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Abdul Hussain

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  1. Actually Allah does not judge on the sin, a person will not sin if he does not act on the intention, this is one of the mercies of Allah.
  2. Remember this thread is about Mutah in marriage, outside marriage is another topic which has a different scope of discussion.
  3. Actually a man could marry several women on a temporary basis without his wife being ill or for any reason. In fact, it may be that he is very happy with his wife and she is the most wonderful wife but he still can do it and the Shari' legislates for this. Having read that you may think this is very unfair and discriminatory to women. The reason that Islamic Law allows for this is that it knows men will desire and lust though they have a good partner, so in order haram is not committed regardless, the temporary marriage seeks to regulate and control this urge. At the end of it all, the man may marry a second or third wife in a halal manner, but his treatment of the first wife, his family and the consequences of his action will result in a heavy burden on the Day of Judgement. You may think 'well if it wasn't for mutah the man wouldn't go looking for another woman' and this isn't actually true, because a man will desire another woman if mutah was there or not, so it cannot be said that mutah is a cause for men to sleep around. Mutah is a reprieve from the sin of adultery. The man who secretly marries another wife in a law-abiding way is actually showing some respect to Islam. However, men should behave responsibly and think with more than their hormones. If you have dedicated yourself to a good partner, you should honour her devotion to you. The law may be not hinder you, but the feelings of your wife should. For the wife, if you do happen to know your husband has or is seeking another wife, you should not bring cataclysmic wrath upon him because Allah (SWT) will reward you more for your observance of patience and duty to a husband who is not as reciprocal to you. Mutah is not the greatest thing about Islam nor is it the worst, but hopefully as we reach a time when more people are educated then relationships in a marriage become stronger as more respect is shown to both parties. Most young women will not need to worry about their husband looking for another wife if they build their marriage on trust, devotion and patience with their husband. Likewise men are more considerate now and appreciate the value of a good wife. So the issue of mutah in marriage will not be such an issue in the future, Inshallah.
  4. You can have a maximum deviation of 45 degrees in one direction away from the Qiblah, which means that you have up to 90 degrees allowable for error. Arabic ruling according to Sayyid Sistani: باب الصلاة - احكام الخلل السؤال: اذا Ùحص عن القبلة Ùظنها الى جهة وصلى ثم تبين خطؤه Ùهل يعيد صلاته ØŸ الÙتوى: اذا كان انحراÙÙ‡ عن القبلة اقل من 90 درجة Ùصلاته صحيحة وان كان بمقدار 90 درجة أعادها ÙÙŠ الوقت ولا يجب القضاء لو التÙت إلى خطاه بعد خروج الوقت
  5. In his risala Al-Fatawi Al-Wadhiha, p346-347, he states all non-Muslims are considered Kuffar and all Kuffar are Najis. He excludes the Ahl Al-Kitab from this. Sayyid Kadhim Haeri in a footnote says his ruling is based on caution, which verifies the above comments from Sayyid Fadhlallah BUT it is still a fatwa and NOT ihtiyat wujubi. It means Sayyid Sadr was inclined to believe that humans are pure but was reluctant to issue a fatwa against heavy evidence and consensus of many scholars.
  6. Bismihi Ta'ala 1) By this question, I take it you mean where the relevant body parts should be in Sujood. The forehead is placed on the turbah (or any other valid material for doing Sujood on), the palms, knees and toes on the ground. According to the rulings of Sayyid Sistani: 1070. In Sajdah a person offering prayers should place his two palms on the ground. In a state of helplessness, there will be no harm in placing the back of the hands on the ground, and if even this is not possible, he should, on the basis of precaution, place the wrists of hands on the ground. And if he cannot do even this, he should place any part of the body up to his elbow on the ground, and if even that is not possible it is sufficient to place the arms on the ground. 1071. In Sajdah, a person should place his two big toes on the ground, but it is not necessary to place the tips of the toes. If he places the outer or the inner parts of the toes, it will be proper. But if he places, instead other smaller toes on the ground, or the outer part of his feet, or if his big toe does not rest on the ground due to very long nails, his namaz will be void. And if a person does not follow this rule due to ignorance or carelessness, he has to pray again. 2) It is mustahab to raise your hands at any time Takbir is said: 964. It is Mustahab for a person pronouncing the first Takbir of the prayers, and also the Takbirs which occur during the prayers, to raise his hands parallel to his ears.
