Maulana Qasim Rizvi
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Name: Maulana Qasim Rizvi
Age: 45
Location: Sydney
Expertize: Any General related queries
Question:I have severe joint issues. And the supplements I found have ingredients extracted from non-halal fishes or animals. Am I allowed to use it ?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If a chemical change occurs in the original ingredients during the process of manufacturing , there is no problem at all in eating it.but if you are able to find halal one then go for that.
Question:What type of animals and insects are we allowed to kill ? Please let me have the details

Ayatollah:Ayatollah Seestani

Answer: Only the animals or insect which are dangerous.
Question:I have accumulated Sahme Sadaat according to my calculation and wish to distribute it.
I keep getting calls from (removed) from Saadat who say they are in dire need of financial help. Now for me it is difficult to do a thorough investigation about their complains and also don’t understand whether i should or should not give them the funds.

Your suggestion will be very helpful.

Ayatollah:Khoei

Answer: Sahme sadaat goes to poor practicing sadaat. Yes claim is not enough. Investigate through local ulama or people who can help you. If reliable people confirmed that they are Syed then you can give sahme sadaat to them. If you are not satisfied then you may help from sadaqa or from your pocket.
Question:What has been said about reincarnation in Islam?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: We do not believe in reincarnation but we believe life after death which is an eternal life.
Question:I’m a university student and I had a question regarding my prayer.
I’m currently living at home and commute to university 5 days a week by car. However, my university is 27 miles away (one way) from my home. And I leave my house everyday before dhuhr (~8-10am) and return from university ~6pm on most days. This means I end up spending more time at university than I do at home.

Since I have to perform my dhuhr and Asr prayer at university, I was wondering what the ruling is regarding my prayers. Would I have to shorten my Dhuhr and Asr prayer every day? Or would I perform them normally?
I would also be traveling every day during Ramadan. Would I be able to fast normally?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: As you mentioned you are attending university 5 days in a week then your namaz will be full while you are at university but if you pray your salat during the journey then your namaz will be Qasr.
Now issue of your fast you must reach the town where your university is before Dhuhr and same while you are returning to your home reach before dhuhr if journey started before dhuhr but if you start your journey after dhuhr then there is no issue
Fast is valid and in order.
Question:I wanted to ask that is it possible that istikhara can be positive and negative (both) if we take it out from 2 different places (e.g on the issue of marriage)

For example from one place it gives a positive feedback but from the other place it gives a negative feedback

Or both are supposed to be either completely positive or completely negative ?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Istekhara suppose to be one for one purpose not two.
Question:Can i send salutions to Prophet (p.b.u.h) even in the state of periods?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes you can
Question:When praying behind a sunni sheikh should i recite my 2 surahs in a low voice or high voice for maghreb prayer

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Read two surah in low voice
Question:Sayed's sadqa should be given to any of the muslim or specifically to someone?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You may give to any needy Muslim but give preference to momin poor person.
Question:What about Imame Zamana (atfs) sadqa? To whom shall i give?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You may spend in any activity which is run on Imam e Zamana as and you can give to any momin.