Sheikh Mohammed Mehdi
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Name: Sheikh Mohammed Mehdi
Age: NIL
Location: Sydney
Expertize: Beliefs (Aqeeda), Comparative religion and Qur’an.
Question:Is donating/selling blood for the purpose of money haram?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: It is permissible to donate blood
Question:I have a question about vows of yameen, if I did a yameen to not do something, and I put a condition that *i'm not allowed to feed 10 people but only to pay 50 million* to motivate myself but now I regret, can I just settle to the kafarah of feeding 10 people?


Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: Ruling 2687. If a person takes an oath to do something or to refrain from doing something – for example, he takes an oath to keep a fast or to stop smoking – then in the event that he intentionally (ʿamdan) does not fulfil his oath, he will have committed a sin and he must give recompense (kaffārah). That is, he must either free a slave, or feed ten poor people (fuqarāʾ), or clothe them. And if he cannot do any of these, he must fast for three consecutive days.
Question:Wanted to know how the usual diet/food Ahlulbayt (as) used to have in order to remain healthy?

The human body to function properly requires sufficient protien & other macronutrients along with micronutrients (calcium,vitamins,minerals) and so on..
As per our traditions, our Holy Imams(as) including Imam Ali (as) - was participated in numerous wars & battles - consumed very minimum food which seemingly weakens the body.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: The Imam (as) says health comes from little food, little water and little sleep.
As for what was consumed, barley bread seemed to be the staple food.
Question:Is it haram to get a septoplasty surgery for my nose because I have a deviated septum?


Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: No it is not haram.
Question:I have a question about the permissibility of my job. I work in local government primarily carrying out routine scientific testing on food and drink for both public and private clients. (e.g. supermarkets, small businesses, environmental health, trading standards). Occasionally I test things like cosmetics too.

However, I do not know the ruling on whether it is okay for me to test non-halal food and drink. e.g. pork meat, alcohol.

I should clarify, I do not pass or fail any food as to whether it is okay or not to sell. I just put routine results for tests like fat or protein into the system.

Please advise on the permissibility of my job. I have bought a home with this money, after paying obligatory khums and I am currently paying a mortgage. What are my next steps? If part of the income is halal and part isn't, how do I quantify? What do I do with any income that isn't?

I am looking for another job but until then, I need to pay my bills. Until find new employment, is it okay to continue to use this money for bills?And am I allowed to be picky while job hunting, i.e. choosing based on my career and qualifications and not wanting to take a large salary cut.


Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Are you certifying the haram meat? If you are saying that this is ok to eat, then that is technically certifying.

With the meat, it is problematic if your are certifying it for consumption. But with the alcoholic beverages it’s a completely forbidden.

You need to seek another job, unless there is nothing available except this job, if that is the case then you need to try and avoid it as best you can. If you can’t avoid the haram things then you need to find a new job as best you can as this is problematic. As for the money previously made you can accept as a procurement from a non believer.

You should endeavour to find another job, certifying alcoholic beverages is very problematic and can be considered forbidden if it is approving its consumption. The income received is only permissible in the case where the jurist considers it mixed income in which he allows you to keep it if your situation is dire and there is no other form of employment.
Question:I have a question is it allowed to talk to our living imam? Some shias see it as ghulat and not allowed to talk to imam mahdi because he can't hear you


Ayatollah:N/A

Answer: Most definitely he and all the other Imams can hear us, so yes you can talk to him.
Question:If you are converting to Islam for marriage. Is that acceptable?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: So you don’t really believe, you are doing it for her/his sake. No it’s not acceptable.
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