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Imam Ja’far ibne Muhammad as-Sadiq (peace be upon him) has said that: “Reciting the Qur’an from the pages of the Qur’an (meaning to look at it and recite it - not from memory) lightens the punishment of one’s mother and father, even if they are both disbelievers.” Usulul Kafi, Volume 2, Page 613
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Q: Is it permissible for women to take part in the processions where beating the chests and lashing with chains take place provided that they observe ḥijāb and wear special clothes?

Some women let their nails grow longer than necessary for beauty. Sometimes a nail breaks up, requiring a cover that must be placed over the broken nail. Knowing that such a cover prevents water from reaching the nail in wudhu and ghusl, is it permissible to use it? How should wudhu and ghusl be performed with that cover?

 


Is it necessary for a woman to compensate the prayers and fasts which she missed during menses?

 


A woman has regular monthly period and the menstrual discharge had ended and she became tahir in the seventh day. Her husband went to bed with her. Afterwards discharge reappeared and continued until the tenth day. Is she sinful? If so, is kaffarah due?

 


Is it permissible for the husband to go to bed with his wife after the expiration of her nifas (bleeding that occurs after childbirth, miscarriage, or abortion), which is ten days, and the continuation of discharge of an istihadha type, noting that bleeding continued for some eighteen days?

  

Some women take certain medication to delay their monthly period, especially during Ramadhan and hajj. However, in some cases intermittent blood appears during their period time. This blood does not have the same characteristics of haydh. It is noteworthy that if they abandon taking such medication, haydh will ensure some three days after its usual time; what is the ruling in this case?

 


Some women use certain pills to delay the onset of their monthly period so that they be able to perform their religious obligations, such as fasting and hajj rituals. These pills upset the equilibrium of hormones in the body, which in turn affect the period, rendering it irregular, so much so that the duration, when the woman is tahir, is some ten days or more or slightly less. It is worth noting that the type of blood, of menstruation during this time, is identical to that which the woman witnesses during her regular period. What is the ruling on this matter?


If in the first and last days of Haiz, a brown pink outcoming is observed (for one or 2 days) and this is regular in all Haiz times, should this outcoming be considered Haiz or it is Estehaza?


Some women let their nails grow longer than necessary for beauty. Sometimes a nail breaks up, requiring a cover that must be placed over the broken nail. Knowing that such a cover prevents water from reaching the nail in wudhu and ghusl, is it permissible to use it? How should wudhu and ghusl be performed with that cover?

  

Is it permissible for the people of Ahlul Kitãb and other non-Muslims to enter the mosques (masjid) and other Islamic places of worship [like husayniyya or imambargah which are not masjid]? And is it necessarily for us to enforce the hijãb on those [non-Muslim women] who do not observe hijãb and allow them to enter [the mosque or places of worship], if it is permissible?


Is it permissible for women to sing in the a wedding party in whatever tune, even if it is suitable for the gatherings of sinful people? Is it permissible for them to use musical instruments while singing that night? Is it permissible for them to sing, wearing henna [on the bride’s hand and feet], or on the eve of the seventh night [after the marriage]? Or is the permission restricted to the marriage eve?


Is it permissible for women to dance in front of other women or for men to dance in front of other men in a gender-wise segregated gathering with or without music?

 


What is the Islamic opinion to swimming in unisex environments such as the beach, swimming pools, and other areas?


Can we make a movie and photographs with namehrams without hijab and mixed gatherings?


Some women use certain pills to delay the onset of their monthly period so that they be able to perform their religious obligations, such as fasting and hajj rituals. These pills upset the equilibrium of hormones in the body, which in turn affect the period, rendering it irregular, so much so that the duration, when the woman is tahir, is some ten days or more or slightly less. It is worth noting that the type of blood, of menstruation during this time, is identical to that which the woman witnesses during her regular period. What is the ruling on this matter?

 


Some women take certain medication to delay their monthly period, especially during Ramadhan and hajj. However, in some cases intermittent blood appears during their period time. This blood does not have the same characteristics of haydh. It is noteworthy that if they abandon taking such medication, haydh will ensure some three days after its usual time; what is the ruling in this case?

 


A woman has regular monthly period and the menstrual discharge had ended and she became tahir in the seventh day. Her husband went to bed with her. Afterwards discharge reappeared and continued until the tenth day. Is she sinful? If so, is kaffarah due?


