Day Questions

I am working in a kitchen as a cook. I was wondering if it was permissible for me to taste food that is not permissible to consume.

You can taste the food that is prohibited to consume, provided that you do not swallow it and you should purify your mouth if the food is Najis.

Are Faraedh and Wajebaat one and the same thing or is there some difference between the two?

It has been reported in some of the narrated texts that the Imams of the Ahlulbait explained the term "Faraedah" to refer to what almighty Allah has obligated in the holy Book and the term "wajib" refers to all obligations - in general - including those derived from the narrations of the prophet and the imams (peace be upon them) and those from the Holy Quran.

Participants in some mourning ceremonies shed blood. Is it recommended to do so?

Religious rituals that Shias perform to mourn the tragedies of the Imams of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) and to present the oppressions that they suffered are recommended. However, it is obligatory to avoid what causes harm to the soul or the body. If it does not result in harm, it remains being recommended. One should avoid performing them in a place where the reputation of the Shias is damaged.