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Ask An Alim is a forum for Questions and Answers to religious discussions of the Shia Ithna ‘Ashari faith in the light of Quran and Ahlul Bayt (as). It has been established to resolve any research-orientated, educational and cultural queries that one may have. Predominantly, it focuses on Non Fiqhi questions. At our discretion Fiqhi questions may also be answered.

  • Akhlaq & Irfan
    • What can I do to make deceased happy with me again

      Asalamu alaikum, I have a loved one who passed away a year ago, they had never come in my dreams throughout this year but last night unexpectedly they came in my dreams for the first time and they seemed very unhappy with me, the reason they gave for being unhappy with me was true, what can I do to change this and make them happy with me, Obviously I cannot change the past and I have to accept and repent for the sin that I committed, but what can I do to make that person happy with me again. Would mean alot if you could help me. Jazak’Allah khair.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question.
       
      So the best thing a person can do for the deceased is to give charity. There is nothing like charity for the ones who have preceded us to the next world. 
      In your case, sincere repentance and also , if you’re able to, to reverse the sin you committed or somehow compensate it should help you and them too. 
       
      Reciting Quran for them and making speacil dua for them should give tranquility to you and them InshaAllah. 
       
      Hope it all goes well for you 
      Kind regards,  

      Naajiya Jaffery
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    • Lied in a story is it a lie?

      I got a topic for essay to write about a friend who is seperated from me I wrote that a friend of mine died when i was young . I wrote it as a fictional story but is it considered a lie?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      You were writing an essay and no one is expecting you to write about yourself specifically or everything true. When writing an essay one is trying to be creative and give a good story. 
       
      It’s a different case if someone asked if it was true and you said yes! 
      Otherwise it’s just ok

      Kind regards 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
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    • Masarif in the way of Allah

      On purchase of some asset, if it is decided that on selling this much percentage of profit will be distributed in the way of Allah, then who all are masarif? I mean who can be given this share? Like can it be given for construction of masjid, needy real brothers and sisters, orphanage, madaris etc

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Yes, needy brothers and sisters in faith. Your local Aalim or scholar should be able to help you identify such people in the community. 
       
      Good luck 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • How to combat fear of death (and their by fix sleeping habits)

      First of all: Asalamu aleykum, sincerely hope you’re well. Simply put, I’ve been having sleeping problems lately (staying up from Isha to Fajr/only having 3 to 6 hours of sleep after fajr) because of fear of death. I know Allah is most merciful and kind, I know this is happening at a time when I’ve finally mamaged (through the will of Allah) to praying 5 times a day on time, I know shaytan is truely our enemy and that it’s best to sleep after praying Isha, but I still can’t help but feel an ominous way at night before sleeping (and especially when I’m alone some place in at home when it’s dark) I hope you could maybe give me a way of combating this? Or point out something that could help me get past this obstacle in this point of my deen… Most advice online is just to trust in Allah and that death and suffering is inevitable (which in and of itself isn’t all that helpful of an advice..) Asalamu aleykum

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Death is a milestone like any other. Just like how you left your mothers womb to be here, like walking, cutting teeth etc. 
      however, at times death is presented and discussed in such a way that it feels like to be doomed forever and loose your Existence. whereas, death is only a continuation of your real self minus the body. 
       
      To explain this, A baby in the womb needs the placenta to do all its activities and then finally when it comes to this world, the child is placed into the mothers arm and the placenta is discarded. Similarly, our body is like the placenta for the next world while the soul is the child. 
      Hence, we should be very positive about our forth coming milestones. 
      There is so much that one can do for the next world right here. It’s like getting all prepared for moving to a different country. How much you would prepare and get ready so that all is sorted before you actually got there!?!  In the same way, being God -wary really helps and it will be the very first thing we would want to make sure is properly packed for easier stay. 
       
      We should make sure that we pray the following dua often.
       
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      One of the greatest way to get over this fear would be to talk to Allah in plenty, ask HIM for help and also read authentic books written by scholars that explain main things like, “khauf and raja”, death, soul, Taqwa, Life etc 
       
      Also, from what you describe about not being able to sleep (the symptoms are like that of anxiety), you must make sure you are medically fit. I would suggest you run a blood test to see your vitamins and the like, and if they are all normal. Especially vitamin D3. Because lack of the later can cause a person to feel blue and suffer from anxiety or even depression.
       
      InshaAllah You’re able to get over the needless fear and enjoy the bounty at hand. 
       
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
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    • My friend is getting far from Islam

      I am worried for her. She doesn’t listens to my words if I try to guide her in some way. Please guide me how can I get her back on the right track?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      You must first find out what is the reason of deviation. At times it maybe something simple and can be resolved easily. 
      If you feel that, she isn’t listening to you then, kindly speak to someone who she would listen to and help her solve her problems. 
       
      also, making special dua for her will InshaAllah soften her heart and make it ready for accepting the great Maarif.
       
      Hope you’re able to help her. 
      Best wishes, 
      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Hurting Small Kittens

      Dear Sir, Salaam Walekum, I have got 4 kittens in my office with a mother cat. I play with the kittens and when they start scratching me I misbehave with them, I beat them and mistreat them. They have started hating me now. I can’t control my anger around them. I realize this many a times but I still end up doing the same acts. I think I am loosing my mind because of anger issues. I know beating animals is not allowed in Islam, but I am still doing it. Everytime I think that I won’t do it again, I end up doing the same thing.I think it’s like I like hurting and torturing them. Sir, I need help I am turning out to the man I have always hated being. I used to dislike people hurting animals and now I am doing the same thing. I don’t even know if Allah will forgive me for this. Please help me. Your detailed response (if possible) will be appreciated. Regards, Fayaz Mohammed

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Alhamdulillah, your question itself shows that you still have this very kind and polite side that wants to put away this cruel act. 
       
      It is indeed very sad to treat such little souls this way. More so because they can’t even complain regarding it to anyone. However the one they are complaining to is the one who has all your affairs in HIS hands too. 
      They are complaining to someone who has all power over everything, Allah (swt) 
       
      This is indeed a test whether you fear Allah or not. If there was a cctv camera in your room, would you treat the kittens the same way!? 
      Then why should it be different when Allah is all-Hearing and all-Seeing! ?????? ?????????? ??????????:  11:42
       
      If you feel you can not control your anger and keep on doing this, kindly take them away from your office and put them somewhere where they will be more safer and happier InshaAllah 
       
      Hope this is solved 
       
      Kind regards 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • I am fed up of repeating myself my wife just never wants to clean up the mess

      I have been married now for 5+ years and we’ve been living in our own place , I help my wife as much I can around the house and working full time , for the past 3 years our kitchen and the rest of the house is always a mess and I am fed up of repeating myself my wife just never wants to clean up , yes at times she’ll clean up etc etc but our kitchen is a complete junk , everything else she cooks etc etc , the bedroom has a pile of clothes that have been there for years and kitchen is just a state and sometimes when I come back from work the living room including table is a state My question is what do I do ? How do I beat with this ? I have even thought about re marrying as I do not want to live like tramps , I’m always asking her to pray or read too but this is never done either

      Waalykum salam 

       

      Thank you for your Question.
       
      So not everyone is same! She must be trying hard but then is unable  to cope with the entire thing. 
       
      Maybe you should consider house help so that your wife gets extra hands to look after the house. 
       
      Also, one very effective way to help would be to clean the house completely for once and then start a routine from the very next day. That way, you don’t have to clean the entire house everyday rather a room a day. Except the laundry and the dishes that may need everyday attention. 
       
      Whatever the case, this is not a fair enough reason to leave your wife. Just because she is not ale to clean up and keep up with the chores you can’t leave her. 
      Instead you should try and provide some house help so that you can enjoy each other’s company in much cleaner and organized environment. 
       
      Hope this helps.
       
      Kind regards,
      Naajiya Jaffery.
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    • My father is a very nice person but is often rude to others and talks about others very negatively.

      My father is a very nice person. He takes care of others, provides for them but is often rude to others and talks about others very negatively. Even in politics is very rigid and will go to lengths to ridicule the opposite party and protect his own. I always want to advise him to be calmer and have a more open and receptive mind but we always end up arguing and he thinks I’m condescending. I cannot bear with it so I just agree with him or ignore it when he’s being rude to anyone or talking bad about someone. Basically if he doesn’t like someone, he will hate them. I know Islam asks us to not argue with our parents, so I keep quite. But it also burns me inside to see him being so negative about others as I want to see the best version of him there is, and I feel as if I’m the only person in the family who makes an effort to make sense to him but I think I have to back down as to not cause conflict. Kindly help me.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question.
       
      Yes, Islam asks us to respect our Parents and be polite and soft when dealing with them. 
      But it also emphasis on How we should be able to help them when they go wrong. 
      You have been trying good. 
      I would suggest, 
      -When you’re trying to put a word across make sure you have a normal tone to your speech. 
      A different tone may ring different bells. 
      -Keep the same tone through out the talk so that it doesn’t provoke unnecessary argument between the two of you. 
      – If you have already argued several times over a same topic. It’s best to let it be until maybe some time later in life. Because the idea you’re trying to send across is already registered in his mind and he doesn’t want to comply with it. (It’s OK for this to happen. We should give him some room and  breathe and then maybe touch base once more) 
      – I don’t know how practical this can be in your house, it will highly depend on your Fathers temperament. 
      You can reverse one of his good actions and show him how others can think negative of it. 
      This may make him realize that he maybe doing the same! 
       
      I hope this helps.
       
      Good luck 
       
      Kind regards,
      Naajiya Jaffery. 
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    • Mistreated by mother in law

      Salemualeikum.
      I wanna ask what’s the role of  my mother in law in  my family .What’s her right’s on my children.I want to find an answer what is the best way to react to it.
      We don’t live with husband parents,but mother in law is visiting us from time to time.When she’s staying at our house,she’s making up her rules,commenting on our life style,telling us what to do,what not to do,very often shouting if we disagree with her,specially if we buy toys for kids she’s shouting that it is a sin because my kids already have many toys.In 8.5 years of marriages I didn’t start arguing first,I never comment on her even once,it’s always she’s starting,sometimes I stand for myself,but still trying to do it in calm way.Last time I asked her not to shout on my kids and not give them command to do something,I’ve been told that I am not allowed to talk and to keep my mouth shut,all this different words was not saying by normal way,she shouted on me like all neighbors could hear it.
      My husband always stands for what’s right,many time’s he argued with his mother asking for her to stop be bossy at home.My point is,even if my husband stands by my side,what is the best way for me to react as a muslimah who fears Allah.
      My husband always tells me not put things deep in my mind,forgive her,as he say that she love me so much (for me love is respect at first apology which she didn’t gave me after last fight and so on…) after last time we argued she apologized my husband,by telling him she’s sorry and asking my husband to tell me that she’s sorry,for me it feels like all she wants that her son would love her the most (which I am fine with it she’s his mother) and that her son wouldn’t be mad at her thats very important to her,otherwise she would apologized me for hurting my feelings.By the way i argued  with my  husband  many times because of her interference 
      Is it okay for mother in law shout on my kids at my home,to command them to clean their room etc .when she’s visiting us?
      She done good things for us too ,but negative screams louder that positive at this point.Is it okay to tell me in front of other family member that I need to lose weight,because I am fat,it was insulting for me that time because I was just gave birth to my baby,and when I called her rude she played a victim to my husband in the evening that his,wife called his mother rude (she’s ignoring the fact that she was insulting me) and how I dare to ask her not to shout on my kids,because she’s a grandmother,and she us bigger and I was talking like a dog.is all of this okay?Should I still be kind to her?This is driving me crazy to the point that for a split second I am even questioning my own marriage!
      Thank you in advance.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question.
       
      Sorry to hear about your situation. And yes it can be very hard at times. 
      But kindly don’t blame it on your marriage!  Your husband, as you put down your self, sounds like genuine man and is ready to listen. 
      So as it is said,silence speak louder than words. Your silence in provoking situation will really cause things to end up in your favor
       
      I would suggest you do the following: 
      1- Make an announcement in the house before she arrives. Say, Grandma is coming home, we know she shouts and has her rules, but she won’t stay long. Please let’s just listen to her and make her happy. (Let your husband know about the announcement and tell him you’re trying to help the kids, yourselves and the grandma to have a better stay) this will mentally prepare everyone and you will be at peace when the shoutings really comes.
       
      2- Don’t react to her rude behavior. Please take a moment and think about this, she really tried her best to bring you to a state of reacting. What if you stopped reacting!? Her actions will have no meaning and eventually she will be forced to stop it. ( try and be pro active instead of reactive) once she starts acting up. All of you, collectively, go in a quiet mode and look at her for a brief moment, and then quickly disperse to give her  space and time. This polite gestures will really coax her into thinking InshaAllah. 
       
      3- Your dignity and respect is very vital. Her shoutings and disrespecting you isn’t very polite. You should welcome feedback (even if negative) but ask her, in front of your husband, to tell you what she finds wrong in you. Say I want to learn, but in a polite way. This act will prove to your husband that you want to be constructive and also stop your Mother in law from shouting at you in front of strangers. 
       
      4- Explain your children that they need to love and comply with her demands when she comes. As explained in no.1, but make your sure your love for grandma shows more than your worry and concern. This way you will help your children grow as balanced people who will love their Grandma and uphold their mother kind behavior and teachings. 
       
      5- Make sure that through the thick and the thin, you must maintain your relation and good communication with your husband. Once that gets spoilt or disrupted, your marriage can suffer. And that’s not in anyone’s favor! 
       
      6- Make loads of dua for your Mother in law. She needs duas to balance out. The duas will kindle love and care for her and InshaAllah Allah will collectively bless all of you. 
       
      Good luck, 
      Kind regards 
       

      Naajiya Jaffery
       
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    • Shall I send a formal proposal to the parents of a girl I Love.

      Assamualaikum

      I’m 23 y/o boy. I love a girl and she loved me also and agreed to marry me only if  her parents agree. But now she is upset with me. Should  i send a proposal for her?. I love her and i want to marry her. I know if i convince her parents  she will be agree too. What should i do ?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      Infact, it is better to handle the situation in this way, that is by sending a decent proposal.  
      If she still doesn’t want you, it will be a no. But you will rest assured that it was done ina decent way. A way that Allah likes best. 
       
      Good luck, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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  • Beliefs ('aqaid)
    • Please HELP!! Does trusting Allah mean that He will give you what you want if you have cut off all hopes from everyone except Allah. +Law of attraction by Allah

      Assalamalaikum! I have been going through a very intricate dilemma so I apologize in advance for the long question. I had been in contact with a guy and we intended to marry each other but when he asked his mom she said he is too young right now. When we were in contact, we did not talk to eachother on the phone except twice or thrice because it is haram to listen to a namehram’s voice without professional cause and did not see eachother’s pictures and we live in different countries. The point is, I tried as much as I could to avoid the things that Allah has clearly prohibited. I still felt guilty when I used to chat with him. When his mom said no, I cried a lot but I thanked Allah tala for closing the opportunity for a haram action (chatting with a namehram) I had been doing that I did not have the power to do by myself. Before we stopped contacting, we subtly went over the fact that he can talk to his mom again after two years because by then he will be done with his pre college education. Now during these two years, I want to know how should I be praying to Allah tala so that He grants me the guy I want to marry WITH HIS WILL I have read at several places in the Quran and believe that Allah can no doubt open ways for and make happen anything He wants to do. But that’s the thing, if He WANTS to do it. Initially, I had been praying to Allah tala that whatever He decides for me, I will accept it. Because there is a Hadees e Qudsi that says “If you hand yourself over to my wish, I will give you your wish as well.” But in the past, I have focused on “impossible” things I want and blindly trusted that Allah will give them to me and Alhamdulillah gotten them. I also read a book on the Law of Attraction and I believe that if you blindly trust Allah tala in that He WILL grant your wish, He will. So when I was praying according to the Hadees e Qudsi, every time I would think about not getting married to the guy I want to marry I would get really anxious and a little bit hopeless. So I decided to “let Allah tala know” that if He decides not to give me my wish, I will accept His command. But in the meantime, I have decided to only think about what I want and not think about what I don’t want and so I beg Allah tala to be razi with this wish of mine so that I can achieve my dream. Also I read a quote from 6th imam a.s that said, “If a human being wants that Allah gives him/her WHATEVER he/she asks for, he/she should be indifferent from everyone and ONLY tie his/her hopes with Allah.” From what I know, that is exactly what I have been trying to do. I don’t talk to anyone about this and don’t expect anyone to make this wish come true or help me except Allah with the waseelah of 14 masoomeen a.s. In that case, I should just be praying for what I want and BELIEVE that Allah will give it to me for sure right? But then I get confused and scared in that am I Nauzubillah trying to get Allah tala to be happy with what I want instead of the other way around. And I do NOT in any way want Allah tala to be angry regardless of whether or not He grants my wish. On the other hand, if I say, Allah tala do whatever you want, I will accept it, then how do I incorporate my desperation in my duas and how much I want to marry this guy? If I am not allowed to ask for whatever I want and believe for sure that He will grant it, (I have read an hadith that had a part like, “If you trust Allah, be sure that He will not break your trust.”) then what is the point of supplication and hajat? Can you beg Allah to WANT to do something? Can you beg for Him to say Yes to something? I believe for sure that He CAN do it 10000% percent, but the problem is how do I ask Him to put his raza in it and ask Him to WANT to do it? Please help me 🙁 Jazak Allah Khairun!

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Allah is the best planner. There is no doubt it, however we are impatient! 
      It is good to know that you Both are serious about this relation and want to do what is really demanded by Allah himself! I.e. marrying through legal ways. 
      So all you have to do is wait. 
      If it’s meant to, InshaAllah it Will come and if not you will definitely find this loving person who will be your husband for life InshaAllah.
       
      In the mean time. You can keep praying that Allah pls do the best for me. It doesn’t really hold much meaning when one wants to let “ Allah know”. He knows already. So that area has been taken care of!, however, what’s needed from your side is submission! 
       
      You must be submissive and patient. Indeed Allah is with patient ones. And whoever is with Allah can never ever loose! 
       
      Mia all goes well for you, 
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Observing Faqa on Ashura day.

      Salaam Alaikum. What is time of breaking faqa which we observe on the day of Ashoora? Is it acceptable if we break after zuhar-asar namaaz?

      Walikum Salam
       
      Faqa is observed in order to remind ourselves , the  pain of hunger and thirst our third Imam had to go through in Karbala.
      Sheikh Abbas Qumi mentions in Mafatihul Jinan that on the day of Ashura, it is a praiseworthy act to refrain from eating and drinking until the time of asr.
      Because it is not a compulsary act,you can break it at anytime.
       
      Regards
      Sukaina Taqawi.
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    • Shirk

      Asalam walkom I think I have fallen into shirk and I don’t know if I can fast or pray or am I still a Muslim. Basically today a fortune teller had come up to me and said that I was lucky. At first I had no Idea that he was I thought it was someone who was a magician who told you random stuff then he asked my favirote flower and number of brothers which he got correct I should have stopped their but he said a few things about my past which lured me in to carry on listening as he carried on speaking it just started to predict my futer which I didn’t believe but wanted to come true. He also, wnated me to gove him £20 pounds at first I thought no but then I thought it was rude not to give him anything so I have him a pound or so you know like people who do shows on the street. He said he wanted the money so that he to tell me a name of a woman in my family that had ruined my life and still is I told him I ditn have the money and that I’m sorry and walked away. After I have left him I realised what I had done so my question is that I know if you believe you fall into kufur but even though shortly I realised this is haram and Allah knows all and no way he could know this except using the devil as I already know know they work have I committed a big sin?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      We can always ask for forgives and hope that Allah will forgive you. 
      The real repentance from any Gunah is not to ever go back to the act again. So InshaAllah pls Give yourself a chance and believe that Allah is all knowing and forgiving. 
      May Allah help all of us stand strong on our faith in HIM. 
       
      Kind regards, 
      Naajiya Jaffery
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    • Bad Company

      I have a problem, I was a good muslim and I want to show my friend the truth too , but my friend was too bad as I thought to show him the straight path , so every time i wanted to talk about the religion he would talk against it , all I thought that I could help him but I am too weak and I cant help him , I feel that I am losing my religion feel bad because being with someone that have different believes would affect you I even dont know whats good and bad, I really hate myself , in other way we really respect each other for every thing ,thats one of the point that i cant give up with him . this situation really kills me , I love Islam I dont want Allah to misguide me. I have lost 10 kilos because of depression.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Allah never misguides anyone. It is ones own doings that misguided him my brother. 
       
      I don’t see any fruit of the friendship. 
      Friendship does not mean respect for one another. Rather it means to have things in common where your thoughts are in harmony with one another and your compatible with each other in many things. 
      In your case, I don’t see this! 
      I would suggest you give your friendship a different look and look for other people to be friends with.

      A friendship that ends up to be mental and physical disturbance is not a friendship. 

       
      Mind you, I’m not saying to cut ties with the person, rather while maintaining  your friendly gestures, you must associate with other people who will pull you close to Allah, and make you feel like your real self again. 
       
      Take good care of yourself. It is very important
       
      Kind regards,

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • I don't understand the reason behind wearing the Hijab, but still continue to.Can I remove it to secure my career and Job?

      Asalamun Alaykom, firstly I wish that our fasts and prayers all are valid to God swt and that we all find inner peace and become a better Muslim. – So I’m a 15 year old student girl. I am shia alhamdullilah and is religious, despite that my cousins for example from Iran turned to extreme unbelievers ever since they sat foot in the western side, but I’ve always been me. I have been to Karbala and Najaf and other holy cities in 2017 – best year of my life and I am currently begging my parents to come with them this Christmas. I’ve been wearing the hijab since I was 8 years old!! 8 year old little girl can’t even look up over the table. My own dad told me that I was so committed to it and loved it. Although recently I’ve just been very distant from it. Not that my Iman is weakened or lowered. I always take with my parents to mosque because they are dedicated and help a lot and are best friends with the Imam. I’ve read the Quran in Arabic nearly 4 times and I’m soon finished. I feel horribly bad whenever I do something bad if I miss one salah or so on.. As my mother said it’s all about if you’re pure from the inside, if your inner you are calm and faithful. But I am still frightened by the reaction from my parents and society. I’ve just worn it for so long and I don’t really feel the real message behind it. You should wear the hijab for Allah, only Allah. I wore it just to fit in. I am scared that my parents will not look at me the same, because I’m not gonna change. Never. I’ll still be the same Muslim girl trying to always do her very best. I am scared of what my parents’ friends will say. They’re ALL religious but don’t know what their kids does. I just need guidance from You. May god help me honestly. Also I’m not doing it to look attractive at all! I’m doing this because I’m not going to base my relationship with God on fear but solid love. I’m not going to wear something that makes no sense to me. I prefer not wearing a scarf on my head (still wear something respectable) and still be a good Muslim that wearing something I don’t like and be a bad Muslim. I want to become a judge, and hijab is not allowed. I don’t know what to do because you’re not allowed to wear something visible that symbolize something. May Allah guide each one of us confused mu’mineen and mu’minaat. I seek help. Sorry this is long, i’d like to get answers as soon as possible. Best regards, M

      Waalykum salam my dear sister 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      I must applaud you for your faith and steadfastness on your your belief. 
       
      Since you’re so young, I’d suggest you go through an intensive course on Aqaid. 
      Your concerns and queries are all rising from the deficiency and lack of the same. This will help you make firm decisions and also help your thoughts to fall in place. 
       
      I’d like to bring to your kind attention a few things that I was able to extract from your writing: 
      1- not all people are necessarily connected to God if they came from a Religious country like say Iran! 
      Rather, HIS love will only really illuminate in the hearts that really have the capacity to hold it! So let not someone else’s choices effect ours! 
       