A lady who is 54 years old and non-Sayyid gets a month cycle like normal haiz. Can she follow the rules of haiz or istihaza?


Is it permissible for a Muslim man to go to a mixed swimming pool with the knowledge that the women there swimming suits form and would not listen to any admonishing?


Is looking at one's mother's face Ebadah (a kind of worhsip)?

 


Can I look at a girl whom I intend to marry in the future? I mean can I look at her body in order to see if she is suitable for me or not? There is a probabality that if I like her, I mighy marry her.


What is the best modest dress according to Islamic laws?


Is it haram for me to go to to a gym ( a training center for body builders) where women and men both can sign up for training there? It is nearly impoossible to find a gym that is only restricted for men, here in Scandinavia (Denmark). How should I act?


Is it permissible to attend a social gathering (non-Religious or non-Educative gatherings) in which women are in complete, proper Hijab?

 


Can a Muslim individual take part in lectures, Seminars, etc. in which women are in complete, proper Hijab?



Some women use certain pills to delay the onset of their monthly period so that they be able to perform their religious obligations, such as fasting and hajj rituals. These pills upset the equilibrium of hormones in the body, which in turn affect the period, rendering it irregular, so much so that the duration, when the woman is tahir, is some ten days or more or slightly less. It is worth noting that the type of blood, of menstruation during this time, is identical to that which the woman witnesses during her regular period. What is the ruling on this matter?

 


Some women take certain medication to delay their monthly period, especially during Ramadhan and hajj. However, in some cases intermittent blood appears during their period time. This blood does not have the same characteristics of haydh. It is noteworthy that if they abandon taking such medication, haydh will ensure some three days after its usual time; what is the ruling in this case?

  

Is it permissible for the husband to go to bed with his wife after the expiration of her nifas (bleeding that occurs after childbirth, miscarriage, or abortion), which is ten days, and the continuation of discharge of an istihadha type, noting that bleeding continued for some eighteen days?

 


A woman has regular monthly period and the menstrual discharge had ended and she became tahir in the seventh day. Her husband went to bed with her. Afterwards discharge reappeared and continued until the tenth day. Is she sinful? If so, is kaffarah due?

 


Is it necessary for a woman to compensate the prayers and fasts which she missed during menses?


What is the best modest dress according to Islamic laws?

 


Can I remove my Hijab in time of danger?

  

What are the minimum requirements of Hijab (Islamic modest dress) for a Muslim woman?

 


Are girls and women allowed to wear black coat and scarf all year round, even when it's not Muharram?


Can we make a movie and photographs with namehrams without hijab and mixed gatherings?

 


I am a married man and live in a joint family system; my father, mother, grand father, my younger brother and my uncle live in my house; how about my wife's hijab in such a situation?


Is it permissible for women to visit graveyards?


some schools in the West make it obligatory that their male and female students learn dancing. This dancing is neither accompanied by the common song, nor is it for entertainment; it is part of the educational curriculum. So, is it harãm for the parents to allow their sons and daughters to attend such classes?

 


Is it permissible for a wife to dance for her husband with music or without music?

 


Is it permissible for women to dance in front of other women or for men to dance in front of other men in a gender-wise segregated gathering with or without music?

 


Is it permissible to organize dance parties where each husband dances only with his own wife to the sound of soothing musical tunes, wearing dresses that are not indecent?

 


Is it permissible to learn dancing?

 


There are pills that women take to delay the onset of their monthly cycle in the days of the month of Ramadan and the days of hajj, but sometimes intermittent blood comes out during their cycle, but it does not have the characteristics of a cycle. What is the ruling, if, knowing that if she stops taking the medication, after 3 days, she will have menstrual blood, and with the medication no menstrual blood will come out except intermittently?

 


Some women wish to avoid pregnancy, but their husbands want (them to get pregnant). How do they prevent the onset of pregnancy? By using pills, injections or the cleansing of the vagina after intercourse?

 


Use of contraceptives is popular these days. If use of the pill and similar things causes harm or difficulty and the only remaining choice is (the insertion) of some devices ó by a male or a female doctor ó which requires exposing the local area, is it permissible for the woman, knowing that pregnancy would cause her harm or difficulty?

 


Is it permissible for a woman to use contraceptives in order to prevent conception?


Is there any restriction to wear pant having a long bottom, so that it come under our feet?



