Maulana Sheikh Jehad Ismail
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Name: Maulana Sheikh Jehad Ismail
Age: NIL
Location: Lakemba, Australia
Expertize: Quran, youth issues, marriage and jurisprudence
Question:I am planning on InshaA marrying a girl who I met at university. She was not wearing hijab, then started wearing it for one year and now has stopped again. I have had extensive discussions with her but she says that ultimately it is her choice and that I shouldn’t force her. Her methodology is that she struggles with the fact that Hijab’s purpose is to empower women but she feels that by wearing the hijab you are in fact objectifying women by saying that without hijab you actually do not have any power and that all you are is an object.

Anyhow I was wishing for your advice on this matter

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: This is a very common rhetoric often said by woman who don’t wish to wear the hijab. The most basic question that they often overlook is that hijab has never been a matter of choice. Once you sign to be a Muslim you are admitting total submission to Allah before anything else. Whatever reason or philosophy we may give to others about why a woman should observe the hijab the one thing that we must keep in mind it’s what allah wanted. This kind of argument will lead to a very complicated relationship later on as there will be no compatibility of belief.
Question:I want to take care of my health and body. Can I watch workout at home videos on youtube (ill turn off background music)

Usually the women there will have skimpy clothing on. I am a female, but should I watch those videos or is it disrespectful to the woman?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes you can there is no problem.
Question:I get negative vibes and thoughts while reading quran and it's like as if it has become my habit. Whenever I read it even an ayah, I get the opposite, negative and against meaning of it which drew me away from quran. how to fix it? Please advice


Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: Try and read it with authentic tafseer.
Question:What if someone has a very weak aqeeda, how one can achieve strong aqeeda. Please guide.


Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: In that case, you read books written specifically on the subject of Aqeedah to strengthen it or listen to br. Hasanian Rajabali lectures
Question:One Shi’a Scholar said it’s not right to use the term wajibul wujood or ‘necessary existent’ as the Ahlulbayt as never used this term. So is that right?


Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: The criterion about what can be used or not used is whether if not it contradict the sharia or not. Yes something may have not been used or said bu the imams that however does not make its use deemed unlawful. E.g. loud speakers were not used by Imams as they did not exist , mihrab one the mosques were never known during their times, minarets etc etc
Question:I have a lot of mental health issues and sometimes they mean that I can’t pray due to being unsure of my surroundings for example. Once I get back in my right mind again what do I do? The longest episode I have been out of it has been three days. I just can’t face making up those prayers. What do I do?


Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: In your case all you need to do is that every time you miss a prayer you make it up when you are in your normal mental state.
Question:In general are the apostates who genuinely leave Islam (in a islamic state with a maasoum or a just faqih) without betraying the community to be killed ?

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: When we examine the Quranic text we do not find anywhere in the Quran where it says kill people for changing their religion we find the contrary such as the verse that says: No compulsion in religion! Again in another place allah said: you have your religion and I have mine. When the Quran speaking of killing it only does so in two ways: either in self defence or when Islam and Muslims are under attack
Question:If gusl is farz during fast, how to perform it? Can we gargle water or put water in mouth and in nose?


Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: It’s the same way you perform Ghusul . You can gather water in as long as you don’t swallow anything.
Question:My question is that what are the rulings of mehr? Who gets to decide the amount of mehr and when and how much should it be given? What if a girl's father is adamant on asking for a big amount of mehr then what are the hadiths and rulings in this matter?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: The mahr is the exclusive right of the wife and she is the one that has absolute right over it. She can demand whatever she wants and she can waive it whenever she wants.
Question:I am a muslim but I do have a question to ask. Just now, I was reenacting a certain scenario but the words such as “I am an atheist” accidentally slipped out of my mouth. That was not my intention at all. In fact, those were not the words I wanted to say. So, is it considered apostate?


Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: Not at all.
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