Day Questions

If one is saving money to pay off the house they are living in by investing that money to increase the amount over several years to pay for their home faster, does that person pay khums on those savings?

On the khums fiscal year-end, khums does not apply on the amount that he paid for the debt. Khums is applicable on the amounts that he saved to pay the debt in coming years.

Can a woman during her menstrual period undertake a recommended ghusl (for example, the ghusl of Friday or the Night of Power)?

<p style="text-align: left;">Yes, it is permissible with the hope that such ghusl is desired by Almighty Allah.</p>

If there is picture present in room, does it affect the prayers?

<p style="text-align: left;">It is disliked to offer the prayer while there is a picture of a living thing in front of the individual.</p>

Is it obligatory to mention the name of the deceased with his/her father's name at the end of the Prayer of Wahshah?

<p style="text-align: left;">It has been narrated that this prayer is ended by saying: "Allahumma Salli Ala Mohammad wa Aali Mohammad and send the reward to the grave of so and so". It is not obligatory to mention the name of the father of the deceased.</p>

A property 200 years old being commonly used by all Shia Muslims as Hussainia. Will this property be considered as endowment?

If the people have been dealing with the said property as a religious endowment, one should consider it as such unless proven otherwise.