Maulana Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli
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Name: Maulana Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli
Age: NIL
Location: London, UK
Expertize: Quranic commentary, social, historic, moral and jurispreudential areas of revelance to Muslims in the West
Question:I am currently studying pharmacy assistant, Hospital pharmacy assistant and regular pharmacy assistant. I think I like hospital pharmacy the most
But there is one problem I should expose my throat (wearing hijab but everyone can see my throat) and wearing short sleeves ( hospital pharmacy uniform) the reasons of exposing is because if you are busy preparing medicines, everything should be really hygienic and really clean)
My question is: is it haram to specialize myself to hospital pharmacy and expose my throat and arms

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You should try your best not to compromise your hijab because this is more important

If this would be your only means of living and without it you are in unbearable difficulty then you can work there, otherwise if you know for sure that your hijab will be compromised regularly and it’s a requirement you should look for another job
Question:Is dressing up as a lion to reflect Shehr e Fizza and illustrate Karbala in the same way that people dress up as the Imams and the Ahlulbayt allowed?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: In principal there is no problem
Question:My question is regarding the role of Imam Hussain AS in the reign of Imam Hasan AS and in his battle with muawiya. I have read several books but there was no mention of Imam Hussain or Hazrat Abbas AS in the battle and peace treaty between Imam Hasan and muawiya. Please shed some light on it and i would be grateful if u could mention any books regarding this topic

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Historically Imam Hussain was a great support for his brother and stood by him in every step of the way during the difficulties etc

Many books refer to this. For eg the detailed biography of Imam Hasan in Arabic by Sh Baqir Qarashi
Question:I currently work in an administrative role at a bank, owned by Non Muslims, in a non-muslim country. My job involves dealing with peoples investment and pension accounts, action requests and closures, and at times- applying interest or moving interest into the account for the clients. Is there any problems in working in such a role, considering the bank is owned by Non Muslims

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: Working in such a position requires you to obtain permission from your marjie or his office
Question:My question is regarding the month of Muharram. Is it haram to play games or watch movies in this month.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It is not haram per se but out of respect for the sanctity and sacredness of this holy month and especially Ashura one should minimise such mentioned activities

If the games etc are done deliberately to violate the sanctity of this month then it’s not permissible
Question:My question is how to avoid handshakes with namahram and what to say when they offer handshakes with us.
Reply should not hurt the person nor should she feel ashamed

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You can use gloves or a barrier cloth to avoid skin contact

If it’s very difficult to avoid which causes you unbearable distress, you can shake their hands. Please explain to them that you can’t because it’s part of your faith where you cannot touch non related women

Please watch this lecture of mine which is on this topic:

https://youtu.be/sVxD5fmbvKE
Question:1) Before some days i lost my tawiz which was contains quranic verses and some duas. It fell somewhere on road I tried to find out but didn’t get it. What is the ruling regarding it?

2) As it is recommended to shave newborn child’s head and have to give silver equal to the weight of that
I had given equal amount(money) which is wrong which i come to know now. Now shall i give silver to correct?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: 1. At this stage you don’t need to do anything as what happened was out of your control
2. Yes you can do that
Question:In the UK I recently received news that a girl who is 10 years old recorded a nawha and released it to the general public. Would such an act be haram as her voice will be heard by those who are not mahram to her?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: An answer from the marjie office is needed here as it depends on repercussions of this and whether it’s considered awra (that which needs to be protected by the female)
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