Maulana Sheikh Mateen
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Name: Maulana Sheikh Mateen
Age: 35
Location: Virginia, US
Expertize: Aqaed and Salah related Fiqhi queries
Question:I am travelling to another state....Will be in place A for 3/4 days then proceed to another far off place.B...Will be there for 3 days and return to A for 7 days...what is my obligation for prayers in place A...as total stay is more than 10 but not continuous.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You will pray Qasr because you’re not in the same place for ten days.
Question:This is a frequently referred to surah in An-nisa:
“.....the male, what is equal to the share of two females. But if there are [only] daughters, two or more, for them is two thirds of one's estate. And if there is only one, for her is half”

If allah is completely just, why does a female get less inheritance

My other question is about Hijab. I understand that due to the difference in the biology of male and female, we have different needs. However the thing that i do not understand is why women have tocover the hair and neck, while men do not; of course, i understand men have awrah and hijab obligation too, but why do they not have to cover their hair?

Ayatollah:N/a

Answer: In relation to the question about inheritance, the man is given more of a share because he has to use this money to take care of his family members, whereas the woman’s money is her own to do whatever she pleases with. So, this ruling is actually better for the woman than it is for the man and is also just.

About hijab, the hair and neck are considered to be part of the woman’s beauty whereas this is not the case in regards to men.
Question:Insha'Allah you are well. I am trying to decide which scholar to follow and was wondering what I should consider when making a decision?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Wa alaykum salam. You should look at piety, justness, knowledge. Study their book of Fiqh as well to see what the rulings are of the scholar. Ask other learned people about who is a good scholar to follow and why?
Question:Why are men allowed to marry multiple wives in Islam?

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: This is not a thing particular to Islam, but in Arabia and many parts of the world polygamy was normal. In Arabia there was not set limit to the amount of wives one may have. Islam set a limit to four as long as they are treated in the proper manner.
Question:There is a brother who is committing sin regularly and is unable to stop. He tried but failed after many attempts and continues to ask for Allahs SWT forgiveness every time he commits it. After some time he went to the local imam for advice.

The local Imam told him that the sin would be almost impossible to stop. The Imam recommended the brother should get married saying that people with the same sin as his usually stop the sin after marriage and their faith increases.

This brother is still a student in a very demanding program which takes a lot of his time, but he and his parents have tried searching for a wife anyway. They have been searching for a long time now with no luck. What should the brother do at this point?


Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: He should try his best with determination not to commit this sin and if he should seek Allah’s forgiveness.

He could also make a nazr that every time he commits this sin that he would fast one day for example. This may deter him.
Question:I wanted to look into Islams arguments against polythiesm and why there can only be one God and not multiple. Could you maybe explain the argument to me or perhaps tell me a book to reference?

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: Here is a logical proof: Gods existence is unlimited and He encompasses all things. There cannot be other gods besides Him, because He encompasses everything and His existence is unlimited so there is no room or space for another god to occupy. An example is, if you have a fountain of water that is full all of the way to the brim and this water occupied all of the space available in the fountain, how could you add more water to the fountain? It would be impossible, because there is no space to add anything. God occupies all of existence and there is no room for another god, because God is already encompassing the totality of existence.
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