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Ruling of Singing Music in different Wedding Ceremonies [Rulings of Wedding Ceremony]

Question:Does permission of singing music in spousal night ceremony also apply to the marriage night ceremony?
Answer: There is no difference between the night of marriage, spousal or other nights and those kinds of music which are appropriate for Haraam gatherings and corrupted meetings are Haraam anyway.

Halaal and Haraam Music [Music]

Question:Please express the religious ruling of the following matters, considering the advancement of music in the society especially among young persons:
A) What is the ruling of trading, keeping, teaching and learning musical instruments, considering that most of musical instruments have common usage between Haraam and Halaal?
B) Is definition of singing music conformable to common singings that a person sings a poem or a text with good voice according to religion? Do contents of the text have also any effect on religious ruling?
C) What kind of meeting is Haraam meeting? Does purpose of persons who establish and those who attend have effect on defining the criterion, or a meeting becomes Haraam meeting solely by performing a Haraam act in that meeting?
D) According to the above ruling, what is the purpose of appropriateness of music or singing with Haraam meeting, is it its exclusiveness to Haraam meeting (which means this kind of music is only being played in this kind of meeting) or a meeting becomes Haraam only by playing music in that meeting?
Answer: Answer A to D: All sounds and kinds of music, which are suitable for Haraam gatherings and corrupted meetings, are Haraam and other than them are Halaal, and they can be recognized by referring to informed people. The purpose of appropriateness with Haraam gatherings and corrupted meetings is that these kinds of music, regardless of contents, mostly are being played in these kinds of meetings and the intention of those who establish the meeting has no effect in that and the purpose of common instruments is musical instruments which are extensively being used in both Halaal and Haraam meetings.

To Play Flute [Music]

Question:What is the ruling of playing flute if it doesn’t cause corruption?
Answer: If you play the kind of music that is proper for Haraam gatherings then it is Haraam.

Traditional and Non-Traditional Music [Music]

Question:What is the ruling of traditional and non-traditional music?
Answer: Music that is proper for Haraam gatherings is Haraam and other than that doesn’t have problem.

Music which are Broadcasted by TV Channels [Music]

Question:Some music that is heard through TV is the same western music without singing. What is the ruling of broadcasting and listening to that?
Answer: If it is suitable for Haraam gatherings also in our country then it is Haraam.

Playing Drum in Mourning Ceremony [Mourning]

Question:What is the ruling of drumming in mourning of Imam Hussein (a.s.)?
Answer: It is one of the best worships to greaten the properties of Imam Hussein (a.s.) and it is permitted to use any reasonable mean for this act; if using drum is not suitable for Haraam gatherings then it doesn’t have problem.

Playing Drum in Mourning Ceremony [Mourning]

Question:What is the ruling of drumming in mourning of Imam Hussein (a.s.)?
Answer: It is one of the best worships to greaten the properties of Imam Hussein (a.s.) and it is permitted to use any reasonable mean for this act; if using drum is not suitable for Haraam gatherings then it doesn’t have problem.

Music which are Broadcasted by TV Channels [Music]

Question:Some music that is heard through TV is the same western music without singing. What is the ruling of broadcasting and listening to that?
Answer: If it is suitable for Haraam gatherings also in our country then it is Haraam.

Using Zakat for mosque construction [Consumption of Zakat]

Question:Q: if there is no needy person among family and relatives, can we pay Zakat to the trustee of a mosque that needs money for its construction? Or should it be paid to the office of Marj'a?
Answer: A: Yes, Zakat can also be paid to mosque.

Calculating the second Nisab (taxable amount) of sheep [Zakat of Livestock]

Question:Q: a person owns one hundred twenty one sheep (the second taxable amount), when he had forty sheep he had paid its Zakat (the first taxable amount). Should he have 120 sheep in addition to the forty sheep he had to pay their Zakat, or should he calculate that 40 sheep again in the second taxable amount to have 120 sheep in total?
Answer: A: the first forty sheep must be calculated again in the second Nisab (taxable amount)

To divorce a woman based on "La-Zarar article" (an article which says there should not be any harm in Islam) [Khul (initiated by women by giving money to husband) Divorce]

Question:Q: is a judge allowed to divorce a woman based on "la-Zarar" article? Please elaborate its reason.
Answer: A: if there is a serious harm for the woman, for example she suffers f r o m severe hardness and difficulty by his husband, the judge can divorce her and the husband cannot return.

