Maulana Musa Musawi
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Name: Maulana Musa Musawi
Age: NIL
Location: Najaf, Iraq
Expertize: Fiqh and Aqaed
Question:I have been struggling with spirituality for a prolonged period of time. It has exhausted me, especially since i haven’t experienced a spiritual low like this in so long. I long to regain high spirituality, but even though i still perform prayer & read the Quran, i can’t seem to feel a connection with God. Any advice would be appreciated, for i am incredibly lost at the moment.

Ayatollah:Kamal Al Haydari

Answer:
It is common for people to feel disconnected sometimes due to being occupied with matters of life. Even people who have a strong spirituality like big scholars and mystics go through phases like this in which they struggle to keep the intense feeling of connection (euphoria),the feeling of being close to Allah (SWT) all the time. The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: ( the Soul is sometimes uplifted and willing, and other times low and unenthusiastic, when it is willing take advantage and do as much recommended (mustahab) acts of worship -mustahab prayers and fasting- as you can, and when unenthusiastic make sure you maintain your mandatory prayers and fasting).

It is mentioned in many narrations ( hadiths) that night prayer ( salat al leil) and reciting the holy quran after fajr prayer will help strengthen our light within (spirituality).

Let's not forget that even going through low spirituality is a test to our faith (iman), just like any other hardships we face in life. with Allah's help and guidance and our patients and persistence things will get better inshalah.
( so verily with the hardship there is relief * so verily with the hardship there is relief)
{sorat al onshirah}
I.e. there is one hardship with two reliefs , so one hardship cannot overcome two reliefs.
Question:How can I learn more about the angels. Any site please recommmd

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: There are many sunni books about the angels but I couldn't find a full Shia one about this issue. Shia scholars have talked about angels in different occasions in different books.
Question:Would like to ask you that i have a step mother. Is she a mahram to my husband? And my paternal aunts? Are my sisters also mahram to my husband?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: None of the mentioned in your question are mahram to your husband. They all have to wear hijab in front of him and all the rest of the na Mahram rules apply.
Question:My question regards the Abdullah ibn Jaafar, the husband of Zainab. I have read that he wasn’t able to be with Imam Hussain at Karbala and have read he threw a sandal at a companion regarding something he said about the Imam. My question is: what was the reason Abdullah ibn Jaafar wasn’t present at Karbala?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Some historians say that the reason for Abdullah Ibin Jafar not to leave Madina with Imam Hussain (PBUH) was that he had lost his sight due to a illness.
Others say he was asked by Imam Hussain (PBUH) to stay in Madina for the safety of the rest of the Hashimies (Bani Hashim) who were in Madina.
And some say he couldn't travel with Imam Hussain due to his old age .
Question:Can we perform sajadatus sahv when we are walking or riding? If not, how should we perform it if during nafilah namaz we commit an act that necessitates sajatus sahv?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Sajdatul sahv is not wajib in nafilah zamaz at all. it's is only in wajib Namaz.
Question:What is the end time for fajr mustahab namaz and other than namaz e shab, is it permissible to perform qadha for the daily nafilah?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: (Nafilat alfajr) fajr mustahab prayer ends a little bit before sunrise when a redness is visible in the sky.
It is permissible and recommended to do qadha for daily mustahab prayers if we couldn't pray them on time.
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