The Press Release on the Events in Azerbaijan

The Press Release on the Events in Azerbaijan
2020/10/04

The Press Release on the Events in Azerbaijan

Day Questions

My Sunni friend wants to explore Shi'ism. She asked me where in the Nahj al-Balaghah has it been recorded that Imam Ali said that he is the successor of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny)?

Some declarations of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) have been reported in the Nahj al-Balaghah in which he presents his view about the Imamate after the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny). For example, he said in sermon number 144, “Where are those who falsely and unjustly claimed that they are deeply versed in knowledge, as against us, although Allah raised us in position and kept them down, bestowed upon us knowledge but deprived them, and entered us (in the fortress of knowledge) but kept them out. With us guidance is to be sought and blindness (of misguidance) is to be changed into brightness. Surely the Imams (divine leaders) will be from the Quraysh. They have been planted in this line through Hashim. It would not suit others, nor would others be suitable as heads of affairs.” He also said, in sermon number 3, “Beware! By Allah, the son of Abu Quhafah (Abu Bakr) dressed himself with it (the caliphate) and he certainly knew that my position in relation to it was the same as the position of the axis in relation to the hand-mill. The flood water flows down from me and the bird cannot fly upto me…”.

I am well aware that 'silat ar-rahm' is obligatory, but does it extend to in-laws (i.e. the parents and siblings of my spouse)? Also, does it matter if they are Muslim or not?

The term 'silat-ul-rahm” refer to the communications between blood relatives. There might not be a blood relation between the marriage couple themselves. There is no doubt that one should try to have a good relationship and good communication with the relatives of the wife even if they are not Muslims. It must be achieved within the religious boundaries.

Is it permissible to eat colored fish?

If the fish has scales then it is permissible to consume it.