Maulana Sayed Zafar Abbas
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Name: Maulana Sayed Zafar Abbas
Age: NIL
Location: United Kingdom
Expertize: Aqaid, History of Islam, Fiqh and Akhlaq
Question:My question is how many Haj did Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s) perform?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Only 1 when he came to Madina in the last year of his life
Question:Is it wrong to do Salaam on the day of Ashura?

Any riwayat to support not doing Salaam on the day of Ashura.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It is a matter of personal conscience. There is no riwayat about it.
Question:Please help me know what time is the best direction to place the bed? And in which direction should the bed be not placed?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It is better to have feet facing qibla
Question:I was interested in knowing what Imam Hassan, Imam Hussain, Imam Zainul Abideen, Imam Musa Al Kazim, and Imam Reza did for a living. Also, did Imam Sadiq and Imam Baqir earn money as professors of their time? I want to know a little more about the school Imam Baqir established.

Ayatollah:Makarem Shirazi

Answer: Mostly our Imams (as) were in the agricultural sector (Imam Ali (as) has cultivated land, dug wells and grown crops in unused areas outside of Madinah, and then subsequently left them in inheritance to his children.

Imam Husayn (as) sold one of those wells in order to fund his expenditure for the journey of Karbala.

After the event of Karbala, Imams (as) continued this and they also entered into various areas of trade, especially the buying and freeing of slaves.
Question:How will we know whether we are being tested by Allah swt or being punished for sins

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: If it brings you closer to God then it is a test, and if it takes you further away then it is a punishment. (Paraphrased from Hadith).
Question:How many times we nees to wash a blanket which become najis by urine.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If it is running water, then once is enough. If less than Kurr than 2 times, and better 3 times.
Question:I would like to know if I don’t have turba with me and I am praying with sunni brothers, what can I put on the carpet instead? And if I don’t have nothing and I pray with my head in the carpet, is the salah accepted ?

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: You must make sajdah on any natural substance which grows from the ground as long as it is not eaten or worn, so any clay, mud, dust, leaf, grass, paper, wood, stone etc is sufficient.

If you can’t find any of the above then you must repeat the prayer if you made sajdah on the carpet.
Question:Please can you tell me the correct way to read sajdah e shukr and what to read.

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: There is no fixed way but the best way is to go into sajdah and say Shukran lillah 100 times is most recommended but even 10 times would suffice.
Question:Mai ye janna chahta hoon k kya Ayatollah khamenai ki taqleed me jume ki namaz padhna wajib hai?

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: Q 604: What is your opinion regarding one’s participation in Friday prayers nowadays when the Twelfth Imam is not present? Is it obligatory or not for someone to attend Friday prayers when they do not believe that the Friday prayer imam to be just?
A: Even though Friday prayer is considered an alternative obligation during this period of time and it is not considered obligatory for people to participate in it, one should not deprive oneself of the blessings gained through attending the prayer solely due to doubt about the justice of the imam or due to irrelevant excuses.

https://www.leader.ir/en/book/32/Practical-Laws-of-Islam
Question:I'm a medical student (physiotherapy). Is there any Dua or Amal to increase the concentration in study?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: http://www.duas.org/student.htm
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