Maulana Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli
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Name: Maulana Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli
Age: NIL
Location: London, UK
Expertize: Quranic commentary, social, historic, moral and jurispreudential areas of revelance to Muslims in the West
Question:Should we avoid participation in such Mock Arbaeen walks that are organised in Non-Muslim countries by Shias?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Such processions are usually done on good faith to uphold name and values of Imam Hussain (a) and Ashura, therefore as long as they serve this purpose and are in line with Sharia they should be attended and supported
Question:My child is enrolled in a daycare. He is learning many things over there. But he has also started to dance on music. I guess they make him dance on rhymes. I had seen the previous daycare too, making kids dance.

I had mentioned this specifically while enrolling in this daycare, that I don't want him to be made to listen to musical rhymes or dance. But they seem to have not paid attention to that. And usually they can't stop one child from a musical activity, while all others are doing it, because child cannot understand and forced.

I'm thinking of many alternatives, but it's not working out for me currently. I wanted to know if it is obligatory to avoid musical rhymes from kids. Or it's acceptable?
These days, every toy is musical. And my kid has also started to ask to play rhymes on ipad /mobile. So should I avoid that too? What's the ruling? How to solve this issue?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You should be careful as it may develop into a habit and liking as the child grows up
It depends on age but you must not take this lightly and tried to avoid it as much as possible, esp when child becomes older such as 7 onwards
Question:I have heard that once you finish intercourse with your partner and you wipe yourselves with tissues, you should not both put your tissues in the same bin as it causes animosity between the couple. Is this true or just a false tale?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: This is not based on Islamic teachings and perhaps maybe cultural practices
Question:I have a question regarding la3n.

Firstly is la3n halal?
Secondly when am i allowed to send la3n on someone?
Thirdly, if someone claims to be shia but openly says things such as hadeeth al kisa is bid3a, the walk of arbaeen is an innovation etc and this persons idea is causing disunity in a community am I allowed to send lanat on then person?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: La’an is a dua which is requesting Allah to withdraw His mercy from someone. It is mentioned many times in the Quran. It should be sent on enemies of Allah and the Ahlulbayt
You should not say it against someone you disagree with only even if they’re wrong. The only way they’re to be included in la’na is if they’re clear enemies of God and Islam.
Question:There is a YouTube by the name of (removed). They regularly make a hoard of academic videos to refute the Shia ideology. My question is esteemed sheikh, has any scholar recognized the existence of such a channel? Are they working to refute their academic arguments? They even have a website called twelvershia.net, and they post their so called refutations there too. It would be extremely helpful for laymen's such as myself to have an answer to most of the things that they say.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Such sites and channels promote sectarianism and have no basis. All of their points have been answered strongly and refuted by our ulema in thousands of books.
The best way is academic calm discussion based on evidence. Giving attention to these sites only supplies them with the oxygen they’re desperate to get for publicity. Channels and sites are many which attach shiasm. We have to provide alternative sites where the beautiful message of Ahlulbayt is presented with wisdom and intellect
Question:How to guide your children from the shaytan ages 14,boy 15 girl from influential friends that they make? A lot of parents are so busy with work to make money and don’t pay attention to their children and what they do. As I do not work, I see many things that is not good for their hereafter. I cannot guide these many children but the influence is really overwhelming. I want to move from my city to make another move eventually out of western world to not lose them to shaytan for I do not have family that follow. As for my husband he has but always busy same thing work both leave kids. Please help

Ayatollah:Fadlallah

Answer: Tarbiyya begins in the beginning of childhood .Parents are role models and you have to start with yourself. They will learn from you through actions.
Also friends are important. Creating spiritual love in the house helps too.
Please recite Quran 25:74 as many times to help
Question:My 80 year old uncle and his wife are going to umra for the first time without a Maulana or group. I had one question. If they complete the umra, finish the taqseer, MUST they do the tawaf un nissa the same day? It might be to taxing for him. Also, the last umra I did was 2017 April... are their any changes to the haram like levels for saee that I can give them a heads up on. Just in case you are wondering, I am assisting with umra procedure bc they aren’t too well versed on fiqh matters.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It is fine to do tawaf al-nisa next day or day after, but before they return and leave Mekka it must be done. The only thing they can’t do before tawaf al-nisa and afternoon taqseer is the relationship between husband and wife

Rules regarding tawaf and saee are the same as 2017 as far as I’m aware
Question:My toddler is due for her yearly flu vaccine which is a nasal spray. I have learnt that it contains pork gelatin. Is it permissible for her in islam to get the vaccine containing pork gelatin?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: According to Sayid Sistani, if you are fairly certain that in the manufacturing of the spray (or anything else that contains animal gelatine) transformation استحالة takes place, then it is permissible to use. This is the case even if it’s pork gelatine. Ayatullah Khoei believed it that it does go through transformation and so it’s ok (confirmed to me by Sayid Milani).

So it comes to personal conviction. My personal opinion, and ofcourse non binding on anyone, and after speaking to my father as a chemist and Sh Usama Attar who has a PhD in chemistry and he asked his professor in Canada too, and they both confirmed transformation does take place
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