The Press Release on the Events in Azerbaijan (In Azerbaijani Language)

The Press Release on the Events in Azerbaijan (In Azerbaijani Language)
2020/10/06

The Press Release on the Events in Azerbaijan (In Azerbaijani Language)

Day Questions

My wife included in the marriage contract that she has the right to divorce herself whenever she wants. Is this valid?

Such condition in the marriage contact is invalid but it does not invalidate the marriage contact. Yes, if the wife puts a condition in the marriage contract that she will be his agent in divorcing herself in such a way that she cannot be discharged from such appointment and the husband agreed to this, then she can divorce herself on behalf of her husband.

Why do we pray on the rock? And is it prohibited to pray on carpet like Sunnis without a rock?

Prayer is not valid on the carpet since prostration - based on the jurisprudence of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) - must be on natural earth like soil, stones, rocks and similar materials, or on what grows on earth provided that it is not consumed for food or worn as clothing. It is narrated - in both Sunni and Shia books of traditions - that the Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) said: "Earth is made for me as a place of prostration and a purifying agent". Some Sunni books of narrations state that the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) used to have a piece of cloth in which he put soil in it and he opened it and prostrated on the soil.

I have a Sunni friend who asked me why Shias mourn mainly for Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) whereas there were many martyrs in Karbala?

Shias mourn all the martyrs of Karbala. They remember their faithful dedication to sacrifice themselves with praise and respect, whether they were among the Ahlulbait or among the other companions. It is customary in some Shia communities to specify a day within the first ten days of Muharam to remember one of the martyrs of the companions of the Imam as well as a specific day for Abbas bin Ali (peace be upon him) and other members of the Ahlulbait.The Ziyarats that were narrated from the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them), were specified for Imam Hussein (peace be upon him), while they also mention the companions with praise and Salam. It is natural that Shias will mainly mourn for Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) since he was the Imam and the rest were his followers and companions, in addition to his relation to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his holy progeny).