To perform first Umrah on behalf of another [Hajj by Proxy]

Question:Q: when I went to Umrah with our college caravan, I performed that Umrah on behalf of my father as an appreciation of his efforts. I heard that the first Umrah cannot be performed on behalf of anyone but I didn’t know this ruling at that time, is my Umrah invalid then? Previously I had asked f r o m the missionary of our caravan if there is any especial ruling for that and he said “no”.
Answer: A: the Umrah you performed on behalf of your father is correct, but there is still an Umrah obligatory on you that you must perform it whenever possible for you.

Purification of Najis shirt by rain [Rain Water]

Question:Q: if my pants are licked by a dog, then it rains so that all my body and pants become wet by rain water, do my legs become Najis or they become pure? Do I need to do something else to purify them when they get drenched by rain water?
Answer: A: if rain water streams down your legs, absorbs your pants and drips down f r o m it, then your legs and pants are purified.

To pop pimples [Blood]

Question:Q: if we pop a pimple then blood and a clear fluid come out of it, or if we pop a black pimple and a greasy fluid comes out, are these fluids considered impure and Najis? If it is Najis, and we noticed that before prayer but forgot to purify that when performing prayer, do we need to repeat that prayer?
Answer: A: if that fluid is mixed with blood then it is Najis, you should wash it if possible, but if it is not possible or it is harmful to wash that, then you are exempted. In case of possibility of washing if you forgot to do that, you have to repeat your prayer.

Annulment of ablution whilst performing Tawaf [Rulings of Tawaf]

Question:Q: If someone annuls his ablution during Tawaf what should he do? If renovation of ablution is difficult and he would be lost away f r o m his caravan, what should he do?
Answer: A: whenever ablution is annulled whilst performing Tawaf, one should renovate his ablution and come back, if he had done at least four rounds he should continue his Tawaf and perform the rest, but if he had done less than four rounds he should start his Tawaf f r o m begging.

Ability of a woman whose Mahr is paid after her death [Istita'ah (having affordability and physical ability)]

Question:Q: a woman is passed away, during her life a house was inherited to her and her brother and sister, she could not sell that house because her mother was alive and her brother and sister did not agree to sell that house. After her death, her husband distributed her Mahr among her heirs (she had not received her Mahr in her life because she had not demanded that). Was Hajj obligatory on this woman? And is it now necessary to perform a Hajj on her behalf or not?
Answer: A: if she could receive her Mahr during her life and it was not considered a defect for her to demand her Mahr in their custom, and her husband was able to pay her Mahr, then she was able to perform Hajj. A Hajj should be performed on her behalf with her money or Mahr. (A Hajj f r o m Mighat which is not too costly)

Saying “Salawat” instead of saying “Bismi-Allah” whilst slaughtering [Rulings of Zebh]

Question:Q: as you explained, another condition of Islamic slaughter is to pronounce the name of Allah. Is it enough to say “Salawat- اللهم صل علی محمد و ال محمد” or not?
Answer: A: that is not enough.

To Compare Pure Imams (a.s.) with Divine Prophets (a.s.) [Animals]

Question:Are pure Imams (a.s.) superior to divine prophets (a.s.), except the Holy Prophet (s.a.), in cognition of God?
Answer: It is better not to compare infallibles and Awliya Allah with each other. All of them are superiors and divine lights.

Presence of WItness during Divorce through Computer and like that [Conditions of Divorce]

Question:Salam Alaykom
Can one of the witnesses in Talaq and Marriage witness over the phone? Or using internet? In other words, is the talaq acceptable if one of the witnesses is not present but can listen and see with computer?
Answer: It is not permissible. The witness must be present in divorce ceremony.

The Duty of University Students about the Issues of Palestine [Politics]

Question:What is our duty about Palestine, considering present conditions of Palestinian Muslims and impossibility of physical presence and jihad for Muslims of other countries? What is the specific duty of university students about this matter according to your opinion?
Answer: The issue of Palestine is a completely serious issue and Intifada is more fervent than any other time in its recent form and international conditions and the conditions of Islamic countries are so much different with the past that its explanation cannot be explained in here. Accordingly, more serious actions should be performed. But according to the fact that separate actions have no result, especially in our time, a calculated plan should be made by presence of representatives of different organizations and following that we should support Palestinians who are under the attacks of brutal enemies, everyday. We demand this gathering for planning and consider it necessary.

