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:Can we distribute the meat of the animal slaughtered (not hajj slaughter) on Eid to poor non Muslims also?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes
Question:How do I ask for forgiveness from people that:
1) I no longer am in touch with
2) Are famous, i.e politicians or celebrities I have looked down upon
3) Professional people who in which asking them for forgiveness could create awkwardness and possibly tension i.e doctors, teachers

And if I ask for forgiveness from those I have hurt or spoken badly about, do I have to tell them what I said or can I just send a general message to them asking for their forgiveness for any wrongdoings I might have committed that could have affected them.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: As for 2) you do not need to seek forgiveness from.

As for 1 and 3 if it is not possible to contact them then there is a form of sadaqah called Radd al madhalim. It is taken out with the intention of penitence for the wrongdoing one has done to others and is no longer in contact with.

Similarly the ones who you can contact you can just send a general message asking for forgiveness whilst keeping in mind the thing you said or did.
Question:I wanted to know is there any dua to control the anger of a person. I have a friend who loses his temper on petty issues and regret for it later. I want to help him. Please suggest me what can be done to make him control his anger?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Hadith states that one who is anger if he is standing should sit down and if he is sitting then lie down.

Also to drink water.

Try to refrain from such situations which make one angry. If one realises that they are in such a situation to walk away from it.
Question:My question is I'm pregnant. I was started a reading Qur'an. Now am not able to sit for long hours during pregnancy. Can I read Qur'an by lying on bed because I have to complete the Qur'an before my delivery

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes it’s fine though better to sit properly if possible
Question:I wanted to know that can we ladies apply nail paint on our toe nails and leave one nail from both the feet and do wudhu and pray? Or do we have to remove the nail paint from all the toe nails and then pray?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If one hand finger width area is not covered in nail paint then Masah will be correct.
Question:I wanted to ask if a grandchild's Namaz would be qasr if he/she resides at his/her maternal grandparents' (nanyal) for less than 10 days and if yes then why?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes as it would not be considered the child’s permanent home
Question:When traveling for arbaeen ziyarat what is the niyyat of the ghusl as you leave your home to go to the airport?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Ghusl of Ziyarat qurbatan illa Allah
Question:1) My question is does a women can go outside e.g for shopping ,lunch etc alone without a mahram I know she cannot travel alone. But is she is allowed to go anywhere in the city where she lives .. people say that it's not right and the women's of our messenger a.s didn't go.

2) And is he allowed to force her to observe her wajibaats even if he knew before their marriage that she doesn't observe hijab etc and he was ok

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: 1) Please see ruling 2430 - https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2333/
2) As far as forcing is concerned it is definitely not allowed.
Question:I wanted to ask: if I study abroad and come back to my home in my hometown for less than 10 days, should I perform a complete prayer or a qasr prayer?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If you still consider it to be your hometown then you would do full Namaz even if it were for less than 10 days
Question:My wife is pregnant and she is observing 6th month. It is getting difficult for her to perform namaz e wajib by standing. Is there any space for her in such condition that she can perform namaz by sitting on chair?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: She can do Takbeeratul Ihram standing then rest of the Namaz sitting down
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