      2- The same Allah that you love so dearly has chosen a code of dress for you. If one believes HIM to be so complete and fit to worship, then how can the same doubt HIS wisdom into choosing for his creation!? He ordained hijab for women because that’s what gives them their place and respect in the society! 
       
      Moreover, since we are encased in our physical bodies, Allah made a good fusion between the two to show the effect of one on the other. Like you have to physically make wudhoo to be able to pray, or physically stay hungry and thirsty to be able to fast, etc 
      In the same manner, like a wedding band does not make any sense on wearing it but still symbolizes love and belongingness, Hijab would do the same and symbolize love and belongingness to this Master who is the most kind, loving and wise. 
       
      3- according to the Islamic law, women are not allowed to be judges in court of law. You may want to seek further assistance and guidance from you local scholar in this regard 
       
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Reading Surah Yasin for deceased one's

      Assalamualaikum My grandad passed away can we as family recite surah yaseen for him so he gets the rewards for it inshaAllah?

      Wa alaykum salam
       
      Yes you can.
       
      Regards
      Sukaina Taqawi.
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    • NEGATIVE THINKING AND DEPRESSION

      Assalamualikum respected sir.I have a problem since december 2018 when i actually started practicing deen. from december to till now i have’nt miss my salah i started to memorize the Quran. but from day one i got waswas which leaded me to depression and anxiety i cannot study i cannot do anything and these wsawas remain with me all the time. i don’t know what to do. i started to be scared from death but i have listened that a MOMIN does not fear from death. all entire day all these kufriya wsawas and scary stuffs are going through my mind.when i wan’nt practicing deen i had a strong faith on Allah but after that i don’t know why i am losing my faith day by day that is very heart breaking for me. always always my heart says something bad is going to be happen , something bad is going to be happen… but i say HASBIALLAH or AMANTUBILLAH but don’t know why that depression and anxiety don’t vanishes. i don’t miss salah instead but my greater fear is that may be i am going to lose my faith with is dangerous.am a medical student and my exams are gonna come i can’t even study due these wsawas. every thime when i say that i believe in Allah for all my matters its like someone is saying to me hey! its all belongs to mind power and non muslims can Also do anything using law of attraction without believing in Allah (NAUZUBILLAH). respected shykh please please help me for the sake of Allah.my emaan is getting weaker and weaker what should i do? This fear of death. These kufriya wsawas are making me a weak muslim.

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 

      Wa-Alaykum As Salaam 
       
      Firstly congratulations on taking this important step.
       
      Secondly, know that shaytan has been become very disappointed in you and has doubled his efforts on you and wiswas is one of his biggest weapons.  You should try to avoid them and know the limits between reasonable doubts and wiswas.
       
      Fearing death is normal for everyone – to fear death because you fear not having had enough good deeds to overcome your bad is not the same as fearing death by non-believers….  
       
      When you say your eman is becoming weaker know that shaytan is doing his best to make you believe that.  Continue to pray, and to memorise the Holy Qur’an!   They will protect you eventually and over time.  Let them be part of your flesh and blood so that shaytan has less and less of an effect on you.  It is a struggle, keep fighting!
       
      Regards
      Sayed Sameer Hakim
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    • Magic

      What type of magic is permissible in Islam?

      Thank you for your question. Below is an answer to a question posed to Ayatullah Sistani on the matter:

       
      Question: Is it permissible to use white magic which is employed for good and is the opposite of black magic which is used by evil persons?
       

      Answer: Magic in all its shapes and forms is forbidden [even that which is used to undo magic] unless the matter rests upon a greater benefit such as saving the life of a respected person.
       

      May you always be successful.

       
      Regards
      Zohair Ali.
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    • Dua

      Agr 1 insan dua mang mang kr thak jai or us ki dua qabool na hoti ho to wo kia Kary, kisi or se mangy to shirk hoga, or dua mangna chor dy to phir bhi gunah, to aisi sorat me insan kia Kary?? Dua ka qabool na hona hi to insan ko gumrahi ki taraf le jata hy

      Wa alaykum salam
       
       Insaan ki haqeeqat ye hai ke wo hamesha Allah ke saamne zaruratmand aur faqeer hai.
      Lihaza jab wo dua karta hai aur haath phelata hai to kisi pe ehsaan nahi karta balke apni zarurat ko pura karne ke liye dua karta hai .Aur zaruratmand insan maangkar kabhi thakta nahi hai.
       
      Aqalmand insan hamesha usse maangtaa hai jo kisi ka mohtaj nahi hai,jo zaruratmand nahi hai aur jo ghani hai .ye tamam sifaat sirf Allah me paayi jaati hai .lihaza aap Allah ke dar chorke kahan jaasakti hain.
       
      Aap zara apni taraf dekhein,apne ird gird dekhein,wo Allah jisne aapko aur dusron ko itni ne’maton se nawaza hai,agar kabhi wo dua qabul nahi karta to zarur usme maslehat hai.
       
      Regards
      Sukaina Taqawi.
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    • Music

      Is listening to music with few lyrics that contain shirk and then mindlessly repeating without belief count as shirk?(I have stopped since)

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 

      Wa-Alaykum As Salaam  
       
      Because shirk is such a delicate issue it is best to avoid singing such songs even with out the intention of meaning the words, and as you are aware, listening to such things is forbidden.  Since you have stopped and with time, try to replace these words with that of the Holy Quran.  
       
      Inshallah it is not shirk as you are not meaning the words.  However, you should be aware that if the tongue gets used to such utterances it will have an effect on the heart
       
      Regards
      Sayed Sameer Hakim.
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  • Duaas & Ziyarat
    • Dua for younger brother

      Assalam Walkm
      I have a younger brother
      During childhood, he used to be very talkative, active and well-behaving later as he grew up and started going to college for graduation he is not at all talkative he doesn’t talk to me mother father or sister.
      he is not even going to the college just roaming with his friendsWe tried to give him counseling in every possible way. He is not at all interested in his studies.If we try to talk with him he just goes from there and doesn’t eat or talk with anyone for days now he is saying I will commit suicide.
      He doesn’t even to want to go to college and study. We asked if he doesn’t to study u can try any business u like but he is not interested in business he just doesn’t talk and roam with his friends
      he knows Islam well and goes to salah also.We tried to give him water by reading Quran verses like surah ya seen and ayat ul kursi.
      Is there any ruqya or dua which would be very helpful
      please send the answers as early as possible
      jazakallahu khair
       

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Sorry to hear about your brother. It is difficult to handle young blood especially when they aren’t ready to listen. 
       
      I would suggest you ask someone else, other than your immediate family member, to speak to him (someone he would listen to) 
      Also, take interest in his interest. It maybe hard, but this interest will bring love and understating and then slowly he will open up and start listening.  
       
      Youth tend to find comfort in friends and doing what he is already doing. Be that comfort in his bad times. When everyone in the family is cross with him. Offer love and understanding. Tell him you understand that it’s hard but well you’re with him and are ready to listen to him. 
       
      Things that will play with his psychology will really help.
       
      Also ask your parents to read this dua. Pls assist them in reading the meaning too. 
       
      https://www.al-islam.org/sahifa-al-kamilah-al-sajjadiyya-imam-ali-zaynul-abidin/25-his-supplication-his-children

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      In my prayers, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
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    • Is there any Kaffara / Sadqa for miscarriage.

      Aoa I want to ask a question from Any Shia Alim.. Last year I went on zyaraat sham Iraq iran Alhmdulillah..i have 3 boys Mashallah.. I prayed on every Roza for my Daughter that Allah give us daughter this time…i also pray for my younger brother that may Allah bless him with Aulaad….at one Roza I don’t remember in Iraq or iran, I unintentionally, or u can say in deep emotions I prayed that may Allah give me daughter after my brother’s Aulaad.. So that he n my sister in law may not feel more… I prayed there just for one time… From that time till today, I conceived 2times and unfortunately both times within 3months I had miscarriage…my brother yet has no kid..May Allah give him soon Ameen… Plz help me what should i do now in this condition…any kufara any sadqa?? I’m so worried and due to miscarriage so broken.. Please help me in this regard… JazakAllah

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Allah is extremely loving and kind. If you have miscarried twice there must be an underlying cause. InshaAllah nothing to do with the dua.because your dua was full of love for your brother and his wife. 
       
      If it worries you, set aside some good amount of charity and make loads of duas. Speak to Allah and ask him to bless you and your brother with whatever HE knows is best InshaAllah. 
       
      Pls also recite dua no.25 from sahifah sajjadiyah. Your brother and his wife should recite it too. 
       
      Kind regards, 
       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • I am facing complete failure and trouble in every aspect of life

      Aoa Since past two years, my life is complete disaster. I am 24 female I used to be brilliant student and have friends but from past two years I am university drop out. Lost all my friends, my parents try to get me married, but no success. No one likes me to be their wife,daughter in law as I have crooked teeth, dark complexion and I am fat,this has cause me so low self esteem. I can’t get any job.moreover i feel I know nothing I can’t study or learn new thing despite my desperate attempt. This year I moved to USA with aim to start new life but all in vain I didn’t accomplish any of the above mention thing. My family is now upset with me. I am so depressed. In past I did many wazifa but none of my problem get solved.Even for some I read Surah al baqarah on daily basis.Please recommend me dua. 2ND: I have heard we can’t do two wazifa for two different needs at same time please explain this one. Thank you

      Waalykum salam sister 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      I must applaud your effort and stamina. You certainly
      Sound like a fighter and know how to stick to your goals. 
       
      Moving country for Chasing your goals is a big step and I see that determination in you MashaAllah. 
       
      Allah has made you unique! There is no other like yourself! So start from that point and I more the things hat bother you. Dealing with one at a time! 
       
      So for instance, you might want to see a dentist or an orthodontist to fix your teeth. And then once that is fixed you can slowly target your weight. Each time chasing small goals that are achievable. This is not to beautify yourself, because you’re beautiful in your own unique way, rather to satisfy your concern and to boost your confidence. 
      Once you get the ball rolling, in sure you will feel back on track. 
      Making dua and speaking to Allah in plenty will make the targets and goals much easier and you will feel lighter and at peace. 
       
      You must also speak to HIM about your future and how you want HIM to help you out. Talking it out to Allah himself really puts all worries at ease and makes big problems small 
       
      Kindly visit www.duas.org and select from a wide range of duas that best suit yourself! 
       
      You can certainly recite as many duas as you wish, and at whatever time. There is no such thing to ask for one thing at a time! 
      Good luck 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
       
       
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    • Protection From Evil Power

      Assalamu alaikum, We are live in rented house.we have been eight month passed.

      But we are facing the following problems in the house

      1. we are feeling someone wake up while sleeping

      2.bad dreams

      3. anxiety

      Please help to solve the problem Insha Allah

      Alaykum Salaam

      You should give some money in sadaqa every day.

      Also recite the two following verses often. Because in a hadith from Imam Sadiq (A), he says that in each case, the verse following these verses gives the reassurance that God will dispel fear and harm

      Verse 1: 3/171 | ????? ???? ? ??? ??????

      Verse 2: 21/87 | ?? ??? ??? ??? ?????? ??? ??? ?? ????????

      Kind regards

      Abbas Jaffer

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    • Dua to Cure Illness

      AS SALAM O ALYKUM I HAVE BROTHER WHO HAD ACCIDENT 7 YEARS AGO IN MONTH OF SAFARI IN 2012 HE IS BEEN HOSPITAL ON BED ANY AYAT OF QURAN PAK FOR SHIFA PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW MANY TIME TO READ ON HIM JIZAKALLAH.

      Salamun Alaykum

      You may recite any part of the Qur’an for shifa – recite from all the verses often and pray to Allah for the best for him.

      Regards

      Abbas Jaffer

       
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    • Tough Marriage

      Assalaamoalaikum! I’m married for 2 yrs and expecting Alhumdulillah . I’m actually going through a very tough time. There is some one or the other who is creating a clash between me n my husband.. Someone is actually breaking our marriage. Plz help me what Dua shall I recite for preventing my marriage. Jazakallah!

      Alaikum salam.
      Marriage is a sacred pact and its a good thing that you want to save your marriage.  
      My advice is first of all to see through your relationship with your husband and check if there are any short comings or.misgivngs between the both of you.  If there are God forbid, then try your best to patch them up in every possible way through your words and actions.  
      Allah has promised love between spouses but there has to be a way to go about it of course. A woman can sacrifice easily and give in by being humble because of using her emotions, specially if it be done intellectually.
      Prayers will always have an effect to make a marriage stronger but without trying and struggling, there wont be a major difference.  
      If however, you are doing all you can with sincere prayers, thinking that something else could be the cause of your problems, you can start with seeking advice from an experienced and pious elder and recite this dua that is attached herewith to prevent from evil eye.
      InshAllah if you continue with struggle and goodwill with sincere duas, you will reap the benefits in every field of your life.
       
      Salma Alavi.
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    • Wazifa to Break an Engagement

      As Salamu Alikum i love a girl for many years few days ago she got engaged to someone else by force. Because her parents consider love marriage a crime or disrespectful. Therefore i want to know the wazifa to break the engagement so that i can marry her.

      Waalaykum Salam 

      Duas are very special and holy. They should be used for such purposes too. 
      Now that she is someone else’s wife to be, you should respect that fact and move on. 
      InshaAllah Allah will send your better half very soon too. 
       
      Kind regards 
       

      Naajiya.S.Jaffery 
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    • Dua For Fulfillment of Hajaat

      I am very much in need and very much troubled.have possibly tried everything.. Looked for ayats and surahs on Internet also and tried it but didn’t get any outcome.. M losing hope.. Please guide me what to do.. What is the best surah or amal for fulfillment of wishes

      Salaam Alaykum,
       
      There are many supplications taught by the Prophet (S) and Imams (A) for the fulfilment of duas. Some are listed here: http://www.duas.org/hajaat.htm
       
      At the same time be aware of certain acts that stop duas from being accepted and avoid them. https://www.duas.org/articles/unanswered.htm
       
      With regards
      Abbas Jaffer
       
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    • Dua

      I like a girl in my neighbor and she also like me but she is forcefully convinced for marriage to some other man. She is not properly educated and no knowledge about Islam. Her family does every types of shirk and bidat including the family she is promised for marriage. I talked to her family but they refused to marriage. Though I love and care for her very much, I wanted to bring her out of shirk and bidat and educate her properly about Deen and Islam and this is one of the main reason for marrying her. . I cannot imagine, one day she will be in hell. I am very much depressed from 2 months. I have also committed sin with her which I deeply regret and seek forgiveness from Allah. My question is Can I pray to Allah, still give me her for marriage. She’s not married yet.

      Waalaykum salam.
       
      Dua is meant for everything. It could b for asking something or even repentance. 
      In your case, you wanted to bring her to the right way of belief but you already have committed a sin into doing it. 
      In this case, You should make dua for repentance and then pray for the best to happen to you and her.
       
      Good luck..
      InshaAllah that you find tranquility..
       
      N.S.Jaffery 
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    • Duas Not Accepted

      I did many wazifas, cried repented but my duas are not answered by ALLAH i dont know what to do it has been more than 6 years i daily make duas but no result is seen so far. Can you tell me what to do i tried alot of wazifa availble on internet.

      Salaamun alaykum 

      Thank you for your question. Sometimes a dua is not answered as what we think is good for us is not in the greater scheme of things. In the same way as your child may ask you for something repetitively, but you may not give it to them as you know that it is not good for them, so too God’s Wisdom dictates which duas are granted and which are not. What is certain however, is that your duas are accepted when they fulfil the conditions of dua and the reward for those duas await you in the next life. 
       
      Also for some duas 6 years is not too long, so doing give up. There are people that have made duas for that time or much longer, and their wishes are granted later. Either way put it in God’s Hands as He knows what is best.
       
      May you always be successful, may your duas be accepted and may you come to submit to the Wisdom of God.
       
      ZoheirAli
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  • Fiqh: Alms Tax (Zakat)
    • Zakaat

      Salaam Alaykum, Kindly let me that from Zakat may we pay to our relatives if they are poor facing financial problems

      Wa-Alaykum As Salaam  

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 
       
      Please see the following link for information on who zakat can be paid for.
       
       
      Thank you.
       
      S.L. Al-Hakim
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    • Zakat

      Salaam Alaykum, Can son-in-law give zakat to his wife’s parents?

      Wa-Alaykum As Salaam  

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 
       
      Please see the following link for information on who zakat can be paid for.
       
       
      Thank you.
       
      S.L. Al-Hakim
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    • Zakat

      I am salary person. Instead of salary i have one house from which rent coming and that rent also uses in my expenses due to my low salary. Instead of this house i have one house which is not fully developed and its in construction stage still might we have plan to live there when its fully estabilished I want to know that how and on which earning i have to pay zakat shall i have to pay zakat on the property from which one of them rent is coming and other is in construction stage. Await for the reply

      Salaam Alaykum,

      In the above query, zakat is not obligatory; In some cases khums become obligatory refer to:

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    • Car Warranty / Zakat

      I have 2 issues to ask from a right Scholar.

      Could you please help

      1. Is Car Warranty is allowed in Islam? as I called a Mufti at Leicester Daraul;afta who is saying that it is not allowed in Islam as it is kind of Insurance

      2. Do I have to pay Zakat on the property as I had purchased a shop 20 years back as investment for the propose of buying a House for my own family residence ( I have not taken Mortgage due to religious reason) and for education/marriage of my children? This shop is locked since last 20 years now I want to sale it as my son got admission and want to payoff University fee of my son and to safe for Marriage of my daughter.

      My wife has heard from somewhere on U tube from a mulana saying that you must pay zakat on this property. Could you please let me know about this. It will be great.

      Thanking you in anticipation

      Kind regards

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem

      Answers are as per the marjaiya of Syed Sistani:

      1. There is no problem in it.

      2. Khums is payable on investments.

      S.L. Al-Hakim

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    • Zakat al- Fitr and Fidya

      Salaam,

      1) I have not been able to fast for the past 5 years. I have never paid the Fidya before. I have heard some years ago that one need to pay it, but I have not paid anything until today. My question is, what is the ruling for me? Can I pay the Fidya altogether for the past years now? And how do I know the amount I should pay (per fast). I live in Sweden.

      2) Also I need to know about the Zakat al-fitr. I am Baligh and have a job, but still live with my parents. Every year, my father pays the Zakat al-fitr for the whole family. But since I am Baligh and have an income, Is this sufficient? Or do I need to pay Zakaat al-fitr myself? Thank you in advance.

      1. For details, read:

      https://www.world-federation.org/news/ramadhan-1438-zakat-al-fitrah-fidyah-and-kaffarah

      For payments:

      https://www.world-federation.org/donate-2/

      2. If you have an income, its an obligation on you. However, if your parents pay on behalf of you, that is sufficient. 

      Ask an Alim

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    • Zakat al Fitrah for Our Guests

      Asak,

      We are expecting some family over this Eid. The boy is my cousin (shia). They are travelling from Dubai with the intention of tourism. Out of they 10-12 day stay they are coming to visit us for 2-3 days . Their first night here may be the night before Eid. They are expected to arrive home before maghrib. My cousin’s wife(who is a sunni) and children are accompanying him. Also his wife’s father and brother (sunnis) are now coming along to stay with us too. Their Eid will probably be a day before. If they have already celebrated Eid on the Tuesday and arrive at ours that night and if our Eid falls on the Wed or

      Thurs whilst they are we us, are we obliged to pay all of their fitrah? Or can I assume they would have already paid their fitrah and I should just pay my cousin’s.

      Please clarify. JazakAllah

      Alaykum Salaam

      If they arrive before maghrib on Eid day and stay as your guests overnight, then you have to pay Zakat Fitra for each of them, irrespective of their madhab and whether they have paid Fitra. If they arrive after maghrib on Eid night and stay as your guests, then it becomes mustahab to do so.

       Kind regards and Eid Mubarak

      Abbas Jaffer

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    • Zakat On Shares

      Assalam-u-alikum

      I have taken a 3 year interest free employment loan of 80,000 riyals from my company (employer) on 1st January 2016. The loan is repayable over a period of three years and hence each month a monthly installment of 2,222 riyals is deducted from my salary.

      I have invested the loan in the public company shares as a long-term investment to earn dividends and hence bought 80,000 shares (1 riyal each) in a company doing halal business. I will be paying zakat on 31 December 2016.

      Now my question is on 31 December 2016, on which of the following amounts of shares I am liable to pay zakat.

      1. Total value of 80,000 shares I bought from the loan amount as those are in my possession although against the loan amount.

      2. To the extent of the value of the shares 26,664 (2,222 x 12= 26,664) ? I.e. the amount of installments I would have paid by the year end 31 December 2016 and deducted from my salary.

      Thanks & Regards Khurram Shahzad

      Alaykum Salaam.

      In your case only Khums would be applicable and even that will start applying after you have paid back your loan of 80,000 riyals.
      Kindly refer to this link for further explanation – http://askanalim.org/node/1072

      For further clarification if required, please do not hesitate to revert.

      Ask An Alim Team
       

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    • Mustahab Zakat/Charity

      A DRESS WHICH WAS USED JUST ONCE FOR A SHORT WHILE,,CAN WE GV THAT DRESS TO POOR, IN ZAKAT IN RAMADAN??

      There is no harm in it.

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    • Zakat To Sick Brother

      salam

      my brother is a kidney patient and have no source of earning. Do i give him zakat. He is dependent on his elder brother. My zakat money can help him to fullfill his daily needs.

      please guide me if i can give my brother zakat.

      Thanks.

      W/salaam.

      ?Mustahab Zakat (charity) can be given to your sick brother.

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  • Fiqh: Breastfeeding
  • Fiqh: Buying and Selling
    • Extra Premium

      Assalamualikum! I want to buy a mobile from a website. They are offering mobile on installments. But the question is if the mobile costs 10000 rupees they are asking for advance money which is 30 percent and the remaining amount is divided into 3 , 6 or 12 months. and they say that if you buy this mobile on installments we will take 2 percent premium(munafa) and this mobile will finally cost you 10200 or something like that. and they will not put fine if I pay late installments . Is this allowed in islam.? Thanks

      Alaykum Salaam,
      This form of transaction is allowed.
       
      Regards
      Abbas Jaffer 
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    • Forex Trading

      I want to know about forex trading, Buying and selling of currencies on the internet is Halal or Haram ? And please give reasons.

      Salaam Alaykum,

      Your Question is quite general. However the office of Sayyid Sistani said that if it’s the normal way of buying foreign currency from someone and selling it to the other like normal transaction then it should be ok. 
      If this isn’t the case then it needs further evaluation 
       
      Kind regards, 
      Naajiya.S.Jaffery 
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  • Fiqh: Divorce
    • Can I marry my wife again without divorcing her

      Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabaharakatuh…. Can I marry my wife again without divorcing her? I mean that marrying the same girl for second time without giving divorce.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for you Question. 
       
      You certainly can! 
       
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Can a women take khula on the basis of baseless & false accusation?

      Why do I dream about my ex alot when she left me, I asked many scholars but no one gave a reply. Can a women take khula on the basis of baseless & false accusation? Can she take without the consent of husband? I haven’t received any proper documentation on khula so still it validates her khula.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your question however some things were unclear. 
       
      Khula is when a man gains something from a wife in return for a Talaq. This Talaq can only take place if the man’s consent is there.
       
