Maulana Syed Ameer Ali Rizvi
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Name: Maulana Syed Ameer Ali Rizvi
Age: NIL
Location: Lucknow, India
Expertize: Islamic Philosophy, Mysticism and Theology
Question:I want to go to Qum for islamic studies and this year my graduation in bachelor of commerce will be completed and i am also pursuing a higher chartered secretary course here in India. Some of my family members and friends are opposing my decision of studying in Qum and they are saying that I am shutting the door of success and money. They are saying that you have studied from a good school, graduating from university, pursuing higher degree course. If you leave like this your parents' money will be wasted, which they bear from starting just to let study in a good college and school. Please advice me what to do. Should I go to Qum or should I live here.

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: This is a good aim to go in Hawza for Islamic Studies but a person should check all his/her life's aspects to decide that is it better to go to Hawza for him/her or not? first of all, he should consult good persons and his well wishers in this regard because this path (going to hawza for Islamic studies) is really very hard and needs a lot of patience and a person has to give up many materialistic benefits to achieve this sacred goal.
Therefore a person should try to act as per his good knowledge first and try to be a good follower of Ahlulbayt (a.s.) rather than going to Hawza directly. and If he feels that there is a need of him/her for Islam to gain Islamic studies and spread it through out the community and he can bear all the difficulties in this way then he should decide to go otherwise he/she should try to seek Islamic knowledge through different sources as per need and try to act accordingly and spread it among people. There are a lot of sources to gain Islamic knowledge because now we have internet access. There are a few online courses for Islamic studies. Al-mustafa international University (Qom,Iran) also offers online course via its open (Virtual) University.
Question:Do I need a wudhu for each salah?

Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: No, there is no need of wudhu for each salah if your wudhu is valid so you can offer all your prayers even in a single wudhu if you are able to maintain your wudhu valid from Fajr up to maghrib and Isha Prayer but normally it's very difficult.
Question:Kia hum roze mey blood test kara sakte hai?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Ji haan kara sakte hain
Question:Why do we keep mohr while prostrating. Wont it be considered as shirk since we are prasing God and keeping karbala's sand.
Is there any hadees which support this And how people used to pray before the waqeah of Karbala.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: First of all, we should know the meaning and definition of shirk and then check that is it applied on prostration on karbala's sand. No shia worships the sand of karbala or the holy shrine of Imam Husain a.s. as it has proclaimed by the enemies. That is a white lie. Actually prostration on the sand of karbala is totally different to worship the sand or the holy Shrine of Karbala. Reverence is a different thing from worship, that is obvious for every one who has a common sense. In fact According to the Shi'ah Ja'fari fiqh - which is one of the five main schools of law in Islam - prostration must be performed on pure earth or what grows on it, provided that it is not eaten or worn. This includes dust, stone, sand and grass, provided that it is not a mineral. Prostration on paper is permitted, because it is made of a material which grows on earth, but not cloth or carpets.
The legal scholars of all the Sunni schools of law concur regarding the validity of prostration on earth and that which grows on it.
• Narrated Abu Sa'id al-Khudri: I saw Allah's Apostle prostrating in mud and water and saw the mark of mud on his forehead.

[Al-Bukhari, Sahih (English translation), vol. 1, book 12, no. 798; vol. 3, book 33, no. 244]

The Prophet (s) also used to have a Khumra on which he would put his forehead for prostration.

• Narrated Maymuna: Allah's Apostle used to pray on a Khumra.

[Al-Bukhari, Sahih (English translation), vol. 1, book 8, no. 378]
• According to al-Shawkani, a famous Sunni scholar, more than ten Companions of the Prophet (s) have narrated traditions mentioning his prostration on a Khumrah. And he lists all the Sunni sources recording these traditions which include Sahih Muslim, Sahih al-Tirmidhi, Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan al-Nasa'i and many others.

[Al-Shawkani, Nayl al-Awtar , Chapter of Prostration on the Khumrah, vol. 2, p. 128]

So what is a khumrah?
• a small mat sufficient just for the face and the hands while prostrating during prayers.

[Al-Bukhari, Sahih (English translation), vol. 1, book 8, no. 376 (as explained by the translator in paranthesis)]

Now the question is that why shia keep mohr made from the sand of karbala?