Ruling of Hunger Strike by Prisoners [Politics]

Question:What is the opinion of Islam about hunger strike which some of political and non-political prisoners perform for complaining against improper conditions of the prison or against the sentence of the court?
Answer: If it doesn't cause important harm to their body or life then it doesn't have problem, except that the prisoner is in serious danger that has no other way except hunger strike for escaping from the danger, that in this case it is also permitted.

Strike of Government Clerks for Objecting against the Insult of Religion [Politics]

Question:What is the ruling of strike of government clerks for objecting the rulings which are issued by the court and insult the religion or vilifies that, considering that sometimes these acts cause them to lose their jobs?
Answer: Cases are different; sometimes, the matter which he/she has struck for is more important for Islam like that sacred entities of religion or Muslim countries or Muslims themselves are in danger. And sometimes, that matter is less important to the danger which it has for the striker. Briefly, the ruling is in the circle of the rule of important and more important.

Calm Demonstration against the Policies of Oppressor Governor [Politics]

Question:Is it permissible to perform calm demonstration against the policies of an oppressor governor which its duty is religious government? By considering that other methods of complaining had no result and this method may have the danger of being killed then is this act considered as a kind of defensive jihad?
Answer: Whenever Islam is in danger and there is no way other than this for saving Islam then this act is permitted after taking the permission from religious governor. But this act shouldn't be performed obstinately and without a plan because it causes separation and weakness in this way.

The Boundary of Divestment of the Ruling of Reluctance [Bail]

Question:What is the boundary of divestment of the ruling of reluctance, god's rights, people's rights or all prohibitions?
Answer: In case of reluctance, all rulings are divested expect murdering innocent persons; but it is in the condition that reluctance is about an important matter comparing to the person to whom reluctance is performed.

To Damage others in other than cases of Reluctance [Bail]

Question:Is making damage to others permitted in case of reluctance? In case of permission, doesn't Hadith of duty divestment have contradiction with Hadith of no harm?
Answer: In case of reluctance, making damages to others is permitted and proofs of reluctance are applicable, because many of the cases of reluctance include damaging the others, like reluctance in accepting a government place or rank, but the matter of responsibility is considered in its place.

Reluctance is not Applicable in case of having Strength of Removing the Threat [Bail]

Question:Is impossibility of removing the threat a condition of achieving reluctance? Is there any difference in this condition between injunctive and stipulatory rulings?
Answer: If a person can fight the threat then reluctance doesn't apply.

To Find a Way for Escaping f r o m the Reluctant Act [Bail]

Question:Is it obligatory to find a way for escaping f r o m the act which person is reluctant about performing that?
Answer: If it is possible to escape f r o m performing that by Tawriyah (to express a meaning which is not intended) then it is a precaution to use this method.

Ruling of Reluctance in case of Threatening to not Gaining Profit [Bail]

Question:Is threatening to not gaining profit effective in achievement of reluctance?
Answer: Reluctance is not applicable in case of not gaining profit.

The Reason of Prophecy of Most of Prophets to be in the Middle East [Prophecy]

Question:Why prophets have been chosen only in Mesopotamia and the Middle East? If the reason is their civilizations then why no prophet has been sent for great civilizations like Greece civilization (we shouldn't forget that his holiness Jesus (a.s.) was born in the Middle East) and Mayas or great civilizations of black people?
Is it possible to consider Confucius (in China), Buddha (in India), Zoroaster and Cyrus (in Iran), Hippocrates and Socrates (in Greece) as divine prophets?
As it has been mentioned in our religious resources that: "We chose a prophet for each two persons"; therefore, prophets should have been sent for Eskimos and all nations. And if the answer is negative then this theory will be strengthened that prophecy has been advanced by the advancement of civilizations and worships also by the advancement of the systems of thought! Because firstly humans were worshipping the sun, the moon and like them and afterwards they chose the visible god by the advancement of their system of thought. What is your opinion?
Answer: Historians agree that cradle of human civilization has moved in Middle East, and in that time neither Greece had a civilization nor anywhere else; and because appearance of religion in this region caused it to expand to other regions then God has chosen prophets f r o m this region in order for their religions to expand to other regions f r o m there.
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