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:If someone is bald or suffers from alopecia such that he wears a hair system/piece/wig that is stuck on to his head, can Ghusl and Wudu be performed over such hair systems - whether temporary or permanent? Or must they be removed first, no matter how difficult that may be? The same question also for women with hair extensions/pieces.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: They should be removed, as they’ll be a barrier to water getting to scalp (unless water can get to scalp somehow with required amount)
If it’s too difficult then tayamum must take place instead of wudhu
Question:I’ve recently heard that delaying isha salah has been advised by the prophet Mohammed (saw), just want to clarify the authenticity of this.
Furthermore, I’m a revert into the school of ahlul bayt and my family don’t know and they come from a very strict Sunni background. I know in terms of salah I can perform it under taqiyah but conscious about fasting because I end up breaking it at their Maghreb timings. Also I’ve met a shia man and I really want to make it halal between us but don’t know how to go about this because I’m still living with my parents I.e. I’m not independent and I’m still a virgin- these are the conditions I’ve seen where I don’t need the permission of my wali; and my family will never accept a shia man.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: 1. Delaying isha salah is ok if it’s within time frame of its recommendation, as the Prophet used to combine and separate prayers in different occasions

2. Yes you can break fast with your Sunni family by taqiyya (some Shi’a marajie allow it)

3. Ayatullah Hakim allows temporary marriage without sexual intercourse without need to take permission of father. You can follow him in this ruling. Please be advised on the strict condition as above
Question:I wanted to ask about the nawfil salah after salatul isha, if it’s performed standing or sitting, and if it is sitting what is the reason behind it. Also can salatul witr be prayed directly after isha.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It should be done whilst sitting.

Yes witr can be performed directly after isha, in accordance with Ayatollah Sistani
Question:I’ve met someone online and he’s wanting to come visit me and I’m not sure how I’d tell my parents or anything. I want to do mutah with him just so I can go out with him and talk to him and get to know him but I’m not sure how I’d approach my parents because they’re really close minded and the subject of mutah is often looked down on but I’m doing it just to get to know the guy because he is in a different country and traveling a long way to see me is such a hassle and I want to make the most of it and I don’t want to do it behind my parents backs because I value both relationships

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You should seek parents approval and it’s not a good idea to do it behind their back
Have Tawakkul on Allah and place trust in Him
Maybe if the say no ask a relative or a local scholar to speak to them
Try to be calm but rational. Explain the circumstances to your parents. Give sadaqa and do much Dua
Question:Since I've been baligh, I've prayed and fasted on and off and I have no idea how many prayers/fasts I've missed.
I'm pretty sure some years I haven't missed anything, and other years I've missed the majority. How do I determine how many prayers/fasts I have to make up? Also, some of the fasts missed were intentionally broken while some weren't, so how do i determine how many i have to do kaffarah for?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You have to first estimate to the best of your ability. It’s between you and Allah. Those that you know for sure u broke intentionally you must pay kaffara for.

After this, I recommend you do prayers and fast ‘ihtiyat’ just in case, to cover what was possibly missed.
Question:I have been struggling with spirituality for a prolonged period of time. It has exhausted me, especially since i haven’t experienced a spiritual low like this in so long.
I long to regain high spirituality, but even though I still perform prayer & read the Quran, I can’t seem to feel a connection with God. Any advice would be appreciated, for I am incredibly lost at the moment.

Ayatollah:Kamal Al Haydari

Answer: The very fact you’re looking for connection is good
You need to to stick to what is wajib and avoid haram acts. Then as much as possible recite Quran, the Dua that you can connect with and understand, help others (which increases spirituality) and speak to Allah privately. Don’t give up and sometimes going to holy places or mosques etc helps
Have a programme of seeking knowledge and reflect on Qur’an and Hadith as much as possible
Lots of reflection on the greatness of Allah and His creation would help as well
Try to find a scholar who can give u personalised advice based on your own situation in your area. Sometimes what works for some may not work for others .
Question:My question is regarding the precautionary ‘imsaak’ period before fajr.
Is it compulsory to observe this and start the fast at the time of imsaak and is the fast void if you eat during the time of imsaak? And what are the references for this.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It is advisory and not obligatory, due to the difficulty of determining exact fajr or subh sadiq time in some places
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