Maulana Mohammad Habeeb
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Name: Maulana Mohammad Habeeb
Age: NIL
Location: Doha, Qatar
Expertize: Quran and Fiqh
Question:I have a question concerning ghusl.

We can do ONE gusl for many niyyat right?

So, If someone have to make two wajib gusl, and , after finishing his ghusl, he is not sure if he made the niyyat of the second ghusl.
For example, I do one gusl for ghusl hayz and janabat,
But after my ghusl, I dont remember if I said the niyyat for janabat.

So , my question is, when we do ghusl, and we forget to say the niyyat, but , we are aware that we are making this gusl,
the ghusl still correct?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes. It is valid and sufficient
Question:As far as I know that Eid , fasting/Ramadan can only be observed with reference to the moon-sighting only and not pre-calculated scientific knowledge of moon’s appearance. I personally do not know if that method is accurate or not but for so many of my friends how do I convince them that method is not as per the Islamic laws? But they insist that the scientific method is correct and accurate. Please advise me as how do I convince them as which method is correct based on the teachings of Quran and Sunnat e Rasool ( May Allah bless him and his progeny)

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: There are different schools in the pre-calculated method regarding the possibility of moon sighting. Some of them are very simple, while others are very tough in their methods.
Hence, if the toughest method said that the crescent is there and could be seen, and you became confident that it is the case, then there is no need for observation.
Question:With respect to permission of a Wali for muta, what is the case of an umarried girl whose parents have got divorced and she stays with her mother and has broken all ties with her father and his family?


And what is the case for a such a permission when father has deserted (although not divorced) the family (for a second marriage and/or other reasons) and is no longer interested in the affairs of his family? 

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If what you mentioned applies to both cases (desertion), which means that he does not care about his daughter, and gives her the freedom to do what ever she wants to do, then for S. Sistani, she still needs to take his permission, but on mandatory precaution basis, where she can refer to another marjee taqleed who allows such marriage.
In this case, she can refer to S. Hakeem, provided that the muta contract is based on no intercourse.
Question:Please see the following ruling from Aqa Sistani:

1305. A person whose journey is not haraam, nor is it for a purpose which is haraam,
should shorten his prayers even if he may, during the journey, commit some sin like,
indulging in Gheebat or taking alcohol.

What is the case (with respect to prayers and fasting) of a woman who is travelling to a function out of her hometown where she will not observe hijab, although she might or might not be observing hijab usually?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If the function it self is not haram, then she should shorten her prayers and not fast
Question:A widowed mother stays in her hometown while her sons stay in different cities who come together before the Shab e Eid. This mother has 3 sons, of which, eldest one is without any source of income, the second son used to meet the expenses of the family but is unable to do now since he has got married and has some new responsibilities to take care of. It is the youngest son now who meets the expenses of the house. While the mother is dependent upon her sons, who will give whose fitrah in this case as the master of house is not clear in this case?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: They are guests of the mother, so she needs to pay the Fitrah, but, as she is able to do so, because she is a needy woman, she do not have to do so. Hence, it is recommended that each of them pay his own Fitrah.