      Either send your question back or speak to your local Aalim 
       
      Kind regards 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Islamic rules about divorce and divorced parents

      I married a woman in Amman Jordan and brought her to live with me in USA. She was twice divorced before me but had no children We had a daughter together. I was a good husband and good father. A year after she arrived to the US she left me. She said that as she was a pharmacist she was ashamed to be married to an uneducated man such as me and that she needed someone of her own social class to be married to. She left me and my daughter. i raised my daughter alone for 2 years. She returned married to a non Muslim who is a local lawyer in a big firm. He immediately started proceedings against me and had the courts find me mentally ill so i can no longer see my daughter. He is claiming to be the new father and is continuously suing me in court for many reasons. My ex wife has testified against me in these proceedings and has revealed much personal information and made it public in the courts. Even things from my childhood (such as having been imprisoned by israeli miliary while growing up in palestine). She has cost me nearly half a million dollars to defend myself. She says she will never stop until i am loving homeless in the streeets. My question: 1) i never divorced this woman. She walked out of my house and obtained a civil American divorce against my will. Am i islamically still married to her. 2) is she allowed to have our 11 year old daughter with her being married to a new husband. he declared shahada in the local masjid but only so he could marry. He does not practice Islam 3) i am fighting legally to stay in my daughters life. I cannot afford to do so anymore. If i walk away from my daughters life is this abandonment of my child? 4) as a divorced husband do i have islamic rights to my daughter? What are they? By the way my daughter has chosen to.live with me when asked by the court. 5) my ex wife is wealthy. He annual income is above half a million dollars annual. I am poor and living off of loans and debt. I have been paying her nafaqa as well as providing my daughter with everything she needs. Am i obligated to pay nafaqa islamically 6) i have had no support from the Islamic community here. Any information you can give me to enlighten me about my situation and the islamic rules about divorce and divorced parents will be helpful. May Allah bless you Maher

      Waalykum salam 

       

      Thank you for your Question 
       
      Sorry to hear about your situation.
       
      For your query I called the office of Sayyid Sistani and they answered your questions as below: 
       
      1- Yes you’re still married
       
      2- yes it’s ok for the child to live with her mother. However it is the right of the father to have her daughter 
       
      3- you’re trying your best and continue to do so. Even if it means you can’t legally afford some things but keep your relation and speak to her often. Stand for her in her good and bad times. (Abandoning would be to cut off ties). 
       
      4- yes! Your relation with your wife is one and the relation with your child is another. Father and child relation is such that the child is known by her fathers name as he is the root of this child. It has nothing to do with the mother between the two. 
       
      5- you have to pay Nafaqa for your daughter. But not your wife. Nafaqah of a wife who leaves her husband and does not comply to his needs is not Wajib on the man. 
       
       
       
      Pls read no. 22,23 & 24 
       
      In my duas 
      Kind regards 
      Naajiya Jaffery.
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    • Domestic voilence

      I just want to know ,if a husband fights for sex regularly, and torches his wife and uses his wife for sex only. Husband thinks that wife is only for kitchen and sex and when his wife say ” no” to sex his husband starts rude behavior.Since last 14 year,wife is unhappy due to this nature, so can a man (who wants to help her )marry her after KHULA or Talaq ??

      Waalykum salam 

      I certainly think you should get some counseling before you decide to leave your husband. 
      Infact you should also encourage your husband to sit for some sessions too.
       
      A woman can certainly marry another man. She will first have to sit for her ‘iddah’ 
       
      Hope this was helpful 

       

      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Iddah after khula.

      Assalamualaykum my question is that do i have to go through iddah period if my husband left to go abroad 2 years ago and i decide to take khula on the grounds he didnt keep in commonication and no maintenance? When am i legally able to marry? He went in aug 2016 .i will get khula document by june 2019 will i be able to marry straightaway or because hes been abroad for long away from me dont need to have iddah? Please reply soon jazakallah

      Wa alaykum salam
       
      Your iddah period will start straight after the khula formula is pronounced.
      You should wait until you see three menstrual periods and as soon as you see the third period you are free and can marry again.
       
      Regards
      Sukaina Taqawi.
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    • Is it a talaq

      Assalaam Alaikum, I had a heating arguement with my wife on phone…so i tell her “shall i give you talaq”…this word came thrice from my tounge but unintentionally….i didnt say that i am giving to talaq….so please tell me is it a talaq or not ?

       
      With thanks and regards,
      Ask An Alim Team.
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    • 3 talaqs

      If a person gave 3 talaqs(talaq talaq talaq) at a time in anger.. I would be count 1 or 3?

       
      With thanks and regards,
      Ask An Alim Team.
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    • Divorce

      My wife was feeling insecure from me as two times I told her please start living with me else i will leave you, due to that reason she was thinking may be once start living with me I will leave her/divorce her and she and her family forced me to send divorce papers but honestly speaking I don’t want to divorce her, however I went to Notary public and request I won’t pronounce three times talq and recite Qalma he agreed and I just singed stamped paper without reading three talqs . Please let me know if this talq is happened or not as never intend to. JazakAllah

      Waalaykum Salam,

      For a divorce to be correct, it has to have the following conditions:

      1- You have to have two believing adults as your witness
      2- The woman has to be clean of her menstrual period and also shouldn’t be pregnant
      3- Proper Arabic words need to be uttered for the act to take place.

      Best wishes
      Naajiya.S.Jaffery

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    • Divorce

      My in-laws and my wife force me to divorce her though I don’t want. I went to court and request to stamp vendor that I want to make divorced deed but don’t want to pronounced anything so I never pronounced three time as Talaq . Do you think divorce is done or not?

      Waalaykum Salam,

      For a divorce to be correct, it has to have the following conditions:

      1- You have to have two believing adults as your witness
      2- The woman has to be clean of her menstrual period and also shouldn’t be pregnant
      3- Proper Arabic words need to be uttered for the act to take place.

      Best wishes
      Naajiya.S.Jaffery

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    • Ruju after two divorces

      Meny apni biwi ko pehly ek khuch alfaz kahy jo ka yon tha ka aj ka bad tum mari zindagi say nikal gai jis main niyat talaq ki nahi thee mager jub fatwa liya to ono na kaha k ahtiyatan nikah kar lain pr nikah kar liya ab per mainy apni biwi ko nasihatan lafza talaq ka sath ek talaq de jis ka bad ab ruju kia bil qool do gawhon ka samnay or per tahrer onko bhaij de onko mil gai or ono na pad li ab wo ghar wapis ana nahi chahti kia wo mary nikah main hi rahain gee ya nahi jazakallah

      Waalaykum Salam,

      For a divorce to be correct, it has to have the following conditions:

      1- You have to have two believing adults as your witness
      2- The woman has to be clean of her menstrual period and also shouldn’t be pregnant
      3- Proper Arabic words need to be uttered for the act to take place.

      Best wishes
      Naajiya.S.Jaffery

      Kindly Refer to the following fr your answer

      https://fiqh.world-federation.org/question/talaaq-and-rujuu/

       
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  • Fiqh: Eating and Drinking
    • Use of Alcohol in Medication

      I was diagnosed with severe hyperthyroidism last year. I started medication for it, which you have to take atleast 12 to 18 months. However, as my health got better I stopped taking the medication. The medication (Neo mercazole) had severe side effects on me; like headaches, hair loss, fatigue, and body pain. A week ago I did my thyroid test and again shows that I have to start the medication again. This I don’t want to do, as it will again result in me suffering from the side effects. After researching herbal alternative I came across Thyroid Calming (by Herb Pharm) with really good online reviews. However, this products contains cane alcohol. Kindly, let me know as this would be permissible in my case.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your question and sorry to hear about your medical condition. 
       
      I cannot comment on the medication and also don’t know the % of alcohol in the mentioned medication. 
      However pls see the following link (Q&A no.8) for an answer by Sayyid Sistani  to a similar Question: 
       
      https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01123/

      Answer: The drink that is made from barley and called “Fuqa’ in Arabic is definitely forbidden and Najis (ritually impure) as an obligatory precaution.This drink is not intoxicant normally but it makes one feel tipsy; that is a state of slight drunkenness caused apparently by low percentage of alcohol in the liquid.
      www.sistani.org
      Kind regards, InshaAllah you feel better 
       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Please enter your question title here..

      Aslam o Alaikum Allama sahib me ye poochna chahata hoon keh me waiter ki job kerta hoon to apni job per jo hamara khana diya jata he uss ke ilawa ager kuch kha lain to hamare liye jaiz he ke nahi. Wassalam

      Walikum Salam

      Agar aapko pata hai ke hotel ka malik razi hai to aap khasakte hain. Malik ki permission zaruri hai.
       
      Sukaina Taqawi.
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    • Counsel - Husband Drinks Alcohol

      I m married and i want to ask something about activities of my husband.. I found out that my husband use to drink beer withi his friends, i want to kbkw that is it is allowed a/c to islam.. I don’t know that he drank alcholic beer or non alcholic because he didn’t talk to me in that matter he use to hide it. What should i do in that case??plz do tell me about it a/c to quran and hadith.

      Salam Alaykum,

      There are a few Ayahs in the Quran that speak about Alcohol and drinking for instance (2:219):

      They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, “In them is great sin and [yet, some] benefit for people. But their sin is greater than their benefit.” And they ask you what they should spend. Say, “The excess [beyond needs].” Thus Allah makes clear to you the verses [of revelation] that you might give thought

      Also,
      Kindly refer to the link below for rulings in Alcohol 
       
      If I understood correctly, he is still drinking alcohol? 
      If he is, and you’re sure it’s not the non alcoholic than you must mention to him and clarify it with him
      You can also show him the above link to tell him that drinking alcohol according to Islamic law is Haram. 
      If you fear that this approach will be a dent into your married life than you may speak to an Aalim or an elderly who will listen to you and who your husband will listen to and help you resolve this indirectly.
       
      Fiamanillah 
      Naajiya.S.Jaffery 
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  • Fiqh: Fasting (á¹¢awm)
    • One Fast With Two Intentions

      السلام Ùˆ علیکم!! I have a simple question. That what if one have some qada’ fasts (the ramadan fast, which they were unable to perform).. And now he/she wants to have fast on Mondays and Thursdays.. Can he/she do this by having double intensions.. i.e that of the SUNNAH and the left over fasts of RAMADAN?! is it possible or allowed?!! Waiting for your answer.. Jazak Allah. ہوں

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question.
      When you have an obligatory act to perform, be it Qadha, you cannot have another Niyyah or intention attached to it. 
      You may get the thawab of fasting on say Mondays and Thursdays but the intention is solely Wajib 
       
      Kind regards 
       

      Naajiya.S.Jaffery 
       
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  • Fiqh: Following a Jurist (TaqlÄ«d)
    • Switching back to Agha Khui's Taqlid?

      I was first on agha khuis taqlid, but after he died I switched to agha seestanis taqlid. Can I again switch to agha khuis taqlid now?

      If a person acts according to the fatwa of a Mujtahid in certain matter, and after the death of that Mujtahid, he follows a living Mujtahid in that matter according to his obligation, he cannot act again according to the fatwa of the dead Mujtahid.

      http://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2116/

      Kumail Rajani

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  • Fiqh: Found Property
    • Lost and Found

      Alhamdolillah, last few months we have had quite a few guest stay at our house. We have found some jewelry pieces like Aqeeq and Dure Najaf rings and some other costume jewelry in the house. We sent pictures to all our guests but no one is claiming anything. One of the guest has offered to buy one of the rings. Do we have the right to sell it? What do we do with these items? If we were to sell it, we would donate or give as Sadka the money as if it was a donation from the unknown owner. Kindly advise. JAK

      Salamun Alaykum
       
      If after one year of trying to locate owners you are still unsuccessful then you can give it to charity
       
      Best regards
       
      Abbas Jaffer 
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    • What to do with money I found (Lost & Found)?

      About 2 years ago I found some money, I kept it while expecting that one day I will find the owner and give them back. After 2 years I think I will never find the owner of this money. What should I do with it? Should I give it to someone as sadaqah or donate to charity or hand over to the police? What is the right thing to do in this situation?

      Salam Alaykum, 
       
      The link below provides an answer in Persian (Farsi) to your query (no.9):
       
      It says: 
      If  Money or a thing was found in public place and there is no hope of finding the owner, then one can posses this Money or thing. However, if you can locate the owner by either time, or the type of money or so, then you must announce and look for the owner. 
       
      Kind regards 
      Naajiya.S.Jaffery 
       
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  • Fiqh: General
    • Playing a lottery

      Assalam O Allikum I have current account here in UK and the bank I am with rewards £2.00 if I have incoming of £750 every month. I take this £2.00 and buy a lottery. I have been doing this for last 2 years although never won. I plan to spend any winnings, if there will be, to help people in need, I know many in current economic climate. Please guide me on above. Jizzak ALLAH

      Bismillah 

       
      Thank you for your question. Gambling is not permitted even with spare or unexpected earnings. The money won would not be halal.
       
      May you always be successful
       
      Zohair Ali.
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    • Wearing thin dress in front of mahram

      In our region, the summer is very hot and unbearable and there is lot of load-shedding. Can in such conditions, a woman wear dress of thin fabric with no undergarments in front of her mahrams (father, brothers or sons) in her house?. Or can she wear just bra with no shirt in front of her mahram within house?.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Mahrams can see you without hijab and you are “free” of outside covering in-front of them. However this does not mean that the modesty and ethics that demands a mother or daughter to observe infront of her son or father respectively to be compromised. 
       
      This kind of clothing should be ok for a wife to wear in presence of her husband as their closeness is different than the closeness that a daughter or mother has with her father or son. 
       
      During hot weather, cool clothes have proven to be of use and help. 
      InshaAllah that this helps.
       
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Is abortion haram? I’ve read so many different answers and just want a yes or no please

      Ive just found out that I am pregnant again, Alhamdohlillah I have three children. This is unexpected. I’m very co fused at the moment and sad because I am not ready to be a mother again. I know I may sound selfish but I am just very confused. I’ve read many arrivals on abortion but just want a straight answer if it haram.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      Yes it is Haram 
       
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Jewellery with my mother in law

      Jewllery which was given to me at the time of marriage from my Husbands side is with my mother in law ,  I gave  her to keep it  safely 8 years back but now Husband is saying she doesnt  owe me anything  ..I dont know if this is Right?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      According to the Islamic law (Shariah), the Gold belongs to you and your mother in law has to return it to you. If she doesn’t, she is and will be accountable for it unless you wish to gift it to her. 
       
      Kind regards 
      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Is it haram to write fictional stories?

      I have an aspiration to write stories and I don’t know if it is haram. My stories may be completely fictional or based on history such as the pre islamic era or a countries history and they may also one day be used for movies. Can I write stories specifically for movies? Where is the line drawn between haram and halal?

      Assalamu Alaykum 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      Writing story is a great skill and much needed in the Islamic world. 
      You can write stories as you wish as long as you’re not indulging into haram. For instance, attributing something to God that HE is not, or the Masum (as), compromising the Islamic teachings, etc 
      Haram is as known,  is Haram! So in any case should you come across a thought that goes against the Teaching of Islam, you must refrain from it. 
       
      Hope this helps
      Good luck! 
       
      Kind regards 

      Naajiya Jaffery
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    • Halal or Haram for Plastic Surgery to Look Normal ?

      Is it possible if you can advise whether or not otoplasty is allowed in Islam? I know that it’s not allowed to make someone beautiful. However I do not want to beautify; I just want my ears to look as normal as anyone else, because my ears currently stick out on both side(protruding ear). I would like to perform an otoplasty, which is a small operation that attenuates the back of the ear (cutting, removing cartilage and excess skin, and folding the cartilage to the correct position and fastening it with internal stitches). It does not reduce the size of the ears or reposition them; it just puts them back so they don’t come out. This operation also if done correctly it will not harm the overall health.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question
       
      Kindly refer to the link below for similar Questions answered previously 
       
       
       
       
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffer
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    • Is the job of this salesman haraam or halaal

      A man open a new Noodles shop and hire a salesman who offer people FREE Noodles and ask them to say few Good lines about Noodles on a video recording, so people will watch that positive video about it’s reviews and buy. If a person don’t like noodles than that salesman request those testers to speak only good words. If a tester say any negative word then there will be no sales and shop owner will not pay salary to salesman and fire him. Whereas, salesman is not allowed to taste noodles and he have idea how it tastes. It may be good or bad. In that case, Salesman’s salary is Halal or Haram?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. For your Question I called the office of Sayyid Sistani and they confirmed that your income is Halal. 
       
      Kind regards 
       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
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    • I can get a job as I fulfill all the requirements but I need to give money to the coordinator.Am I allowed to do so?

      Aoa I hope that you are good. I am Electrical Engineer by profession and looking for a k b since three years and I have done Masters as well. According to rules I deserve a job In university but wherever I apply for a job they ask me to bring reference/money. Now I can get a job as I fulfill all the requirements but I need to give money to the coordinator.Am I allowed to do so? I have done istikhara and it said yes but still I want ask you that.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      Kindly refer to the links below: 
       
       
       
      Also, Istikhara cannot tell you what is right to do and what is wrong. 
      Shariah laws, rules and regulation are all very well penned down and one must refer to those for such queries. 
       
      Kind regards, 
      Naajiya Jaffery
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    • Organ donation

      Are we allowed to give our organs upon death?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your question 
       
      Kindly refer to the link below: 
       
      https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01277/

      Kind regards

      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
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    • Am I still his wife ?

      I am a of 27 year old girl I was in a relationship with a man of 49 years. I had a nikkah with him 2 years ago in a mosque without my parents knowing but after my nikkah we had all the relation of husband and wife with each other. But my husband used to say ‘ i divorce u’ many times. Even 3 divorces at a time but before the iddah period he revoked me to build a relation of husband and wife again. He has done this 4 to 5 times . I want to ask am I still his wife? or is it haram to be with him? Is it permissible for me to go to his bed?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      If you were still a virgin when you did the Nikah, then the Nikah is invalid because it is Wajib for a girl to have the permission of her father or Grand father 
       
      Also, for a divorce to be correct, it has to have the conditions. Kindly refer to the link below to see them: 
       
       
      Kind regards,
      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
       
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  • Fiqh: Hajj
    • Loan for Hajj

      We are planning to go to hajj but I am taking loan for that which I will return back before travelling for Haj. Is it allowed in Islam to do that?

      Salaam Alaykum,

      Kindly refer to the following link for your answer: https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/02763/ 

      Ask An Alim Team.

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    • Is Umrah before Parents allowed in Islam ?

      I want to go for Umrah after my new marriage but my parents didn’t perform yet and one other thing is i have some loan like installments is it valid to perform umrah while i am paying my installments?

      Salaam Alaykum,

      Congratulations! May Allah make this a wonderful experience for both of you. 
       
      It is indeed a wonderful trip after marriage. InshaAllah your parents are able to go soon. It’s ok to go for Umra even if your parent haven’t been for one. 
      Installments are based on time. So until you have time you shouldn’t be worried about having a debt. It’s perfectly fine to go for your Umra trip while you’re paying installments. 
       
      Do pray for us! 

      Naajiya.S.Jaffery
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    • Hajj (Group)

      Assalamualaikum please could you advise me on whether it is permissable to perform hajj with a sunni group?

      Alaykum Salaam

      Yes of course. However, you must perform the rites according to your own Madhab, so you need to know the relevant masails well.

      Kind regards

      Abbas Jaffer

       
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    • Hajj (Government)

      Assalam alaykom, I’ve heard of some people saying that by going to Hajj one may be contributing money to a corrupt and oppressive government/system. Does this mean one should refrain from going to Hajj for the time period?

      Salaamun alaykum

      Thank you for your question. No mainstream contemporary Marja that I know of has ruled against the necessity of performing Hajj for a Muslim who is able in this time.

      Furthermore, there is no Marja that has ruled against the recommendation to perform supererogatory Hajj and Umrah. So there is no indication that one should avoid wajib or mustahab Hajj and Umrah in this time. 
       
      May you always be successful 
      Zoheir Ali.
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    • Buying Clothing - Purchase

      Salaams, I was wondering if you could help me regarding a topic. My friend can get 50% discount at any online retailer and i was wondering whether it is halal for me to buy off of her? Jazakallah, Wasalaam.

      Alaykum Salaam
      Yes there is no problem in buying from her
       
      Regards
      Abbas Jaffer 
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    • Hajj (Loan)

      Can one perform Hajj from money acquired through Loan?

      Salaam Alaykum,

      Kindly refer to the following link for your answer: https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/02763/ 

      Ask An Alim Team.

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    • Sacrificing An Animal (Hajj)

      Why do muslims have to do qurbani while they don’t go to hajj? Is it wajib for them? Is it only a tradition? What does the quran say about it? Shouldn’t we preserve the animals? Wouldn’t it be better if only those who perform hajj do qurbani?

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 

      As Salaamun Alaykum,  
      The answer will be presented as two – one for those who perform hajj and one for thow who do not.
       
      For those who perform hajj:
      Qurbani during hajj is a ritual prescribed by the religion of Islam and is a requirement in order to complete your obligations towards your Creator when performing the Hajj rites.  With out it, you are unable to complete the ceremony and there are consequences that will then follow.
       
      Yes, it is wajib for them.
      It is not only a tradition, but an obligation.
      The Holy Qur’an is clear with regards to the offering of sacrifice.  for example see 2:196.
      The animals were created for this purpose.  So the use of the animals to offer them as a sacrifice fulfills the purpose of their creation.  
       
      For those who are not performing hajj:
      It is not wajib, but it is highly recommended and the recommendation has been emphasised to offer sacrifices to those who are able to during this time, and if not able to for example find a sacrificial animal, offer its value.  A whole family can offer one animal, and if the values are different it suffices to sacrifice the lesser amounts.
      There are also rules as to the minimum ages of the animal (for example minimum two years for a cow or goat, 7 months for sheep, and five years for camel), types of animals (listed previously), and it is permissible to keep one third to feed ones own family, a third for Muslims, and a third (as a best precaution) for the poor.
       
      It is also recommended to give the skin as a charity and not recommended to sell it.
       
      So in answer to your questions, it is a highly and emphasised recommended tradition to do so if not on hajj, and the rest of the questions are as for those on hajj.
       
      S.L. Al-Hakim
       
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    • Hajj

      Is chacha mehram to for Hajj?

      Yes, your father’s real brother (uncle – chacha) is a Mahram.

      With thanks and regards,
      Ask An Alim Team.

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    • Hajj Despite Debts

      Dear Sirs, I am writing for guidance on a personal issue me and my dear wife are facing. My wife and I both work. Her salary is always hers to keep and I as the man of the house pay for all utilities and expenses for the both of us. We made the intention of performing hajj this year (inshAllah) but unfortunately at this point, I am unable to support her or myself for the expenses of Hajj. My generous wife willingly wants to pay for my hajj and for hers. I would request you to kindly guide if my wife pays for Hajj (willingly) for the both of us to perform Hajj, will that hajj be counted as legit for me? (we have read and understand that Hajj is now fard on her independently since she has sufficient money to perform) Points to also note : – I have a car loan for the next 4 years. – I also had taken a loan for my sisters wedding and this loan will be paid off by september this year. further to above information, as per current status with my job , I am able to and solvent to continue paying for loan installments myself. your guidance will be highly appreciated.

      Salamun Alaykum

      Yes if you receive this gift then Haj becomes Wajib on you providing that you have no outstanding loans which are being demanded in full at this time. Paying debts through pre-agreed instalments is OK.

      May Allah accept your a’mal and reward your wife amply for her generosity.

      Kind regards

      Abbas Jaffer

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    • Making a Will Before Umrah or Hajj

      Salaams:

      Is it mandatory to make a Will prior to going for Hajj or Umrah? If so, will the Hajj or Umrah become batil if a Will is not done?

      Thanks.

