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:What is the authenticity of Dua Tawassul and the version of Hadith Kisa found in mafatih al Jinan? Are they from an imam?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Despite discussions on the chain of narrators of the mentioned Duas and hadith, shia Ulema generally accept them and recite them, based on a principle known as قاعدة التسامح في ادلة السنن which means we seek God’s pleasure and hope that it’s accepted

Due to the scholars reciting them for hundreds of years, it’s is very important that we keep reciting them, since the meanings contained are in line with Quran and authentic narrations
Question:Insha’Allah I shall be going on Hajj next year however I graduate from university just before Hajj and therefore have the debt of Student Finance. Will I be in debt and therefore unable to go on Hajj, or am I exempted since I don’t work and I’m a full-time student?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If you don’t have means to go then it is not wajib for you
Question:
There is a one day activity at my daughters school where kids will interact with dogs like reading a book to them
The mission of ‘Reading to Dogs’ is to enhance the experience of learning, to bring comfort to children, to promote a lasting love for reading and to enrich lives of our canine volunteers
Is it allowed as per Islamic laws to play/touch dogs? Don’t intend to take a dog as a pet though, It’s just one of schools programme

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: There is no problem as such, provided you make the child understand that the dog is najis (impure), and so touching it with wet hands means Najasa is transferred. Similarly there are stricter rules re the saliva of the dog
Question:Who was older between Hazrat Ali-Akbar A.S. And 4th Imam A.S. And their age at the battle of Karbala?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: There is a historic discussion amongst scholars

Some believe Ali Akbar is older, he was 27 when he was martyred and Imam Sajjad was 24

Others say the opposite

As a student of Islam I believe the first opinion to be more likely as Akbar means the oldest

Allah knows best
Question:My question is if eating pork is forbidden in Islam unlike beef then why Allah created it at first place?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: We cannot explain why Allah created certain things or animals. It could be as a test for us. Everything from Him has a purpose and nothing is in vain.
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