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 acknowledge that masturbation is considered a sin in Islam generally and under normal circumstances. However, what should a man do if he experiences libido but not towards women (or men for that matter). Since I lack sexual desire for women, having a relationship with women could potentially falter due to lack of attraction, thus not having a capability to initiate a sexual relationship with someone due to disappointment from the other partner.

What should one do in this case regarding their sexual desire but cannot get into a sexual relationship with a potential wife because of lack of attraction?

Would I never have the opportunity to release my 'sexual tension' since there is no feasible halal outlet for me due to the lack of the yearning for a sexual relationship with a woman?

I completely understand that in Islam, if one is capable of having a sexual relationship with a woman. Masturbation is prohibited. But what about people that cannot relase their sexual tension because they have no ability to form a sexual relationship due to lack of attraction?

Would it be permissible for these people to masturbate (as long as it does not become a habit) as they do not have no other outlet for this 'release' of sexual tension?

Do give me the absolute truty regarding this. I did speak to a scholar regarding this, but I did not reveal details such as the potential disappoint from partners and the lacking of sexual attraction.

May Allah guide us to the truth inshallah.

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: Masturbation is forbidden and for the one who has no wife the semen will eventually release from your body naturally via nocturnal dream.
Question:I have this question. I have been wondering myself lately and it is that if the 12 imams have ever used a Wasilah through Tawassul before. I have already seen textual evidence for the validity of using a wasilah of the ones who have left this world (physical death) through Tawassul by ordinary people.

But my question is that if the 12 Imams have ever used a wasilah through Tawassul. What textual evidences and/or narrations talk about this topic?

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: The Imam’s (as) are the ones whom people do Tawassul by.

https://youtu.be/ZG0M0avhxxU
Question:In the Book of Numbers Chapter 19, God told Moses and Aaron to tell the Israelites to sacrifice a cow. God told them it has to be a “red heifer”. In the Quran, in Surah 2 Verses 67-71, God is re-telling the story to Mohammad. When God is re-telling the story, He says that it needs to be a “yellow” cow. My question is, is the red heifer from the Book if Numbers Chapter 19 the same cow as the “yellow” cow in the Quran Surah 2 Verses 67-71? Or why are the colors different?

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: The Bible has many differences than the Quran. We believe the Qurans version as it was the last book of God sent to us. It corrected many stories from the Bible which were incorrectly narrated.
Question:I was listening to a lecture by Dr. Shomali and he said something that intrigued me: "Allah does not make 2+2=5 because 2+2=4 is a reality". Mutahhari says the same thing about Allah being bound by justice, that justice is a reality. What are these realities? How is Allah bound to them?

Is it any different from my understanding that Allah is necessarily all wise, and illogical things would be against that wisdom, therefore Allah does not make 2+2=5, rather than Allah cannot make 2+2=5?

Ayatollah:Makarem Shirazi

Answer: We have fundamental principles such as Allah is the most Wise. Knowing this we understand that He would never do anything that is against Wisdom because that would be a deficiency and Allah is without deficiencies because He is Absolute Perfection.

The scholar you mentioned is not limiting Allah by saying He doesn’t have the power to do such and such but rather saying that He would never do such and such thing if it is against wisdom.
Question:What is the status of those three Sahaba- in particular the 1st who was referred to in the verse 9:40, and the 2nd who ruled after him? Did the Prophet not know of their tendency and desire to take the Khilafa from Imam Ali or was Allah alluding to these two in 9:101? Why did the Prophet bother to spend as much time among them as he did?

This is a major objection that I've heard- that if they weren't good people, why did the Prophet spend so much time around them and marrying their daughters?


Ayatollah:Makarem Shirazi

Answer: The prophet (s) was sent to all of mankind, not just the good natured people.

We can see the status of the oppressors in the Quran where Allah curses the Zalimeen. Now what about those who oppressed His beloved prophets family?

The prophet married many different women due to political reasons which can be found in the books of history.
Question:Is it ok to recite a dua or a surah or part of the Quran like ayatul kursi while in the bathroom?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: We do have some recommended dua’s for the bathroom
Question:In my namaz can I read a surah that comes earlier in the Quran in my first rakaat, and a surah that comes later in the Quran in my second rakaat? For example can I read surah 100 in my first rakaat and surah 50 in my second rakaat? Or must the numbering be in order?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: I have not read anything to say that you cannot do this.
Question:What is the correct way of praying on behalf of others when doing ziyara of a shrine? Do I make the intention to pray 2 rakaat then gift the reward to someone?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes it’s as you said
Question:During period of moon eclipse, is it right that a pregnant woman cant do any work like cutting vegetable or fruits or any work

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: I have not heard or read anything about that. Allah knows best.
Question:How do we prove the verses 33:33 was addressed to Ahlulbayt and not the wives of the Prophet. Because they say the verses before was towards the wives.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer:
https://youtu.be/3RFY1mImv9c
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