by the foster mother/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the kinship of the foster child who is breastfed by the foster mother. Question: If a foster child is breastfed by the foster mother for one week continuously, who becomes Mahram…

What are the effects of having close ties with family and relatives?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Having close ties with family and blood relations brings kindness and degrades the enemy [1]. Imam Sadeq (AS) also said: Keeping close ties with family and blood relations causes good morality,…

Is keeping close ties with family and blood relations emphasized in Islam?

SHAFAQNA - Keeping close ties with family and blood relatives is much emphasized in Islam and this good deed will satisfy the emotional needs of the human being. Allah (SWT) emphasized this important issue in Ayahs 19-21 of Surah Al-Ra’ad:…

Custody of a healthy child by a mother who has AIDS/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about custody of a healthy child by a mother who has AIDS. Question: What is the ruling about the custody of a healthy child by a mother who has AIDS and the first breast feeding? The…

What are the characteristics recommended for believers by Imam Sadeq (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: It is appropriate for believers to have 8 characteristics. Be patient at the time of calamity Give thanks (to God) at the time of comfort and security Be content with Divine Sustenance Do…

What are Divine Commands for inviting people to the right path?

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 125 of Surah Al-Nahl, Allah (SWT) sent down Divine Commands to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) to be used for inviting people to the right path: "Invite to the way of Allah (SWT) with wisdom, beautiful preaching and discuss with…

The ruling about begging/The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani answered a question about begging without being poor. Question: A beggar who collects a lot of money, is he/she committing Haram act or not? And also is he/she the owner of the (collected) money? The…

What is the connection between apology and intercession?

SHAFAQNA - According to Islam, accepting others apologies is very useful because based on the principle of compassion; be compassionate so you can be compensated by Divine Mercy. Imam Ali (AS) recommended to his son Mohammad Hanafiyeh: Accept…

What is the covenant between God and the human being?

SHAFAQNA - Basically, religion is nothing but accepting the covenant and being bound by it because the most important covenant that the human being accepts, is the one with God. In Ayahs 60 and 61 of Surah Ya-Sin the covenant between God and…

Wealth or position?

SHAFAQNA - Wealth is a tool which is utilised to get to the unjust position and status. Human beings sacrifice wealth to get to a position and the position is preferred to wealth. Therefore, wealth can be used as a tool for misguiding and dominating…

The ruling about helping satellite channels financially for spreading Islamic education/The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about giving financial help to satellite channels. Question: Is it allowed to give financial help to satellite channels to spread Islamic education? The Grand Ayatollah…

What did Prophet of Islam (PBUH) say about eating?

SHAFAQNA - Human being must take care about eating, making sure the food is Halal and clean and suitable for individual health. Eating too much and waste must be avoided because the basis of healthiness is the observance of eating the right…