 


Are girls and women allowed to wear black coard and scarf all year round, even when it's not Muharram?

 


What is Grand Ayatollah Sistani's fatwa on the use of IUD and pills by a woman to prevent pregnancy?

 


Use of contraceptives is popular these days. If use of the pill and similar things causes harm or difficulty and the only remaining choice is (the insertion) of some devices ó by a male or a female doctor ó which requires exposing the local area, is it permissible for the woman, knowing that pregnancy would cause her harm or difficulty?

 


There are pills that women take to delay the onset of their monthly cycle in the days of the month of Ramadan and the days of hajj, but sometimes intermittent blood comes out during their cycle, but it does not have the characteristics of a cycle. What is the ruling, if, knowing that if she stops taking the medication, after 3 days, she will have menstrual blood, and with the medication no menstrual blood will come out except intermittently?

 


What is your ruling on pills that women take in order to delay the onset of their monthly menstrual cycle?

 


 

Is it permissible for the husband to force his wife not to get pregnant even though she wants to? He forces her to take pills, injections or use an IUD

 

 

 

Some women wish to avoid pregnancy, but their husbands want (them to get pregnant). Is it permissible to use pills or injections to prevent conception?


Following the death of a beloved, women wear black as a sign of grief and beat their faces, chests, etc. Is that permissible?


what are the duties of a divorced woman?


After getting married, a girl was with her husband but without penetration, i.e. the marriage has not been consummated and she is still virgin. In case of divorce, should she observe waiting period?


If a woman’s husband dies while she is pregnant, does her waiting period expire with delivery? Or should she observe the normal waiting period?


How long is a woman’s waiting period of the mut‘ah marriage and the permanent one?



A husband has divorced, and returned to, his wife twice and then divorced her for the 3rd time, should she observe waiting period then? Knowing that he did not practice coitus with her for the last 18 months and there were no physical contact between them during the same period.


How long is the waiting period of the woman got married in mut‘ah?


Is it permissible to get married to a man, who drinks alcohol and does not pray, hoping that Allah will guide him to the straight path later?


I am a 21 years old girl. Many devout men asked for my hand but I was refusing every time because I suffer from epilepsy and I am afraid that they would refuse if I tell them about my disorder. I am on treatment since more than two years ago and I have not got fit during this period. What can I do? May I tell them or not? Some people say that hiding my illness is fraudulence!


Am I allowed to marry a Muslim woman who insists on not observing ḥijāb and wearing short clothes in spite of the strong advice to stop that?


I want to marry a girl but my parents refused her — in spite that she is a Shī‘ī —and said 'if you marry her, go away, we do not want you to live with us any more'. What can I do in this regard?


If somebody marries a woman in mut‘ah for a month and after one month he contracts a mut‘ah with her sister for a certain period. Is he allowed, after the expiration of mut‘ah period with the 2nd sister, to marry — temporarily or permanently — the first sister?


If I doubt that the girl I want to marry may follow a religion that prevents me from marrying her, am I obliged to ask her about her religion?


Am I allowed to pass the night and stay in my fiancé’s house? Knowing that in our society after engagement, the fiancée can pass the night and stay in her fiancé’s house however long she likes because engagement is done by making a shar‘ī contract.


I am a teacher and an imam of congregational prayer in one of our local masjids. Sometime people ask me to make a marriage contract between Muslim men and Christian women and I do that according to shar'. Recently I had been invited to attend a marriage contract ceremony between a Muslim man and a religious Christian girl.
He wanted the contract to be recited in the masjid. The girl did not refuse that, but asked the man to go, after that, with her to make their marriage rites in a church according to Christians. The man refused that but she begged him to just attend there without doing any of their rites along with the attendance of their two families and a representative of the Muslims’ community (the imam).
Q1: Am I allowed after concluding the shar‘ī contract in our masjid to just attend the church as a representative of the Muslims community? Or can I deliver a speech there about harmony among different religions?
Q2: The young man is totally against going to the church without me. In general, are he and his family allowed to just attend the church without participating in their worshiping rites?


Is it permissible for a wife to use her husband’s money which is doubted to be ḥarām.


If a husband maintains his wife using ḥarām or mixed (both ḥarām and ḥalāl) money, what is the ruling in the following two cases:
a) If she knows that the maintenance is from ḥarām money, is she allowed to get Imam’s (aj.) share of khums to live in order to avoid using the ḥarām money? And if she is allowed, is the husband still responsible for maintaining her or not?
b) If she has her own money, should she use it for her living and avoid using her husband’s ḥarām money?


