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What is the ruling on allowing sounds from gatherings of Qadr nights to come out of Mosque’s external loudspeakers? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about sound coming out of the Mosque’s external loudspeakers during Qadr nights. Question: What is the ruling on allowing sounds from gatherings of Qadr nights to come out of Mosque’s external loudspeakers? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: The Mosque’s loudspeakers must not bother the neighbours. Therefore, turn […]

Can chewing flavourless gums and brushing teeth invalidate fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered a question about chewing flavourless gums while fasting. Question: Can chewing flavourless gums and brushing teeth invalidate fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani: They do not invalidate fasting by making sure that nothing except saliva enters the stomach from the throat. Source: PERSIAN SHAFAQNA

How can human salvation happen?

SHAFAQNA – One of the most important conditions for individual and social success as well as the advancement of the human society is to avoid sins. The human being’s heart gets dark/black gradually by committing sins and Divine Light is taken away from it. It is narrated from the sixth Shia Imam, Ja’afar Al-Sadeq (AS) […]

Can those with religious excuses place the holy Quran on the head in Laylatul Qadr? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about placing the Quran on the head for people with religious excuses. Question: What is the ruling on placing the Quran on the head for people with religious excuses (menstruating or Janabah)? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: There is no problem for these individuals to place the […]

What kind of religious practices can be done for menstruating women in Laylatul Qadr? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about religious practices in Laylatul Qadr for menstruating women. Question: What kind of religious practices a menstruating woman can do in Laylatul Qadr? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: There is no difference between a clean woman and a menstruating woman who has done all the necessary actions […]

How to avoid becoming a hypocrite?

SHAFAQNA – The first Shia Imam, Ali Ibn Abitaleb (AS) said: Do not be of those who preach a lot but are not prepared to accept preaching from others, talk a lot but are low action persons, make a lot of effort for this perishable world but are neglectful of the hereafter [1]. [1] Nahjul […]

How can a girl who has newly reached the age of adulthood to know that fasting is harmful for her or not? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about fasting for girls who newly reached the age of adulthood. Question: The necessity of fasting for a girl who newly reached the age of adulthood; is it up to her or her guardian to recognize this? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: As long as the […]

Can endoscopy be done during fasting time? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about doing endoscopy during fasting time. Question: During endoscopy an instrument is entered the stomach to take photos without anything entering the stomach. Can this invalidate fasting or not? The Grand Ayatollah Safi: According to precaution, there is a problem for the fasting person. Source: PERSIAN […]

Can blood transfusion or giving blood invalidate fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered questions about blood transfusion and giving blood. Question: Can blood transfusion (injecting blood to a fasting person) invalidate fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Safi: It does not invalidate the fast. Question: What is the ruling if in the holy Month of Ramadhan 5 CC of blood is taken (from […]

What is the ruling on performing prayers and fasting for a person who suffers from severe forgetfulness? The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani answered a question about severe forgetfulness and religious duties. Question: If a person suffers from severe forgetfulness; is he/she obliged to perform Salaat/Salaah and fast? The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani: Whenever such a person cannot distinguish the times of Salaat and fasting and if he/she forgets after being reminded; fasting […]

International human rights experts: Police killings of Black Americans amount to crimes against humanity

SHAFAQNA – In a devastating report running to 188 pages, human rights experts from 11 countries hold the US accountable for what they say is a long history of violations of international law that rise in some cases to the level of crimes against humanity. They point to “police murders” as well as “severe deprivation of […]

Can using respiratory spray invalidate fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about using respiratory spray while fasting. Question: Can using respiratory spray inside the mouth and the nose for opening respiratory tracts, invalidate fasting or not? The Grand Ayatollah Safi: According to the assumption of the question, if it must be used during the day, there is […]

What is the ruling on using nasal drop while fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about using nasal drop while fasting. Question: What is the ruling on using nasal drop that is used for treatment and opening of respiratory tract which sometimes certainly enters the throat? The Grand Ayatollah Safi: If it enters the throat, the fasting is invalidated. Source: PERSIAN […]

Can the fasting person have injections and drips? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about having injections and drips whilst fasting. Question: Can the fasting person receive injections or drips during the Blessed Month of Ramadhan? The Grand Ayatollah Safi: The Mostahab precaution is to avoid injections and drips; and if they are needed and the person receives the injection, […]

What is the ruling on unintentional ejaculation whilst fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered a question about unintentional ejaculation when fasting. Question: If by watching a provocative film, ejaculation happens unintentionally; what is the ruling on fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani: Watching a film by choice which results in ejaculation, invalidates the fast; it has Qadha and also Kaffarah (must […]

UNHCR: In the last decade weather-related crises caused more displacement than conflict and violence

SHAFAQNA – Coinciding with Earth Day on Thursday 22 April, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, published data showing how disasters linked to climate change likely worsen poverty, hunger and access to natural resources, stoking instability and violence. “From Afghanistan to Central America, droughts, flooding, and other extreme weather events are hitting those least equipped […]

What is the ruling on preparing food for those who do not fast during Ramadhan? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about preparing food for those who do not fast in Ramadhan. Question: A person works in the canteen of a factory; what is the ruling on preparing food for those who do not fast (unintentionally or intentionally) for this person? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Generally, if […]

On ‘International Mother Earth Day’ UN’s Secretary General said: “We Must End Our War On Nature And Nurse It Back To Health”

SHAFAQNA – UN’s Chief has called for commitment to restoring the planet, and to making peace with nature, in his message to mark International Mother Earth Day, celebrated annually on 22 April. “We heedlessly plunder the Earth’s resources, deplete its wildlife and treat air, land and seas as dumping grounds. Crucial ecosystems and food chains […]