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 had a couple of question about istikhara.

Q1: Can anyone perform Istikhara?
Q2: How does someone perform Istikhara?
Q3: Do you have to do what the answer says?

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: Wa alaykum salam. I would like to share this small book which would explain your questions in detail.

https://www.al-islam.org/printpdf/book/export/html/38019
Question:Want some guidance or guidlines for this Arbaeen in Karbala as I am going for Arbaeen to Karbala

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: I would highly recommend reading Kamil al Ziyarat by Sheikh Abbas Qummi before going.
Question:I did some research online. Saw a lot of videos on youtube about end times. My research shows that end times are near. I want to ask your opinion on this matter. How soon do you think will Imam Mahdi will come?

Ayatollah:N/a

Answer: No one can place a definite time on when the Imam (as) will make himself known to the public. All we can do is pray for the hastening of his reappearance and prepare ourselves by striving to be the best servants of Allah that we can be.
Here is a book about the signs of reappearance

https://www.amazon.com/al-Mahdis-Reappearance-Sheikh-al-Din-al-Sagheer/dp/1976265231
Question:I would like to know about the concept or history of 12th Imam al Mahdi (as). I heard he went to ghaiba. I got confused as I am a new student learning shia islam

Ayatollah:N/a

Answer: I would recommend you to listen to this very good series to gain info about Imam Mahdi (aj)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD2F0DFA18BFBD747
Question:Wanted to ask if it is permissible to hang a Lion’s picture in my room. I pray in the room as well so got concerned if it’s permissible

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes it’s permissible
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