The Shi'ah prefer to prostrate on the earth of Karbala because of the importance given to it by the Prophet (s) and the Imams from his Family (Ahl al-Bayt). After the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (a), his son Imam Zayn al-'Abidin (a) picked some up, declared it to be sacred dust, and kept it in a bag. The Imams (a) used to perform prostrations on it and make a tasbih out of it, and recited Allah's praises on it.
[Ibn Shahr Ashub, al-Manaqib, vol. 2, p. 251]

They also encouraged the Shi'ah to perform prostrations on them, with the understanding that it was not compulsory, but with a view to achieving greater recompense. The Imams (a) insisted that prostration before Allah must be on clean earth only and that it was preferable if it was performed on that earth of Karbala.

[al-Tusi, Misbah al-Mutahajjad, p. 511]
[al-Saduq, Man la yahduruhu'l faqih, vol. 1, p. 174]
Question:What is the ruling for Salat Jamat for women . I know that it has many benefits and has more sawab for men but is it the same for women also? Because I have heard that for women it is mustahab to pray at home


Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Basically there are three kinds of Islamic traditions (Riwayat) about the topic.
First: The Mosque of a woman is her home and it is better to stay at home for herself and offer Namaz and if she does so, she will be rewarded just like the men offering their Namaz in Mosque with jama'at.
Second: It is allowed or better to go to mosque for women.
Third: Motivation and recommendation for going to mosque for men and women both.

Due to the variety of traditions, the fatwas of Maraje also differ in this regard so in summary we can say that it is better to go to mosque for a woman but with a few conditions:
1. She shouldn't go alone, she should go with other ladies or her Maharim
2. She should wear complete Islamic Hijab.
3. She shouldn't stay between home and mosque
4. She shouldn't use make up and perfume
5. It shouldn't be any mix gathering in the mosque
6. She shouldn't talk with a high tone and volume and should avoid useless conversation in the mosque.

These conditions have been put just because Islam wants to ensure the protection of Hijab and Chastity of women.
Question:Can people who gave ghusl e mayyit to a body by hand give kafan to the same body without taking ghusl masse mayyit? Years back our Islamic reacer had taught us that first ghusl e masse mayyat has to be done. Thats why sometimes the ghusl team would go for ghusl while the other team would do kafan.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Yes they can because their hands become tahir (externally tahir) just after completion of third ghusl of mayyit. So giving the kafan to the same dead body has no problem.

Ruling 211. The plank or stone on which a corpse is given ghusl, and the cloth with which the private parts of a corpse are covered, and the hands of the person who gives ghusl – all of these things that are washed with the corpse become pure once the ghusl is complete.

https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2146/

In fact there are two types of najasah, one is external and the other is internal which is called in Islamic Term (Najasat-e-Zahiri and Najasat-e-batini) so when a person touches a dead body with his hands after being cold, his hands become externally najis as dead body is one of the najasaat but a ghusl also becomes obligatory on him due to internal najasah which is called "ghusl e mass e mayyit" just like that if ghusl e janabat is wajib upon someone he is internally impure so he can't offer namaz etc. But his hands and body are tahir except in the case that his body or hands became najis by another najasah like blood etc.
Therefore if the same team is doing kafan who have done ghusl e mayyit, before taking ghusle masse mayyit, I don't see any problem in that according to Islamic rulings. If we say that it's better to have two teams one for ghusl and other for kafan, this recommendation should also be proved by Islamic laws and authorities.
Question:Aqiqa ka ghosh kon kon kha sakta hai agar sayed or ghair sayed ki baat hai to


Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: Sabhi kha sakte hain sewaye ye ki bachche ke waledain, bhai, bahen ya wo log jinka kharch us bachche ka aqeeqe karne wala (for exapmle baap) uthata ho (for example bachche ke dada dadi etc.). Unke liye is aqeeqe ka gosht khana makrooh hai. Maa ke liye shadeed karahat batayi gayi hai (shadeed karahat ka matlab hai is kaam ko na karne me sawab hai jiski bahut takeed ki gayi hai). Baqi momeneen me se koi bhi kha sakta hai. Yahan par sayyad aur ghair sayyad wala masla lagu nahi hoga wo sirf wajib zakat aur sadqe me lagu hota hai, mustahab ya sunnat me nahi.
Question:Meri Govt job lagi hai. Mai Govt Office ke GST Bhawan me baithta hu. Wahan Govt ke kai department hai. Mera department excise department me hai and excise department me *Sharab* ka Calculation, Income ye sab kaam rahta hai halaki GST Bhawan me aur kai department hai is Bhawan me sharab nahi aati hai aur mai bas Govt ka kaam karta hu Sir ka Latter banana ho aur Internet me kaam. "To kya Ye Kaam mai kar sakta hu"

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Ji kar sakte hain
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