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How close ladies with religious excuse can get to holy shrines of Imams (AS)? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the limit which women with religious excuse (in circumstances when ladies are excused from doing some religious duties, like performing Salaat) can get close to holy shrines. Question: How close ladies with religious excuse can get to holy shrines of Imams (AS)? The Grand Ayatollah […]

Why most people fear death?

SHAFAQNA – One day a person asked Imam Jawad (AS): Why most people fear death? Imam (AS) replied: Because people have no information about it, and they panic. And if people knew about death, and tried to become servants of God, and followers and friends of Ahlul Bait (AS), then they would have become happy […]

What to do when Hajj season and university exams coincide? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question when Hajj season and university exams coincide. Question: If a student in Hajj season must take university exam, can he/she delays Wajib Hajj to next year, especially if the exam is vital and very important for him/her? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If he/she is Mostati’a (eligible […]

What did Imam Jawad (AS) say about religion?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Jawad (AS) who said: Religion is glory and knowledge, and it is a treasure. And silence is a light and the highest of asceticism (Zohd) and piety. And nothing like heresy destroys the religion. And nothing like greed destroys the mankind. And because of righteous leaders, the people […]

Can security concerns affect Hajj pilgrimage? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the effects of current security concerns on Hajj pilgrimage. Question: Considering the assumptions about the current insecurities of Hajj trip, can a person be counted as Mostati’a (having the means to go to Hajj pilgrimage) or not? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Whatever has been mentioned […]

Can a Muslim woman work in a non-Muslim hairdressing salon? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about a Muslim woman working in non-Muslim hairdresser. Question: Some hairdressers look for female staff; can a Muslim woman work in such a hairdresser, and groom and make up Muslim and non-Muslim women who appear in front of non-Mahram men without Hijab? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: […]

How can the belief reach the highest levels?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: No servant of Allah (SWT) can complete his/her belief without the following five characteristics. Reliance on God Leaving the affairs to God and total submission to God’s Commands, and being satisfied with God’s Will (being satisfied with allocated destiny) Be patient in […]

Is it easy to go to paradise?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ridha/Reza (AS) who said: Whoever requests paradise from Allah (SWT), but does not tolerate and resist difficulties and problems, has made fun of himself/herself [1]. [1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 75, Page 356.

What is the ruling on fortune-telling? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about fortune-telling. Question: Is there any problem with fortune-telling for us or others? Can we go to fortune-tellers? Is the income from fortune-telling Halal? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: From the point of view of religion, fortune-telling is not credible, and it is not allowed to attain income […]

Is helping people important?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated that when Imam Ali (AS) was the Caliph of the time, sometimes in the heat of summer he used to come out of the government house and sit near the entrance. The guards asked him: O’ Amiral Momeneen, why here and in this heat? You go inside, if any clients […]

Is the mark caused by wound plaster a hindrance to performing Wudhu? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the problem with place of wound plaster for performing Wudhu. Question: Is the mark caused by wound plaster a hindrance to performing Wudhu? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If it prevents water reaching the required parts for performing Wudhu; must be removed. Source: khamenei.ir

Can burial night Salaat be performed for all the believers who are buried on the same day? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about burial night Salaat. Question: Can burial night Salaat (Salaatul Wahshah) be performed with the intention that it is performed for all the believers who are buried on the same day? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: There is no problem with the intention of receiving the reward […]

The main point of Ayah 5 of Surah Nisa

SHAFAQNA – Ismaeil the eldest son of Imam Sadeq (AS) had some money and was informed about a Quraishi man from Medina who wanted to go to Yemen. He decided to give him the money to buy some goods from there. So he consulted his father Imam Sadeq (AS), and Imam (AS) asked him: Does […]

What are the signs of the complete wisdom?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ridha/Reza (AS) who said: The wisdom of no Muslim is complete without having the following ten characteristics. Good/goodness is expected from him/her. No harm is expected from him/her. Considers others smallest good deeds as great. Considers his/her own good deeds as very small. Does not get tired from […]

What is the ruling on performing Salaat in a rented house which the rental agreement has expired? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about performing Salaat in a house which the rental agreement has expired. Question: One of our relatives lives in a house belonging to government, but duration of his official responsibility has ended, and the rental period of the house has also expired. What is the […]

How can believers help each other?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Believers serve each other. Imam (AS) was asked: How do they serve each other? Imam Sadeq (AS) replied: They benefit each other [1]. Serving each other does not mean to be the servants of each other; it means that believers by their useful actions […]

The way of keeping in touch with relatives who do not observe Hijab / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about keeping in touch with relatives who do not observe Hijab. Question: My wife’s family does not observe Hijab rules, and in parties ladies wear revealing clothing, and constantly their head scarfs fall off their heads, and non-Mahrams shake hands with each other. In wedding ceremony men […]