Day Questions

Can a woman, who is in the Iddah of a temporary marriage, marry the same person temporarily again without waiting for the Iddah period to end?

It is permissible to do so as long as she is still in the state of Iddah from him, as she is still considered as his wife.

Can the following deeds be considered disrespectful to the Infallibles (peace be upon them) if they are done on the day of the martyrdom/death of any one of them? Talking, laughing with friends and family members; Purchasing a new thing for myself or family; Eating some special food; Doing business or going to work; Going to a doctor for a check-up or going to a laboratory for a test or starting a medical treatment; Playing a game like cricket, hockey etc.; Asking an ordinary question or a question related to marital affairs from one’s Mujtahid; Taking out family for outing, recreation; Starting a new activity; Getting one’s car, house or any other possession repaired.

It was reported in some authentic narrations of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) the emphasis on crying, showing sadness and grief for Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) and establishing the mourning ceremonies for his tragedy and refraining from eating or drinking on the day of Ashura - without the intention of fasting - and breaking it with little water and food after noon. It was reported also to refrain from going out for regular needs on such occasions. It was also reported that whoever goes out to fulfill one of his needs that day, Almighty Allah will not bless it if it was fulfilled. It was also reported the emphasis on presenting grief and sadness for the tragedies of the Ahlulbait in general and there is no doubt that the days of their martyrdoms are the best to do so. From such narrations, one can determine under what category the mentioned examples fit, since some of them are inconsistent with sadness and grief, while others are not.

If one knows without a doubt that he himself is a sinner, but people do not know this and consider him pious and ask him to lead prayers, is it permissible for him to do so and will their prayers be accepted?

It is not permissible for him to present himself to lead the congregational prayer if he knows that he does not fulfil the requirements of the Imam of the prayer, in such a way he would be considered as cheating them.If they asked him to lead the prayer, it is permissible to do so, although it is better not to in this particular case as well. If he was praying alone and someone decided to pray behind him in congregation, then his prayer is in order and he has not committed a sin. If he was not qualified to lead the prayer, he should not apply the laws of the congregational prayer on him, for example, referring to the people praying behind him when he has doubts.