Eid
Question : Is it obligatory to pray Eid Prayer?
Answer : Eid prayer is not obligatory in our time but recommended.
Eid prayers
Question : Is it allowed for an imam of congregational prayers to offer Eid prayer in more than one place or in the same place more than once?
Answer : It is permissible to do so with the hope that it is desired by Almighty High.
Obeying the Parents
Question :

Is it obligatory for the son to obey his parents?

Answer :

It is obligatory for the son (or the daughter) to obey the parents if the disobedience leads to ‘uqooq’, i.e. it is considered an offense and aggression against them. It is also obligatory to obey them if the son (or the daughter) expect that his disobedience would cause harm to them. Otherwise, it is not obligatory to obey the parents, although it is better to do so anyway.

Mad Husband
Question :

After marriage, the wife came to know that her husband is mad. Could you please advise me whether that marriage was valid? If it is valid, can the wife demand a divorce from her side?

Answer :

The wife has the right to annul the marriage due to the insanity of the husband, whether he was insane before the marriage or became so after it.

Commentary of Quran
Question : Can you refer to me an authentic commentary of the Quran for understanding the Holy Book in the light of teachings of the Prophet and His Progeny?
Answer : Scholars have authored many commentaries of the Holy Quran that depended on the traditions of the Imams (peace be upon them), like Tafseer al-Qummi, and like Tafseer al-Burhan in which the author combined all the traditions of the Ahlul-Bayt, also Majma’-ul-Bayan in which the author Sheikh Tabrasi repeatedly mentioned the traditions of the Ahlul-Bayt (peace be upon them) with respect to the Quranic commentary.
Weekly Salary
Question :

I know that when a person receives income then he has to pay one-fifth of it after expenses for the year. However, if I receive a weekly salary and I pay the khums from it every week, have I paid the obligatory khums for the year?

Answer :

If one pays khums every week from his weekly salary, then he does not have to pay khums at end of the khums year. If he did not do so, as he is permitted to delay the payment of khums until the end of the khums year, then he can pay the khums from the remainder of his earnings after the payment of the yearly expenses.

Sexual Activities
Question :

Does the religion obligate the wife to approach her husband for sex?

Answer :

It is obligatory on the wife to permit for her husband all sexual activities with her when he asks her for it, except anal sex as she is permitted to refuse it.
It is also obligatory on her to prepare herself for that, by applying beautifying agents and perfumes that are provided by the husband to her.
She is not required to be prepared for him all the time, but only when he asks her.

The Wives of the Prophet (Peace be Upon Him)
Question :

Are the wives of the Prophet included in Ahlulbayt (peace be upon them) according to the 33rd verse of Surah al-Ahzab?

Answer :

The verse does not include the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) since the wife – based on Arabic custom – is not included in the term “household” usually. This term refers to the genealogy of the man and his relatives by blood. It was narrated in the book “Lisan ul-Arab” that Ibn Sayyidah – an expert in Arabic linguistics – stated that the term “ahl” refers to the tribe of the man and his blood relatives. Apparently, this meaning was clear during the first era of Islam, since history did not mention that the aforementioned term is given to the wives by the companions of the Prophet. It was not used by the wives of the Prophet themselves. Aisha – for example – led an army to fight Imam Ali (peace be upon him) and her supporters were trying to gain the support of Muslims by any possible mean. Yet they did not mention that she is a member of the Ahlulbait.
It appears from numerous traditions narrated by Muslims in general that the Messenger of Allah used this phrase to refer to Ali, Hasan, Husain and Fatima (peace be upon them). Ahmed bin Hanbal narrated in his book (Al-Musnad) from Umm Salama that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) told Fatima (peace be upon her), “Call for me your husband and your two sons”. She did so, and he then placed a blanket over them and then he placed his hand over them and said: ”O Lord, these are the Aal of Mohammad, so place your blessings on Mohammad and the Aal of Mohammad. All praise and glory belong to you.” Umm Salama raised the blanket to join with them. The Messenger of Allah prevented her and said: “Your future is good”.
Many other traditions narrated by Sunni scholars mentioned clearly that the noble verse (33:33) was revealed while they were under the blanket.
In addition to that, what some of the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) did clearly indicates that they were not purified from committing sins; some verses of chapter 66 (al-Tahreem) were revealed condemning Aisha and Hafsa since they aided one another against the Messenger of Allah. It was also narrated that one of the Prophet’s wife, Qutaila bint Qais left the religion of Islam after the death of the Prophet and got married to Ikrama bin Abi Jahl.

