Day Questions

Is it permissible for the one who has been beaten to excuse the one who has beaten him, so that he does not have to pay the Diyah?

Yes, it is permissible to forgive the person who hit him and waive the Diyah, except if the victim is a child since there is no effect in his forgiveness till he reaches the age of adulthood.

I have given up in life. Is there a supplication that can bring me death?

There is no dua for wishing to die. It is not amongst the characters of a believer to wish to die, nor to ask his Lord for such an issue. Rather, a believer is expected to call Almighty Allah to remove the hardship and decrease its effect on him, as He is All-Merciful.

If a man is married to a Muslim wife, can he marry a Jewish or a Christian lady temporarily?

Yes, it is permissible to do so, but the consent of the Muslim wife is required based on compulsory precaution.

Is it appropriate to engage in sports activities like cricket, football, tennis etc. on the eve or day of Ashura?

Engaging in such activities on the night or day of Ashura is not in accordance to what has been narrated from the Imams (peace be upon them) in the exhortation to express grief and sadness over the tragedy suffered by Imam Hussain (peace be upon him), his household and companions on the day of Ashura.