Day Questions

Does a believer have to face Barzakh after death? Or can he get the intercession of Imam Ali (peace be upon him)?

It appears from the narrations that Almighty Allah may punish the sinner because of his sins in this life by subjecting him to several hardships, including poverty, illness and the like, in order to reduce the punishment after death. The sinner might also undergo suffering as a form of punishment after his death, in the stage of Barzakh. At the same time, he might be given the chance of obtaining the intercession of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them). In some narrations, the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them) visit the believer when he is dying to ease the hardship of death and to give him the good tiding of Heaven. Mohammed bin Handhala asked Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) that some of the Shia companions stated that the best time for the believer to see the benefit of his belief in the Imamate of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) is when he is about to die. Is this true? The Imam (peace be upon him) replied: Yes.

I find that I discharge a thick liquid resembling pre-ejaculatory fluid whenever I urinate. Do I need to remove it or make the place tahir?

This substance is not originally najis. but when it comes in contact with urine it becomes najis. You should wash it in the regular conventional way, and there is nothing further to be done.

Is turning to Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) in supplications recommended?

It is permissible to seek the intercession of the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them) to answer the requests, as it is one of the means to get the requests answered by the Lord.

There is a company which has a prayer room for employees. But that company generates haram income and rent is paid from that income. Is it permitted to offer our prayers in that room?

The prayer is correct in the room as long as the room itself is not usurped, even if the rent is paid using a prohibited source.