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What is the ruling on talking behind a person who does not mind others talk behind him? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about backbiting. Question: If a person had told us there is no problem and you can talk behind my back as much as you can; is backbiting in this condition Haram? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Even with the assumption in the question, backbiting is Haram. Question: What […]

What is the ruling on closing eyes at the time of performing Salaat? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about closing eyes when performing Salaat. Question: Is there a problem to close eyes to focus when performing Salaat? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: There is no religious hindrance/restraint for closing eyes in Salaat, although except in non-Roko’a (bowing), it is Makroh. Source: Khamenei.ir

What are the bases of disbelief?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: There are four bases to disbelieve, and they are: Attachment to the world and inappropriate desires Fear of losing the world and not being able to attain financial interests Dissatisfaction with designated Divine destiny and distribution of sustenance Opposing Divine and Humane […]

What will happen to corrupt scholars?

SHAFAQNA – Allah (SWT) revealed to one of the prophets that: Tell those who use their understanding in ways other than the religion and learn knowledge not for acting upon it, they want the world for the sake of it and not for the hereafter. They are among people wearing sheep clothes but their hearts […]

What is the ruling on keeping birds and rooster at home? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about keeping birds and roosters at home. Question: What is the ruling on keeping rooster and birds which sing at home knowing that their sound may bother neighbours, even though the neighbours may not protest? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: there is no problem according to assumptions […]

Which three characteristics destroy the human being?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Hassan (AS) who said: Three characteristics can destroy people: Arrogance, greed, and jealousy. Arrogance causes the destruction of religion, and Iblis was cursed (by God) because of it. Greed is the enemy of the human being, and Adam (AS) exited paradise for that. Jealousy is the origin of […]

What are the effects of constructive criticism?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: How often there are individuals who are deceived from being praised and became corrupted. And how often there are individuals whose faults have been ignored and became selfish [1]. Imam Musa ibn Jaafar (AS) said: Allocate some of your time for socializing with trusted […]

How to have a sweet life?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Kadhim/Kazim (AS) who said: On the Day of Judgment, the caller/crier will say: Rise up all those whose rewards are with God. At this time, only those who have forgiven others and attempted to reconcile between people will rise from their places as their rewards will be with […]

Does arrogant go to paradise?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: Allah (SWT) tests human beings in order that good and bad is recognized from each other, and to repel arrogance and selfishness from them. Therefore, take/learn a lesson from what God did to Iblis; because all the deeds and constant efforts by Iblis disappeared/destroyed. Iblis prayed to God for […]

What is the ruling on watching obscene pictures? The Grand Ayatollah khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about watching obscene pictures. Question: Some youth watch obscene pictures and give false excuses for their action; what is the ruling about it? What is the ruling if seeing these pictures can alleviate desire and is effective in preventing Haram act? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If looking […]

Can one of the partners say I only share the profit and not the loss? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi answered questions about sharing the profit. Question: 1) What is the criterion for sharing profit in a partnership? 2) Can one of the partners say I only share the profit and not the loss? Is this condition usury? The Grand Ayatollah Shahroodi: 1) If there is no specific agreement, […]

What is real freedom?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: there are five characteristics which if one of them is missing in a person; no good can come out from that person. And they are: 1) Loyalty 2) Insight 3) Modesty 4) Good manners, and the fifth which collects the other four in it […]

Does repenting require Qosl (ablution)? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about Qosl for repenting. Question: Does repenting (Tawbah) from sins require Qosl (ablution)? What is the method of this Qosl? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: For repenting from sins, it is Mostahab (recommended) to perform Qosl; but there is no difference between this Qosl and other Qosls, only […]

When will falsehood overpowers the truth?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: Swear to Allah (SWT) that I knew the people of Shaam (currently Damascus; Syria) will gain victory over you. Because they are united in their support of the falsehood (Moawiyeh and his supporters) and you are disunited in support of the truth! You have disobeyed your Imam (Imam Ali […]