      No, it is NOT mandatory to make a Will prior to going Hajj or Umrah. Although it is much recommended to have a Will,

      Kumail Rajani

       

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  • Fiqh: Inheritance (Irth)
    • Share in virasta

      AOA, My father and mother are alive, we are 2 brothers, 9 sisters. What is the percentage of share in father property for each person?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      Kindly refer to the following links: 
       
       
       
      Kind regards, 
       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
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    • Inheritance

      Assalamualaikum , We are 3 brothers and 3 sisters in the family. My mother died on 2011. She was a government employee. Before death my mother selected my father as an only nominee of her pension in her office. So, my father received 1 million as a pension of My mother. Half of that money my father deposited in a bank and he made me as only nominee of that money. My father always told me that I kept this money for you because I could not do enough for you compare to my other sons and daughters. My father informed this to my other sisters also but brothers are not aware of it. My father passed away couple of months back. Now I received full amount money from bank as only nominee . But now all of my siblings demanding their share from that money. Now my question is as per Shariah is it obligatory to give them their share? If I keep this money would it be an act evil? What I should do now. Expecting a wise answer as per Shariah. Jazakallah Arif

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      For an answer to your Query, I called the office of Sayyid Sistani and they said : 
       
      1- Any money received from the government should go to the person(s) the government intends to send. For instance, if the government intends to send it to the children of the demised, then it is for all of you.(to be equally decided) 
       
      2- Regarding the money that your father set aside in the bank, If you had retrieved the money (any legal form) while he was still alive, then that money is yours! But if the money is still in the bank and you hadn’t retrieved it, then  the money is an inheritance for all of you 6 children. (Should be divided according to the Shariah) 
       
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Inheritance (Wife delivers after Husbands Death)

      Wife was pregnant at the time of husband death after three months baby boy born alive but unfortunately died after one day husband mother one brother and three sisters are alive what is the inheritance share in business ‘bank balance ‘property and things given by husband during marriage life to his wife pls guide.

      Alaykum salaam
       
      Thank you for your question. I phoned the office of Ayatullah Sistani (hA) and explained the situation you have described. Here is their response, assuming that the husband had no other children and his father is not alive:
       
      Inheritance applies to all of the property of the husband (his bank balance, property, car etc), after paying off any debts he had and performing the distribution of his wealth up to one third accordingly if he has made a will for that. It does not apply to things he gifted to others (including his wife) during his lifetime which are the property of those people he has gifted those things to.
       
      The net amount after these deductions is to be split up accordingly:
       
      His mother inherits 1/6
      His wife inherits 1/8
      His child inherits the rest
       
      Since his child has also passed away, the child’s portion is inherited by the wife, which is inheritance from the child.
       
      May you always be successful
       
      ZoheirAli
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    • inheritance dispute

      AsslamAlikum I have a question regarding inheritance according to Sharia. My Father died a couple of years ago and left only me and my sister. We lived a very beautiful life when my parents were alive and we two brothers and sister were un married. Being elder my brother was all responsible for all the financial and admin matters of our faimly. Finally we got married when we brothers were under education. All was going well. Suddenly the faimly of my brother’s wife started interfering our personal, financial matters which my father and mother strictly asked them to never dare to do such again. we comleted education and i got good job but my brother never took interest in earnings and never earned a penny. He started stealing fund dividends. When my Father knew all about he was too angry and he took all the responsibility of investments and handed it to me. After a year my brother left to our motherland without informing anyone and taking all the valuables and stock exchange investments with him. He lived there for seven months and died. My father took responsibly of deceased children. After death of brother my Father took the remaining funds back which were in the name of all the faimly members including deceased brother. He then handed over all the funds to me to look after and even to trade at my own discretion. After some months my mother also died. After her death my Father lost all the interest in his life. I left job on Father’s will and started formal work in shares market using all of that fund. My Father asked me to do what u want. I transfered all the fund at my name and started good earning at home alongwith look after of my Father. My Father was aware of the fact but he never asked me any thing about it. Even he asked me to transfer all of his estates but i kept asking him i dont need any thing as he was my all. And thought he might be testing me. Although the control of his estate was i my hand. he never bother to look any matter after mother’s death He passed five yrs after my mother’s death. He left me alone too. As soon as he died my deceased brother’s widow started crying and shouting for part of the orphan children share to which i asked her to hand over at adulthood of the childern. But she never compromised and started court cases. In short she did every thing what she could even a murder attempt. She is not only claiming her husband share also my Father’s estate with 500%increased amount. Due to acute pressure of her all faimly members plus relation with criminal ppl, I m ready to hand over her all the share thats prascribed by our Paki govt., but due to some judiciary issue its taking time and being illitrate she is not understanding fact. Its being two yrs passed she made it tough to live. almost all of the investment is in huge losses. Lot of time i intended to quit but i hv responsibility of sister faimly and my own. My Sister is with me. The purpose of all this writing is that like every one i cannot find my fault or sin. I sacrifed all of carrier just to look after my Parents. Now due to age factor, lack of exprience no one gives me job. Where is my fault and which sin i committed in exchange to this hardness that i am facing. Am I wrong or she is wrong. I m so sorry about this long story. جزاک اللہ

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 

      Wa-Alaykum As Salaam  

      Your question seems to have changed from “Inheritance” as per the subject to that of “What is my sin?”  We’ll assume that the question you intended was the one in the content of the email.

      Of course, in how you have described the matter, you have not sinned at all, but rather, have tried your best to look after you family and parents.  It seems, according to your description, that your deceased brothers wife is trying to maximize her financial return even if she does not have any legal claim over it given that her husband (your brother) has taken the funds with out permission to satisfy his own needs.

      A test is sometimes use in order to determine your level of faith, and not necessarily to punish you for a sin.  

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      Do men imagine that they will be left (at ease) because they say, We believe, and will not be tested with affliction? 29:2

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      And surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives and crops; but give glad tidings to the steadfast, 2:155

       Who say, when a misfortune striketh them: Lo! we are Allah’s and lo! unto Him we are returning. 2:156

      Regards, 

       

       
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  • Fiqh: Marriage
    • Can I marry another woman if My first wife isn’t dead nor did she give me permission?

      Can I marry another woman if your first wife isn’t dead nor did she give me permission? Is that called zina?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Second marriage has a lot of learning before one gets involved in it. 
      You do not need to seek permission of your wife for it, unless she had kept her permission as a condition during your Nikah with her. 
      However, a man must have a good enough reason to want a second wife. And if, the Second marriage ends up spoiling your fist one then it is not advisable.
       
      Hope this helps 
       
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Is intimacy condition for nikkha

      Dear sir, With due respect i would like to ask you and seek your guidance. Sir i have been in love with a girl and i want to turn our relationship into a halal relation by performing nikaah but i can’t make my nikaah official and involve our families yet. It will take me few years to involve both of our families. So my question is that if we do not have any intimacy after nikaah for few years and stay separately so will our nikaah be still valid? Or is intimacy a condition for nikaah to be valid? Regards. Ahmad

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question.
       
      If the girl is virgin, then it is compulsory to have her fathers permission for Nikah. If not, the Nikah is invalid. 
       
      Just for your information, Intimacy is not the condition for a Nikah to continue. 
       
      Kind regards. 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Question about marriage.

      I have been facing a problem. I want to know the correct hadith and solution. I love a girl so much and she also love me. We are practising Islam very well and faithfully. But, by mistake we involved a relationship. We can’t come back from the relationship never. No way. We tried to finish the relationship but didn’t. This situation we decide that we get marriage because we are adult. But parents are not agreeing with us now because we are building our careers. They will get us married after some years. So, if we marry by ourselves without informing our parents to avoid sin also for a halal relationship . Then, is this marriage correct or legal? Does Islam approve our marriage and accept us a legal couple? Please please please… don’t leave the question. I hope you answer this question.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question.
       
      If the Girl is virgin, she must (Wajib) have the consent (permission) of her father for any Nikah.  

      Kind regards,

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Can a muslim boy marry with a christian woman?

      Asslamualikum. I hope you are well. Sir i am muslim. I work as a software developer. I want to ask you a serious question. Please guide me because whatever you will suggest according to Quran and islam inshallah i will follow it. So i met with a girl who is christian live in brazil country. We fell in love. Can we marry each other .she want me to come in brazil and marry with her. I explained her that we as a muslim also admit the prophet Jeasus peace be upon him as a prohpet of Allah but not as Allah not as the son of Allah. We believe and follow the hazrat Muhammad peace be upon him as a prohpet and last messanger of Allah. She do not know about the last prophet. And i do not think that she will accept islam . she send me 2 lack rupees for ticket to come brazil and marrt with her. I have recieved that money. This is whole story now you please guide me is it allow to marry with a Christian woman or not according to islam ? if yes then is it necessary to make her muslim after or before marriage? If not allowed to marry with a Christian then is it necessary for me to send her money back? If yes then how i can transfer it? because i confirmed here from western union and others they said they can not transfer money to foreigners. I did spend even a single rupees from her money. Only the money will be spend on the transfer rate while i will transfer it. Pleae guide me and give the answer of my whole questions. I will wait for your kind response.

      Waalykum salam 
       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Muslim man can not marry a Christian woman Permanently Unless the marriage is temporary (Mutaa).  
       
      If she is willing to be a Muslimah (by choice and with full knowledge) then yes you can certainly marry her. 
       
      Also, you cannot keep the money. It belongs to her and needs to be returned. The Western union itself should be able to guide you. 
       
      Kind regards, 

       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Can we make Ziyarat Imam Hussain (a.s) as Haqq mehar ?

      Can we make ziyarat hussain a.s as a haq mehar ? Because my wife demands only of Ziyarat e Imam hussain (a.s) as her haq mehar. Just want to know that only money can be Haqq e mehr or even Ziarat e imam Hussain (as) can also be Haqq e meher?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Yes it’s perfectly ok 

      Kind regards 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Is it compulsory to disclose mehar amount to people

      Assalam Alaikum, My Nikah date is coming around and so on some problem too, There are some problem in finalizing Mehar amount. Girl parents want something which my parents are not ready. Can I ask to girl directly and give her Mehar amount before Nikah. And is it compulsory to girl that she should tell to her parents or if she is happy than she can choose whether she want to tell or not anyone.

      Bismillah

       
      Thank you for your question. If the lady is a virgin, according to most jurists she needs the satisfaction of her father to get married. If his satisfaction is dependant on the amount of mahr then it is problematic to not consult him. Otherwise there is no need to involve anyone else.
       
      May you always be successful 
       
      Regards
      Zohair Ali.
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    • I want to marry a girl (out of cast)

      Assalam o alaikum, sir i want to marry a girl. I like her.. but my family dont allow me to marry her because she is out of our cast… my family threatened me if i marry her my family kick me out of the house…. kindly tell me what islam says about it.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question.
       
      I don’t understand when you say out of cast, is it out of religion!? Or different class of people!?
      If it is just the matter of being in a different class then you should definitely  use the Islamic teaching and explain that the best person in the eyes of Allah is the one who has more piety (Taqwa) 
      Also, if she is really good and is a promising figure to take you both towards Allah then I would suggest you speak to someone your parents would listen to, like an elderly or a local Scholar, and have him speak  to them.
       
      This maybe a way to help your situation 
      Kinda regards,
      Naajiya Jaffery
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    • Brothers Permission for Temporary Marriage.

      Salamalekum, my question is if my father and grandfather not alive and I am self depend but my big brother is there so can we take permission my brother or I can do temporary marriage without permission…

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      For your Query, I called the office of Sayyid Sistani, and they said that since your father and Grandfather have both passed away, the rule is silent on you and you are able to make your decisions yourself. 
       
      On a side note however, ethically I find it wise to mention that kindly refer to the following link before you make any decisions 
      http://www.askthesheikh.com/a-guy-wants-to-get-to-know-me-through-muta-temporary-marriage-what-to-do/

      Question: I am writing to you regarding a question about Mut’a (temporary marriage). I am very confused as to what I should do. I am 18, and recently a boy the same age as me asked for my hand in marriage, but that this is for the coming years, when he becomes independent.
      www.askthesheikh.com
       
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
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    • My husband want to have a second wife but I dont want to. Can I divorce him?

      I’m not yet married but what in the future, My husband would want to have a second wife but I dont want to (I’m the first wife), can I divorce him if he insists on marrying a second wife? Thank you.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question, InshaAllah you are happily married and have a fruitful future. 
       
      It is a right of a man to take a second wife IF there is a need. 
      So for instance, if in the future, God forbid, if a wife is unable to fulfill all her duties as a wife then the husband has all the rights to take a second wife.
       
      However, if a wife is certain before marriage that she can and is willing to fulfill all her rights as a wife to her husband, then she can keep a condition on her Nikah that he has to seek her permission before he marries a second wife. This is an agreed thing between the husband and wife to be. 
       
      A wife, has no right to divorce. But she can certainly obtain one through an Aalim or Haakim of your community. (A learned cleric who has a permission to do this act through a Marja)
       
      Hope this clarifies your Question. 
       
      On a side note, let not this worry you! A woman is very powerful into keeping her husband hooked to herself and create that bond of friendship between themselves. 
       
      InshaAllah all goes well.
       
      Kind regards,
      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Will it be right if i leave my home and stay away from them just so they cant force me to marry someone as I am in Nikkah with someone and physical for 10 years

      I have been in a physical relationship for 10 years. 3 years back we did nikkah to make it halal. And went to Allahs home and swore on Allahs and Qur’an that we accept each other as halal too. My parents are very strict if I’ll tell them they will kill me or They will force me to marry someone. So I want to leave my family and go to hostel till the time husband Can talk to my parents to do nikkah with walis concern and make them agree. My question is will it be right if i leave my home and stay away from them just so they cant force me to marry someone as im in nikkah with someone and physical for 10 years. Or should I leave him and marry someone with my parent’s concern. Kindly reply me as soon as possible.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      If at the time of your Nikkah, you were virgin, the consent of your father or Paternal Grand father was obligatory (Wajib). If the consent is missing, your nikkah is invalid! 
       
      Kindly refer to the first few Qs on the following link: 
       
      https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01250/

      Answer: Although providing for the marriage of needy believers is among the avenues covered by the portion of the Imam (a.s.), one is not permitted to utilize it for this or its other purposes without the permission of the marja‘ or his representative. It is not necessary to use the sahm-e Imam to serve the interests of the most possible number of deserving people; what is important is to …
      www.sistani.org
       
      Kind regards 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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  • Fiqh: Oath (Qasam)
    • QASAM

      Sir mera ek question hai.. kch arsa phle ki baat hai meri ek larky se baat cheet thi jo k mujhe ehsaas hua k ye sb ghlt hai to maine sb baat khtm krdi.. unhi dino ammi ko mere baare mn pta chla wo ghusse se mere paas aen aur un dino mn namaz nh prh skti th islie unho ne kaha door se quran pr hath rkho r jo pchhri hn sach btana… yeh k kia tmhri ksi larke se baat cheet h maine kaha nahi.. qk mn usse bt khtm krchuki th.. phr wo chli jaen pr maine socha k shyd mjhe phr bh pchli bt bata deni chahiye kahin ye jhooti gawahi mn na aye.. mne ammi ko dobara bulaya aur btadia k main ksi larke se bt krti th pr ab aisa kuch nh hai ab sb khtm. krdia maine… sir iske bd ammi ne kaha k bt to nh krti mne kaha nh.. phr mazeed unho ne pcha k kia tm usse mili ho ye woh tb maine ammi ko na kehdia qk mn bt khtm krna chahti th… sir mjhe bs ye pchna h apse k jb ammi ne mjje qasam di th to mjhe laga tha k bs qasam yehi h k btao bt krti ho ya nahi… baqi bten jo bd mn ammi ne pchi kia wo bh is qasam k zamrey mn ati hn ya wo neutral hain.. qk sir mne milne wle bt pr to ammi ko naa kehdia tha kia ye bh qasam k sth include hoga… main is silsile mn kafi pareshan hun qk meri intension blkl jhooti qasam. khaane ki nh th isilie mne ammi ko bd mn sb sach btadia tha k ALLAH naraz na houn… please mujhe guide kren JAZAKALLAH

      Wa alaykum salam
       
      Hamare deen mey Qasam ki khaas sharaait hai,agar un sharaait ka lihaaz rakha jaay to us pe amal karna wajib hojaygaa.
      Aur aapke masle me  un sharaait ka lihaaz nahi huwa hai.
       
      Regards
      Sukaina Taqawi.
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    • Promise to allah

      Assalamu alaikum I care something too much and so that I abstained from using lot of things and avoiding something which I really like due to the fear that which may be impure.but sometimes after a lot of reasearches in the internet I get the answer of permissivility of the usage (everything is pure unless it is certain,thing i use is most probably a pure one and the like) Once I said ” Others are don’t care about this but still by mere doubt I even doing these much oh allah (an act which I had never did at that time but intented to do ). so that allah forgive me ” I never uttered detaily about the act I just said “these much” by mentioning the act in my heart I never intended to make a binding promise in between me and allah but I said this with the intention to do it will it count as a promise ? If it counts as promise should I fulfill it in my whole life or once is enough ? Do I’m punished for each time I broke the promise or the promise dissolves in the first time I broken it . If after broking the promise is I’m free from the Binding with Allah by that promise Or will I be sinfull each day I broke it ? Please advice me .it will be great help for me May allah bless you and your beloved ones

      Wa alaykum salam
       
      Im not sure whether I’ve understood the question right.
      The answer given is according to my understanding.
       
      While making a covenant (ahd), a formula declaration has to be pronounced, though is not necessary that it should be in Arabic. 
      While pronouncing the formula it is necessary that the promise be made with Allah.
       
      Please refer to this link:
       
       
      Regards
      Sukaina Taqawi.
       
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    • Taking oath in Quran for the past

      salam. i was a divorcee with my 9 years old son and hav lived alone witg my mum for dew years. recently met a muslim guy who convinced me of his love towards me and was ready to accept me and my son. recently we got married but since the very start he keeps asking me about my past and dont trust me on any thing. things are worse now as he has been pointing on my character really infront of our combined friends. now he wants me to take oath on Quran saying i never committed any sin to clear his doubts which i dnt want to do as i dnt want to discuss my past. what shud i do as my marriage my trust everything z at risk.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Im not sure what sin he wants to know of, but no one is obliged to discuss their past with their spouse. It is not obligatory for a woman to let her husband know of her sins and faults in her life before marriage. Hence, he cannot force you. (We don’t even encourage people to discourse their past after marriage) 
       
      You could use some help here, maybe a local scholar, friend or even an influential elderly, to speak to him and explain. 
       
      Besides all, Allah is most merciful and HE forgives as soon as his servant asks for forgiveness. Owing to this, InshaAllah, you are forgiven and that your past is neat. 
      As humans, we are only accountable to Allah swt and we should stick to this law InshaAllah. 
       
      Good luck
      In my duas 
       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Swear

      What happens when you swear on the name of a particular person in anger and later on you want to take it back.is it possible?

      Answere 
       
      With thanks and regards,
      Ask An Alim Team.
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    • Swear on the Quran

      They had questionee about a bridal fashion show I had done which I understand is Haram. However i was completely covered, I lied about when I had done it and that it was before I’d met this person. But I was asked to swear on the Quran and I said I swear , and now I’m only 20 I don’t know what to do where to go I used to thank Allah for protecting me from all the major sins but I’ve done this to myself and now everywhere I’ve read says I’m destined for hell. JazakAllah for ur help

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      While honesty is the best policy for the rest of your life, and that is what you should have ideally done, also because it was done in the past, your swearing has no such significance. 
      Swearing has conditions and they should be abide by to have the effect. 
       
      Pls keep in mind that I’m not trying to undermine your action and that it’s ok for a person to keep on doing this, nothing by passes Allah’s surveillance and you should be very very careful of your actions. 
       
      I hope you never opt to lie again as that may release the loss of humans in your life but you’re dragging yours and Allah’s relation the middle for no good reason.
       
      Kind regards 
       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Breaking a Swear/Promise

      I sweared of a person and now i broke it What happens to that person and what can i do to replenish it

      Salam Alaykum,

      A promise made by using the words “Tallahi, Billahi, and wallahi” are the ones that should never be broken and if done so, a person must give a “Kaffarah” on it. 
       
      In your case, there is noting against you according to sialmic law and  InshaAllah nothing will happpen. However, ethically you shouldn’t be breaking your promises and should try your level best to keep up to your words. 
      Isteghfar releases all worries and mishaps. 
       
      Kind regards 

      Naajiya.S.Jaffery 
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  • Fiqh: Prayer (á¹¢alāh)
    • Shia salat in detail.

      Im a sunni muslim and i was convinced that the proper followers in islam are the shias by seeing few videos in youtube from ahlulbayt tv by some imams and that they are following the true teachings(sunnah) of the prophet pbuh and hazrat Ali; his true successor. Is there differences in the structure and chants in prayer in shia islam differing from sunni salat? If so please provide me a link so that i can learn the original prayer from your sources.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
      Kindly refer to the link below for an sneer to your Question. 
       
      https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2195/

      Prayer is the best act of worship; if it is accepted by the Lord of the worlds, then all other ritual acts of worship (?ib?d?t) are accepted; and if it is not accepted, then all other acts of worship are not accepted.
      www.sistani.org
       
      Regards, 
      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Can we perform salah while wearing shoes and sitting on a chair?

      If there is someone who is physically disabled, sick, or injured and it is difficult for them to remove their shoes, can they perform their salat while wearing shoes? Can they perform their salat while wearing shoes and sitting on a chair?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your query 
       
      For your question I called the office of Sayyid Sistani and they said that if you are able to do Sajdah (sujood- prostrate) on ground, then you must remove your shoes. 
       
      But if you’re unable to perform Sajda, then it’s ok to pray with shoes on. 

      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Salah offered incorrectly in the past

      As Salamu alaykum wr wb, this issue has been bothering me for some time. I’m a revert and started praying my salah maybe 2 years ago. In the beginning there were some things I did wrong during salah like not covering my head properly and not pronouncing the Arabic correctly, however I was still learning. There was this one period of time I would do masah on my socks, even though I had not previously performed wudu before putting my socks on (I did not know that did not count as a valid wudu!). I don’t even know how long I did this for (maybe 3 months). Later on, I found out that I must have performed full wudu (with washing of the feet) and then put socks on. If I break my wudu, THEN I can do masah on them. It’s been maybe 2 years since this happened. Should I repeat 3 months of prayers? And should I repeat prayers for the time I did not pray properly before that? Also, I suffer from waswasa and I over think things. Please do reply soon. May Allah reward you immensely. Jazakallah

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      For your Query I contacted the office of Sayyid Sistani and they said : 
       
      1- For your past salah, since you were doing your best at that time then your salah are Ok InshaAllah 
       
      2- For doing your Masah on the socks, since you didn’t know, it’s perfectly OK and accepted InshaAllah 
       
      3-Waswasa can grow serious if you don’t treat it 
      Pls refer to the following link for its treatment: 
      Kind regards, 
       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
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    • Praying late

      Hello asm nowadays i pray late , i will also like to add i might have ocd as i rewuduu many time and i have constipation problem. I would like to know if my isha prayer is accepted as i prayed at 12 cause my wuduu is broken around 11:50 so i finish praying 12:22 is my prayer valid? Am i a non-believer please answer iam worried

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Your Salah is accepted! 
       
      Also, a person like you who is Kathir al-shak(meaning someone who always doubts), according to the Islamic laws, you shouldn’t be paying attention to any of your doubts. You should ignore them and continue with your duty towards Allah 
       
      Kindly refer to the link below:
       
      https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01168/

       
      www.sistani.org
      The Official Website of the Office of His Eminence Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Husseini Al-Sistani

       

       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Return to Faith

      My daughter Zeba is Shiaite Muslim by heritage. She has moved away from her faith. I am requesting a female person who can perform Quaza prayers for her so she can be energized to return back to her biological faith.

      Salaam Alaykum,

      I’m not sure if I got your Question correct. 
      Qaza Namaz is only done for people who have died. 
      One cannot perform salah for a person who is alive
       
      Also, you as a parent, hold so much power in the proximity of the Almighty. make dua for her and seek guidance for her through scholars and counselors. InshaAllah she comes back safe. 
       
      Zeba is In my duas.
       

      Naajiya.S.Jaffery 
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  • Fiqh: Purification (Ṭahārah)
    • Major ablution is needed or not in case to prevent ejaculation ?

