Maulana Sayed Zafar Abbas
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Name: Maulana Sayed Zafar Abbas
Age: NIL
Location: United Kingdom
Expertize: Aqaid, History of Islam, Fiqh and Akhlaq
Question:If someone is bald or suffers from alopecia such that he wears a hair system/piece/wig that is stuck on to his head, can Ghusl be performed over such hair systems - whether temporary or permanent? Or must they be removed first, no matter how difficult that may be? The same question also for women with hair extensions/pieces. If it is too difficult to remove, then can Tayammum be performed instead of Ghusl Al-Janabah?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If the artificial hair is in the form of a wig, it would
Question:I have a question about 49:13

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ

(Sahih International)
O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.

-Sura Al-Hujurat, Ayah 13

I understand that the "peoples and tribes" refer to different cultures, ethnicities, etc. My question is, does this also refer to different religious groups? If so, then does this mean that Allah swt purposely meant for people to follow religions other than Islam?

A second question I have is what exactly does Allah swt mean when he says "that you may know one another" ?



Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: Peoples and tribes refers to races and cultures.

To know each other = to recognise each other
Question:Is it permissible to inquire about a potential spouse by looking through their social media without their knowledge?

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: If social media account is public it is permissible to check it.
If one is accessing things not intended by them for the public that would not be allowed.
Question:Please Share if We can Drink Sheesha or Not, Which has different Flavours I.e Blueberry, Double Apple, Mint etc.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: The rule of Sheesha is the same as smoking. If one knows that it will cause considerable harm to health then it is not allowed.
Question:Recently I have given up wearing makeup as I now know that it is not allowed. I have a lot of makeup I wish to remove from my home. Is it okay to give this away to family members that wear makeup?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes it’s fine
Question:I wanted to ask I have a necklace with a pendant which has the name of Allah, the prophet and the ahlulbayt on it, is it okay to wear it in the washroom ?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You should take it off before going to the washroom
Question:Will any type of ghusl be valid if i am drinking or eating something or something is stuck in my mouth, while performing the ghusl?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Eating or drinking has no impact on validity of ghusl
Question:If someone has been praying in the wrong qiblah direction (wrong by about 90degrees) for many years, do they have to pray qadha for all those prayers?

This mistake started from when we moved into a new house in 2012 and our father had determined the qiblah for us. Only a few days ago did I check again and noticed we were mistaken.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If it within 180 degrees either way then it is still fine
If it was completely opposite then prayers would have to be repeated.
Question:Are ladies not at all allowed to wear make up?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: See this answer from Agha’s site

https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01165/
Question:Salam
Is currency trading halal?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: In matters of the currency notes, a person can sell one type of it for another, like toman against dinar or dollar, on credit, and on condition to receive more. But if he sells dollar for dollar, expecting more, then that transaction should not be on credit; otherwise it will be void and haraam. For example, if a person gives 100 dollars cash, on a condition that after six months he should be given 110 dollars, that is void and haraam.
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