Day Questions

How many daughters did the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) have?

Apparently, Fatima Al-Zahra (peace be upon her) is the only daughter of the prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny). Others like Zainab and Rouqayyah are daughters of Khadijah. Some even say that they were Khadija’s step-daughters.

If one has recited the third testimony of the wilayah of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) in the tashahhud of every prayer, have his prayer become invalid? Does it make a difference if this was out of ignorance, or whether it was believed to be obligatory or recommended?

Intentionally reciting the third testimony during the tashahhud makes the prayer void, since it is not amongst the divinely-authorized words that are allowed to be recited in the prayer. If he was unaware of the said ruling, his previous prayers are valid; also, they are valid if he recited it believing it to be recommended.

I live with my mother; I have not lived away from home without my mother hardly ever. What does Islam say about living away from home?

Living with the mother is not obligatory, but you should communicate with her even by visiting her or telephone contact.

Do we need a scholar in order to perform the temporary marriage contract?

The contract can be done by yourselves, but it is better to seek the help of a religious cleric.