      Someone masturbates and then prevents ejaculation. After he urinates and he doubts if sperm came out with the urine or not. Does he have to do the major ablution?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      No he doesn’t. 
       
      Kind regards 
      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Temporary tatoos

      Salam Alaikum wa rahmutullah Is temporary tatoos allowed and does it affect wudhu or ablution? I went on sayed sistani a websit and said tatoos whether temporary or permanent do not affect wudhu or ghusl. Please reconfirm and rectify. Thanks

      Waalykum salam 

       
      For your query I called the office of Sayyid sistani and they said: if the temporary Tattoo causes a pigment on your skin then it is not permissible otherwise it s ok 

      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Haidh

      Salaam. What is the ruling for haidh during situation below: Habit of duration : normally for 7 days however last few cycles after 7th day red/brown discharge is still noticed (texture is not like during periods, it is mucus type but red/brown) and very little only noticed when wiping. During the last cycle total duration with haidh days was 10. Is the discharge after 7th day supposed to be treated as haidh or no?

      Waalykum salam 

      Thank you for your Question.
       
      One is said to have a pattern in haidh if a single thing has happened for two months in a row.
      So e.g. if one has always had her period for 7 days but for the past 2 months it has been 9, then her new pattern is 9. 
       
      Also, any blood seen under ten days, even if just brown and dark spots is till counted as haidh. 
       
      Hope this was useful 
      Kind regards., 
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    • Janabat

      When i touch my wife delicate part, it gets wet. She also gets aroused by it. With this condition does she have to do gusl e janabat?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      Touching does not result into Ghusle Janabat. 

      Kind regards. 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Is my wudhu Valid

       have dirty clothes which may have urine and then take them off and perform wudu do namaz and put the old clothes (with dry urine on them, a few drops whic are not visible) is my wudu broken?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your question. 
       
      I’m unable to tell the certainty of urine on your clothes from your writing. 
      If you are doubting that there is urine, then you should just discard the doubt and pray. 
      But If you are certain, then yes you can’t pray with those clothes but your wudhoo is perfectly ok. 
       
      Kind regards, 
       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Semen leakage

      I have semen/wadhi leakage after urination if I don’t do sexual intercourse for 7 days. So, does it permissible for me to do musterbation as I am away from my home that I can offer my prayers in a right way. If not, then what is the solution because the penis does not become dry and if i put kleenex/tissue paper then I cannot do istinja. Please give me a solution in light of Islamic rules and regulations. Thanks.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question 
       
      Kindly see the link below for your Questions: 
       
       
       
       
      Kind regards 
      Naajiya.S.Jaffery
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    • Ghusl

      Is it wajib to wash right then left side in ghusl? Can we after washing head neck, wash right arm then left, washing back and then chest, washing right leg then left. Is ghusl valid by doing this way? Wasalaam

      Please refer to the following link for your answer

      https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2166/

       
      www.sistani.org
      367. In this method, a person should first make a niyyat for Ghusl. Thereafter one should first wash one’s head and neck, and thereafter the remaining parts of one’s body.

       

       
       
      With thanks and regards,
      Ask An Aalim Team.
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    • Ghusal ke masayl

      agar ik aadmi par ghusl farz hojaye aur wo barish ya garm pani na hony ke wja sy sirf wzu krly aur kapry change krly to wo nimaz parh sakta hy.

      Wa alaykum salam

       
      Ghusl ke liye zaruri nahi hai ke barish ka pani ho ya garm pani ho.Aap kisi bhi tarha ke pak pani se ghusl karsakti hain jaise ke nal ka pani,kuwein ka pani waghaira.
       
      Regards
      Sukaina Taqawi.
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    • Ghusal

      First intercourse k bad ghusal lenay k bad bhi halka halka khon ata hai (brown spots). Is k liye phir ghusal lena farz hai? Ya usi ghusal main agay namaz parh sakti hun?

      Alikum Salam

      First intercourse ke bad jo khun aata hai uske liye kisi tarha ka ghusl nahi hai.
      Lekin kyunke khun najis hai to namaz parhne se pehle change karna zaruri hai.
       
      Regards
      Sukaina Taqawi.
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    • Masturbation

      Hello, I have a question. Suppose you are masturbating during Ramadan but it was not the intention to get an ejaculation but it still happens. Is it a sin and what should you do if the answer is yes?

      Salams.
       
      This is the ruling according to Ayatullah Seestani regarding your question.
      : If a person masturbates with the intention of ejaculating and actually ejaculates, his fast is rendered invalid and he must make it up by way of qadha as well as pay the penalty (kaffara) which is fasting for two successive months or feeding sixty poor people. If he masturbates with the intention of ejaculating but does not ejaculate, he must complete the fast with the intention of pleasing the Almighty and then do it qadha.
      If he masturbates without the intention of ejaculating and he does not normally ejaculate, knowing that discharge is probable and it actually happens —he has to do qadha without the penalty. However, if such a person was confident that no discharge would take place and it actually happens — no qadha is required. In all these cases, there is no difference between a man and a woman.
       
      Regards
      Salma Alavi.
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  • Fiqh: Slaughtering and Hunting Animals
    • Ruling on Hunting Wild Animals

      Sallam Alikum What’s the ruling on the hunting of wild animals slaughter? If you fire and kill the animal, do it still need to alive when you reach to slaughter? Do you need to read Bismillah when firing, essentially all the ruling about killing and slaughter wild animal please

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Ayatullah Sistani under the title of Dress code general rule has explained the following: 
       
      The second method is that they are hunted by using a gun. In the latter case, the hunter must be a Muslim; he must invoke Allãh’s name while pulling the trigger; he must shoot with the purpose of hunting, and get to the place where the animal fell after it has died or when there was not enough time to slaughter it. 
       
      Kindly refer to the link below for a comeplete read, 
      https://www.sistani.org/english/book/46/2047/

      Leather products are impure (najis) and salãt in them is not permissible, if we know that they have been made from the hide of an animal not slaughtered according to Islamic laws.
      www.sistani.org
       
      Kind regards,

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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  • Fiqh: The One-Fifth Tax (Khums)
    • Khums..

      Is khums wajib if you have credits in different accounts for a long time?

      Bismillah

       
      Thank you for your question. Khums is applicable on earnings which exceed your yearly expenses for the year. If you have paid khums on these earnings that are more than your expenses you do not have to pay khums again on them in any following years.
       
      May you always be successful 
       
      Regards 
      Zohair Ali.
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    • Khums and How to Pay YEARLY

      I have a khums related issue, is it possible for you to answer ? How do you calculate khums YEARLY in a business – especially on deducting the khums paid capital in second year? For example YEAR 1- Net Capital is $1,000 – $200 (will be khums) Remaining- $800 (khums paid capital) YEAR 2- Net Capital is $2,000 (Do I have to deduct the $800 of khums paid capital ? Even though, I had used up all the $800 khums paid money and the $2,000 is the new money)

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 

      Wa-Alaykum As Salaam 

      Please see item 6 of this page: https://www.sistani.org/english/book/49/2411/

      Regards

      Sayed Sameer Hakim.

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    • Khums URDU

      Kuch Educational Training Courses hote hai jisme Limited Seats Hoti hai…. Ussme pehle se Naam Likhva na padhta hai aur Payment bhi kar dena padhta hai…. Farz kare… Course Fees 30,000 Indian Rupees Educational Course(Training) Ke Fees ke Payment ki Taarikh:–1st February 2019…Is Taarikh ko Maine usse 30,000 Diye…. Meri Khums ki Date:–20th February 2019 Educational Course(Training) ki Date :–6th March….Khums ki Date ke Baad…. Kya Iss 30,000 Rupees pe Khums Waajib hoga??

      Salaamun alaykum

       

      Khums wajib nahi hoga.
       
      Regards 
      Zahra Davdani.
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    • Khums

      Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. I am muqallid of Aga Sistani I have some questions related to khums, kindly answer these at your convenience. 1. I have stocks investment since few years, I was not calculating this in my yearly savings. I came to know from my friend that I have to pay khums on stocks and insurance. This year I have decided to calculate my stocks and insurance with my other savings. Now the question is do I need to pay additional khums on stocks amount as I have not paid before 2. I have given loan to one of my sadat syed friend, now he is unable to return. I know he has more debt so I am not asking. Can I convert his due loan to me with my khums amount? (with his permission) Can I give him more sehme sadaat amount so he can settle some of his other debt? JazakAllah Sarvar

      salaamun alaykum

      1- Yes, khums has to be paid on stocks for the previous years.
       
      2- If you are able to meet your daily expenses then you have to give khums from your money and cannot convert the loan with your khums amount.
      And if you cannot meet your expenses then you will have to contact the marajas office and ask for permission.
      And Yes you are allowed to give more sehme saadaat to a syed.
       
      Regards 
      Zahra Davdani.
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    • Paying Khums for Missed Years

      I missed 4 years of paying khums since starting my job. Can I pay khums as a whole on my 4 years savings now or do I have to pay khums for individual years? It is hard for me to estimate savings of individual years now

      Waalaykum Salaam,

      For your Query I called the office of Sayyid Sistani and they said: 

      You will have to calculate all your income for the past four years (separately) and pay Khums on each year. You cannot pay khums on just what is left at hand at the moment.
       
      Kind regards 
       

      Naajiya.S.Jaffery 
       
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    • Khums (Use for Religious Activity)

      Salaams, I have some Khums money from my own savings that I need to remit. At the same time I am organising a Juloos program/ Interfaith where we are propagating the message of Imam Husain (A). Can I use some of the money towards the costs of the program (Sehme Imam) only.

       Waalaykum Salaam,

      You cannot use the khums money without the permission of your marja. You will have to contact his office in your locality and get permission for using the amount.

      Ask An Alim Team.

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    • Khums

      Salam, I would like to know from Shia Aalim Sb and brothers in your foundation that can i do Panjatan Pak A.S. Niyaz or Majlis from my Khums amount. If yes, are there any limit or can you elaborate the details how and how much i can spend. For Example my yearly saving is RS 100,000 so my Khums will be 20 % that is RS 20,000, kindly correct me if i am wrong. So if you can tell me how much i can spend from RS 20,000 so it will give me an idea and i can then calculate on my actual Khums.

      Waalaykum Salaam,

      Kindly refer to this link: https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2293/ 

      Mas’alah No. 1843. Khums should be divided into two parts. One part is Sehme Sadaat, it should be given to a Sayyid who is poor, or orphan, or who has become stranded without money during his journey. The second part is Sehme Imam (A.S.), and during the present time it should be given to a Mujtahid, who fulfils all conditions, or be spent for such purposes as allowed by that Mujtahid. As an obligatory precaution, that Mujtahid must be Aalam, and well versed in public affairs.

      You must have your Marja’s permission before you spend the khums money else where.

      With thanks and regards,
      Ask An Alim Team.
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    • I want to start paying khums but I missed many years prior

      I want to start paying khums but I missed many years prior. I am not in my 30s, live with my parents. I don’t have much money but want to pay khums and the khums I missed. I have no idea how to start calculating the khums I missed. What do I do?

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 

      Wa-Alaykum As Salaam  

      Khums is only payable on the money and wealth acquired through the year and that has not been used (ie excess funds over and above what you have spent and items that remain new on the date of your khums year or unused food such as rice in the kitchen) and is calculated based on a particular date of the year – which is the first day you start paid work.  If you are no longer certain what day that was you should select a date to do so (either lunar or solar date) and stick to that for future years.  So you may for example choose the New Year, tax year, a day in the month of Ramadhan etc.
       
      With regards to previous years khums, you should make the calculations based on the above, as the khums is still an obligation you need to fulfill for those years.
       
      Previous years khums can be broken down in to: Certain amounts or doubted amounts.
       
      1. The certain amounts of khums you need to have paid should be paid.  Is you knew three years ago, for example, you had an extra $100 in the back, $20 should be paid for that year.
      2. The doubted amounts, ie the amounts you are not sure of.. for example was it $100 or $150 that you had extra?  Then the doubted amount is $50 (as the certain amount is $100), then for that $50 you should, based on obligatory precaution, you should seek a resolution with the nominated representative of the scholar you follow, and the khums amount would be calculated based on the precentage chance that the $50 was actually excess at the time.  Ie, a 50% chance that it was there – you would be required to pay half the khums on that (makes it $5).
       
      As for anything such as furniture purchased and used in the same years no khums is payable on those.
       
      If you are not sure at all –  you should seek a resolution with the nominated representative of the scholar you follow.
       
      Most of the is above sourced from the first question from Syed Sistanis Q+A farsi site: https://www.sistani.org/persian/qa/0893/
       
      Samer L. Al-Hakim
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    • Khums on Interest Received

      I deal with interest and once payment is received I immediately pay khums on that. Kindly guide

      Salaam Alaykum,

      If you are living in a country that is not based on Islamic Values such as in the west, that there is no problem in earning such interest from such banks. See https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01220/

      Paying khums is not obligatory until your khums year is due and then any excess wealth should have khums paid upon it.  You may wish to pay khums as it arrives if you so desire.

      Regards,

      S.L. Al-Hakim

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    • Khums (Property Sale)

      I have recently sold my only home and the profit released is less than the value of money I have invested in the home over may past years- am i still liable to pay khums on the amount released or can i honestly say this was what was owed to me for all these years on financial input into my home?

      Salaam Alaykum,

      There is no khums payable on the profit from your principal place of residence, as it was not an investment and is within your required needs (unless of course it is of a standard higher than your status or position, for example if you buy a house in Mayfair when in fact you can not afford a house other than in Kent Street then khums is payable as this house is above your status).

      Khums is payable if the proceeds of sale remains in your hands for >12 months and only the portion that was not khumsed in the past. The financial input you put in to the house was general expenditure and has been spent as a living expense.

      S.L. Al-Hakim

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  • Hadith
    • Are there hadeeth's from prophet muhammad (PBUH) directly that khums is on personal income

      Salaam Aleykum, Are there hadeeth’s from prophet muhammad (PBUH) directly that khums is on personal income ? Could you please provide reference ? I realize we have hadeeth’s from Imams (few I believe that speak about khums on personal income) . While reading Quran it appears to me that it it may be in specific context of unexpected gains for example spoils of war, treasure as in Sunni interpretation. In case it is income also are there some details provided by our prophet during his lifetime as to it being on personal income. Secondly in shia school gold and silver currency is differentiated compared to paper currency for Zakat. While the materials are different it has the same functions and I can buy gold with paper currency. So considering our 12th imam is hidden do we have hadeeth from 12 imam that zakat is not applicable on paper currency. Was salaam

      Alaykum salaam

       
      Thank you for your question. Khums being applicable on earnings is a ruling that is derived from the actions of the Imams (as). The specification of what khums and zakat are applicable to is in the hands of the Infallible (as) as the leader of the Islamic society (this is sometimes referred to as a hukm wila’i). Once there is proof of the specification of khums or zakat on an item then for that to change there needs to be a proof of change or proof that the law was temporary. In the same way to legislate khums or zakat on something new, proof is required. This is why khums and zakat are applicable on the items specified today and this is the general consensus of Shii scholars.
       
      Zohair Ali.
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    • Surma for babies

      My mother in law forces me to apply surma to my 10 months old baby. She also forces other to add surma to newborn baby’s eyes just because it is sunnah. My Question is that if the baby is reluctant to it and dont want anyone to swab her delicate eyeball with a rod or surma, she cried alot and grandma forcefully hold her in spite of her crying to add surma just because of sunnah. Did Nabi Kareem SAW did this to their newborns or 1 year old babies? Plz enlight with Islam so that I could give her Islam evidence to not to add surma to my baby’s eyes. JizakAllah

      Waalykum salam sister 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Surma or Kohl is highly recommended in applying in islam. Even to very young children. Kohl brightens ones sight and brings a lot of Noor to the eyes. 
       
      Generally Surma shouldn’t burn or bring discomfort if it’s original and natural. Unless the child has an allergy towards it, which shows up as an eye infection. 
       
      It’s a different case that the process is quiet unpleasant for the child. In that case maybe you as a mother can apply the surma for the child, for the benefit that it holds for its eyes.  But if you do not wish to do so either to completely eliminate the discomfort of the process, you can simply leave it out as it’s Mustahab to apply it and not Wajib. 
       
      For this, your husband will be the best person to convey to his beloved mother and explain the discomfort of the process. 
       
      May Allah brighten your child’s sight and insight InshaAllah. 
      Kind regards, 
      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Cheating

      Hi i have cheated on my husband i became too close to my ex and I regret it so much now that i cry for mercy from allah I have not had sex with him but I had kissed himan became close i am not able to foret it haunts me every day and night do yoy think my husband should know my husband has cheated on me many times before and he has also hit me that was before me cheating he jas also slept with another woman but i forgave him he use to hit me and abusive language everything is still the same but i am not going to justify my action by just because he use to hit me and did cheating me i have the right to do cheating. I am not oing anytbing now he still suspects me he has always suspcted me please tell me what should i do he loves me alot but his anger and these his habits make him do what he does to me.

      Waalykum salam 

       

      Thank you for your Question 
       
      Your husband doesn’t need to know what has happened especially because you regret it and have InshaAllah repented on it. 
      But it is crucial to remember that you are under the watch of the Almighty (swt). How will you ever get over this!? 
      It is time you collected yourself well and ask Allah for forgiveness (one of the conditions of repentance is to never go back to the same sin ever again). InshaAllah this act of seeking for forgiveness will bring peace and confidence in you. 
       
      Also, life does not run on the basis of tit for tat. It often may sound that way because people behave that way. But trust me sister, someone else’s actions and doings should not direct yours. Act according to what your fashioner wants out of you and you shall always stand head high and confident InshaAllah. 
       
      I find it wise to mention that you should seek some counseling for yourselves (you and husband) and regulate this internal abusive (domestic violence) relation. This is even more important if you have kids or are planning to have one soon. 
      Kind regards 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
       
       
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    • hadiths about the maghreb and yellow flags

      Salam eilekoum, What are status of these hadiths about the maghreb and yellow flags? is it saheeh,weak or fabricated? https://ghayb.com/2015/09/the-people-of-the-maghreb-and-the-people-of-the-east/

      Alaykum Salaam

      The reliability of the detailed narratives in Kitab al Fitan are doubtful

      Regards

      Abbas Jaffar.

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    • Hygene

      Sunan Abu Dawud 67–I heard that the people asked the Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him): Water is brought for you from the well of Buda’ah. It is a well in which dead dogs, menstrual cloths and excrement of people are thrown. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) replied: Verily water is pure and is not defiled by anything. Why would the prophet have said such an idiotic thing- what could he have meant by this revolting advice?

      Salaamun alaykum.

       
      The hadith is accepted as sahih hadith in sunni books. but its not authentic in the shia books and even if its accepted to be authentic, then the explanation which has been considered for this hadith is that it refers to kurr water( a specific quantity of water that does not become najis when it comes into contact with najis things as long as the taste, smell and color of the water does not change and is not affected by the najasah).
       
      Regards
      Zahra Davdani.
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    • Compilation of Womens Rights

      I have an urgent need of all those Hadiths which are reffereing to the rights of women as soon as possible.

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem

      As Salaam Alaykum  

      Please see the following links some of the narrations and content we have on Women in Islam:
       
       
      Thank you.
       
      S.L. Al-Hakim
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    • Hadeeth

      As Salaam Alaikum, It seems to me that although source of Islamic knowledge is Quran and Prophet Muhammad’s teaching or hadeeth’s there is great focus on 12 Imam’s for the hadeeth’s to make sure we get the authentic hadeeths. However which ones are authentic for example Al Kaafi I have heard not all is authentic. Second question is seems Imams have said that they had al-Jami‘a. (Explaining knowledge). I quote “The Imam (DivineSupremeCovenantBody) said, “It is a parchment seventy yards long by the yards of the Messenger of Allah. It contains his dictations from his very own mouth that are recorded onto it in the handwriting of Ali (DivineSupremeCovenantBody). It contains all the lawful and unlawful, and all matters that people need. Even the law of compensation for a scratch caused to a person.” He then extended his hand towards me and asked, “May I, O abu Muhammad?” I replied, “May Allah take my soul in service for your cause, I am entirely at your disposal.” He pinched me with his hand and said, “The law of compensation, even for this much, is included therein.” He seemed angry. I said, “This, I swear by Allah is knowledge.” (https://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/Al-Kafi.pdf) Question-> Do we have this that Imam had as we took knowledge from him as it would be more authentic than later works like Al- Kaafi right ? Please advise being close to Ahlul Bayt would give us access to that knowledge and hadeeth works from our Imam’s right but I am not aware of Al Jamia being recorded .

      Salaamun alaykum 
       
      Thank you for your question. Hearing ahadith directly from an Infallible (as) is the best way to ensure its authenticity, however, in our current time while our Imam (af) is in ghayba we are not able to use such a method. That is why books of ahadith, like al-Kafi were written, which collect ahadith narrated from the Infallibles (as). At the same time, the problem of authenticity is one that the scholars have battled with even during the times of the Infallibles (as) as whenever something is narrated and not directly heard, there is a possibility that someone may have not narrated correctly or that a narration may have been fabricated. Methods of authentication have been developed which are complex and so a person must study these sciences to arrive at their own conclusion as to whether a hadith is authentic or not. 
       
      The Jamia is a book with the Imam of our time (af) and was passed down by each Imam to his inheritor.
       
      May you always be successful in your path to knowledge and understanding.

      ZoheirAli

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    • Sunni - Shia - Hadith

      How can I trust any hadith when Sunni and Shia hadith seem to just sling mud at each other? Was Ali truly the successor to Mohammed pbuh? How can we trust hadith that say parts of the Quran have been lost? Did aisha innovate when she mentioned 5 daily prayers? Did aisha lead a battle as a general? can we trust aisha?

      Salaam Alaykum,

      Thank you for your questions.

      1) Hadith are distinguished as trustworthy or not using a number of methods explained in the science of hadith. There are hadith that are acceptable in books by Shia authors and there are hadith that are not acceptable in those books. In the same way, there are hadith that are acceptable to Shias in books written by Sunni authors and hadith that are not acceptable. But distinguishing these hadith is the work of a scholar and so instead of not relying on any hadith on any subject it is perhaps wiser to refer to a learned scholar on which hadith can be accepted and which are not authentic. It is also important to understand the purport and the context of different hadith and that perspective can also be given by someone who is qualified to do so.
       
      2) According to the school of Ahl al-Bayt (as) there is no confusion over the successor of the Prophet (saw) being Ali b Abi Talib (as) and the proof of this claim is found in our reading of the scriptural sources as well as what has been narrated by all denominations of Muslims. These proofs are detailed in the appropriate works.
       
      3) The hadith which mention parts of the Quran being lost narrated from Aisha (if we are to accept them as authentic) are referring to her copy of the Quran, not to the Quran of the Prophet (saw) which was in the possession of Imam Ali (as). Muslims of all denominations are agreed that there has been no addition or subtraction from the text of the Quran and again the proofs for this are numerous and are found in books of the science of the Quran. As for Shia narrations concerning subtraction from the Quran, the meaning of these traditions returns to a forgotten meaning of those verses rather than an actual subtraction from the text of the Quran.
       
      4) I am not aware of the specific narration you are referring to but Sunnis and Shias are agreed in the number of prayers being 5. The difference is that Shias can join the Zuhr and Asr prayers after the time of Zuhr (as the specific time for Zuhr is the amount of time it takes to pray the Zuhr prayer) and likewise the Magrib and Isha prayers, without a specific reason. This is because we have narrations explaining that the Prophet (saw) joined these prayers without a specific reason. But Shias are also at liberty to separate these prayers too as long as they are prayed within their appointed times. So it is possible to pray Zuhr after the sun passes the midpoint of the sky and to pray Asr in the late afternoon, for example. At the same time, it is acknowledged that the Prophet (saw) would usually separate the prayers. At any rate, there is no doubt that there are 5 daily prayers.
       
