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 live in an area where the closest Shi’a masjid is too far away to travel during work on Jummah. What should I do? Should I pray regular Dhuhr at work only or pray Dhuhr at work then try to go to a Sunni Jummah service.

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: You should pray Zuhr at work. If you go to the jumah service of a non shia then you would still need to make salat al zuhr.
Question:I’m actually a recent convert to Shi’a Islam. I would like to study Shi’a Islam. Do you know someone I could study from here in US or an online program? Or is it better to travel?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Welcome to the path of Ahl ul Bayt (as) and may Allah aid and assist you in your journey.

As far as studying my teacher started an online howza a few years ago in English. They are based in Iran/Iraq. The link for that is:

https://imamsadiq.tv/en
Question:I have one question during the caliphate of Maula Ali (a.s)

He would have taken back bagh e fadak back, then why he didn't take it back. What happened then?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: His short time in power was plagued by civil war after civil war. He was not able to do a lot of things because certain people would not stop trying to topple him.
Question:Do you by any chance know where on in which Hadith the names of 313 companion are written? And the 50 women?


Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: The companions names are not written. There is a chapter about them and the role of the women being Imam Mahdi’s supporters in this book:


https://www.amazon.com/Mahdi-Understanding-Awaited-One/dp/1943393249
Question:How should one deal with bad tempered father?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: My suggestion is to just continue to be kind to him. If you see he is in a bad mood then give him space. Don’t be confrontational with him. Ask Allah to improve your father’s character and temperament.
Question:I wanted to ask I've been suffering from this thing where I keep thinking I’m doing my wudu wrong and keep repeating. I know you’re suppose to wash from the hairline to the beard but when I get to the hairline I touch a little bit of my actual hair.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It is fine and you should ignore your doubt and continue on.
Question:Do Muslims consider ourselves as part of the animal kingdom?

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: Allah has distinguished us from animals by giving us ‘aql (intellect)
Question:Kindly advise what is the difference between:
- Ayatollah
- Ayatollah Al-Uzma
- Marji’a
- Marji’a Taqleed
- Marji’a A’alam


Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: Ayatollah is a mujtahid but not necessarily a marja

Ayatollah Uzma is a mujtahid who has declared his marjaiya

Marja and marja taqleed are the same thing meaning they are a mujtahid who have people following them in Islamic Laws

Marja Aalam means the most knowledgeable marja
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