قيام مقدّس حضرت سيدالشهداء عليه السلام يكي از حوادث بي‎نظيري است كه هنوز پس از سيزده قرن و اندي، اسرار و عظمت و اهميت آن كاملاً آشكار نگشته، و فروغ تجلّي آن خاموش نشده، و انوارش همواره در تابش و لمعان، و راهنماي بشريت بسوي آزادي، و عزّت نفس، و...
جمعه: 28/مهر/1396 (الجمعة: 29/محرم/1439)

    RULING OF ZAKAT AL-FITRAH   The Fitrah of such a guest is obligatory on a person who has arrived with the consent of the host before Maghrib time on the eve of Eid, if it is said that: he has provided the guest food that evening; even if that guest is not someone who is dependent on the host.   The Fitrah of such a guest who has arrived without...
    SOME RULES REGARDING ZAKAT AL-FITRAH   One who is adult[1], sane and conscious at the time of Maghrib (sunset), on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr, and is neither poor nor a slave of another person, then he must pay Zakat Al-Fitrah for himself and on behalf of all those who are dependent on him. Each person has to pay one Saa’, which is approximately three kilograms of...
Rules of Fasting Sighting moon with optical aid Q. Is it permissible in the Shari’ah to sight moon with the help of astronomical objects (binoculars, telescopes etc.)? A. It is objectionable to consider moon-sighting with optical eyes as sufficient. Allah knows best   Ascertaining the first day of Month Q. If the radio channels and media reports inform us that moon is...
Rules of Mourning – Jurisprudence on Ashura   Forms of Mourning   Q) What is the rule regarding the tearing open of our garment’s collar and beating of our head and face while mourning Imam Husain (peace be upon Him)? A) There is no harm if a person beats his head and face, or tears open his garment’s collar while mourning his holiness (peace be upon Him).  ...
A question regarding the mourning days of martyrdom of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (peace be upon Her) In the name of Allah the most beneficial and the most merciful To the auspicious presence of Grand Ayatollah Saafi Golpayegani Salam Alaikum Meanwhile, I would like to give my condolences regarding the days of mourning of martyrdom of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (peace be upon Her), the beloved...
Rules regarding Khums Q.1: Is there Khums on the book which has not been used for one year? A: If the book is necessary for the person the Khums is not obligatory even if the book has not been used for 1 year. Q.2: Is there Khums and Zakat on the lady who receives some gold as a gift and is using it? A: There is no Zakat on gold ornaments (jewelry) and if it’s quantity is according to...
Reply of Grand Ayatollah Saafi to the question regarding a congregational prayer led by a non - spiritual leader To the Grand Ayatollah Saafi Golpayegani Salam Alaikum Recently in some of the masjids congregational prayers are being led by non –spiritual leader (Non – Ruhanis) and fellow Muslims are also praying behind them. What is the ruling of such cases according to the jurisprudence...
Touching the Script of the Qur’an   It is Haram to touch the Qur’an with any part of the body, for someone who does not have Wudhu. In touching the writings of the Qur’an, there is no difference between the verse and words, rather even the letters or the vowel points on the letters. There is no difference as to what the Qur’an is written on, be it paper, ground, the wall or a...
The Rules of the Qur’an   The Qur’an must always be kept clean and tidy and it is Haram to make the writing or the pages of the Qur’an Najis, and if it becomes Najis, then it must be made Tahir immediately with water. If the cover of the Qur’an is made Najis, and it is considered as disrespect to the Qur’an, then it must be made Tahir with water.  
The Rules of Greeting One Another   It is Mustahab to greet one another, but it is Wajib to reply the greeting. It is Makruh to greet someone who is praying Salat. If someone says Salam to one who is praying Salat, then the reply must be given exactly as it originally was worded; for example, if it is said: “Salamun Alaikum” then the reply must be given as: “Salamun Alaikum”,...
Looking at Others   One of the gifts from Allah to mankind is the gift of sight. We must use this great blessing in the path towards perfection and to improve others, and ourselves and thus we must prevent ourselves from looking at those people whom we are not permitted to look at. Looking at the natural and apparent parts, as long as it is does not intrude on the rights of others...
Fishing   If a fish that has scales is taken out of the water alive, and it dies outside the water, then it is Tahir, and Halal to eat. However, if it dies inside the water, then although the body is Tahir, it is Haram to eat. As for the fish that does not have scales, even if it is taken out of the water alive and then it dies, it is still Haram to eat. It is not necessary that...
The Rules of Slaughtering   If the four large veins in the neck of an animal whose meat is Halal to eat, are completely cut from the bottom to the top, then with the conditions that are listed below, that animal will be Tahir, and Halal to eat.
Eating and Drinking   Almighty Allah has made nature so beautiful and has placed all the animals, fruits and greenery at the disposal of mankind for his own use, for eating and drinking, covering himself, to build his shelter, and other necessities. However, for the protection of man’s life, and for the security of his body and soul and for those who will come after him, as well as to...
Usurpation   Usurpation means that somebody takes possession of the property of another person unjustly and without his permission. Usurpation is one of the major sins, and on the Day of Judgement, the person who has usurped will have to face a great punishment. If a person usurps something, not only has he committed a Haram act, but he must return that property to its owner, and...
Losing one’s Shoes   If someone’s shoes are taken, and in their place, another pair of shoes are left, then in the event that one knows that the shoes that are remaining are the property of the person who took his shoes, and that person will be content that the person (whose shoes were taken) takes his shoes in place of the stolen shoes, then he can take these shoes in substitute...
  The Rules of Giving a Loan   If a loan is given and the time when it will be paid back is stated, then according to Ihtiyat Wajib, the person who had given the loan cannot ask for the loan to be paid back until the time period expires. If the loan is given without a specific period of time of when it will be paid back, then the person who had given the loan can ask for...
The Rules of Buying and Selling   It is Wajib that a person learns the rules of buying and selling that he will commonly have a need for. It is Haram to sell and rent a house or other things that will be used for Haram. Buying and selling, keeping, writing, and reading newspapers, magazines and books that can lead people astray is Haram, and the same applies for teaching from...
The Rules of Zakat   If for a complete year, the animals graze from the grass of the wilderness, then Zakat will become Wajib on these animals. Therefore, if during the year, or for a part of the year, the grass that is picked or that, which is cultivated, is eaten, then Zakat will not be paid on these animals. The Zakat of gold and silver becomes Wajib in the event that the...
The Rules of Khums   Until Khums has been given on one’s property, one is not allowed to spend from that property, meaning, one is not allowed to eat that food on which Khums has not been taken out on. Similarly, one is not allowed buy things from that money on which Khums has not been taken out on. If at the end of one year, the provisions or foods such as rice, oil, or tea, that...

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