Maulana Sheikh Mateen
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Name: Maulana Sheikh Mateen
Age: 35
Location: Virginia, US
Expertize: Aqaed and Salah related Fiqhi queries
Question:I have some qaza namaz like of around 10 days. In this holy month of Ramadan, I am praying namaz e shab so I'm praying my qaza namaz in place of nafelas. Can I pray 2 maghrib and 1 fajr to make 8 Rakat or pray 2 maghrib and dhuhr together? For example i have 2 magrib 2 isha and 1 fajr qaza so can i pray 2 magrib and and 1 fajr qaza together in place of 8 rakat of namaz e shab's nafela

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You can make your Qadha prayers anytime and the sooner the better
Question:Dead body of animals are also considered as najis?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Dead body of animals not slaughtered in the Islamic way are najis.
Question:I have a question concerning gusl.

We can do ONE ghusl for many niyyat right?

So, If someone have to make two wajib ghusl, and , after finishing his ghusl, she is not sure if he made the niyyat of the second gusl.
For example, I do one gusl for gusl hayz and janabat,
But after my gusl, I dont remember if I said the niyyat for jannabat.

So , my question is, when we do gusl, and we forget to say the niyyat, but , we are aware that we are making this gusl,
The ghusl still correct?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes you can do one ghusl with intention of different ones.

The intention does not need to be said aloud but one should know what they are doing ghusl for.
Question:I heard that, when we do the massa of feet, we have to get lower to do it , but we can’t lift our feet.

So if, When I do my massa, My toes come off the ground but not my feet, is it invalid?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: There is no problem with lifting your feet but keep them stationary when wiping them.
Question:If I do sajda e sahw , for precaution, to correct the error of makhraj,

But after the salam of my namaz, I forgot and I started to do an other ibadat, like tasbi or an other namaz. And after that, I did my sajda.
My sajda still valid? Because I didnt perform it directly after my namaz

I mean, If we do another action before the sajda e sahw , the sajda still valid?
Or its obligatory to do it directly after the end of the namaz?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Ruling 1232. If a person intentionally does not perform sajdatā al‑sahw after the salām of the prayer he commits a sin; and based on obligatory precaution, he must perform it as soon as possible. And in the event that he inadvertently does not perform it, he must perform it as soon as he remembers and it is not necessary for him to perform the prayer again.
Question:I would like to know, from when we can say and consider a person as kathirul shak please ?
Is it if a person doubt at least in 3 of the 5 obligatory prayer per day ?

Because, I doubt frequently sometimes in my numbers of rakat, or my wouzou, or my pronounciation of makhraj but I am not sure if I am in the category of kathirul shak.
I am used to repeat each namaz more that 1 time.

Also, is it a kind of gunnah because it means that I am not concentrating in my namaz?
Please , is there any way to cure this?
I am really scared because it affects my imaan seriously.


Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Here are the rulings of Ayatollah Sayed Sistani in regard the one who has Kathiratu Shakk

Ruling 1170. An excessive doubter is someone who doubts excessively, i.e. a person who doubts more than usual when compared with other people who are like him in terms of being subject to the same factors that cause one to have an unsettled mind. An excessive doubter is not only someone who has already made a habit of doubting excessively; rather, it is sufficient for one to be in a state of developing a habit of doubting [for him to be considered an excessive doubter].

Ruling 1171. If someone who doubts excessively doubts whether or not he has performed an obligatory component of the prayer, he must assume he has performed it. For example, if he doubts whether or not he has performed rukūʿ, he must assume he has performed rukūʿ. If he doubts whether or not he has performed an act that invalidates prayers – for example, he doubts whether he performed ṣubḥ prayers as a two rakʿah prayer or as a three rakʿah one – he must assume he has performed it correctly.

Ruling 1172. If a person doubts excessively about a particular act of the prayer such that his excessive doubting is considered to be only with regard to that particular act, in the event that he has a doubt about another act of the prayer, he must act according to the instructions concerning that doubt. For example, if someone who doubts excessively about whether or not he has performed sajdah also doubts whether he has performed rukūʿ or not, he must act according to the instructions concerning that doubt; i.e. if he has not gone into sajdah he must perform rukūʿ, and if he has gone into sajdah he must dismiss his doubt.

Ruling 1173. If a person always doubts excessively in a particular prayer – for example, in the ẓuhr prayer – such that his excessive doubting is considered to be only with regard to that particular prayer, then, if he doubts in another prayer, such as the ʿaṣr prayer, he must act according to the instructions concerning that doubt.

Ruling 1175. If a person doubts whether or not he has become an excessive doubter, he must act according to the instructions concerning doubts [and not consider himself to be an excessive doubter]. Furthermore, as long as someone who is an excessive doubter is not certain that he has returned to a state that is normal among people, then, if his lack of certainty about this stems from being unsure about a change having taken place in his condition rather than from a doubt in the meaning of being an excessive doubter, he must dismiss his doubt [and consider himself to be an excessive doubter].

Ruling 1176. If an excessive doubter doubts whether or not he has performed a rukn and dismisses his doubt but later realises that he had actually not performed it, in the event that he has not started to perform the next rukn, he must perform that rukn [about which he doubted] and what follows it. However, if he has started to perform the next rukn, then based on obligatory precaution his prayer is invalid. For example, if he doubts whether he has performed rukūʿ or not and dismisses his doubt, in the event that before performing the second sajdah he remembers he has not performed rukūʿ, he must go back and perform rukūʿ; but if he remembers this in the second sajdah, then based on obligatory precaution his prayer is invalid.

Ruling 1177. If a person who doubts excessively doubts whether or not he has performed an act that is not a rukn and dismisses it and later realises that he had not performed it, in the event that the time for performing that act has not passed, he must perform it and what follows it. However, if the time for performing it has passed, his prayer is valid. For example, if he doubts whether or not he has recited Sūrat al‑Ḥamd and dismisses his doubt, in the event that he remembers in qunūt that he has not recited Sūrat al‑Ḥamd, he must recite Sūrat al‑Ḥamd and the other surah; but if he remembers this in rukūʿ, his prayer is valid.
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