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What is the connection between silence and fasting?

SHAFAQNA – In a detailed narration, Imam Sadeq (AS) explained about the truth and limits of the complete fasting: Without doubt fasting is not just to avoid eating and drinking and there is a condition for it which only by observing that condition fasting becomes complete. And that condition is the silence which comes from […]

Is it true that if a fasting person gets thirsty, can drink water and the fast is correct? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about fasting and drinking water. Question: Is this true that when a fasting person is thirsty, can drink water to the necessary amount and the fast is correct? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: By drinking even a drop of water, fast becomes void (Batel), and the […]

Can a convert to Islam whose parents are not Muslims lead congregational prayers? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Hakim answered a question about leading congregational prayers by a convert to Islam. Question: I am from West, and have converted to Islam, my parents are not Muslims, and I was born as a result of illegitimate relationship. Can I lead congregational prayers? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim: If the relationship […]

What is real fasting?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Sadeq (AS) said: You must be humble before God in public or private in appropriate ways, and present your life to God in your fasting, and free your heart from everything for God’s sake, and appoint yourself to fulfill whatever God has commanded. Then after carrying out these deeds completely, you have […]

The main point of Ayah 285 of Surah Al-Baqarah

SHAFAQNA – In the first part of Ayah 285 of Surah Al-Baqarah, Allah (SWT) said: “The Prophet believeth in what hath been revealed to him by God, as do the believers. Each one of them believeth in Allah (SWT), angels, God’s books, and God’s messengers.” Certainty (Yaqeen) is the best thing which God places in […]

What to consider when fasting?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Sadeq (AS) said: Do not oppress each other, and do not be unwise, and do not get annoyed with each other, do not neglect remembering God, and be the companion of silence, forbearance, truth, and stay away from evil doers. And avoid inappropriate sayings, and lies, and accusations, and enmity, and suspicion, […]

Which deeds affect fasting?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Sadeq (AS) said: Adopt humbleness for the sake of God whilst you are fearful and anxious of Divine Punishment, and hopeful and eager for Divine Mercy. And must cleanse your hearts from faults, and purify your souls from tricks. And cleanse the body from uncleanness, and must avoid anything that is not […]

What are different forms of fasting?

SHAFAQNA – Regarding different forms of fasting, Khawjah Abdullah Ansari (RA) said: Fasting is in three forms: 1) fasting of the soul; which relates to shorten the worldly desires, 2) fasting of the wisdom; which is acting opposite the inappropriate desires, 3) fasting of the body which is to avoid eating and drinking and lusts […]

Why is it bad to walk arrogantly?

SHAFAQNA – Basheer narrated: We were with Imam Baqir (AS) in the Mosque when we saw a man passed us. When he was walking, he used to raise his shoulders and move them side to side. Imam Baqir (AS) said: He is arrogant. I said: He is poor. Imam (AS) repeated: He is arrogant. Therefore, […]

What is the ruling on those who join other religions from Islam? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Saeed Hakim answered questions about joining other religions from Islam. Question: What is your Fatwa regarding those who join other religions from Islam? In your opinion, do they deserve to be punished? If so, what kind of punishment? The Grand Ayatollah Hakim: There is no doubt that they […]

What is the ruling on forgetting to place the animal towards Qiblah at the time of slaughtering it? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about forgetting to place the animal towards Qiblah at the time of slaughtering it. Question: 1) Is the animal Haram if at the time of cutting its head, the person who is slaughtering it forgets or does not know to place it towards Qiblah? 2) Is the […]

What is Kaffarah?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: One of Kaffarahs (atonement) for big sins is to help the oppressed who is needy and asks for help and also removing discomfort from the distressed who is suffering [1]. Kaffarah is separate from revenge; Kafarrah is like medicine, or like food supplement. A […]

Ablution with water is not possible and ablution with earth or sand is forgotten / the Grand Ayatollah Sobhani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani answered a question about ablution and fasting. Question: (For a person who needs to perform Wajib Qosl); ablution with water (Qosl) is harmful to such a person and he is supposed to perform ablution with earth/sand (Tayammom). If he forgets Tayammom and fasts and performs Salaat; what is his […]

What is the ruling if a person decides to make void the fasting for the day but does not do it? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about a person deciding to make void fasting for the day but does not do it. Question: If a person definitely decides to make void that day’s fasting, but regrets the decision and does not make void the fasting; is the fasting void (Batel)? The […]