His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi
2019/05/10

During the Holy month of Ramadhan and its spiritual atmosphere, His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah al-Hakeem, receives His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Shaikh Basheer al-Najafi, on Thursday night the 4th of the holy month.

Day Questions

Is the lack of redness in the sky one of the signs of the time of Maghrib?

The time of Maghrib prayer is the setting of the sun. If there is doubt about it, then one should wait till he is certain that the sun has set. The disappearance of the redness in the eastern sky is an indication that the sun has indeed set.

A girl has naturally lots of male hormones. She intends to get surgery to become a male, and currently the only semi-visible female characteristics her body has are her breasts. Is it permissible that she uses male clothing?

If the said girl has female genitals and not male genitals, she should consider herself to be a girl and it is not permissible for her to imitate men by wearing male clothes. She can treat herself for the excessive male hormones medically.

Is it permissible to pray Maghrib and Isha together, and to pray Dhuhr and Asr together? Is it better to have a small gap in between them?

Joining between the prayers is permissible. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) did do this, as is narrated by Shias and Sunnis. However, performing the prayers at the best designated times is better. The best times of the prayers are mentioned in the books of Islamic laws.

Does Islam permit the practice of artificial insemination?

By itself, it is permissible between the married couple.