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  1. Zakat and Khums

    Some Muslims claim that if all the Muslims perform their duties of paying zakat and khums, then poverty will be eliminated from the Muslim world. This argument doesn't add up for multiple reasons - - Khums like how we Shi'a see it isn't seen as wajib by all Muslims - Zakat is only made wajib on certain issues. And many of these aren't popular nowadays, and therefore zakat isn't wajib on most of us, with the exception of Zakat Al-Fitrah - The conditions of disposal of zakat and khums issue many limits to this theory, for example both zakat and khums can only be given to Twelver Shi'a with an exception to the "mowoodatu qulubuhum" - for zakat - (which has its own conditions as well). - As for khums, it is divided between sahm al saddah and sahm al imam. So part of it goes to poor hashimites who are also Twelver Shi'a, the other part is kept by the mujtahid or you may have permission to spend it, and it may be spent on certain things. So knowing all this, how can zakat and khums eliminate Muslim poverty? I am looking for the answer of brother @Abu Hadi mostly.
  2. Pakistan

    Lol you kiss the boots of other people and heap praise on other countries because your country is a failiure.
  3. The 4 Gospels are not the Injeel

    @Qa'im @SoRoUsH do you believe this as well? And how can one reconcile this position with the Qur'anic Verses which command that the people of the Injeel should judge by it?
  4. Marriage - Bias against women who do not wear veil

    People here seem to be arguing "well what if the hijabi and modest dressed woman does other things, like lies and backbites, or has bad character?". The answer is don't marry her either. You shouldn't limit yourself between bad and bad, or someone who does one form of sin compared to someone who does another form of sin. What the ulama say is: marry the righteous. So do that.
  5. Marriage - Bias against women who do not wear veil

    Certainly a woman should prefer a bearded man over a non-bearded one if they are equal in everything else.
  6. Same sex marriage legalized in Australia

    @andres Since when was your belief representative of all or majority of Christians? Many Christians believe the Bible is the "perfect word" and not a "divinely inspired human product".
  7. Evangelical Christians

    I'm not trying to derail the discussion. I'm curious to know how khums and zakat - as some people claim -, can fix Muslim poverty.
  8. Haram?

    Whoss fatwa is this first? Because not all ulama agree, clearly. Some have more difficult rulings than others. And so as to not confuse the brother, you should tell him the name of the aalim who said what you stated. I repeat, the position of Sayyed Al-Sistani is one can look at the palms and hands. If he is your marja @Wared then you can look at the face and palms.
  9. Marriage - Bias against women who do not wear veil

    It is very important, because not wearing hijab while knowing it is a sin not to is fisq (so she is now a fasiqa). And one of the preferences is that a woman you marry has to be righteous. People who wish to pretend otherwise are incorrect. And it's not like it is only a one way issue. It goes for men as well - a woman should prefer a man who is righteous as well over a open sinner. Say two men proposed to a woman, they were equal in everything except one of them wears a gold chain while knowing it is a sin. She should marry the one who doesn't wear the gold chain. Every sin matters. And righteousness should always be a key to marriage.
  10. Some Muslims believe that the four Gospels of John, Mathew, Mark and Luke are the Injeel. This is not correct, in fact, those books aren't even a distorted version of the Injeel. All of these books were written by men to whom their status is majhool at best (to us Muslims). And what is in their books is clearly dubious and deviant to us. The Holy Qur'an describes the Injeel, by saying; And We sent, following in their footsteps, Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming that which came before him in the Torah; and We gave him the Gospel, in which was guidance and light and confirming that which preceded it of the Torah as guidance and instruction for the righteous. [5:46] Therefore the Injeel in Islam is a book or a revelation (in which he preached from orally) that was given to Isa (as). It certainly isn't some random four books written after he was gone. Although it is possible that some of these books may contain some of the teachings of Isa (as).
  11. Evangelical Christians

    Actually, what I said is accurate. You can read about it here; https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2293/ Khums is divided into two, part of it goes to a poor or orphan Sayyed, the other part goes to your mujtahid. So 20% of your excess income will be shared between these two categories. It also cannot be given to a non-Twelver Shi'i even if he is a Hashimi, just like obligatory zakat.
  12. Evangelical Christians

    Except khums is not given to any poor person, since the person whom it is given to has to be a Hashimi. So how will that eliminate poverty among non-Hashimis who are the majority of the Muslim world? And then the other half of khums goes to the mujtahid.
  13. Haram?

    For the second question, I will answer you according to Sayyed Al-Sistani. You are only allowed to look at her face and hands. Source: Minhaj Al-Saliheen
  14. Are there any Mutah networks?

    That's because it seems it is only available in Minhaj Al-Saliheen, and I think it is only in Arabic.
  15. Are there any Mutah networks?

    She isn't entitled to it by default, put a woman can add it in the contract. People don't know, but you can add a lot of things in the marriage contract, and therefore be entitled to that which you aren't entitled to in a normal contract. Unfortunately this part of the risala which mentions adding extra clauses in marital contracts is not available in English. But for those who know Arabic; https://www.sistani.org/arabic/book/16/874/