Maulana Mohammad Habeeb
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Name: Maulana Mohammad Habeeb
Age: NIL
Location: Doha, Qatar
Expertize: Quran and Fiqh
Question:My question is that what is the purpose of stick Imam holding during Friday and Eid sermons?


Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It represents power. In narrations, it is recommended to hold a sword, which was used in early ages as weapon, nowadays, the sword is not used, hence, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam holds a shoot gun. However, if he can not do so, the recommendation goes down to a stick.
Question:I want to ask if the courts have any rights according to the shariah to dissolve the marriage and go for khulaa. Where there is no contact between the husband and the wife and the wife from a remote place files for khulaa for no reason. I don't want to give her khulaa or talaaq. Just want to know if the courts has any rights over my marriage

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: Such divorce is void.
Question:Is there a preferable method for the average worker in these modern times to fulfill the obligation of zakaat on wealth? Also is there any concern regarding food products ( flour, grains etc) in the west on which nonMuslims may not have paid zakaat on? Or is it assumed halal without proof of being haraam?


Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Zakat is wajib if you have any of the nine things which are related to zakat, or if you have merchandises.
If not, you do not need to pay zakat, but you need to pay khoms (20% of what remains from your earnings during the year).
Question:Is there taqiyya that can be necessary in these times in the West? Or what topics are wajib even when there are no teachers or sources in english?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: I can not judge the taqeyya issue from here. It depends on your self and the community you are living in.
From my side, I do not see that there is a gap for it in the west, as as far as i know and see, no one cares about your religion, and how you practice it.
The important things you need to know is about your faith, and how to worship Almighty.
When ever you need any information, you can get in touch, and I am at your disposal.