Women Slaughtering Animal
Question :

Is it permissible for women to slaughter animals?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible.

Selling Hair
Question :

Some women sell their hair to Muslims or non-Muslims and receive some money or some other useful items from them in exchange. Is it permissible to do this?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible.

Beliving in a Stone
Question :

Some Shia Muslims believe that certain stone rings give them luck, safety, or extra sustenance. Isn’t this shirk?

Answer :

Believing in certain things having particular effects is not considered polytheism, like believe in the evil eye or in magic. However, claiming that a particular stone has a certain effect requires proof.

Muslim Wife
Question :

If a man who is married to a Muslim wife, contracts temporary marriage with a Christian or Jewish woman without the knowledge or permission of his Muslim wife, will he have committed a sin?

Answer :

The permission of the wife in the said case is required based on compulsory precaution.

Kurr Water
Question :

How much is kurr water?

Answer :

Kurr water equals in volume to 27 cubic hand-spans. Based on an obligatory precaution, the hand-span is equivalent 25 cm. In terms of mass, Kurr corresponds to 464.1 kg, and it is preferred to consider it to be 470 kg.

Adding a Rak'a by Mistake
Question :

I performed four rak’a of prayers instead of three for the Maghrib prayer, by mistake. Is there a way to rectify my prayer, or must I offer the prayer again?

Answer :

Your prayer is invalid in this case and you are obligated to perform it again correctly.

The Private Parts
Question :

What is the private parts of a female that must be hidden from the view of another female?

Answer :

They are the vagina and the anus.

Using Razors by females
Question :

Is it permissible for females to use razor blades to shave their body hair?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible.

Cosmetics
Question :

What do Muslims think about cosmetics? What kind of cosmetics can they use?

Answer :

There is no specific kind that is forbidden to use. However, it is unlawful for a woman to reveal her beauty in the presence of non-mahram men, except for the kohl applied on eyes and the ring on the finger.

Reciting the Names of the Infallibles
Question :

Is it permissible to recite the names of the infallibles (peace be upon them) just after the prayers?

Answer :

Yes, it is recommended to offer the Salam on every one of them (peace be upon them) after the prayers.

Paying the Zakat to an Appointed Person
Question :

Is it permissible for Zakat to be given to a particular appointed person in the Community? What if the appointed person or group does not spend the Zakat money as per Islamic guidelines, can we pay them the Zakat?

Answer :

It is permissible to give the zakat to the appointed person if he is trustworthy to pass it to whoever deserves it. If one is not sure of his trustworthiness, his payment of Zakat to him is invalid.

Gas Incontinence
Question :

When a person has gas incontinence, is he supposed to perform one wudhu for every prayer? Or can he perform one wudhu for two prayers if they are performed together one after the other?

Answer :

If he has a specific period in which he can perform the wudhu and the prayer without passing wind, he should wait for it and perform the wudhu and prayer within this period.
If he does not have such a period, then he should perform the ablution before the prayer and offer the prayer, and when he passes wind during the prayer, he should suspend the prayer and perform the wudhu and continue where he stopped. Based on an obligatory precaution he should not do anything that invalidates the prayer when performing this wudhu, such as talking and the like. However, in such a situation if one does anything that conflicts with the form of the prayer or turns away from Qibla, for the purposes of performing wudhu, it will not invalidate the prayer. If one has such a condition, he should make appropriate preparations to ensure that the acts of wudhu during the prayer are minimal.

Wiping All Toes
Question :

Do all toes need to be wiped during in wudhu, or just the last toe?

Answer :

It suffices in the correctness of the wudhu to perform what is considered as wiping, even if it is on one toe.

Washing the Necessary Parts
Question :

If one thought that he was washing the necessary parts of the wudhu, but years later realized that he had been missing some of them, is it obligatory on him to repeat all of those prayers that he performed with this wudhu?

Answer :

If one doubts the correctness of the wudhu but at the same it is probable that he washed the necessary parts without intending to do so, then he can assume that the wudhu is in order and he does not need to repeat the prayer. If he knows that he did not wash a necessary part of the wudhu, then it is invalid and he must repeat the prayers that he performed with such wudhu.

Eid
Question : Is it obligatory to pray Eid Prayer?
Answer : Eid prayer is not obligatory in our time but recommended.
Doubts in Washing Properly
Question :

During wudhu, I always become doubtful as to whether I am doing the washing properly e.g. whether or not I am wiping my arms in a manner where it is reaching everywhere, which leads me to be very meticulous in my wudhu. May I ignore this doubt?

Answer :

If the doubt is conventionally normal, and not a type of waswasah, one should pay attention to it, and therefore wash until he is certain that during the washings the water has reached all parts of the face or arm. If the doubt is a type of waswasah, then one should ignore it.

Eid prayers
Question : Is it allowed for an imam of congregational prayers to offer Eid prayer in more than one place or in the same place more than once?
Answer : It is permissible to do so with the hope that it is desired by Almighty High.
Definition of Waswasa
Question :

The problem with people with waswasa in wudhu is that they do not distinguish between waswasa and normal doubt. So how can one define waswasa so it can be ignored?

Answer :

One can recognize waswasa by some signs, like when one is having his doubts in situations much more than other people in similar situations. Also, one can determine it when his inner feeling is that the religious worship is correct, but he still has worries and tensions that prevent him from accepting his internal certainty.

Obeying the Parents
Question :

Is it obligatory for the son to obey his parents?

Answer :

It is obligatory for the son (or the daughter) to obey the parents if the disobedience leads to ‘uqooq’, i.e. it is considered an offense and aggression against them. It is also obligatory to obey them if the son (or the daughter) expect that his disobedience would cause harm to them. Otherwise, it is not obligatory to obey the parents, although it is better to do so anyway.

Mad Husband
Question :

After marriage, the wife came to know that her husband is mad. Could you please advise me whether that marriage was valid? If it is valid, can the wife demand a divorce from her side?

Answer :

The wife has the right to annul the marriage due to the insanity of the husband, whether he was insane before the marriage or became so after it.