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:Mene kuch din pehle ek news padhi aur video bhi dekha tha ki overseas mai ek sheher hai jahan ke logone 100 dolphins qatl kar diya sirf religion ke naam par aur phir mujhe laga ki hum bhi toh yahi karte hain. Goats ko kaat dete hain woh bhi masoom hi hai, bezubaan kuch jaanwaron ka thik hai magar yeh toh bohat saare hote hain na. Aap isse mujhe samjhaiye aur bataiye ki bakra-eid mai zibha karna wajib h ya mai woh paisa donate kar sakta hu?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: In Islam there are are only few animals who’s meat is halal. And if you see these all animals are grass eaters it means they are directly related to the nature but those group of animals who eat other animals are not in the list of halal animals. It shows that Islam wants to maintain the gap ie no doubt for us human eating vegetables is more suitable and beneficial than meat but even if it has allowed to eat meat only those animals and birds are allowed they consume direct from the nature.
Now if we talk about why we eat meat and why do we slaughter innocent animals, long story short, Allah is our creator and He knows better that why he has created all these animals and what is their exact use. But as today’s biology says about the food chain it means their one of the important use is that they has to consumed by another group of the food chain.
What you said about Dolphins, Islam doesn’t allow to eat those animals either if their generation goes very slow or if they are beasts or their meat is not suitable for human body.
About Qurbani if you are still in this 21 century their are millions of people who do not have food to eat so if we use Qurbani animals in a proper way we can feed millions. Also giving Qurbani brings many blessings that you can find in many traditions of Holy Prophet (s) and Aimmah (a.s).
But Qurbani is only wajib for those who is performing wajib Hajj, other than that it’s Mustahab. But if you want to give money instead doing Qurbani you will get sawab but not equal to the Qurbani. You can feed poor with the same meat.
And don’t think slaughtering halal animal is not good. It’s just rumour otherwise those who say this they kill thousands innocent human daily (specially western regime and people) and consume mostly meat as their food but they only raise their voice for dogs and pets.
In Hindu religion it was not always that they were not eating meat no they were and even today 60% of them they eat meat.
But Islam says don’t kill an ant without reason but as for as food concern yes Allah has created these few halal animals to be consumed by Human.
Question:Woh 18 bhai kon the jo Bibi Fatima Zahra ke sath nikle the madine se?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Woh Bibi Zainab (s.a) thin na ke Bibi Fatima Zahra (a.s) aur woh 18 bhai nahin balke 18 banu Hashim ke jawan they
Question:Mere payr me phoda hai aur uss par patti bandhi hai. Jab usse saaf karna hota hai to me khoon daba kar nikal deta hu aur kise kapde se poch leta hu.

To kya usse kapde se pochne par wo pak ho jeyega ya pani se pak karna zaruri hoga

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Agar paani ka koi nuqsan nahin hai to theek hai warna paani se saf karne ki zaroorat nahin hai. Jo hissa zakhmi hai use patti se bandh kar baqi ke ass pass ke hisse ko dhul lijia bas kafi hai.
Question:Maulana, I am having a discussion with some of my cousins regarding Quran and Shia creed. They are all Sunnis (Salafi). Their question is most of the sunni muslims follow the recitation of hafs narrated by Asim. The chain of narrators of the Quran are authenticated in Sunni books. But they could not found any proper authentication of these narrators in shia sources. Some sources, for example- in Mu'jam Rijal al-Hadith, Rijal al-Kashshi, Ayan al-Shia they are mentioned but not praised as truthful, trustworthy or good memory. As far as I know Hafs learned the quran recitation from Asim and Asim learned from Abdur Rahman al-Sulami who learned from Imam Ali (as) and they were all Shia narrators. But they are refuting the claim and saying that Shias have taken quran from Sunnis. My questions-

1. We all know the Quran that is in our hand is in perfect form which was revealed to the Prophet (sa). But what is the proof that it is in perfect form? How do Shias authenticate this?

2. Is there any different chain of narration of the Quran for Shias different than Sunnis?

3. Shias also follow the hafs qirat and this is the most pure qirat. But how do I prove to my brothers that the narrators were Shias? Is there any specific valid reference?

