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  1. I'm going to do a ziarah to Qom maybe like the end of this year, I read that one can straight apply for a hawza by visiting Al Mustafa there, right? And also, I read that they provide "accomodations"? Like a place for you to stay and wait while they take care of your application? And it takes up to a month to complete it? I can only stay in Iran visa free for only 15 days so it looks like I need a visa in this case.
  2. I plan on studying at a hawza but I'm not sure which to choose, Najaf or Qom. Qom seems safer than Najaf, and preferable to those who support Wilayatul Faqih, but I have read that a lot of former Qom/Iranian scholars relocated to Najaf/Iraq because of the politics that go around in the Iranian seminaries. Personally I'm leaning on Najaf because I read that there are a lot more choices of subjects to choose and learn and students don't have to worry about politics but at the same time I also want to study Farsi and hone it and I don't know if the seminaries in Najaf/Iraq offer Farsi courses. I would like to hear your thoughts on this.
  3. Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, I am a new revert to Shia Islam, and recently I have read that circumcision is obligatory for Shiite men, I'm already in my 20s and I heard that it really hurts to get chopped off at this age, do I really need to do it? I would be extremely embarassed to have some guy looking, touching and cutting my penis skin. If I die living as a pious follower of the Ahlul Bayt will I gain entrance to Jannah eventhough I am not circumcised? Is the hadith regarding the compulsory nature of Khitan trustworthy? Please share me your knowledge on this matter, thank you.
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