Day Questions

Is adoption permissible according to the Sharia?

<p style="text-align: left;">Providing for and raising a non-Mahram child is permissible; in fact, it is highly recommended if the child requires such care. Rather, it may even become obligatory if the child’s life depends on it. However, rulings related to the father-son relationship, such as inheritance, will not apply.</p>

I will be travelling to another country for a few months. Should I pray full prayers or shortened? A: You should perform shortened prayers since you are a traveler, but if you intend to stay in one city for ten days or more, then you should perform full prayers.

<p style="text-align: left;">You should perform shortened prayers since you are a traveler, but if you intend to stay in one city for ten days or more, then you should perform full prayers.</p>

Is it possible to change one’s Marja because the first Marja’s verdicts are very difficult to follow in comparison to the second Marja’s verdicts?

<p style="text-align: left;">After choosing a certain Marja who is qualified to be followed and following him, you should continue following him, until it is proven to you via religious evidence that indicates that there is a more knowledgeable living Mujtahid than the current Mujtahid. It is not permissible to pick verdicts from another Marja just because it suits you.</p>

After having been granted one's wish by Allah Almighty, how long should one continue to offer the thanksgiving prayer?

<p style="text-align: left;">The said prayer is not obligatory, and it can be repeated as many times as one desires. An individual is expected to feel the Godly bounties that surround him day and night. Such feeling is not limited to the time after granting the wishes. It was reported that it is recommended for an individual to say everyday seven times "Alhamdulillah ala kulli ne'matin kanat aw hiya kaainah" (Praise Allah for every bounty that has been granted and for those which will be granted)".</p>

Can I have friendship with a female class fellow?

<p style="text-align: left;">Friendship with the opposite sex may lead to committing sins, so we advise you to stay away from it.</p>