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:I am really interested in further studying Shia Islamic studies but don’t know the most efficient way. I have plenty of great books I got from Najaf and Karbala and l am currently reading them carefully. l would like to know a better way to study the books so l will get more knowledge and ask the right questions. I don’t know where to seek a hawza in my area and l'm still studying full time at uni. Where do you recommend l begin? I will also watch lectures please guide me to good maulana speeches.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Keep this enthusiasm for learning as it’s a good sign. Try ehawza.com as it has a good Hawza course. Also identify gaps in your knowledge and then find books on the subject
Question:Can I eat In N Out burgers? My shia friends eat it and when asked they say that Allah says in Quran that you can eat from the people of the book and this is a wholesome christian establishment. Therefore it’s halal.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: According to Shia Islamic law you can only eat meat that which has been slaughtered according to Islamic guidelines. Just saying name of Allah on it does not make it halal at all, and consuming it would then be haram
Question:I work as a kitchen hand in a restaurant that serves bacon. Is it Haram to work here?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Serving pork products is not permissible
Question:Why muslims do not compromise how the great prophet has been murdered and why they do not have that courage to say it?

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: There are different opinions amongst the scholars on this matter. At the same time there are scholars who believe such a discussion brings about Muslim disunity hence they avoid it
Allah knows best
Question:1) If i am filling a bucket from a tap which is connect to a tank of 1200 liters, can i consider that bucket water as qur water and all the laws of qur water applies on that as well.
2) If I came to know that I was in state of janabat after one day, do I need to repray all my namaz or its ok?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: The water in the bucket would not be kur just because of where you got it from, but rather the size of the bucket is the determining factor
Second, yes if you discover on second day and u know for sure it was from day before then you would need to repeat the prayers
Question:To whom we say السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ in prayer.

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: It is a salaam to all angels, Prophets, believers etc as the previous statements point to
Question:Is it haram to cheat and if so what is the punishment?
If there was a condition in the Muttah contract that the male cannot take another partner and he breaks the contract and does, what’s the ruling/punishment?
As well if he forced the girl to change her mahr and kept prolonging giving her it?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes cheating is not permissible and it’s a sin.
If the contract is broken then the wife has the right to annul the contact. Forcing change of mehr is not permissible
Question:I wanted to know a book which could be easily available which has all issues of number two just like what was done in Sulah hudaybiah and raziyat yaum al Khamis. I need to know where I can find all atrocities done by him and others claiming near and dear ones

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: See this book
https://www.al-islam.org/restatement-history-islam-and-muslims-sayyid-ali-asghar-razwy
Question:Is there any issue with getting a haircut or cutting your nails on certain days like Tuesday?
I’ve often heard people in my community say that an Imam from the Ahlulbayt (as) forbade people from cutting hair and nails on Tuesday but without any proof. This has often led to arguments within our family aswell. Would be very grateful if you could please clear away any doubts.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: No there is no prohibition at all during days and times of the week (except in hajj).
Yes there are times when it is makrooh (discouraged) but not haram.
Question:If Prophet Muhammad (saws) was already present when Adam (as) was created, why did he (saws) come in the last? What message was it that he (saws) had to deliver that he (saws) waited for thousands of years and thousands of messengers from Allah to pass by?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: His light was created first, not his physical body.
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