What is the ruling on doing crosswords for the sake of the prize? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about doing crosswords. Question: What is the ruling on doing crosswords for the sake of attaining the prize? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:There is no problem. Source: kha…

What is the source of mental pressure?

SHAFAQNA - Attachment to this world, whether it is due to worldly tools or worldly enjoyments or wanting to live in this world, is the seed of all sedition, as well as the origin and basis for all misfortunes (in life). Love of the world is…

How to confront sedition?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: After me, sedition like pieces of dark night will cover my Ummah (Islamic nation); in a way that due to them, the person will be believer at night and disbeliever in the day.…

What is the consequence of falsehood?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Truth is heavy and bitter and untruth/falsehood is light and sweet; and perhaps it is a false desire and will not last for an hour or so, but it will cause endless sorrow and…

How important is the right of the believer in Islam?

SHAFAQNA - Aban ibn Taqlib narrated: I was performing Tawaf (going around the Ka’aba) with Imam Sadeq (AS). A companion of mine came in front of me and wanted me to go with him to sort out a situation for him. I thought to myself it is not…

Did Imam Ali (AS) help his family in their daily shopping?

SHAFAQNA - One day Imam Ali (AS) bought meat and put it in the shopping basket and was going towards his house. In the middle of the way, a person approached him and said: Let me carry your bag for you. Imam Ali (AS) said: No, it is more appropriate…

Does the world deceive the human being?

SHAFAQNA - We cannot deny that the world’s manifestations are on display, but we do not accept this idea that they take away the free will of the human beings and make them to fall in love unwillingly. The problem is that because the world…

What is the method of domination by Satan?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: One day Prophet Moses (AS) was sitting down, and Iblis who was wearing colourful clothing came to him. Moses (AS) asked: What are these colourful clothing you are wearing?…

What is the common message of all the prophets of God to the human beings?

SHAFAQNA - The prophets say to each misled individual among the human beings that: You want an important thing but do not know what it is? Now that you want something that is in your nature/soul but that thing is “Absolute Being” and not…

It is appropriate for women to avoid make up at the time of commemorating martyrdom of infallible Imams (AS) / the Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about ladies make up in special times. Question: Is it allowed for ladies to pluck Eyebrow and have heavy make up only for their husbands at times like Muharram especially…

What are the signs of a humane society?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Have close contact with each other, and be kind to each other, and do good for each other. And be helpful brethren to each other, as Allah (SWT) has ordered you to do so [1]. [1] Alkafi,…

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa about people who live in non-Islamic countries and cannot find Halal meat

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about not being able to find Halal meat in non-Islamic countries. Question: I live in an area in England where there is no Halal meat and butcher available. In your opinion, can I…

What are the effects of controlling diet and tongue?

SHAFAQNA - In a Divine Narration, Allah (SWT) revealed to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH): O’ Ahmad, If God’s servant controls his/her diet (eats just enough) and protects his/her tongue, I will teach them wisdom. If he/she is a disbeliever…

Can a woman who does not get pregnant use another person’s eggs? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about women who cannot get pregnant and need eggs from other persons. Question: Is it allowed for a woman who does not get pregnant, use other person’s eggs under doctor’s supervision? The…

What is connection between arrogance and hypocrisy?

SHAFAQNA - You see the person who if it is night time and everywhere quiet, is ready to buy bread and take it home, (or) when traveling to a place where no one knows him, is ready to put the suitcase on his back and run. These are the issues…

Can the human being be affected by non-human forces?

SHAFAQNA - If animal forces such as intense desires and rage/anger rule the human being, he/she can never have a constructive role for others. Therefore, we see in narrations that educating someone at the time of rage has been prohibited. Meaning…

When will the doors of repentance close to the human being?

SHAFAQNA - It has been narrated that: When the time comes for a servant of God to die and all the veils are removed from his/her eyes and becomes certain about death, he/she starts crying and begging the angel of death to give him one more day…

How should children be educated?

SHAFAQNA - One day a group of children were playing and the prophet of Islam (PBUH) who was passing that area saw them and wanted to remind the adults who were with him about their role in educating the children. The Prophet (PBUH) said: Woe…

Can Qadha Salaat be performed by a few people for a person who is passed away? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about Qadha Salaat for a person who is passed away. Question: Can Qadha Salaat for a person who is passed away be performed by a few people, for example one to perform Dhuhr Salaat,…

Which sin creates calamity for the human being?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqir (AS) who said: Verily, Allah (SWT) has allocated locks for bad deeds and the key to those locks is wine (drinking Alcohol) and lying is worse than wine [1]. In another narration, Imam Baqir (AS) said:…

What is the ruling on boys and girls sitting next to each other in a classroom? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about boys and girls sitting next to each other in a classroom. Question: What is the ruling on boys and girls sit next to each other in a classroom? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani:…

Which sins inflict intense regret?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: The sins which inflict intense regret are: Unjust murder; where God has declared it as Haram. Cutting connection with family and close relatives and friends. Abandoning Salaat…

How do rational people manage their lives?

SHAFAQNA - A rational person collects books and subject matters which are needed, and classifies and studies them regularly, and then summarize them, and notes down the summaries and memorizes them, and then proceed to next subject. Such a person…

Must a woman wear Hijab when reciting Dua alone? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about Hijab for women when reciting Dua alone. Question: Must a woman wear Hijab at the time of reciting Dua; I mean Ziarat and Dua which we send greetings (Salaam) to infallibles,…

How can the human being live without God?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain (AS) was asked: How did you spend your night till morning? Imam (AS) replied: I made it to morning whilst I see God observing me from above, and I have the hellfire in front of me, and death is calling me, and Divine…

Are women allowed to wear colourful shoes or scarfs?

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about women wearing colourful shoes and scarfs. Question: I am a young girl and wanted to ask what the ruling about wearing colourful shoes or scarfs is? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:…

Why one should not be envious about those who get to high positions by deceiving others?

SHAFAQNA - One must never be envious of the person who reaches high positions by play-acting. Because such a person has managed to deceive some people by lying and hypocrisy, and has managed to attract people’s attentions and made them to…

Is Khoms payable for pocket money? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about pocket money and Khoms. Question: I am student and my father gives me pocket money every week, and I save them in a bank account; must I pay Khoms? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:…