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:All the scholars mentioned that the revenge of Karbala would taken by Imam Mahdi as.
My question is: If the revenge is taken in this world then will there be any punishment for them on the day of judgement?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes we believe that in Raj’at all the oppressors and tyrant people will be resurrected and those innocent people who has been oppressed by them will also be resurrected and will take revenge. Then of course those they had done wrong with the holy house holds of Prophet (saww) will also become alive and revenged in this Duniya and finally will be punished in Hereafter too. Except Allah (swt) no one can evaluate the life value of Aimmah(a.s) and Prophet (a.s) oppressed by a tyrant and so we can’t judge if they have been revenged then that would be enough for them.
Question:Kya koi aisa fatwa hai ki jiske uper koi loan baqi hai uske uper khums wajib nahi hai? Main har saal kuchh na kuchh khums nikal raha tha aur mere uper loan bhe baqi hai. Car kharidne ke liye liya tha. To kya me is saal khums na dun?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Agar kisi ne loan liya hai aur uske loan ki raqam uski yearly net saving se ziyada hai to us per Khums nahin hai. Magar ismain uski degar property bhi shamil ki jayegi jo uske akhtiyar main hai agar che woh cash ki shakl main hi kion na ho.
Misal ke taur per maine Bank se 3 lakh loan liya aur meri yearly saving 50,000 hai jo ke loan ki raqam se kam hai magar mere pass ek zamin hai( ismain aapki zaroorat ki cheez exempt hogi aapka ghar aur us ghar main zaroorat ka saman) aur woh zamin hamari saving hai (agar che cash ki shakl main Nahin hai) lehaza agar us zamin ki qimat aapke loan ki raqam (3 lakh) se ziyada hai to ab mujhe jo mere pass 50, 000 ki saving thi usmain se qist ki raqam (jitna bhi Bank ne fixed kiya) baqi bachi raqam per Khums dena hoga.
Ab agar main woh zamin sell kar doon aur woh paisa kharj kar daloo aur fir next year mere pass aisi koi property extra na ho jiski qimat hamare 300,000 loan ke barabar ho to ab jo bhi saving hogi agar woh saving 3 lakh se kam hi rahti hai to khums nahin dena hoga.
Question:Her father is sunni and he does not believe in Mutta (Temporary Marriage) but women is a believer of Ahlulbait and she has converted in Shia’ism and she is in taqleed of Ayatollah Sistani.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: A woman can’t do neither Mu’ta( temporary marriage) nor Nikah (permanent) marriage without her Fathers (wali) permission if she is a virgin girl. Doesn’t matter she is Shia or Sunni.
Question:What is the condition of Loving Ahlulbait?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Any love with anybody requires our understanding and cognisant towards that thing or person. Our love will be more and more if we would know more. Example parents they love their children and children they love their parents reason despite their blood relation as parents they see their own image in their children and vice versa but another thing also evolve that is their understanding and knowledge with each other. Otherwise if someone else took responsibility of taking care and raising of a new born baby, we see after few years that child love that couple as if they are his/ her own parents.
Now if we want love any of Prophet or Aimmah ( Ahlul bait) or even Awliya Allah ( devotees of Allah) we must known about them and we must have knowledge and Marifat (cognisant) of them. Without knowing them we will not be able to love them and when we love them we would try to follow them ( and this is the actual and ultimate goal of our life) because with Knowing Prophets and Aimmah ( Ahlulbait) we would not be able to have true Cognisant of Allah (swt). Allah(swt) has no physical body, He can’t ascend down to the materialistic life to show His Holy attributes for example if I want to be a noble and kind person how do we know what exactly nobility and kindness is( May be one can say it’s a very Human nature ok I can accept while there is discussion in this concern but any how it’s ok ) but what about helping others by wealth by time by our knowledge, how we can get our role model or in Ebadat of Allah and finding the straight path ( Sirat al Mustaqim) who can guide us. In Islamic History none other than Alhlul bait after Holy Prophet is 100% pure and perfect human being and free from sins. Even very close companions of Holy Prophet, if we read their past history, either they were idolators or drinking wine or commiting other sins. When they became Muslim Allah forgave them but if you want find then 100% perfect role model for a Muslim, you can’t you still see a gap but about Alhlul Bait (a.s) no one can say a single word regarding their Faith their character or behavior or Piety ect. Therefore Alhlul bait ( a.s) after Holy Prophet (saww) are our appropriate and true role model who can fill all the gaps in our life which none other than them can do.
Question:I have read that the timings for intercourse should not be between sunset and till the redness of sky disappears. In the event of a child being born out of this act, how bad can it be? What will the effect be on the child, who was born as a result of the timings?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: All these recommendations and instructions are just as a precautionary recommendations such as to avoid any mismanagement in your ebadat specially the wajib one like Salatul Maghrib. Also as it’s very clear this particular time ( close to sun set or sun rise) is very short and as for as privacy concern always there is a chances that there an obstacle can come so if a person is at his/her home then this can be possible any time but if a person is out of such environment and let’s say he/she is on trip and in hotel then they have to pay respect to their Salat timing. Therefore it’s not Haram at all and not even sin, it’s a extra ordinary precaution take by Islamic Shariya that also shows how accurate our religion is and how respectful towards our Modesty and Spirituality too. The only thing is give sadaqah (Charity) for safety of the child and rely on Allah (swt). But always try to be together with you spouse at least one hour of your meal ( I mean food you have taken) and do Wudhu before being together, always say Bismillahirrahmanirrahim and seek protection with Allah from the cursed Shaitan.
Question:Can somone recite namaz or quran or do some other pious work for someone instead of paying the amount of Radd e Mazalim . The peraon does not know if he owes anyone but is doing it as safety precaution. Also if he has money but does not prefer to give that money abd instead do some pious work .