Is the husband obliged to pay for his wife’s laser hair removal? Or is this not included within the obligatory wife’s maintenance?


What is your opinion in marrying two wives who are both descendents of the Lady Fātimah al-Zahrā’ (a.) when the husband is a hāshimī himself?


Is there a determined amount for mahr in sharī‘ah? How much is the mustaḥabb amount in the contemporary time?


Can a man conclude a marriage contract for a year with a European girl after getting her agreement with the purpose of going to her country?


Is it possible to recite mut‘ah formula over the phone? And if they do so, can they talk on the phone regarding sexual matters?


Is it permissible that the mahr agreed upon in a temporary marriage be reciting some Qur’anic verses and giving the reward to the wife as a gift? Or it should be a material and tangible thing.
Q2: If not, then in case that a girl had conducted temporary marriage several times and in every time her mahr was just reciting certain chapter of the Qur’an and giving its reward to her as a gift, is her previous marriage contract ruled null? And is the sexual intercourse they did considered as fornication?


If in the mukallaf’s country/city the common view considers mut‘ah marriage as a slander or accusation in such a way that a believer is accused of being not religious and having illegal relations or even despised if he/she does it, what is the ruling, then?


Is a girl, who lost her virginity by fornication, intercourse by mistake, etc; considered as a non-virgin and thus she can get married without her father’s permission?


During the month of Ramadan and in the proximity of the date of my period, I saw a dark-yellow discharge as if the period started. After I broke my fasting, I noticed that the fluid became clear indicating no period but on the next day the period really started. I was confused what to do? What is the ruling here? Am I obligated to observe the kaffārah?


Is it obligatory upon the woman in period or 'puerperium' to make qaḍā of the āyāt prayer if she becomes pure after the event [that requires āyāt prayer] has completely ended?


To be considered as blood of istiḥāḍah, should the yellow material be mixed with the blood or just the presence of yellow material is sufficient?


If a woman does not know whether she is qurashī or not, what is the ruling of blood she sees after the age of fifty?


During the menstrual period is a woman allowed to dye her hair with henna? And is the use of an artificial dye for the same purpose allowed?


It is said that period does not exceed 10 days. What does '10 days' mean? Shall we calculate 240 hrs?


Is a menstruating woman permitted to touch the turbah of Imam Husayn (a.)? Her children used to say their prayer with her and while in menses they ask her why she does not pray. As a result, she stands facing qiblah bowing and prostrating as if she is really praying. Is that permissible?


Before doing ghusl of janābah, my menstrual period started. Shall I do one or two ghusls after becoming pure of menses? If one ghusl would be enough, with what intention should I do it? Am I not allowed to attend mourning ceremonies held for Imam Ḥusayn (a.) as I am in janābah until my period is over?


We are a group of girls living in a poor quarter. Our houses are mostly small and of poor hygienic conditions which makes it difficult for us to stay for long hours indoors especially during very hot summer days. For this reason, we used to sit out in the alley. According to that, is it ḥarām or even disliked to leave house and sit, nearly every day, outdoors in the alley?


What is mut‘ah marriage? Is her father’s permission necessary?


Is it permissible to do mut‘ah with a woman who commits zinā or with a prostitute?


In which case there is no need for the permission of a girl’s father in order to marry her?


Can a man wear white gold?


Can a woman remove the hair from her eyebrows?


Is it permissible for medical student to touch the body of the opposite sex in order to learn medicine?


Hand shaking among people in Western countries is considered as a cultural norm. In some instances, it would be insulting and could create discomfort if you refuse to shake hands with the opposite gender. In my profession, I interact with some people of opposite sex that expect me to shake their hands whenever I meet with them.
Question: What is my duty in this situation?


I would like to know if wearing a tie is ḥarām?


Which parts of the body should be covered by a woman?


Is it permissible to perform the traditional dancing in wedding parties? What is your view on taking part in such parties? Is it ḥarām for a woman to dance for her husband?


Is it necessary for the working women, who receive salary every month, to separate khums money every month or is it sufficient to fix a khums year?


Is it permissible for a Muslim man to go to a mixed swimming pool with the knowledge that the women there swimming suits form and would not listen to any admonishing?

 


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