Ayatollah:Khamenei

Answer: This is a recent propaganda that Wahhabis are flagging against Shias. There is no Sunni chain of narration which lists all the transmitters followed by whole Qur’an as is now. If the say they have the chain of narration of Qur’an that should look like Bukhari and Muslim’s Ahadith which follow the actual words of Hadith at the end.
If they have any Riwayat of that kind ask them to produce.
In fact I asked that Salafi to forward me any Sunni chain of narration for Qur’an itself (not the Qirat) and he was dumbfounded.
Qur’an’s authenticity is beyond these nonsense arguments.
Chain of narration Is required for the traditions not for Koran. Quran is Mutawwatir, and Mutawaatir doesn’t require any specific kind of narration.
Furthermore we have our holy imams ,the successors of prophet Muhammad (saww)who continued to exist all the way from the demise of the messenger of Allah in 11 AH all the way till 260 AH, who always recited this Koran referred to this Koran and asked all the people to read write memorize the Quran as is now. This is the greatest authenticity and validity of the Quran for both Sunni and Shia Muslims.
Question:I want to know that is it allowed for a bride and groom to meet and understand each other before getting married (without nikaah), without any bad intentions, just to know each other before getting married

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes they can talk face to face if they have intended to get married but as you said with in the Islamic rulings I mean they can’t flirt and they have to treat each other as a non mahram
Question:Which Ayats were revealed for the Ahlulbayt (s)? And when?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: ‎إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنكُمُ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا
Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O people of the House! and to purify you a (thorough) purifying.(33:33)

فَمَنْ حَاجَّكَ فِيهِ مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ فَقُلْ تَعَالَوْا نَدْعُ أَبْنَاءَنَا وَأَبْنَاءَكُمْ وَنِسَاءَنَا وَنِسَاءَكُمْ وَأَنفُسَنَا وَأَنفُسَكُمْ ثُمَّ نَبْتَهِلْ فَنَجْعَل لَّعْنَتَ اللَّهِ عَلَى الْكَاذِبِينَ(ال عمران :۶۱)

‏But whoever disputes with you in this matter after what has come to you of knowledge, then say: Come let us call our sons and your sons and our women and your women and our near people and your near people, then let us be earnest in prayer, and pray for the curse of Allah on the liars.

‎إِنَّمَا وَلِيُّكُمُ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَهُمْ رَاكِعُونَ

Only Allah is your Vali and His Apostle and those who believe, those who keep up prayers and pay the poor-rate while they bow.(5:55)

‎وَيُطْعِمُونَ الطَّعَامَ عَلَىٰ حُبِّهِ مِسْكِينًا وَيَتِيمًا وَأَسِيرًا

And they give food out of love for Him to the poor and the orphan and the captive: ( Al Insan)

And many more Ayah in the holy Quran praising Ahlul bait (a.s)
Question:What is interest and why is it Haram?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: In business after selling a commodity if you earn (to receive as return for effort and especially for work done or services rendered) some more money is called profit and it is valid and allowed in Islam. But if someone has lent money to someone else with this condition that when ever he will return it he has to give him more than the capital money what he has received. Now this happens some times people fixed extra money payable monthly of six monthly or at the time of returning that money this we call profit (Reba) and it is not allowed and haram to take such money.
Question:Can one pray with ‘Henna on ones nail’? Is wudhu still valid?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes you can pray Namaz with Henna on your nails.
Question:Can a Seyeda marry a Non Seyed?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes of course you marry with non Syed.

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ

O you men! surely We have created you of a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other; surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the one among you most careful (of his duty); surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.(Hujraat:13)
Question:1) Is curse real?
2) what about lucks? Like bad-luck and good luck
3) Will intercession of Imams happen in Alameh Barzakh or in the day of judgement?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: 1) What meaning we meant by Curse is different what Islam says. Curse is Dua ( supplication) but for against the person and not in his/her favor. So curse means May Allah keep away him from His Mercy. Therefore if he deserves for this curse Allah will listen from those who is the oppressed one.

2) Yes there is Luck but again I want say not in that meaning which commonly people use in their talking. Allah has set for everybody 2 destinies one is final and without having any change. But the other one can be changed by everyone with his/ her own efforts and struggle. So if anyone does any positive thing he will be a fortunate person but those who are lazy will be unfortunate. Now you can say it good or bad luck but actually luck is not good or bad it’s our own actions and efforts and work is good or bad which make our destiny good or Bad.

3) 6th Imam hazar Imam Sadiq (a.s) has said Beware about you amal because our intercession would not be in Barzakh so yes there will not be shifa’at in Burzakh but yes it would be on the Day of Qiyamat with condition. Not for everyone who says I’m follower of Aimmah.
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