Maulana Syed Ali Zafar Zaidi
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Name: Maulana Syed Ali Zafar Zaidi
Age: NIL
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Expertize: Islamic Philosophy, Aqaid, Fiqh, Quranic Sciences, International politics
Question:I was again asked that; if Allah is every where then why only do prostration towards one direction i.e., Qaaba?

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: I would like to say only one reason why do we face Qibla( only one direction) during namaz.
One of the very important benefit of Salat amongst all spiritual and physical benefits is Namaz teaches us discipline and unity too. Now you imagine if all Muslims they offer their namaz in whatever direction they wish then how it will look. But when we have one direction then at least all Muslims from all around the world have same feelings and way as each and every Muslim has. Otherwise if it wasn’t there we would have different Namaz in different part of the world but since we have one direction Islam is one either it’s in America or in Asia or in Africa and Europe.
Question:If a woman, na mahram to me, suffers from sudden cardiac arrest, can I give CPR to her to save her life?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes you can do CPR as an emergency treatment to save her life.
Question:I am newly married and my husband and I take part in intimate activities almost every day and I know that Ghusl e janabat is wajib with washing hair and body. However due to my hair being long and very thick, I find it very difficult to wash it everyday as well as it being tied up under hijab all day and because of this I sometimes get into arguments with my husband to not be intimate as I am not able to wash my hair afterwards and do not want to have to miss prayers. Is there any way of avoiding washing my hair while doing Ghusl e janabat or is there a simplified method of doing Ghusl e janabat?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: This is the rulings of Ayatullah Sistani (May Allah protect him)

Ruling 378. In ghusl, short hair that is considered part of the body must be washed. It is not obligatory to wash long hair. In fact, if one makes water reach the skin in a way that the hair does not become wet, the ghusl is valid. However, if it is not possible for water to reach the skin without the hair becoming wet, then one must wash the hair in a way that water reaches the body.

Reference :
https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2168/
Question:What is the ruling of Shia (saadat) to marry a Bohri cast? Is it allowed? I could not find any ruling under Agha Sistani.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: As long as Marriage with Muslims concern there is no problem to marry either with a Sunni or Bohra or Zaidiya sects of Islam because they all are Muslims but the most important thing we should keep in our mind that marriage will not only join husband and wife but it connect two families and their culture too. Therefore if there is no issue of culture and your future children (because if the girl wants to remain in Bohra sect then it would most surely affect one’s children’s faith and ideology ) then you can do this.
Question:What is the last time till we can perform our fajr prayers before it becomes qaza. If sunrise time is 6:50 and we perform fajr namaz 6:30 is it valid?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Normally from namaz e fajr till sun rise there is 1h15 minutes so if you pray before 15 minutes then it’s ok.
Question:When making a mistake in a wajib prayer, and having to repeat it ( action may have invalidated prayer), does my niyyah have to be wajib qurbatan
Or just “Qurbatan IlAllah”?
(For the repeated prayer)

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: In all cases there is no need to repeat the namaz rather you can correct it. But if anyone wants to repeat his/her namaz once again then Niyyat will be wajib Qurbatan ilallah .
Also please check this link for the detailed rules regarding repeating or correction once salat.
http://www.islamic-laws.com/salatdoubts.htm
Question:My question is should we view the tragedy of Karbala moreso as a praise of the Ahlul Bayt or should we view it in terms of its broader messages (such as justice and imaan and oppression) without so much focus on the Ahlul Bayt? My understanding of Karbala was not with a focus on the ahlul bayt, but of the universal ideas of divine justice and truth. Also how much should we use the wasila of the Ahlul Bayt in dua?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: As far as the tragedy of Karbala is concerned, this is the fact that the sacrifices of Imam Husain (a.s) and his family member and his companions was beyond the the imagination and this proves that Imam Husain (a.s) was divine leader and Ahlulbayt of Hy Prophet (saww), so knowing about karbala not only strengthen ones faith in Ahlulbayt but it is also important to understand true successor of Holy Prophet (saww).
As you asked about Wasila, Quran says:


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَابْتَغُوا إِلَيْهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ وَجَاهِدُوا فِي سَبِيلِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to) Allah and seek means of nearness to Him and strive hard in His way that you may be successful.(5:35)
Therefore ofcourse we can make them Wasila in our Duas as they are closer to Allah(swt) other than any individual.
Question:Agar koi cloth p khoon laga ho or use wash kr liya jae but us blood ka colour nhi gya cloth se toh kya vo cloth paak hai?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Ji blood spot ki wash karne ke baad to stain bacha rahta hai woh Pak hai.
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