Day Questions

Is smoking weed (hasheesh) prohibited?

Yes, it is prohibited as all intoxicants are prohibited to consume.

How would I purify an electronic device which has become Najis, while the water might damage the device?

If the said device becomes Najis, then it cannot be made Tahir without using water. You can use the device even if it is Najis. If your hand is dry, then it does not become Najis when it touches it.

I was under the impression that praying Dhuhr and Asr together and Maghrib and Isha together was the preferred way, but I have recently come across some edicts of Shia jurists who say that the prayers should be performed in 5 different times of the day. Is this true?

<p style="text-align: left;">There is no doubt that it is permissible to join between Dhuhr and Asr and between Maghrib and Isha as all Muslims have reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) has joined between prayers without being in unusual situations of travel or during rainy weather. Performing them separately during their recommended set times is better with the hope that it is desired by Almighty Allah.</p>

I offer prayers in my office. Can I do wudhu and pray with my shoes on in case I am unable to go to the mosque.

<p style="text-align: left;">The wudhu is not valid with the shoes on. Praying with the shoes on is permissible if one can place the tips of the two big toes on the ground while wearing the shoes.</p>