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What is the normal distance between the dead body and those who perform the prayer for the deceased? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about Salaatul Mayyit (the prayer for the deceased). Question: What is the maximum permitted distance between the dead body and those who perform the prayer for the deceased? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: To some extent/distance that implies standing up in front of the dead body. Those […]

Are the heaven and the hell in creation now?

SHAFAQNA – The narrator said: I asked Imam Ridha/Reza (AS): O’ the son of the Prophet of Allah (SWT), inform me about the heaven and the hell; are they in creation today? Imam (AS) replied: Yes, because the Prophet (PBUH) entered heaven and saw hell when he was taken to Miraj (place of ascent) in […]

What happens if in the middle of performing Salaat, the Turbah disappears? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about missing Turbah in the middle of performing Salaat. Question: What to do if for any reason at the time of performing Salaat, the Turbah disappears, for example a kid takes it away? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If in the middle of performing Salaat, the item […]

What is the ruling on sleeping late when it is certain that Fajr Salaat will become Qadha? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi answered a question about sleeping late when it is certain that the Fajr Salaat will become Qadha. Question: A person who is certain that if he/she sleeps late at night, his/her Fajr Salaat will become Qadha; is it allowed for him/her to sleep late? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: It […]

How to organize mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussain (AS) during Coronavirus pandemic? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani answered a question about organizing mourning ceremonies (Azadari) for Imam Hussain (AS) during Coronavirus pandemic. Question: What is our duty during Muharramul Haram for organizing mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussain (AS) as well as other occasions for Ahlul Bait (AS) amid Coronavirus pandemic? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid: Ceremonies […]

What is the ruling if Mahr is not determined during Nikah? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about Islamic dowry (Mahr) during permanent marriage ceremony (Nikah). Question: What is the ruling for Nikah if in permanent marriage Mahr is not determined? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: It is not Wajib to determine Mahr during permanent marriage (Nikah), and without it, Nikah is correct; […]

What will God do to the world-loving scholars?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: When Allah (SWT) grants knowledge to any person and that knowledge increase the love of the world for such a person, day by day that person will get away from God and the Divine Wrath will increase on that person [1]. […]

How to become a positive influencer?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the first Shia Imam Ali (AS) who said: To attract others attention and become a positive influencer, observe these four practical commitments. Have sincerity (Ikhlas)/be sincere in secret and in open conditions Fear of God in secret and open conditions Moderation in poverty and wealthy conditions Have justice/be just […]

How did Imam Ridha (AS) describe the holy Quran?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated that eighth Shia Imam Ridha/Reza (AS) was asked: What do you say about the holy Quran? Imam Ridha (AS) replied: It is the words/sayings of Allah (SWT), do not transgress it, and do not seek guidance except from the Quran; otherwise you will be misled [1]. It must be noted […]

What is the ruling on selling goods by installments with special formula? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about selling goods by installments. Question: Some people use special formulas to calculate the selling price of goods by installments to customers. Is this kind of sale correct? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: There is no problem if before sale, the prices of goods even by installments […]

Human Rights Watch: The UK is greenlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia again; that’s a travesty

SHAFAQNA – According to Human Rights Watch, on July 7, the United Kingdom announced that it intends to resume approving weapons sales by British companies to Saudi Arabia. Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is choosing to move forward with these sales despite reams of evidence that once weapons are in the Saudi arsenal, there’s […]

What is the ruling on investing in stock exchange companies and the profits gained from their shares? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA -The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about investing in stock exchange. Question: There are people who work in stock exchange, they study the situation of the companies and conclude that the shares of a company will rise and therefore buy its shares and after the shares of that company increase in price, they […]

On the 75th anniversary of testing in the United States that started the nuclear age, dangerous legacy of nuclear weapons testing continues to affect many communities: UN Special Rapporteur on toxics

SHAFAQNA – In an appeal to governments worldwide to get rid of weapons of mass destruction, UN Special Rapporteur on toxics, Baskut Tuncak, said that the Trinity tests in New Mexico on 16 July 1945, were the prelude to “two horrific explosions suffered by the innocent people of Japan”, during the Second World War. They […]

What are the four elements of prosperity in Surah Al-Asr?

SHAFAQNA – In Surah Al-Asr, Allah (SWT) said: “Swear to time (through the ages). Verily mankind is in loss. Except such as have faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of the Truth, and of patience and constancy.” In this Surah, Allah (SWT) mentions four elements of prosperity for the […]

Who will not go to hell?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The one who has six characteristics all the doors of heaven will be opened for such a person as well as all the hell’s doors will be closed. To know/recognize and obey God To know/recognize and disobey Satan To know/recognize the Path of Truth […]

Can God’s Halal and Haram ever be changed?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ the servants of Allah (SWT), beware that the (true) believer is the one who considers God’s Halal as Halal now, and God’s Haram as Haram now; and whatever the people have changed through heresies (innovations), does not make anything from Haram into Halal, because Halal is the same […]

What is the ruling on taking part in stock exchange dealings? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about stock exchange dealings. Question: Generally, what is the ruling on taking part in real and not cyberspace stock exchange dealings? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Buying and selling shares is correct; of course if the dealings of the stock company is Haram like buying and selling […]

Is it necessary to consider fluctuating currency value when paying back debts? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about fluctuating currency values. Question: Do very significant or insignificant fluctuations in money value create/cause obligation? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: Significant increase or decrease create/cause obligation; in other words, if a person owes an amount and after some years wants to pay it back, surely the […]

How to gain rewards for this world and the hereafter?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated that a person asked the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) for practical guidelines in order to gain God’s kindness, people’s kindness, increase in wealth, longevity, and companionship of the Prophet (PBUH) which are considered as the prosperous circumstances in this world and the hereafter. The Prophet (PBUH) replied: If you want […]

25th anniversary of the Bosnian Muslims genocide in Srebrenica

SHAFAQNA – According to euronews, commemorations were held in Bosnia on Saturday (11 July 2020) to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre of Bosnian Muslims — Europe’s worst atrocity since the Second World War and the only one to be declared a genocide. Official commemorations followed by the burial of nine bodies of […]

What does the Quran say about interacting with Ahlul Kitab?

SHAFAQNA – Ahlul Kitab (or people of the book/scripture is an Islamic term which refers to Jews, Christians and Sabians) are introduced into two groups of those who fight Muslims and another who do not fight Muslims. Having relation between the believers and Ahlul Kitab, is inappropriate and Haram and the hellfire is the punishment […]