Maulana Safdar Razi
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Name: Maulana Safdar Razi
Age: NIL
Location: Sweden
Expertize: Usool, Fiqh, Quranic Science, Logic, Ethics, Histroy Analyst and many more
Question:Is trading in currencies halal -Forex trading

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: As long as it does not involve any type of usury or forbidden loan interest there is no problem in such by itself.
Question:To contextualize my question, I'm going to tell you what I'm not asking: Im not asking for proof of Ismah as a doctrine, but rather why Prophets have been given ismah in the context of predestination and free will. Moreover, I am not asking for proof of free will either.

My question is in multiple parts and I've done my best to break it down into yes/no type questions. okay, Bismillah.

Were Prophets chosen from the start or were they chosen conditional to whether someone in a society was capable of accepting Prophethood (by their own merit)?

If the former, then can't the objection be brought up that those prophets were essentially predestined heaven (and therefore making Allah unjust in some way)?

If the latter, then is it possible for ordinary people to reach the level of prophets?

If this is not possible and if what makes prophets better than ordinary humans the fact that Allah has granted them wahy and knowledge, then is it fair ask why ordinary people don't also receive that same treatment as mentioned by 12:24 which would thereby guarantee them heaven and protection from sin?

If the granting of wahy and knowledge is conditional upon someone having intelligence and purity, then is it a reasonable objection to say that intelligence is not a controllable factor?

If intelligence is not a controllable thing, then can the same objection be brought up that most intelligent people who are granted prophethood are guaranteed heaven (thus making Allah unjust again) because their uncontrollable faculty of reasoning was why they were granted wahy which prevents them from sin? (That is, someone's uncontrollable circumstances has led them to have a higher capacity, and therefore they have a greater opportunity to reach a higher level of heaven than ordinary people)


Ayatollah:Makarem Shirazi

Answer: The Prophets are chosen based on the merits and their characteristics which Allah swt is aware of, so He swt knows in advance the characteristics thus chooses based on such. And since Allah swt has the knowledge of the future, so He swt chooses them to be Prophets AS before even their creation. Decision of Allah swt and His will does not bound to time, however, the execution of the decision is time bounded, like Mohammad SAWW was prophet SAWW in the will of Allah swt always, He swt chose to send him SAWW when he was born in this world.
The Prophets AS have choice to do good or bad, they are tested on their capacities, thus Almighty swt sets a proof and reason for the creation for his choice, their tests are on higher levels, such as if you would have done what Prophet Yunus AS had done , you would not have ended in the belly of the whale, it is Yunus AS who was tested in such instance and did not pass, though he was infallible from sins, he did not commit a sin per se, but his error was serious and it required him to get into isolation and training so such does not repeat.
Question:What is the 'nafs?' In general? Is the nafs (the thing comprised of intellect, desires, passions and creativity) the soul or does the soul drive the nafs? (Can you please elaborate on this point? The general definitions are too vague)

When Imam Ali is referred to as anfusana, what is the extent of similarity in essence to his relationship to the Prophet?

How does this relate to the idea of wilayah, which according to Shaheed Mutahhari means that two things become so close that they are indistinguishable?

Ayatollah:Makarem Shirazi

Answer: NAFS (lust and desires or animal inside us), ROOH (spirit the pure power of intellect or an angel inside us), when NAFS becomes under total control of the AQL (ROOH) , then it becomes like one thing, because then NAFS does not do any thing which goes against the AQL. So when the angel takes control of the animal then they both become cohered, as one distinguishable.
Question:My parents do not wish for me to study any professional degree (engineering or business) since they don't want me to work in any private firms. The only fields I am open to are medicine or to work as a teacher. They say that living with them I cannot work anywhere except the option given to me but once i am married then i can do as my " husband" wants.
I do understand that working in a non-muslim country especially for women is difficult but living in (removed) which specially caters to Islamic moral codes I dont understand the problem my parents see. And if there is something wrong according to the islamic laws then how does it become fine once I'm married.
I dont want to fight with my parents butI see no way out of this.
Is it Islamically wrong for a woman to be career oriented? How can i convince them to let me study what i want?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer:

My beloved daughter there has been so many cases of women being abused indecently until cases of rape in UAE and Qatar by the bosses of the private firms and businesses. Some by black mailing the girls other by giving them something in their drinks and so on. Horrifying cases. And since many of them get away easily without any proof and even if the girl complains she and her family get deported. So please be careful in whatever you choose. I think your father is not telling you the true reasons. Many foreign girls are oppressed and the law cannot do much. So of the low income families daughters are also given money to support their family and forced to do wrong and many of them do not have any choice except to accept.
Sorry for these bitter facts I know this because many share their pain to me.

Question:If a husband and wife do not have sexual relations for over 4 years due to health reasons will this invalidate the nikah or effect anything?

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: No it does not invalidate the marriage. This a strange belief not found in the school of Ahlul Bayt as
Question:Hame night fall hone mey sperm nikalta hai gis ki wajhe se gusal e janabat wajib ho jata hai or kapde na paak ho jate hai .
Night fall ke time par hamari ek dam akh khul jaye or hum foran toilet me chale jaye hamara sperm toilet mey nikle phir hum toilet karke taharat le le to kia hum par gusal e janabat wajib hai or hamere kapde na paak hai jo humne taharat lene ke baad phene?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes whenever the sperm comes out one must perform Ghusl Janaba and if the cloth was touched by the sperm then the sperm needs to be washed away from the cloth
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