Day Questions

If one is not aware of the difference between the opinions of the Maraje on a particular ruling, and does not know the verdict of his own Marja, can he follow any other one?

If one is aware that there are differences between the Maraje in the rulings that affect him, which is usually the case, then he must observe precaution. Since its not practical for many to do so, he must find the most knowledgeable from them and follow him.

Is it permissible for a man to look at the photo of a girl who he is well-acquainted with, who observes hijab, but is not wearing the hijab in this particular photo?

It is permissible to look at the picture without sexual desire. But if looking at her is shameful for her, as she observes the hijab, or is respected in the society, and similar reasons, it is prohibited to look at the photograph even without lust.

Most of the banks propose to their clients mortgage loans with interest payments. Is it permissible for a Muslim to take these loans knowing that he will be obliged to pay interest for them?

It is not allowed to take mortgage loans with interest from private banks. It is permissible from government banks without the intention of borrowing, but the individual collects the funds on behalf of his Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) and then takes ownership of them after that. Interest is then paid just like paying taxes to the government.

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