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What is the main point of Ayah 88 of Surah Al-Qasas

SHAFAQNA – Harith ibn Moqayrah narrated: I asked Imam Sadeq (AS) about the meaning of Ayah 88 of Surah Al-Qasas saying: “Do not call out to any others except Allah (SWT), for there is no God except Allah (SWT). Everything will perish except God’s face; that is the judgment and to God you shall all […]

Which sins destroy blessings?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: The sins which change blessings are: violating people’s rights, abandoning good habits and deeds, not appreciating Divine Blessings and abandoning giving thanks (to God for Divine Blessings). Because Allah (SWT) said: “God does not change the fate/destiny of any nation unless they change their […]

What is the ruling if a man does not know, or is in doubt, or forgets that the ring and jewellery he is wearing are made of gold? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: If a man does not know or is in doubt that his ring is made of gold and performs Salaat with it, and then realizes that it was made of gold, his Salaat is correct. If a man forgets that his ring or necklace is made of gold and […]

What is the effect of avoiding overeating?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: My brother Isa/Jesus (AS) was travelling through a town and saw a man and woman shouting at each other. He asked them: Why are you shouting? That man replied: O’ the Prophet of God, this is my wife, and has no faults, […]

What is the highest rank for a believer?

SHAFAQNA – The highest rank and best prosperity for a believer is to be “similar to the source”; similar to Allah (SWT). We interpret this as the human being to be Godly. God has a nature and characteristics, and when it is said Godly; it refers to characteristics. A person is Godly in action, and […]

What if due to large crowd men’s congregational prayer lines are formed next to women’s lines? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about joining of congregational prayers lines. Question: What is the ruling if in congregational prayers due to large crowd, men’s lines are joined from prayer leader (Imam) and then with distance from curtain, women can join, and then with distance from curtain, men join the […]

Is constant soul-searching necessary?

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ people, prosperous is the one who by finding faults of his/her own soul avoids finding faults with others. And how prosperous is the one who pays attention to his/her own house and family, and eats Halal food, and is obeying God, and cries at own mistakes, and is […]

What is proper wisdom?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Wisdom and intellect has been divided into three parts and a person who has all parts, his/her wisdom is complete; and the one who does not have these, has no wisdom: Proper and appropriate knowledge and recognition of Allah (SWT), proper and […]

Is it allowed to take medicines made of placenta? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about taking medicines made of placenta. Question: Considering that currently many of the cosmetics and some medicines are made of placenta; what is the ruling on using and taking them? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: It is Najis (unclean); therefore, taking medicines made of it except […]

What is the ruling on shaking hands between non-Mahram relations? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about shaking hands with non-Mahram relations. Question: What is the ruling on shaking hands with non-Mahram woman if avoiding it lead to uneasy situation and break up of family connection, or cause parent’s objection? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: Shaking hands with non-Mahram is not allowed, and […]

What is the ruling on downloading films and music without permission from the owners? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered questions about downloading music and films without permission from owners. Question: Is downloading film, music, or games from internet with the assumption that the owners are not satisfied, considered as the right of people? Does it matter if the owner is Muslim or non-Muslim? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz: […]

What are the indicators of a true Islamic society?

SHAFAQNA – One of the companions of Imam Sadeq (AS) asked him about the rights of a believer on another believer. Imam Sadeq (AS) replied: 1) The easiest right is that whatever you want for yourself, want that thing for your believing brother, and whatever you consider bad for yourself, consider bad for others. 2) […]