  7. Bismihi Ta'ala According to Sayyid Sistani: 1503. Offering of Salat Al-Ayat is obligatory for the residents of only that town in which the event takes place. It is not obligatory for the people of other towns. 1508. If a person did not know about the sun or the moon eclipse, and came to know after the eclipse was over, he should give its qadha if it was a total eclipse. And if he comes to know that the eclipse was partial, qadha will not be obligatory. This means that whether it was seen or not, or whether it was known about or not, a person must perform that Salat if it occured in his town.
  8. Bismihi Ta'ala According to Sayyid Sistani, and to the majority of Shia Mujtahids: 2603. A person, a man or a woman, who slaughters an animal must be a Muslim. Therefore even if someone from the Ahlul Kitab observes all the conditions for slaughtering such as the Bismillah, facing the Qiblah, etc., it will not be halal to consume.
  9. Bismihi Ta'ala If the answer is still needed for this question, then please read through the following carefully: 1) If a person is in the state of Janabah, they need to do Ghusl Al-Janabah. 2) Ghusl Al-Janabah, if done properly excuses a person from doing Wudhu: "397. A person who does Ghusl of Janabat should not do Wudhu for the prayers." (Islamic Laws, Sayyid Sistani) 3) But Ghusl Al-Janabah done for precaution or without Janabah having occured does not excuse from Wudhu: ÇáÓÄÇá: åá åäÇß ÍÇáÉ ÊÌÚá ÛÓá ÇáÌäÇÈÉ ÛíÑãÌÒÚä ÇáæÖæÁ ¿ ÇáÝÊæì: áíÓ åäÇß ãæÑÏ áÇíÛäí Ýíå ÛÓá ÇáÌäÇÈÉ Úä ÇáæÖæÁ ¡ ÅáÇ ÅÐÇ ßÇä ÇáÛÓá ááÇÍÊíÇØ . ÇáÓÄÇá: åá ÛÓá ÇáÌäÇÈÉ íßÝí Úä æÖæÁ ÇáÕáÇÉ ÅÐÇ ßÇä ÇáÑÌá áã íÌäÈ ¡ æáßä íÑíÏ ÇáäÙÇÝÉ ÈåÐÇ ÇáÛÓá ¿ ÇáÝÊæì: áÇ íÚÏ ÛÓá ÌäÇÈÉ ¡ æáÇ íÛäí Úä ÇáæÖæÁ 4) This means that Wudhu needs to be performed for that Salat, and if it was not done, then the Salat needs to be repeated.
  10. From Islamic Laws: http://www.al-shia.com/html/eng/books/fiqh...ic-laws/52.html http://www.al-shia.com/html/eng/books/fiqh...ic-laws/53.html
  11. (bismillah) Actually, Sayyid Jawad did not attend and the meeting was not held in Sayyid Seestani's office. It was an informal gathering that Dr Allawi himself wished to attend, and came 2 days after another lunch at Al-Khoei Foundation. The sources for this report have got a few details mixed up.
  12. (bismillah) Use the Google Earth program. It's excellent and the images are good resolution.
  13. (bismillah) Islamically, I can't find anything that says there is an obligation to do anything in this circumstance. It was an accident, don't be too hard on yourself. I'd try to bury the cat and contact the owner if possible, if not at least make sure it's out of the way so nobody else could hit it. You could also take it to the vet who might have a better idea if what to do.
  14. (bismillah) Sayyid Seestani says: 833. If the saliva, or water from the nose, or any other moisture, from an animal whose meat is haraam to eat, like that of a cat, is on the body or the dress of a person in namaz, and if it is wet, the namaz will be void. But if it has dried up, and if its substance has been removed, then the prayer is valid.
