Day Questions

Is there a specific time for doing Istikhara using the Holy Quran?

Some narrations determine the time of Istikhara using the Holy Quran to be during the time of the prayers.

I wanted to ask your viewpoint of Islamic unity with Sunni?

There is no doubt that Islam is one religion that was revealed by Almighty Allah to the Seal of Prophets (peace be upon him). He suffered much pain and harm in order to deliver the message of Islam to the nation. He directed his nation to the right direction after his death when he ordered them to guard the teachings of the Quran and the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them). He guaranteed that if both were adhered to, they will never be misguided. Part of the nation of Islam abandoned the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) and the differences between the nation of Islam became a reality. We, as followers of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) should act upon their teachings and uphold their directions to the right path, while dealing with the rest of the Muslims with good manners and etiquettes, and not raise the differences or cause hatred against them, since we all believe in Almighty Allah and His Messenger and the common religious obligations, like prayers, zakat, fasting, pilgrimage, etc., in order to preserve the general entity of Islam. The teachings of the Imams (peace be upon them) emphasize this in various ways.

On which days or nights does the soul of a dead person visit his/her home?

It is narrated that every soul, whether it is of a believer or a non-believer, visits their relatives at mid-day (Dhuhr time). if the soul see them doing good deeds, it thanks Almighty Allah for that if it was of a believer, and that of the non-believer regrets what it had committed.

Are there are any consequences if Morning Prayer is not prayed at its fixed time?

If the prayer was not offered because the person was asleep, then a sin is not committed, but the person has lost the great reward that Almighty Allah promised for offering prayers on time. In a narration the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: "intercession will not be granted (on the Day of Judgment) to whoever delayed performing the obligated prayer until after its designated time".

Is wudhu required to touch the name of Allah that are written in English?

Based on an obligatory precaution, it is not permissible to touch the word "Allah" and His other names in any language without wudhu. If the name of "Allah" is written on paper bills then it is permissible to be touched without wudhu.

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