Maulana Sheikh Mateen
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Name: Maulana Sheikh Mateen
Age: 35
Location: Virginia, US
Expertize: Aqaed and Salah related Fiqhi queries
Question:Some gatherings involve loud music and dancing such as weddings. Are we aloud to attend these gatherings and are we aloud to dance?

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: We should avoid gatherings in which haram things are being done.
Question:what is the qaza namaz time of Zuhr or Asr and Maghrib

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You make your Qadha prayers at any time. The sooner the better.
Question:I have siblings who blast loud haraam music in the car. I've tried telling them to turn it off, but they refuse to. I want to know if I am committing a sin by simply listening to the music even if I don't want to listen to it

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If you are compelled and not listening willfully then the sin is not upon you.
Question:Earlier today I was having a discussion with a a close friend of mine who does hold to the position of the Quran being uncreated, in light of this he also denied the idea of creation ex nihilo as he believes such an idea to be contradictory to the understanding of an eternal Quran. Although I understand we as Shia do not believe that the Quran is eternal, what is our view on creation ex nihilo? I rationally concluded from Quran 42:11 that such a thing is the only plausible explanation for creation as being eternal is a characteristic of Allah (SWT) and thus nothing can be like him in this regard. Am I wrong in my understanding of this?

Ayatollah:Sadiq Shirazi

Answer: If we were to say that the Quran is pre-existent just as God is then this poses several problems.

1. You would be saying that the Quran is Qadeem (eternal). This would imply that there were two things that were God and not just One God.
2. If there were more than one God than they would also be in need of each other and this neediness is a deficiency. God has no deficiencies.
3. If the Quran was a separate independent thing alongside of God than this would mean we would need to have some gap to differentiate between them and this would mean that all of them would be in need of these gaps and God is free of need from anything, thus it is impossible for God to have any partner.

These same points can be applied to the Trinitarian belief of Christianity. If God is One Essence but in three different forms or parts than all of these forms would have to have been Qadeem. However, we see that Jesus (as) which is the 2nd part of this trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit was himself created and born of the virgin Mary (as). Secondly, If God were made up of three forms then it would mean that God would be in need of His parts to be complete. Thirdly, if all of the attributes of Father, Son and Holy Spirit are separate from His essence than this would mean we would need to have some gap to differentiate between them and this would mean that all of them would be in need of these gaps and God is free of need from anything, thus it is impossible for God to have any partner.
Question:How to get Ma'arfat of Allah? How do we know that Allah accpets our amal.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Allah will forgive any sin if one sincerely repents (and gives back the rights if they were something that was taken for example).

To get recognition of Allah we need to refer to the infallible ones Allah sent to guide us and refer to them to get the proper understanding.
Question:Would talking about someone(or their actions) indirectly on social media(I.e Facebook, twitter, etc) publicly without mentioning their names but their actions be considered haram? So some guy (named X for sake of story) told someone to ask me about my opinions on X to see if I would slander him, basically set me up. I found out that X set me up. So I went to Facebook and posted “this guy really tried to set me up, how low in life must you be to care about what I say” I didn’t mention any names.

Would that be halal or haram for me to post on facebook?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It seems to be quite an ambiguous post unless people know who you are indicating. It may be better to refrain from posting these types of things though. Take the lesson out of what happened to you and move on from it
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