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  1. No sajdagah, what do I do?

    Salaam brothers and sisters, I heard that for Ayatollah Sistani, you must be sure that if you're going to use a tissue/paper to pray, it must be made of parts of trees or the allowed things, and if you don't know then you can't pray on it (DONT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, correct me if I'm wrong...). There are so many types of tissues and papers out there: recycled, brown paper, paper towel, kleenex, printing, coloured, lined, graph, construction, and etc. In addition to that, there are so many types of tissue brands out there too, and god knows how each brand produces their own type of tissue/paper. I don't know about others, but I don't know how I would be able to find out about what exactly the tissue/paper is made of. Also, I’ve heard some people talk about how the tissues and papers are made with all sorts of chemicals and bleaches these days, and so this just increases doubt and makes matters worse...Sometimes I forget to bring my sajdagah to school and so life becomes difficult...Some may say to use leaves, but I live in Canada, the winters are cold, the trees are bare, and the ground is covered in snow (By the way, I have awkwardly gone leaf collecting around campus before when the weather was warm). Despite all, even if you do find leaves there's still the doubt of it being edible or not. Some may also say to use wood, but most of the available wooden materials are in the form of objects like pencils which are covered in paint or other like substances, so there's the question (which I don't normally have the time to figure out) of it being permissible to pray on or not. In normal circumstances, what do you guys do when you don't have a sajdagah? (I know that when there's the risk of the prayers becoming qadha, you must just offer them in the best way possible...)
  2. Salaam, A few weeks ago I read somewhere that one should specify in namaz whether it's an "a'da" or "qadha" prayer. Normally, my niyyat for prayers is as follows: I verbally or mentally say, "I pray ____ namaz, ___ rakats, wajib qurbatan ilallah", and if I need to pray qadha (sadly), I would just add the word "qadha" before the word "wajib". But now, I also add "a'da" before the word "wajib" for prayers that are being offered during the right time...Is this necessary when you know you're reading the namaz during the right time? Recently, I read some texts of past scholars such as Imam Khomeini that indicated that niyyat is just a natural and like an in-built phenomenon occurring before performing any voluntary action, and that it's impossible for any voluntary action to even occur without a niyyat (https://www.al-islam.org/adab-as-salat-disciplines-of-prayer-second-revised-edition-imam-khomeini/section-three-secret-niyyah#chapter-1-truth-niyyah-worship). Also, on Ayatollah Sistani's website it says that, "It is not, however, necessary that he should make the niyyat pass through his mind, or should, for example, utter: "I am offering four Rak'ats of Zuhr prayers Qurbatan ila-llah." ". I encourage you to visit the link Al-Islam.Org link I sent in this paragraph, the reading is not too long. Looking at this information, does this mean that one can just walk up to the musallah, instantly say the takbir, and then start the namaz??? If it's not possible to perform any voluntary action without niyyat, and if Ayatollah Sistani says that one doesn't need to pass it through his mind, then what even is niyyat? How is niyyat performed? Do I need to WILLFULLY try to perform the niyyat? If niyyat is a natural and automatic phenomenon, why are we always told to make sure to “do” niyyat, without niyyat namaz is void...etc ?. What does it mean to"do" it? Why is the importance of the “performance” of niyyat stressed so much, as if expecting us to make some conscious willful effort to do something...I don’t get what Ayatollah Sistani means by saying that it’s not necessary to pass it through your mind, how else do you do it then? It's always emphasized about how niyyat is an essential component of namaz, it is a rukn of namaz and all, and one can't pray without it. But how exactly is it done? (I know that when one is doing prayer, it shouldn't be to showoff or some other bad reason like that, it should be completely for the pleasure of Allah)... I think for now I’ll be sticking to the “verbal” or “conscious willful thought” approach to niyyat... If any knowledgeable brothers or sisters could explain and clarify this matter it would be great.
  3. Non muslim hostel

    Salaam Brother, I heard that there is some maraje that consider all humans pak (I heard maybe Ayatollah Saanei, but you should verify...). I don't know under what circumstances one is allowed to change his taqlid but maybe you should research or ask an alim, and if you are allowed to change your taqlid, you should just change it following the proper Islamic rules on taqlid... I assume you would be praying in your own room so I don't see why you can't fulfill the pre-requisites for prayer. I don't see what prevents your body and clothes from being pak, you should look more into the najasat rules...What does food have to do with namaz? But anyway, I think you should discuss with a trustworthy alim or alims about your situation, hopefully you'll find some info to better your situation... This may help: https://www.al-islam.org/a-code-of-practice-for-muslims-in-the-west-ayatullah-sistani/taharat-najasat-ritual-purity-impurity
  4. What Am I Supposed To Do?

    you should visit the link sent by the brother above, and using the table of contents on the left side, go to and read the section called in "Satanic Insinuation", it may be of great help if you're still struggling with these issues...
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