      5) During the caliphate of Imam Ali (as), Aisha, Talha and Zubayr lead an uprising against Imam Ali (as) in a battle called the battle of the Camel. It was named this because Aisha mounted a specific type of camel on the battlefield. The event is undisputed and is a historical fact.
       
      6) Aisha is respected amongst all Muslims as the wife of the Prophet (saw), however in the light of certain positions she took during the life of the Prophet (saw) and after his (saw) death, most Shia scholars do not consider her a reliable narrator of hadith.
       
      May you always be successful.
      ZoheirAli
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    • Please enter your question title here..

      Assalamoalikum Please explain khabar e mutawatar and khaar e aahaad with explanations and examples with all the types and the sub type

      waalaykum salam

      I believe this question is somewhat out of the remit of the askanalim forum.

      However, several online portals can present basic to advanced replies. One
      example to start with is:

      https://www.al-islam.org/quran-and-hadith-allamah-sayyid-saeed-akhtar-rizvi/chapter-4-hadith

      Kind regards

      Abbas

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    • Horoscopes - 40 days and 40 nights

      Assalamualaikum,

      A couple of days ago i was reading the newspaper and i came across the horoscope section and just read my horoscope not because i believe in horoscopes but just because it was there and it gave me something to read. Since this time i have come to find out that reading horoscopes is haram and there is a hadith in which the prophet (pbuh) says that as a result of this your prayer will not be accepted for 40 days and 40 nights and this is very scary.

      My questions are: 1. A couple of days ago i prayed salat ul istikhara for help from Allah (swt), i really need to know if my istikara was accepted/valid as i prayed it i think the day after reading the horoscope. does this mean Allah (swt) will not answer my istikara prayer as prayers are not valid in the 40 days and 40 nights. If so what do i do as i feel i need to know what is best for me as i have a decision to make, and hoped through istikara prayer Allah would guide me?

      2. The hadith also states that the prayer will not be rewarded for 40 days and 40 nights, i wanted to what about everything apart from the prayer, is it rewarded In Shaa Allah.? for example doing wudu, walking to the masjid, doing dua after prayer. Is none of it rewarded or just the prayer itself? In Shaa Allah i hope you could shed some light on these questions.

      JZK. May Allah reward you.

      Alaykum Salam,

      The shia jurists have not been known to give fatwa based on the context of this hadith. However looking at horoscopes has no authenticity from the legislative point of view in religion.

      MD

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  • History
    • Why Hazrat Abbas did not get the chance to fight in Karbala?

      Salam, I would like to ask why Hazrat Abbas did not get the chance to fight in Karbala? I understand that if he did actually get permission, he would have finished them all, and everything woud have ended differently. But why didn’t he get to show his physical bravery, as Imam Ali especially prayed for a brave son like him? He married Bibi Ummul Baneen as she was from a brave family. In order to have a brave son, who would be by Imam Hussain’s side in Karbala. Furthermore, I understand that he was able to show his bravery in the past such as in the battle of Siffin. However, why not in Karbala? Even when he went to get water, he didn’t take a sword with him as he wasn’t allowed by Imam to fight. If there is no hikmat behind this and it was just Allah’s decision, then I will not question further. But if there is an explanation, I would like to know. Jazakallah!

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your a question. 
       
      History has many narrations on Abal fadhl al-Abbas (as) and also if he fought on the day of Ashura or not. 
      Some strong narrations mention that he did fight and killed many. 
      However, the instance when he was killed, he had only gone to fetch some water and it was not on the battle field rather through the palms toward the Euphrates. 
      The enemies ambushed him while he had not gone for a battle but just water.
      Also, Imam ali asked for a brave son, and Hz.Abbas is actually the exact thing that he (Imam Ali ) asked for.. Do we ever think how much courage it needs for someone to put down a task, that he is best at, by his Imam of the time!? And get killed for the same!? (The real bravery is to be obedient towards Wilayat I.e the Imam).
      Or how much courage it needs not to drink water after holding it in your hand (and being super thirsty) for the love of your Imam!? 
       
      Al -Abbas is al-Abbas because of what he did on the day of Ashura. Otherwise he would have fallen from his lofty position of Bab al-Hawaij, had he been killed like a martyr during battle or won it. ( the Martyrs of kerbala are of course  on a totally different level than others, however al-Abbas outweighs all the other sacrifices and shines)
       
      I hope this answers your question 
      Kind regards 

      Naajiya Jaffery.
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    • Battle with Imam Ali a.s

      The persons who attempted battle with Imam Ali a.s are considered in which category?

      Salaamun Alaykum.
      Thank you for your question. There were three revolts during the life of Imam Ali (as). The Khawarij who are referred to as the Mariqin; Muawiya and his army from Damascus who are called the Qasitin; and those who pledged allegiance to the Imam (as) and then broke that pact in the battle of Jamal who were called the Nakithin.
       
      May you always be successful
      ZoheirAli.
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    • Lady Aisha

      As-Salaamu-Alaikum, Are there any comtemporary or past Scholars who narrate that Aisha was older than 9 when she married Muhammad(SAW)? Jazak Allah.

      Waalaykum Salaam.

      Thank you for your question. 
       
      There are two views on the matter. 
      The view that Aisha was 9 when she married the Prophet (saw) is based on a narration in which she states her age at the time. 
      However, based on the claim that she was one of the first believers in the prophetic mission it seems that she would have had to be in her teens and at that probably her late teens when she married the Prophet (saw). Proponents of this view also mention that it was likely that Aisha was understating her age to appear younger. 
       
      A scholar that holds the second view is Sayyid Jafar Murtada al-Amili, and it is not an uncommon view.
       
      May you always be successful 
      ZoheirAli.
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    • Prophet Nuh (AS)

      Asalamualikum, I Wanted to know how many people Died At The The Time Of Nuuh Dur To the floods and Was An Asteroid responsible for the rising of The water levels And If The Whole Population Died, Then How Did Nuuh Survive In the water when thr waves were so high??

      Salaamun Alaykum,

      The scientific details of the flood and how many people died are unknown. Prophet Nuh (as) survived on a ship that was not equipped to handle such high levels of water and that was part of the miracle as God protected him on that vessel despite that.
       
      May you always be successful.  
      ZoheirAli.
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    • Death of Hazrat Aisha RA

      Assalam o elikom, Dear brother, it’s a matter of much importance so please tell me, is it true that Hazrat Aisha RA died in 50 hijri at the age of 64 to 67?? What narrations and ahadith prove it?? 

      Salaamun alaykum

      Thank you for your question. She died either in the year 57 or 58 hijri at the age of around 70 (according to Al-Ma’arif of Ibn Qutaybah), but there is a difference of opinion on what her age was at her death as her birth date is not known. Some sources quote her as saying that she was 9 when she moved to the house of the Prophet (saw) (see Tarikh al-Tabari vol 2 p 413), but this view contradicts her being one of the first converts to Islam (the 18th person according to the Sira of Ibn Hisham v 1 p 271) at the beginning of the prophetic mission, as the Prophet (saw) then remained in Mecca for 10 years. In that case, she would have been in her late teens when the hijra to Media was made and perhaps as old as 20 when she moved to the Prophet’s (saw) house. There are other arguments for this view but they are slightly more complex. So her age at her death depends on which of these views you accept. Either she was 9 and was not one of the first Muslims, or she was one of the first Muslims at an early age and was married to the Prophet (saw) as a young woman.

      May you always be successful

      ZoheirAli

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    • Tashahhud

      did rasulullah say tashahhud during his prayers? It seems odd for rasulullah to greet himself during the tashahud.

      Salaam Alaykum,

       
      Salah is an order by Allah and has to be performed in the manner which HE has obliged us to. 
      However, we do not know how Prophet (s) was ordered to offer his salah. It could have been like ours or something more for himself. 
      Regardless, it isn’t a taboo to send salutations on the self. We have several instances that one can send salutations on self like when you enter your house and say a loud Salam even if there is no one in the house-at the time, and the Salam is solely meant for yourself.
      Besides this, in salah after you send salutations on prophet, you send one on your self and the rest of the good servants of Allah too and it shows that it’s perfectly ok to do so. 
       
      Naajiya.S.Jaffery
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    • Hashmi Qureshi

      Sir guide me that is HASHMI QURESHI’S are SYED are they belongs to SADAAT .I personally listened that they are also syed .Please guide in enlightening of ISLAM AND HADITH jazakALLAH

      Salaam Alaykum,

      Kindly refer to the following link: http://askanalim.org/node/5928

      Ask An Alim Team.

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    • Jannatul Baqi

      Jannatul baqi me kitne maaomeen ki kabre hai

      Assalamu alaykum

      4 Ma’asoom:
      Imam Hassan (as)
      Imam Zain al-abedein (as)
      Imam Mohammad al-Baqir (as) and
      Imam Jaffer al-Sadiq (as)

      Fi-amanillah
      Sayyid Shabbar

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    • Kaabah & Mecca

      1) Was the Kaabah built by the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ismail (Ishmael) or was it built by a pre-Islamic pagan leader (who worshipped the MOON goddess “ALLAT”), Asad Abu Karb in the 400 A.D. as claimed by many other sources?

      2) And why did Allah “changed his mind” about the kiblat, from Masjid Al-Aqsa (Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem) to the Kaabah in Mecca (read: Israj Miraj) which was previously used to house pagan idols?

      3) While “Mecca” was never mentioned in the Quran, “Bakka” was (Quran 3:96). Was “Bakka” really modern day “Mecca”? Modern day Muslims claimed it to be. On the other hand, the biblical “Becca” was a place located near Jerusalem.

      4) Was Mecca really chosen as an Islamic epicentre because of it’s commercial value? Note that even during pre-islamic times before Muhammad conquered Mecca in 630 A.D., Mecca was already known to be a prominent place of worship for pagan pilgrims. Now Saudi Arabia pocket billions yearly from pilgrimage tourism alone.

      5) If Mecca or the Kaabah existed during Abraham’s era and has been a prominent house of worship since, why was there no mention of Mecca or Kaabah in the writings of classical writers (Greeks and Romans who visited Arabia during those times) until after the 400 A.D.? (google this fact) 6) And why is Saudi Arabia destroying historical monuments? Are they trying to erase history? Are there something they do not want us to know?

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem
      Salaam Alaykum.

      1. We have in narrations (for example under Tafseer Qummi, under 2:127  And when Abraham, and Ishmael with him, raised up the foundations of the House: ‘Our Lord, receive this from us; Thou art the All-hearing, the All-knowing;) that Kaaba came was sent down with Adam peace be upon him, so it was there from the start of mankind, and was lifted at the time of the great floods (time of Prophet Noah peace be upon him).  Prophet, peace be upon him and his Purified Household, Ibrahim, peace be upon him, rebuilt the house rather than having built it as a new project!  Archangel Jibrael peace be upon him, showed him the parameters of the house and where the bricks should be laid and it had two doors.

      2.  With regards to “qiblat”, that was not a “change of mind” but rather a part of history that was already part of the plan to show the Children of Israel that Muslims have their own Qiblat.  The jews would mock the Prophet, peace be upon him and his Purified Household, having to pray towards Al-Aqsa and so the direction was then changed in order to separate their Qiblat from the muslims, this was an important material and spiritual change for the muslims of that time and continues to be.  See exegesis of 2:144. Also in Tafsir Al Mizan you will find an explanation that says that Al Aqsa was not the first direction in which people would worship towards but was in fact Mecca (Ibrahim and Ismail, Peace Be Upon Them, (re)built it and called for the hajj since then, See Ibrahim: 37, Hajj:27, Baqarra:125.).

      3. “Bebak” comes from the place in which place will crowd and be really close to each other as they perform the tawaaf (as in pilgrimage).  From the time that ayah was revealed till now people refer to the Ka’aba as the centre of hajj rituals intuitively – ie their mind immediately goes there when that word is mentioned in that context and in that ayah, ie it is synonymous with the city of Mecca.  So there is no doubt that the ayah refers to Mecca.

      4. No, it was not chosen for commercial value.  People deviated and worshipping took a turn for the worst and people started to worship idols there.  That is part of the history of the place and commercialisation was a form of making a living not the reason for it being chosen as the epicentre of worship (being in the middle of desert and hard to access makes it an unlikely location for commercial reasons, and while they pocket their billions, they struggle with the location).

      5. Google results does not make something a fact.  And greeks not having written about it does not make it non existent.

      6. Saudi Arabia has been destroying facts and historical places for many years now in the hope of destroying any evidence it has which may point against it, (house of the Prophet, peace be upon him and his Purified Household,  Khandaq, the houses in medina, not being allowed to visit certain places including Baqee, the destruction of the Baqee in Medinah etc).  This has been going on for centuries and in fact since the umayyads and the abbasids with their fabrications of history and insertions of narrations, and quite honestly even before then, and that still continues to this day (search the crack in the Ka’aba, why it is there, and who often they try to fix it but can not).  There is definitely something there they do not want us to know.  But the truth will always prevail, Insha-Allah.

      We hope this guides you and the readers, as well as myself, to the right direction.  These are certainly thought provoking questions.  Well done and all the best.

      S.L. Al-Hakim

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    • Shia View

      Salam Alaykum we often hear the nasibis saying that shimr and ibne muljim both were shia and shias killed hussain can u shed some light on this.

      Alaykum Salaam

      A the time of Imam Ai (A) the terms Shia and Sunni were not in general use. Even so, these men were not followers of Ahlul bayt (A),
      Shimr was a mercenary who fought in one of the regiments of Imam Ali (A) in Siffin, but against Imam al-Husain (A) in Taff
      Ibn Muljim was a Kharijite.
      The argument that Shias killed Imam al-Husain is spurious; it is contrary to historical evidence and clearly a part of Umayyad propaganda.

      Kind regards
      Abbas

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  • Inter-faith & Intra-faith
    • how to get rid of buri nazar and amal

      i am facing severe issues in my matrimonial relations. severe fights an i have a doubt of buri nazar or amal. can u please help me in that aspect

      Waalykum salam

       

      Thank you for your Question, 

       
      1)Give charity every single day as this saves one from evil. 
       
      2) recite the following Ayah 7times for keeping one safe from evil eyes (Surah al-Qalam:51 & 52)
       
      Kind regards,
       
       
       
       
       
       

       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Interracial Convert Marriage (Interfaith)

      Hi. I met my current partner on an online dating site about a year ago. He is Buddhist and I am Muslim. He wants to convert and marry me and me too. I also want to marry him. However he lives in china and can only come to uk when he is on work basis. I live in uk and need a valid visa to visit him. This is our first dilemma. The second dilemma is getting my family especially my parents to accept him. My parents are traditional. They don’t like convert marriages and want the same race and language. How do I get my parents to accept him? I also want to move to China for him but my parents may refuse my request. How do I surpass this? How can we make our marriage valid and acceptable? Also does my partner need to undergo a circumcision once he converts? Do I need my parents to be witness at my wedding? Please assist me on this matter. Should I just marry him first and then tell my parents or tell my parents first ?

      Salamun Alaykum

      If he has been a partner for a year and is still a Buddhist. then such a relationship is not allowed in Islam and you cannot continue with it as a Muslim

      The Qur’an is clear on this. Verse 2:221 states:

      “And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men [to your women] until they believe. And a believing slave is better than a polytheist, even though he might please you.

      Those invite [you] to the Fire, but Allah invites to Paradise and to forgiveness, by His permission. And He makes clear His verses to the people that perhaps they may remember.”

      However if he becomes Muslim, then you can certainly marry, although it is better to have the blessings of you parents, and necessary if you have not married before and your father is your guardian.There is no simple answer to getting your parents’ acceptance, but once he is a Muslim, you can try to get them to know him better and perhaps that will change their minds.

      Witnessing at weddings is not compulsory. Circumcision only becomes necessary for Haj, because Tawaf is invalid otherwise.

      Kind regards

      Abbas Jaffer

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    • Muslim Sects (Urdu)

      Sunni/Shia/Wahabi Ye sb firqy ha or baad me bany ha or musjid me b yahi btaya jata k hm suni ha hm wahabi or jo jo b firqy ha Pr mera swal ha k Nabi Pak (S.A.W ) k Aany k baad bi or un k dunya sy pardha farmany k baad b sahaba k door e hukumat me b muslmano ka koi firqa nhi tha ya kisi sahab ny nhi kaha k hm sunni ha Ya wahabi Ha Ya shia ha phir hm Q in Firqoo Me pardhy Ha aj Hm Sy Koi Pochta Ha To Hm Kahty Ha hm Sunni Ha Ya wahabi Ya shia Ya jo b Firqa Pr aj Hm Ye Bhool Gay K hm Muslmaan Ha aj Musjido k Upr Pehchan likhi jati ha k ye Snnio ki Masjid ha or Ye deobando ki Musjid ha or jo b Firqy Ha Or ik baat k agr sunnio ki musjid me wahabi msjid me ajay ya shia musjid me ajay ya shia ya sunni wahabio ki musjid me chla jay to Musjid k Khadim Any Sy ruk dyty ha ya musjid k Imam saab kah dyty ye to shirk krty ha ya ye to non muslim ha unhy br nikaalo… meri baat yehi ha k mujhy Quran me sy Ya Hadees Me sy Hawala Dy kr batay k kia Quran me kisi Firqy Ka zikr kia gya k wahabi acha firqa ha ya shia acha ha ya sunni acha Ya hadees me kahi kaha ha k sunni jaisa mrzi ho janat k haq dar ha ya shia jannat k haq dar ha ya wahabii sirf janat me jay gy aj musdio me mene khud ye sb baaty sunni ha or me Hr musjid me gya ho sb apny ap ko Sach kahty ha kisi ny nhi kaha k hm muslmaan ha sb kahty hm sunni ha hmm shia ha hm deoband ha wagaira wagaira me me Deen ka ilm Hasiil krna chahta tha jb mene Quran Pak pardha tafseer k sath to pta chla k Deoband allag trha sy tarjma krty sunni Allag trha sy Krty Wahabi Allag trha sy krty mene is liye mene socha k Quran pak ko Arabic me hi Pardhta ho sirf Tarjma Ghalat kia to Shayed Allah mujhy Maaf na kry Q k mujhy nhi pta k k Muslmaan kn ha jis ny shi tarjma kia hoo Q k Sb ny apny name sy pehly apna Firqa Joorda howa or na hi kisi firqy k bary me Quran me k wo haq pr hoo Gy Q k Firqa Jb sahaba ny nhi bnaya ya kbi nhi kaha me is firqy sy taaluk rkhta hoo ya Nabi Pak S.A.W ny Kaha Hoo k Tum Sb Sunni Ho Ya Shia Ho Ya wahabi Ya deoband to phir me kaisy maan loo k kn sacha ha Sb Quran pardhty ha sb hadees pardhty pr khud ko muslmaan kahny sy darty ha bx yehi Sawal ha plz Ans me M Waiting Me Buht depression me ho isi masloo sy Q k Masjid me tw bataya nhi jata sirf apny Firqy ki baat or us sy related baat hoti ha is liye me jana b kam mr dia bx Namza pardhty ha ab or Forn Ghr ajaty Ha Q k Imam Saab ya musjid k khadim ny musjid ko tala lgana hota namaz k baad wo buht bzy jo hoty ha or logo sy kahty k namaz pardh li ha tw ghr jao hm ny musjid band krni ha ya hm ny kam jana ha to kaha sy ilm hasil kry plz Ans Me Question

      Wa alaykum salam
       
      Hame bohot khushi horahi hai ke aap haqiqat ki justaju me hain,Allah aapki is koshish kamiyab farmay.
      Jo baatein aapne share ki hai wo bohot takleefdey aur pareshankun hai.
      Aapka sawal aisa nahi ke mey Chand jumlo me aapka jawaab desakun…lekin aapke liye bohot zaruri hai ke aap khud tahqeeq karein,munasib kitabein parhein aur phir fasla karein.
      Allah zarur madad karega jaise ke Quran me farmaya hai:
       
      ??????????? ????????? ?????? ????????????????? ????????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ??????????????
       
      ??? ?? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ?? ???? ???? ???? ???? ??? ??? ??? ??? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ??
      Sura ankabut ayat no 69
       
      Ye chand kitabein hain jo aapki tahqeeq me kaam aasakti hai
      Mey hidayat paagaya….Dr Tijaani samawi
      Hojao sacho ke saath….Dr Tijani samawi
      Mazhab ahlebait…..Syed Abdulhussain sharafuddin
       
      Allah sabki hidayat farmaay.
       
      Sukaina Taqavi
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    • Inter Faith Marriage

      Salam, I am a born Muslim and I have fallen in love with a hindu guy. Although he has said he is not really a hindu, has just been born in a hindu family but is not a practising hindu. We both love each other and even have planned to marry one another we have not yet tell anything to our parents yet as we ourselves are not sure if this has any future for us. I would have been happy if he was already a muslim but i do not want to force or ask him to convert. I have let this decision on himself. I want to marry him but i am confused as I do not want to upset Allah or my parents. Please tell me is there any way out of this? Can i marry that hindu guy or am i allowed to do so? Or suggest me an advice. Please help me in this regard so i can talk to my parents asap after your answer. Thank you.

      Alaykum Salaam,

      You cannot marry a person who is Hindu. The Qur’an 2:221 has the following advice:

      “And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men [to your women] until they believe. And a believing slave is better than a polytheist, even though he might please you. Those invite [you] to the Fire, but Allah invites to Paradise and to forgiveness, by His permission. And He makes clear His verses to the people that perhaps they may remember.”

      Therefore, no matter what you feel at present, in the long term such a relationship will not be in your interest.

      Instead, if you choose to respect Allah’s commands, even though difficult, He will certainly bless you in the future.

      Kind regards

      Abbas Jaffer

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    • Status Of Christians And Jews

      Would Christians and Jews who are pious, righteous people would be blessed with Jannah?

      Salaamun alaykum

      Thank you for your question. As long as they do not reject Islam whilst knowing the truth of it and fulfil the conditions of their own religions they may go to heaven. There are many factors involved and so the ultimate judgement rests in God’s Hands. As for Christians and Jews who practiced their religion before the advent of Islam, the Quran clearly states that they will attain salvation (2:62)
       
      May you always be successful.
      ZoheirAli
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    • Marriage between Shia boy and Sunni girl

      Salaam. I have a question. Can a Sunni girl marry a Shia boy?? My female cousin who is a Sunni girl is in deep love with a Shia boy. They both often meets together. They want to get marry but girl’s father is not ready for it. The girl has gone just mad about this. I want pure Islamic view that what is the position of marriage between a Sunni girl and a Shia boy?? Please guide me. ALLAH bless you

      Alaykum Salaam,

      According to the Shari’ah of Shi’i faith, it is permissible for a shia man to marry a sunni lady.

      However, kindly bear in mind the challenges you could face in maintaining your faith or in the upbringing of your children should she insist on retaining her Sunni beliefs.

      Ask An Alim Team.

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    • Christian

      AoA. I’m a Shia living in USA. I’ve a friend who is Christian and she wants to know more about Islam (Shia’ism). One thing that doesn’t make her satisfy is questioning Muhammad (saww) wives, as why did he had multiple wives and she compares him to Jesus saying that Jesus had a simple life with pure soul because he never married any woman. And why are Muslims allowed to merry 4 wives? I will really appreciate if you could answer these questions so that she can understand better about them. Thanks

      Alaykum Salaam, 

      Thank you for your question. Jesus was no doubt a pure soul who preached a life of purity to his followers and he is considered one of the greatest prophets in the religion of Islam as well. However, he focused on the spiritual aspect of religion due to his mission. It is clear that remaining aloof from the opposite sex entirely is not natural and would result in the cessation of the human race if everyone was to follow this practice. On the other hand, Moses’s mission focused on the outward aspects of religion, such as saving the Children of Israel from oppression and leading them to the promised land. Prophet Muhammad (saw) brought these two aspects together and taught how to live a spiritual life whilst maintaining a material and outward life. His (saw) path is a natural path that develops the inner nature of humans and leads them to their perfection in all walks of life. It is this aspect of balance that makes him (saw) the greatest prophet. His having numerous wives was not something outside of the custom of those times and it was not an indication of of low morals as marriage in itself is an institution that prevents that.
       
