Day Questions

Is it allowed to recite Surah Al-Jumu'ah or any other surah loudly during Dhuhr prayer on the day of Friday?

<p style="text-align: left;">Yes, it is permissible, and it is recommended to recite the chapter of Al-Jumu'ah as well as Al-Fatiha in the Dhuhr prayer on Friday in an audible voice.</p>

What is the wisdom behind having so many Marjas instead of just having one?

<p style="text-align: left;">Referring to the religious jurists in finding the rulings of the Sharia is one of concepts which have certain limitations and conditions, for which one must refer to the religious legislator, Almighty Allah. The religious texts explain the general qualities of the scholars whom one should refer to. This concept was implemented during the time of the Imams (peace be upon them) themselves, who guided the believers to refer to certain scholars amongst the disciples in various parts of the Muslim world. The followers of the Ahlulbait continued for the subsequent generations to refer to the scholars who fulfilled the criteria described by the Imams (peace be upon them). Since there are more than one scholar who fulfills these qualities, the individual should refer to the one who is most knowledgeable, and determining this is a subjective task for each individual. Therefore, the believers will naturally come to different conclusions and have different Marjas to follow.</p>

Is it permissible to buy and sell shares of companies in the Canadian and US stock exchanges?

Yes, it is permissible but it is not permissible to buy shares of companies that deal with prohibited matters like wine and pig and the like of it if the buyer becomes a partner in owning such things.

Some people say that the "Blue Eye" saves us from the evil eye of some people. Is that correct?

This issue is widely believed in some societies, but we are not aware of religious texts that support it.