Day Questions

Is it allowed to present the culture of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in societies with mixed sectarian backgrounds?

It is permissible to call with wisdom and fair exhortation, without getting into conflicts and encouraging hatred.

If someone makes a nidr (promise) to Allah to write a book, may he, instead of a book put it into a presentation on YouTube or make it into an audio file or does it have to be a book as he mentioned in the promise?

This depends on the intention of the person that did the vow – nathir. If he meant especially writing on paper, then it becomes obligatory to do so. If he meant composing in general, then this could be done by writing on paper or by presenting the information of the book in any form.

I am not following the rulings of Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakeem, but wish to follow his rulings in regards to marriage issues. If I do so, will my marriage be valid?

If the marja who you emulate has an actual edict on the issue related to marriage – or any other issue – then one must act in accordance to his edict and he is not permitted to refer to another marja. If the opinion of your marja is compulsory precaution on a particular ruling, then it is permissible to refer to the opinion of another marja.