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Is boasting bad?

SHAFAQNA – Ahmad ibn Mohammad Al-Byzanty narrated: One day Imam Reza/Ridha (AS) sent a horse for me to ride on it, and went to see Imam (AS), and I was with Imam (AS) until midnight. Then I got ready to depart, and Imam (AS) said: I do not think you can return to Medina at […]

When can power bring prosperity?

SHAFAQNA – If power is in the hands of the complete human being, it can create accomplishment (great achievements). If the power is in the hands of the prophets and Divine Saints can lead to peace/safety and great achievements in the world. And if the power is in the hands of the powerful ones who […]

What is the ruling on buying and selling shares? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about buying and selling shares. Question: Is it allowed to buy and sell shares according to Sharia Laws? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Whenever, the shares relate to existing factories or economic centres, and the quantity of shares and their prices are completely clear/known; then, there is […]

Is patience a virtue or a necessity?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The one, who rides on the vehicle of patience and forbearance, enters the arena/scene of victory [1]. In another narration (Hadith), Imam Ali (AS) said: The key to victory is to have patience and forbearance [2]. Impatient people are infected by sins very easily, […]

What is the ruling on recycling papers containing sacred names? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about recycling papers containing sacred names. Question: What is the religious way of doing away with waste papers containing sacred names? Is there a problem burning them? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: There is no problem to bury them in the soil or turning them into paste, but […]

What is the ruling on buying and selling inappropriate films? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani answered a question about buying and selling inappropriate films. Question: What is the ruling on buying and selling uncensored films? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid: It is Haram if those films are sexually provocative or spread vice and inappropriate acts (Monkarat), or corruption or disbelief (kofr). Source: PERSIAN SHAFAQNA

Can Salaat prevent inappropriate and shameful acts?

SHAFAQNA – In Ayah 45 of Surah Al-Ankabut, Allah (SWT) said: “Establish Salaat, as Salaat prevents/restrains inappropriate and shameful acts.” It can be realized from this Ayah that true Salaat/Namaz can be an obstacle against inappropriate acts. This only happens if Salaat is not just on the tongue, but it is established (Iqamah) in order […]

What is the reward of reciting the holy Quran?

SHAFAQNA – Ali ibn Moqayrah narrated: I went to see Imam Musa Kazim/Kadhim (AS) and said to him: Your father asked your grandfather about reciting the complete Quran every night in Ramadhan. He used to recite the Quran forty times in every Month of Ramadhan. After my father, depending on my time, job, and mood, […]

How to be grateful for Divine Blessings?

SHAFAQNA – The meaning of the word ‘Shokr’ (thanks giving) is, to appreciate; Shokr means appreciation, and that is why Allah (SWT) is called ‘Shakoor’ [the One who appreciates]. So what does Shakoor servant mean? Meaning the servant who God has granted blessings to, appreciates those Divine Blessings. What does appreciation of blessings mean? What […]

The Grand Ayatollah Makarem declared Sunday 24 May 2020 as Eid-ul-Fitr

SHAFAQNA – The office of the Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi announced: With information received by the Grand Ayatollah Makarem from outside and inside Iran about moon sighting, it is now confirmed by His Eminence that today (Sunday 24 May 2020) is Eid, and therefore, the Grand Ayatollah Makarem declared today as Eid. God-Willing Eid is […]

How can prosperity and peace of mind be achieved?

SHAFAQNA – The Prophets of Allah (SWT) have come to show us the ways of leading our lives, and entrance path to a life of prosperity. They have come to make the human beings to realise that carrying out bad acts, inappropriate desires, lying, betrayal, hatred, and selfishness are not the entrance path to prosperity […]

What to do when Zakat Al-Fitrah for bread and rice is mixed in the collection box? The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani answered a question about mixing of Zakat Al-Fitr for rice and bread. Question: What to do when Zakat Al-Fitah based on rice and bread as well for Kaffarah have been dropped into the same Fitriah collection box? The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani: In these cases, use all for providing bread, […]

Imam Ali’s (AS) description of the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: The Quran is a light that does not turn off, it is a light that its luminosity and brightness does not diminish; it is a sea that its depth cannot be understood, it is a path that its passenger does not go astray, it is a flame that its […]