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.

Janaba During the Fast
Question :

If I am fasting and I slept and had ejaculated semen, what do I do so my prayers will not be invalid?

Answer :

You should perform the ghusl of janaba before you can pray, and the fast is not affected.

Janaba During the Fast
Question :

If I am fasting and I slept and had ejaculated semen, what do I do so my prayers will not be invalid?

Answer :

You should perform the ghusl of janaba before you can pray, and the fast is not affected.

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.

Obscene Language
Question :

Is using obscene language permitted? Is it permitted without the presence of any other person?

Answer :

It is not permitted for one to be obscene and lewd in such a manner that he doesn't care what people say about him. If there is nobody present to hear it, then it is permissible.

Women Slaughtering Animal
Question :

Is it permissible for women to slaughter animals?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible.

Selling Hair
Question :

Some women sell their hair to Muslims or non-Muslims and receive some money or some other useful items from them in exchange. Is it permissible to do this?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible.

Beliving in a Stone
Question :

Some Shia Muslims believe that certain stone rings give them luck, safety, or extra sustenance. Isn’t this shirk?

Answer :

Believing in certain things having particular effects is not considered polytheism, like believe in the evil eye or in magic. However, claiming that a particular stone has a certain effect requires proof.

Muslim Wife
Question :

If a man who is married to a Muslim wife, contracts temporary marriage with a Christian or Jewish woman without the knowledge or permission of his Muslim wife, will he have committed a sin?

Answer :

The permission of the wife in the said case is required based on compulsory precaution.

Kurr Water
Question :

How much is kurr water?

Answer :

Kurr water equals in volume to 27 cubic hand-spans. Based on an obligatory precaution, the hand-span is equivalent 25 cm. In terms of mass, Kurr corresponds to 464.1 kg, and it is preferred to consider it to be 470 kg.

Adding a Rak'a by Mistake
Question :

I performed four rak’a of prayers instead of three for the Maghrib prayer, by mistake. Is there a way to rectify my prayer, or must I offer the prayer again?

Answer :

Your prayer is invalid in this case and you are obligated to perform it again correctly.

The Private Parts
Question :

What is the private parts of a female that must be hidden from the view of another female?

Answer :

They are the vagina and the anus.

Using Razors by females
Question :

Is it permissible for females to use razor blades to shave their body hair?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible.

Cosmetics
Question :

What do Muslims think about cosmetics? What kind of cosmetics can they use?

Answer :

There is no specific kind that is forbidden to use. However, it is unlawful for a woman to reveal her beauty in the presence of non-mahram men, except for the kohl applied on eyes and the ring on the finger.

Reciting the Names of the Infallibles
Question :

Is it permissible to recite the names of the infallibles (peace be upon them) just after the prayers?

Answer :

Yes, it is recommended to offer the Salam on every one of them (peace be upon them) after the prayers.

Paying the Zakat to an Appointed Person
Question :

Is it permissible for Zakat to be given to a particular appointed person in the Community? What if the appointed person or group does not spend the Zakat money as per Islamic guidelines, can we pay them the Zakat?

Answer :

It is permissible to give the zakat to the appointed person if he is trustworthy to pass it to whoever deserves it. If one is not sure of his trustworthiness, his payment of Zakat to him is invalid.

Gas Incontinence
Question :

When a person has gas incontinence, is he supposed to perform one wudhu for every prayer? Or can he perform one wudhu for two prayers if they are performed together one after the other?

Answer :

If he has a specific period in which he can perform the wudhu and the prayer without passing wind, he should wait for it and perform the wudhu and prayer within this period.
If he does not have such a period, then he should perform the ablution before the prayer and offer the prayer, and when he passes wind during the prayer, he should suspend the prayer and perform the wudhu and continue where he stopped. Based on an obligatory precaution he should not do anything that invalidates the prayer when performing this wudhu, such as talking and the like. However, in such a situation if one does anything that conflicts with the form of the prayer or turns away from Qibla, for the purposes of performing wudhu, it will not invalidate the prayer. If one has such a condition, he should make appropriate preparations to ensure that the acts of wudhu during the prayer are minimal.

Wiping All Toes
Question :

Do all toes need to be wiped during in wudhu, or just the last toe?

Answer :

It suffices in the correctness of the wudhu to perform what is considered as wiping, even if it is on one toe.

Washing the Necessary Parts
Question :

If one thought that he was washing the necessary parts of the wudhu, but years later realized that he had been missing some of them, is it obligatory on him to repeat all of those prayers that he performed with this wudhu?

Answer :

If one doubts the correctness of the wudhu but at the same it is probable that he washed the necessary parts without intending to do so, then he can assume that the wudhu is in order and he does not need to repeat the prayer. If he knows that he did not wash a necessary part of the wudhu, then it is invalid and he must repeat the prayers that he performed with such wudhu.

Eid
Question : Is it obligatory to pray Eid Prayer?
Answer : Eid prayer is not obligatory in our time but recommended.