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes it is allowed hire some for performing Marhumins qaza salat and Roza and Hajj but all these ebadat cannot be done for those who are alive. Also if you don’t want give money someone in order to avoid making him/her lazy, you can ask them to recite Quran but for your Marhumins or you help him/ as Qarzul Hasanah and tell them whenever would have money give it back to me just to make him understand that he is not free to take that money and spend it. While you have intention not take it back.
Question:I understand the position of Islam on having multiple wives - how they must be treated with utmost justice, and that normal people (if not most people) can not maintain two wives rightfully.

However, i just want some more knowledge and information on maintaining two wives. Like, the details on having two or more wives. What relationship is the between them? Can they live in the same house? Can they share the same bed? Are our children mahram to each other or to the sons of one wife to the other wives? Can you please send me some resources on this as I cant find anything .

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It’s very clear if two wives are ready to live inside one house, ofcourse they can but a man can’t sleep with his two wives on the same bed. I mean he can’t have relation with one wife while another is also there. It’s Haram.
As for as children from two different wives are concerned, they are all bothers and sister so they are mahram for each other and their mothers are also mahram for each other as they are mothers( one is real the other one is step mother). In Islam a step mother is mahram for her step sons too.
Question:In the stance that someone is gay (boy/boy) or (girl/girl)
1. Is it haram for them to have physical contact with someone they are attracted to? Like if a guy hugs a guy he’s attracted to (in a friend way) but the one that’s attracted thinks more than that. Does it make it haram on the guy that’s attracted
2. Is it haram for them to do things friends would do even though in this case both are attracted to each other such as become roommates, have dinner, spend the day together etc

I want it backed up with hadith or fatwas.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: 1. Touching or looking at anyone or anything in lustful manner is Haram.
2. From Islamic perspective, homosexuality is Haram and one of the greater sins, hence any advancement which leads towards it is rendered unlawful. Other than that, the permissible acts such as eating, walking, talking etc. remain permissible for all.

‎وَاللَّذَانِ يَأْتِيَانِهَا مِنكُمْ فَآذُوهُمَا فَإِن تَابَا وَأَصْلَحَا فَأَعْرِضُوا عَنْهُمَا إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ تَوَّابًا رَّحِيمًا

And as for the two who are guilty of indecency from among you, give them both a punishment; then if they repent and amend, turn aside from them; surely Allah is Oft-returning (to mercy), the Merciful.(4:16)

‎وَلُوطًا إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِۦٓ أَتَأْتُونَ ٱلْفَٰحِشَةَ مَا سَبَقَكُم بِهَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ مِّنَ ٱلْعَٰلَمِينَ

We also (sent) Lut: He said to his people: "Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women : ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds. And his people gave no answer but this: they said, "Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!" But we saved him and his family, except his wife: she was of those who legged behind. And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): Then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime! (7:80)
Also you may refer below verses:
(26:165), (27:54) and (29:28)

Hadith:

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet cursed effeminate men; those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners of women) and those women who assume the manners of men, and he said, "Turn them out of your houses." The Prophet turned out such-and-such man, and 'Umar turned out such-and-such woman.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A man should not look at the private parts of another man, and a woman should not look at the private parts of another woman. A man should not lie with another man without wearing lower garment under one cover; and a woman should not be lie with another woman without wearing lower garment under one cover.

"The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 'There is nothing I fear for my ummah more than the deed of the people of Loot.'"
Question:I put some money in mutual funds more than 10 years ago and I have recently redeemed it. Please let me know if there is khums on this or not.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes there is Khums in it as it was you saving.
Question:Mere walid ne 20 saal pahle ek zameen kharidi thi meri walida ke naam se halaki vo khums ada kartey they par ye yaad nahi ki voo zameen khums ada raqam se kharidi thi ya nahi. Baad me meri walida ka inteqaal ho gaya aur uss zamin pe mere walid ne apni job se retirement ke baad ek ghar banva diya taki ussey jo rent unhe mile ussey unka kharcha chalta rahe. Is ghar ko bananey mein unhone apne retirement ka jo funds unhe mila tha uska istemaal kiya jiska unhone khums ada nahi kiya tha. Abb mere walid ne ye ghar mujhe de diya hai. Mere pass apna khud ka maakan hai par uss par bank ka loan hai too main apne walid ke diye huve ghar ho sale karke apne zaati makaan ka loan pay karna chahta hun. Mujhe ye maloom karna hai ismey meri khums ki kya zimmedari hai.


Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If a person inherits some property and knows that the person from whom he inherited it did not pay khums on it, he must pay khums on it. Similarly, if the property itself is not liable for khums but the heir knows that the person from whom he inherited it owed some khums, he must pay khums on it from the deceased’s estate. However, in both cases, if the person from whom he inherited it did not believe in paying khums or never paid it, then it is not necessary for the heir to pay the khums owed by the deceased.
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