Day Questions

I want to recite the contract formula for the temporary marriage via the telephone. Is it necessary to pay the dower to the wife at that time or can it be given later?

The wife deserves the dower as agreed. If the agreement was that it is to be paid at the time of the contract, then it must be given then and when the wife asks for it. If they agree on delaying the payment, then it is permissible to delay it.

How many days after giving birth should I start praying? And how should I be showering after that? After how many days from the birth date can I and my husband retain our sexual life?

If a woman has a habit of duration, she should observe the rules for women during their menstrual period for the same number of day as the days of the menstruation period, so she should not perform her prayers and not have sex with her husband. If she continues to see blood after this period, then as an obligatory precaution she should do the same for a further day. She may continue to do so until the completion of the ten days. The remaining period of discharge is considered to be as Istihadha. If she does not a habit of duration, she should observe the above-mentioned rulings for ten days. The remaining period of discharge is considered to be as Istihadha, and based on an obligatory precaution she should observe the prohibitions of the woman during lochia (Nifas) and act upon the rules of Istihadha for the completion of eighteen days.

What is the justification of the school of Ahl-ul-Bait (peace be upon them) for wiping the feet, rather than wiping over the socks or shoes, or washing them?

The wudhu is valid if the feet are wiped directly on the skin. It is not sufficient to wipe on the socks and shoes, nor is it sufficient to wash the feet, as per the verse of wudhu when Almighty Allah said: "When you rise up for prayer, wash you faces, and your hands to the elbows, and wipe your heads and your feet to the ankles." (Quran, 6:5).