  15. (bismillah) Sayyid Sadiq Shirazi himself says that his brother was his teacher and like a father to him. So in that aspect, you really cannot compare the taqleed of the two. However it is widely acknowledged in the Hawza that Sayyid Sadiq has excellent books on Usul (which the older Sayyid didn't have many of) and has more students as well as a popular Bahth Kharij (both of which the Sayyid didn't have for many reasons). Thus, any comparison is either impossible or inacurrate.
  16. (bismillah) The validity of a marriage such as that described above is dependent on the consent of the child. Sayyid Seestani says: 2382. If Nikah of a woman is pronounced to a man without her consent, but later both man and woman endorse the Nikah, the marriage is in order.
  17. (bismillah) Since it is Mustahab to observe the fast (or as the principle says the istihbab is in having a sincere intention to observe the fast), and it is then Mustahab to break it for a meal with a friend, one should make the niyyah to fast and then break it if needed. The background for this rule is that it is rude for somebody to reject the invitation of a fellow Muslim for a meal, so unless somebody has a valid reason such as a Wajib fast, the meal should be taken. A Mustahab fast can be broken at any time, but asking someone to serve you so that you may break the fast is not covered under the Istihbab of breaking the fast for an invitation.
  18. (bismillah) Both Sayyid Muhammad and Sayyid Sadiq say it is haram (http://www.shirazi.org.uk/haram.htm).
  19. (bismillah) Sayyid Seestani says that it is makruh to pray at any place in which there is a picture [islamic Laws, 907].
  20. (bismillah) Sayyid Seestani says: 114. If grapes or grape juice ferments by itself, or on being cooked, they are Pak, but it is haraam to eat or drink them.
  21. (bismillah) Sayyid Seestani says: Fourth: The fourth thing which invalidates prayers is to say 'Amin' after Surah al-Hamd. This rule, when applied to one praying individually, is based on Ihtiyat, but if someone utters it believing that it has been ordained by Shariah, it is haraam. There is no harm if someone utters it erroneously or under taqayya.
  22. (bismillah) According to Sayyid Seestani, a person should not smoke tobacco or allow smoke to be inhaled: 1615. As an obligatory precaution, a person who is observing fasts, should not allow the smoke of cigarettes, tobacco, and other similar things to reach his throat.
  23. (bismillah) Actually Islam is very insistent on proper slaughtering practices, especially ethical treatment of animals. It is makruh to slaughter an animal where another of its kind can see it. I am going to post rulings according to Sayyid Seestani: 2604. As a precaution, it is not permissible to sever the head of the animal from its body before it has died, though this would not make the animal haraam. But if the head gets severed because of sharpness of the knife, or not being attentive, there is no objection. Similarly, it is not permissible to slit open the neck and cut the spinal cord before the animal has died. 2608. The Fuqaha, may Allah bless them with His Pleasure, have enumerated certain Mustahab acts for slaughtering the animals: While slaughtering the sheep (or a goat), both of its hands and one foot should be tied together and the other foot should be left free. As for a cow, its two hands and two feet should be tied and the tail should be left free. And in the case of a camel, if it is sitting, its two hands should be tied with each other from below up to its knees, or below its armpits, and its feet should be left free. And it is recommended that a bird should be left free after being slaughtered so that it may flap its wings and feathers. Water should be placed before an animal before slaughtering it. An animal should be slaughtered in such a way that it should suffer the least, that is, it should be swiftly slaughtered with a very sharp knife. 2609. In certain Traditions, the following have been enumerated as Makrooh acts while slaughtering the animals: To slaughter an animal at a place where another animal of its own kind can see it. To skin an animal before it has died. To slaughter an animal on Friday night (i.e. the night preceding Friday), or on Friday before Zuhr. However, there is no harm in doing so in the case of necessity. To slaughter an animal which someone has bred and reared himself.
  24. (bismillah) This is the Qum switchboard, but they only speak Arabic/Farsi: 00982517722578
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