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Chewing gum during the fast

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SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Sistani has answered some questions about chewing gum during the fast. Recently, a misquoted version of this fatwa was turned into a pretext for Wahhabi networks to slander the Shia righteous school.…

Drawing, Painting, and Portraits Attributed to the Infallible Imams (a.s.): The Fatwas of Grand Ayatullah Sistani

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Sistani has answered some questions about drawing and painting. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their affairs.   Question:…
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Sexual Practices and Marital Affairs: The Fatwas of Grand Ayatullah Fayyad

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatullah Muhammad Ishaq Fayyad has answered some questions about contraception and abortion of  illegitimate fetus. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their…

What Motivated Sheikh al-Sadûq to Compile the Invaluable Book "Man lâ yahduruhu Al-Faqîh"?

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SHAFAQNA - According to the report quoted by Shafaqna from the source WikShia, the book “Kitâb Man lâ yahduruhu Al-Faqîh” (in arabic: کتابُ مَن لایحْضُرُه الفَقیه which means “The book of one who does not have…
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Contraception and Abortion of Illegitimate Fetus

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatullah Muhammad Ishaq Fayyad has answered some questions about contraception and abortion of  illegitimate fetus. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their…

Working Illegally in Foreign Countries and Lying to Obtain Asylum: Ayatullah Fayyad Answers

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Ishaq Fayyad has answered two question about working illegally in foreign countries and lying to receive asylum.  Question: I live in Australia. The government does not allow us to work and my kids…

1800 Pakistani clerics issue fatwa: Suicide bombings forbidden in principles of Islam

SHAFAQNA - More than 1,800 Pakistani clerics from different schools of Islamic thought have issued a fatwa declaring that suicide bombings are un-Islamic. The clerics declared that suicide bombings are forbidden, or "haram," under the principles…

Waiting Period after Divorce (Iddah)

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SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Saeed Hakim has answered some questions about the Waiting Period after Divorce (Iddah). Here is the text of the questions and answers: Question: If a woman during her Idda has a miscarriage,…

Backbiting (al-ghibah): Grand Ayatullah Sistani's Comprehensive Explanation

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Sistani has comprehensively responded to a question on backbiting (al-Ghibah). According to Shafaqna, the text of the question and the response of this Shiite religious authority is as follows: Question:…

Harming the Environment

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SHAFAQNA- The Grand Ayatullah Sayyed Mousa Shubairi Zanjani has responded to a question on harming the environment. The following is the text of the question and asnwer: Question: What is the ruling on abandoning industrial and household…

Sale and Donation of Organs and Blood: Ayatullah Hakim's Responses

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SHAFAQNA- Grand Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad Sa’eed Hakim has responded to a few questions on the sale and donation of organs and blood. Following is the text of the questions and answers:   Question: Is the sale of kidney and other…

How Should Shia Muslims treat Sunni Muslims?

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SHAFAQNA - The religious authority Ayatullah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani has responded to a question on the way a Shia Muslim should treat a Sunni Muslim. The following is the text of the question: How Should a Shia Muslim treat a Sunni Muslim?   The…

Inappropriate Actions During the Months of Muharram and Safar

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SHAFAQNA- The religious authority Grand Ayatullah Seyed Ali al-Sistani has responded to a question about inappropriate actions during the months of Muharram and Safar.   The following is the text of the question: Some of the believers,…

The Fatwa you Didn’t Hear about that Should be Going Viral

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SHAFAQNA - Unfortunately, positive Muslim stories don’t happen to make the news, neither do positive fatwas by leading Muslim scholars (I mean, who wants to read about that, right?) 2 weeks ago, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani in Najaf, Iraq,…