      May you always be successful
       
      ZoheirAli
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    • Convert

      Asalamualikum My husband was a Hindu before we got married, we went to the mosque with meh to convert so we can get married. He is willing to pray, fast and go to mosque. He never says No to any kind of practice. He is a great human being, a very caring friend, son, brother & husband. Respects all religions & never say anything against anyone’s beliefs. Me on the other hand, I want him to accept Islam from his heart. Because he says that he listens to me, pray, fast and converted to Islam for my sake & so I will be in peace of mind. I really really want him to see the truth & practice Islam the We Muslim do. My question is, Is that good enough that has accepted Islam even if it’s for my sake of happiness? Second question, if it is not good enough then What do I do to make that happen? Thank you

      Alaikum salam.
       
      Your husband is still considered a Muslim even if it be your your sake that he converted.  If however he later on said he was lying or in other places proclaimed that he isn’t, then he is no longer considered as a Muslim.
      It would be ideal if he would love the practices of Muslims and accepted that from the heart.  The best thing for you to do is to show him through your actions more than your words, of how great a real Muslim is.
      Islamic practices are all acts of worship that anyone would be inclined to do if they studied the depth of the them like praying for instance, which is actually a secret conversation with Allah.
      You can introduce some books on line and or listen to lectures on Tawheed, once he know the LORD. slowly after this you can introduce things like philosophy of praying, fasting, charity, Hajj and so forth.  A pure heart will accept and feel more than happy to perform these practices if he or she knew the secrets behind it.  
       
      InshAllah with time and prayers, your husband will become a faithful Muslim like the way Allah Himself wants for all His servants.  May Allah guide all of us in the same path too.
       
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      Under the guidance of Salma Alavi
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    • Atheist's Question

      An atheist asked me a question: “So a muslim girl can not get married with an atheist guy right? Isn’t that the descrimination? you are discriminating someone for not believe in something there is not proof about it. You are asking soomeone to believe that there are dragons” And I didn’t know what to answer him.

      Bismillah
       
      Salaamun Alaykum.
       
      Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there are many such questions that come from atheists since they try to disprove the existence of God by claiming the laws of God do not make sense. However, that is not a sensible way to approach theology nor to prove or disprove the existence of God. Rather, one must look at the arguments proving the existence of God (which include irrefutable intellectual arguments) and come to a conclusion. Once a person undertakes such a task, he/she will also arrive to the conclusion that the God which does exist is All Kind and Just and never does or commands towards anything without wisdom. Sometimes that wisdom is manifest to us and at other times, it is not. There is an aspect of worship and accepting the word of God without necessarily knowing the reason behind it (?????). This does not mean we are blindly following, rather we have already established the existence of a Just Lord and know we are obeying His commands. Just because we do not know the reasoning behind certain rules does not mean we can negate the existence of the Creator! 
       
      In this instance, this atheist is doing exactly as described. In order to answer him, you need to take him back to the proofs of the existence of God and move forward from there. He, Insha Allah, will then come to realise that we are not asking anybody to ‘believe in dragons’ as he claims. It is futile to make an atheist understand the wisdom behind such rulings if they do not believe in God.
       
      FYI, Islam does not allow a Muslim man to marry an atheist woman either.
       
      Fi Amanillah,
      SM
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    • Shia- Sunni Marriage

      I am a Sunni girl. How does me getting married to a shia boy work with Islam ? What are the implications and can this be handled at all ?

      Salaam Alaykum 
      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem

      Please see http://www.askanalim.org/node/1501
      http://www.askanalim.org/node/700

      S.L. Al-Hakim

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  • Other
    • Not happy with engagement

      I was engaged about two years ago and what I was told that girl follow islamic values devotely I agreed after engagement when we started to chat and I found out she is a girl with good character but she is opposite of what I was told.After engagement once i found out she has added her class fellow on her account and liked his pic ,different times she mentioned in our conservation that constructive discussion with opposite gender is not wrong without a doubt she Carries good character but she is not the girl that I wanted to marry hence my heart pinches me that our marriage will not be successful as we are opposite and there are so many doubts before marriage now I wanted to break engagement but I am worried that does islam allow it or not.

      Bismillah

       
      Thank you for your question. There is no problem in breaking an engagement before marriage. It is in the case of divorce, that if the issues can be fixed that is is discouraged to divorce. If you have a change of heart at the engagement stage there is no problem in breaking the engagement.
       
      May you always be successful
       
      Zohair Ali.
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    • How can i stop my husband from Cheating ?

      Aslam o Alykum Sir! Please Help me. I met the first time my husband 3 months ago after 2 years of my nikah. I have seen some pictures and chat that he was cheating on me and have relationships with other girls in my absence. he is very kind towards me. but he never starts a full husband-wife relationship yet. its almost three months now. when I try to ask anything related to cheating he becomes too angry I m very much afraid. if I decide not to ask then I m not happy inside and feel so sad and pain in my heart I cant manage to trust him. the fear is that if he continues these things behind me how can I stop him? I am so much confused and stressed. My mother lost one eye and my father is also so ill. I don’t want to discuss and quit this relation. I m so tensed. I m losing interest in life. please help me in light of ISLAM. Thanks

      Waalykum salam sister 

       
      Thank you for your question 
       
      It is indeed difficult to tackle such sensitive issues especially when the opposite person is not ready to discuss it. 
       
      For your situation I would suggest 
       
      1- speak about some other cases and issues and how people’s lives fall apart because either partner was cheating on the other. This will certainly ring some bells and he will be able to relate and InshaAllah bring some changes!? 
       
      2- keep him busy. Life as husband wife is to enjoy. Make sure your daily life is jam packed with exciting things where he finds lesser time to sit behind the screen. Also, loving him and giving extra attention might result into you some extra value for your relation together 
       
      3- make a lot of dua for yourselves. Set aside charity, and make sure you spend  plentiful time speaking to Allah and pour out your heart. That way you will feel better and InshaAllah Allah will help him understand better 
       
      4- if things don’t work- God Forbid- try speak to some who he listens and let him help further. Your local Aalim can help InshaAllah 
       
      Kinda regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Quit talking to in laws

      I couldn’t make a bond with my in laws as my mother in law used to hurt me over and over again by her talks. So does is done by my sister in law. Recently my mother in law accused me of something which hurt me a lot, I didn’t say anything and have quit talking to her. I don’t go to her room, just do the necessary talks with other family members. I want to ask if it is OK to quit talking and not having any kind of relationship with them.. We are just living like strangers under one roof.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question.
       
      According to the Islamic law, one must keep ties with their “Rahim”
      Rahim are people that includes all Mahram(s) and thier offsprings like your cousins. 
      In-laws are not known to be Rahim and one is not obliged to keep that relation. 
       
      However, ethically, it would be good to maintain simple ties so that your life with your husband and especially your children is a balanced one. Once a person has taken a step away from things like this, s/he will be able to see the horizon from a border scale, the fruits of which will be seen in your children InshaAllah. 
       
      Hope this helps and your problem solved ,
      Kind regards, 
      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • If a girl has been in a relationship does she need to tell her potential nikkah suitor about this history?

      Salam alaykum! I have a question – if a girl has been in a relationship previously (not physical) but has repented to Allah, does she need to tell her potential nikkah suitor about this history?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you very much for your question 
       
      No she doesn’t. Infact if there is a fear that one may loose the love of her husband or the act may bring a distance between them,  then it should definitely be kept away. 
       
      You are accountable for your sins only towards the Almighty Allah (swt) and no one else. And since you have repented InshaAllah it Is all accepted.
       
      InshaAllah you Have a wonderful future together, 
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Confused marriage

      I am married to my cousin. This marriage was mere for the sake of my father. It wasn’t a forced marriage but i wanted to do as my father wished. I have done everything i can to not think about it but i really am not happy at all. I do whatever i am told but my husband is really moody. Sometimes he doesn’t talks to me for days and when confronted he seems to have no reason.He never calls me, doesn’t return my texts and ignore me but is fine with everyone else. I have tried a lot to convince myself but i don’t love him. I am pregnant and going through an enotional hell. I really can’t imagine living my entire life with him no matter how much i try. I cry day and night and i don’t know what to do. Everybody says he’ll get better but i really just can’t stand this. I have given him many chances but he doesn’t seem to care at all.

      Waalykum salam 

      Thank you for your Question.
       
      Sad to hear about your situation, more so because you are pregnant and your emotional health is definitely effecting your child. 
       
      So there are things in life that may have happened in the past and we can’t really sit and regret over it. Instead, we should focus on our present for a better future. 
       
      Your present for now is that you are married and pregnant.
      You need to fix these two to be able to have a more balanced future. 
      Regarding your marriage both of you must seek some counseling. If he isn’t someone who would happily agree  to do that then I would suggest you speak to someone wise who he would listen to. 
      All you need to do is to sort your marriage from first hand problems. You need to let him know your concerns and who you’re expecting out of this knot. You need to make a communication bridge between the two of you. (One on one is best) 
       
      As soon as you are on the go to solve your marriage, you will be able to focus on your child and InshaAllah by Then Your husband will be able to help you hand in hand.
       
      InshaAllah it All goes well, and you’re together able to be happy parents to a happy healthy baby. 
      Kind regards,

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • My bad luck ...what can I do

      I am not lucky … Any time my luck is not with me.. What can I do can you help me..

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your question. 
       
      Alhamdulillah we are all so lucky to be alive, fashioned as humans and have good health. 
      We may be tested in different ways that may make us feel that we aren’t lucky etc… 
      but we must compare ourselves to those who have lost so much In life and yet stand strong.
       
      If you feel that you are unlucky in some other ways that you feel are important then pray for yourself. Set aside some charity and InshaAllah things will be better.
       
      On a side note I would like to mention that we should appreciate all that we have as that will change your vision on not being lucky. If it helps, write down all the things you are blessed with and on the other side write down why you feel unlucky and then see the results for yourself 
       
      Allah in the holy Quran says (sura al-Nahl:18):
       
      ?????? ????????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??????????
       
      Meaning, if you counted the blessings of Allah, you wouldn’t be able to number them. 
       
      Kind regards
      Naajiya  Jaffery 
       
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    • Marriage

      Asalamualaikum warhmutalahi wa barakathu I’m a 21 year old who got married four years ago, I have three kids and I’m pregnant with my fourth child in my first pregnancy I had twins) my husband who is 37 wants me to have atleast six kids and i am fine with it but I need age gap as I’m unable handle all of it together also he requires alot of intimacy which I sometimes fail to give as I’m tired by the night time Due to these he gets angry at me and says why would I marry a young girl if she cant have the energy to fulfill me and have enough kids frequently and this upsets me and he compares me with his first wife who passed away that she was able to fulfill his needs and also gave six kids to him all this makes me upset am I being sinfull?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question
       
      I’m not sure what you mean by sinning in your Question, if you mean it’s sinning by saying no to intimacy when you’re tired, then pls read the following: 
       
      You needs to speak to your husband and make a good communication bridge with him to be able to express yourself. I’m sure if he knew all your troubles he would be more considerate. 
      Taking a gap in the middle while you handle the younger kids would be a good space for you to adjust and also meet to his demands. 
       
      I would suggest you get some extra hands to help you around the house in the day time and also ask for your husbands help during the night so that it can be a bit easy on you. That way you maybe able to make him happier. 
      It will be a good idea to also see or speak to someone who can help you understand time, house, children management so that you are able to coup with everything InshaAllah 
       
      Good luck 
      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Will we see our pets in the next world in heaven?

      I wud like to know if our pets are goin to be with us in the next world in heaven and what happens when they die, as I ave lost pet rabbits one especially in a horrific way poor baby and i really miss them dearly. They were my everything. Thankyou

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your question. 
       
      We in Islam believe that whoever leaves this world goes to the the next one. And your rabbit is no different. 
       
      May Allah keep  you happy And successful 
       
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • more kids

      Can Grandparents force their married son to have more than 1 kids as the couple is currently happy with only 1 child?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      No one can force a couple to have more children. But since they are much older than you and their experience of life and children outweighs yours, they are only insisting on what would be best for you. So take it as their love for you, and tell them with an equally loving Thought “InshaAllah soon!” 
      This will keep their demand at bay.
       
      Kinda regards. 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
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    • What is the Islamic way to advertise a clothing brand for women

      I want to know the Islamic way of advertising a clothing brand for women. Clothing includes shirts, trousers, tights and other sportswear. I want to place pictures of my products on the website and create ads (Video and photoshoot). Please guide me how can I advertise according to Islam. Thank you.

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Your advertising can be done with Catchy lines that will tell people what you’re selling. You can make a list and put up the attractive prices. 
      You may also put up the clothes picture (if they are decent and not provoking) without using a model. 
      It wouldn’t be favorable to use women for modeling your clothes. 
       
      Kindly see your local scholar or Aalim for further guidance which maybe more suitable to your environment. 
       
      Kind regards 
      Naajiya Jaffery 
       
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  • Parenting
    • Parents

      AssalaamuAlaikum. I’m from India. My mother, a gem of a woman, passed away in May 2018. She was the only person in my family whom I could find a connect with. She used to encourage me to perform Islamic acts and become better muslim, at the same time balancing the duniya. Unfortunately, I don’t have the same relationship with my father. We seldom spoke. I rarely saw him pray. He became somewhat regular just a few years ago, when he was stopped earning and that too when was greatly urged by my mother. My father’s side of the family often perfoms chirag fatiha (certain biddah activites). On on such incidence, with all respect, I asked him,”Did you pray today”?, to which he proudly replied, “yes. I did 3 times!. That’s enough when one is busy”. He was busy in preparing stuff for this very chirag. I really felt hurt. My grandfather would be turning in his grave at this. I tried to encourage him to try and start memorizing Qur’an, go out in the local community to learn more about Islam. He bluntly says he doesn’t want to. His entire day is spent in watching nonsense TV episodes, or just laying down and pondering about some unknown stuff. Yea he cooks for both of us. And his sisters n other elders pressurize me to get married so that my would be wife will cook n perform daily chores. I don’t want to get married for this reason. I wanted to get married for companionship. I definitely don’t want my children to learn such traits from him. I don’t want my would be wife to think bad about him. While before I’m married, I don’t want such act of seeing him lazying around impact my own productivity (Deen n duniya both). At the same time, I wanna tell you I love and respect him. I’ll take care of his expenses, I’ll take care of his medical insurance, will visit him time to time. Will keep a domestic help if required. Being still single myself, can I ask to stay independent?

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      According to the Islamic law it isn’t compulsory to live with your father under one roof. However it is highly highly recommended to make sure that he is happy with you. 
       
      So this will be a personal decision for you. Maybe relating your thoughts in a beautiful and decent way  to your father can help him change and become a better role model to his ‘to be’ grandchildren. 

      Kind regards 

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • My Niece is 10 and has a horrible anxiety or fear of sleep

      My niece is 10 and her fear of sleep has put a strain on her parents she is always scared to fall asleep and be left on her own. Even if her siblings are with her in the room and they fall asleep before her she starts crying. If she wakes to find everyone else asleep she will cry. As soon as it hits bed time she will become so nervous she screams and shouts and become so hyper. What can I read to help her parents have tried all the tips and spoken to the doctors nothing is helping. Her two younger brothers have no problems and are happy to go to sleep themselves

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Many children can go through fear. And at times it can be for unknown reason. 
      So you may want to speak to her and find out what really bothers her and make changes accordingly. Also you may want to play Quran in their room until they all fall asleep. 
      Another helpful measure would be to put her to bed a little earlier than her siblings so that she is fast asleep before everyone and her mind is at peace. 
      One last thing to do would be to offer sleep enhancing drinks, like slightly hot milk with honey. This brings a lot of peace to mind and the child (or even an adult) will sleep better. 
      Chamomile tea has been very useful too, but maybe more suitable for adults. 
       
      Also, it is highly known that if you write down the names of the Ashab al-Kahf on a piece of paper and place it under the child’s pillow then the child should sleep through InshaAllah. 
       
      I hope the problem is resolved. 
      Kind regards, 

      Naajiya Jaffery.
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    • Not good relations with Father

      My father haven’t support us (Four Children of him) not morally or economically. We have taken economical help from our maternal family in major issues like my sister’s wedding and brother’s surgery. He left our home so that nobody ask him for any sort of help. As the difficult times passes he came back home. Our home is financed by my maternal family and in the name of my Mother. I don’t talk to my father except necessary. Because when anybody talks to him, he start abusing and all! I am facing rejections on many stages of my life. Does my professional life have to do anything with my personal relationships? Even if I tried talking to him that leads to a new clash even very normal things. I have been in sever stress because of him. What to do? People around me make me realize that no matter what he do to us. I have to be good with him I can’t do this. Please advice…

      Waalykum salam 

       
      Thank you for your Question and sorry to hear about your experience 
       
      It is true that no matter what, you should respect your father. 
      Their position in our religion is very very high to the extent that whenever Allah talks about HIS right, he talks about the rights of parents right after! 
       
      E.g. sura Israa:23 
      (( your Lord has decreed that you shall not worship anyone except him, and (He has enjoined) kindness to parents. Should they reach old age at your side-one of them or both- do not say to them, “Fie!” (Uff), and do not chide them but speak to them noble words. Lower the wing of Humility to them out of mercy, and say, My Lord! have mercy on them just as they reared me when I was (a small) child)) 
       
      Also, in the same Ayah above, you can see that Allah dislikes the smallest word uttered in from of parents out  of disrespect! 
       
      It is true, that it can be very frustrating and difficult to balance this, but it is doable. Usually silence pays off and avoids all the follow up quarrels and yelling. 
       
      Disrespecting parents, is a grave sin, whose consequences are such that the human shall see it in this world and the next. 
       
      InshaAllah that things are solved and you’re able to enjoy him. One of the best thing you can do is make a lot of dua. 
       
       
      Kind regards, 
       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Spoilt kid

      I hava a 6 year old son.. i live with my husband and his parents.. my son is becoming naughty .. he is stubborn.. rude and disobedient.. everyone has pampered him and spoilt him to the core.. we have tried to explain him with love, scolded him, punishe d him every possoble way Another issue is he llaughs uncontrollably whenwe try to discipline him.. i dont know what to do?? He is an intelligent boy and a very nice student in his school

      Salam. 
      Allah has blessed you with a child but at the same time, He also expects you to do the right training. Your concern for your 6 year old boy is legitimate which in itself is a starting point for good Islamic upbringing.  At this young age, you still have a good chance to revert the process and start again by first of all giving him quality time rather than letting everyone spoil him with toys and things. He needs to communicate with his parents more than anything or anyone. Try reaching out and talking to him through story telling for instance. Play with him and teach him  through playing even if you have to spend hours.  Upbringing a child is one thing that requires patience to no end so pray to Allah to give you and your husband the patience to train him.  Let it be one step at a time when starting to get about this training. 
      Don’t punish him through hitting or shouting, try not talking to him for a while, a child finds it very hard when parents dont speak to them even if it be for a sbort while.  Make that not too long. If he starts laughing, dont take in and be serious, he will soon get used to the idea that you mean it, and whatever action that was done by him was not good. Blame the action thst he did and not himself.
      Last but not least, never forget to pray for your child specially during the  qunoot of every prayer with the ayat of sura Furqan that states,
      ??????????? ?????????? ???????? ???? ????? ???? ???????????? ???????????????? ??????? ???????? ???????????? ?????????????? ?????????74)
      And who say, “Our Lord, bestow upon us from our spouses and offsprings comfort of the eyes, (Literally: the coolness (when)the eyes settle down) and make us an Éîmam (Leader) of the pious.
      inshAllah if you are determined, your child will improve in no time.
       
      Regards
      Salma Alavi.
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    • Parents

      اسلام علیکم ! سر میں پاکستان پنجاب لاہور میں رہتا ہوں میری تاریخ پیدائش 1995 ہے اب میری عمر تقریبا 23 سال ہےاو میں غیر شادی شدہ ہوں اس 23 سال میں پہلے 22 سال میں اپنے گھر والوں کے لئے بہت اچھا تھا کچھ عرصہ قبل میرا بھانجا پیدا ہوا تھا تو گھر والوں نے کہا کہ اسے گڑھتی تم ہو ہم یہ چاہتے ہیں کہ یہ تم پر جائے مطلب کہ ہر معاملے میں مجھے کہتے تھے کہ تم بہت اچھے ہوں اللہ پاک ہر ایک کو تمہاری جیسی اولاد دے آج تک میں نے کوئی غلط کام نہ کیا تھا جس سے گھر والوں کو شرمندگی ہو آس پاس ہمسائے اور دیگر لوگ بھی میرے گھر والوں سے میری تعریف کرتے تھے مگر کچھ عرصہ پہلے یونیورسٹی میں تعلیم حاصل کرتے ہوئے مجھے ایک لڑکی سے پیار ہو گیا اور میں اس سے شادی کرنا چاہتا تھا وہ لڑکی بھی مجھ سے بہت پیار کرتی ہے اس سے بھر کے کوئی میرے لئے بہتر نہ ہے اس لڑکی نے اپنے گھر بات کی اور اپنے گھر والوں کو راضی کر لیا مگر جب میں نے گھر بات کی تو نہ صرف گھر والوں نے انکار کیا بلکہ یہ تک کہا کہ تم سے گندی اولاد کوئی نہیں ہے اور ہر معاملے میں میں گندا ہو گیا ہوں وہی انسان جو آج سے پہلے سب کے لئے بہت اچھا تھا آج دل کی بات کر کے سب کے لئے سب سے گندا ہو گیا ہے آج تقریبا 10دن گزر چکے ہیں میرے گھر والوں نے آکر مجھ سے کھانا کھانے کا بھی نہیں پوچھا گھر والوں کے انکار کی وجہ یہ ہے کہ ہم اپنی زات اور فیملی میں شادی کرتے ہیں جبکہ میں اپنی زات اور فیملی میں شادی نہیں کرنا چاہتا سر کیا میں نے اسلام رو سے اپنے والدین سے کسی غلط چیز کا مطالبہ کیا ہے ؟ آپ بتائیں مجھے کیا کرنا چاہئے اآپ کی عین نوازش ہو گی

      Wa alaykum salaam
       
      Aapne Islam ke ru se koi ghalat chiz ka mutaliba nahi kiya lekin hamare mashre mey din se ziyada hamari rasm aur rusumat ka zor hai .
      Aapke paas 3 raah hai:
      1- Aap us larki ko bhuljaayn
      2-Apne parents ki marzi ke beghair unse shaadi karlein.
      3- Natije tak pohnchne me jaldi na karein aur sabr tahammul aur soch samajkar qadam uthayn.
      Apni puri koshish karein unko mukhtalif zariyon se samjaayn.Kisi aise ko waasta banayn jo samajdaar bhi ho aur aapke gharwaale unki baat sunte ho.
      Mey mutmain hun ke aapke gharwaale aapse muhabbat karte hain lekin is waqt wo shock me hain aur naaraz.Agar aap sabr o hosle se kaam lenge to wo zarur aapki baat sunenge.
      Aur in sab me sabse ziyada zaruri dua karna hai.Dua se balaayn tal jaati hain aur Allah ki taraf se apne bande pe khaas lutf aur inayat hoti hai.
      Aap Allah pe bharosa kareyn,dua karein Allah zarur madad karega.
       
