نظراً لعدم ثبوت رؤية هلال شهر شوال بحجة شرعية لدى سماحة المرجع الديني الكبير السيد الحكيم (مد ظله) سيكون عيد الفطر المبارك يوم الجمعة ان شاء الله تعالى

Day Questions

If a man contracts temporary marriage with a woman who lost her virginity through unlawful means, is the contract valid without the permission of her father or grandfather, and can he consummate the marriage?

She is treated as a virgin; so the marriage contract is valid but he is not permitted to consummate the marriage without the permission of the guardian.

A 58-year-old man wants to start praying for the first time in his life. He is worried about all the prayers he has to make up and doesn’t know how to go about it. Is it permissible for him to pay someone to do the past prayers on his behalf while he prays the upcoming prayers?

The said person should perform the obligatory prayers from now on. He does not need to hasten to make up the missed prayers, but it is not permissible to neglect such obligations. To make it easier to make up for the past prayers, he can offer – for instance – each obligatory prayer twice: one as his current obligation and one to make up for the past lapsed prayers. He should ensure that the prayers that remain are a part of his will so they can be offered on his behalf after his death. He cannot pay somebody to offer his prayers on his behalf, but his heirs can do so after his death.

If I see somebody begging on the street or looking poor, may I consider him as one of the 60 needy people for the purposes of paying the Kaffara?

Usually they are not trusted to be needy. If one is certain that they are in need then he can give food that satiates them. It is also permissible to give them food if the person knows that they were in need before.