Maulana Sheikh Mateen
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Name: Maulana Sheikh Mateen
Age: 35
Location: Virginia, US
Expertize: Aqaed and Salah related Fiqhi queries
Question:Does Islam believe in stoning someone? does it allow it?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: The hudud (divine punishments) are to be implemented by a masoom (infallible). This punishment is more of a threat to show people the severity of the crime. It would almost be impossible to meet all the conditions to implement it.
Question:What is the need of supplication when Allah is already aware of our problems?

Ayatollah:Makarem Shirazi

Answer: Praying to Allah asking Him for help shows that we acknowledge our dependence on Him. It shows that we need and want His help.
Question:My question is, Why are there Sujud in the Quran? And what is their purpose? Is it to Thank Allah?

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: These were instituted by the Prophet (s) upon divine revelation. One of the reasons may be to draw significance and show the importance of the verse and to show thankfulness.
Question:What type of advice would you give someone who believes that changing is useless or there's no point in it because they've done so much sins in the past? I've tried presenting the examples of Aba Thar and al-Hurr but it seems like he's not convinced

Ayatollah:Shirazi

Answer: One should not despair of the mercy of Allah. Allah is the Oft Forgiving (al-Ghaafur).

Check this out: https://www.al-islam.org/greater-sins-volume-1-ayatullah-sayyid-abdul-husayn-dastghaib-shirazi/second-greater-sin-yas-despair
Question:What is the ruling regarding a Muslim who fasts and doesn't pray. is his fast accepted?

Ayatollah:Shirazi

Answer: These are separate acts of worship. The fasting would be accepted whereas he would be liable for the prayers he missed. Allah knows best.
Question:Sajdah is done upon 7 bones, and since we prostrate upon Turbah, why dont we place the turbah on all 7 places?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Ayatollah Sistani says in his risalat 1054. A person offering prayers should perform two sajdahs after the Ruku, in each Rak'at of the obligatory as well as Mustahab prayers. Sajdah means that one should place one's forehead on earth in a special manner, with the intention of humility (before Allah). While performing Sajdahs during prayers, it is obligatory that both the palms and the knees, and both the big toes are placed on the ground.

we also read in the books of fiqh we see that if you need to pray in a najis area that you should at least make sure the place where the forehead is placed in sujud is tahir.

We see in narrations that the prophet (s) was described as having mud on his forehead, meaning he prostrated his forehead on earth.

These things all emphasize on the forehead, not in other parts. If it were necessary for your knees and feet to be placed on turbahs, for example, then we would need to pray in shorts and without socks so as to to let those parts touch. We know that the customary dress of the people who were Muslims at that time wore long dishdasha's so they would not be able to put their knees on turbah.
Question:I'm familiar with the Hadith that when you drink, your prayers do not count for 40 days. How about indulging in other acts like, gambling, eating haram food, or smoking marijuana?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: There are some other greater sins that have narrations about them which are like the narration you mentioned about drinking alcohol. For example visiting a fortune teller. A good book to refer to about the greater sins is Greater Sins by the late Ayatollah Dastaghayb Shirazi.

https://www.al-islam.org/greater-sins-volume-1-ayatullah-sayyid-abdul-husayn-dastghaib-shirazi
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