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). 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
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;” Read More
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
Question 649: Can a Sayyid boy marry non-Sayyid girl? Thanks in advance.
Answer 649: According to all maraja (May Allah grant them long life), it is permissible for a Sayyid man/woman to marry a non-Sayyid man/woman, however it is better for a Sayyid man/woman to marry a Sayyid man or woman. Read More
Question 206: What is the ruling on celebrating non-Muslim holidays like Christmas or any other Kuffar holidays? Just curious.
Answer 206: Such celebrating like birthdays is not a part of the Islamic traditions; the Islamic doctrines have not persuaded or recommended us to celebrate our birthdays. Allah, the Glorified, has not referred to any of the prophets’ births except in two cases. The first refers to divine grace in connection with Prophet Moses’ birth. God reminds us of His grace and favor to Moses for saving him from Pharaoh and letting him grow up in his house. The Quran says: Read More
Question 632: Assalamu Alaikum! Can someone explain this to me? In Nahjul-Balagha #234 it is written, “The Best of women’s attributes are the men’s worst; self-conceit, cowardice and miserliness. So if a women is self-conceit, she will not let one approach her in (in bed). If she is miserliness, shesafe gaurds her wealth and that of her husband. And if she is a coward, she is scared of anything displayed before her. So, is this saying Sahih that The Best Traits of Women are the Worst Traits of Men?
Answer 632: Amir al-Mu’minin (peace be upon him) said: The best traits of women are those which are the worst traits of men. These attributes are as follows: Vanity, Cowardice and Miserliness. Thus, since the woman is vain, she will not allow anyone access to herself; since she is miserly, she will preserve her own property and the property of her husband; and since she is weak-hearted, she will be frightened with everything that befalls her. Read More
Question 393: I wanat to know about the holy Prophet’s (pbuh) knowledge of the unseen (Gheyb)? Did Prophet Muhammad S.a.w.w have the knowledge of the unseen? If yes, then what does Allah mean about the following verse? How to reply back the wahabis on such verses which says “We pray to you and from you we seek help”
Answer 393: Gheyb or unseen, means for something to be concealed from the senses. It is defined as: الغیب: کل ما غاب عنک; meaning that anything that is hidden from you is considered gheyb and unseen. This is why when the sun sets, Arabs say: “غابت الشمس”; meaning that the sun became hidden and unseen. (Seyyid Ali Akbar Qureyshi, Qamuse Quran, vol. 5, pg. 133; Ibn Fares, Mu’jam Maqayisil-Lughah, root word “غیب”.) Read More
Question 176: Hi. I’ve been afflicted by evil-eye. My left eye is swollen. I’ve done self ruqyah, but it didn’t helped me. I am going to do the wudu method. Now, I don’t know if I am afflicted by the evil eye or my cousin? Can I pour my own wudu water over myself?In case I request my cousin’s wudu water, do I have to reveal her the truth of evil eye?
1. How do I pour and collect the wudu water? 2. Should I pour over the entire body or on the swollen place? 3. What do I say before? Finally let me know How to cure the Evil Eye according to the holy Quran and traditions?
Answer 176: The evil eye is a part of the influence of the soul. There is no reason to negate it as it has occurred repeatedly in the concrete external world. There are some traditions which explicitly state that the influence of an evil eye is real. It is narrated from Durr al-Manthur that the Holy Prophet (saws) said, “The influence of an evil eye is a fact…” He also said, “An evil eye puts a healthy man into the grave and a perfect camel into the cauldron.” Read More
Question 414: Assalamun aleikum. What are the Signs for bulugh in male and female according to Shia and Sunni and other sects? How old for a boy to become baligh? Prayers and fasting to be wajib (obligations) for him? Is it 15 years?
Answer 414: According to Maraja’ (ha), the signs for bulugh are one of three things: a) Growth of coarse hair beneath the belly and above the reproductive organ. b) Seminal discharge c) The end of fifteen lunar years for males and nine lunar years for females. Read More
Question 079: What is the rules of Mut’ah (temporary marriage) in Islam? My husband told me that its not allowed for single women ( whom never been married which consider as virgin) to enter mutah marriage? The reason im asking this in this forum because I’m tired to hear many of Sunni ‘s Muslim disrespect Shia Muslim. Thanks
Answer 079: Before beginning this debate, two points need to be mentioned:
1) This issue is a fiqhi one, therefore it originally needs to be analyzed in the right place by Sunni and Shia fiqh experts (fuqaha’) along with Quranic and hadithic reasoning and without any negative propaganda and making noise or insult by any of the two sides. Read More