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Taalib Shivraj

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  1. Salaam Alaykum, Thanks for the hadeeths above. I just wanted to know if these hadeeth were actually authentic. Couuld you proove to me if these hadeeth are authentic? Also, I think Fadlallah's opinion on fish here is clarified to me. However I am still confused on eating sea creatures like shark, whales and dolphins. These are considered sea animals right? But, they dont seem to be a kind that we should be eating from my gut feeling. Wasalaam.
  2. Salaam Alaykum, To the OP, I would take this person's advice. Ayatollah Makarim Shirazi is consideredone of the 5-6 marjas who are a'lam.. so there is no problem here in changing from Sistani to Shirazi. I would also recommed ta'beedh to you if you dont want to switch from Sistani entirely. There are a few options here, and i think this will be your best help. Wasalaam.
  3. Salaam .. thanks for the reply brother... but I'm looking for a logical, quranic, and hadeeth answer to my question isnhallah. I hope you or someone could help here. Wasalaam.
  4. Salaam Alaykum, I had a few questions about some of the seafood which is permissible in shia fiqh. Tuna is permissible to eat... because it has scales. My question is although tuna eats other fish- meaning that it also consumes blood, why is it permissible for us to eat? Why do we eat fish that eat other sea animals/ fishes like tuna? Shrimps on the other hand eat the droppings/ dirt of other sea animals in the oceans. Why is it permissible to eat shrimps then? Doesn't the quran forbid eating animals that eat blood (like tuna) and other najis things (like shrimps)? I also have a question about
  5. Salam.. But would it be correct to change a marja just because a person finds one ruling difficult to follow? If anyone could change it because a ruling is too tough, wouldnt people be switching marjas based on what they feel like doing? Just wondering..sorry..im honestly curious about this..because I never considered the idea since I felt it would be kind of weird in some way..as in..cheating maybe? As I said, I honestly dont know how this works..switching marjas etc. Thankyou Wasalam
  6. Unfortunately from my understanding no. Well, I am a muqalid of Sayed Sistani and you are a muqallid of Fadlallah. According to Sistani, you need to perform ghusl by the tartibi method or irtimasi method. From what you have said, you have combined both methods together, which I think does not make your ghusl valid. Cheack Fadlallah's website for his ruling on this under rules for ghusl. Wasalaam.
  7. Salaam Alaykum, I know in this situation it is very difficult. The best advice I can give you to to change your marja to a marja who's fatwa is that all people are clean, regardless of their faith/ beliefs. I know Ayatollah Fadlallah was one of them.. but he died. There are however other marjas who deem everyone clean regardless of faith. Ask around, you'll find someone inshallah. I know Ayatollah Jannaati is one of them. Correct me if I am wrong, I believe Makarem Shirazi is one of them also?
  8. Salaam Alaykum, Thanks for the reply. It really is helpful. Yes, there are marjas as you have mentioned that allow following a dead marja if he is considered a'lam than the living. However, is it permissible to do taqleed of the marjas like Ayatollah Muhammad Ebrahim Jannaati and Ayatollah Hussein Najafi who say that you can start on taqleed of a dead marja and he doesnt have to be a'lam? Also, if we want to compare the deceased with the living in terms of who is most educated..... then some will tell you that sistani is more educated than khoei... khomenei is more educated than muhsin al hak
  9. Salaam Alaykum, Yes, so now I hear of a third marja who allows it... Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Muhammad Hussain Najafi. If you read his website he was awarded ijazah from many of our great scholars. Apparently, his islamic laws book is not available in english, but his Q&A is available in english. Could someone please help me to double check if he allows starting on a dead marja? And if he says that the marja does not have to be most educated (a'lam)?. The question I have is that why do some of our great scholars like Ayatollah Fayadh allow you to start on a dead marja? What is the proof beh
  10. Salaam Alaykum, It is known by the vast majority of Shias that for you to start following a marja who is dead is not permissible. In the Sunni school of thought you are allowed to start initially following a dead marja. However, we do have opinions from a couple of our marjas who deem it permissible for their followers to start following a dead marja. One of whom is Ayatollah Jannaati who expresses liberal views in many of his rulings. The other is Ayatollah Ishaaq Fayadh. Apparently, he allows his followers to start emulating a dead marja if he is considered a'lam. On the other hand, Jannaati
  11. Salaam Alaykum, From what I know, there is a very educated sayed in Toronto who is a representative of ayatollah Sistani. His name is Sayyed Muhammad Rizvi. He is the current alim at the Jaffari Community Centre in Toronto. An expert in fiqh himself I must say. Wasalaam.
  12. Salaam Alaykum, I am very confused about the Libyan president Ghadafi. From what I have read, he is a strong supporter of Palestine and a hater of Israel. He critisized the U.S and other Western allies of the U.S. Has he done anything wrong against his people for them to protest against him? I mean, until the recent protests, is there anything he did to his people that made them angry? Did he do anything un-islamic until recently? Also, besides Musa Sadr, anything else negatively done by him?
  13. Salaam Alaykum, Over the past day or so.... I have been reflecting over the reappearance of our 12th Imam (A.S). I was thinking that the uprisings by the people in the Middle East will eventually lead to the re-appearance of our 12th Imam. I could be wrong though. Well..... I was also thinking.. What should I do in terms of being prepared for the Imams re-appearance? Meaning, I don't know much about my Imam...... probably nothing. How could I be one of his followers If I am constantly sinning and don't even know/ take interest in the Imam until his re-appearance? What could I do to be of assis
  14. Salaam alaykum,

    Take your time with the advice, I can wait, and thanks for helping, appreciate it. :)

  15. Salaam Alaykum,

    Sorry its taking me long to reply to you. I am busy with college and all that stuff. Sorry about that. Sorry I broke my promise... I was supposed to advise you 2 days earlier- my bad- give me until tomorrow and inshallah I will give u the advice if I dont forget.

    Send me a message to remind me. I do have some advice by the way.

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