.The Crescent of the Month of Shawwal 1439 has been Sighted at Thursday Night. Eid ul-Fitr will be Friday, June 15th, 2018. May Allah Accepts the Deeds of all Believers.

.The Crescent of the Month of Shawwal 1439 has been Sighted at Thursday Night. Eid ul-Fitr will be Friday, June 15th, 2018. May Allah Accepts the Deeds of all Believers.
2018/06/14

The crescent of the month of Shawwal 1439 has been sighted at Thursday Night. Eid ul-Fitr will be Friday, June 15th, 2018.

.May Allah accepts the deeds of all believers.

Day Questions

The concept of (taqleed) has been popular recently. I am not convinced of its religious obligation. Can you help me?

The popularity of the concept of (taqleed) amongst the masses in these days is due to the broad existence of means of communication which have led to the wide spread of knowledge of religious laws. It is not because the concept is new. Rather, it was present at the time of the Imams (peace be upon them) when they were directing their companions and followers, in general, to learn the religious laws. This naturally led to many people asking questions about their affairs, and it was not practical for all of them to reach the Imam (peace be upon him) and ask him in person, so they used to refer to his close companions who could be reached to gain knowledge in religious laws. There were known narrators who were giving edicts to people and the Shias used to refer to them during those days, like Muhammad bin Muslim, Zurarah, Zakariyya bin Adam and others. This need continued to exist after the occultation of the Twelfth Imam (peace be upon him) until now. It is a natural need and a sensible process, as people refer to the experts in various fields like medicine, engineering and other kinds of expertise, as people are not satisfied with their own limited knowledge in these areas.

Is it permissible to ascribe associates to the personality of God, His attributes, the requirements of His attributes (what the attributes demand from us) with the intention of supplicating to the 14 Infallibles (Peace be upon them)?

Seeking intercession of the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them) is not a kind of polytheism. It is one of the best forms of worship, since it includes presenting the request to Almighty Allah and submitting to His lordship, as all things are under His control "His verily is all creation and commandment" (7:54). In this seeking of intercession, there is the submitting of the high positions of His friends that He has chosen and this is one of the signs of faith.There are many proofs establishing the permissibility of such worship. One of them is the verse of Almighty Allah: "when they had wronged themselves, they had but come unto thee and asked forgiveness of Allah, and asked forgiveness of the messenger, they would have found Allah Forgiving, Merciful" (4:64).

If a person has not paid khums, can we eat or use something from his earnings?

Yes, it is permissible to do so. The religious responsibility of paying the khums is on the owner of the money and it is not on the person that makes use of it or benefits from it.

Is it necessary in the correctness of the marriage contract that it be in the Arabic language? Or can it be in any language?

It is correct to recite the marriage contract in any language. Using the Arabic language is not a condition in the correctness of the marriage contract.

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