استقبال طلبات التسجيل في الدورة الصيفية الحادية عشر للشباب المغترب

Day Questions

It is said the sky cried for forty days after the tragic events at Karbala. If that is the case, how do we reconcile that with the history of the Prophet (Peace be upon him and his holy progeny) when his son Ibrahim died and there was a solar eclipse during burial and people thought that occurred because of the Prophet’s sadness but the Prophet quickly warned them against such superstition - as Islam came to destroy superstition?

There is no doubt that certain worldly phenomenal events took place after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him). Historical texts narrated by Muslims in general indicated this. This clearly shows that what happened to the Imam and his family was a great tragedy that represents an offence against Islam, and a violation to the sanctity of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and to the obligation of following the Ahlubait (peace be upon them) and loving them. The said is completely different to the death of Ibrahim, the son of the Prophet (peace be upon him), which was a natural death without any aggression against him.

What is the kaffara of eating or using perfume in ihram?

It is prohibited for the person during ihram to use musk, amber, saffron and waras; it is also prohibited to use camphor based on obligatory precaution. It is disliked to use other kinds of perfumes and scents. The kaffara for eating food that contains such scents is to slaughter a goat or sheep for the needy people. When one eats more than once, he should repeatedly pay the kaffara. Based on an obligatory precaution one should give the said kaffara for other usages of the mentioned perfumes and scents during ihram.

My nephew has married a Christian woman in the Christian way, but my nephew is still a Muslim. Will his relationship with the Christian woman under this marriage be considered as adultery?

In the marriage contract, the proposal and acceptance must be present between the man and woman. If this is not included in the contract, it is invalid. One can redo the marriage contract correctly between the man and the woman. The woman will say, “I marry myself to you on a dower of such-and-such”, then the man accepts by saying, “I accept.” The dower must be stated and determined and they should agree on it.