Similarity between Shia spirituality and Sufism

Question 058: Is there any kind of Sufi-Shi’ism or Similarity between Shia spirituality and Sufism that perhaps not rejected?

Answer 058: Considering that the lexical root of ‘tasawwuf’ is traced to sūf “wool”, gradually those who were wearing simple wool-made cloaks were known as Sufiyah or Mutsawwefah and their school of thought was named “tasawwuf”. In late centuries, names like Dervish, Kharabati etc. have also been used to refer to these individuals. Terminologies like Khaneqah, Mey, Pir, Qalandar etc. enjoy a special place in their school. Read More


Rules on using washing machines when you have doubts

Question 650: Assalam o alaikum. As in many countries have out door laundry shops where people come and wash their dirty clothes, which can have stains of najis blood or other things. So can we use those washing machines for our laundry? Actually, I want to know the Rules on using washing machines when you have doubts.

Answer 650: Generally, a well-known religious law says: “Everything is ritually pure for you unless you come to know that it is ritually impure.” This law declares everything to be pure unless one becomes sure a particular item has become impure. And as long as you are not sure that it has become ritually impure (najis), it is to be considered pure and you can apply all the rules of purity to it without any hesitation or doubt.[1] Read More


Wife cannot check her husband’s mobile

Question 650: Assalam o alaikum. Is wife allowed to check husband’s mobile phone without his permission? is it true and wife Wife cannot check her husband’s mobile? I want to know the rules regarding Cell Phone Privacy In Marriage. Thanks.

Answer 650: According to some verses of the holy Quran, traditions narrated from our Infallibles (pbuth) and Fatwas of grand maraja’, a wife or husband is not allowed to check each others phone without taking permission from its owner as cell phone is pravacy, unless there is fear of an important sin taking place. Instead, they are recommended to regard their partner’s affair in the most favorable way until they hear of something that overcomes their good opinion of one another. Read More


Taking money from husbands purse without permission

Question 650: Assalam o alaikum. Is wife, mother, sister and daughter allowed to take money from the purse of husband, son, brother and father without taking permission? I want to know the Rules of Taking money from husbands purse without permission?

Answer 650: Generally, arrogating others property is prohibited without the owner’s permission even if it is a tiny seed.[1] Also it is no allowable for a father to possess his baligh son’s (who reach at the age of puberty) property without his permission as it is considered as a haram act.[2] Read More


How to make niyyat to pray salat al-Layl

Question 448: Salaam alaykum. For salat al layl, when we recite the first eight rakah, at the beginning of every two rakah, do we have to recite niyah again? Also do we have to recite Tashud and Salaam like Fajr prayers, at the end of two rakah? So, how to make niyyat to pray salat al-Layl?

Answer 448: Niyyat (an obligatory act of prayer which is elemental (Rukn)), Tashahhud (to express testimony once in a prayer of two Rak’ats after raising the head from the last prostration, and twice in the prayers having three or four Rak’ats) and Salaam or Taslim (Salutation) are some of the obligatory acts relating to prayer whether it is mustahab or wajib prayer. Read More


Different sects of Muslims have different ways of prayers

Question 334: Salam all. Why Different sects of Muslims have different ways of prayers???

Answer 334: According to Shia and Sunni, there are some different ways of offering prayers like praying with closed hands or combining the Noon and Afternoon prayers. The main reasons why Ahlul Sunnah offer their prayers so differently, are a few traditions have been narrated from the holy Prophet (pbuh) as well as bid’ah ruled by the second Khalifah. Read More


Permissibility of breaking a mustahab fast when invited

Question 162: Is it permissible to break supererogatory fast i.e. such as Mondays and tuesdays due to severe hunger or fear of not being able to do a good job at work? With its source/proof thanks. What is the ruling on Permissibility of breaking a mustahab fast when invited?

Answer 162: When a person observe a mustahab fast it is not obligatory upon him to complete it. If one of his brother in faith has invited him to break his mustahab fast he would be canonically recommended to accept his invitation and break the fast.[1] Read More


Rules on swallowing acid stuff from stomach while fasting

Question 208:  A brother asked me that if he swallowed that acid stuff which comes from the stomach, and when he swallowed it, he had an idea that it might break his fast but he wasnt sure…he has to give qadha but is that considered jahl taqseeri due to him not knowing for sure but he couldve avoided it by precaution and check if he felt it was maybe a fast breaker or is dhann sufficient to be jahl qasoori and one must have yaqeen that it breaks his fast for him to give kafarat, example, I swallow the acid liquid from my stomach with yaqeen it doesnt break my fast, then i find out, im fine but if i swallow it ,knowing theres a good chance that it might break my fast, isnt that unpardonable ignorance due to me being able to refrain from that and check cause i had an idea that it might break my fast. Generally what is the Rules on swallowing acid stuff from stomach while fasting?

Answer 208: If one who is fasting belches out something and it comes into the mouth, if he swallows it again, it will invalidate his fast no matter how little it is and he has to make up for it and also make kaffarah (either fast 60 days or feed 60 poor people the way mentioned in related books). Also, if what he has swallowed is something that is haram to eat, such as blood, he will have to do kaffarah jam’ (meaning that he has to both fast 60 days and feed 60 poor people).[1] All if this is if he swallowed it intentionally. None of what was mentioned applies if it was unintentional though and the fast is valid. Read More


Dua Amma Yujeeb-ul Muz-tarra iza Da’ao

Question 088: How many times after salah are we supposed to recite the Dua Amma Yujeeb-ul Muz-tarra iza Da’ao, from the Holy Qur’an, “Ammay yujībul­muḍṭarra idhā da’āhū wa yak­shifussūū­a”?

Answer 088: In the Holy Quran Allah (swt) says, “[Are those whom you consider partners for Allah better] or He Who answers Supplication when one calls Him Desperately and removes the disaster from him; and the One who will make you governors on the earth? Is there another god [who does these for you] Apart from Allah, the Almighty? [No! There is not] but you people receive Admonition very little;”[1] Read More


Seeing Allah in the Heaven

Question 099: Please brothers I always have this problem with my Sunni brother’s. And that is they says that in heaven Allah will reveal himself to ever body to see him by removing his crawn and everybody to see him clearly . PLEASE brothers what should tell them or is there a prove to prove them wrong. Please brothers let me get the feedback that if Seeing Allah in the Heaven is possible?

Answer 099: The difference between an interpretation based on opinion and an interpretation based on intellectual thinking. Read More