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:What is there makrooh about feeding wild/stray animals? is it a type of israf?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It’s not even Israf and Makrooh but one of the good and appreciated work to feed birds and animal and give them water.
Question:Could Nikah or Muta ever be not mustahab, or even makruh or haram like in the case of one not earning enough income? Or worse if one has history of brain/psych/or/spiritual diseases?

Also, is it lack of eeman that makes it seem like a hurdle or common sense to just have steady cash first? Also/then, and what would be the better first step if is indeed determined still mustahab even in straighened circumstances (i.e. seek earnings firstly, independent housing first, or just socialize to pursue marriage firstlly)

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes although Nikah is one of the most recommended act in Islam and best Sunnah of Holy Prophet (saww) but same time if anyone has such aforementioned diseases or disorder then even if he/she has done Nikah after that his/her spouse has complete right to separate without divorce and Nikah will be nullified automatically.
But as for as having job or life necessities concern here Islam says : in chapter Noor Ayah 32


وَأَنكِحُوا الْأَيَامَىٰ مِنكُمْ وَالصَّالِحِينَ مِنْ عِبَادِكُمْ وَإِمَائِكُمْ إِن يَكُونُوا فُقَرَاءَ يُغْنِهِمُ اللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ

And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves; if they are needy, Allah will make them free from want out of His grace; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.(An Noor:32)

Here we should give priority to save our modesty over our economic condition also in many affairs of our life, we have no role. Many times we plan nicely and try our level best but do not achieve the goal according to our plan. Therefore many affairs we should hand over to Allah and we should try only. As Quran says in Surah Najm

وَأَن لَّيْسَ لِلْإِنسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَىٰ

And that man shall have nothing but what he strives for- (53:39)

We have hundred and thousand examples from pre Islamic era till now where at the time of marriage many men have nothing but relying on Allah they saved their modesty and spirituality then Allah blessed them lots example of Prophet Yūsuf (a.s) from slavery and prison at last he became the King of Egypt. Imam Ali (a.s) at the moment of his marriage had just one piece of Armor and he sold that but didn’t extend his marriage. So we should not worry about that but yes even if anyone has no such disease that can not going to affect his marital life he has right to get marry but ofcourse for mad or any mental disorder person it not good if they can’t run their life smoothly.
Question:Can I work in a supermarket if I process haram items such as alcohol, lottery tickets at the till during this time as supermarket need staff?

Ayatollah:Sadiq Shirazi

Answer: It is not permissible to do anything in connection with alcoholic beverages.
Question:Can husband and wife and father and daughter read namaz together at home?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes but make sure woman can’t stand in front of men nor parallel to men but if have much distance then they can stand parallel. Therefore if you are infront, your male children can stand either parallel to you or behind you and then behind them your daughters and wife.
Question:Wanted to ask if it is permissible to pay insurance monthly even though this includes interest

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes you can do that.
Question:Is it possible to buy a car on finance too, which would also include interest?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes if you need it you can
Question:I wanted to know about hadiths and the sources of the merits and benefits of Ayat al Kursi

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: The benefits of Ayat Al-Kursi are:
1. Holy prophet (SAWW) said: whoever recites the first 4 ayats of Surae Baqarah, then Ayatul Kursi and then the last 3 ayats of Surah e Baqarah, will not be inflicted with any kind of difficulty in his wealth or himself, Satan will not come near him and he will not forget the Qur’an.
2. Holy Prophet (SAWW) said: Qur’an is a great word, and Surae Baqarah is the leader of the Qur’an and Ayatul Kursi is the leader of Surae Baqarah. In Ayatul Kursi there are 50 words and for each word there are 50 blessings and good in it.
3. One who recites Ayatul Kursi every morning will be in the protection, safety of Allah until the night.
4. If one ties this to ones wealth or children, they will be safe from Satan
5. Our Holy Prophet (SAWW) has said: These things increase ones memory: sweets, meat of an animal near the neck, Adas (Lentils), cold bread and recitation of Ayatul Kursi.
6. For those of our dear ones who have passed away, recitation of Ayatul Kursi and giving it as Hadiya to them, gives them light (noor) in the grave.
7. Frequent recitation makes ones own death easy.
8. When leaving home, if one recites it once, the Almighty has one group of Angels to come and protect you. If recited twice, 2 groups of Angels are assigned to do this. If recited 3 times Allah tells the Angels not to worry as the Almighty himself takes care of him.
9. The Holy Prophet has said: If one recites Ayatul Kursi before going to sleep, Allah will send an Angel to come and look after you and protect
10. When one is alone in the house, recitation of Ayatul Kursi and asking Allah for help will make you remain calm and you will not fear.
11. The Holy Prophet has said: When leaving home,if one recites Ayatul Kursi, then Allah will send 70,000 Angels to do Istighfaar for him until he returns home, and upon his return Poverty will be removed from him.
12. If one recites this after performing Wudhoo, the 5th Imam Hadhrat Imam Muhammad Baqir (AS) has said: Allah will give him a reward of 40 years of Ibadaat, his position will be raised in the Heavens 40 times (levels) and will marry him to 40 Horains.
13. One who recites it after every prayer, their salaat will be accepted, they will remain in the safety of the Almighty and He will protect them.
14. Allah told Prophet Musa (AS): If one recites it after every salaat, the Almighty will make his heart a thankful one (Shakireen), will give him a reward of the prophets, and his deeds will be like those of the truthful (Siddiqeen).
15. To increase light or vision (noor) in the eyes, recite Surae Alhamd once, then Ayatul Kursi and then once the following dua:- “U-eedhu nora basaree binuril lahi alladhi la yutfaa”, “I seek refuge for the light of my eyes by the light of Allah(SWT), which does not become extinguished”.
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 tho in this case both in this case are attracted to each other such as become roommates, have dinner, spend the day together etc

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 did ghusl e janabat this evening but now I found some dry white stuff in the hair around my private parts. Before doing ghusl, I don't know if it was there on not. Is my ghusl valid?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: If some fluid is discharged by a man who is not sick and that fluid has one of the three characteristics mentioned in the previous ruling, but the man does not know whether or not it had any of the other characteristics, [he will not be junub and] in the event that he had wuḍūʾ before the discharge of the fluid, that wuḍūʾ remains valid. And if he did not have wuḍūʾ, he only needs to perform wuḍūʾ [when required], and performing ghusl is not obligatory on him.

Ruling 347. It is recommended that one urinates after ejaculation; if he does not urinate, and after performing ghusl some fluid comes out about which he does not know whether it is semen or some other fluid, it is ruled as being semen.
Question:While chatting with my fiance sometimes it turns sexual and later I realise that some transparent liquid has come out.
Does ghusl janabat become wajib? (Humara Sega e Mu'ta hua hai)

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Jab mard apni wife ke sath foreplay karta hai ya due to any other reason agar exited hota hai aur aisi soorat main to liquid nikalta hai agar woh transparent hai aur usmain uemen ki smell nahin aati hai to woh semen nahin hai aur uske nikalne se ghusl ki zaroorat nahin hai na hi wudhu ke zaroorat hai.
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