Limitations
Question :

What are the limitations on looking at and speaking to a woman that I wish to marry?

Answer :

It is permissible to look in the normal conventional way, but it must be without sexual enjoyment.

The Imamate of the Ahlulbait
Question :

How can we prove the imamate of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) from the Holy Quran?

Answer :

The imamate of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) can be proven from the holy Quran by a number of ways.
Amongst them:
- "Your guardian can be only Allah, and His messenger and those who believe, who establish worship and pay the poor due while bowing down (in prayer)." (Quran 5:55) This verse was revealed at the incident where Imam Ali (peace be upon him) gave his ring as charity while he was bowing in prayer. The verse joined his guardianship to the guardianship of the messenger of Allah, which is the leadership of the Muslim nation, i.e. the Imamate.
- "Nor does he speak of (his own) desire" (Quran 53:3). The verse indicates that what the Prophet says is from Almighty Allah. The orders of the Prophet were to follow his household when he said in this commonly known narration: “I leave among you the two weighty things: the book of Allah and my progeny; as long as you are attached to them both, you will never be misguided." The Prophet also ordered us to follow Imam Ali in the famous narration of Ghadeer: "Whosoever’s master I am, Ali is his master." In another narration, the Prophet said: "Ali is your master after my demise," and many more narrations.

Games
Question : There is a tournament online using a games console where the winner wins a money prize. Is this gambling?
Answer : If the participant pays the money and remains as its owner and the monies are accumulated with a condition that some of it or all of it is to be given to the winner in the draw, then this is gambling and it is prohibited to participate in it.
Best Deeds
Question :

What are the best deeds of the month of Muharram?

Answer :

Participating in the mourning of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

How to Perform the Whudu
Question :

How do I perform wudhu?

Answer :

You start by washing the face from the topmost part of the forehead where the hair begins to grow to the farthest end of the chin, and its breadth is what is covered between the thumb and the middle finger. The said area must be washed fully. Then, wash the arms by starting with the right arm from the elbow to the tips of the fingers. Then wash the left arm in the same way. Then, wipe the head using the wetness of the right hand. Then, wipe the feet from the tips of the toes to the ankles, starting with the right feet, then the left. It is sufficient to wipe normally and it is not mandatory to cover the mentioned wiped areas fully with wetness.

The Obligation of Work
Question :

When is it obligatory for a man to work?

Answer :

It is obligatory for a man to support himself and his dependents, and if he cannot support them without work, then he must work.

Ghusl Instead of Wudhu
Question :

I usually prefer to be clean before I pray. Is it possible for me to perform the ghusl of janaba instead of wudhu even when I am not in the state of janaba before I offer my prayers?

Answer :

The ghusls are ordained by the Sharia for particular causes and circumstances. If they are not present, then the ghusl is not legislated. For example, the ghusl of janaba is only for those in the state of janaba, and the ghusl of Friday is only related to Friday. In order to be clean for prayers, a shower or bath can be taken, but this will not be sufficient to enter the prayer. Wudhu will be necessary before prayers.

Ways of Return to Marriage
Question :

Can you give me examples of ways to return to the marriage ties after divorce has taken place and during the waiting period?

Answer :

This can be done by any expressions by which this is intended, such as saying: “You are my wife” or similar wordings. It can also be done by any action by which the man expresses his intent to return the marriage ties, like kissing her or placing his hand on her body or further acts of lust.

Funeral of Non-Muslims
Question : Can I go to the funeral of my non-Muslim friend?
Answer : It is permissible for the purpose of good companionship.
Work on Friday
Question :

Is it forbidden to work on Friday after hearing the Adhan at noon?

Answer :

Work is not prohibited after the Adhan on Fridays, since one has the choice at that time between offering Friday prayer or Dhuhr prayer, and the obligation is in between these two choices.

Work on Friday
Question :

Is it forbidden to work on Friday after hearing the Adhan at noon?

Answer :

Work is not prohibited after the Adhan on Fridays, since one has the choice at that time between offering Friday prayer or Dhuhr prayer, and the obligation is in between these two choices.

Exposing the Neck
Question :

I always cover my hair and sometimes my neck gets exposed; is it haram or not?

Answer :

It is obligatory to cover the neck in the presence of non-Mahram.