      Regards 
      Sukaina Taqawi.
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    • Abusive Non Muslim Mother

      Assalamuaikum I am a Revert. I embraced Islam 3 years ago. I come from an Indian Hindu Family. My mother is an extremely rude lady. All my childhood I have seen her fighting with my father and other family members. I also happen to marry a Muslim girl soon Inshallah whose family has agreed to her in my marriage despite being a revert. Now that I have converted to Islam and also am going to marry a Muslim girl, my mother is strictly against this. She is a strict Hindu worshipper. She is extremely rude and she has been torturing me for 10 months now. She curses me day and night. She abuses me physically and verbally. She is literally doing mental torture on me. She has taken my father and my younger brother in her influence. Allah is the witness, I have never ever misbehaved with her or with anyone in my family. I love them and pray for them. She curses me, my life, my destiny, my future wife and kids. She curses my next generation and that I will never ever be able to stay happy and will always perish in life. She even knows a curse of mother never goes waste. I don’t want to say this, but my mother is not a good lady. I do not know what to do. I have come to Australia for studies and I work day and night to earn money because they have threatened to cut me off financially, hence I do not want to be dependant on them. There is torture on the phone. Whenever I go back to India, there is day and night torture in the house. She has no control over her anger nor her tongue. When she becomes angry, she turns into an animal. I am so hurt and fed up all this. Please advise me what can I do? Also, I want to know, does her curse apply to me because she is my mother ? Wallahi I am so scared of curses. I have never even spoken back to her, I obey her in every way, yet she curses me ruthlessly. She even insults my to be in-laws shamelessly in words I can’t even describe. Please advise me on my situation. I know the status of parents in Islam but what if they take wrong advantage of it ? Please give me a life advice so that I get some form of clarity. And Please pray for me. JazakAllah Khair.

      Waalykum salam brother

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      Indeed parents hold a lofty position, so much so that, their rights in the Quran are mentioned right after the rights of the Almighty (swt) And one must work hard to achieve their happiness. Although this happiness should not go against the happiness of the Almighty. The right of Allah comes before any right! 
      In that case as long as you’re doing your obligations towards her with love and devotion, rest assured that Allah (swt) will provide you with the best in this world and the next!
       
      Another thing that will show colors after your persistency on it is kindliness and extra love. Keep in being kind and loving, one day it will shoot out and bear the fruits you were wishing to see. Because goodness always bring about goodness. 
       
      Cursing by mothers is just the harsh side of her love. Would she be happy to see you Ill? Or destitute? 
      Let this not bother you, her love for you is running in her veins. And it is the same love that makes her worried and angry simultaneously.
      For this, let it be and time shall solve it. Meanwhile your love and kindness should go on and InshaAllah you will see nothing but happiness 
       
      InshaAllah that the wedding goes well and you have a wonderful life ahead. 
       
      In my duas 
       

      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Physical Looks (Spouse Selection)

      Islam says to look into behaviour and islamic Akhlaq when we look for our better half. But I am here because I am actually fed up. All that I have experienced is looks, color that has mattered to people so far. I am here to look for some support basically as I think I am broken down to the core. My Salah my nature doesn’t matter actually and it is painful to see parents go through this.

      Salaamun alaykum and thank you for your question.
      First of all i would like to tell you that i l can imagine you are going through alot and it must be a very difficult time for you. I am sure you will get through it all with the help of Allah.
      I would like to mention a few things:
       
      1- In sura mulk/2 Allah mentions the purpose of our creation:
       
      ??????? ?????? ????????? ???????????? ?????????????? ????????? ???????? ??????? ? ?????? ?????????? ??????????
      Trans: [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving –
       
      Allah has brought us in this world and tests all of us in one way or the other;  some are tested with their wealth,some with their poverty, some with their looks, some with their spouses, some with their children…. Allah tests us because He loves us, He wants us to grow and reach perfection( which lies in getting closer to Him); just like a teacher who tests his/her students so they can know where they stand and learn by their mistakes and grow.
      And Allah tests the people He loves, more so they can grow faster spiritually.
       
      2- The second thing is Allah tests everyone according to their capabilites
       
       ??? ????????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ????????? 
      Trans: Allah does not task any soul beyond its capacity.
       
      So Allah tests a person according to his capabilities and does not put him through anything he cannot take and bear.
       
      3- And those who are patient through difficulties because of Allah will be rewarded countlessly.
       
      ?????????? ?????????? ??????????? ????? ???????? ????????????? ?????? ????????? ??????????
       
      Those shall be rewarded with sublime abodes for their patience and steadfastness and they shall be met there with greetings and peace. Sura furqan:75
       
      Having said that, it would be very wise to look at the situation this way that those who came so far haven’t seen the real beauty inside you, which is your Salah and Nature. So InshaAllah all goes well and a decent God loving man comes along and recognise the real beauty in you. So dont lose hope and have trust  in Allah as He is watching over us.
       
      Kind Regards, 
      Ask An Alim Team under the guidance of Zahra Davdani.
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    • Mother-in-Law

      Assalamo alikyum, I left a very expensive gold ring in my bathroom that been abducted by my mother in law. I found it in her bag and did not take it out. Now she has realized that i checked her bag and telling me that parents can steal things from their children as they raised children. And when kids were young everything was at their disposal and parents wont say anything when children used that stuff. So, if now parents steal or hide something from son’s house whether it belongs to daughter in law it is absolutely fine. She was also quoting some Hadith to back up her saying. To make my point, I made the ring from my own money and had always paid zakat on it. My husband didnt buy it for me. I asked her if she had seen my ring and she replied no. She has also hidden small stuff in her bags e.g. sunglasses, sweets, pins etc.My question is that is it ok for parents to put children’s stuff away without their knowledge (I’ll call it stealing though )? Can mother in law take away daughter in law’s stuff without her knowledge? Is it not stealing? Is it not stealing in my case where i asked her if she had seen my ring and she said no. Kindly guide us Jazak Allah

      Salaam sister.

      I read through your situation and personally i think you handled it very well. Instead of showing bad behaviour or being rude to your mother in law for taking your ring, you chose to remain silent. At the end of the day she is your husbands mother, hence counts as your mother as well and islam always tells us to have good akhlaq with our parents and be patient with them even if they are wrong.
      A mother or a mother inlaw is not allowed to take anything that belongs to her children or daughter in law without their permission. But it would be morally wrong to confront them even though the children have a right to do so according to the Islamic law. So it would be better to find a different way; either by talking to them politely or by asking someone to talk to them and explain what Islam has to say in this matter or some other solution that would mantain their respect, because respecting parents is where Allahs pleasure lies.

      May Allah help us to attain His pleasure at all times inshaAllah.

      Zahra Davdani.

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    • Regarding Children

      Asalaam salaam,  I wanted to ask regarding my children’s disability money and matter regarding my husband. I have sons that are both autistic an receive disability living allowance. I got really divorced from their father when they was very young and he has not been involved in their lives. Before  i was married tp my second husband I use to use their money on them. Everything they needed nothing else. Since being married to my second husband ( not their father) the children’s money has been going into his account an he uses it to pay bills an other things regarding the house but am not 100% sure what it’s exactly spent on. I am feeling very guilty in terms of the kids money’s doesn’t get spent on them directly. If I was to say to my husband I am going to transfer the children disability money to my account so I can spend it on them an save it for them, am I wrong in this? JazakaAllah khair 

      Waalaykum Salaam,

      If your children have grown up now and their autism is severe such that they cannot understand how to be independent financially, then the guardianship is on the paternal grandfather and the mother cannot be the guardian in financial matters.  If the father never provided for the children, he cannot be the guardian too, unless he was taking care of their welfare when you separated.  Your second husband cannot be the guardian so although it isnt wrong for you to request for the account to be shifted to theirs or yours, in the case that the real father and grand father cannot handle the responsibility, you also have to.take the matter to your Marja or his representative to.decide who is to be the guardian. This way you or your husband can spend the money on them basically.

      Salma Alavi

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    • Medical Issue

      As Salam u alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuhu . I have a a daughter who has a medical issue . The treatment requires us to go to another country leaving my husbands mother and father behind . They are Alhumdulillah in good health . My parents will be there with me . My husband wants to travel back and forth 3 months with us 3 months with his parents . I really need him for my child and for moral support . The treatment is supposed to last 2 -3 years . My question is do i have the right to ask him to stay with me for that time or no ?

      Wa alaykum salaam

      Thank you for your question. You don’t have an Islamic right to make your husband stay. But having said this a number of things are important to consider in the situation you have outlined. It seems that your husband is in the middle of more than one responsibility and it is key that you have a good understanding of the pressures he is under. Conversely, it is also important that you communicate the pressures you are under, but not in a conflicting way or as an outburst. Maybe agree to see how the first stages of the separation go without making a firm plan for the 2-3 years. If you can speak with his parents as well, as a family and cone to a decision, then that is even better. Many times parents can be more understanding than we realise, especially when it is their granddaughter’s wellbeing. A family has to make sacrifices for each other and in difficulties they have to be strong for each other too.
       
      May you always be successful and may the treatment go as planned.
       
      ZoheirAli
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  • Quran and Tafsir
    • Betrayal

      A girl proposed me and insisted me to be in relationship with her. She said she will die without me and she can’t breathe without me. However i took me time to accept her proposal and to trust her. I accepted her and i always remain honest and loyal with her. Now we were about to get married suddenly she said she doesn’t love me anymore and said yes i was doing time pass. This all ruined my life it has affected me alot in each and every way. I lost my studies and job because of depression some serious health issues specially weight loss and still I can’t come out of this trauma. Help me with reference of Quran and Hadees and tell me will Allah PUNISH her one day for this for all my losses? Because i want Allah to give her same lesson which she taught me. Please answer my question

      Waalykum salam brother 

       
      Thank you for your Question. 
       
      There is nothing in the world (no act) that is going to be left unaccounted! 
      Allah promises that in the Quran (sura al-Zilzaal Ayah 7&8):  
       
      ?????? ???????? ????????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ??
      ((Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it!))
       
      ?????? ???????? ????????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??
      ((And anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see it!))
       
      Rest assured that every one will pay his/ her doing in this dunya and the next!
       
      On a side note, I’ll like to let you know that you have been freed from a haram and undesired relation in the eyes of Allah. 
      Instead of being so down I’d suggest you gather yourself and look at life with a new look. A look that Allah will want you to have! 
       
      You have been freed from the chains of shaytaan and now the ground is open for you to take good and neat steps. Steps that will talk you to new horizons of learning and also true love in the form of your lawfully wedded wife. 
       
      ((After every difficulty there is ease)) (Surah al-Inshirah 5&6) 
       
      You’re so loyal and honest. Only a very loving person in the eyes of Allah deserves it. 
       
      May Allah restore your health and you’re able to do your best again
       
       
      Kind regards, 

       
      Naajiya Jaffery 
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    • Distortion of the Quran

      Hi Is it true that prominent shia scholars like shaykh- al Kulayni, Shaykh- Al-Mufid and Shaykh Kashani believed in the distortion of the quran? If they did, what is the rulings on such individuals? Are they deviants or do they fall out of the folds of Islam? And if shaykh- Al- Kulayni believed in the distortion of the quran doesnt this make the whole Al-Kafi an uncertain book?

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 

      Wa-Alaykum As Salaam  
       
      This answer requires some introductory points:
       
      First:
      Distortion of the Holy Qur’an could mean one of the following:
      1. Change in the meaning of the word of an Ayah to something that is not what it means.  That is not allowed, considered to be exegesis using your own opinion with no evidence to back up that opinion, and the narrations have prohibited this completely.
      2. Change in the location of an Ayah with in the surah.  This would be a rare opinion.  Note that most Ayahs did not come down in the way the Holy Qur’an is now, but rather, the Ayahs were placed in their positions.  There is a difference of opinion as to whether the Ayahs are with in their positions as ordered by Allah? – or if they were placed there after the demise of the Prophet, peace be upon him and his Purified Household.
      3. Changing the way a word is recited against what all the known reciters have recited.
      4. Change in the dialect of the words.  This is allowed where the meanings of the words do not change and are found in the different recitations, the most accepted being the 7 dialects or recitations, then there are another 3, and then another 4 (making them 10, then 14 recitations) and as we go further out from the initial seven they are less and less likely to be correct.
      5. Changing the words in the Holy Qur’an which have the same meanings.  This is not considered allowable.
      6.  Additional words,  ayahs, or surahs inserted in the verses.  This is because in some transcripts they used to insert explanatory words and some thought they may be part of the Holy Qur’an.  They are not.  So is not a distortion.
      7. Removal of words, ayahs, or surahs.
      The only real distortion accepted today by learned scholars is the first one.  That is, a changing of the meaning, which is not allowed, but is used as a means of distorting religion.  
       
      Secondly
      Scholars believe that the Holy Qur’an is protected by the AlMighty and is not distorted, and that the main evidence for that is the following verse:
       
      ?????? ?????? ?????????? ????????? ???????? ???? ???????????? 
      Lo! We, even We, reveal the Reminder, and lo! We verily are its Guardian. (15:9)
       
      It is important to know even those who claim the Holy Qur’an is distorted believe this ayah is NOT!  And if this ayah is not distorted, and Allah? never breaks a promise, then there is no doubt that the Holy Qur’an is not distorted and our major scholars believe in the completeness of the Holy Qur’an, including the ones you mentioned.
       
      Conclusion
      So if distortion means the distortion of the six items from #2-7, then they do not believe that.  However, there is no dispute there is distortion with the meaning of #1.
       
      Your question
      Sheikh Kulaini – for example, the claim he believes in the distortion of the Holy Qur’an is because he mentions some narrations that indicate the Holy Qur’an has been distorted in a chapter that is titled with the word “rare narration”, with out indicating that he believes in them, as mentioned by Al Muhadith Al Kashani.  They may have been inserted because they have been narrated through correct narrators (??? ??????), for example, but the content may not be correct (??? ?????? ? ???????).  This is where the science of narrations becomes important.
      Nevertheless, he mentions at the very beginning of his book that should there be narrations that contradict each other, and this contradiction is not something we can solve – ie it is correct in all aspects of the narrators and we can not resolve the contradictions, then we must go back to the Holy Qur’an and seek advice from that.  Even if that is the case, and using the above Ayah, we then know that the Holy Qur’an is fully protected.
       
      But even before that, there are many other narrations in his book Al-Kafi, with stronger evidence for it being correct than any of the ones saying the Holy Qur’an is distorted, that say the Holy Qur’an is not distorted and protected.
       
      The writings of the greats such as Sheikh AL Sadooq, Mufid, Murtadha and Tabrasi clearly indicate they do not believe in the distortion of the Holy Qur’an in the meaning that is being referred to (meanings 2-7).  Only some rare people have said so (such as Al Hashawia).  Sheikh Al Sadooq has even stated that – what they attribute to us with regards to this … it is a lie.
       
      Furthermore – the title “rare” in the heading indicates that we can not act on these narrations with stronger opposing and more common ones.  
       
      Finally, if you read the tafseer of Syed Khoei, for example, he gives six evidences as to why he believes the Holy Qur’an was collected and finalized at the time of the Prophet, peace be upon him and his Purified Household, and Imam Ali peace be upon him, was set the task of delivering this finalised Holy Qur’an according to the order in which the Ayahs descended and with exegesis.  However, this was unfortunately rejected by those who took charge at the time.
       
      The Imams, Peace Be Upon Them, however, have repeatedly confirmed the authenticity of the current Holy Qur’an that is in between our hands.
       
      Given the above, the latter questions are no longer applicable.
       
      We hope this answer is satisfactory to your needs.  
       
      S.L. Al-Hakim
       

      Sources: 
      Al-Tamheed fe Uloom AlQuran – Part 8 Sheikh Maarefat
      Al-Bayan fe Tafsir Al-Holy Qur’an – Syed Khoei

      And http://www.aqaed.com/faq/2778/  

       
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    • I want to know where is this ayat

      Allahumma rabbas samawatis sabii….this is in Arabic where is this in Quran which Surat and which ayat and in which sapara it is???

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 
      Wa-Alaykum As Salaam  
       
      That particular statement is not an Ayah of the Holy Qur’an.  The closest there is with regards to a reference to seven Heavens is as follows:
       
      ???? ??? ?????? ????????????? ????????? ??????? ????????? ??????????  23:86
      Say: Who is Lord of the seven heavens, and Lord of the Tremendous Throne? 
       
       ????????? ???? ????????????? ????????? ??????????? ????? ???????? ? ????? ???? ?????? ?????? ????????? ?????????? ????????? ???? ??????????? ????????????? ? ??????? ????? ???????? ????????  17:44
       The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein praise Him, and there is not a thing but hymneth His praise; but ye understand not their praise. Lo! He is ever Clement, Forgiving.
       
      Otherwise, what you are after is a supplication, for which you can find the translation of it in the Islamic Laws book of Syed Sistani under the title Translation “Obligatory acts relating to Namaz » Translation of prayers” here = https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2232/
       
      www.sistani.org
      I. Translation of Surah al-Hamd Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim (I commence with the Name of Allah – in Whom all excellences are combined and Who is free from all defects.

       

       
      And is pasted here for your convenience, with the relevant part in bold:
       
      IV. Translation of Qunut 
      La ilaha illallahul Halimul Karim (There is none worth worshipping but Allah Who is Forbearing and Generous).
      La ilaha illallahul ‘Aliyyul ‘Azim (There is none worth worshipping but Allah Who is Eminent and Great).
      Subhanallahi Rabbis samawatis sab’ wa Rabbil arazinas sab’ (Glory be to Allah, Who is the Sustainer of the seven heavens and of the seven earth).
      Wama fi hinna wama bayna hunna, wa Rabbil ‘arshil ‘azim (And Who is the Sustainer of all the things in them, and between them, and Who is the Lord of the great ‘Arsh (Divine Power).
      Wal hamdu lillahi Rabbil Aalamin (And all praise for Allah, the Sustainer of the worlds).
       
      Regards
      S.L.Al-Hakim

       

       
       
       
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    • Teaxhing Quran and Tajweed

      Asalam o alikum. I am graduate from a well known university u couldn’t get any reasonable job. Then i started teaching Quran and tajweed at home and i earn money from it i have 2 special kids so i cant go outside to search good job and i couldnt continue any job outside because of my kids special needs. Is it allowed in islam to earn money by teaching Quran and Tajweed.

      Answere:
      Thank You for your Question.
       
      Yes, it is allowed in Islam to earn
      money by teaching Quran and Tajweed.

       
      Regards,
      Ask an Aalim Team.
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    • Quran (Misused)

      Allah took the charge of protecting Quran so how can people disrespect, burn or like magicians use it in a wrong way? I heard people disrespect Qur’an to invite Jinns, how can they do that, no curse befalls upon them. Also people who are burning Quran in China, how about them? Why dont ALLAH punish them literally when they do it. Jazakallahu khairan katheera, Salams.

      Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem 

      Wa-Alaykum As Salaam  

      Protection:
      Allah? protects the Holy Qur’an from many different aspects.  Most scholars agree that the only “change” in the Holy Qur’an is that of interpretation where different schools interpret different Ayas differently.  But in terms of addition, subtractions, or use of different words in place of what is in the Holy Qur’an etc – Muslims are unanimous (by and large) that the Holy Qur’an is the Divine word of Allah? and that what we have today in our hands is the verbatim word of Allah? that Angel Jibrael peace be upon him, came to the Prophet, peace be upon him and his Purified Household, with.

      Those who think there have been changes rely on weak evidences and fallacies.

      Created with choice:
      However, mankind was also created with the power of intellect and choice.  So the choice to disrespect such a divine article is one that stems from that power.  And indeed, each action is accountable on the day of judgement. 

      What is the Holy Qur’an? 
      The question is then… what is the Holy Qur’an?  Because what is printed as a book is in fact merely ink and paper.  Yes we must respect it, only touch the words with purity and ablution etc… however, those who burn or disrespect the “book” are not doing any harm to the Holy Qur’an that is in the heart of the Muslim, rather, they are simply destroying their own destination.

      So do not worry to much about this because history has proven time and again that no matter what the enemies do, the Holy Qur’an will always remain protected.

      Invitation of Jinns:
      Jinns should not be invited in the first place especially where it may cause harm, and those who do so by disrespecting the Holy Qur’an have sold their religion for worldly benefit.
      See https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01224/

      No curse or punishment?

      The Divine Justice does not necessarily occur in this world nor does it have to be something visible to others, nor immediate.

      S.L. Al-Hakim

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    • Why reminder to righteous/believer?

      Assalamualaikum,,
      Why Quraan (69:48, And Indeed, The Quraan is reminder for righteous) is giving reminder to righteous, what does it mean, why a righteous need a reminder?
      Similarly, (51:55 And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers), why reminder to believers? It can benefit non-believers,
      What these two verses of Quraan saying, by reminding righteous/believers. Kindly explain.
      Thanks & Regards

      Salaamun Alaykum
       
      Thank you for your question. Consider these verses:
       
      “Therefore do remind, surely reminding does profit. He who fears will mind, And the most unfortunate one will avoid it,” (87:9-11).
       
      The Qur’an was not accepted by all when it was being revealed and indeed the unbelievers would make fun of the Prophet (saw) and demand preposterous things in the face of revelation. The hearts of the believers, on the other hand, are ready to benefit from the message and so the Prophet (saw) reminds them through revelation. The believers are in need of the revelation as it is through that they are able to reach their perfection. Non-believers can benefit if there is a kind of fear or awe of God within them. If they are obstinant in their disbelief it is a proof against them.
       
      May you always be successful  
      ZoheirAli
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    • Was Hazrat Zulqarnain a prophet?

      The question is relating to Hazrat Zulqarnain(the mighty king whom Allah swt granted emense power) mentioned in Quran. Was he a prophet or not?

      Salaamun alaykum

      Thank you for your question.

      We have traditions that stipulate that Dhulqarnayn was not a prophet but was a servant of God who loved Him and who God loved.

      May you always be successful. 

      ZoheirAli

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    • Tafseer

      Hi Is it true that in Tafseer Ayyashi, Tafseer Burhan and Bihar Al-anwar there is an narration related to verse 51 of surah Nahl: (”Do not take for yourselves two deities. He is but one God, so fear only Me.”) that explaines the Word God with the word imams? If yes, how can the Word God ble explained with the Word imam and how isnt this shirk? Reference of narration:

      Salaamun Alaykum,
       
      Thank you for your question. 
       
      Such a narration does exist and if we also suppose that it is authentic then the meaning being conveyed is not that the Imams are gods. That is that the word God is not being directly replaced by the word Imam in the verse while maintaining the same meaning for the sentence regarding both words. 
       
      Rather, the narration means that in the same way that there is one God, there is one Imam to lead the ummah in each time as if this was not the case the ummah would be in disarray in the same way that if there were more then one God the world would be in disarray. In the same way that someone should not take two gods, they should not have two Imams who they follow at the same time.
       
      May you always be successful
       
      ZoheirAli
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    • Allah is Ruling Then Why Human Is Sinner? (Free Will)

      One question has been coming to my mind that Allah is ruling and without Allah’s will nothing is done, then why should any body on any act of doing wrong is sinner. I need support and Quranic reference for clearification of this confusion.

      Salaamun alaykum 
       
      Thank you for your question. This is a question that has concerned scholars of the Islamic world since the beginnings of the science of theology. While the Quran affirms the ultimate Will of God in verses like (76:30) and (81:29), other verses clearly state that people are accountable for their actions such as (99:7-8). So the answer to this question lies in between the Will of God and the pure free will of His servants and is neither extreme is correct. Rather, the answer to this question lies in between.
       
      May you always be successful 

      ZoheirAli

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    • Abrogation

      Hello…I have a question. .why did some commentors of quran said surah tawbah verse 5 abrogated all peacful verses ? Some people say that 124 verses abrogated by verses of sword …..what do commentors mean when they say verse 5 from chapter 9 abrogated peaceful verses ?

      Salaam Alaykum,
      I would recommend you to read Marhum Sayyid al-Khui’s introduction to al-Bayan on the section of Naskh where he answers this and other questions on abrogation.
       
       
      Kind regards
      Abbas Jaffer
       
       
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