Maulana Syed Ali Zafar Zaidi
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Name: Maulana Syed Ali Zafar Zaidi
Age: NIL
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Expertize: Islamic Philosophy, Aqaid, Fiqh, Quranic Sciences, International politics
Question:I started having the symptoms of Panic attack and Depersonalization.
I wanted to request you to please inform me about any Surah's aur Duas that I can recite so that my problem is cured.

Ayatollah:Khomeini

Answer: Please recite Sura Yasin
Question:If someone wrongs you and you tell about it to ur parents and friends
is it backbiting???

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: For your safety and security it’s allowed to make aware of your parents if someone has done something wrong with you.But if he/she has asked you for forgiveness then you have to close the issue with yourself.
Question:I will be shifting to a hostel in coming days .I live in a hindu majority country (INDIA) . The hostel is providing us food but that food is cooked by a hindu .I will be taking my coaching classes and I do not know how to cook and I won't even get time to cook food.
what should I do now ??

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: If you are sure that the cook who prepare food is Hindu and touch all food items with bare hands then you can not use the food.
Question:Mujhe aapse ye puchna hai ki kia mola ali ka ye kawl hai ki shaid,zaafran or saad e kufi ko ham wazan karke milake khane se zehan tez hota hai

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer:
Is this tradition that is mentioned in Bihar al-anwar in which Imam Ali (a.s) said: “if one mixtures saffron and So’d Kufi and honey together and have it each day, the one will get a memory that all people think he/she is a magician” authentic? Can you please tell me the quantity of that combination?

However, such a tradition (hadith) which is distributed to Imam Ali (a.s) has been mentioned in Bihar al-Anwar and Misbah Kaf’ami, but since the tradition has not any Sanad[i] and it is not mentioned in other traditional book we cannot certainly give our opinion about it. In this regard, it is deserved to inquire the traditional medicine expertise' point of view.

[i] . Sanad, the chain of narration that is the primary elements of a hadith. The sanad is the information provided regarding the route by which the matn has been reached.
Detailed Answer
To answer this question it should be said that this tradition is mentioned in Bihar al-Anwar.[1] In which it is quoted from the book of Misbah Kaf’ami.[2] But, according to our investigations, this Hadith has not any appropriate authentication throughout the other traditional resources. This Hadith is also distributed to Imam Ali (a.s) in the same book, but it is completely mursal (“hurried”) and hasn’t any reliable references too.
Therefore, however we ought not to reject it completely but it has not much value to be relied on according to the principle of Shia narrative theory.
This tradition is as follows:
"عَنْ عَلِیٍّ ع مَنْ أَخَذَ مِنَ الزَّعْفَرَانِ الْخَالِصِ جُزْءاً وَ مِنَ السُّعْدِ جُزْءاً وَ یُضَافُ إِلَیْهِمَا عَسَلًا وَ یُشْرَبُ مِنْهُ مِثْقَالَیْنِ فِی کُلِّ یَوْمٍ فَإِنَّهُ یُتَخَوَّفُ عَلَیْهِ مِنْ شِدَّةِ الْحِفْظِ أَنْ یَکُونَ سَاحِرا"
If one prepares a mixture in which the half of it is provided by the pure saffron, and added some honey to it, and then drinks two Mesghal (unit of weight equal to five grams) of it per day, the one will get a strong memory that all people may think he/she is a magician"
In this tradition, the word "So'd" has been mentioned generally. However, there has been mentioned another mixtures which contains "So'd Kufi", "currants", "fennel", "ginger" and etc. in other part of the book Misbah Kaf’ami, but seemingly it is not a Hadith and the author experientially mentioned it.[3]
Thus, since the tradition is mursal (meaning "hurried". i.e. if some narrators or all of them are omitted from a given isnād. By this definition the hadith includes all categories of discontinuity.) it can neither be proven nor be rejected completely. As a result, we certainly ought not to distribute such a property of this mixture to Imam Ali (a.s). However, the traditional medicine expertises are able to give their opinion regarding the effect of that mixture on memory.

[1] . Majlesi, Muhammad Baqir, Bihar al-Anwar, vol 59, p 272, hadith 73, Al-Wafa institution, Beirut, 1404 AH.
[2] . A'meli Kafa'mi, Ibrahim Ibn Ali, al-Misbah, p 200, Rzi publication, Qom 1405 AH.
[3] . Ibid.
Question:aksar log sote waqt sar par hair oil lagate hai... to kya subah (fajr) ki Namaz ke liye wuzu kar sakte hai ya sar ko dhona zaruri hai?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Agar subah tak oil sir ki skin per baqi hai to utna hissa jitna Masah ke liye zaroori hai us per se oil ko remove karna zaroori hai magar dhona zaroori nahin hai iske liye kapda ya tissue paper bhi use kiya ja sakta hai.
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