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:Please advise in detail the relatives in detail for the sake of sila rehmi
and Is it enough to greet with salam for the sake of sila rehmi

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: The more that one does is better but the minimum is salaam
Question:What blood relations are included for Sila Rehmi?
Of course mother,father and our siblings and their Aulad too?
Who else is included for the sake of sila rehmi?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: All blood relatives like parents siblings and their children
Question:If a man and woman prays their salah (namaz) separately (furadah) in one room, is it allowed a man can pray his furadah salah (namaz) after (behind) a woman in the same room and is his salah (namaz) valid

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: If they are praying at the same time then the woman’s place of sajdah must be behind the place where the man places his knees otherwise both of their namaz is not valid. Alternatively, the man can wait and then pray once the woman is finished.
Question:I was wondering if it is haram for me to consume peptide collagen (usually in a powdered form) if it is derived from the cartilage, bones and joints of a bovine (cattle)? Obviously this animal will not have been slaughtered islamically but from my understanding the areas it’s derived from are non living so they are not haram to consume. Is this correct

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It would not be allowed as far as I am aware, and would under the same ruling as gelatin.

However I would recommend that you email Ayatollah Sistani’s office as well to get clarification. Post@najaf.org
Question:I have a question. If Wajib Namaz and Fast is missed due to periods, is it wajib to perform its qadha?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: There is qadha for fasting but not prayers in the case of menstruation
Question:I’m traveling to London soon, and I was wondering whether KFC and Nando’s chicken is halal? Just so I know if I can eat there or not?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Some of the KFCs and Nandos claim to be halal, if you get satisfaction from their claims then you can eat there.
Question:I have just come to a resort with my wife and we wanted to go to the spa for a massage. Unfortunately they do not have male therapists. Is it permissable for me to get the massage done by a lady if she is wearing gloves? Is there any options available to me?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: No it is not allowed
Question:Kya rozay ki halat may libas par itar lagana makhroo hay ?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Agar itna strong ho ke halaq tak pohnche
Agar nahi tou koi haraj nahi hai
Question:I wanted to know if we have to recite Bismillah during the jamat namaz (1st and 2nd rakat) before every Surah. Is the ruling the same for all 5 Namaz?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: During Salaatul Jamaat you don’t recite anything in the qiyaam of 1st two rakats. You listen to the Imam.
Question:Just wanted to know if playing Chess is Haram

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01202/
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